Tennis: China's Li Na hopeful of quick return despite sore ankle

BEIJING (REUTERS) - Australian Open runner-up Li Na will visit doctors in Germany on Monday for treatment on her sore left ankle and is hopeful of returning to action in a fortnight, the Chinese world No. 5 said on Thursday.

Li rolled her ankle twice in losing the final of the women's singles at Melbourne Park to world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka on Saturday.

"It's sore, so (I) will see doctor on Monday," Li told reporters on a conference call.

She has been recuperating at home in China and visiting family since her near-miss at the year's first grand slam. Providing she is fit, the 30-year-old would return to action at the Qatar Total Open in Doha on Feb 11-17.

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