Li Na's French Open title propelled her in the world of sponsorships and fashion. As you may have noticed, I'm all for it, it's refreshing to have an Asian in the mix. The image above is from the Chinese edition of the Marie Claire magazine. Doesn't Li look stunning?
The 29-year-old is earning nice amounts of money by virtue of her tennis success and she finished 8th in the Forbes list of the highest-paid female athletes, however, the Chinese prefers spending her husband's money "I still like to use my husband's credit card because I want to save my money," Li joked.
Even though her earnings in a year have been estimated at $8 million, the greatest Asian tennis star still hasn't found time to indulge in shopping:
"Right now I am always busy doing many things for the sponsors and I do not have time to enjoy shopping. So maybe at the end of the year I will find time."
Today at the Rogers Cup Li advanced to the third round with a walkover from Peng Shuai, who had to withdraw because of a left hip injury. (via Forty Deuce)