Pennetta Shocks Li Na At Indian Wells

Flavia Pennetta shocked world number two Li Na to reach the final of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.
Italian Pennetta, the 20th seed, won 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 to set up a meeting with Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska, who beat Romanian Simona Halep 6-3 6-4.
Serbia’s Novak Djokovic, the world number two, beat Julien Benneteau 6-1 6-3 to reach the men’s semi-finals. He faces John Isner in the last four after the American saw off Latvian Ernests Gulbis 7-6 (7-4) 7-6 (7-3).
Roger Federer meets Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov in the other semi-final, both of which will be played on Saturday.
China’s Li served nine double faults and made a series of forehand errors and Pennetta, also 32, capitalised to reach the biggest final of her career.
“I don’t think I was playing bad; it was pretty high-level match”. said Li. “Some points I was feeling I still have a chance, (but on the) more important points I got double fault”.


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