Sharapova and Li are new to each other as they played eleven times against each other since they first met in Australian Open in 2005. And of these eleven times, Sharapova has had a winning edge of 7-4 against the Chinese.
Sharapova beat Hercog 6-0, 6-2 to face Na Li, while Na Li defeated Peng 4-6 6-2 7-6(3).
Sharapova has had a good winning tennis lately, losing all grand slams except the French Open which she won. Whether she makes it to Beijing top is to be seen as she sails forward. But Li stands in her way for Saturday morning.
The match is scheduled for Saturday, 6 October 2012 at 07:00 GMT
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