I’ve often wondered how to say and write the 2011 French Open champion and 2013 Australian Open finalist’s name correctly.
Should it be Li Na or Na Li?
I’ve seen it written both ways.
In a post match interview after beating Medina Garrigues at the Hopman Cup in January 2012, Fred Stolle asked the question.
Li Na confirmed that her first name is “Na” and surname is “Li” but in China the family name is used first when saying someone’s name. She also confirmed that “even my mum calls me Li Na”.
So Li Na is it.
Family name first and first name second. The traditional Chinese way.
Until next time
Grand Slam Gal