Li Na sets up Williams last eight clash in Miami
Li Na of China hits a return during her victory over Garbine Muguruza of Spain at the Sony Open tennis tournament in Key Biscayne, Florida, March 25, 2013. [Photo/Agencies]
Garbine Muguruza of Spain hits a backhand during her loss to Li Na of China at the Sony Open tennis tournament in Key Biscayne, Florida, March 25, 2013. [Photo/Agencies]
NEW YORK - China's Li Na reached the quarterfinals of the Miami Masters on Monday by beating Spanish teenager Garbine Muguruza 7-6(6), 6-2.
Williams also struggled in her match, coming from one set down to win 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 against Slovakia's 13th seed Dominika Cibulkova.
Li, the 2011 French Open champion and two-time Australian Open finalist, made 39 unforced errors, including four double faults, and allowed her 19-year-old opponent to battle back to 5-5 in the first set having led 5-1.
Even at 6-1 in the tiebreak Li faltered as 73rd-ranked Muguruza fought back to 6-6.
Li was more clinical in the second set breaking Muguruza two times for the victory.
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