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China's Li into last 16 in Beijing

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Chinese star Li Na brushed aside on-form Nadia Petrova of Russia in straight sets on Tuesday to progress to the last 16 of the China Open in Beijing. 

Li Na of China returns a shot against Francesca Schiavone of Italy in their first-round match at the China Open. In the second round, on Tuesday, Li brushed aside on-form Nadia Petrova of Russia in straight sets to progress to the last 16.

Asia's top women's player, who needs a strong showing this week to qualify for the WTA Championships in Istanbul later this month, won the match convincingly at a packed National Tennis Stadium 6-1, 6-2.

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