Li and Kvitova advance in Doha

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Updated: February 12, 2014

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Recently crowned Australian Open champion Li Na and former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova both advanced into the second round of the Qatar Open in Doha.

The Chinese sensation defeated Magdalena Rybarikova 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 while Kvitova overcame another former Wimbledon champion Venus Williams 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (9-7)

Other results;

TUESDAY’S FIRST ROUND MATCHES

Ana Ivanovic (9) def. Daniela Hantuchova, 7-5, 1-0, retired
Alisa Kleybanova def. Dominika Cibulkova (10), 5-5, retired
Sam Stosur (12) def. Marina Erakovic, 6-4, 6-2
Bethanie Mattek-Sands def. Eugenie Bouchard (15), 7-5, 6-1
Lucie Safarova def. Kirsten Flipkens (16), 5-7, 6-4, 6-4
Monica Niculescu def. Fatma Al Nabhani, 6-1, 6-0
Yanina Wickmayer def. Andrea Petkovic, 6-4, 6-4
Jana Cepelova def. Kristina Mladenovic, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova def. Tadeja Majeric, 5-7, 6-2, 6-3
Mirjana Lucic-Baroni def. Yvonne Meusburger, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3
Sorana Cirstea def. Alla Kudryavtseva, 2-6, 6-1, 7-5
Stefanie Voegele def. Alize Cornet, 7-6 (8-6), 7-5
Karin Knapp def. Caroline Garcia, 6-4, 6-1
Kaia Kanepi def. Varvara Lepchenko, 6-3, 6-4
Klara Zakopalova def. Elina Svitolina, 6-2, 6-4
Karolina Pliskova def. Cagla Buyukakcay, 6-3, 6-3
Magdalena Rybarikova def. Francesca Schiavone, 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (7-3)
Zhang Shuai def. Maryna Zanevska, 6-3, 6-2

WEDNESDAY’S SECOND ROUND MATCHES

Li Na (1) vs. Magdalena Rybarikova
Agnieszka Radwanska (2) vs. Sorana Cirstea
Petra Kvitova (3) vs. Venus Williams
Sara Errani (4) vs. Su-Wei Hsieh
Jelena Jankovic (5) vs. Karin Knapp
Angelique Kerber (6) vs. Karolina Pliskova
Simona Halep (7) vs. Kaia Kanepi
Caroline Wozniacki (8) vs. Yanina Wickmayer
Ana Ivanovic (9) vs. Klara Zakopalova
Samantha Stosur (12) vs. Jana Cepelova
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova vs. Mirjana Lucic-Baroni
Peng Shuai vs. Lucie Safarova
Alisa Kleybanova vs. Stefanie Voegele
Zhang Shuai vs. Petra Cetkovska
Annika Beck vs. Tsvetana Pironkova
Bethanie Mattek-Sands vs. Monica Niculescu