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Li, Azarenka set for Sydney final

Li, Azarenka set for Sydney final

SYDNEY, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Defending champion Li Na earned a spot in the finals of the Apia International tennis tournament in Sydney with a three-set upset Thursday of Petra Kvitova.

Wozniacki beaten at Sydney

SYDNEY, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Agnieszka Radwanska broke a five-match losing streak against top-ranked Caroline Wozniacki with a three-set upset Wednesday at the Apia International in Sydney.
Wozniacki, Kvitova escape Sydney 2nd round

Wozniacki, Kvitova escape Sydney 2nd round

SYDNEY, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Caroline Wozniacki and Petra Kvitova, with the world No. 1 ranking at stake, both won three-set matches Tuesday at the Apia International tournament in Sydney.
Wozniacki still No. 1 in women's tennis

Wozniacki still No. 1 in women's tennis

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Caroline Wozniacki, who has been No. 1 in women's tennis for nearly a full year, takes the top ranking into the draw for the 2011 Australian Open.
Li wins first-round match in Sydney

Li wins first-round match in Sydney

SYDNEY, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Fourth-seeded Li Na opened defense of her title in the Apia International tennis tournament with a straight-set win Monday in Sydney.
Kvitova moves to career-high No. 3 ranking

Kvitova moves to career-high No. 3 ranking

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Petra Kvitova claims a career-best world No. 3 ranking in women's tennis, which moves to the TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships this week.
Zvonareva, Kvitova make rankings moves

Zvonareva, Kvitova make rankings moves

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Petra Kvitova reached a career-best No. 5 in the world and Vera Zvonareva inched closer to the No. 2 spot Monday in the updated WTA rankings.

Wozniacki vs. Cetkovska in New Haven final

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Qualifier Petra Cetkovska upset French Open champion Li Na Friday to earn a spot in the finals of the New Haven Open.

Li Na earns New Haven quarterfinal berth

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Current French Open champion Li Na reached the quarterfinals of the New Haven Open Wednesday and Christina McHale set up a meeting with Caroline Wozniacki.
Liscki defeats No. 3 seed at Wimbledon

Liscki defeats No. 3 seed at Wimbledon

LONDON, June 23 (UPI) -- Sabine Lisicki eliminated third-seeded Li Na in three sets Thursday in second-round play at the Wimbledon Championships.
China's Li Na wins French Open

China's Li Na wins French Open

PARIS, June 4 (UPI) -- China's Li Na held off Francesca Schiavone of Italy Saturday to win the French Open women's championship.
Schiavone, Li play for French Open title

Schiavone, Li play for French Open title

PARIS, June 3 (UPI) -- Veteran players Francesca Schiavone and Li Na, playing a sport where youth is usually an advantage, have battled their way to the French Open final.
Li, Schiavone to meet in French Open final

Li, Schiavone to meet in French Open final

PARIS, June 2 (UPI) -- Defending French Open champion Francesca Schiavone and Australian Open runner-up Li Na both won in straight sets Thursday and advanced to the French Open final.
Li, Sharapova complete French Open semis

Li, Sharapova complete French Open semis

PARIS, June 1 (UPI) -- Li Na and Maria Sharapova collected straight-set wins Wednesday that boosted them into the semifinals of the French Open.
Azarenka, Sharapova advance at French Open

Azarenka, Sharapova advance at French Open

PARIS, May 28 (UPI) -- Victoria Azarenka of Belarus stayed hot and former world No. 1 Maria Sharapova cruised to a win Saturday in third-round action at the French Open in Paris.
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Li Na of China returns a shot to top seed Serena Williams in the first round of the Bank of the West Classic at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California on July 28, 2009. UPI/Terry Schmitt
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Li Na ( (traditional Chinese: 李訥; simplified Chinese: 李讷; pinyin: Lĭ Nà; born 1940), or Li Ne , is the daughter of Mao Zedong and his fourth wife Jiang Qing, and their only child together. Her surname is Li rather than Mao, because her father used the pseudonym "Li Desheng" (traditional Chinese: 李得勝; simplified Chinese: 李得胜) for a period of time during the Chinese Civil War.

The names of Li Na and her sister Li Min come from Book 4 of the Analects of Confucius: "ne yu yan er min yu xing" (讷于言而敏于行, meaning slow in speech and earnest in conduct).

Li Na was born in Yan'an in 1940. She graduated from Beijing University in 1966. After graduation, she worked in PLA Daily.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Li Na."
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