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China's Young Mountain Flowers In Cincy To Watch GoldenFlowers Li, Zhang, Zheng, Peng

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This year’s French Open champion Li Na defeated Lucie Safarova 6-3, 6-4 in the day’s opening match on Center Court as students from China’s Mountain Flowers Foundation (future of the WTA) watched.

The Foundation, part of China’s National Sports Foundation, is home to 12 girls, ages 8 to 13, from ethnic minority backgrounds, including Moso, Naxi, Pumi and Tibetan. Its efforts focus on the development of its girls through education and tennis training.

According to Mountain Flowers Foundation co-founder and 1984 Olympic volleyball gold medalist, Yang Xi, in a recent press release, "Cultural exchanges such as the Western & Southern Open and the events surrounding the tournament have the potential to leave a positive, long-term impact on our kids and open new opportunities for future collaboration with Western & Southern Financial Group."

Li also discussed the impact of her French Open win in her country. At first, she didn’t expect many to greet her upon returning to China due to an early loss at Wimbledon. She succumbed to German Sabine Lisicki, who went on to reach the semifinals, in the second round.

She was, however, in for a surprise. On the 5th of July celebration in Beijing she attended, "it was like warm, so warm, but still I think at least thousand people was coming just to say, ‘Well done, congratulations. I was feeling like, ‘Wow, now I’m star,’" she said.

Of the win against Safarova, Li said, "I think today I have a pretty good serve, and on her serve game, I just tried put a little bit pressure for her." She continued, "I know she’s dangerous player. I have to give more pressure for her and try to show the positive thing on the court and make her make mistake."

Li, seeded No. 5 in the tournament, appears in the same section of the draw as last year’s Cincinnati finalist Maria Sharapova and recent Toronto champion Serena Williams, who currently leads the Olympus US Open Series.

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They must be dissapointed today watching her mess
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I hope they get to visit more than just Mason, Ohio.
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maybe they flew to California first

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are there any good chinese juniors?
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Those kids were just props the sponsors (W & S) flew in to have a good story to tell, and look good in front of the Chinese back home.

I don't know why though? No Chinese company is gonna let an American Financial Services company in like they want, especially after what American/Western banks have done to the world economy the past several years, while China's trade surplus, T Bills, GNP, Yen, etc. keep growing, at the West expense.

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These girls were very cute and were so excited to be out on court! They also hit around a little bit on one of the outer practice courts.

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These girls were very cute and were so excited to be out on court! They also hit around a little bit on one of the outer practice courts.
I think they hit with Zheng and Zhang

were any of them good

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were any of them good
I didn't pay much attention. They were all probably 13 and younger though.

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Those kids were just props the sponsors (W & S) flew in to have a good story to tell, and look good in front of the Chinese back home.

I don't know why though? No Chinese company is gonna let an American Financial Services company in like they want, especially after what American/Western banks have done to the world economy the past several years, while China's trade surplus, T Bills, GNP, Yen, etc. keep growing, at the West expense.

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The Yen is Japan's currency, honey. And if it weren't for the Chinese government's willingness to horde US Treasury Bills we'd be in even more trouble.

Mountain Flowers I remember my first time traveling abroad, it's so exciting. Happy for them.
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I think they hit with Zheng and Zhang

were any of them good
They were very young. Not many to make you go WOW about, but they really enjoyed hitting with Jie and Jie did a little interview about the girls on court. A couple were pretty solid for being no older than 12-13.

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Did u get that name(Mountain Flowers)outta ur ass asusual? or...does it really exist?

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