Player Profiles

(9) Na Li

  • DOB: 26/02/1982
  • Nationality: Chinese
  • Became Pro: 1999
  • Height: 1.72
Li: Semi-finalist in 2010

Player Profile

The Chinese player made an impressive run to the Australian Open semi-finals in 2010 before falling to eventual champion Serena Williams.

The defeat - a straight-sets loss in two tie-breaks - came after Li had claimed the scalps of Venus Williams and current world number one Caroline Wozniacki.

She built on the breakthrough with some solid results on the WTA Tour and enjoyed a successful grasscourt season, winning in Birmingham and reaching the last eight at Wimbledon.

An aggressive player from the baseline, Li has shown she can upset the big names when on top form - as she proved when winning the recent warm-up event in Sydney where she beat Kim Clijsters in the final.

Women's Outright: Li N 11/2

Ten-year Grand Slam History

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Wozniacki - world number one. Zvonareva - two Grand Slam finals in 2010. Clijsters - finished 2010 well. Williams - yet to win in Melbourne. Stosur - home hope. Schiavone - shock winner in Paris in 2010. Jankovic - former world number one. Azarenka - former junior champ. Li: Semi-finalist in 2010 Peer: Rising up the rankings Henin: Back from injury Radwanska: Hopes to fulfil potential Petrova: Outside chance Sharapova: Good record in Melbourne Bartoli: Reached 2007 Wimbledon final Pavluchenkova: Young prospect

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