On how the falls affected her during the match...
"Not too much - maybe just five seconds. I was a little bit worried when I fell and my head touched the ground. For two seconds I couldn't really see anything - it was totally black. When the physio came, she was like, 'Focus on my finger.' I started laughing. I was thinking, 'This is a tennis court, not a hospital!' She was like, 'Follow my finger. Follow my finger,' because I wasn't following, I was just watching her eyes. But then I did it. They did such a good job, checking everything was okay just in case."
I do. No nonsense girl, very mature, but also can laugh at herself.
This. Smile on her face after everything she survived in the final was
Former World No.1 (Current rank: No.12)
2005: Canberra 2006: Montreal 2007: Berlin, Los Angeles, Luxembourg 2008: Indian Wells, Roland Garros, Linz 2010: Linz, Bali 2011: Bali 2014: Auckland, Monterrey
I really want to win the title to celebrate the wedding anniversary tomorrow， but I failed,said Li Na after the press,bursting into tears.She smiled to the audience. But breaking down when CCTV interviewed her.
Li Na is also a great ambassador for Chinese athletes. There is still quite a bit of prejudice against Chinese athletes (a continuation of the old mentality toward USSR athletes), seeing them as doped-up robots rather than individuals. I'm glad there is someone out there to show the world that yes, Chinese people have personalities, have a sense of humor, relationships, their own perspectives, etc.
Since most Chinese athletes don't have Na's ability to interview in English, the number of potential Li Na's gets lost.
Wow this thread is now 4 pages and so far everyone shares mutual praise for the same player. I think no other top player could generate such a united thread. I can only agree, Na Li is super Na. What a joyful read.
Tennis-fan since 2001 Serena-fan since 2001
Don't hate the player hate the game. I dislike noone. Not even Sharapova.