The former World no.1, Serena Williams, has defeated Li Na of China in her second round rubber match of the WTA Championships. Serena won the match in the straight sets by 7-6(2), 6-3. Now, Serena has a very good chance of qualifying for the semis.
After registering victory over Li Na, Serena said, “I made a pretty good start, but, after a few games, I lost my concentration all of a sudden. I managed to gather my concentration back towards the end of the first set, but, overall, it was certainly not one of my best performances. I think I am going to get better in the upcoming matches.”
On the other hand, Li Na was clearly looking disappointed after losing the match. The Chinese superstar said, “Playing against somebody like Serena was always going to be tough. She has been in great form in the recent past and nobody would want to face her in this kind of form. The margin of error against her is very small.”
Both the players broke each other’s service in the first two games of the first set. Li Na managed to hold her service in the third game and then, enhanced her lead by getting another breakthrough in the next game. She served out the fifth game and the score became 4-1. It seemed that Li would run away with the set. But, Serena didn’t let that happen. She broke Li’s service twice after that and won four out of the next five games to level the scores. The next couple of games went with the serve and the set went into the tie breaker in which Serena proved to be better than Li. The American got a couple of mini breakthroughs at the start of the tie breaker and didn’t lose the advantage after that.
In the second set, Serena was off to a better start. She got two breakthroughs in the first five games and took the lead of 4-1. She held her service in the seventh and the ninth game and wrapped up the match.
Serena Williams will play her next match against Victoria Azarenka.