Li Na and Angelique Kerber advance at Eastbourne WTA event

Updated: 18 June 2013 20:10 IST

The second-seeded Chinese Li Na player will play 2011 champion Marion Bartoli of France in the second round.

Eastbourne:

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.

Topics : Tennis Gilles Muller AFC Wimbledon Maria Sharapova Francesca Schiavone Marion Bartoli Svetlana Kuznetsova Caroline Wozniacki Yanina Wickmayer Na Li Alize Cornet Angelique Kerber
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