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World No.1 Dinara Safina got her campaign off to a positive start beating China’s Li Na 6-3, 7-6.
Safina only required one break of serve to take the first set over her practice partner, winning 79 perent of points on her first serve.
Her Chinese opponent found her game in the second set that allowed her to break Safina’s serve three times. However, the Russian broke back every time which led to a second set tie-break.
With the finishing line within reach, Safina wasted no time in wrapping up the victory, surrendering just two points in the tie-break.
The 23 year-old faces Czech Lucie Safarova in the third-round.