Popular Asian star Li Na is expected to announce her retirement from tennis Friday in her hometown of Wuhan, China. Li Na won the Australian Open in January but the 32-year-old has been battling knee injuries since, and most recently she missed the US Open.
— CCTVNEWS (@cctvnews) September 18, 2014
Currently ranked No. 6, Li Na reached a career-high No. 2 in the WTA rankings earlier this season. She also won nine titles including two Grand Slams at the 2011 French Open and the 2014 Australian Open.
Her last match was a third round loss at Wimbledon to Barbora Zahlavova Strycova. Shortly after the defeat she and longtime coach Carlos Rodriguez parted ways. She then withdrew from the summer events because of the knee.
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