Saturday, June 4, 2011

China's Li Na wins a Grand Slam Tournament

By China Watcher

Just watched the completion of the French's Ladies Tennis Open on Live TV and was pleased that this is the first Chinese women and an Asian to win a big tennis tournament by beating Italian Francesca Schiavone 6-4, 7-6.

There is something very odd after so many years which the West has yet to get it right on Chinese Names, that is, the surname is stated last and which is always preceded by the actual name like Na Li that sounds odd to a Chinese. Anyway, the West always like to push its weight around and insisted as usual that their way is the best. On a brighter note, there are some Westerners who have been to Asia who had accepted the fact that the Chinese are different.

Well, who cares what the West thought is odd about the Chinese way of arranging the names. Li Na has certainly created history and hopefully, there will be more Chinese champions in a sport, which is still largely dominated by the West (including Australians).

Congrats to Li Na, you are awesome!

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