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US Open: Li Na loses to Bondarenko

09-01-2010 16:22 BJT

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Chinese star Li Na faced a disappointing start in the first round of the U-S Open in New York. She won the first set against Ukraine's Kateryna Bondarenko, but saw her lead melt away as she tried close out the match.

Li Na took the first set 6-2, but Bondarenko leveled matters by taking the second 6-4. Bondarenko broke serve in the first game of the crucial third set, and thwarted Li's serve once again in the fifth game on the way to a 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 win.

Chinese star Li Na faced a disappointing start in the first round of the U-S Open.

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