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Doraemon
Jan 21st, 2005, 08:37 AM
what pathetic performance from Na Li after all the expectations!

Beat
Jan 21st, 2005, 08:39 AM
what a pathetic expression, "kills".

Shoulderpova
Jan 21st, 2005, 08:40 AM
Masha did overpower the chinese
Masha:worship:

katrientje
Jan 21st, 2005, 08:40 AM
Maria played huge tennis, it's been a while since I've seen her play. I forgot she's this good.
Well done Maria!

Huntress555
Jan 21st, 2005, 08:41 AM
Nice work Maria :):)

(that title could be exxpressed a little better...)

Dan23
Jan 21st, 2005, 08:41 AM
Dont like your thread title "rapes" :unsure:

Great match Maria didnt give Na Li a chance to get comfortable :clap2::clap2::clap2:
Good luck in the 4th Round :yeah:

ginger_fish668
Jan 21st, 2005, 08:42 AM
Great performance by Masha. I guess Li Na was totally intimidated and outplayed. Still, very happy for Masha. Go Masha! :)

Some wise guy yelled out something during the match that cracked the crowd up, did anyone hear what was said?

Lemonskin.
Jan 21st, 2005, 08:42 AM
Maria played a bloody good match today.

Li Na really didn't turn it on until she was down 0-6 0-2.

Maria really only played one bad game... the one where she was up 0-40 on Li's serve but then comitted 5 UE's in a row to give Li the game.

Dan23
Jan 21st, 2005, 08:42 AM
Spanks is better ;)

moby
Jan 21st, 2005, 08:46 AM
Masha did overpower the chinese
Masha:worship:
It didn't seem like that to me. Maria was on the defence a lot of times, despite her superior serve and Li Na's imitation of a serve that should have allowed Maria to take charge in every single point. It appears to me Li Na was not used to many of her hard deep shots coming back, and that was the reason for her loss of composure.

More accurately, Li Na destroyed herself. Maria played an okay match, but it is quite difficult to lose when your opponent has 3 winners and 27 unforced errors.

Maria Croft
Jan 21st, 2005, 08:48 AM
Maria played great, of course Na Li wasn't playing very well but Maria never gave her the change to find herself in the match

Dymension
Jan 21st, 2005, 08:50 AM
Na :(

DevilishAttitude
Jan 21st, 2005, 08:50 AM
Maria sounded like she was raping Na :lol: :rolleyes:

Na Li = Most over-hyped player on the board. Average serve boring game that's nothing like the *Asian version of Davenport* which is what some posters said zero variety :yawn: If she reaches Top 20 then :eek: :o

katrientje
Jan 21st, 2005, 08:50 AM
Great performance by Masha. I guess Li Na was totally intimidated and outplayed. Still, very happy for Masha. Go Masha! :)

Some wise guy yelled out something during the match that cracked the crowd up, did anyone hear what was said?
I didn't hear it either, but the commentators said someone yelled "shut up"

Maria had been shrieking soooo loud all match and little time after the remark, she did shut up, it was kinda funny but I hope masha isn't bothered by this....

Doraemon
Jan 21st, 2005, 08:52 AM
I shoulda stuck to the title "Maria rapes Na Li".. shouldn't have editted it.

New
Jan 21st, 2005, 08:53 AM
Maria sounded like she was raping Na :lol: :rolleyes:

Na Li = Most over-hyped player on the board. Average serve boring game that's nothing like the *Asian version of Davenport* which is what some posters said zero variety :yawn: If she reaches Top 20 then :eek: :o

I really think she was in full of nerves, cos she din serve that badly against Asagoe..

TheBoiledEgg
Jan 21st, 2005, 08:54 AM
Masha :woohoo: :yeah: :D
well done :banana:

Almalyk
Jan 21st, 2005, 08:55 AM
Superb play by Maria, imho the most solid match played by any of the girls so far - and i'm not a big fan of her either.

ginger_fish668
Jan 21st, 2005, 08:58 AM
I didn't hear it either, but the commentators said someone yelled "shut up"

Maria had been shrieking soooo loud all match and little time after the remark, she did shut up, it was kinda funny but I hope masha isn't bothered by this....


Oh, thanx... I didn't hear what was said by the wise-ass. But I did notice Maria toning it down for a bit, didn't last long. She IS pretty loud. :p But anyways, I hope she won't be too bothered by it. :)

NicoMary
Jan 21st, 2005, 08:59 AM
GO MARIA:bounce: :worship: :hearts: !!!!!!

Sadka
Jan 21st, 2005, 09:01 AM
:o Na !!

Xian
Jan 21st, 2005, 09:10 AM
wd Masha :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: I saw now Li for the second time playing. When I saw her first I thought maybe she had a bad day. Now Im sure this girl is nothing special. No weapons all together a boring player

Jakeev
Jan 21st, 2005, 09:19 AM
You know the stats say that Maria only had 9 winners and looking at Na Li's unforced errors, sounds like Maria really did not have to do much but keep the ball in play.

Kinda bugs me in away because outside the fact it looks the Na self destructed with nerves, seems like Maria should have had twice as many winners which probably means she played a safe match.

Either way, China is done for this tournament at least.

