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The WTA gave Maria two easy unranked players in the first two rounds who had nothing to hurt Maria with. So the 6-0, 6-0 wins in the first two rounds meant nothing. As usual they were building her up more than they should have.

As far as Venus is concerned, I don't know what was her problem because she didn't even show up. When Venus came back from her illness last year, she played Maria harder than this and Maria won because of a few errors in Venus' game. And by the time Venus did decide to get a clue and start fighting, the match was over.

Na Li has always had the power and game to beat Maria. Her problem was her head game. But one thing that I've noticed is that Carlos is making Li hit her forehands with the same type of speed that he employed with Justine. Carlos understands tennis, court positioning, and he studies the weaknesses of the opponent, and he made Li exploit all of Maria's weaknesses just like Venus use to do at Wimbledon, and like Serena does.

Like I said, I don't know why Venus chose not to come out fighting. Oh well, next time.

And another thing is that Li and the other players had to battle in some of their earlier rounds and they are more match tough than Maria, and it showed. Maria just spent her first 5 games standing on the baseline bashing the ball and acing and beating her opponents easily. Well Li forced her off the baseline and made her run, and she did it with speed, great serving, court positioning, and executing a well thought out game plan for Maria.

Carolos was going to make sure Li beat Maria on Rod Laver arena to rub it in her former coach's face and let him know that although he left Li to coach Maria, that Maria was still the same slow ball basher with no plan B.

And for those who think Maria wasn't playing her game, she was. Na just exploited her weaknesses and it made Maria crumble.

I mean, go back to Wimbledon and see how Venus was beating her 6-1, 6-2 or 6-1, 6-3. Look how Serena would beat her 6-1, 6-0. They did that because they exploited her weaknesses. If the opponent doesn't exploit her weaknesses it will seem like Maria is playing better than she really is. Just look how easily Vika beat her last year at the AO. She beat her easily because Vika exploited her weaknesses.


It's only when they don't exploit her weaknesses, it seems like Maria is playing better when in fact she isn't playing any better.
Exactly. The girl has no B game at all. Just a typical one dimensional bb. What else is new?
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i don't understand why everyone is SO surprised that maria got routed by li na...li na has always given her trouble in the past when she is on...li na honestly is a tough match for any player when she is on since she has a blend of both defense & offense...i've always seen li na as a second tier kim clijsters...maria on the other hand got her weaknesses exploited again...serve is still erratic...poor movement exploited...

yes, maria could have played better, but overall, she was just getting thoroughly outplayed by li na...i have a lot of respect for sharapova's competitive spirit, but it's gonna remain a challenge for her to be a contender at slams against the defense/offense hybrid players when they're on - li na, serena, azarenka, etc.
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Why did this girl have so many beatdowns in her career? Karma?
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anyone heard from him? Hope he did not off himself
And the guy still hasn't shown up. Methinks he's still gagging on his foot.

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I always knew Li could do this
Now she might get the AO she deserves.

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I came in here to check if he was bold enough to show up I'd love to see the egg dripping off his sad little face


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Exactly. The girl has no B game at all. Just a typical one dimensional bb. What else is new?
Do you think Radwanska who won 12232423423 matches in 2013 before meeting Li NA in QF is multi dimensional? Did she cope to do anything agains Li NA, who was playing not as good as in SF? No, she couldn't. even Novak Djokovic if he had to play best of 3 would have lost in straights to on fire Wawrinka

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I always knew Li could do this
Now she might get the AO she deserves.
If she does it'll be deserved. Vika will make her earn it.
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Even Novak Djokovic if he had to play best of 3 would have lost in straights to on fire Wawrinka
Um what? Might need to look at the scoreline again. If it was best of three Djokovic would've won 1-6 7-5 6-4.

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I came in here to check if he was bold enough to show up I'd love to see the egg dripping off his sad little face
Always the same.... whenever she loses, Madmax and Dsanders go AWOL for about 2 weeks and then come up with an excuse as to why they weren't on the board
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How on earth is I.Luv.Shitty not permabanned yet, this person doesn't belong in a place where it can interact with ppl seriously Anyway, it's a question of time.
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