Li Na has broken new ground at the International Tennis Hall of Fame. On July 20, the 37-year-old former Chinese star became the first Asian-born player to be inducted. She was enshrined during a lengthy on-court ceremony that followed the Hall of Fame Open semifinals. Li became the first Asian to win a Grand Slam […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Na enjoying retirement, cheers on Nishikori The first grand slam event of the tennis year, the Australian Open, began Jan. 19th. The women’s side of the tournament was without Li Na. The best tennis player from China retired last fall and based on a recent interview with the New […]
AP Wire Service BEIJING (AP) — Two days after announcing the end of her momentous tennis career in an open letter to friends and fans, Li Na entered her farewell news conference with the appearance of somebody who had been crying. It didn’t take long for the two-time Grand Slam champion to shed tears, again, […]
The Layup Drill — a NEW monthly column about APIs in sports By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to the third edition of The Layup Drill! This month, we have a survivor, kid champs, and the NBA celebrating Chinese New Year.
The Layup Drill — a NEW monthly sports column about Asians By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly As we welcome in 2012 and recover from the holidays, The Layup Drill takes a look back at 2011. And, just like Santa Claus, The Layup Drill has compiled a list of the naughty and nice of 2011. […]
BEIJING (AP) — Li Na’s landmark French Open victory sparked celebrations and recognition throughout Asia on Sunday, while China’s state media told its athletes to learn from her