Australian Open 2013: Li Na Funniest Tennis Player Alive? (Video)

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Jan 25, 2013 04:37 PM EST
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Li Na of China speaks during a news conference at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne
(Photo : Toby Melville / Reuters) "

Li Na is on a roll. Not only is she gaining the respect of tennis players, but she is also gaining the hearts of fans with her postgame interviews that are hilarious and bound to make the crowd laugh.

After wrapping up her match against Maria Sharapova in the quarterfinals, announcers warned viewers of how candid and funny Li's interviews were and prepared them for laughs. In the interview, they spoke about her age, her game and even her husband's sleeping habits.

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The joke about her husband was first introduced in 2011 after her Australian Open semifinals match which made her the first Chinese player ever to play in the final. You can tell her responses are genuine since she doesn't hesitate to answer the questions. It was almost like she was inviting the entire world into her private life. Not sure her husband was too happy about this, but he sure did enjoy it.

She controls the crowd all the way and everybody seems to be waiting for her next reply. Call her the Kevin Hart of tennis if you want, but she had the crowd laughing at everything she said. 

Li then forgets her anniversary date, but can you blame her? She had a huge match ahead. If anything, it's her husband's responsibility to remind her. 

Today, in retrospect, Li remembers this day and had recollections of all the attention she inadvertently brought to herself as she kept winning in the 2013 Australian Open.. 

"Two years ago it was first one to the finals, first one to win. For the people it's so exciting, but now win one time or the second time they're like 'Oh she wins again. Oh she was in the final again.' So maybe not so interesting anymore," said Li as the journalists laughed along with her. 

Li is in her third singles final and will be playing against Victoria Azarenka. Li captured her first and only grand slam title in 2011 at the French Open. She struggled last season, but now in 2013, she is dominating the competition and is the sixth seed in Women's Singles tennis. 

Whether she succeeds in the finals, they must interview her and give her a chance to once again show her humor. 

Click here for her latest interview following her loss to Azarenka. 

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