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post #1 of 44 (permalink) Old Jan 19th, 2005, 03:21 PM Thread Starter
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Showdown: (4) Sharapova vs. Na Li

The match I have been looking forward to ever since the draw came out is about to occur ... and the best part of it, it will most likely be on TV so we can all finally see Na Li in action. .

Obviously Masha is the favorite based on ranking but judging from the way she played against LLW last night, I think Na Li definitely has a chance for an upset. She will have to keep her first serve in and move Masha around the court as much as possible

Since September, the players Na Li have lost to have been Jie Zheng x2, Zi Yan, Kuznetsova and Petrova. Clearly she has problems with her countrywomen and the Russians. Hopefully she will reverse her streak here.

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post #2 of 44 (permalink) Old Jan 19th, 2005, 03:28 PM
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What's the matter with her face. Does she have chicke pox?
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Masha in 3 sets
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post #4 of 44 (permalink) Old Jan 19th, 2005, 03:56 PM
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I think Na has a chance to win, but its not a big chance. She can give her a good match like Lindsay did though.
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maria needs some foundation. as in concealer.

i think that if li na just sticks to her game and doesn't think too much about WHO she is playing, she could do well. she pushed kuzzy to 3 sets in china, had two matchpointts too. that time, it was inexperience so she choked. but she had the chinese crowd behind her though kuzzy said that the crowd was pretty fair.

she's lucky that there's a big chinese contingent here as well who will be supporting her but this time most of the crowd will be for sharapova.if sharapova is a little off her game and lina is on, i think li na has a good chance of making it to tthe 4th round.

that being said, GO LI NA!!!

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I believe Na Li can really win
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maria of course
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Na Li is a great new player but even if she is on, Masha off, Masha will find a way to win.
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I really hope Li Na can I take this.

Anyway, I am really looking forward to finally being able to watch Li!
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post #12 of 44 (permalink) Old Jan 19th, 2005, 04:44 PM
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There is nothing wrong with her face...that IS her face.

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I really, really, really believe that Li Na will win in straight sets.
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Go Li Na!!!!
she can cause the upset...that is if she's not overwhelmed by the occasion and play her normal game... Sharapova will be in for a good fight
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post #15 of 44 (permalink) Old Jan 19th, 2005, 05:58 PM
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GO Masha, as N. Petrova did, she'd win in straight sets.
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