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pierce0415
May 12th, 2006, 03:25 PM
OMG
OMG
OMG

Had heart attack watching this on the scoreboard :o :tape:

Na Li was down 0-40 on her serve in the 2nd set at 5-6. She hit 3 amazing winners in a row in order to save the MPs

Then in the 3rd set, Na was down 4-1. There was a TITANIC game at 4-2 which went to like 10 deuces. PATTY WON THE GAME and was UP 5-2. Then Patty served for the match THREE times at 5-2, 5-4 AND 6-5. AND PATTY WAS UP 30-0 in the 6-5 GAME.

BUT NA FOUGHT BACK and DENIED THE PATTY. Na showed FIGHT and SPIRIT while Patty looked tired and given up

NOW NA IS in her first TIER I SEMI-FINAL and WACKO Patty and HER WACKO HUSBAND are packing their bags for rome :banana: :banana:

SpikeyAidanm
May 12th, 2006, 03:26 PM
wow Li is some fighter

andrewC
May 12th, 2006, 03:27 PM
Great fight from Na. Awesome.

MisterMan
May 12th, 2006, 03:27 PM
Ho Lee Sheet !!!

JDLover
May 12th, 2006, 03:27 PM
Nice Choke Patty even better than Novtona at RG 1995 and Wimbledon 1993, three match points, three times serving for the match and you still can't put it away now can people tell me why she is in the top 10, with that form, I know it happens but come on

Martian KC
May 12th, 2006, 03:28 PM
WTF happened there.:o Can't believe Na squeaked through. The most up and down match of the year.:retard: Congrats Na!!

MisterMan
May 12th, 2006, 03:29 PM
Too bad all the Tier I semi money will go the China Federation rather than Na. :(

pierce0415
May 12th, 2006, 03:29 PM
Na is AWESOME
I am so happy she finally recorded her first TOP 10 WIN in a QF of a TIER I :D

furrykitten
May 12th, 2006, 03:29 PM
Amazing win!

pierce0415
May 12th, 2006, 03:29 PM
Too bad all the Tier I semi money will go the China Federation rather than Na. :(

No Na gets like 30% of it ;)

purplerain
May 12th, 2006, 03:30 PM
:banana: :banana: :banana:

AjdeNate!
May 12th, 2006, 03:30 PM
:bounce:

cheo23
May 12th, 2006, 03:31 PM
OMG
OMG
OMG

Had heart attack watching this on the scoreboard :o :tape:

Na Li was down 0-40 on her serve in the 2nd set at 5-6. She hit 3 amazing winners in a row in order to save the MPs

Then in the 3rd set, Na was down 4-1. There was a TITANIC game at 4-2 which went to like 10 deuces. PATTY WON THE GAME and was UP 5-2. Then Patty served for the match THREE times at 5-2, 5-4 AND 6-5. AND PATTY WAS UP 30-0 in the 6-5 GAME.

BUT NA FOUGHT BACK and DENIED THE PATTY. Na showed FIGHT and SPIRIT while Patty looked tired and given up

NOW NA IS in her first TIER I SEMI-FINAL and WACKO Patty and HER WACKO HUSBAND are packing their bags for rome :banana: :banana:
:haha: :lol:

WHY didn't I place a BET ON THIS MATCH????:rolleyes: :retard: :sobbing:

CONGRATULATIONS NA LI on a WONDERFUL COMEBACK!!!!!!

Patty, WHY DO U CHOKE ALL THE TIME?????? nevermind, We're used to it already!!!!: :tape: :lol:

gsm
May 12th, 2006, 03:32 PM
Na Li was down 0-40 on her serve in the 2nd set at 5-6. She hit 3 amazing winners in a row in order to save the MPs
:eek:
in the 3rd set, Na was down 4-1. There was a TITANIC game at 4-2 which went to like 10 deuces. PATTY WON THE GAME and was UP 5-2. Then Patty served for the match THREE times at 5-2, 5-4 AND 6-5. AND PATTY WAS UP 30-0 in the 6-5 GAME.
:eek:
NA FOUGHT BACK and DENIED THE PATTY.
:eek:

holy crap! omg patty! :tape:

well done li! :yeah:

crazillo
May 12th, 2006, 03:32 PM
I really like Na Li! She has clean strokes and has a great sportsmanship.

