Li Na and China’s Soviet-Style Sports System

Chinese tennis star Li Na may have bowed out of Wimbledon on Tuesday, but Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore of the International Herald Tribune points out that Li is one of just a few athletes that have found success outside of...

Li Na and the Politics of Saying Thank You

On his New Yorker blog, Evan Osnos writes about tennis star Li Na, who just became the first Asian to win a singles grand slam at the French Open, and her unconventional relationship with the official Chinese sports industry: Li...

Li Na Dethrones Schiavone at French Open

Chinese tennis superstar Li Na became the first Chinese player, and the first Asian, to win a Grand Slam singles title at the French Open. From the New York Times: After losing in her first Grand Slam final at this year’s...

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