Friday, September 7, 2007
Li and Zheng to skip China Open
Li Na, China's top player, and Zheng Jie, one of China's top doubles players and partner of Yan Zi, have missed both Wimbledon and the U.S. Open because of rib and ankle injuries, respectively. Now they are going to miss the China Open in Beijing this month.
This is a real blow to Chinese tennis, and also to fans. Li (who is also Jelena Jankovic's doubles partner) was ranked number 16 in the world in January. She reached the round of 16 at the Australian Open this year, and the quarterfinals of Wimbledon last year. Zheng, who is also a good singles player, has two Grand Slam doubles titles with Yan.