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Peng takes easy first-round win at Shenzhen Open

Peng takes easy first-round win at Shenzhen Open

SHENZHEN, China, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- No. 5-seeded Peng Shuai rolled to a first-round win Sunday at the Shenzhen Open in China, one of three events on the first week of the 2014 WTA schedule.

WTA 2014: All chasing Serena Williams

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- WTA players to watch in 2014 include Li Na, Maria Sharapova and Simona Halep but they're all chasing Serena Williams.
Luksika Kumkhum reaches WTA Top 100

Luksika Kumkhum reaches WTA Top 100

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Luksika Kumkhum cracked the WTA Top 100 after collecting her 10th ITF title.
Serena Williams continues run as WTA No. 1-ranked player

Serena Williams continues run as WTA No. 1-ranked player

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Serena Williams' run atop the WTA rankings is likely to last quite a while yet, a situation that will put her in even more historic company.
Win has Van Uytvanck in WTA Top 100

Win has Van Uytvanck in WTA Top 100

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Alison Van Uytvanck won the last WTA tournament of the year for her first tour title and reached the Top 100 in the rankings.
Halep reaches 11th in WTA rankings after sixth win of 2013

Halep reaches 11th in WTA rankings after sixth win of 2013

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Simona Halep, who hadn't won a WTA title until June, now has six championships this year and is close to joining the women's tennis Top 10.
Li Na now third in women's tennis rankings

Li Na now third in women's tennis rankings

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Li Na's run at the WTA Championships boosts her to No. 3 in the women's world rankings but it's Serena Williams who sets the pace in women's tennis.

Serena Williams rallies past Li Na for WTA Championships victory

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Serena Williams overcame a slow start Sunday, rallying past Li Na to win the WTA Championships and wrap up one of the best seasons of her career.
Serena Williams ousts Jankovic in WTA Championships semifinals

Serena Williams ousts Jankovic in WTA Championships semifinals

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Serena Williams of the United States topped seventh-seeded Serb Jelena Jankovic Saturday to reach the finals of the WTA Championships in Istanbul.
Li unbeaten in group play at WTA Championships

Li unbeaten in group play at WTA Championships

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Li Na completed a round-robin sweep Friday while Petra Kvitova and Jelena Jankovic also earned spots in the semifinals of the WTA Championships in Istanbul.
Serena completes 3-0 run through Championships group play

Serena completes 3-0 run through Championships group play

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Serena Williams completed her sweep through group play of the WTA Championships with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Petra Kvitova.
Serena Williams wins again at WTA Championships

Serena Williams wins again at WTA Championships

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Serena Williams beat third-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska and No. 2-ranked Victoria Azarenka also lost Wednesday at the WTA Championships in Istanbul.
Kvitova earns upset win at WTA Championships

Kvitova earns upset win at WTA Championships

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Petra Kvitova provided the first upset of the WTA Championships with a tight straight-set win Tuesday over world No. 4 Agnieszka Radwanska.
Wozniacki wins but falls to 10th in WTA rankings

Wozniacki wins but falls to 10th in WTA rankings

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Caroline Wozniacki won a WTA tournament last week but nonetheless saw her ranking drop Monday to No. 10 in the world.
Kerber's ranking unchanged; she earns WTA Championships invite

Kerber's ranking unchanged; she earns WTA Championships invite

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Angelique Kerber's win at the Generali Ladies Linz tournament doesn't improve her world ranking but did merit an invitation to the WTA Championships.
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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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