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Li beats Zakopalova to capture Shenzhen Open title

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Associated Press
1/5/2013 7:24:14 AM
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SHENZHEN, China -- Top-seeded Li Na of China secured a hard-fought 6-3, 1-6, 7-5 victory over Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic on Saturday to capture the inaugural Shenzhen Open.

The 2011 French Open champion won her seventh WTA title despite serving 10 double-faults compared to none from her fifth-seeded opponent.

Li hit back from dropping serve in the opening game of the deciding set by winning five of the next six games to build a decisive 5-2 lead.

Li Na (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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(Photo: The Canadian Press)
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