Chinese tennis sensation Na Li believes that Australia is a very lucky place for her and that she is looking forward to facing the challenge in Australia where she reached the final in 2011. That success has added to the confidence of the Chinese ace who believes that she now knows what she can expect from the Australian Open and she will be prepared to face everything once the tournament begins.
The French Open champion commented that since it will be the first Grand Slam of the tournament, each and every competitor will be more or less at the same level and this gives everyone the chance to come out on top and only the one who is acquainted with the Open will come out on top. According to her, every opponent in every tournament is difficult but she feels that the Australian Open is her lucky tournament as she has always performed well Down Under and although she has never won the title, she feels that this is her time to claim the title and set things straight after her defeat in the final last year.
Having won the Medibank International Sydney by defeating Kim Clijsters last season, therefore becoming the first Asian player to win a tournament in Australia, Na Li is hopeful of a repeat this time around as well. But she knows that it will be difficult as the new girls coming into the circuit are also very good, apart from the old guards who have already made their mark in the court.
Having won her very first Grand Slam title at the French Open last year, she knows what it takes to win a major title as well and Na Li is looking to emulate her success on clay on the hard courts of Australia as well.