Li Na advances to 4th round at Australian Open

Sixth-seeded Li Na has advanced to the fourth round of the

Australian Open with a 6-4, 6-1 win Friday over Sorana Cirstea of


Li will next play Julia Goerges of Germany, who beat Zheng Jie

6-3, 1-6, 7-5 earlier Friday.

Li, the 2011 French Open champion, is trying to add a second

Grand Slam title, and the Australian Open appears to be her best

chance. She advanced to the 2010 semifinals, the 2011 final –

losing to Kim Clijsters – and the fourth round here last year.