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Samantha Stosur beats Li Na

Updated: August 19, 2011, 12:27 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

MASON, Ohio -- Serena Williams' premature departure from the Western & Southern Open could pay big dividends for Samantha Stosur.

Stosur, capitalizing on an unexpected day of rest, returned to the court Thursday and upset fifth-seeded Li Na of China 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 in the U.S. Open tuneup.

The 10th-seeded Australian was scheduled to face Williams on Wednesday in the round of 32 before Williams withdrew after aggravating a right big toe injury.

"I wasn't complaining that (Williams) ...

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