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Li Na: My Life
Li Na: My Life

Li Na: My Life


290 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $27.95 (US $27.95) (CA $33.95)

Publication Date: December 2013

ISBN 9780143800057

Rights: US & CA

Penguin Books China (Dec 2013)
Viking China

Price: $27.95


Watch Li Na winning at the Australian Open. Now read her life story. Li Na claimed an unprecedented victory at the 2011 French Open at age 29, and became the first player from an Asian country to win a Grand Slam singles title. Outspoken and likeable, the "late-blooming" Chinese tennis superstar is one of the world's top 10 players, and has championships on grass, clay, and hard courts to her name. Li Na is a tennis player few forget. Beyond the rankings and million-dollar endorsements is a life just as remarkable as her success. Li Na grew up within a rigid national sports system, living away from home and training six days a week, and spent years struggling to believe in herself. Her outstanding feats in a sport she grew to love, recovering from three knee surgeries, and conquering her own demons, are nothing short of inspirational. Told with honesty and humor, Li Na: My Life is the moving story behind an extraordinary sporting icon.

Author Biography

Li Na started playing tennis at seven years old. She joined the national team at 14 and turned professional two years later. She left the national team in 2008 to pursue an independent career, becoming one of the first Chinese athletes to do so. In June 2011, Li Na won the French Open and became the first tennis player representing an Asian country to win a Grand Slam singles title. She continues to dominate professional women's tennis and consistently ranks within the top 10.