Chinese tennis player Li Na has vowed that she will come back to the All England Club in 20 days’ time, wearing the red of China and will be aiming for the top prize to silence all those critics who have blasted her performances over the last few months.
All of China will be looking at Li to lead the charge for China in the women’s tennis arena and after being knocked out of Wimbledon unceremoniously in the second round just a few days back, she will have that extra incentive to go for the Gold Medal at the London Olympic Games.
The 30 year old became the first Asian player in the history of tennis to win a Grand Slam title when she overcame the odds to win the French Open title at Roland Garros in 2011, but since then, she has failed to reach the quarter finals in any of the five Grand Slam events that she has participated in.
And speaking about the Olympic Games in London, Li Na stated that it is a big even and she is looking forward to it. Apperently online bets on her winning the Olympics are flooding in in China, with the nation keen to back her success.
Li went on to add that this is probably the last time that she will be donning the colors of her nation, adding that she is 30 years of age now and there is no telling what could happen between now and then, and as a result, she is fully focused on returning to the All England Club for a crack at the Gold Medal.
With the clothing regulations not in place for the Olympic Games at the All England Club, Li Na stated that she was also looking forward to the players playing in the colors of their nation instead of the traditional white as she hopes that red turns out to be her lucky color for the Games.
The latest tennis betting odds make her the fourth-favourite, with her recent perfromances at Wimbledon counting against her.