Grohl
Jan 21st, 2005, 09:35 AM
I saw the first set, so boring! did the second get any better?

daniela86
Jan 21st, 2005, 09:37 AM
congrats masha :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :cool: well done!!! :kiss: :hug: :hug: :) imo, she'll win da title!! udachii!! :D :D :D

Dan23
Jan 21st, 2005, 09:40 AM
I didn't hear it either, but the commentators said someone yelled "shut up"

Maria had been shrieking soooo loud all match and little time after the remark, she did shut up, it was kinda funny but I hope masha isn't bothered by this....
Must have been a disappointed Na Li fan...surprisingly Maria hasnt been the loudest player so far and if these fans cant respect the players and accept how they play then they shouldnt go :)

Jackson.
Jan 21st, 2005, 09:49 AM
:eek: I was expecting much more of a fight for Masha :o

Veritas
Jan 21st, 2005, 10:23 AM
Well done Maria!!!!!!!!!!! :worship: :woohoo: I never doubted she would deliver a crushing performance :D

Libertango
Jan 21st, 2005, 10:30 AM
Bit of an anti-climax...:( You could tell na was really nervous and just not into it at all...kinda disappointing. Still Maria played awesome...

10nisfanofruz
Jan 21st, 2005, 10:30 AM
Masha played great!!! :eek: :worship:
She didn't made much unforced errors. If other players watch this match, they will have to watch out for this girl! :lol: Masha is one of my favourite to win AO beside Elena D :) Both have been playing well so far. :wavey:

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RUSSIAN SLAMS COMING
:bounce: :worship: :bounce: :worship: :bounce:

V.Melb
Jan 21st, 2005, 10:53 AM
Na Li. --- i have never seen anyone so nervous in my life. I mean REAL nervous.... indimidated as well.... Masha stepped all over her... i would as well.
Na could LITERALLY not put a ball in the court.
I don't care though.... Na Li will kick some ass this year.... ;) you will see!

bis2806
Jan 21st, 2005, 11:04 AM
Masha was dominating, she was hitting so consistently, hardly making any errors. On the other hand, Li was just soo off her rhythm; she can't even return 5 balls in a row consistently - A dissappointing performance definitely...

Foot's Fingers
Jan 21st, 2005, 11:20 AM
God Win , Masha! ;)

ashwu
Jan 21st, 2005, 11:37 AM
li na is too nervous... after all it's her first grand slam and first time in centre court.
overall a great start for her. good luck next time!!!

kfh_9118
Jan 21st, 2005, 11:56 AM
Li Na was definitely very nervous, maybe this is the first time she played in the stadium as big as RLA?
I saw her first round match, and she was definitely playing a great and better match, except for her serves. I think she definitely needs to improve her serves if to make Top 20.

Masha played great as well tonight.

Vut
Jan 21st, 2005, 01:49 PM
:eek: Score!!!
:sad: Li
GL Masha!

KV
Jan 21st, 2005, 03:04 PM
Great Masha :D

sarza
Jan 21st, 2005, 06:08 PM
yay, great match GO MARIA :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Andrew.
Jan 21st, 2005, 06:16 PM
Not shocking at all.

PaulieM
Jan 21st, 2005, 06:45 PM
boring match, and the commentators are just getting ridiculous now

Oneofakind0490
Jan 21st, 2005, 06:56 PM
I like what I see from Na Li. SHe has a lot of talent. She might need to work on her backhand tdown the line. She just netting most of them

the jamierbelyea
Jan 21st, 2005, 07:39 PM
What I like about Li Na, is that she wasn't satisfied with this, and I think she'll learn a lot and try to improve. In the game where she was down 0-40 and won after 5 UE from Sharapova, she looked annoyed because she knew she didn't earn the game , nor the applause. She seems to be a very hard worker, and I expect big things from her this year.

LeRoy.
Jan 21st, 2005, 07:42 PM
Na Li will only get better. These matches against top players tend to teach a player a lot. :)

patricio
Jan 21st, 2005, 07:46 PM
NOT SHOCKING AT ALL??All the guys here said Maria was the worst player and that Na would win and bla bla bla

Maria will win this one Im afraid!

Kuti Kis&Monica
Jan 21st, 2005, 08:58 PM
well done Masha :) She was great tday, but Na never really came into the match

Teemu
Jan 21st, 2005, 09:04 PM
Maria played great, Na Li didn't. Anyway, nice win for Masha, and great to see she found her game from the start of the match. Now I can be confident once again to see her and Lindsay in the final. :)

Doc
Jan 22nd, 2005, 12:43 AM
After letting Lee Waters get a running in start in the 2nd Round match, Maria clearly came out determined to do the business from the start on Li Na. That's what she did from the first point, and kept the lid on someone who could have been a dangerous opponent.

Good job Masha! Keep it up! :D

Lemonskin.
Jan 22nd, 2005, 01:07 AM
I think that 3 setter vs Lee-Waters really sharpened Masha up and made her realise she's still gotta play at the top of her game to win even low matches

Andy.
Jan 22nd, 2005, 04:03 AM
It sure did Maria was ready this time and she played it tough. Thats why she is the world number 4 Well done Masha