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李娜晋级澳网半决赛

更新时间:2014-1-21 14:12:48 来源:华尔街日报中文网 作者:佚名

Li Na Into Last Four
李娜晋级澳网半决赛

Li Na, Asia's last hope in the singles competitions at the Australian Open, eased through to the semifinals with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Italy's Flavia Pennetta on Tuesday.

It took only 67 minutes.

Li will play the winner of the quarterfinal between Eugenie Bouchard and Ana Ivanovic for a place in the final. Ivanovic knocked No. 1 seed Serena Williams out of the competition in the fourth round, on paper at least doing her fellow remaining players a favor given Williams's dominance of the sport.

Li, seeded No. 4, is the second-highest ranked player remaining. Maria Sharapova, the No. 3 seed, was also knocked out in the fourth round by Dominika Cibulkova, who will play Simona Halep.

In the other quarterfinal, Victoria Azarenka, the No. 2 seed, will play fifth seed Agnieszka Radwanska.

Azarenka has had an impressive run so far, progressing to the quarterfinals without dropping a set and conceding 19 games in four matches. Li has swept aside her most recent two opponents, conceding just six games in the past two matches, but she had a major scare in round three when she survived a match point against Lucie Safarova.

Li will be looking to go one better than last year, when she lost the Australian Open final to Azarenka. Li was also runner up in 2011 and she is still searching for a second Grand Slam title to go with her French Open crown from 2011.

Azarenka has won the past two Australian Opens.

Before considering another final, Li will have to focus on Ivanovic or Bouchard.

Ivanovic's best year came in 2008, when she won the French Open and was runner up in Australia. She hasn't made it to a Grand Slam final since that year. Bouchard is a much newer arrival to the scene. This is the 19-year-old Canadian's first appearance at the Australian Open.

作为澳网女单比赛仅存的一位亚洲选手,李娜周二以两个6比2的比分轻松战胜意大利选手弗拉维娅•佩内塔(Flavia Pennetta)晋级半决赛。

这场比赛只用了67分钟。

在半决赛中,李娜将与尤金妮•布沙尔(Eugenie Bouchard)和安娜•伊万诺维奇(Ana Ivanovic)之间的胜者争夺决赛权。伊万诺维奇在第四轮淘汰了赛会一号种子小威廉姆斯(Serena Williams)。考虑到小威廉姆斯的强劲实力,这至少在理论上给剩下的选手去掉了一个劲敌。

李娜是本次赛会的四号种子。在目前尚未出局的选手中,她的赛会排名位列第二。三号种子莎拉波娃(Maria Sharapova)也在第四轮被淘汰,她输给了齐布尔科娃(Dominika Cibulkova)。后者将在八进四的比赛中对阵西蒙娜•哈勒普(Simona Halep)。

在另外一场四分之一决赛中,二号种子阿扎伦卡(Victoria Azarenka)将与五号种子拉德万斯卡(Agnieszka Radwanska)交锋。

到目前为止,阿扎伦卡的表现一直令人印象深刻。在晋级八强的四场比赛中,她未失一盘,输掉了19局。李娜最近两场比赛都是横扫对手,两场比赛仅输掉六局。不过,她在第三轮对阵莎伐洛娃(Lucie Safarova)时一度非常惊险,好在最终没有让后者拿下赛点。

今年李娜将争取比去年做得更好。她在去年澳网决赛中输给了阿扎伦卡,在2011年澳网中也屈居亚军。继2011年法网夺冠之后,目前李娜依旧在争取第二个大满贯赛事冠军。

阿扎伦卡是前两次澳网公开赛的女单冠军。

要想再次晋级决赛,李娜就需要针对布沙尔或者伊万诺维奇做一番功课。

2008年是伊万诺维奇表现最出色的一年,当年她夺得了法网冠军,并在澳网夺得了亚军。自2008年以来,她一直未能晋级大满贯赛事的决赛。相比之下,布沙尔要年轻许多。这也是这位年仅19岁的加拿大选手第一次在澳网比赛上亮相。

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