(February 13, 2014) Reigning Australian Open champion Li Na fell victim to Czech qualifier Petra Cetkovska 7-6 (2), 2-6, 6-4 in the third round of the Qatar Open on Thursday.
Cetkovska, no stranger to upsetting top ten players completed the feat for the eighth time, second time ousting a top three players. She beat a then ranked No. 3 Agnieszka Radwanska in the 2011 Rome
Li could not hold on to a 3-1 lead in the third set in the 2 hour and 46-minute match.
Even with the loss, Li will move up to No. 2 in the world when the rankings come out next week.