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Li na announces pregnancy to melbourne crowd

Li na announces pregnancy to melbourne crowd
Pioneering Chinese tennis star Li Na announced she was pregnant Monday in front of 15,000 cheering fans at the Australian Open. The two-time Grand Slam winner, hugely popular at the Australian Open where she won the title last year and reached the final in 2011 and 2013, unexpectedly retired in September. She is a guest of honour at Melbourne Park this year and told the crowd in Rod Laver Arena ahead of Roger Federer’s opening match that she was expecting her first child. “Dennis and I are so excited. Our first child will arrive in the summer,” she said to huge cheers and congratulations from Maria Sharapova.

“I think she’d be a great mum. I think it’s a really exciting new chapter in her life. It’s something I believe she’s wanted for a really long time. It’s really nice to be able to settle down and focus on her family and her husband and her future child,” said the Russian world number two. In statement, Li said she was overjoyed. “A mere 12 months ago, I stood on this court clutching the Australian Open trophy tightly in my hands, a huge grin on my face, overwhelmed with joy and a sense of accomplishment that I shared with everyone who had helped me along the road to this incredible achievement,” she said.
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