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Grass 4 8.16%
Clay 5 10.20%
Fast hard court 6 12.24%
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Re: What is Li Na's best surface?

1) slow HC
2) grass
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Re: What is Li Na's best surface?

definetly not fast HC
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Definetely not clay

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Re: What is Li Na's best surface?

See, I actually think fast hardcourts should potentially be quite a good surface for her. Even though she's an aggressive player, she actually in recent years likes to absorb pace from her opponent and throw it back at them, because when she tries to generate too much power on her own, she becomes way too error-prone ... and fast hardcourts is the perfect surface to absorb pace, as Kim has shown. Certainly either that or slow hardcourts is Na's best I would say.

Clay is definitely still her worst imo... she just still doesn't have the patient point construction that's needed for the surface, she still doesn't slide too well. There's a reason she'd never won a claycourt title or been past the 4th round at RG before this year
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Re: What is Li Na's best surface?

Not sure... first that comes to mind are the slow australian hardcourts, but her claygame has improved tremendously(she won RG because of her incredible footwork there) and she's always been good on grass with the movement, groundies and sliceserve.

Fast hardcourt is definetly the tricky one, her serve isn't connecting as much. Still, i think she can definetly be just as good on it as slow hardcourt when she puts her mind to it.

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Re: What is Li Na's best surface?

Pressed the wrong one... I think it's slow HC then Clay then grass then fast HC

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does it matter? she can beat anybody no matter what surface it is
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Slow hardcourts, Grass, Clay, Fast Hardcourts

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does it matter? she can beat anybody no matter what surface it is
except for Sam S on any surface..Sadly speaking,
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The fact that there are doubts that arise regarding which surface is her best only comes to show how much of an all-around player in terms of surfaces she is

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except for Sam S on any surface..Sadly speaking,
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Slow HC.


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Re: What is Li Na's best surface?

Slow HC, but she's an all-court player. She has a forehand game and brilliant footwork, which really is at the core of a proper clay strategy. She absorbs all the pace from low bouncing faster courts, hence her good results on grass. Fast HC really is the worst. The bounce is a bit higher whilst keeping most of the pace, and she doesn't time her FH nearly as well as on the other surfaces. She gets easily punished on that wing, especially from heavily spinned shots like Stosur's FH, hence the ownage.
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Re: What is Li Na's best surface?

From Grand Slam evidence, it would seem a slower hard court (Australia) and then grass (2 Wimbledon QF's) would be her best surface. We'll see if she can replicate her Roland Garros form on clay before I give her the nod on the clay.

So, for right now I would say a slower hard court is most preferred surface. All the timing of clay with an even and true bounce and sure footing.

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