Li Na tearfully waved goodbye to her fans
Jason 2014-10-03 10:10:43
|In front of a standing ovation at the Diamond Court in Beijing, China's tennis ace Li Na tearfully waved goodbye to her fans on Tuesday night.
Before the night session of the on-going China Open tournament, a farewell ceremony was held for Li, featuring officials from the Women's Tennis Association and Chinese Tennis Association, several world's top players and her loyal fans.
"I'm very happy to have the chance to say goodbye to all of you here," said Li at the ceremony. "It's very tough to say goodbye, but I promise I will be around the court."
Li, 32, announced her retirement through her micro blog on Sept 19, saying she has to call an end to her competitive career due to knee injuries.
At 7:15 pm on Tuesday, the ceremony started with a video recap of Li's performance highlights at the 11th China Open. A group of WTA players, including Petra Kvitova, Jelena Jankovic and Caroline Wozniacki attended the ceremony.
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