Li Na was defeated by Niculescu from Romania in first round of 2011 China Open. She was eliminated.
Six Chinese players in total played in Women’s singles, four of them get together in the upper half. As No. 4 seed in tournament, Li Na, the world’s No.5 suffered from poor state after winning the French Open this year. She was eliminated in early stage of a series of matches such as Wimbledon and the U.S. Open.
After the drawing of lots revealed on September 30, the media generally considered the resault was an advantage for Li Na.
As Asia’s highest level of comprehensive international tennis tournament, the China Open has been held for seven sessions since its opening in 2004. The total prize of this year’s tournament will reach $ 6.6 million, all games will end on October 9.