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Li into 3rd round at Australian Open
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Li into 3rd round at Australian Open

Published Jan. 18, 2012 1:18 a.m. ET

French Open champion Li Na has become the first women through to the third round at the Australian Open after beating Olivia Rogowska 6-2, 6-2 in just over an hour at Rod Laver Arena on Wednesday.

Li, who became the first Chinese player to win a Grand Slam singles title when she beat Francesca Schiavone in last year's French Open final, will next play the winner of the second-round match between Anabel Medina Garrigues and Olga Govortsova in the third round.

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