Australian Open champion Li Na aiming to overtake Serena William’s for the women’s No. 1 world ranking [VIDEO]

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Li Na

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Li Na is on a mission to unseat Serena Williams as the No. 1 tennis player in the world.

AFP reported that Li, the defending Australian Open champion and currently No. 2 in the world, told a group of reporters in Hong Kong that she wants the top ranking.

“I want to be number one in the world,” she said. “It’s a goal, the dream for all athletes. I will try as hard as I can. There’s no timing (put on it).”

That’s good because according to tennis.com, Li has a ways to go to catch Williams, who has 12,660 ranking points. Li has 6,795. Li does lead in points in 2014 with 2,385. Williams has accumulated just 895 so far in 2014.