Australian Open: #6 Li Na advances, Peng Shuai advances, Vania King loses to #14 Maria Kirilenko
Also, No 14 Maria Kirilenko had a 6-4, 6-2 win over Chinese-American Vania King, and China’s Peng Shuai beat Canada’s Rebecca Marino 6-3, 6-0.
Sixth-seed Li Na survived second-set scare en route to the third round of the Australian Open here on Wednesday.
The 2011 French Open winner beat Belarusian Olga Govortsova 6-2, 7-5 to reach the third round for the consecutive year, including losing to Kim Clijsters in 2011′s final.
Li started strongly and breezed through the first set in 32 minutes, dropping just two games and hitting a number of impressive forehand winners.