Li, Bouchard win in quarterfinals at Aussie Open

7:19 AM, Jan 21, 2014   |    comments
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Melbourne, Australia ( - Fourth-seeded Li Na and 30th-seeded Eugenie Bouchard won their quarterfinal matches at the Australian Open on Tuesday.

Li, a two-time runner-up at this event, had little problems in a 6-2, 6-2 victory over 28th-seeded Italian Flavia Pennetta in a match that lasted just 67 minutes.

Li, a former French Open champion, lost to Victoria Azarenka in the 2013 final and to Kim Clijsters in 2011.

Canada's Bouchard took down 14th-seeded Serbian Ana Ivanovic 5-7, 7-5, 6-2 to move to the semifinals in her first time at the season's first major.

Ivanovic had defeated world No. 1 Serena Williams on Sunday to advance to the quarterfinals and had won a title in Auckland to start the season.

Two-time defending champion Victoria Azarenka, seeded second, will take on fifth-seeded Pole Agnieszka Radwanska in a high-powered quarterfinal match on Wednesday, with the other quarterfinal pitting 11th-seeded Romanian Simona Halep against 20th-seeded Slovak Dominika Cibulkova. Cibulkova had pulled a big upset in the previous round by defeating third-seeded Maria Sharapova.

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