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Tennis Panorama :
Li Na’s quest to defend her French Open title of a year ago ended with a 3-6, 6-2, 6-0 loss to qualifier Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan in the fourth round while Maria Sharapova dragged to three sets at the French Open in Paris on Monday.
Shvedova, known as a doubles specialist who won both the 2010 Wimbledon and US Open paired with American Vania King, became only the ninth qualifier to advance to the Roland Garros quarterfinals. The Kazakh made the French Open singles quarterfinals in 2010.
When asked about the loss Li said, “I have to find the reason why I lose the match. I have to try working hard next day and even come working hard next week.
“I will find the why. I will find out. But not.. not in today. Otherwise for sure I can win the match.
“On the court, I can’t find why. I couldn’t put the ball back on the court.”
Li made 41 unforced errors in cool and windy court conditions.
“I was just fighting every ball, and I was trying to focus how to go and focus on what I n...
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