Congratulations to the reigning, but retired, Australian Open champion Li Na who announced to a crowd of 15,000 in Melbourne, Australian yesterday that she is expecting her first child. During a ceremony to commemorate the launch of a tournament at the Rod Laver Arena, Li announced, “[Husband and coach] Dennis [Jiang] and I are so excited. Our first child will arrive in the summer,” Li told the crowd to raucous applause and cheers. It was right before Roger Federer played a night match.Shortly after wining her first Australian Open last year, the Chinese Tennis star retired. Previously, she had won the 2011 French Open and was a finalist in Australia in 2011 and 2013.
After the ceremony, Li posted a super sweet message on Facebook to her fans. We’ve covered tennis champs Roger Federer, Kim Clijsters and Lindsay Davenport before and are pleased to welcome Li to bumpwatch!
I watched Na play at the US Open last year. I was rooting for her to win back in 2011 when she played the Australian Open so long a fan. What a power player and soon to be a power mom!