Wimbledon 2013: Net it be for born-again Li Na

Throughout, to counter Radwanska's trademark drop shots and deft play, she charged into the net 71 times, winning points 48 times in the process and mixing up her regular baseline rhythm. "I'm proud of myself, because at least I was trying to come to the net. I can now use it in important matches. So it's pretty positive," the Wuhan right-hander said, looking ahead to the rest of the season.

updated: July 03, 2013 14:46 IST
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London: Li Na confessed she is a convert to serve-and-volley tennis and has vowed to take her new-found skills at the net with her into the US hard court season.

The Chinese number one tried out the tactics at Wimbledon and though it did not get her into the semi-finals, the 31-year-old is keen to prove she can mix it with the best of them in the dying art.

The 2011 French Open champion is going to take a month off recuperating after her Wimbledon exploits, freshening up to tackle the run-up ahead of the US Open, which gets under way on August 26.

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