China's Li Na reaches second round at French Open

08:49, May 25, 2011      

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Li Na of China celebrates during the first round match of women's singles against Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of Czech Republic in the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris May 24, 2011. Li won 2-1. (Xinhua/Xu Liang)

Australian Open finalist Li Na reached the second round of the French Open after beating Barbora Zahlavova Strycova 6-3, 6-7 (6), 6-3 on Tuesday.

The sixth-seeded Li, who became the first Chinese player to reach a Grand Slam final, trailed 3-1 in the first set, but then won 10 of the next 12 games to lead 5-2 in the second before her Czech opponent forced the tiebreaker.

She led 4-0 in the third set.

Source: Xinhua

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