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Tennis: Li cruises through all-Chinese clash

Published on May 6, 2014 7:29 PM
 
Chinese player Li Na returns the ball to Chinese player Zheng Jie during their women's singles second round tennis match of the Madrid Masters at the Magic Box (Caja Magica) sports complex in Madrid on May 6, 2014. Women's tennis' world No. 2 Li Na secured her place in the third round of the Madrid Open on Tuesday, with a comfortable 6-2, 6-3 win over compatriot Zheng Jie. -- PHOTO: AFP

MADRID (AFP) - Women's tennis' world No. 2 Li Na secured her place in the third round of the Madrid Open on Tuesday, with a comfortable 6-2, 6-3 win over compatriot Zheng Jie.

Zheng led the head-to-head record between the two 4-3 before the match, but the two-time Major champion has now won the last four meetings between the pair in straight sets and will face 16th seed Sloane Stephens or Petra Cetkovska in the last 16.

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