Li Na just returned to China for the first time since she won the French Open, and was honored today in a ceremony in Beijing. The event took place in Sanlitun SOHO, in Li's home province of Hubei. And while Reuter's reported that Li's public gratitude to the Chinese government is "something she has not done often," that is--of course--not factual. Throughout her second career, Li has publicly thanked the government of China for its support.
Other than attending the ceremony, Li has stayed home and tried to avoid the limelight in her native country.
Here is a gallery of photos of the ceremony for China's Golden Flower. The photos are lovely--be sure to look at them.