Wimbledon 2014: Li Na refuses to get carried away after victory

Wimbledon 2014: Second seed Li Na books her place in the third round at SW19, while Venus Williams is also through

China's Li Na Photo: Marianne Bevis

Li Na is refusing to get carried away after cruising into the third round of Wimbledon thanks to a straight-sets victory over world No38 Yvonne Meusburger.

Li, who lost in the first round of the French Open last month, will next face Czech Barbora Zahlavova Strycova, who beat 32nd seed Elena Vesnina 6-4 6-2.

Asked if she could see herself going all the way to the final, second seed Li replied: “Easy to say, tough to do. You know, this is tennis.

“If I want to push myself, at least I have to win another match and to come to the second week and then to think about.”

She added: “I was really happy with the way I hit the ball on the court.”

Elsewhere, five-time champion Venus Williams is also through after beating Japan’s Kurumi Nara 7-6 (7-4) 6-1.

“It’s definitely a step in the right direction,” said Williams. “The thing that I just have to really work on is being on tour consistently and playing tournaments.

“Even leading up these last few months, I don’t feel I played as many matches as I would have liked, as many as my opponents. The more you play, the more you get used to being down or up or serving things out.

“My whole goal is just to keep playing and stay as healthy as I can.”

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