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Li Na cruises in Madrid

2014-05-06 13:31
Li Na (AFP)

Madrid - World number two Li Na secured her place in the third round of the Madrid Open on Tuesday with a comfortable 6-2, 6-3 win over compatriot Zheng Jie.

Zheng led the head-to-head record between the two 4-3 before the match, but Li has now won the last four meetings between the pair in straight sets and will face 16th seed Sloane Stephens or Petra Cetkovska in the last 16.

Results from the fourth day of the combined ATP Madrid Masters and WTA Madrid Open on Tuesday (x denotes seeded player):

Men:

First round:
Igor Sijsling (NED) bt Tommy Haas (GER x14) 3-6, 6-1, 6-4
Kevin Anderson (RSA)
bt Radek Stepanek (CZE) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
Ernests Gulbis (LAT) bt Jerzy Janowicz (POL) 7-6 (7/5), 3-6, 6-2
Juan Monaco (ARG) bt Jurgen Melzer (AUT) 6-4, 6-3
Nicolas Almagro (ESP) bt Andrey Golubev (KAZ) 6-3, 6-7 (9/11), 7-6 (7/4)
Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) bt Fabio Fognini (ITA x13) 7-5, 4-6, 6-3

Women:

Second round:
Lucie Safarova (CZE) bt Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) 6-1, 6-2
Li Na (CHN x2) bt Zheng Jie (CHN) 6-2, 6-3
Maria Sharapova (RUS x8) bt Christina McHale (USA) 6-1, 4-6, 6-4
Sloane Stephens (USA x16) bt Petra Cetkovska (CZE) 6-4, 2-6, 6-3

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