MX23RW : Sunday, September 23 01:22:41

Result: Li Na overcomes Angelique Kerber in Istanbul

Result: Li overcomes Kerber in Istanbul
© PA Photos
Li Na keeps her WTA Championship hopes alive with a straight-sets win over Angelique Kerber.

Li Na has defeated Angelique Kerber in straight sets at the WTA World Championships in Istanbul.

The world number eight needed just one hour and 25 minutes to dispose of the German 6-4 6-3 to keep her tournament hopes alive.

Kerber was powerless to resist the Chinese player, who was much improved from yesterday's defeat to Serena Williams.

If she is to qualify for the next round, Li must hope that Williams defeats Victoria Azarenka before she faces the Belarusian tomorrow.

The loss brings Kerber's 2012 season to an end.

Share this article now:
Serena Williams
Read Next:
Result: Williams wins Istanbul opener
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account