Turning Point of Qinwen Zheng’s Tennis Ambitions Unveiled in Her Emotional Tribute to Idol Li Na

Published 01/25/2024, 5:02 AM EST

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Qinwen Zheng‘s name is currently on top of the line because of her performance at the Australian Open. The tennis star recently made her way into the semi-finals, taking down opponents one after the other. While everyone got to know more about the tennis star as she appeared for several post-victory interviews, she also tagged Chinese tennis legend Li Na as her idol.

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As soon as the fans heard Qinwen Zheng mention Li Na, it wasn’t a surprise for them. While every other Asian tennis star looks at her journey to be inspired, Zheng’s recent statement gave out the reason behind this tradition.

Qinwen Zheng reveals why Li Na is her idol

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In a recent video, rising tennis star Qinwen Zheng shared her heartfelt inspiration drawn from tennis icon Li Na’s remarkable achievements. Reflecting on the confidence that she gained by watching the Chinese tennis pro, she said, “Li Na won her first grand slam, and I started thinking, oh, Asia Player can also do something good in tennis.”

The young athlete expressed how watching Li Na win her first grand slam gave birth to her aspirations. She mentioned, “It put a little seed in my heart that I also wanted to do it. And I want to try to be like her, you know, and even better.”

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Zheng’s revelation not only gave the reason behind her admiration for the former Chinese pro but also explained why every other Asian tennis player carries an affinity to see Li Na. Besides this, Zheng also expressed her excitement recently when she met her idol for the first time at the AO.

Zheng jumps with excitement on seeing her idol Li Na at the Australian Open

Recently, former tennis pro, Li Na graced the arena with her surprise presence to spectate an important match of Qinwen Zheng. As the rising star got a chance to meet her idol in person and have a word with her, Zheng’s excitement appeared to have no boundaries.

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Talking about the advice she received from Li Na, Zheng said, Yeah. She said to me don’t think too much, just keep it simple. I think that’s right now what I need to do as well, yeah.”

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As the tennis star is all set to be a part of an amazing battle against Dayana Yastremska in the semi-finals, it still remains to be seen if she maintains her dominant form there as well.

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Akshay Kapoor

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Born into a family that practically breathes tennis, I spent my early childhood days huddled together with my loved ones, watching the electrifying rallies of the legendary Rafael Nadal. Such a unique experience forged a lifelong love for the sport in me. Before joining EssentiallySports, I honed my skills while working for a regional website, covering a variety of sports.
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