Li Na warms up for Wimbledon with first win on grass

Li led fellow seeds to opening victories on a calm day at normally blustery Devonshire park. Number three Angelique Kerber beat Sorona Cirstea 6-4, 6-4 while 2011 Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova stopped Monica Niculescu 6-4, 6-1.

updated: June 18, 2013 22:58 IST
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Eastbourne: China's Li Na began her grass season with just six days left before the start of Wimbledon, with the sixth seed beating Alize Cornet 6-2, 6-4 to reach the second round of the Eastbourne International on Tuesday.

Second seed Li, French Open champion two years ago, moved into a match-up with France's Marion Bartoli, a former titleholder at the grass event on the English south coast.

The Li match was interrupted for nearly half an hour after a women spectator fell backwards while entering the stadium and had to be treated by first aid personnel.

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