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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old Apr 27th, 2003, 01:45 AM Thread Starter
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Has Na Li offically retired?

I haven't heard anything of Na Li lately. Has she called it quits this year? It is kinda sad she has struggled with nerves and being away so much, because it seemed she has a lot of talent. Shame to see a player from China win higher challenger success fall out. Any news?

Oh well, go Peng!
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1999 - Won second, third and fourth pro events of career (unranked in the second and third), all ITF events; the first two were in Shenzhen (CHN), defeating Yang-Jin Chung in both finals (also swept doubles titles at both events); the next event came two months later, in Westend (BEL), defeating Daphne Van de Zande for the title; won seven straight doubles titles on the ITF Circuit, beginning with the first event of her career in June and ending in September; enjoyed the same kind of domination again in 2000
2000 - Won 52 singles matches on the ITF Circuit, more than any other player; won 56 pro matches overall, including WTA Tour wins; tied for third among all players; debuted on WTA Tour at 2000 Tashkent, ranked No. 136 in singles, fell to Zaporozhanova 06 64 61 in 1r; ranked No. 293 in doubles, won doubles title with T. Li; first WTA Tour singles match win came at Shanghai; ranked No. 137, d. fellow countrywoman Jing-Qian Yi, when she was forced to retire at 76(6) 43; fell to Tanasugarn 75 61 in 2r; began year winning a title in January, ITF/Boca Raton-USA; two months later began a tear through four straight ITF tournaments, the first two in Nanjing (CHN), the next two in Shenyang (CHN) and Dahlian (CHN); then tore through two more back-to-back in May, ITF/Seoul-KOR and ITF/Ho Chi Minh-VIE to amass her sixth and seventh titles in a five-month span; in July won her eighth ITF title of 2000 at ITF/Civitanova-ITA
2002 - As a qualifier, ranked No. 308, won $75,000 ITF/Midland-USA, winning a total of eight matches, dropping only three sets, upsetting the top seed in qualifying, and d. five higher-ranked players en route to the title, her 13th ITF singles title; in a Fed Cup World Group playoff versus Russia, lost a singles match in China's loss

Now is a time to shed a tear. Gosh, makes me sad...
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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old Apr 27th, 2003, 02:48 AM
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Na li still keeps training about three hours everyday.
she is most powerful attacks in all asian players yet.
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old Apr 27th, 2003, 02:58 AM
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Is Li Na training on her own or with Wuhan team . Does she intend to play some tournaments or is she having some funding difficulties .
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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old Apr 27th, 2003, 05:21 AM
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l saw Na Li in wuhan servral days ago.she was being trained by her boyfriend,l don't know when she will come back to pro tennis
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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old Apr 27th, 2003, 05:30 AM
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she and peng shui
both are talent,than zheng jie&sun tian tian
she has the capability of top 20 in wta
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old Apr 28th, 2003, 05:35 AM
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If Na does not have the support of her province and her contract with SMC was not finalised, it will be tough for her to come back into competition, no matter how hard she tries.

I wish her luck anyway in her endeavour and that she will find the funds to start all over again. She is young and if she is not as sick as she is said to be, she certainly has the talent to come back .
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you seem to be very much interested in chinese players, steveg



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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old May 28th, 2003, 10:51 AM
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old May 28th, 2003, 11:32 AM
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Thanks for the photo . Do you know where and when the photo had been taken .

It looks fairly recent because Na racquet does not show any name on the strings.
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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old May 28th, 2003, 02:10 PM
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2001-08-31,according the date of photo,
l think it was taken in the 21st university sports game. Na li defeated Janet Lee in the final,the score is 4:6, 6:3, 6:2.
BTW, her racquet is WILLSON now.
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Thus she is not retired.
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