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Special: A Chinese Fairytale - The Li Na Story

07-27-2012 14:45 BJT

 

By Li Zhenyu

It's hard to overstate what a disadvantage it has been for Li Na to come to tennis from China, a nation with virtually no tradition in the sport, and it's easy to underestimate how many grounds Li has had to cover from an unknown Chinese novelty of yesterday to where she is today — lofting a Grand Slam singles trophy, beaming.

Li Zhenyu authors the "Beyond Gold" column for People's Daily Online.

Editor:Wang Chuhan |Source: People's Daily

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