Li Na hits with local children ahead of this month’s Wuhan Open

Time:2017-09-14Release:WUHAN OPEN
Li Na hits with local children ahead of this month’s Wuhan Open

Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open ambassador Li Na aims to make her hometown a ‘city of tennis’. She took to neighbourhood courts in Wuhan this week to hit balls with local children and spread the word about tennis in the community ahead of the Wuhan Open tournament, which begins on 22 September. 

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Li Na said (via translation):
"It’s so good to see so many children enjoying tennis in my hometown. Wuhan is building a solid foundation for tennis and everyone is working hard to make this a ‘city of tennis’. You have to start with children young to get them excited about tennis so it can become more and more popular.

I want to welcome tennis fans to the Wuhan Open to enjoy top level sport and a wonderful family atmosphere. It’s one of the most prestigious tournaments on the WTA Tour - a Premier 5 - but it’s also going to be a great tennis party for everyone.”

The Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open takes place between 22-30 September 2017. For more information and to buy tickets visit: and

2017 Wuhan Open players include:
Karolina Pliskova 
Simona Halep 
Angelique Kerber 
Caroline Wozniacki 
Garbiñe Muguruza 
Johanna Konta 
Svetlana Kuznetsova 
Agnieszka Radwanska 
Dominika Cibulkova 
Jelena Ostapenko 
Kristina Mladenovic
Petra Kvitova
Anastasija Sevastova 
Madison Keys 
Elena Vesnina 
Caroline Garcia 
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova