Shenzhen Open: Li Na reached quarter-finals with win against Julia Cohen

Last Updated: 02/01/13 1:35pm

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Li Na: Chinese player saw off Julia Cohen

Li Na: Chinese player saw off Julia Cohen

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Chinese tennis star Li Na advanced through to the quarter-finals of the Shenzhen Open on Wednesday with a straight-sets victory over American Julia Cohen.

The top seed and 2011 French Open champion took one hour and 34 minutes to defeat Cohen 6-3 6-4.

In the next round, the Chinese number one will face eighth seed Bojana Jovanovski from Serbia.

Meanwhile, Li's compatriot Zhou Yimiao also stormed through to the quarter-finals with a hard-fought 4-6 6-2 7-6 victory over Chang Kai-Chen from Taiwan.

She will now face Romania's Monica Niculescu, who disposed of British teenager Laura Robson in their second-round match on Tuesday.

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