Li two wins away from Melbourne crown

January 21, 2014
Tennis - Bet Now at Bet365

Li Na is two wins away from ending her wait for an Australian Open title, with Canadian teenager Eugenie Bouchard standing in her way in the semi-finals.

Fourth seed Li, who had to save a match point in her third round match, eased into the last four with a 6-2 6-2 win over Flavia Pennetta, with the Chinese hoping to go one better than her finals defeats in both 2011 and 2013.

Three years ago Li was edged out in three sets by Kim Clijsters, while 12 months ago Victoria Azarenka prevailed into another three-set tussle.

And Pennetta believes that her conqueror has the game required to take the title in Melbourne, saying after her loss: "I think she's just improved her game a lot. She's really consistent, she's one of the best players.

"She's more consistent with the forehand and her serve, it's working really good also. She's a really good player."

Li is 1.25 to reach the final and 3.50 to do so in three sets, but Bouchard is clearly full of confidence after reaching her first Grand Slam semi-final by defeating the conqueror of Serena Williams, Ana Ivanovic.

Having outlasted Ivanovic 5-7 7-5 6-2, Bouchard, who is 4.00 to reach the final, said: "It's not exactly a surprise, I always expect myself to do well.

"I'm just happy to have gone through this step. I'm not done."

View all Tennis betting at Bet365

Latest Promotion

Sports Betting News

 October 19, 2016
Motorsports - Formula 1
Rosberg praying for dry US Grand Prix
Cricket - International Cricket
Anderson out of India opener

 October 17, 2016

Football - UEFA Competitions
Ranieri seeks Leicester reaction
Konta handed Singapore hope
Football - Premier League
Mourinho sets out United plans

 October 12, 2016

Football - Premier League
Willian content to stay at Chelsea
Rampant Raonic thrashes Lorenzi
Rugby Union
McCall ready for tricky period

News Archive

Betting Help

Sports Betting Rules

US   Sportsbooks for US Players
List of the online sportsbooks recommended for U.S. customers.
Rating  Bookmakers Rating
Online bookmakers list are sorted in rating order with information about year of starting business and U.S. players restrictions.
Copyright © 2010-2016 - All rights reserved.18+GamCareGambleAware