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Li Na's tennis game is on track, her personality pleasingly off-kilter
Li Na's tennis game is on track, her personality pleasingly off-kilter

In the midst of a pro tennis world chock-full of players with overwhelming athletic skills and underwhelming personalities, there is Li Na. She is a beacon in the fog, a candle in a mine shaft. She is also a pretty good tennis player who is ranked No. 2 and advanced routinely Wednesday to the third round at Wimbledon. She beat Yvonne Meusburger of Austria in a nice 6-2, 6-2 workout, and the expectations of more big things to come from her here were enhanced. And why not? She has won two major titles, the 2011 French Open and this year's Australian Open, and seems poised for more. Even though she is 32, she appears to be flourishing both physically and mentally under the guidance...

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