2004 champion Li Na has eased through to the quarterfinals of
the WTA Guangzhou International Open after beating compatriot Sun
Tiantian in two straight sets: 6-2, 6-1.
Li, Asia's top female tennis player, met with little resistance
from national teammate Sun in the mouth-watering Chinese derby and
won the match with ease.
Another Chinese player, Chen Yanchong, also burst into the
quarterfinals, defeating number-eight seed Anastasiya Yakimova,
Chen, the 19-year-old wild card, is playing her first WTA Tour
China's Peng Shuai, however, fell victim to number-one seed
Jelena Jankovic, 6-2, 6-3.
(CRI September 29, 2006)