LI Na wins (australian open)

  • ChilaxinJOCK0...

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    Jan 27, 2011 5:43 AM GMT
    anyone else watch the semi-final that Li Na just won? Pretty badass that shes the first woman from Asia to be in a grand slam final!

    Her interview at the end was hilarious, I was cracking up...very cute woman lol
    Anyone else see it? good stuff icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 27, 2011 11:51 AM GMT
    I'm from Denmark, so I was naturally hoping Wozniacki would win.

    That said, I do understand a lot of the criticism she gets ( I shout a lot of it at the tv myself)

    Caroline is not a very spectacular or entertaining tennis player, and she needs to develop a more agressive game that she can use when she needs to apply some pressure.
    Most of the time it seems she just hits the ball back to her opponent waiting for them to make a mistake. A lot of the time it works, and it's gotten her far, cos she's fast and fit and doesn't make many mistakes herself. So many times she can tire her opponents, and I think that's her tactics. She's probably got the most endurance of all. (and I think she's said that she wouldn't mind playing 5 sets on the wta).
    She gets far in tournaments that way, and she plays many of them, that's why she tops the ranking, which is an accomplishment.
    But it's hard for her to beat the really good tennis players, and her approach won't make her a memorable tennis player either, unless she develops her game.

    But I like the fact that a Danish player tops the ranking, and I hope she'll win a grand slam some time. But please do so in style icon_smile.gif
  • cromi

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    Jan 27, 2011 3:25 PM GMT
    i hope vera zvonoreva wins her match against kim cljisters. i really dont see li na winning the grand slam with kim around, vera is a little off at the start of her match and i hope li na takes advantage of that.

    it would be nice for an asian to win a grand slam icon_smile.gif
    and did i mention, she has the cutest full name in the world.

    and also, i dont get all the criticism that wozniacki gets from the press. i mean , she's sweet&pretty. give her a break icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 27, 2011 3:53 PM GMT
    She deserved it, she's been playing so awsome
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    Jan 27, 2011 5:31 PM GMT
    go Li Na go
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    Jan 27, 2011 5:55 PM GMT
    I love her. Sooooooooooooo down 2 earth~~icon_biggrin.gif











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    Jan 27, 2011 6:22 PM GMT
    I love Li Na, I'm not a fan of Wozniacki's game so I'm happy that Li Na won. I don't think she has much of a chance against Clijsters in the finals. I think Clijsters is just playing way too solid.

    I'm sad Rafa lost icon_cry.gif and I can't stand Ferrer, he looks like he's strung out on crack when he plays.
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    Jan 27, 2011 6:58 PM GMT
    That was the GREATEST match the entire open IMO. Li Na was amazing and her post-game interview had me rolling.

    I am so happy for her. I can't wait for Saturday.
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    Jan 27, 2011 6:59 PM GMT
    Wozniacki is a cowder pusher. She just sits back and does nothing. Look at the game from yesterday. Woz's points were all of the unforced errors on Li Na's behalf.

    Somehow that bitch will still retain #1 with 0 grand slams behind her.
  • ShanksE

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    Jan 27, 2011 7:13 PM GMT
    ChilaxinJOCK09 saidanyone else watch the semi-final that Li Na just won? Pretty badass that shes the first woman from Asia to be in a grand slam final!

    Her interview at the end was hilarious, I was cracking up...very cute woman lol
    Anyone else see it? good stuff icon_biggrin.gif


    Can you please post a link to the vid? I did not get to see the match.. Any clue where I can get to see it?
  • johnoc

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    Jan 27, 2011 8:58 PM GMT
    ChilaxinJOCK09 saidanyone else watch the semi-final that Li Na just won? Pretty badass that shes the first woman from Asia to be in a grand slam final!

    Her interview at the end was hilarious, I was cracking up...very cute woman lol
    Anyone else see it? good stuff icon_biggrin.gif


    Glad you posted this.....that was a terrific match being down match point. Heck, she pushed Serena 6 and 6 last year.......she has game and a great sense of humour too. Very funny and candid. A nice change for the game.
  • mke_bt

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    Jan 27, 2011 9:57 PM GMT
    johnoc said
    ChilaxinJOCK09 saidanyone else watch the semi-final that Li Na just won? Pretty badass that shes the first woman from Asia to be in a grand slam final!

