Li Na stuns Serena in Stuttgart

Stuttgart, October 2:

Serena Williams crashed 6-0, 1-6, 4-6 against China’s Li Na in the second round of the Porsche Grand Prix and will lose the world No 1 ranking to Serbian Jelena Jankovic.

Williams, 27, collapsed after the first set as the 30th-ranked Li triumphed in one hour 35 minutes. Li squandered three match points at 5-3 but served out the match in the next game, from 0-40 down and winning with her sixth ace.

Also, Victoria Azarenka beat Agnieszka Radwanska 6-1, 7-5 and Elena Dementieva beat Sybille Bammer 6-1, 6-4. In first-round, Patty Schnyder defeated Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 and Vera Zvonareva beat Daniela Hantuchova 6-3, 6-2.