Pioneering Chinese tennis star Li Na said Sunday she has "no regrets" about her decision to retire over persistent knee injuries, but told an emotional news conference she reached the decision only after thinking long and hard.
Indian snooker stars Pankaj Advani and Aditya Mehta are all set to compete in the China Open, to be held in Beijing from March 31 to April 6, and will will be the last ranking tournament before the World Championship.
Plagued by injuries and inconsistent form, Saina Nehwal has not been able to win any title this season, but the Indian ace shuttler remains confident of a good show in China Open Super Series Premier which begins with the qualifiers here from Tuesday.
Embattled shuttler Jwala Gutta on Friday said she might miss out of playing in next month`s China Open as the Badminton Association of India (BAI) didn`t send her entry for the Super Series Premier event by the stipulated October 8 deadline.
Having won five doubles titles in the 2013 season, Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza today termed the year as one of the best of career and hoped to win more Grand Slams and be world number one in the years to come.