Robin Soderling’s countrywoman, Sofia Arvidsson, has been defeated by Li Na of China in the second round of the ongoing US Open. Li won the match in the straight sets by 6-2, 6-2.

It was a dominating effort by Li who has been given the 5th seed in this tournament. She was at the top of her game and played ruthless shots in both the sets. The Swedish youngster couldn’t find a way to tackle those shots and ended up suffering a big defeat.

This was the 3rd match between these two players and Li has won all those matches.

Just when the match got over, it started raining. Li was thankful that the rain started after her match. Talking to the reporters in the post match interview, the Chinese superstar said, “It’s really hard for the other guys who will have to wait. Luckily, I am not one of them.”

“I had played against Sofia a couple of times in the past and she had given me a tough time on both the occasions. Even today, she fought hard. The score line might suggest that it was a one sided match, but, the reality is a bit different.”

“I rarely made mistakes on my serve today and that’s something which I am pretty happy about.”

Li got a great start in the opening set. She broke Arvidsson’s serve in the 2nd game and was off to a lead of 2-0.

In the next 5 games, both the players held their serve and at the end of the 7th game, Li was leading by 5-2.

With another breakthrough in the 8th game, the Chinese player sealed the opener by 6-2.

Li began in the same fashion in the second set too. Again, she took a lead of 2-0 with a breakthrough in the second game. But, this time, Arvidsson managed to break back in the next game.

A serve hold for the Swedish player in the 4th game made the score 2-2. But, after that, it was all about Li Na. She won the next 4 games with two consecutive breakthroughs and clinched the match.

In the next round, Li will face the winner of the match between Laura Robson of Britain and Caroline Garcia of France.