Petra Kvitova has been defeated by Li Na of China in the semi final round of the WTA Championships which is going on at Istanbul. Li won the match in the straight sets by 6-4, 6-2.

This was the 7th match between these two players and Li defeated Kvitova for the 4th time.

Now, in the final match, Li will take on the no. 1 player in the world Serena Williams who had to struggle a bit against her Serbian opponent Jelena Jankovic to make her way into the title round.

The last few seasons hadn’t gone that well for Li Na, but, in this particular season, she has been quite consistent.

When asked about the reason behind her consistency in the ongoing season, the Chinese superstar said, “I think I am more experienced now and in this season, I have felt more confident about my game. I know better now how to carry myself when I am playing and also when I am not playing.”

In the match against Kvitova, Li was off to a fine start. She managed to give her opponent the first blow in the very first game of the first set. With one more breakthrough in the 3rd game, the Chinese player enhanced her lead to 3-0. But, she loosened her grip after that and got broken twice successively which equalized the scores at 4-4.

But, in the 9th game, Li sneaked in another vital breakthrough and this time, she made sure that she didn’t lose the advantage. She held her serve in the 10th game and wrapped up the set.

In the second set, both the players lost their serve once in the first 4 games and at the end of the 4th game; the scorecard was showing 2-2. From there onwards, Li didn’t let Kvitova win a single game. She broke the serve of the Czech player twice (in the 5th and in the 7th game) and won the next 4 games successively to win the set and the contest as well.