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Li Na reaches semi-final round at China Open

10-06-2012 12:27 BJT

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There was plenty on the line for China’s top tennis player Li Na as she was back on court on Friday at the National Tennis Center here in the Capital.

Li, the seventh seed at this year’s China Open was attempting to dethrone the defending champion third seed Agniezka Radwanska of Poland to reach the semi-final round.

A win for Li would not only move her one step closer to becoming the first ever Chinese to win the China Open but would also see her earn the final spot in the lucractive season ending WTA Championship in Istanbul.

Li would pressure Radwanska from the start of this one but Radwanska would hold off Li for much of the first as it stayed on served until late.

Li though, would pick up a break in the ninth game to lead 5-4 and with a chance to serve out the first set she would do just that to take the opener 6-4.

In the second set, Li would continue her strong play as she looked to be in total control of her game. After splitting the opening two games of the second, Li would break Radwanska twice and cruise to a 6-2 win to move on to the semi's where she will face Maria Sharapova.



Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source:

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