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Li Na

Retires from tennis

19 Sep, 2014

Li Na, Asia’s only grand slam singles champion, announces her retirement from tennis on Friday, succumbing to the effect of long-term knee injuries.

The task of finally making a decision to hang up my racquet felt a lot more difficult than winning seven matches in a row in the Australian heat. It took me several agonizing months to finally come to the decision that my chronic injuries will never again let me be the tennis player that I can be. Walking away from the sport, effective immediately, is the right decision for me and my family.

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