Defending French open champion Li wins in 3 sets
Defending champion Li Na needed three sets to reach the fourth
round of the French Open on Saturday.
The seventh-seeded Li, who last year became the first Chinese
player to win a Grand Slam singles title, held on to beat Christina
McHale of the United States 3-6, 6-2, 6-1.
Li committed 44 unforced errors in the match, 20 more than her
The last woman to successfully defend her title at Roland Garros
was Justine Henin, who won three straight from 2005-07.