Shenzhen, China (SportsNetwork.com) - Chinese tennis hero Li Na began defense
of her Shenzhen Open title with a 7-5, 6-3 victory over wild card former
top-10 Russian star Vera Zvonareva on Tuesday.
In other first-round action, No. 6 Zhang Shuai of China was ousted by Yung-Jan
Chan of Chinese Taipei, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2, and Monica Niculescu beat Anna
Schmiedlova 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 on the hardcourts at Shenzhen Longgang
Li won last year's inaugural Shenzhen Open against Klara Zakopalova.
The Sports Network