When he's not keeping her up at night by snoring, Li Na's husband, Jiang Shan, also serves as her coach. The two had a tennis split before Li's French Open victory last year, but are now back together as coach and player. Li was asked about how she manages that intersection of personal and professional life in a Tuesday appearance during ESPN'2 coverage of the Australian Open.
"It's tough to the change from husband to coach," she told Chris McKendry. "At the beginning of the year, we had to make the decision that I would listen to him every day, but only two hours per day on the tennis court."
This is sound advice for all wives out there. No matter what, be sure to listen to your husband for at least two hours per day while on the tennis court. This especially works if you don't play tennis.
Li Na won her first-round match over Ksenia Pervak, 6-3, 6-1. She hadn't won a Grand Slam match since a first-round victory at Wimbledon last summer.