Vika knows how to play Na. She will have to stay with Na until she looses her cool and start getting frustrated. I hope she comes out with a strong mindset instead of worrying about the crowd or anything and jus keep her focus until 'Game,Set and Match Miss Azarenka'
Yes, for the first argument, I do think similarly. I think Victoria has now known how to play Li from an intelligent-tennis perspective and it all started in the YEC 2011.
I rememeber that I told you that you have better optimism than that when you once asked if 'Victoria was never going to defend a title in her career' -- I'm absolutely convinced and was since the start that it was going to be in Australia but it's really an agonizing nervous situation to be going to all this phase of waiting.
In the US for the first time ever I had 0 hope for Victoria and she created so much hopes during the match -- I have all my hopes in this one that she's going to finally have slam #2, she's defeated Li 4 consecutive times, 2 easy sets in the YEC and in 2 others in three sets where Li played at least very well in one of the 3 sets [...] I really hate these matches where everything seems sooooo... much in place for her to lift the winner's trophy but there's still this substantial doubt.
There's nothing Li does that Victoria can not technically or tatically counter -- even mentally, she's psychologically strong enough next to the likes of serena etc. against any player but Serena to suboordinate any version of Li under domination --
I'll have a nervous break-down if she doesn't win this and foretime I said I wouldn't be putting so much into tennis matches anymore.