Fiji Time: 5:26 PM on Wednesday 29 June

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Li overpowers Stosur to reach quarters in Rome

Afp
Saturday, May 17, 2014

ROME, Italy - Chinese second seed Li Na defeated Samantha Stosur 6-3 6-1 to reach the quarter-finals of the ATP-WTA Rome Masters on Thursday, turning the tables in a long-running rivalry.

Stosur, a 2010 Roland Garros finalist, had beaten world No.2 Li in all six of their previous meetings going back to 2007.

The victory was her second straight over an Australian opponent after defeating qualifier Casey Dellacqua in the previous round.

But China's top female athlete made inroads against Stosur's one-way scoreline with her first victory, achieved in 68 minutes with five breaks of the 30-year-old Stosur.

"In the last six matches I tried to control the ball, but she was able to get a lot of chances," said 32-year-old Li who will play a quarter-final against Italian 10th seed Sara Errani, who beat Czech Petra Cetkovska 6-3 7-6 (7-3).

In the men's event, Rafael Nadal continued to search for his best clay form, surviving a shaky start to reach the quarter-finals and a date with Andy Murray.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.63220.6132
JPY 50.597447.5974
GBP 0.36260.3546
EUR 0.43850.4265
NZD 0.69540.6624
AUD 0.66050.6355
USD 0.48740.4704

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 29th June 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Home on a mission
  2. Monster fish halts traffic
  3. Nowhere to turn to
  4. Big dough for Radradra
  5. Parliament instability
  6. Rabuka has first meeting with executives
  7. Crusaders arrive for Super Rugby match
  8. Kane feels at home after Fijian reception
  9. 'Fiji's vaccine coverage higher than most countries'
  10. Fight against cyber crime

Top Stories this Week

  1. Hayne works on 'God's call' Friday (24 Jun)
  2. Early morning catch wows crowd at Labasa fish market Tuesday (28 Jun)
  3. Police confirm discovery at Natadola beach Friday (24 Jun)
  4. Resignation threat Saturday (25 Jun)
  5. Rabuka in Saturday (25 Jun)
  6. Body parts Tuesday (28 Jun)
  7. INTERPOL assists with Natadola gruesome discovery, missing couple Monday (27 Jun)
  8. 2016-2017 Budget: The major drivers of economic growth Thursday (23 Jun)
  9. Police probe body parts find Saturday (25 Jun)
  10. Strive for gold Friday (24 Jun)