Tennis News: Li Na Signs With IMG
Li Na signed a contract with IMG.
Na launched her professional career in 1999, and in 2006 became the first Chinese player to reach the top 30 and then the top 20. In the same year at Wimbledon, she became the first Chinese
woman to reach a Grand Slam singles quarterfinal.
Her highest WTA world ranking is No. 16 and is the only Chinese player currently under contract to Nike.
“We are very pleased to have Li Na as an IMG client,” said Max Eisenbud, IMG Senior Vice President who will mange Li Na. “She has been one of the most successful players in China’s history and in 2009 became Asia and China’s No.1 player with a world ranking of No. 16. She has been largely hailed as being instrumental in advancing the sport within China.”
“Li Na is a very talented athlete with tremendous potential and we are thrilled she has chosen IMG to represent her,” Fernando Soler, Head of Global IMG Tennis, said. “Her signing further demonstrates IMG’s commitment in China and our belief that Asia is maybe one of the dramatic growth areas for the next generation of tennis superstars who will be able to compete for the world’s biggest championships.”
COngratulations to Li Na for this new contract!!