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Li Na

Born: February 26, 1982 (age 39)

Height: 5' 6.5" (170cm)

Hometown: Wuhan, China
Nationality: China Chinese

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Li Na of China reacts after winning a point against Roberta Vinci of Italy during a Women's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships on July 1, 2013
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Sports Mole has 242 articles about Li Na. Articles 1 to 40:
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Victoria Azarenka praises "fearless" Dominika Cibulkova
Victoria Azarenka pays tribute to the "fearless" Dominika Cibulkova after being beaten to a spot in the last eight of the Australian Open.
Jan 26, 07:57
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Serena Williams: 'I will not underestimate Dominika Cibulkova'
Serena Williams insists that she will not allow herself to underestimate Dominika Cibulkova when they meet in the last eight of the Australian Open.
Jan 26, 07:36
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Result: Dominika Cibulkova battles to win over wasteful Alize Cornet
Dominika Cibulkova reaches the fourth round of the Australian Open with a 7-5 6-2 win over Alize Cornet.
Jan 24, 04:59
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Li Na tips Kei Nishikori for Grand Slam win
Li Na firmly believes that Japan's world number five Kei Nishikori can follow in her footsteps and become the second Asian player to win a Grand Slam.
Jan 20, 11:45
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Kei Nishikori: 'Li Na a leader of Asian tennis'
Japan's Kei Nishikori admits that two-time Grand Slam winner Li Na is an inspiration for Asian tennis and hopes to have matched her legacy by the end of his career.
Jan 20, 10:36
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Li Na announces pregnancy at Australian Open
2014 Australian Open champion Li Na returns to the court where she lifted the Grand Slam crown 12 months ago to announce that she is pregnant.
Jan 19, 08:47
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Li Na forced to retire from tennis through injury
China's Li Na is forced to announce her retirement from tennis after failing to recover from surgery on a persistent knee injury.
Sep 19, 06:33
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Li Na's injuries to force her into retirement?
Asia's most successful tennis player Li Na is reportedly planning to announce her retirement tomorrow due to injuries.
Sep 18, 10:30
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Li Na pulls out of US Open, Rogers Cup, Western & Southern Open through injury
La Na pulls out of the US Open, Western & Southern Open and the Rogers Cup after being advised to take time off to rest her injured knee.
Jul 31, 16:30
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Result: Li Na knocked out of Wimbledon in third round by Barbora Zahlavova-Strycova
Li Na crashes out of Wimbledon with a double fault against Barbora Zahlavova-Strycova in the third round.
Jun 27, 15:39
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Result: Li Na makes comfortable Wimbledon progress with victory over Yvonne Meusburger
Ladies' second seed Li Na loses just four games on her way to the third round of Wimbledon as she brushes aside Yvonne Meusberger.
Jun 25, 13:02
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Maria Sharapova draws British wildcard Samantha Murray in Wimbledon opener
Maria Sharapova will take on British wildcard Samantha Murray in the first round of Wimbledon on Tuesday.
Jun 20, 12:45
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Andy Murray seeded third for Wimbledon title defence
Andy Murray will defend his Wimbledon title as the third seed for the Grand Slam next week.
Jun 18, 10:55
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Eugenie Bouchard excited by French Open semi-final appearance
Eugenie Bouchard hopes to enjoy herself in the French Open semi-finals after beating Carla Suarez-Navarro to reach the last four.
Jun 3, 16:55
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Agnieszka Radwanska: 'French Open draw is meaningless'
Third seed Agnieszka Radwanska insists that she 'wasn't good enough' following her third-round exit at the French Open.
May 30, 18:58
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Result: Serena Williams stunned at French Open
Defending champion Serena Williams is beaten in the second round of the French Open by world number 35 Garbine Muguruza.
May 28, 13:34
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Kristina Mladenovic delighted by Li Na upset
Kristina Mladenovic expresses her delight after earning a surprise win over Li Na in round one of the French Open.
May 27, 16:02
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Result: Li Na dumped out of French Open
Second seed Li Na is beaten in the first round of the French Open by world number 103 Kristina Mladenovic.
May 27, 12:30
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Serena Williams to begin defence of French Open title against Alize Lim
Serena Williams will begin the defence of her French Open title with a first-round clash against Alize Lim.
May 23, 11:46
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Result: Sara Errani beats Li Na to reach Italian Open semi-finals
Sara Errani beats Li Na in three sets to reach the semi-finals of the Italian Open.
May 16, 13:23
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Result: Sara Errani sees off Petra Cetkovska
Sara Errani is through to the quarter-finals of the Italian Open by beating Petra Cetkovska 6-4 7-6(3).
May 15, 12:37
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Result: Li Na eases past Samantha Stosur to reach Italian Open quarter-finals
Li Na secured a quarter-final spot in the Italian Open by beating Samantha Stosur in straight sets.
May 15, 11:20
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Result: Li Na too strong for Casey Dellacqua
China's Li Na is through to the third round of the Italian Open following a 6-1 6-4 win over Australian qualifier Casey Dellacqua.
May 13, 22:36
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Result: Maria Sharapova comes from a set down to beat Li Na
Russia's Maria Sharapova comes from a set down to beat China's Li Na 2-6 7-6 6-3 in the quarter-finals of the Madrid Open.
May 9, 13:44
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Result: Li Na comes from a set down to reach Madrid Open quarter-finals
Li Na comes from a set down to beat Sloane Stephens in the third round of the Madrid Open.
May 8, 12:12
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Serena Williams 'likes' Li Na
Serena Williams says that she likes Li Na as a person and has respect for her achievements in the sport.
Mar 30, 02:32
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Li Na: 'Serena Williams played better'
Li Na believes that Serena Williams was better than her in the final of the Miami Masters.
Mar 30, 02:29
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Serena Williams thanks supporters for "important victory"
Serena Williams has put today's Miami Masters title triumph down to her supporters who helped 'pull her through'
Mar 29, 22:33
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Result: Serena Williams wins seventh Miami Masters title
Serena Williams beats Li Na 7-5 6-1 to claim her seventh Miami Masters title.
Mar 29, 19:58
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Result: Li Na fights past Dominika Cibulkova to reach Miami Masters final
Li Na records a 7-5 2-6 6-3 win over Dominika Cibulkova to book her spot in the final of the Miami Masters.
Mar 28, 04:44
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Result: Li Na overcomes Caroline Wozniacki to reach semi-finals in Miami
Li Na defeats Caroline Wozniacki in straight sets to reach the semi-finals of the Miami Masters.
Mar 27, 01:31
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Result: Li Na brushes aside Carla Suarez-Navarro in Miami Masters third round
World number two Li Na drops just two games on her way to reaching the quarter-finals of the Miami Masters with an emphatic win over Carla Suarez-Navarro in Florida.
Mar 25, 00:38
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Result: Li Na advances in Miami
Li Na moves into the fourth round of the Miami Masters with a straight-sets win over American Madison Keys.
Mar 23, 17:11
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Li Na to persevere with new serve
Li Na vows to persevere with her new service action despite producing nine double faults during her defeat to Flavia Pennetta in the semi-finals of the BNP Paribas Open.
Mar 15, 08:26
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Result: Flavia Pennetta edges past Li Na to reach final at Indian Wells
Flavia Pennetta beats top seed Li Na 7-6 6-3 to earn a place in the final of the BNP Paribas Open.
Mar 15, 05:43
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Result: Flavia Pennetta marches into semi-finals
Flavia Pennetta books her place in the semi-finals of the BNP Paribas Open by seeing off local favourite Sloane Stephens.
Mar 14, 01:46
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Result: Li Na through to semi-finals
Li Na goes through to the semi-finals of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells by recording a 6-3 4-6 6-3 win against Dominika Cibulkova
Mar 13, 20:54
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Result: Li Na books quarter-final spot
Li Na books a spot in the quarter-finals of the BNP Paribas Open with a 6-1 6-4 victory over Aleksandra Wozniak.
Mar 12, 05:11
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Result: Li Na sees off Karolina Pliskova in Indian Wells
Top seed Li Na reaches the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells thanks to a straight-sets victory over Karolina Pliskova.
Mar 10, 19:40
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Result: Li Na eases past Zheng Jie
Li Na gets the better of her Chinese compatriot Zheng Jie 6-1 7-5 in the second round of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells.
Mar 9, 04:26

