Li, Kvitova set up China Open quarter, Nadal wins
Li broke Lisicki twice in each set, overcoming seven double faults and holding off six of eight break chances. To equal her previous best efforts in Beijing, the semifinals in 2010 and 2012, Li will have to beat Petra Kvitova.
Kvitova beat Sara Errani of Italy 6-4, 6-7 (3), 6-3 in a 2½-hour third-round match that featured 19 breaks of serve.
Nadal and Kohlschreiber traded five breaks of serve in their first set but couldn't break the other in the second and were separated only in the tiebreaker. Nadal won for the 11th time in 12 matches with the German.
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