Li Na and Angelique Kerber advance at Eastbourne WTA event
The second-seeded Chinese Li Na player will play 2011 champion Marion Bartoli of France in the second round.
Li Na advanced to the second round at Eastbourne on Tuesday, beating Alize Cornet of France 6-2, 6-4.
The second-seeded Chinese player will next play 2011 champion Marion Bartoli of France.
Play was suspended at 3-2 in the second set when a spectator in the stands collapsed.
There were also victories for third-seeded and 2012 runner-up Angelique Kerber of Germany, who defeated Romania's Sorana Cirstea 6-4, 6-4, fourth-seeded Czech Petra Kvitova, who dismissed Romanian Monica Niculescu 6-4, 6-1 and fifth-seeded Dane Caroline Wozniacki, who advanced leading 6-2, 2-2 when defending champion Tamira Paszek of Austria retired with a left-thigh injury.