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ChinaChina32211669
United StatesUnited States24282173
JapanJapan1961136
AustraliaAustralia1441634
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Great BritainGreat Britain13171343
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Wednesday's key events


SKATEBOARDING
· Team GB starlet Sky Brown - aged just 13 - takes part in the women's park event and has a realistic chance of picking up a medal too. Bombette Martin is Britain's other representative, while hosts Japan are among the favourites for gold (1am)

HOCKEY
· Great Britain's women have more history in their sights heading into their semi-final against Netherlands - the team they beat in the 2016 gold medal match (2.30am)

ATHLETICS
· The men's 400m hurdles final on Tuesday will go down as one of the greatest Olympic races of all time, and the women will attempt to emulate that, with new world record holder Sydney McLaughlin of USA and Netherlands' Femke Bol the favourites for gold (3.30am)
· Nick Miller is Britain's representative in the men's hammer throw final (12.15pm)
· The men's 800m final could be a wide-open affair (1.05pm)
· A thrilling men's 200m final is in store as the likes of Andre de Grasse, Noah Lyles and 17-year-old sensation Erriyon Knighton bid to succeed Usain Bolt as Olympic champion (1.55pm)

SAILING
· After a medal-laden day on the water on Tuesday, Great Britain will be looking for more success, starting with Luke Patience and Chris Grube in the men's 470-class medal race (6.33am)
· Team GB also have medal hopes in the women's event, with defending champion Hannah Mills looking to retain her crown alongside new teammate Eilidh McIntyre (7.33am)

BOXING
· Already guaranteed at least a bronze, Great Britain's Frazer Clarke faces Uzbekistan's Bakhodir Jalolov in the men's super heavyweight with a place in the gold medal bout up for grabs (7.03am)
· Ben Whittaker is also guaranteed a medal, but will look to ensure that is either gold or silver as he takes on Cuba's Arlen Lopez in the light heavyweight final (7.35am)

CYCLING
· World records have been tumbling in the velodrome, and another could go in the men's team pursuit final as Italy - new world record holders themselves - face Denmark (10.06am)

EQUESTRIAN
· Three Brits have made into into the final of the men's jumping individual final, including fastest qualifier Ben Maher, who will bid to inherit compatriot Nick Skelton's Olympic crown (11am)

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