Li Na


February 26, 1982
Wuhan, China PR

Known for

Winner of the 2011 French Open/2014 Australian Open

Grand Slam titles won


Turned pro



April 2002-May 2004, September 2014

Li Na (born February 26, 1982) is a retired Chinese female tennis player. She won two Grand Slam titles, at the 2011 French Open and the 2014 Australian Open. She has made some Grand Slam finals; and many Grand Slam semifinals and quarterfinals. Representing China PR in Grand Slams, she made her debut at the 2005 Australian Open.

Li Na's career high rank in singles was world number two on February 17, 2014, during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Her career high in doubles was number 54 in August 2006.


Li Na has a rose tattoo on her chest. It can't be shown when she played professional tennis. Many people in China said it will be hidden for women in the country.


Li Na made an official comeback to tennis in May 2004. She retired for the first time from April 2002 to May 2004.

Notable events that China participated during her first retirement include the 2002 FIFA World Cup and the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup, where China was the defending finalist from the 1999 tournament.


Her tennis career ended in September 2014 at the age of 32; when a knee injury caused her to withdraw from the US Open series including the US Open where she was a semifinalist in 2013. It also caused her to withdraw from the Wuhan Open, her hometown.