Li Na wins 1st match after Australian Open triumph

Updated: February 12, 2014, 4:44 PM ET
Associated Press

DOHA, Qatar -- Top-seeded Li Na, playing her first match since winning the Australian Open last month, beat Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 in the second round at the Qatar Open on Wednesday.

Third-seeded Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic struggled to outlast Venus Williams of the United States 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (7) in a match lasting 2 hours, 32 minutes.

Also, second-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland defeated Sorana Cirstea of Romania 7-5, 6-0.


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