Li Na knocked out, Peng Shuai through to Qatar quarters
Updated: 2011-02-24 11:20
Peng Shuai of China returns the ball to Francesca Schiavone of Italy during their match at the WTA Doha Tennis Championships Feb 23, 2011. [Photo/Agencies]
DOHA, Qatar - Seeded players Francesca Schiavone, Li Na and Shahar Peer were beaten in straights sets in the second round of the Qatar Ladies Open on Wednesday.
The fourth-seeded Li Na, who beat Wozniacki to reach the final of the Australia Open last month, was beaten 6-2 6-1 by Czech Klara Zakopalova, while her compatriot Peng Shuai upset third seed Francesca Schiavone 7-5, 6-3 to secure a spot in the last eight.
Peng says "playing against is always difficult, but I was the better player today."
"I missed a lot of easy balls. I should take some days off perhaps, but there is no time," said the French Open champion Francesca.
Li Na of China reacts after her loss to Klara Zakopalova of Czech Republic during their match at the WTA Doha Tennis Championships Feb 23, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]
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