Patty on the other side was her usual self and bitching around. So happy that she is out.

lovehotel
May 12th, 2006, 03:32 PM
I love U Na!!!!!:kiss:
:bounce::worship::angel:

LoveFifteen
May 12th, 2006, 03:33 PM
I, for one, am thrilled that Patty Schnyder is in the Top 10 because if she can be there, then Martina definitely can be there. :lol:

georgekuo1017
May 12th, 2006, 03:33 PM
Great!

cheo23
May 12th, 2006, 03:34 PM
I really like Na Li! She has clean strokes and has a great sportsmanship.

Patty on the other side was her usual self and bitching around. So happy that she is out.
:lol: WHAT WAS SHE DOING?????

Inquiring minds wanna know :angel:

*JR*
May 12th, 2006, 03:34 PM
Na also wins the Housekeeper of the Week award:

She took out the trash! :worship:

Martian KC
May 12th, 2006, 03:36 PM
Na also wins the Housekeeper of the Week award:

She took out the trash! :worship:

:lol: You're hate for Patty is hilarious even if I am a fan. :devil:

Modiac.
May 12th, 2006, 03:37 PM
I think Na have great chance in the SF againse Nadia.
Because Jie played so close with her,I think Na can do better job!
C'mon,李娜!!

wukenaihe
May 12th, 2006, 03:39 PM
No Na gets like 30% of it ;)

60% :worship:

selyoink
May 12th, 2006, 03:42 PM
An amazing win for Na. She is really much better than her ranking indicates.

hablo
May 12th, 2006, 03:43 PM
OMG
OMG
OMG

Had heart attack watching this on the scoreboard :o :tape:

Na Li was down 0-40 on her serve in the 2nd set at 5-6. She hit 3 amazing winners in a row in order to save the MPs

Then in the 3rd set, Na was down 4-1. There was a TITANIC game at 4-2 which went to like 10 deuces. PATTY WON THE GAME and was UP 5-2. Then Patty served for the match THREE times at 5-2, 5-4 AND 6-5. AND PATTY WAS UP 30-0 in the 6-5 GAME.

BUT NA FOUGHT BACK and DENIED THE PATTY. Na showed FIGHT and SPIRIT while Patty looked tired and given up

NOW NA IS in her first TIER I SEMI-FINAL and WACKO Patty and HER WACKO HUSBAND are packing their bags for rome :banana: :banana:
Congrats to Na, what an upset ! :speakles:

drake3781
May 12th, 2006, 03:43 PM
Wow! I'm a little surprised but it's great!!! Go Na Li!!!

Rising Sun
May 12th, 2006, 03:44 PM
Na :bounce:

Great to see her finally get a Top 10 win. Should do wonders for her confidence. :)

hablo
May 12th, 2006, 03:44 PM
Na also wins the Housekeeper of the Week award:

She took out the trash! :worship:
you're just recycling your comebacks, *JR* :p:lol::tape:

pierce0415
May 12th, 2006, 03:45 PM
An amazing win for Na. She is really much better than her ranking indicates.

Na is a Top 15 PLAYER FOR SURE
If Likhotseva, Pennetta and Dechy can be Top 15, then so can Na

She just needs to fix her serve and then she would be Top 8

Dave B
May 12th, 2006, 03:46 PM
Na should beback in the top 40 now! From 70 to 40 in just a few weeks...pretty nifty!

