Li Na http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24727/all en Tennis-Strong-starting Li targets another first in Melbourne http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/tennis-strong-starting-li-targets-another-first-melbourne <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Nick Mulvenney</p> <p>SYDNEY, Jan 9 (Reuters) - China's Li Na has come closer than any Asian to winning the Australian Open singles crown and, if she can avoid a Melbourne Park meltdown, is a good outside bet to add another to her lengthy list of tennis "firsts" next week.</p> <p>The 30-year-old has a good recent track record at Melbourne Park, reaching the 2010 semi-finals, losing the 2011 final to Kim Clijsters and then crashing out to the Belgian in the fourth round last year having given up four match points.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/tennis-strong-starting-li-targets-another-first-melbourne" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Justine Henin Li Na Li Na Tennis Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 13:15:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732098 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Tennis-China's Li welcomes hometown tournament in 2014 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-1-tennis-chinas-li-welcomes-hometown-tournament-2014 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Wuhan gets new tournament from 2014</p> <p>* China to hold five events next season (Writes through with Li Na quotes)</p> <p>By Nick Mulvenney</p> <p>SYDNEY, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Former French Open champion Li Na welcomed the arrival of a top tennis tournament to her hometown of Wuhan from 2014 on Thursday, saying she would ensure victory by fattening up her rivals on local delicacies.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-1-tennis-chinas-li-welcomes-hometown-tournament-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agnieszka Radwańska Li Na Technology Tennis Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 04:45:24 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732475 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis-Li pines for Melbourne Park tormentor Clijsters http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/tennis-li-pines-melbourne-park-tormentor-clijsters <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Ian Ransom</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Li Na's Melbourne Park nemesis Kim Clijsters no longer stalks the Australian Open draw but her absence is no cause for celebration, according to the Chinese sixth seed.</p> <p>If anyone should be popping champagne corks in the non attendance of the retired Belgian, it should be 30-year-old Li, Asia's first grand slam singles champion.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/tennis-li-pines-melbourne-park-tormentor-clijsters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kim Clijsters Li Na Li Na Tennis Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 07:00:40 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733720 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis-Blissful marriage of love and tennis for China's Li http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/tennis-blissful-marriage-love-and-tennis-chinas-li <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Ian Ransom</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Silencing the voices of doubt that plague Li Na's mind has been mission impossible at times for coaches and her stoic husband Jiang Shan, but the 30-year-old Chinese appears to have finally found harmony on and off the court.</p> <p>The world number six will play Agnieszka Radwanska for a place in the Australian Open semi-finals on Tuesday, and is relishing being back in the big-time after a year-and-a-half in the grand slam wilderness.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/tennis-blissful-marriage-love-and-tennis-chinas-li" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Justine Henin Li Na Li Na Tennis Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 05:15:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737081 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Tennis-Australian Open women's singles quarterfinal results http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/tennis-australian-open-womens-singles-quarterfinal-results <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 22 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Australian Open Women's Singles Quarterfinal matches on Tuesday 2-Maria Sharapova (Russia) beat 19-Ekaterina Makarova (Russia) 6-2 6-2 6-Li Na (China) beat 4-Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) 7-5 6-3</p> Agnieszka Radwańska Li Na Maria Sharapova Tennis Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 02:30:23 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737533 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis-Radwanska's run ends, off to the gym for more work http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/tennis-radwanskas-run-ends-the-gym-more-work <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Greg Stutchbury</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Agnieszka Radwanska's most successful winning streak came to an end on Tuesday when she was knocked out of the Australian Open quarter-finals by China's Li Na, though the 23-year-old Pole had not lost her sense of humour.</p> <p>Radwanska had won the Auckland and Sydney titles prior to the season-opening grand slam and then romped into the quarters at Melbourne Park, building a 13-match winning streak.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/tennis-radwanskas-run-ends-the-gym-more-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agnieszka Radwańska Li Na Tennis Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 05:15:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737566 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Tennis-Australian Open women's singles semifinal results http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/tennis-australian-open-womens-singles-semifinal-results <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 24 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Australian Open Women's Singles Semifinal matches on Thursday 1-Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) beat 29-Sloane Stephens (U.S.) 6-1 6-4 6-Li Na (China) beat 2-Maria Sharapova (Russia) 6-2 6-2</p> Li Na Maria Sharapova Tennis Victoria Azarenka Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 04:45:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738663 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Tennis-Li routs Sharapova, eyes second grand slam title http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/tennis-li-demolishes-sharapova-reach-australian-open-final <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Writes through)</p> <p>* Ice-cool Li dismantles Russian second seed</p> <p>* To play Azarenka in final</p> <p>By Ian Ransom</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 24 (Reuters) - China's Li Na sent a wayward Maria Sharapova crashing out of the Australian Open semi-finals on Thursday and says there will be no repeat of her capitulation to Kim Clijsters in the 2011 Melbourne Park final.