Li Na beats Garbine Muguruza to reach Miami quarterfinals

Li will play top seed Serena Williams in the quarter-finals after the American came back from a set down to win 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 against Slovakia's 13th seed Dominika Cibulkova.

updated: March 26, 2013 08:35 IST
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Miami: China's Li Na reached the quarter-finals of the Miami Masters on Monday with an error strewn 7-6 (8/6), 6-2 win over giantkilling Spanish teenager Garbine Muguruza.

Li - who is playing in her first tournament since suffering an ankle injury in January's Australian Open - made 39 unforced errors, including four double faults, and allowed her 19-year-old opponent to battle back to 5-5 in the first set having led 5-1.

Even at 6-1 in the tiebreker Li faltered as 73rd-ranked Muguruza, who had claimed the scalps of the seeded Caroline Wozniacki and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in previous rounds, fought back to 6-6.

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