Li Na Land, reality TV and fashion -- what China's tennis pioneer did next

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  • Li Na retired in 2014
  • China's first major winner made $20 million last year
  • Plans to build tennis academy bearing her name

(CNN)She may have hung up her tennis racket more than two years ago, but two-time grand slam champion Li Na is still winning big in business.

China's first major singles champion, Li has been busy since she quit tennis in 2014 following a string of injuries.
Now 35, Li has since had two children with her husband and former coach, Jiang Shan. Business interests include movie and book deals, her own clothing line in China with long-time sponsor Nike, appearances in reality television shows and possibly her own tennis academy in China.
    "We pass on many things," Max Eisenbud, Li's long-time agent at IMG, told CNN. "It is just crazy how much interest there is."