Chinese Women’s Team Advances to Qualifying Round
The women’s tennis team led by Li Na has advanced to the Fed Cup World Group II playoff after winning against Kazakhstan last Saturday. Li Na Defeated Kazakhstani born Galina Voskoboeval in a 6-1, 3-6, 6-1 set.
Li Na’s other team members did well in advancing for the playoffs, Zheng Jie defeated Yaroslava Shvedova in a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 set. Shvedova is ranked 29th and has won a WTA singles title, an ITF Women’s Circuit singles title and double titles which includes the 2010 Wimbledon and U.S. Open double titles.
The Kazakhstan duo withdrew from a doubles match which brought the Chinese team through the qualifying group. The Chinese team will now be playing for the playoffs this April against the winning team from World Group II.