Li Na Announces Retirement due to Knee Injuries
After winning two grand slam championships for China, Li Na took it to the next level by announcing her decision to retire from tennis. Li Na said she has no regrets on her decision to retire since she has been plagued with issues on her knee injury. Li the former French and Australian Open champion was satisfied with her tennis career.
Li first announced her retirement on her microblog stating that this was the best time to retire and she doesn’t feel sorry or regrets. Li won the 2011 French Open and became the first Chinese player to win grand slam titles singles and went to clinch the Australian Open in January. She was able to join seven tournaments after that and haven’t’ played after her third round defeat at Wimbledon. In August she withdrew from three tournaments due to her right knee injury.
She undergone surgery in July and tried to recover and hoped that she can join in several tennis matches in China especially the Wuhan Tennis Open which is done in her hometown, but since it was her fourth surgery and due to her physical state and age, she found it hard to recover.
Li is now planning to establish the Li Na Tennis Academy and help build a base for Chinese tennis, she also plans to have a family in the future since during her tennis playing days she spent little time with family and friends and she sees that this is the perfect time to do so after her retirement.