26 February 1982
Li Na, Tennis Player, China
Turning profession in 1999, she managed to win three of every four singles tournament that she entered.
About Li Na
One of the world's top tennis players, she won 7 WTA and 19 ITF singles titles, and became the first Asian player to win a Grand Slam.
She married Jiang Shan in 2006. Her father Li Shengpeng was a professional badminton player.
Friends and colleagues
In 2012, to help her better her game, she hired Justin Henin's former trainer, and the resulting all-around improvement was reflected in her strong finishes that year.
Known for her lightning-quick reflexes and a powerful, if sometimes inconsistent, forehand, she was often described as among the hard-hitting players on tour.