Found September 26, 2012 on Tennis Panorama :
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No. 11 Caroline Wozniacki grabbed her first win over a top 10 player in 2012, rallying to topple 7th seed Li Na  4-6, 6-3, 6-4 at the Japan Open in Tokyo on Wednesday.

“It was a tough match,” Li said. “But I still feel that I had a chance to win the match. It’s very tough to play against Caroline.”

Wozniacki will play (3) Agnieszka Radwanska next for a spot in the semifinals.

 

TORAY PAN PACIFIC OPEN
Tokyo, Japan
September 23-29, 2012
$2,168,400/Premier
Hard/Outdoors

Results for Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Singles – Third Round
(1) Victoria Azarenka (BLR) d. (14) Roberta Vinci (ITA) 64 62
(2) Maria Sharapova (RUS) d. (16) Lucie Safarova (CZE) 62 76(5)
(3) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) d. (Q) Jamie Hampton (USA) 64 63
(5) Angelique Kerber (GER) d. Urszula Radwanska (POL) 61 61
(6) Sara Errani (ITA) d. (9) Marion Bartoli (FRA) 36 62 62
(10) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) d. (7) Li Na (CHN) 46 63 64
(8) Samantha Stosur (AUS) d. (12) Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 64 75
(17) Nadia Petrova (RUS) d. Petra Martic (CRO) 76(2) 67(1) 64

Doubles – Quarterfinals
Lisicki/Raymond (GER/USA) d. Jurak/Marosi (CRO/HUN) 64 62

Doubles – First Round
(WC) Pavlyuchenkova/Safarova (RUS/CZE) d. (1) King/Shvedova (USA/KAZ) 63 76(5)
(4) Groenefeld/Peschke (GER/CZE) d. (WC) Hantuchova/Peng (SVK/CHN) 61 62
Order of Play for Thursday, September 27, 2012

Centre Court (from 11.00hrs)
1. Kops-Jones/Spears vs. Srebotnik/Zheng
2. Sara Errani vs. Nadia Petrova
3. Samantha Stosur vs. Maria Sharapova (NB 13.00hrs)
4. Victoria Azarenka vs. Angelique Kerber (NB 17.00hrs)
5. Agnieszka Radwanska vs. Caroline Wozniacki

Court 1 (from 12.00hrs)
1. Groenefeld/Peschke vs. Hsieh/Medina Garrigues
2. Pavlyuchenkova/Safarova vs. Goerges/Zahlavova Strycova (NB 14.00hrs)

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