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WTA Ranked No. 6
After reaching the quarterfinals of Wimbledon in 2010, Li Na exited during the second round the past two years. In 2011, she lost to German Sabine Lisicki, and in 2012 she was upset by Sorana Cirstea—neither player was ranked in the top 50 at the time.
Li started the year in stellar fashion, including reaching the finals of the 2013 Australian Open. Since then, Li has faded. Her clay court season lacked substance after she reached the finals at Stuttgart. She lost during the first round in Madrid and the second round in Rome.
Then at the French Open, Li was upset in the second round by Bethanie Mattek-Sands. She won this event 2011.
On grass so far, Li lost her quarterfinal match at Eastbourne to eventual champion, Elena Vesnina.
Her furthest advancement remains the quarterfinals at the All England Club, which Li has reached twice. At age 31, she needs to improve her showing at this major. Drawn into the same quarter with Agnieszka Radwanska, Li has a perfect opportunity to advance to the quarterfinals and beyond. Her draw is very favorable.
The lady from China would go a long way in reestablishing her plucky game by making a good showing at Wimbledon. She would, in all probability, stop the bleeding that began during the second quarter of her season.
With the growing popularity of Li in China, her fanbase would swell again, proving she deserves to be at the top of the women's game.