Li Na thinks she can breathe new life into her career with help of Carlos Rodriguez. Her new coach's confidence is rubbing off on Li Na.
It's my fourth time visiting this huge city, which is also the home court of my good friend Li Na.
World number one Victoria Azarenka recovered from a bout of dizziness to beat Italy's Roberta Vinci 6-4 6-2 and reach the quarter-finals of the Pan Pacific Open on Wednesday.
Spanish tennis ace Rafael Nadal this Tuesday spoke about his battle to retain full fitness after suffering a knee injury in June.
Maria Sharapova pushed the envelope on winning ugly to squeak past British qualifier Heather Watson 6-7 6-3 6-4 and reach the last 16 of the Pan Pacific Open on Tuesday.
China's Li Na stuck to the business of tennis before her appearance in this week's Pan Pacific Open in Japan, refusing to comment on a deepening political crisis between the two countries over disputed islands.
British teenager Laura Robson continued a fantastic run of form as she beat seventh seed Peng Shuai to claim her place in the last four of the Guangzhou International Open.
During the 2011 Australian Open, Li made a breakthrough by advancing to the final, quickly becoming a wildly popular star known for her humorous responses and humble attitude during post-match interviews.
The Australian Open will hold a regional wildcard playoff for entry to the 2013 version of the year's first tennis grand slam in Nanjing in China in October, organisers announced on Monday.
Tomas Berdych completed a clean sweep of wins against Argentina to lead Czech Republic into the Davis Cup final against holders Spain.
Argentina's former soccer star Diego Maradona Friday went to Parque Roca, in southern Buenos Aires, to support Argentinean tennis player Juan Monaco.
British tennis was savoring its first male Grand Slam champion for 76 years on Tuesday but Andy Murray's extraordinary feat in New York was actually the antithesis of decades of failure from the nation where the sport was born.