Posted October 25, 2013 on AP on Fox
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Li Na advanced to her first WTA Championships final by sweeping past 2011 winner Petra Kvitova 6-4, 6-2 on Saturday. By reaching the final against either Serena Williams or Jelena Jankovic, Li made sure of rising to a career-high No. 3 ranking, a jump of two places. Li is unbeaten in four matches in the tournament, after failing to advance from the group stage in the previous two years. Williams and Li are the two oldest players in the elite tournament that brings together the top eight players in the world, while the fifth-seeded Kvitova is the youngest at 23. Williams played Jankovic in the second semifinal.
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