Wimbledon: Li Na races into second round

Last Updated: 25/06/13 8:02pm

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Li Na: dropped only two games during victory over Michaella Krajicek

Li Na: dropped only two games during victory over Michaella Krajicek

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Sixth seed Li Na sent out a message to her Wimbledon rivals with a dominant display in the opening round on Tuesday.

Sixth seed Li Na sent out a message to her Wimbledon rivals with a dominant display in the opening round on Tuesday.

The former French Open champion crushed Michaella Krajicek of the Netherlands 6-1 6-1 to get her campaign off to a flying start.

Krajicek, the sister of 1996 Wimbledon champion Richard, has only just retruned to action following a lengthy injury lay-off and proved no match for the top-10 star.

Li is twice a quarter-finalist in SW19 and, having been placed in the weakest section of the draw, will be hopefully of going further at this year's tournament.

Fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska came through against Austrian Yvonne

Meusberger by the same scoreline while there were easy wins for seventh seed Angelique Kerber against Bethanie Mattek-Sands (6-3 6-4) and 11th ranked 11-Roberta Vinci, who beat Chanelle Scheepers 6-2 6-1.

Japanese veteran Kimiko Date Krumm was the day's first winner, the 42-year-old defeating Grand Slam debutante Carina Witthoeft 6-0 6-2.

However, 13th seed Nadia Petrova of Russia suffered a surprise 6-3 6-2 defeat to Czech Karolina Pliskova, while Bulgaria's Tsvetana Pironkova crushed No 21 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-0 6-1

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