WTA Shenzhen Open: Li Na beats fellow Chinese player Peng Shuai to defend title

Last Updated: 04/01/14 11:14am

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Li Na (R): Defeated fellow Chinese player Peng Shuai in Shenzhen Open final

Li Na (R): Defeated fellow Chinese player Peng Shuai in Shenzhen Open final

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Chinese star Li Na beat compatriot Peng Shuai 6-4 7-5 to claim victory in the final of the Shenzhen Open.

Top seed Li, who was the defending champion at the event, was pushed by Peng in the second set but eventually came through to take the title.

Peng was 4-1 down in the second set but reeled off five straight games to put herself right back in contention. However, Li broke serve again to complete the win.

The victory was Li's eighth WTA title and the first since her win at the same tournament last year, giving the world No 3 a boost heading into the Australian Open, which starts a week on Monday.

The 27-year-old Peng has yet to win a WTA title despite appearing in six finals over the course of her career.

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