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Li, Bouchard advance to Australian Open semifinals

MELBOURNE, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Li Na gained a fourth return to the Australian Open semifinals and Eugenie Bouchard booked her first Grand Slam semifinal berth Tuesday.

Sharapova, Jankovic bounced from Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Fourth-round upsets Monday dropped former No. 1-ranked Maria Sharapova and Jelena Jankovic from the Australian Open.
Ana Ivanovic ousts No. 1 Serena Williams at Australian Open

Ana Ivanovic ousts No. 1 Serena Williams at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Ana Ivanovic snapped Serena Williams' 25-match winning streak with a stunning three-set upset of the world's No. 1-ranked player Sunday at the Australian Open.
Serena Williams notches record-setting win at Australian Open

Serena Williams notches record-setting win at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- No. 1-ranked Serena Williams set a tournament record and ran her overall winning streak to 24 matches Friday with a third-round Australian Open victory.
Serena Williams ties match win record at Australian Open

Serena Williams ties match win record at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Serena Williams dropped only three games Wednesday in advancing to the Australian Open third round with a record-tying 60th match win at the tournament.
WTA titles boost Pironkova, Muguruza in rankings

WTA titles boost Pironkova, Muguruza in rankings

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Tsvetana Pironkova and Garbine Muguruza made solid gains this week in the women's world tennis rankings after picking up their first WTA titles.
Serena Williams posts solid first-round win in Australia

Serena Williams posts solid first-round win in Australia

MELBOURNE, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- No. 1-ranked Serena Williams cruised through a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Ashleigh Barty Monday, beginning her quest for a sixth Australian Open title.
Azarenka could face three Top 5 players in Melbourne

Azarenka could face three Top 5 players in Melbourne

MELBOURNE, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Three Top 5 players are potentially ahead for Victoria Azarenka in her quest for a third consecutive Australian Open title.
Nadal, Serena named top seeds in Australia

Nadal, Serena named top seeds in Australia

MELBOURNE, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams were named the No. 1 seeds Thursday for the first major tennis championship of the year -- the Australian Open.
Sharapova passes Li for third spot in WTA Rankings

Sharapova passes Li for third spot in WTA Rankings

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Maria Sharapova lost in the semifinals and Li Na won a tournament but Sharapova still moves ahead of Li in the WTA rankings, which were updated Monday.
Li Na repeats as Shenzhen Open champion

Li Na repeats as Shenzhen Open champion

SHENZHEN, China, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Li Na topped Peng Shuai 6-4, 7-5 Saturday to successfully defend her Shenzhen Open title in a battle between China's two highest ranked women's players.
Li, Peng set up all-Chinese Shenzhen Open final

Li, Peng set up all-Chinese Shenzhen Open final

SHENZHEN, China, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Li Na and Peng Shuai came away with results Friday that boosted the two-highest ranked Chinese women's tennis players into the finals of the Shenzhen Open.
Li, Peng gain semifinal spots at Shenzhen Open

Li, Peng gain semifinal spots at Shenzhen Open

SHENZHEN, China, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Chinese players Li Na and Peng Shuai won quarterfinal matches Thursday at their home country's Shenzhen Open tennis tournament.
King tops Errani at Shenzhen Open

King tops Errani at Shenzhen Open

SHENZHEN, China, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Vania King eliminated second-seeded Sara Errani in a lengthy three-set battle Wednesday at the WTA's Shenzhen Open in China.
Li claims first-round win at Shenzhen Open

Li claims first-round win at Shenzhen Open

SHENZHEN, China, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Defending champion Li Na edged Vera Zvonareva in her first-round match at the WTA's Shenzhen Open in China.
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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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