Agence France-PresseFebruary 11, 2014 12:33
People look at Chinese players differently since Li Na won two Grand Slam titles, the new Australian Open champion claims.
Li, who is seeded to win the Qatar Open title this week, is as amazed as anyone at the transformation in attitudes which have taken place recently.
"I remember when I was young that people would say 'she's a Chinese player, she's easy', " said Li, who plays her first match since her Melbourne triumph on Wednesday.
"That's not like now. Now people know exactly (who they are playing). And they know who she is and what she does and how she works.