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post #1 of 50 (permalink) Old Jun 12th, 2006, 07:00 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up In Her Grass Court Debut, Na Li (13) Def Mashona Washington 63 63

Na had never played a WTA Main Draw match on grass before today
Today she defeated Mashona Washington to move on to the 2nd round of the Birmingham tournament

In the first set there was likely some grass court jitters as Na lost the first 8 points on Mashona's serve and found herself down 1-3

Mashona is a good player on fast surfaces so I was very worried at this point

But then Na found her footing and rallied 6 straight games for 6-3, 1-0

And she finished off Mashona in an hour

Now she is headed toward a collision course with top seed and 2-time defending champion Masha Sharapova
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Na Li defeat M.Washington 6-3 6-3

Well done, Na

Now keep going
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some stats

Na served 2 Aces, 3 DF. Mashona served 1 Ace, 6 DF, including one auspicious double foot fault

Na was 4 of 6 on break chances, Mashona 1 of 3

Na served 60% first serve and won 77 % of first serve points
Mashona served 51% first serve and won 64% of first serve points
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Well some people didn't even think Li Na stand a chance to win this match...
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Well some people didn't even think Li Na stand a chance to win this match...
really? who?
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It's really great to see Na win this match so easily

She'll fit into the grass court much better in the next match
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really? who?
Some posters
I actually think grass suits Li Na's game best
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damn Mashona back to same ol' same ol'

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post #10 of 50 (permalink) Old Jun 12th, 2006, 07:08 PM
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This ISN'T HER DEBUT ON GRASS!!

Good going Na!

Go Ai, Venus, Na, Tamarine!
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This ISN'T HER DEBUT ON GRASS!!

Good going Na!
how is it not her debut on grass
has she played any WTA Main Draw matches on grass before? not that I know of
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post #12 of 50 (permalink) Old Jun 12th, 2006, 07:11 PM
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Mashona :retard:

Congrats Na.

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congrats!!
I hope Na can give Sharapova some great fight

Queen retires, but never FADE AWAY



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I really hope there is a Na/Sharapova clash.
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post #15 of 50 (permalink) Old Jun 12th, 2006, 07:22 PM
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not MD but she's played quallies on the stuff...so it's her Grass MD debut...its not like she's neever played on grass...

Go Ai, Venus, Na, Tamarine!
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