Li Na Beats Samantha Stosur to Reach Rome Open Quarters

Li Na eased past Samantha Stosur 6-3 6-1 to set up quarter-final against Italian tenth seed Sara Errani, who beat Czech Petra Cetkovska 6-3, 7-6 (7/3).

updated: May 15, 2014 21:38 IST
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Rome: Chinese second seed Li Na defeated Samantha Stosur 6-3, 6-1 to reach the quarter-finals of the ATP-WTA Rome Masters on Thursday, turning the momentum in a long-running rivalry.

Stosur, a 2010 Roland Garros finalist, had beaten world number two Li in all six of their previous meetings going back to 2007.

The victory was her second straight over an Aussie opponent after defeating qualifier Casey Dellacque in the previous round.

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