"If I had an opportunity to choose what I wanted to do in childhood, I wouldn't have gone for tennis. It is a sport that I was always pushed to do, first by my parents, then provincial and national sports administrators. I love what it is right now. In the past, national or the provincial sports administrators arranged everything for you and you had no options but to follow their arrangements. It is very important for us to have the right to choose. I really mean it."--Li Na, calling for an overhaul of China's rigid sports program to give athletes the right to pursue their careers without strict government controls.