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Li battles past Stephens in Madrid

Tennis

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.

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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

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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