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Indian Wells tennis: Flavia Pennetta stuns Li Na

Indian Wells: Flavia Pennetta stunned Li Na in straight sets on Friday night, avenging a loss to the Australian Open champion in Melbourne and booking an Indian Wells title clash with Agnieszka Radwanska.

Li Na after losing to Pennetta and (inset) Italy's Flavia Pennetta
Li Na after losing to Pennetta and (inset) Italy's Flavia Pennetta 

In a match that featured entertaining rallies but also 11 breaks of serve — eight straight in the opening set — 32-year-old Pennetta prevailed 7-6 (7/5), 6-3 to reach the biggest final of her career. "I think we play really good tennis tonight. "We fight a lot," Pennetta said.

It was a contrast to their clash in the Australian Open quarter-finals, where Li crushed Pennetta 6-2, 6-2 en route to her second Grand Slam title. "In Australia I didn't have any chance against her. Tonight I played much better," Pennetta said.

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