China's Li Na reaches 2nd round at French Open
Updated: 2011-05-24 20:42
Li Na of China returns the ball to Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of the Czech Republic during the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris May 24, 2011. [Photo/Agencies]
PARIS - 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.
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