Kuznetsova, Petrova advance in China Open

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:08 IST

Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova battled to beat home favourite Li Na at the China Open in Beijing on Wednesday.

Beijing:

Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova battled to beat home favourite Li Na at the China Open in Beijing on Wednesday. Kuznetsova, who followed her victory at the US Open by winning the WTA event in Bali, won the opening set against her Chinese opponent comfortably. But Li, the world number 193, won a second-set tiebreak 8-6 and Kuznetsova was taken to another tiebreak before winning 6-3 6-7 (6-8) 7-6 (7-3). In a later match Russia's Nadia Petrova beat Sanda Mamic of Croatia 6-3 6-3. (AP)

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