Li Na

Li Na (Chinese李娜, Pinyin lǐ Nà; born February 26, 1982 in Wuhan, Hubei) is a Chinese tennis player. Your greatest sporting achievements came with the title win at the 2011 French Open and 2014 at the Australian Open.

  • 2.1 Single
  • 2.2 double
  • 3.1 Individual


Since 1999, the right-handed tennis player. She previously won 19 ITF as well ( in addition to the two Grand Slam successes ) seven WTA singles title. In doubles, she can boast 16 ITF and two WTA title. On June 4, 2011, they won - as the first Asian ever - the French Open. Your coach was for many years her husband Jiang Shan. Since August 2012 she is supervised by Carlos Rodriguez, the former coach of Justine Henin. In January 2014 she succeeded under his care in Melbourne, the second Grand Slam triumph.


At the beginning of the year failed Li at the tournament in Gold Coast in round two. In Sydney, she reached the semifinals, where she defeated Elena Dementieva in round two after defense of five match points still 3:6, 6:1, 7:5. She then defeated Kim Clijsters with 1:6, 6:1 and 5:7. At the Australian Open she reached after a win in round three over Dinara Safina the second round, where she defeated Martina Hingis 6-4, 3:6 and 0:6.

At the tournament in Indian Wells, she came to Jelena Janković and victories over Wera Swonarjowa to the semifinals. In Miami, she was beaten in the quarterfinals Anna Chakvetadze, after she had Clijsters in the previous round can triumph. Your best result of the clay court season was reaching the third round at the French Open. After Birmingham she had to finish the season due to a rib injury.


The year began with a title win in Gold Coast, where they defeated in the final Wiktoryja Azarenka 4:6, 6:3, 6:4 Sybille Bammer after, Monique Adamczak, Nicole Vaidišová and Patty Schnyder.


This year, Li remained without a title. With the knockout collection at the French Open she managed a respectable result at the U.S. Open, she moved into the quarter-finals.


In June of the year they won the first WTA title of the "International" category. When grass tournament in Birmingham, where she was able to record her second WTA title in double (on the side of Jelena Janković ) in 2006, she defeated Maria Sharapova in the final 7-5, 6-1. Before that, she reached the semifinals at the Australian Open and the French Open third round. At Wimbledon, she was able to advance to the quarterfinals at the U.S. Open, she retired, however, from as early as the opening round.


In January, Li won the tournament in Sydney. In the final, she battled Kim Clijsters down with 7:63, 6:3. In Melbourne, she reached a semi-final victory over the world number one Caroline Wozniacki for the first time the finals of a Grand Slam tournament. This time she Clijsters defeated 6:3, 3:6 and 3:6.

At the French Open 2011 Li won her first Grand Slam tournament. She beat in the final of Paris defending champion Francesca Schiavone 6-4, 7:60 and moved so that in the WTA world rankings on position 4 before. At Wimbledon she had to pack his bags after round two against it. Against Sabine Lisicki pulled her into a thrilling three- set match at the end of the short straw after she had two match points can not use. In the WTA Championships in Istanbul, she defeated Sharapova in her opening match in straight sets, but after smooth defeats Azarenka and Samantha Stosur, the tournament for she was already finished after the preliminary round.


Again, she retired at the Australian Open against Kim Clijsters, this time in a tight three- set match already in the second round. The final match at clay court tournament in Rome against Sharapova lost after several rain delays with 6:4, 4:6, 6:75. At the French Open, she was started as defending well in the tournament, before he lost in the second round unexpectedly Yaroslava Shvedova 6-3, 2:6 and 0:6. At Wimbledon, it was enough time for round two. In Montréal, she stood for a second time in 2012 in a final, but was defeated Petra Kvitová with 5:7, 6:2 and 3:6. The following week, she won the Premier tournament in Cincinnati by defeating in the final Angelique Kerber with 1:6, 6:3 and 6:1. At the U.S. Open she retired on lap three against Laura Robson ( 4:6, 7:6, 2:6 ).


Although she won in 2013 only a small tournament in their home country China ( Shenzhen); However, in addition, they stood in the final of the Australian Open, in the quarterfinals of Wimbledon for the first time in the semifinals of the U.S. Open. In the WTA Championships she also reached the finals.


At the Australian Open in Melbourne, she moved in 2014 for the third time after 2011 and 2013, the final of its Grand Slam tournament is where this time they met Dominika Cibulková. After a competitive first set, the Li 7:6 (7:3) was able to win, they dominated and won the second 6-0 clear. Thus, the now almost 32- year-old Chinese secured after their success at the French Open in 2011 the second Grand Slam title of her career and moved up to number 3 in the world rankings. On 17 February, she was the new number two in the world.

Tournament Win



Career statistics and tournament balance


Legend: S = tournament victory; F, HF, VF, AF = finals / semifinals / quarterfinals / knockout stages; 1, 2, 3 = eliminated in the first / second / third main round; RR = Round Robin ( Group Stage ); n a = not discharged; a K. = other category; PO ( Playoff) = promotion and relegation round of Fed Cup; K1, K2, K3 = participation in the Continental Group I, II, III in the Fed Cup.

Were considered the tournaments Tier I ( to 2008), or the tournaments of categories Premier Mandatory and Premier 5 ( since 2009).

Private life

Li Na studied journalism at the University of Science and Technology Central China and graduated with a Bachelor. She has been married since 2008, her husband was until August 2012 also her coach.