Ruthless Li into Wimbledon third round

Agence France-Presse

Posted at Jun 25 2014 10:51 PM | Updated as of Jun 26 2014 06:51 AM

LONDON - Chinese second seed Li Na swept into the Wimbledon third round with an imperious 6-2, 6-2 victory over Austria's Yvonne Meusburger on Wednesday.

Li, 32, was far too strong for Meusburger, hitting 33 winners to just four from the world number 38, and will play Russia's Elena Vesnina or Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of the Czech Republic for a place in the last 16.

Li suffered her worst Grand Slam performance since 2011 when she slumped to an opening round exit against Kristina Mladenovic in the French Open last month, but she has wasted little time making amends at the All England Club.

This 69-minute victory on Court Two followed hot on the heels of the world number two's comfortable straight sets win over Polish qualifier Paula Kania on Monday.


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