PARIS (AP) — For eight long years, Zhang Shuai and Grand Slam tennis simply weren’t friends.
From a 2008 debut at Flushing Meadows, to Roland Garros two years later, and then onward to the...
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Li Na has broken new ground at the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
The 37-year-old former Chinese star on Saturday became the first Asian-born player to be...
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Top-seeded John Isner overcame extremely hot conditions and a first-set tiebreaker loss to beat fourth-seeded Ugo Humbert of France 6-7 (4), 7-6 (5), 6-3 on Saturday and...
NEW YORK (AP) — Li Na remembers first watching a tennis match on TV, drawn to the unforgettable style of one of the players.
Andre Agassi had long hair, an earring and wore denim shorts, and...
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Li Na saw much of herself in a young player on the women's tour early last year.
The two-time Grand Slam champion didn't hesitate to identify Japan's Naomi Osaka as the player with a bright future.
So Li, set to be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in July along with fellow former Australian Open champions Mary Pierce and Yevgeny Kafelnikov, was not surprised when Osaka won the 2018 U.S. Open.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Li Na already was the first tennis player born in Asia to win a Grand Slam singles title. Now she will be the first enshrined in the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
Li was joined by Mary Pierce and Yevgeny Kafelnikov in the hall's Class of 2019, which was announced Monday at the Australian Open.
All three won a pair of major titles — one at Melbourne Park and the other at Roland Garros.
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Li Na has received the most support in the first fan vote for the International Tennis Hall of Fame, followed by Goran Ivanisevic and Mary Pierce.
Results of the six-week online balloting for fans were announced Tuesday. The Hall did not say how many people participated.
Li Na could become the first player from Asia elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
The two-time major champion from China is one of eight Grand Slam title winners who are candidates for the International Tennis Hall of Fame's Class of 2019, a list that includes Goran Ivanisevic, Yevgeny Kafelnikov and Conchita Martinez.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — In China, the women have enjoyed all the success in tennis, winning Grand Slam titles, Olympic gold medals and reaching the top 10 in both singles and doubles.
Male players, on the other hand, have lagged behind. Despite increased investment and improved resources at home, a mainland Chinese male player has never broken into the top 100 in the rankings.