CHINESE TENNIS LEGEND LI NA ON CNNS TALK ASIA
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Next month on ‘Talk Asia’, CNN’s Anna Coren is in Shanghai to meet tennis legend Li Na, one of the most influential and pioneering Chinese athletes of her generation. Last year the tennis trailblazer was forced to retire at the height of her game due to a recurring knee injury, but as she sits down with CNN, Li opens up about her milestone-filled career.
The only Asian to claim not one, but two, Grand Slam titles, her star power extends far beyond the court. In an intimate conversation, Li talks about the difficult decision to retire, her love hate relationship with Chinese tennis authorities, and what it means to be hailed as a national hero. The tennis superstar also opens up about the death of her father who she describes as the ‘sunshine’ of her childhood, falling in love with her tennis teammate, and her newest victory, motherhood.
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Thursday July 2 at 1630 HKT
Friday July 3 at 1130 HKT
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Saturday July 11 at 1930 HKT
Sunday July 12 at 1230 HKT
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