Tennis

Li Na reaches tour finale

2011-10-06 11:28
Li Na

Beijing - China's French Open champion Li Na has capped the best season of her career by qualifying for the year-end WTA Championships in Turkey.

Li becomes the fifth singles player to qualify for the tournament in Istanbul from October 25 to 30, joining world number one Caroline Wozniacki, Maria Sharapova, Petra Kvitova and Victoria Azarenka.

The WTA finale features the top eight singles players and the top four doubles teams over the course of the season.

Li made history in June by becoming the first Asian player to win a Grand Slam singles title at Roland Garros after earlier reaching the final at the Australian Open, where she lost to Kim Clijsters.

Currently ranked number six in the world, the 29-year-old reached a career-high of number four in June.

"This year has been the most successful of my career so far and I'm very happy to have qualified," Li said.

"I'm proud to be the first Chinese woman to qualify in singles for this event and I look forward to some tough matches against the best players of the season."

Read more on:    wta  |  li na  |  tennis
NEXT ON SPORT24X

Bouchard skips tournament

2014-07-25 07:31

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

 
 
Featured Blog

Dave ask if you would like to meet your local sports heroes and stand the chance to win prizes to the value of over R40 000.

Latest blogs
Vote

Which is your favourite Grand Slam of the year?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

TV schedule Plan your couch time with our searchable sport TV guide

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.