Sad news for Li fans. Speculation had been rife that the Chinese tennis player is about to announce her retirement from sports, at age 38, with immediate effect.
UPDATE 15/08/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Being a tennis player isn't fun anymore
“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a tennis player just isn't fun anymore,” she might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that she may branch out into other creative fields she is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.
For a little while on Friday evening, #ThankYouNa was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made her make the decision.
“Li Na was unlike any other tennis player we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouNa”
— @universalObserver, 14 Aug 2020
“I thought Li Na retired about 5 years ago?!?”
— @millythom, 14 Aug 2020
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