China's Peng Shuai reaches last 16 at Wimbledon

Updated: 2011-06-25 22:08
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LONDON - China's Peng Shuai defeated Melinda Czink from Hungary 6-2, 7-6(5) on Saturday to reach the women's singles last 16 at Wimbledon Championships for the first time.

China's Peng Shuai reaches last 16 at Wimbledon

Peng Shuai of China hits a return to Melinda Czink of Hungary at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London June 25, 2011. [Photo/Agencies]

Peng, the 20th seed, is the only Chinese player still in the draw in the women's singles, as French Open champion Li Na and former Wimbledon semifinalist Zheng Jie were both ousted from the second round.

The 25-year-old Peng will meet three-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova in the next round as the Russian star knocked out Klara Zakopalova from the Czech Republic 6-2, 6-3.