Li Na said goodbye to professional tennis at the China Open on Tuesday surrounded by fans and peers.
There were many tears during the ceremony, none more so than when Petra Kvitova spoke about her close friend. ''The most important thing I want to say tonight is thank you for being our opponent, thank you for being our inspiration, and thank you for being our friend,'' Kvitova said, ''We will miss you, champion.''
You can watch the entire ceremony here.
Onthego wishes Li Na the best in retirement and thanks her for her beautiful tennis and the many laughs she gave us.