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Re “The Meaning of Li Na” [May 26]: I think it is academic, and indeed rather irrelevant, to ask whether Li Na plays for herself or her country, or whether she should give due credit or “express gratitude” to her country after each win. Already she has won two Grand Slam singles titles. She is much adulated in China and has millions of Chinese followers, far more than any other Chinese sportsperson. The way she moves in tennis courts, her ground strokes and backhands, her grimaces and moues when she misses a ball are very much an expression or assertion of her individuality or personality.