Swiss legend Roger Federer failed to reach the quarter-finals of the French Open for the first time since 2004 after he lost to Latvia's Ernests Gulbis in a five-set clash on Sunday.
Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki found a way to while away the time after their quick exits from the French Open: the NBA playoffs.
Wind was whipping, rain was falling, and thick gray clouds overhead were foreboding as Serena Williams double-faulted, then raised her hands in despair and wailed, "I can't serve!"
Much to her dismay, Li Na is familiar with this feeling. She earns a Grand Slam championship, is heralded at home, then shows up at subsequent major tournaments and seemingly forgets how to win.
Novak Djokovic extended his recent dominance over Rafael Nadal by rallying for a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory Sunday to win the Italian Open for the third time - then dedicated the title to his flood-hit native Serbia.
Li Na, Chinese tennis star, current World No.2 and winner of two Grand Slam titles, is featured on the May 26 issue of TIME magazine.
Top seed Li Na beat Casey Dellacqua in straight sets in the second round of Internazionali BNL d'Italia tournament on Tuesday to record the 500th professional match win of her career.
Cooperation between the Chinese Tennis Association and the French Tennis Federation will help promote the game at a grassroots level in China while offering a bite of the clay culture of Roland Garros.
Maria Sharapova bounced back from a poor start to defeat Simona Halep 1-6, 6-2, 6-3 Sunday and win the Madrid Open title.
Rafael Nadal finally won another clay-court title, although not in a manner that alleviated any concerns about his recent form on his favorite surface.
Wax figure of Li Na, China's tennis idol, is on show in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei province.