28 Jan 2014

Li na most influential says Chris Evert

11:27 am on 28 January 2014

Tennis great Chris Evert believes Li Na is destined for more grand slams and a place in the Hall of Fame after her Australian Open win cemented her position as the most influential female player of the last decade.

Li's final victory over Slovak Dominika Cibulkova on Saturday gave her a second major following her 2011 French Open title, a triumph that made her Asia's first singles grand slam champion.

Evert, the winner of 18 grand slam titles, has hailed the Chinese's achievements..... adding what she has achieved for Asia in particular makes her one of the most influential players around.

The women's game is certainly growing in Asia with Singapore and Beijing now housing WTA offices while 17 WTA events will be played in Asian Pacific in 2014.