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Li Na

Once she won the French Open, the pressure that was on her as the first Asian player, male or female, to get that far was really hard to imagine. So my hat is off to Li Na for winning the first Grand Slam and then to win again at the Australian Open a year ago, an amazing achievement. She’s opened a pretty big door in China and in Asia. There are already a lot more Chinese players out there and they will be making their mark. I think first of all we'll see more woman players, but I think we'll see more men players coming out of China thanks to Li Na.

martina navratilova, laureus academy member
Li Na | Laureus
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