'She' in China

Updated: 2016-03-07 14:33

By Li Hongrui(chinadaily.com.cn)

'She' in China

Li Na. [Photo/IC]

Li Na

Who is she?

Professional tennis player

What she has achieved?

Many people were impressed by her powerful groundstrokes and quick reflexes when she played the game. She is Li Na, who started playing tennis when she was only six. In 2004, the 22-year-old Li became the first Chinese female player to win a WTA tour title. At the 2011 Australian Open, Li was the first Chinese player to be in a Grand Slam singles final. After winning nine WTA singles titles that includes two Grand Slam singles titles at the 2011 French Open and 2014 Australian Open, she became the first and only Grand Slam singles champion from Asia. She is also active in philanthropy, donating 500,000 yuan ($83,000) to Yushu in Qinghai province after the 2010 earthquake.