Heather Watson saw off teenager Belinda Bencic 7-5 6-4 to move into the second round of the WTA event at Indian Wells.
Britain’s Andy Murray will represent Bangkok in a four-team contest for the International Premier Tennis League later this year.
Italy’s Flavia Pennetta stunned world number three Agnieszka Radwanska in straight sets to earn a quarter-final spot in Dubai.
Simona Halep dumped second seed Agnieszka Radwanska out of the Qatar Open to move into the final.
Second seed Agnieszka Radwanska overcame Belgium’s Yanina Wickmayer 6-2 6-1 to move into the last four of the Qatar Open.
WTA round-up: Li Na was ousted from the Qatar Open after being shocked 7-6(2) 2-6 6-4 by Petra Cetkovska in the third round.
Round-up: Li Na and Agnieszka Radwanska were among the big names to progress to the third round of the Qatar Open.
Andy Murray slipped out of the top four while Stan Wawrinka is the new world number three as the new rankings were released.
China's Li Na banished the ghosts of two Australian Open final defeats by overpowering Dominika Cibulkova on Saturday.
Dominika Cibulkova is confident she can win a Grand Slam title one day after her run to the Australian Open final.
Li Na overcame first-set nerves to win her second Grand Slam as she beat Dominika Cibulkova 7-6(3) 6-0.
Brief biographies of the women's finalists at the 2014 Australian Open on Saturday:
Li Na's memories of her previous Australian Open finals are not fond ones as she prepares for a third at Melbourne Park on Saturday against first-time finalist
Dominika Cibulkova overwhelmed fifth seed Agnieszka Radwanska 6-1 6-2 to reach the Australian Open final.
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