With Li Na firmly established in the top 20 of the WTA Tour, we can confidently expect her to be joined by some countrywomen very shortly, there are a whole host of them competing for the honour.
Two of the leading contenders, Jie Zheng and Shuai Peng are already knocking on the door and both are in action today. Zheng has been made a prohibitive favourite to defeat Katarina Srebotnik and should do so, but Peng, who meets the inform, Tathiana Golovin, is much more of a working man's price.
They have already met this year, with the Frenchwoman winning in two close sets, on a hard court in Sydney. Their two earlier meetings, which were both on clay, went to Peng, who also took Ana Ivanovic to 3 sets, in her opening outing on dirt this season.
At 4.60 she is worthy of a little of our money, Golovin is bound to be a little tired after her maiden WTA tournament win last week and this could be a good time to oppose her.
2 points Peng to beat Golovin 4.70 Pinnacle/ exchanges. lost in 3 sets -2 pts