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It's a girl for former French Open champ Li Na

June 03, 2015 09:42 IST
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Li Na of China poses after winning the 2014 Australian Open. Photograph: Graham Denholm/Getty Images

Chinese tennis star Li Na gave birth to a baby girl early on Wednesday morning.

The former French Open champion and her husband, Dennis, were overjoyed with the arrival of their first child called Alisa.

Li Na with her husband

Li Na with her husband, Dennis and baby Alisa. Photograph: Twitter

Li is one of China's best known athletes and became the first Asian tennis player to win a Grand Slam when she captured the French Open in 2011. She also won the Australian Open and returned to Melbourne Park in January 2015 to announce her pregnancy.

She retired from professional tennis in September 2015, citing recurring knee injuries.

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