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“I make a lot of jokes about him, but it doesn’t matter if you are fat or skinny, handsome or ugly. I will always follow you, always love you,” she said with a smile last year during an on-court interview after one of her wins.

The fans at Melbourne Park will be hoping for more of the same this year. Li sounds like she’s ready to oblige.

“I’ve won six matches in a row, but in the second half of last year, I could not win three in a row,” Li said. “I lost all confidence on the court, I wasn’t hungry any more.

“But now I feel hungry again. I’m tough, I’m back.”