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Tennis: Li Na knocked out of Wimbledon

Published on Jun 27, 2014 10:45 PM
 
China's Li Na serves to Czech Republic's Barbora Zahlavova during their women's singles third round match on day five of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on June 27, 2014. The Chinese second seed and Australian Open champion was knocked out of the Wimbledon tennis championships on Friday, losing 6-7 (5-7), 6-7 (5-7) in the third round to Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of the Czech Republic. -- PHOTO: AFP 

LONDON (AFP) - Chinese second seed and Australian Open champion Li Na was knocked out of the Wimbledon tennis championships on Friday, losing 6-7 (5-7), 6-7 (5-7) in the third round to Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of the Czech Republic.

The defeat followed a first-round exit for Li at the French Open last month as Wimbledon again proved her undoing.

In eight appearances at the All England Club, the 32-year-old has still never got beyond the third round.

The match ended in bizarre circumstances with Li, facing match point, successfully challenging a forehand which had been called long.

 
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