Li Na in Cincinnati final

Updated: Aug 19, 2012, 13:37 PM IST

Cincinnati (US): Chinese tennis player Li Na beat American Venus Williams 7-5, 3-6, 6-1 to reach the final of the Cincinnati Masters.

The former French Open winner will face fifth seed Angelique Kerber of Germany or Czech fourth seed Petra Kvitova.

"I`m sorry for Venus. She had a back problem and she really couldn`t serve," said Li after the game Saturday.