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Another Chinese Grand Slam champion due in next decade - Li Na

As Li prepares to reflect on her career at her induction into the Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island on Saturday, she has an eye on the future of the sport in her home country.

Jul 19, 2019, 09:03 AM IST

Mother Serena Williams 'can fix everything', says Li Na

Chinese great Li Na backed Serena Williams to pull off a quickfire return to tennis after the birth of her first child -- but said there was no way she could have rushed back to the sport.

Sep 29, 2017, 00:10 AM IST

Let Chinese players have fun, urges Li Na

Tennis trailblazer Li Na said China`s up-and-coming players needed to be allowed to have fun and express themselves, warning it will take time before the country has another major winner.

Sep 30, 2015, 07:43 AM IST

`No regrets` says Li Na, one year after retiring

China`s two-time Grand Slam winner Li Na said Monday she had "no regrets" about her career, a year after her abrupt retirement from professional tennis.

Sep 28, 2015, 19:16 PM IST

Li Na thrills fans at Wuhan stadium opening

China`s two-time Grand Slam winner Li Na opened a new 15,000-seat stadium at the Wuhan Open in central China Sunday to huge cheers from her hometown fans.

Sep 27, 2015, 12:23 PM IST

Li Na still a star despite retirement

Chinese superstar Li Na will take part in a series of activities held in her home city of Wuhan during the 2015 Wuhan Open to promote the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Premier 5 event and tennis culture, organisers have announced.

Sep 21, 2015, 16:26 PM IST

'China ready to emerge from Liu Xiang's shadow'

Chinese athletics can emerge from the shadow of recently-retired Olympic champion Liu Xiang, the country`s top hurdler said Saturday, as the sporting superpower searches for new track and field heroes.

May 16, 2015, 17:07 PM IST

Sachin Tendulkar meets Yao Ming at Laureus Sports Award

Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar will join other luminaries of sporting world – both past and present – at the 2015 Laureus World Sports Awards. The Shanghai event will be broadcast live to over 100 countries around the world.

Apr 15, 2015, 12:38 PM IST

Li Na, Serena Williams in race for 2015 Laureus award

Retired Chinese tennis star Li Na is up against Serena Williams in a six-woman field for sportswoman of the year in the Laureus World Sports Awards.

Apr 15, 2015, 12:00 PM IST

Usain Bolt still the favourite to win at World Championship: Michael Johnson

 Four-time Olympic gold medallist Michael Johnson on Tuesday backed multiple Olympic and world champion Usain Bolt to defend his titles in 100m and 200m events at the World Championship, to be held in Beijing from August 22 to 30.

Apr 14, 2015, 16:31 PM IST

China's Olympic champion hurdler Liu Xiang retires

China`s Olympic gold medal-winning hurdler Liu Xiang announced his retirement on Tuesday, ending a run in the sport marked by records and frustrated by successive late-career injuries.

Apr 07, 2015, 16:00 PM IST

Australian Open: List of Women's Singles champions in Open Era

American tennis icon Serena Williams on Saturday romped home to her 19th Grand Slam singles title defeating her rival, Maria Sharapova in just little under two hours in front of a packed Rod Laver Arena crowd.

Jan 31, 2015, 17:22 PM IST

Li Na always dreamed of being a stay-home mum

Pioneering Chinese tennis star Li Na Tuesday said she has long wanted a child and to be a stay-at-home mum after announcing she was pregnant at the Australian Open.

Jan 20, 2015, 13:55 PM IST

Retired star Li Na announces pregnancy to Aussie crowd

Pioneering Chinese tennis star Li Na announced she was pregnant Monday in front of 15,000 cheering fans at the Australian Open.

Jan 19, 2015, 15:49 PM IST

Tina Maze heads race for Laureus Sportswoman of Year Award

Some of the world's biggest sporting stars, including Sochi Winter Olympics medallist Tina Maze, are involved in a fierce competition for the 2015 Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year Award, which is promising to be one of the closest contests ever.

Jan 14, 2015, 18:31 PM IST

Coming to Broadway soon? Serena, the musical

Serena Williams said she`d like to see a musical of her life performed on Broadway after she reached the WTA Finals title match following a strong dose of drama and Mariah Carey.

Oct 25, 2014, 20:30 PM IST

China`s Li Na opens WTA Finals in Singapore

Retired Chinese star Li Na opened the WTA Finals in Singapore with a ceremonial first serve on Monday.

Oct 20, 2014, 18:37 PM IST

China`s Li Na rules out retirement U-turn

Chinese star Li Na ruled out a return to tennis Sunday despite quitting the sport just months after winning her second Grand Slam title.

Oct 19, 2014, 14:29 PM IST

Australian Open lifts prizemoney by 10%

The Australian Open will hike total prizemoney 10 percent in 2014 to A$36 million ($31.44 million), organisers said on Tuesday.

Oct 07, 2014, 09:55 AM IST

Li Na receives teary goodbye at China Open

It was a fitting goodbye for China's biggest tennis star, complete with hugs from her former competitors, cheers from Chinese fans, and a bouquet of flowers from Rafael Nadal.

Sep 30, 2014, 22:46 PM IST