Retired tennis star Li Na is up against Serena Williams in a six-woman field for sportswoman of the year in the Laureus Sports Awards.
"I'm already 32. I have to take care of my family right now..I am not going to come back to tennis," the Chinese star said.
It was a fitting goodbye for China's biggest tennis star, complete with hugs from her former competitors, cheers from Chinese fans, and a bouquet of flowers from Nadal.
Li Na, a two-time Grand Slam champion who took tennis in Asia to a new level, said she had "no regrets" about her decision to retire over long time issues with knee injuries.
"It has been a difficult year, and I have had to face a lot of things, such as making the decision to end my professional tennis career," Li Na said.
Two-time major champion Li Na pulled out of the US Open on Thursday because of a knee injury which she said has bothered her for several months.
Two-time major champion Li Na and coach Carlos Rodriguez are parting ways after nearly two years together.
Australian Open champion and second-seeded Li Na was eliminated 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5) on Friday by Barbora Zahlavova Strycova in the first major upset at Wimbledon.
Li Na advanced to the third round at Wimbledon with a 6-2, 6-2 win on Wednesday over Yvonne Meusburger of Austria.
Second-seeded Li Na of China advanced to the second round at Wimbledon with a 7-5, 6-2 win over Paula Kania of Poland on Monday.
Li, who won the title at Roland Garros in 2011, lost to Kristina Mladenovic of France 7-5, 3-6, 6-1, while Ferrer won his match 6-4 6-3 6-1.
Errani took advantage of a supportive crowd to beat second-seeded Li Na 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 and reach the Italian Open semis for the second consecutive year.
Defending champions Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams lined up Madrid Open quarterfinals against tough Czechs with straight-set wins.
The second-seeded Li held off Kirsten Flipkens 6-1, 7-6 (7) before Radwanska ousted Eugenie Bouchard 7-6 (3), 6-2 on the clay.
Serena won a record seventh Key Biscayne title when she overcame a slow start and a set point to beat Li Na 7-5, 6-1 at the Sony Open.
Williams continued her utter domination of Maria Sharapova with a 6-4, 6-3 win, while second-ranked Li won a rematch of her Australian Open final, beating Dominika Cibulkova.
Li Na powered her way past 11th seed Caroline Wozniacki 7-5 7-5 and into the semi-finals of the Sony Open.
Li Na overcame three set points to rally past American Madison Keys 7-6 (3), 6-3 and reach the fourth round at the Sony Open.
Williams cruised past Anna Schmiedlova with a 6-3 6-3 win to enter the round third of the Sony Open.
China's Li Na won her rematch with Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova in the quarter-finals of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells.
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