“LI NA & FRIENDS” Tennis Event in Wuhan
The city of Wuhan leadership and IMG announced that on December 17-18, 2011, Li Na will headline a special two-day tennis extravaganza in Wuhan, "Li Na & Friends", alongside new rival and rising star, Sabine Lisicki, who defeated Li in a thrilling contest at Wimbledon, as well as 14-time Grand Slam singles champion Pete Sampras and tennis heartthrob Carlos Moya, who like the hometown hero also owns a Roland Garros singles crown.
After fighting off two match points to defeat Li at Wimbledon, Germany's Lisicki is eagerly anticipating the exhibition. "I am delighted to have been included in the "Li Na & Friends" event. Li Na and I had one of the best quality matches of Wimbledon 2011 and it is always a pleasure to play a champion -- especially a reigning Grand Slam Champion like Li Na who is so friendly and professional, something all of China should be very proud of. To play singles and doubles in an event that also includes the great Pete Sampras will be an amazing experience. I understand we can expect thousands of people and a fantastic atmosphere and I really look forward to seeing you all in China -- and maybe even doing a little shopping, possibly with a little help from Li Na, at the end of the year!"