Na Li of China returns a shot to Serena Williams of the US during their tennis match on the second day of the WTA championship in Istanbul, Turkey, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. (AP Photo)
ISTANBUL (AP) — Serena Williams proved Wednesday at the WTA Championships that even when her serve is malfunctioning, she can still beat a top player.
Williams beat 2011 French Open champion Li Na of China 7-6 (1), 6-3 for her second win in round-robin matches to close in on the semifinals at the tournament for the top eight players in the world.
In another Red Group encounter, top-ranked Victoria Azarenka saved two match points before rallying past Angelique Kleber of Germany 6-7 (11), 7-6 (2), 6-4 in her first match at the event.
Williams had six double-faults and won Login to read more