French Open: Li Na beats Anabel Medina Garrigues in 1st round

She next plays American Bethanie Mattek-Sands, who beat Lourdes Dominguez Lino 6-4, 6-1.

updated: May 27, 2013 18:05 IST
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Paris: Former French Open champion Li Na is off to a good start at Roland Garros.

The 2011 champion advanced to the second round by beating nemesis Anabel Medina Garrigues 6-3, 6-4 Monday.

Seeded sixth, Li came into the match 0-3 on clay against Medina Garrigues but raced to a 4-love lead after 20 minutes. Li broke serve six times and came forward aggressively, winning 13 of 16 points at the net.

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