Top seed Li Na ousted in Qatar Open 3rd round

Updated: 13 February 2014 22:21 IST

The top-seeded Li Na, playing her first tournament since the Australian Open, threw away a 3-1 lead in the third set against Czech qualifier Petra Cetkovska.

Top seed Li Na ousted in Qatar Open 3rd round

Doha:

Australian Open champion Li Na was upset by Czech qualifier Petra Cetkovska 7-6 (2), 2-6, 6-4 in the Qatar Open third round on Thursday.

The top-seeded Li, playing her first tournament since the Australian Open, had a 3-1 lead in the third set.

Li played tentative tennis throughout the 2-hour, 46-minute match.

This marks the eighth time Cetkovska has beaten a top-10 player. It's only the second time she's beaten a top-three ranked player - she upset the then third-ranked Agnieszka Radwanska at the 2011 Rome tournament.

Topics : Tennis
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