China's Tennis Star Li Na Set to Announce Retirement

A local sports channel in China cited Li Na's agency, saying the two-time grand slam winner is set to announce her retirement on Sunday.

updated: September 19, 2014 09:36 IST
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The world number six won the Australian Open in January but her season has been troubled by injury and she has been sidelined since late July with a knee problem.


China's two-time Grand Slam-winner Li Na is poised to retire, state media reported Thursday, in a move which would bring down the curtains on Asia's most successful tennis career.

The sports channel of state-owned CNTV cited Li's agency, IMG, as saying the tennis star would hold a briefing on Sunday to announce the news but also said she might make an official announcement on Friday via social media.

A separate report by CCTV-5, the sports channel of state broadcaster China Central Television, quoted unnamed insiders as saying Li, 32, will announce her retirement because of injuries on Friday.

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