Fiji Time: 7:26 AM on Tuesday 3 May

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 0.61430.5953
JPY 52.567249.5672
GBP 0.33440.3264
EUR 0.42650.4145
NZD 0.70700.6740
AUD 0.64670.6217
USD 0.49080.4738

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 2nd May 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Tale of pain
  2. A son's fatal ride
  3. Boy needs $500 a week to live
  4. Cracks and holes deem building unsafe
  5. Family, friends bid farewell to car crash victim
  6. 2016 Fiji finals results
  7. From cannibalism to Christianity
  8. Higher target
  9. Two boats drift at sea
  10. CORRECTION

Top Stories this Week

  1. Horror crash relived Wednesday (27 Apr)
  2. Tale of pain Monday (02 May)
  3. Teacher fears for safety Tuesday (26 Apr)
  4. A son's fatal ride Monday (02 May)
  5. Boy needs $500 a week to live Monday (02 May)
  6. Father farewells son Wednesday (27 Apr)
  7. Cracks and holes deem building unsafe Monday (02 May)
  8. 'Ridiculous change' Tuesday (26 Apr)
  9. 7s eligibility Wednesday (27 Apr)
  10. Mother seeks help Wednesday (27 Apr)