Li Na appointed ambassador for WTA Tour Finals

Li Na appointed ambassador for WTA Tour Finals
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Published October 2nd, 2014 - 03:29 GMT via

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Recently retired Chinese tennis ace Li Na has reportedly been appointed as an ambassador for next month's season ending WTA Tour Finals in Singapore.

Na, the only Asian to win a Grand Slam singles, was in position to qualify for the lucrative October 17-26 tournament before she announced a fortnight ago that she was quitting after being worn down by the effects of long-term knee injuries.

This year's Australian Open winner and the 2011 French Open champion would take on her new role for the first two editions of the event, which is switching to Singapore next month for the start of a five-year term, Sport24 reported.

WTA Chairman and CEO Stacey Allaster said in a statement that this would be a great opportunity for the fans from around the world over to get close to a tennis legend who has inspired a nation and done so much for the game in Asia Pacific.

Allaster said that Na has inspired a generation of young girls throughout Asia-Pacific with hopes that, they too, can achieve the dream of playing in the WTA Finals. (ANI)

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