Li Na has defeated Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland in the quarter final of the China Open. Li won the match in the straight sets by 6-4, 6-2. The Chinese superstar was in brilliant form in the match and she absolutely demolished the 23 years old Polish player. She took just 90 minutes to win the match and cruise into the final 4. This was the eighth match between these two players and Li has won five of those matches.
Both the players started the match quite well and held their service in the first six games. Li managed to get a breakthrough in the seventh game, but, she lost the advantage immediately as her service was broken by Radwanska in the very next game. The Polish player lost the momentum in the next two games. Li got the second breakthrough in the ninth game and then, held her service in the next game to win the first set by 6-4.
The Polish youngster made a decent start to the second set. There were no breakthroughs in the second set till the end of the fourth game. But, thereafter, Li finished the match in a hurry. She broke Radwanska’s service twice and won the last four games to win the second set by 6-2.
Radwanska had won the China Open last year, but, the Polish player didn’t manage to defend the title. In the post match press conference, Radwanska said, “It was not one of those days which I would like to remember for a long time. I made a lot of mistakes and Li was certainly better than me today.”
In the semi final, Li Na will take on the Russian superstar Maria Sharapova who reached the semi final with a blistering win over Angelique Kerber.