14 Jun 2010

Li Na wins at Edgbaston

6:02 am on 14 June 2010

China's Li Na proved too strong for former world number one Maria Sharapova at Edgbaston for the second year in succession when she claimed the grasscourt title with a 7-5, 6-1 victory.

The top seed was given a tough fight early on by Sharapova before racing to her third career title.

Three-times grand slam champion Sharapova, trying to climb back into the world's top 10 after her career was stalled by a serious shoulder injury, lost to Li in last year's semi-finals.

Wimbledon starts next week.