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Cool Na's Upcoming, Busy Schedule (UPDATED with INDOORS SCHEDULE!)

Fed Cup World Group II 1R vs. Indonesia
REST (1 week)
Estoril Tier IV
Berlin Tier I
Rabat Tier IV
Strassbourg Tier III
Paris Grand Slam
Birmingham Tier III
's-Hertogenbosch Tier III
London Grand Slam
Fed Cup World Group Playoff vs. Germany (Beijing)
REST (3 weeks)
Stockholm Tier IV
Montreal Tier I
New Haven Tier II
US Open Grand Slam
REST (1 week)
Beijing Tier II
Guangzhou Tier III
Tashkent Tier IV
Moscow Tier I
Zurich Tier I

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post #2 of 104 (permalink) Old Apr 4th, 2006, 11:57 PM
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Wow Na! I like what I see! Take at least one title and then play the FRENCH well!! That's the slam that she says she's always wanted to play but she got injured last year...she seems very good on clay! GO NA!

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Na isnt good at clay, her shot is too flat and her footwork is a problem. But she is good enough to win a Tier IV title!~~~

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Na isnt good at clay, her shot is too flat and her footwork is a problem. But she is good enough to win a Tier IV title!~~~

She didn't have a problem last year at Estoril or Rabat beating some good clay court players, I got the impression she loved clay...? Best of luck Na

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Na isnt good at clay, her shot is too flat and her footwork is a problem. But she is good enough to win a Tier IV title!~~~
Na's more than capable of playing well on clay. Her results last year proved this.

Hopefully she can reverse last year's incident at Rabat...
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Na is a excellent clay player absolutely,she just need chance to prove herself.
If she didn't injury in Rabat last year,she should have entered the final.
She beat Safina 6-1 6-1 in Estoril last year,so I hope she will have better results this year.

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Na can definitely do well on clay
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Na's footwork is very good, she can run toe to toe with anybody!

I worry about her physical capacity, coz according to a trainning record, she is the best in everyting in National team, like serving accuracy, jumping, short running, etc. only fall behind in long running...

A match of long duration could put her in disadvange, even though seemingly she does not look out of breath!

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But he did not play many clay tournaments before. That's true.


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She didn't have a problem last year at Estoril or Rabat beating some good clay court players, I got the impression she loved clay...? Best of luck Na
I got that impression, too, especially at Estoril when she beat Dinara.
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I also think Na will roll on clay . She has a good a chance to improve her ranking playing titles like Estoril or Rabat. I think play those ones are great because she has a lot of chances to win . Also she will play on Berlin

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Na isnt good at clay, her shot is too flat and her footwork is a problem. But she is good enough to win a Tier IV title!~~~
Na is definitely a good clay player.
She will win at least a clay title this year!
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Na is definitely a good clay player.
She will win at least a clay title this year!
So whats your difinition of "a good clay play"?
Winning Tier IV on clay or reaching QF at Roland Garros?

I do think that Na can win a tier in Estoril or Rabat, but i can see Na have a better chance on hard surface than on clay. Coz Na even can not hit a topspin

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Na just came back to WTA tour late 2004, she did not play many games on clay. Also missed French Open in 2005 for injury. In China, there are even no decent clay court! Of course she is much better on hard than on clay.

But Na can hit topspin including her serve. She can deal with topspin well comparied with other Chinese players who all lost to Vivis who can hit topspin very well. But Na beat her easily.


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Na's footwork is very good, she can run toe to toe with anybody!

I worry about her physical capacity, coz according to a trainning record, she is the best in everyting in National team, like serving accuracy, jumping, short running, etc. only fall behind in long running...

A match of long duration could put her in disadvange, even though seemingly she does not look out of breath!

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But he did not play many clay tournaments before. That's true.
That's interesting. Does the "training record" show all the team, in all the skills? I'd like to see that.

I wouldnt' focus on the distance running. Not every body is made for distance. Probably Sun is best at distance? (A guess.)
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It is well known that Na's technique is comprehensive and standard.

I read a report that last year at this time when they gathered in Sichuan, preparing for clay season, some bottles were placed on different angles of the court as targets. Na often hit the bottles, while others missed more.
And Na excels in everything (footwork and gym), only fall behind everybody in 20 minutes long running.
Didn't mention who takes the lead.

Per Na, Zi has the greatest physical capacity.


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