French Open champion Li Na credits new coach Carlos Rodriguez with turning her tennis career around - and saving her marriage. Last August, the 30-year-old Chinese star hired Rodriguez, who coached Justine Henin to seven Grand Slam titles, after the conflicts with her previous coach - her husband Jiang Shan - became too much to bear. The funny thing is, I think two years ago in China, someone said I was divorced, Li said Tuesday after beating Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska 7-5, 6-3 to advance to the semifinals of the Australian Open against Maria Sharapova. Because they were thinking, we're always shouting, maybe we're divorced. It's just being coach and husband is - how you say - tough to find a balance! she added.
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