Li Reaches Second Round Might Face Willams in Semi Finals
China’s Li Na blasted through the Australian Open second round yesterday as she defeated junior champion Ana Konjuh while Venus Williams bowed out in the blistering heat of Melbourne. Li previously reached the finals at the Australian Open twice leading both times before being defeated by Kim Clijsters in 2011 and Victoria Azarenka in 2013. This year Li is determined to perform better.
Li had an impressive start reaching the season ending WTA championship finals and winning the Shenzhen Open as the year started. During her match with Kunjuh li always came on top and took charge and defeated the teenager. Li’s win will set her up for her second round clash with Swiss Belinda Bencic.
If Li wins this round she will face Serena Williams in the Semi finals. Also through the second round is Germany’s Kerber who overcame Australian Jarmila Gajosova.