Marion Bartoli (born October 2, 1984) is a French professional tennis player and the current French No. 1. She has won five Women's Tennis Association singles titles and three doubles titles. She was also a runner-up at the 2007 Wimbledon Championships.
Bartoli has defeated two reigning World No.1 players in her career so far. She defeated Justine Henin in the semi-final of the 2007 Wimbledon Championships 1–6, 7–5, 6–1 and she defeated Jelena Janković in the fourth round of the 2009 Australian Open 6–1, 6–4. She has also recorded wins over former World No. 1 Venus Williams, Ana Ivanović, Lindsay Davenport, Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, Dinara Safina, and Kim Clijsters as well as many top 5 and top 10 players.
Li Na (born February 26, 1982) is a Chinese professional tennis player. As of May 23, 2011, she is ranked World No. 7. Her career high ranking is World No. 6, achieved on March 21, 2011. She has won four WTA and nineteen ITF singles titles. She was runner-up in singles at the 2011 Australian Open and will play for the 2011 French Open title. Li's game is characterised by her powerful, deep groundstrokes, athleticism, and quick reflexes. She tends to play mostly from the baseline but is also somewhat comfortable at the net. Her backhand is the more powerful of her two groundstrokes, both of which she is known to scatter unpredictably to all corners of the playing surface. One of Li's weaknesses is her unusually high number of unforced errors. Li also lacks variety in her game, as she usually hits hard and flat and is rarely able to produce topspin or slices.