Li beats Zvonareva in Shenzhen opener

by: AP December 31, 2013

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SHENZHEN, China (AP) Top-seeded Li Na advanced to the second round of the Shenzhen Open by beating Vera Zvonareva of Russia 7-5, 6-3 on Tuesday.

Monica Niculescu of Romania also advanced, beating Anna Schmiedlova of Slovakia 4-6, 6-2, 6-3.

Also, Yung-Jan Chan of Taiwan defeated Zhang Shuai of China 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 and Timea Babos of Hungary advanced when Nadiya Kichenok of Ukraine retired while trailing 6-0, 2-0.

In the second round, Peng Shuai of China beat Silvia Soler-Espinosa of Spain 6-3, 6-3.

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