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Li Na knocked out by Lisicki 6-4, 7-5

04-22-2011 14:10 BJT

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Over to tennis and the clay courts of the Stuttgart Open. Chinese tennis star Li Na is looking to get back on track and find the form that saw her reach the final of the Australian Open earlier this year.

She's up against Germany's Sabine Lisicki, who was gunning for an upset. Before the match, the sixth seeded Li Na taught the commentator a little Chinese.

The Chinese star was favored to advance against her unseeded opponent. Lisicki needed a wild-card entry to get into the tournament. The German was once ranked as high as 22, but an ankle injury has limited her play and she has dropped to 155th in the world.

Lisicki got off to a good start, but Li Na answered with a backhand. The Chinese evened the match at 4-4 in the first set.

Lisicki kept fighting. She hit a forehand winner to close out the first set 6-4...and an upset was brewing in Stuttgart.

The German broke Li Na's serve to take a 6-5 lead in the second set.

Lisicki would then serve out the match against the sixth-seeded Chinese. She marches into the third round with a 6-4, 7-5 victory.



Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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