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Li Na: My Life by [Na, Li]
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About the Author

Li Na started playing tennis at seven years old. She joined the national team at 14 and turned professional two years later. She left the national team in 2008 to pursue an independent career, becoming one of the first Chinese athletes to do so. In June 2011, Li Na won the French Open and became the first tennis player representing an Asian country to win a Grand Slam singles title. She continues to dominate professional women's tennis and consistently ranks within the top 10.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2969 KB
  • Print Length: 290 pages
  • Publisher: e-penguin (December 17, 2013)
  • Publication Date: December 17, 2013
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HDV3A60
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,339,165 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The hardcopy of Li Na My Life appeared at a local book store in Hong Kong on 31 Dec 2013. At that time (and strangely even at this moment), Amazon could only offer a Kindle version. Being a fan of Li Na's, I bought the book right away. I subsequently found from my friends that a Simplified Chinese version was available. This is no surprise given that Li Na penned this autobiography and would naturally write it in her native language. I would really like to read the book in its original language since translation would inevitably lose some of the meanings or intentions of the author. As an ardent fan of Li's, I made a trip to Shenzhen, en route to watching Li play her semi-final match at a tournament there, to get a copy of the Chinese version of the book.

There are differences between the English version and Chinese version of the book, not least is the price. The Chinese version was published in August 2012 and the English one at the end of 2013. So the latter covered Li's 2013 Australian Open campaign as well as her coach Carlos Rodriguez' prediction that she would rise to top three in the world. The prediction materialized in October 2013 when Li did reach the position of world number three. Besides the addition of new material, the other difference worth mentioning is that the English version is not a direct translation of the Chinese one. I compared the chapter on Marriage and found that some information is missing from the English version. The order or sequence of some of the events is a bit different as well. Certainly some editing has been done to the English version.

In the book, Li described her deep love of her father. Unfortunately, her father passed away when she was only 14 years old.
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I had no idea Li Na has been under so much pressure. Like reading Agassi's Open was how I felt reading this book. Like Na talks often about how "they said negative things about her. I am a huge fan of tennis and of Li Na and I have never thought bad things about her. I also do not know anyone who thought poorly of her. I gave this book a 3/5 as I felt was too introspective with not enough detail of the tournament at the French Open that she won in 2011.
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By victor on February 3, 2014
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It is an awesome book about the up and down of LI na's career. I learn that life is a challenge with sweetness on the road
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The best book on tennis I have read since Agassi's autobiography. It is a very personal, private narrative rather than a listing of accomplishments like some sports biographies can be. Tells a lot about her struggles from losing her father at a young age, and the book is threaded together with her thoughts on marriage and the relationship with her lifelong partner Jian Shian.
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It was a great read. I loved to learn about the struggles of this superior athlete/tennis player and how she learn to overcome or just deal with it. From very modest upbringing to some awesome endorsements and the most famous tennis player in China. What a life Li Na!!
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I so thoroughly enjoyed this book. It took a week to read but worth every second. The insight it gives you to the moments you've seen on court or read about is wonderful. Just makes me admire both Li Na and Jiang Shan even more. Keep on enjoying and I look forward to seeing them in Australia again next year.
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I love her story, especially at youth. However I'm not sure it's the best written book. It is definitely worth the read.
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This is an amazing book ! Very easy reading and motivational it gives you reasons to love the white sport even more.
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