Li Na is a tennis player few forget. She claimed an unprecedented victory at the 2011 French Open at age twenty-nine, and became the first player from an Asian country to win a Grand Slam singles title. Outspoken and likeable, the 'late-blooming' Chinese tennis superstar is one of the world's top ten players, and has championships on grass, clay and hard courts to her name.
Beyond the rankings and million-dollar endorsements is a life just as remarkable as her success. Li Na grew up within a rigid national sports system, living away from home and training six days a week, and spent years struggling to believe in herself. Her outstanding feats in a sport she grew to love, recovering from three knee surgeries and conquering her own demons, are nothing short of inspirational.
Told with honesty and humour, Li Na: My Life is the moving story behind an extraordinary sporting icon.
About the Author
Li Na is China's number one tennis star and a much loved global icon. In 2011, she reached the singles final at the Australian Open – an achievement she repeated in 2013 – and on 4 June of the same year, she won the Roland Garros, making her the first tennis player representing an Asian country to win a Grand Slam singles title. In 2013, she was included in Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world and her image graced the cover of a special issue edition.
For Ages: 18+ years old
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 17th December 2013
Publisher: Penguin China
Country of Publication: CN
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.3 x 2.1
Weight (kg): 23.4
Edition Number: 1