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Li Na came back to Australian Open

By By Xinhua and CriEnglish,Editing by Yutang Sports Sunday, 18 Jan 2015 12:04

Li Na of China and Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland arrive at the official draw ceremony of 2015 Australian Open tennis tournament at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia, Jan. 16, 2015.

Li, who retired in September just seven months after reaching world No.2, predicted the fourth-seeded Kvitova would play Venus Williams in the quarter-finals.

Shuai Peng will meet a qualifier in the first round, while Zheng Jie will have a great chance to progress to the second round after being drawn against a wildcard, Chinese Taipei's Chang Kai- Chen.

With six Chinese women in the draw and Wang Yafan a chance to qualify, Li is hopeful of a good Chinese performance.

"Chinese tennis is getting much stronger," said Li.

Li said Chinese wildcard Zhang Ze will get a great experience from playing local hope and former world No.1, Lleyton Hewitt.

Except for drawing, Li Na also went to see her wax figure and poses for photos with it,which is made by Madame Tussauds in Melbourne, Australia, Jan. 18, 2015. The unveiling ceremony of Li Na's wax figure was held on Sunday before 2015 Australian Open tennis tournament.

She said she would make an important announcement at a retirement ceremony to be held by local organizers on January 19.

She will soon open a tennis academy in China, while trying to achieve a new goal: motherhood.



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