Li Na defends Shenzhen Open title in all-Chinese final


Li Na

For the first time in her career, world number three Li Na managed to defend her title and she did that in only the second ever all-Chinese WTA final, at the Shenzhen Open against Peng Shuai. The top-seeded Li first took out Vera Zvonareva, then Nadiya Kichenok, Monica Niculescu, eighth seed Annika Beck and finally fifth seed Peng Shuai 6-4 7-5. Peng is now 0-6 in WTA finals.

Li also played the only previous all-Chinese final at the 2006 Estoril Open in 2006, but then she retired with heat illness against Zheng Jie after the second set. (photo: © Neal Trousdale)


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