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At Wimbledon, China’s Tennis Rebel Holds Serve

July 1 (Bloomberg) -- Today, China’s Li Na dominated her way into the Wimbledon quarterfinals. This probably comes as a surprise to her patriotic, sports-loving countrymen. Since becoming China’s first -- and so far only -- Grand Slam tennis title winner when she took the French Open in 2011, Li has largely underwhelmed. Occasional lapses in concentration and seeming indifference have characterized her playing in recent tournaments -- and over the last week at Wimbledon -- and so, there was good reason to believe that as the competition stiffened in London, her luck would run out.

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