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Li Na advances in China Open

10-06-2010 12:58 BJT

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Li Na opened up a great day for Chinese hopefuls at this season's China Open in Beijing after laying down a swashbuckling performance against Alisa Kleybanova.

Li's Russian opponent dominated the early exchanges before the Chinese favorite served up back-to-back aces on way to eventually claiming the first set 6-1.

In the second set, Li broke Kleybanova's serve in the third game. After that, the world number 15 seemed content to exchange games on her way to closing down the match. Li credits the performance on an improved serve, Something Kleybanova found out in double quick time after being dumped out in straight sets.

Dementieva beats Krumm 6-3, 1-6, 6-3

40-year-old Kumiko Date Krumm was up against another higher-ranked opponent. This time she tried to unseat seventh seeded Elena Dementieva. The Russian took the first set, but Date Krumm grabbed the second. Dementieva finally won the third set and the match 2-1.

Sharapova makes early exit

Maria Sharapova was less fortunate in her match with compatriot Elena Vesnina. The former world number one's woeful season continued as she faded rapidly during the match before succumbing to a 7-6, 6-2 defeat at the hands of the unseeded Vesnina.

Editor:Zhang Ning |Source: CNTV

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