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Easy day for Li Na, Tomic gets welcome boost

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China's Li Na reached the quarter-finals of the ATP-WTA Eastbourne International on Wednesday without hitting a ball while troubled Australian Bernard Tomic reached the third round in the men's tournament. 

Li Na hits a return against Alize Cornet in Eastbourne, southern England on Tuesday. Li reached the quarter-finals on Wednesday without hitting a ball after scheduled opponent Mario Bartoli pulled out with a virus.

Li, the second seed, got the news from her coach that French opponent Marion Bartoli, the 2011 Eastbourne winner and Wimbledon finalist in 2007, would not be playing their second-round match due to a viral infection.

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