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Li battles past Stephens in Madrid

World number two Li Na came from a set down to beat 16th seed Sloane Stephens 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 to reach the quarter-finals of the Madrid Open on Thursday.

The Australian Open champion had no answer to Stephens's power in the first set as she dropped her first set of the week.

World number two Li Na came from a set down to beat 16th seed Sloane Stephens to reach the quarter-finals of the Madrid Open. Photo by: Susana Vera/Reuters. Credit: Reuters

However, she responded well to take the next two sets and set up a meeting with four-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova or Australian Sam Stosur in the last eight. – AFP

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