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Li starts Shenzhen Open with easy victory

Updated: January 1, 2013, 7:42 AM ET
Associated Press

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SHENZEN, China -- Top-seeded Li Na opened her Shenzhen Open campaign with a 6-4, 6-0 victory over Mandy Minella of Luxembourg on Tuesday.

Li, ranked No. 7 in the world, broke Minella four times without facing a break point. Next up for the Chinese star, trying to win her first title on home soil since 2004, will be Julia Cohen of the United States in the second round.

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