Stosur backs Oz Open champ Li Na to reach no. 1

Posted on Jan 29 2014 - 8:14pm by IBC News

Johannesburg, Jan. 29: Former US Open champion Sam Stosur has backed Li Na to reach No. 1 in the world rankings.

Stosur’s comments came after the Chinese sensation won the Australian Open.

According to sports24, Stosur, who is an Australian, voiced her belief in 31-year-old ahead of an exhibition match between the two in Hong Kong .

Li has already declared that she is determined to work hard to become number one following her win in Melbourne.

The report said Li is third in the rankings, just 11 points behind second-placed Victoria Azarenka.

Li won against Dominika Cibulkova on Saturday to take her second Grand Slam title after winning in France in 2011.

Serena Williams, 32, remains world number one.

Describing Li as ‘down to earth’ Stosur said she loved the post-match one-liners that had the Melbourne audience in stitches, the report added.

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