您现在的位置: 纽约时报中英文网 >> 华尔街日报中英文版 >> 体育 >> 正文

李娜澳网第二轮击败“小辛吉斯”

更新时间:2014-1-15 20:37:02 来源:华尔街日报中文网 作者:佚名

Li Na Overcomes 'Young Hingis'
李娜澳网第二轮击败“小辛吉斯”

China's top tennis player Li Na had a fight on her hands in Wednesday's second-round match against 16-year-old Belinda Bencic, a player she likened to tennis legend Martina Hingis.

It took a tie-break for Li Na, 31, to gain an advantage and ultimately beat her Swiss opponent (6-0, 7-6) with a backhand deep into the court, just out of Bencic's reach.

'She gave me a very tough time at the end of the second set,' Li said, commending Bencic's controlled shots. 'I'm just glad I could use my experience to win the match.'

A challenge for Li was studying up on her opponent, who was playing her first Grand Slam after winning two junior titles last year at Roland Garros and Wimbledon.

Bencic is coached by her father and occasionally by Hingis's mother, whose tennis school she started going to when she was four years old. Martina Hingis won five Grand Slams in the late 1990s, including the Australian Open three times.

Melbourne continued to swelter Wednesday, a day after temperatures hit 42.2 degrees Celsius (108 degrees Fahrenheit). Li, who put bags of ice around her neck during breaks, said she was lucky to play the first match of the day. Temperatures peaked at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, during Lleyton Hewitt's five-set match with Andreas Seppi.

Li confirmed she had some doubts earlier this year about continuing her career after losing at the Aegon International tournament in the lead-up to Wimbledon. But her performance at Wimbledon, where she lost in the quarterfinals, helped turn things around.

'I cannot promise I will play another three or four years,' she said. 'But if I (am) still feeling healthy, I still love this sport, I will continue.'

在周三的澳网公开赛第二轮比赛中,中国网球选手李娜击败了16岁的瑞士选手本西奇(Belinda Bencic)。李娜赛后称本西奇的打法让她想起了网坛传奇人物辛吉斯(Martina Hingis)。

31岁的李娜在抢七局的较量中赢得优势,并最终以一个反手得分拿下了比赛,两盘比分分别为6比0和7比6。

李娜在谈到本西奇的发球时说:“她在第二盘的最后时刻给了我很大压力,我很高兴凭藉自己的经验赢得了比赛。”

这场比赛李娜面临的一个问题是研究对手。这是本西奇第一次参加大满贯比赛,她是去年法网和温网青少年组女单冠军。

本西奇的教练是她的父亲,也间或得到辛吉斯母亲的指点。本西奇4岁时就开始在辛吉斯母亲的网球学校学习。辛吉斯在20世纪90年代末曾赢得五个大满贯冠军,包括三个澳网冠军。

周三墨尔本持续高温,周二当地气温最高达到42.2摄氏度。在比赛间隙将冰袋围在脖子上降温的李娜说,她很幸运能够在当天第一个比赛。当地时间周二下午5:45分墨尔本气温达到最高点,当时休伊特(Lleyton Hewitt)与塞皮(Andreas Seppi)上演了一场五盘大战。

李娜表示,今年早些时候输掉Aegon国际赛之后,她确实对继续自己的职业生涯存在一些疑问。但此后她在温网上的表现又给了她信心。李娜在温网四分之一决赛中不敌对手。

她说:“我无法承诺可以再打三、四年,但如果感觉身体状况良好,并且仍然喜欢这项运动,我就将继续打下去。”

本文版权归道琼斯公司所有,未经许可不得翻译或转载。

相关文章列表