Li Na Starts the Year by Advancing to the Second Round of the Sydney International
Chinese tennis star Li Na had a great start at the Sydney International by reaching the second round in an hour. Na outclassed Russian Ekaterina Makarova after winning the first nine games of their match. Li will then face either South African Chanelle Scheepers or Hungarian Melinda Czink in the second round qualifier.
In 2011, Li had a great season by reaching the Australian Open and then becoming the first player from China to win a major. In last week’s Hopman Cup she was able to win all her singles matches and is now looking forward to another great year.
On the other hand, US Open champion Sam Stosur was defeated by Francesca Schiavone in the first rounds of the Sydney International which another setback in her preparation for the Australian Open. Schiavone will then play Brisbane International finalist Daniela Hantuchova after she defeated Italian Roberta Vinci.