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Serving the nation with pride

Wang Qiang is China”s representative in the women’s singles draw at the Tokyo Olympics. World No 47 Wang arrives at the Games in encouraging form, having reached the final of a WTA event in Italy in May. [Photo/Xinhua]

China’s tennis aces making big personal sacrifices to represent country at pandemic-hit Tokyo Games

Editor’s Note: In the fifth installment of China Daily’s Tokyo Olympics preview series, we take an in-depth look at the Chinese women’s tennis squad.

With a growing list of international stars giving Tokyo 2020 a miss, China’s patriotic tennis aces have embraced the pandemic-hit Games as an opportunity to emulate their predecessors’ Olympic success.

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are among a host of top players to have opted out of the Olympic tournament.

Some, like Federer, have cited injuries or a desire to stay focused on the professional circuit, while others have blamed concerns over the health risks and restrictions…

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