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Li Na

Pioneering Women's Tennis Star Retires

AP | DIDI TANG | Posted 09.19.2014 | Sports

BEIJING (AP) — Relying on fitness and a strong baseline game, Li Na reached the pinnacle of tennis and lifted the level of the sport in Asia to unpr...

Li Na Upset In French Open Stunner

AP | Posted 05.27.2014 | Sports

PARIS (AP) — Li Na lost her opening match at the French Open on Tuesday, the second reigning Australian Open champion to fall in the first round at ...

Australian Open Champ!

AP | JOHN PYE | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Once again Li Na had the Rod Laver Arena crowd on its feet, roaring — this time with laughter. Her encore to a 7-6 ...

Serena Gets Back To Final

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 11.06.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK — At the end, and only at the very end, did Serena Williams face anything resembling a challenge in her U.S. Open semifinal. Six times...

Li Na Avenges 2012 Loss

AP | RACHEL COHEN | Posted 10.30.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- Li Na looked like a Grand Slam champion, while Laura Robson looked like a promising teenager. The fifth-seeded Li avenged her third-rou...

Back On Top Down Under

AP | JOHN PYE | Posted 03.28.2013 | Sports

MELBOURNE, Australia — Victoria Azarenka had the bulk of the crowd against her. The fireworks were fizzling out, and when she looked over the ne...

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Len Berman | Posted 03.26.2013 | New York
Len Berman

Let's go Pelicans! The NBA New Orleans Hornets will change its name to Pelicans. What's the over/under on the first headline during a losing streak that reads "Pelican'ts?"

Sharapova Ousted

AP | JOHN PYE | Posted 03.25.2013 | Sports

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Li Na used the heat to her advantage and worked No. 2-ranked Maria Sharapova around Rod Laver Arena in a 6-2, 6-2 win on Thurs...

Li Na Cruises To First-Round Win At U.S. Open

AP | Posted 08.27.2012 | Sports

NEW YORK -- Li Na reached the second round of the U.S. Open for the first time since 2009, beating Heather Watson in straight sets. The ninth-seeded ...

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Len Berman | Posted 08.05.2012 | New York
Len Berman

Triple Crown fever hasn't exactly gripped the country. How come? We haven't had a Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978, the longest drought. And yet I sense a lack of excitement over I'll Have Another.

Sharapova Struggles To Victory

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 08.04.2012 | Sports

PARIS — On days like these, when so little goes right and so much goes awry, Maria Sharapova tosses away the strategies and scouting reports her...

Defending French Open Champ Knocked Out

AP | TRUNG LATIEULE | Posted 08.04.2012 | Sports

PARIS — Defending champion Li Na was at a loss to explain why she was knocked out by a qualifier in the fourth round of the French Open. Last y...

Defending Champ Edges American At French Open

AP | Posted 06.02.2012 | Sports

PARIS -- Defending champion Li Na needed three sets to stop American Christina McHale at the French Open on Saturday. The seventh-seeded Li, who last...

French Open Women's Preview

Posted 05.25.2012 | Sports

By STEVE TIGNOR, PARIS—Old guard vs. new, that’s been the theme of 2012 on the women’s side. The kids got off to a good start when...

Li Na Prepares To Defend French Open Title

AP | TRUNG LATIEULE | Posted 05.25.2012 | Sports

PARIS -- Li Na's life changed dramatically a year ago, when she won the French Open to become the first Grand Slam singles champion from China. Even ...

Defending Champ Overcomes Injury In Grueling Three-Set Match

AP | JOHN PYE | Posted 03.22.2012 | Sports

MELBOURNE, Australia — Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova recovered from an embarrassing miss and a two-game lapse to beat Ana Ivanovic 6-2, 7-6 (...

Li Na Advances After Opponent Retires

AP | Posted 01.20.2012 | Sports

MELBOURNE, Australia -- French Open champion Li Na advanced to the fourth round of the Australian Open on Friday when her third-round opponent, Anabel...

Maria Sharapova Pulls Out Of WTA Championships

AP | Posted 12.26.2011 | Sports

ISTANBUL — Maria Sharapova pulled out of the WTA Championships with a sore ankle Wednesday after losing her second straight match at the season-...

Help Us Pick the Sports Game Changers of 2011

Posted 12.04.2011 | Sports

HuffPost's Game Changers series celebrates 100 innovators, visionaries, and leaders in 12 categories who, whether working in the spotlight or under th...

Chair Umpire Hit By Errant Ball During U.S. Open Match

Posted 10.31.2011 | Sports

Being a chair umpire at a tennis match seems like a pretty sweet job on the surface: You get an awesome view of world class tennis. You sit in the sha...

French Open Champ Upset In First Round Of U.S. Open

AP | RACHEL COHEN | Posted 10.30.2011 | Sports

NEW YORK — French Open champion Li Na left no doubt of how she felt about losing in the first round of the U.S. Open for the second straight yea...

The U.S. Open and Nike: A Stylish Match

The Huffington Post | Brooke Bobb | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Courtesy of Nike Yesterday was the first day of the U.S. Open and for tennis fans everywhere, this tournament is one of the premier sporting...

Reconnecting Through an App: Hello Sunshine, Goodbye Gym

Jennifer Ketcham | Posted 10.15.2011 | Los Angeles
Jennifer Ketcham

Since the discovery of my hips, I've been trying to slim them down, and as a result have spent thousands of dollars on gym memberships where I get toned under bad fluorescent lighting.

Is Li Na the Next Arthur Ashe?

Michael Levy | Posted 08.29.2011 | Sports
Michael Levy

Chinese tennis star Li Na is a red star on the rise. She has the tabloids eating out of her hands; she has sponsors running around in circles; most of all, she bucked a Communist system that desperately needs her.

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Len Berman | Posted 08.24.2011 | New York
Len Berman

The Women's World Cup gets underway Sunday in Germany. Remember when the U.S. ruled the roost? You knew 'em on a first name basis. Mia, Brandi. That was oh so 12 years ago.