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/tennis-li-demolishes-sharapova-reach-australian-open-final" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Li Na Li Na Maria Sharapova Maria Sharapova Tennis Victoria Azarenka Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 04:45:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738664 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Tennis-Azarenka overcomes stubborn Stephens to make final http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/tennis-azarenka-ends-stephens-run-make-australian-open-final <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds details, quotes)</p> <p>* Azarenka suffers troubling injuries</p> <p>* Stephens saves five match points</p> <p>By Greg Stutchbury</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Victoria Azarenka brought Sloane Stephens's Melbourne Park fairytale to an end on Thursday, overcoming injury niggles and an attack of nerves to advance to the Australian Open final against China's Li Na.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/tennis-azarenka-ends-stephens-run-make-australian-open-final" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Li Na Maria Sharapova Tennis Victoria Azarenka Victoria Azarenka Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 07:00:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738688 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Tennis-Azarenka levels Australian Open final http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/tennis-chinas-li-takes-first-set-australian-open-final <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Azarenka levels match at one set all</p> <p>* Chinese suffers ankle injury in second set (updates after second set)</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Victoria Azarenka levelled the Australian Open final against China's Li Na at one set all after she took advantage of a painful-looking ankle injury to the Chinese to take the second set 6-4.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/tennis-chinas-li-takes-first-set-australian-open-final" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Li Na Li Na Tennis Victoria Azarenka Victoria Azarenka Thomson Reuters Sat, 26 Jan 2013 11:00:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739780 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Tennis-Azarenka retains Australian Open title http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/update-1-tennis-azarenka-retains-australian-open-title <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Li Na suffers two ankle injuries</p> <p>* Azarenka overcomes nerves to seal second grand-slam title (Adds details and byline)</p> <p>By Greg Stutchbury</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Victoria Azarenka retained her Australian Open title on Saturday with a tense 4-6 6-4 6-3 victory over China's Li Na, who suffered a sickening ankle injury in the second set and hit her head in the third when she twisted the joint for a second time.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/update-1-tennis-azarenka-retains-australian-open-title" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Li Na Tennis Victoria Azarenka Victoria Azarenka Thomson Reuters Sat, 26 Jan 2013 12:15:19 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739793 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Tennis-Azarenka retains Australian Open title http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/update-2-tennis-azarenka-retains-australian-open-title <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Li Na suffers two ankle injuries</p> <p>* Azarenka overcomes nerves to seal second grand-slam title (Adds quotes)</p> <p>By Greg Stutchbury</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Victoria Azarenka retained her Australian Open title on Saturday with a tense 4-6 6-4 6-3 victory over China's Li Na, who suffered a sickening ankle injury in the second set and hit her head in the third when she twisted the joint for a second time.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/update-2-tennis-azarenka-retains-australian-open-title" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Li Na Tennis Victoria Azarenka Victoria Azarenka Thomson Reuters Sat, 26 Jan 2013 12:45:32 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739796 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis-Emotional Azarenka emerges a champion again http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/tennis-emotional-azarenka-emerges-champion-again <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Simon Cambers</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Victoria Azarenka took everything the Australian Open could throw at her and emerged a champion.</p> <p>The Belarussian won her second successive title at Melbourne Park on Saturday with a 4-6 6-4 6-3 victory over China's Li Na, bursting into tears as the emotion and stress of a fortnight came pouring out.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/tennis-emotional-azarenka-emerges-champion-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Li Na Tennis Victoria Azarenka Victoria Azarenka Thomson Reuters Sat, 26 Jan 2013 14:15:49 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739827 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis-Gallant Li sees lighter side of defeat after black-out http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/tennis-gallant-li-sees-lighter-side-defeat-after-black-out <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Ian Ransom</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Li Na's bid for a second grand slam title ended tearfully with an injured ankle, a bruised head and a heart-breaking defeat to Victoria Azarenka, but she could still laugh off her "stupid" falls after a gallant failure in the Australian Open final.</p> <p>Li raised gasps from the Rod Laver Arena crowd as she rolled her left ankle twice in the 4-6 6-4 6-3 loss on Saturday, and banged her head on the blue centre court on the second fall, causing her to black out momentarily.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/tennis-gallant-li-sees-lighter-side-defeat-after-black-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kim Clijsters Li Na Li Na Technology Tennis Thomson Reuters Sat, 26 Jan 2013 14:30:51 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739837 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis-Chinese fans put on brave face for their "Golden Flower" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/tennis-chinese-fans-put-brave-face-their-golden-flower <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BEIJING, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Chinese fans were disappointed but still proud on Saturday after home-grown tennis heroine Li Na lost out once again on the Australian Open crown, saying she continued to be an inspiration for China.</p> <p>Li, affectionately known as "Big Sister Na" and "Golden Flower" in China, is seen by many Chinese as a role model, with her steely determination, broad smile and English language skills emblematic of a confident and rising country.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/tennis-chinese-fans-put-brave-face-their-golden-flower" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Li Na Li Shuang Tennis Thomson Reuters Sat, 26 Jan 2013 15:45:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739860 at http://www.globalpost.com