    Her interview at the end was hilarious, I was cracking up...very cute woman lol
    Anyone else see it? good stuff icon_biggrin.gif


    Glad you posted this.....that was a terrific match being down match point. Heck, she pushed Serena 6 and 6 last year.......she has game and a great sense of humour too. Very funny and candid. A nice change for the game.


    I heard her interview on BBC radio. Her bit about her husband's snoring was funny. I hope she doesn't get caught up in the hype and lose that charming personality.
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    Jan 27, 2011 11:27 PM GMT
    I'm really happy Na Li wins. As much as I like Clijsters, I do like seeing the Grand Slams being shared around..
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    Jan 27, 2011 11:34 PM GMT
    ChilaxinJOCK09 saidanyone else watch the semi-final that Li Na just won? Pretty badass that shes the first woman from Asia to be in a grand slam final!

    Her interview at the end was hilarious, I was cracking up...very cute woman lol
    Anyone else see it? good stuff icon_biggrin.gif


    Tennis has never been too focused-upon in Asia. But woo she won -- representing! lol.

    My dad met her and spoke to her randomly...she probably thought he was a creep but oh well....
  • aznmtl

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    Jan 28, 2011 12:04 AM GMT
    I'm happy for Li Na and hope she wins the Australian! I love her game, her style and her personality.

    From this tournament I really got to like Schiavone too...another terrific athlete with personality!

    Wozniacki I find annoying...
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    Jan 28, 2011 12:07 AM GMT
    That interview in the end was hilarious. Definetely glad that she did make it to the finals.. however, I am still hoping for Kim Clijster to win it all.
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    Jan 28, 2011 12:48 AM GMT
    That was an awesome back,she won and had a match point against her in the second set!
    She all of a second found all her energy back and then dominated Wozniacki.
    Wozniacki has a lot of potential!!! She is fit,hot,and amazing defense.
    She definitely learns to to more attacks though but I see some Hingis potential in her. I find the new lets grunt while whacking the ball of all those russian chix really annoying these days.
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    Jan 28, 2011 1:09 AM GMT
    I WISH! But never know what time the tourney's are on and am never around when they are. icon_sad.gif
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    Jan 28, 2011 1:13 AM GMT
    cromi saidi hope vera zvonoreva wins her match against kim cljisters. i really dont see li na winning the grand slam with kim around, vera is a little off at the start of her match and i hope li na takes advantage of that.

    it would be nice for an asian to win a grand slam icon_smile.gif
    and did i mention, she has the cutest full name in the world.

    and also, i dont get all the criticism that wozniacki gets from the press. i mean , she's sweet&pretty. give her a break icon_smile.gif


    Don't forget about Michael Chang
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    Jan 28, 2011 1:16 AM GMT
    It will be interesting to see what the TV ratings are for the match... will it be the most in history?
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    Jan 28, 2011 4:04 AM GMT
    sdgman saidIt will be interesting to see what the TV ratings are for the match... will it be the most in history?


    Good point...didnt think of that one!!!
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    Jan 28, 2011 4:23 AM GMT
    sdgman said
    cromi saidi hope vera zvonoreva wins her match against kim cljisters. i really dont see li na winning the grand slam with kim around, vera is a little off at the start of her match and i hope li na takes advantage of that.

    it would be nice for an asian to win a grand slam icon_smile.gif
    and did i mention, she has the cutest full name in the world.

    and also, i dont get all the criticism that wozniacki gets from the press. i mean , she's sweet&pretty. give her a break icon_smile.gif


    Don't forget about Michael Chang


    yea but I think Chang was an American right? I was just a baby when he won so I dont remember?
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    Jan 28, 2011 4:32 AM GMT
    as Li Na is so cute! after some short youtube research, it seems like she really has a great personality/attitude.
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    Jan 29, 2011 6:34 PM GMT
    Anyone saw the match? It was great!!!! She kinda lacked energy in the third set to beat Clijsters but overall Im pretty sure she will end up winning a grand slam this year.
  • Smiling_Eyes

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    Jan 29, 2011 6:52 PM GMT
    Great final! Congrats to both! Way to go Kimmy!