Tennis: Li Na beats Stephens to reach Madrid quarterfinals

AP, Thursday 8 May 2014

Li Na
Li Na (CHN) during her match against Karolina Pliskova (CZE) during the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Li won 6-3, 6-4 (Photo: Reuters)

Australian Open champion Li Na advanced to the quarterfinals of the Madrid Open by beating Sloane Stephens 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 on Thursday.

The second-ranked Li overcame a slew of unforced errors and a poor opening set to advance.

Li lost in the first round on the Magic Box clay last year.

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