FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY – Great Britain’s Laura Robson upset another major champion in her current run at the US Open. The 18-year-old who dismissed Kim Clijsters on Wednesday continued to knock off major champions on Friday with a 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-2 victory over 9th seed and 2011 French Open champion Li Na.
“I have just worked hard over the last few weeks and I feel like I’m playing very good,” Robson said.
“I have had lots of tough matches against some experienced opponents, so, you know, the way I see it, it was the time to start winning a few of them.”
The win moves the 89th ranked Robson into the fourth round where she’ll face US Open defending champion Samantha Stosur for a place in the quarterfinals. She is now the first British woman to reach the round of 16 since 1998.
Samantha Stosur’s match was a tale of two sets – one tight and the other easy in her 7-6, 6-2 win over 31st seed American Varvara Lepchenko. The seventh seed from Australia has never played Robson and disc