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BEIJING - China's tennis chief has pointed out that the lack of systematic education has been the root of Li Na's weak nerves that led to a sudden meltdown during games.

Sun Jinfang, director of China's tennis administrative center, told a TV interview on Sunday that education should be more emphasized in the country's sports training system to avoid what happened to Li Na.

Li Na of China hits a return to Laura Robson of Britain during their women's singles match at the US  Open tennis tournament in New York Aug 31, 2012. [Photo/Agencies]



"We've seen lots of meltdowns on Li in recent months," she said. "It's quite normal, in my opinion, to an old-school Chinese sportswoman who didn't receive enough education to have a strong mind."

Turning pro at 17 years old, China's tennis superstar Li, like most of the country's sportsmen and women, had devoted all her mind and energy to training since she was a little girl.

"Without good education, the sportsmen or women are just like well designed computers with ill-suited software, impossible to perform their best," Sun said.

After being crowned at the 2011 French Open, Li Na dropped in rocket speed from top to bottom, losing her following two Grand Slam events in the second and first round, and another three in last 16.

In the ongoing US Open in Flushing Meadows of New York, the ninth seeded Li was ousted by British teenager Laura Robson last Friday in the third round, losing 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-2.

Source: Xinhua

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Post time 2012-9-5 08:06:51 |Display all floors
i do agree her mentality is very weak,

unlike michale chan, very strong mentality

i think its still not too late,  she can still improve her mentality

she just needs a good mentality couch to train her!

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Post time 2012-9-5 08:56:08 |Display all floors
What a patronising prick !  If i were Li i'd tell him to stick his advice where the sun dont shine.  Correlating weak nerves with a lack of education is dubious.

Plenty of hardcase, illiterate guys have nerves of steel.
Your own mind is a sacred enclosure into which nothing harmful can enter except by your permission. Arnold Bennett

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Post time 2012-9-5 09:08:08 |Display all floors
uh lets see
Kobe did not go to the university
KG did not go

do you mean those guys too are weak?

give me a break, it has little to do with education.

its about character we are born with. nothing can change it

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Post time 2012-9-5 09:10:39 |Display all floors
I bet she makes a lot more money that the idiotic tennis boss!

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Post time 2012-9-5 10:42:15 |Display all floors
she lack of well education,weak nerves, sounds unacceptable
when the athletes good performance, along with good comments
but opposite,  rumor and horrible comments coming up.
unfair and not objective.
but people like discussing the others.

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Post time 2012-9-5 10:49:14 |Display all floors
varya Post time: 2012-9-5 10:42
she lack of well education,weak nerves, sounds unacceptable
when the athletes good performance, alon ...

yes

you are right

that old man thinks in the ¨¨Image of China¨¨

silly man

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