China's French Open champion Li Na returns home from Wimbledon defeat

08:39, June 27, 2011      

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China's first Grand Slam champion Li Na returned home on Saturday from her shock Wimbledon second round defeat and said she will rest from six weeks.

Li flied back to her hometown of Wuhan city in central China together with her coach and husband Jiangshan, welcomed by her mother and a crowd of local sports officials and media, the Beijing Youth Daily reported.

The French Open champion said that she will take a rest of six weeks before playing her next tournament at Toronto.

"I will go nowhere," she said. "I want to stay at home with my family. I like to stay at home."

Li, who made history when she became the first Asian winner of a Grand Slam singles title at the French Open three weeks ago, was blown out of Wimbledon by German Sabine Lisicki last Thursday in the second round.

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