Many women tennis stars decide to go the domestic way eventually.
That is the case with Li Na as well. She once held the second position in the world of tennis. She was a Grand Slam champion two times. She is considered to be a pioneering one woman star as well. However, about a year back, she decided to step back from her tennis career and start off down the family line. As a result the last match that she played was in 2014. That was the championships at Wimbledon. She then returned to Wuhan, her hometown. Here she played in the first edition of the home tournament, Wuhan Open. Once that was over she decided to give it all up.
She is considered a Chinese tennis star in many ways. Though she might not have reached the top rankings of WTA, she pioneered many successes in her field. The Australian Open in 2011 saw her upset the reigning number one player, Caroline Wozniacki. She was then one of the firsts to reach the Grand Slam finals in the singles category and of Asian origin.
That achievement was memorable and that was not the last of them. Li charmed many fans in the tennis world. She even won many people over with funny comments about her personal life like how her husband snores through the night and how the prize money kept her going against opponents like Wozniacki. However, that was not the last of her successes. She even won the Grand Slam in the subsequent French Open. She beat the big names in the arena like Maria Sharapova. She even remarked how she was able to prove her critics wrong by winning this title as many had stated that she was not very good on clay courts.