They are so full of awesome. After years of toiling in the Chinese state-sponsored athletics program, wherein the State controlled where they played, where they trained, who they trained with, and of course, took a shitload of their money, Zheng Jie and Na Li broke away last year. They demanded that they be allowed full control of their schedule, coaching, training, etc.
Well look what happened. A year later we have two Chinese women into the semifinals of a Slam. Before Jay-Z made the semis of Wimbledon in 2008, we had never had a Chinese woman past the quarterfinals. This is a remarkable story and one I hope the MSM pick up on.