China's Li Na missed her chance for a semi-final spot at the ATP-WTA Eastbourne International on a muggy Thursday as the second seed lost to Russian Elena Vesnina 7-6 (7/4), 6-3.
China's Li Na plays a forehand during her women's singles quarter-final match against Russia's Elena Vesnina in Eastbourne, southern England on June 20, 2013. Vesnina won the match 7-6, 6-3.
Vesnina, winner along with compatriot Ekaterina Makarova of the Roland Garros doubles title less than a fortnight ago, carried confidence from her grand slam trophy onto the slick grass at Devonshire park as she beat her first top 10 opponent in two years.
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