Press Esc to close

U.S. Open: Robson ousts Li Na

New York, Sep 1, 2012 (IANS) 13:39 IST
British teen Laura Robson stunned Chinese ninth seed Li Na at the US Open here at the Flushing Meadows to book a fourth round showdown against defending champion Samantha Stosur.

The 18-year-old left-hander took her first victory over a top-10 opponent by beating 2011 French Open winner Li Na 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-2 Friday, reports Xinhua.

Australian seventh-seed Stosur, who has not won a title since lifting the US Open trophy last year, reached the fourth round with a 7-6 (5), 6-2 victory over American 31st seed Varvara Lepchenko.

"She's already had two very good wins and she's full of confidence," Stosur said.
"I have to be ready to play my best game if I'm going to beat her. It can be a very tricky match. She's got nothing to lose and she has had two of the biggest wins of her career."
Robson, who was born in Australia but moved to Britain at age six, became the first British woman in the fourth round of a Grand Slam since Sam Smith at Wimbledon in 1998 and the first in U.S. Open's last 16 since Jo Durie in 1991.

Uzbek-born Lepchenko, who became a US citizen a year ago, has still never beaten a top-10 player. She was trying to match her best Grand Slam result, this year's fourth-round French Open run.

After fighting to 5-5 in the tie-breaker, Lepchenko sent a lob and a backhand wide to surrender the opening set after 59 minutes. Stosur broke in the third and fifth games of the second set and held to finish in 88 minutes.

French 11th seed Marion Bartoli also advanced with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over compatriot Kristina Mladenovic, setting up a last 16 match against fifth-seeded Czech Petra Kvitova, who defeated Pauline Parmentier of France 6-4, 6-4 to reach the fourth round.

Third-seeded Russian Maria Sharapova, the reigning French Open champion, meets US wildcard Mallory Burdette and Belarus top seed Victoria Azarenka, the reigning Australian Open champion, plays China's Zheng Jie later.

Go to Top

More from this section
Most trending stories
Photo Gallery
Defending men's singles champion Switzerland's Roger Federer waves to the crowd during a ceremony...

Defending men's singles champion Switzerland's Roger Federer waves to the crowd during a ceremony...

A bride and a groom pose for a selfie during a mass marriage ceremony in Ahmedabad, on Thursday....

A bride and a groom pose for a selfie during a mass marriage ceremony in Ahmedabad, on Thursday....

Hot air balloons seen during the fourth edition of Tamil Nadu International Balloon Festival ....

Hot air balloons seen during the fourth edition of Tamil Nadu International Balloon Festival ....

Sandhya, wife of Aniket Kothale who was allegedly killed in police custody, mourns during his ...

Sandhya, wife of Aniket Kothale who was allegedly killed in police custody, mourns during his ...

Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) jawans march at Rajpath during the Republic Day Parade rehersals on a ...

Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) jawans march at Rajpath during the Republic Day Parade rehersals on a ...

Delhi police commissioner Amulya Patnaik along with other senior police officers during an annual..

Delhi police commissioner Amulya Patnaik along with other senior police officers during an annual..

In this handout photo released by Indian Air Force (IAF) is seen a team of IAF mountaineers...

In this handout photo released by Indian Air Force (IAF) is seen a team of IAF mountaineers...

A newly-raised all-women bikers contingent of Border Security Force (BSF) 'Daredevils' practice...

A newly-raised all-women bikers contingent of Border Security Force (BSF) 'Daredevils' practice...

A fire-fighter tries to extinguish a fire that broke out at in the Jawahar Circle area, in Jaipur...

A fire-fighter tries to extinguish a fire that broke out at in the Jawahar Circle area, in Jaipur...

Local legislators inspecting the Mumbai Metro line construction in the tony Cuffe Parade area ...

Local legislators inspecting the Mumbai Metro line construction in the tony Cuffe Parade area ...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.