Tuesday, February 18, 2014

TENNIS TUESDAY: Li Na Reaches World #2!

Li Na made history this week by reaching #2 on the WTA singles rankings, becoming the highest rated player of Asian descent. Interestingly, Peng Shuai also made history this week by becoming the first Chinese player to be ranked #1 in doubles.
"To be No.1 was a goal of mine this year. Su-Wei and I were very close at the end of last year. It is something I have worked very hard for," Peng commented. "With Li Na going to No.2 in singles, and Hsieh Su-Wei taking the No.2 doubles ranking, this is a big breakthrough for Asian tennis. We are looking forward to the rest of the year and hopefully the WTA Championships in Singapore." 
"To go to No.2 in the world is definitely a proud accomplishment for me and my team," Li said. "We have worked very hard and look to improve every week. It is an exciting time for tennis in China.
Congratulations to Li and Peng!

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