By Courtney Nguyen
September 16, 2014

About this series: Friday, September 19 marks the start of's month-long tour of tennis tournaments in the Far East -- we're calling it's Asia Tennis Travels -- where we'll be documenting and reporting on the state of tennis across the continent, from Hong Kong to Wuhan, to Beijing and Tokyo, culminating with the WTA Finals in Singapore. Check back each week for tournament results, exclusive interviews and a taste of the cultural side of Asia.

In the wake of Li Na's announcement of her retirement from tennis, our journey begins in Hong Kong. We addressed the nine burning questions facing tennis heading into the fall season:

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