Mason, OH (Sports Network) - China's Li Na rallied from one set down Sunday to
beat Angelique Kerber in the final of the $2.168 million Western & Southern
Seeded ninth, Li captured her sixth career WTA title and first of the season
with a 1-6, 6-3, 6-1 victory over the fifth-seeded German.
Li, 30, never had to hit a second serve and broke Kerber three times in a
dominant third set. She was playing in her second straight final after falling
to Petra Kvitova in Montreal last week.
The 24-year-old Kerber was already a two-time winner this season, capturing
her first WTA titles in Paris and Copenhagen. Sunday was her fourth final of
Li, who had beaten Venus Williams in the semifinals Saturday, earned $385,000
for the victory. Kerber pocketed $192,000.
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