Li Na says it has been an immensely tough thing for her to get completely separated from tennis after being attached to it for two decades.
The previous season was Li Na’s last one on the Professional tour as she retired in the middle of it.
She was actually not old enough to call it a day, but, because of the fact that her body had not been able to endure all the pressure at the highest level, she quit.
While, she has physically gone away from the action completely, she is still there mentally. There is still that competitiveness inside her. She misses being a professional player. She wants to go out there on the court again and fight for points.
In her interview to a website, Li said, “It would be a lie if I tell you that I don’t miss it. I surely miss it. Tennis was my habit which I pursued for a very, very long time. To get away suddenly has been difficult. But, it was not possible for me to continue either. I had been on injections and had to go through so many surgeries. So, it was the right decision. You see even today, my knee has had to go through medical treatment.” Read more »
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Generally after retirement, the players stop travelling a lot, but, with Li Na, it’s different. The 32-year old Chinese woman might not be a professional player any more, but, she is still travelling as much as she used to be before.
She was in America a couple of months back with her husband for vacations and then, she went to Shenzhen for the trophy distribution ceremony on the final day of the tournament there.
Currently, Li is in OZ. She has been named the brand ambassador of the Grand Slam that is going to take place there shortly. Read more »