Li Na (born February 26, 1982) is the top ranked Chinese professional tennis player. Li has won 5 WTA and 19 ITF singles titles. Li won the 2011 French Open singles title, becoming the first player from an Asian country to win a Grand Slam in singles; she had already reached the final of the 2011 Australian Open, the first player from an Asian country to appear in a Grand Slam singles final. She is currently ranked World No. 11 and is the top Chinese player, out of 3 in the top 100. Li Na was born on February 26, 1982, in Wuhan, Hubei, China. Her father Li Shengpeng was a professional badminton player and later worked as a sales rep for a Wuhan based company. He died from a rare cardiovascular disease when Li Na was 14. At age six, Li Na started playing badminton, following her father's footsteps.
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