Wimbledon

Ruthless Li into 3rd round

2014-06-25 14:37
Li Na (AFP)

London - Chinese second seed Li Na swept into the Wimbledon third round with an imperious 6-2, 6-2 victory over Austria's Yvonne Meusburger on Wednesday.

Li, 32, was far too strong for Meusburger, hitting 33 winners to just four from the world number 38, and will play Russia's Elena Vesnina or Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of the Czech Republic for a place in the last 16.

Li suffered her worst Grand Slam performance since 2011 when she slumped to an opening round exit against Kristina Mladenovic in the French Open last month, but she has wasted little time making amends at the All England Club.

This 69-minute victory on Court Two followed hot on the heels of the world number two's comfortable straight sets win over Polish qualifier Paula Kania on Monday.

Wimbledon results on Wednesday, the third day of the 2014 championships at the All England Club (x denotes seeded player):

Men

Second round
Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) bt Ernests Gulbis (LAT x12) 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (7/5)
Jeremy Chardy (FRA) bt Marinko Matosevic (AUS) 6-7 (5/7), 7-6 (9/7), 7-6 (11/9), 4-6, 7-5
Andy Murray (GBR x3) bt Blaz Rola (SLO) 6-1, 6-1, 6-0
Kevin Anderson (RSA x20) bt Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) 7-6 (7/0), 1-6, 6-3, 6-4
Fabio Fognini (ITA x16) bt Tim Petz (GER) 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (8/6), 6-3
Grigor Dimitrov (BUL x11) bt Luke Saville (AUS) 6-3, 6-2, 6-4
Aleksandr Dolgopolov (UKR x21) bt Benjamin Becker (GER) 6-7 (4/7), 7-6 (7/0), 6-3, 6-4

Women

Second round
Ekaterina Makarova (RUS x22) bt Misaki Doi (JPN) 7-5, 6-4
Agnieszka Radwanska (POL x4) bt Casey Dellacqua (AUS) 6-4, 6-0
Petra Kvitova (CZE x6) bt Mona Barthel (GER) 6-2, 6-0
Venus Williams (USA x30) bt Kurumi Nara (JPN) 7-6 (7/4), 6-1
Barbora Zhlavov Strcov (CZE) bt Elena Vesnina (RUS x32) 6-4, 6-2
Li Na (CHN x2) bt Yvonne Meusburger (AUT) 6-2, 6-2

First round
Vera Zvonareva (RUS) bt Tara Moore (GBR) 6-4, 6-7 (3/7), 9-7
Zarina Diyas (KAZ) bt Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 7-6 (7/4), 6-4


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