Li Graces Cover Of TIME Magazine

She's done it again - Li Na, who made the cover of TIME's 2013 TIME 100 issue, will be on the cover of the May 26 issue of TIME magazine. Want to see the full cover?

Published May 16, 2014 12:12


Embedded code:

NEW YORK, NY, USA - Li Na will feature on the cover of the May 26 issue of TIME magazine, the second time in a little more than a year that she graces TIME's cover - she was featured on the cover of the 2013 TIME 100 issue, the magazine's annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

'The Passion Of Li Na' feature focuses on Li's journey in professional tennis, her relationship with the Chinese people, her role as a global sports icon and how she has inspired millions of Chinese people as a symbol of independence and freedom. To read the full feature article, please click here.

"I am really honored to be featured on the cover of TIME magazine yet again," Li said.

"As one of the most widely read publications in the world, I am very grateful to be in the position to make an impact on the multitude of people, especially women, and to show them that if you truly believe in yourself and in your talent, and are willing to work hard, your dreams can become reality.

"'Dare to make a breakthrough and dare to challenge all' is my call for our young generation because self-transcendence is the true meaning of success," the Chinese trailblazer added.

Li has been the torch-bearer for women's tennis in China, and in the Asia-Pacific region in general. She became Asia's first Grand Slam champion at the 2011 French Open (and has followed it up with another Grand Slam title at the 2014 Australian Open), she became the first Asian player ever to break into the Top 3 on the WTA Rankings (and has since bettered her career-high to No.2) and she is also currently No.1 on the Road To Singapore leaderboard, the year-long journey to the BNP Paribas WTA Championships Singapore presented by SC Global - the WTA finale's first Asia-Pacific venue.

Li is the second-highest-paid female athlete in the world with over $42 million in endorsement deals.

Li Na

Share this page!

Related news

  • Wozniacki On "Special" Singapore

    October 13, 2015
    Thinking of going to Singapore this year? Watch highlights from Caroline Wozniacki's recent visit to the beautiful island city-state right here on wtatennis.com.
  • WTA Star Wars At Linz Player Party

    October 13, 2015
    The WTA stars traded tennis racquets for lightsabers and ray guns at the Star Wars-themed player party at the Generali Ladies Linz. Who dressed up as Princess Leia?
  • Lucie Safarova On Her Scary Ordeal

    October 12, 2015
    Lucie Safarova makes her return to the tour this week from a bacterial infection that kept her out of the entire Asian swing. She describes her scary ordeal to wtatennis.com.
To The Top