Chinese fifth seed Li Na, the 2011 French Open champion, advanced to the US Open semi-finals for the first time Tuesday with a 6-4, 6-7 (5/7), 6-2 victory over Russian 24th seed Ekaterina Makarova.
Li Na of China serves to Ekaterina Makarova of Russia during their 2013 US Open women's singles match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center September 3, 2013 in New York. Li, the 2011 French Open champion, advanced to the US Open semi-finals for the first time Tuesday with a 6-4, 6-7 (5/7), 6-2 victory.
Li seized a 4-2 tie-breaker lead but lost five of the next six points, three of them including the last with forehands beyond the baseline, and had to rally by breaking Makarova's last two service games to win in two hours, 20 minutes.
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