Natarajasana
May 12th, 2006, 03:46 PM
I am thrilled Na fought her way to win this match!
Way to go!
:yeah:

silverwhite
May 12th, 2006, 03:46 PM
Na :woohoo:

Belmont Lad
May 12th, 2006, 03:47 PM
Wow, that is quite the comeback for the Chinese player, and quite the collapse from Schnyder. :eek: :eek:

*JR*
May 12th, 2006, 03:47 PM
you're just recycling your comebacks, *JR* :p:lol::tape:
That's OK. This one is as valid as it ever was. ;)

jenglisbe
May 12th, 2006, 03:48 PM
Yeah!! I've only seen Na Li play 1-2 times, but I loved her. I hope this spurs her onto some more good results.

brunof
May 12th, 2006, 03:49 PM
Wow, I hope someone uploads this match so we can all see it :D Well done Na Li. :bounce:

new-york
May 12th, 2006, 03:49 PM
yay!!!!!!!!!!!! :worship:

sapir1434
May 12th, 2006, 03:50 PM
This girl :hearts: congrats to her :yeah:

.david.
May 12th, 2006, 03:53 PM
OMG Na I love you :hearts: I alway liked her but now its more than that ;) Im Swiss so i first cheerd for Patty but Na totally won me over with her fighting spirit!

Experimentee
May 12th, 2006, 03:53 PM
Na :woohoo:
Fantastic fight! Good luck against Petrova, you can beat her too!

DarkchildSwiss
May 12th, 2006, 03:53 PM
what did you do patty???

jonny84
May 12th, 2006, 03:54 PM
:bigclap: Na Li

Should have bet my vCash on you!

narrisch
May 12th, 2006, 03:55 PM
Patty :tape: ...holy shit

Uranus
May 12th, 2006, 03:58 PM
Wow Na, that's absolutely great! C'mon, Nadia doesn't seem to be in her best form! :D

Leo_DFP
May 12th, 2006, 03:59 PM
Wow, a hell of a comeback from Na! I'm very impressed.

However, let's get your act together before RG, miss Patty.

Meeek
May 12th, 2006, 04:00 PM
Fantastic match to watch! :D Great win for Na! :worship:

1star
May 12th, 2006, 04:02 PM
I really like Na Li! She has clean strokes and has a great sportsmanship.

Patty on the other side was her usual self and bitching around. So happy that she is out.Na Na Na :bigclap: :banana: :yippee:

georgekuo1017
May 12th, 2006, 04:02 PM
:worship:

The_Pov
May 12th, 2006, 04:04 PM
This has to be match of the tourny, it was great and a joy to watch!

shava
May 12th, 2006, 04:06 PM
Great come back, Na :worship::woohoo:
This would definitely earn her much confidence against top10 players. It could be a turnin point of her career. won't be a surprise if she gets into the top20 in the near future. :bounce:

Vut
May 12th, 2006, 04:07 PM
:yeah: nice win!

cometz9
May 12th, 2006, 04:08 PM
i wanna see this match :sad:

jacobruiz
May 12th, 2006, 04:09 PM
Great match, Na!:bounce: Keep going and beat Nadia!

Lin Lin
May 12th, 2006, 04:09 PM
i just moved deeply by na,

janko
May 12th, 2006, 04:14 PM
Na :bounce: really well done!!!

retiring during Estoril final and escaping a first round loss when she was 1/6 down vs Ivanovic and now she s in the semis, great!

when I wake up, Safina was up 6/3, 3/0 against Petrova, I left because of the really robotic way of playing, I was falling asleep again :tape:
really surprise Petrova won...maybe Dinara lost her mind in the second set...

that means a really good chance for Na, if she s not to tired, something is possible, better than plaing Mauresmo, Hingis, Henin or Kuznetsova on clay

good luck! :wavey:

Dexter
May 12th, 2006, 04:17 PM
It looked like Patty will win 62 61 at 4-1 in the 2nd set :lol: then she wasted triple MP and tanked it the TB. It looked like Patty will win 6-2 in the 2nd too :lol: Great choke fest from Schnyder :lol: :hatoff:

Na was really impressive and really deserved to win. Such a big day for Chinese tennis. First win over Top10 player and first appearance in a Tier I SF. WELL DONE!!! :bowdown:

Lin Lin
May 12th, 2006, 04:20 PM
It looked like Patty will win 62 61 at 4-1 in the 2nd set :lol: then she wasted triple MP and tanked it the TB. It looked like Patty will win 6-2 in the 2nd too :lol: Great choke fest from Schnyder :lol: :hatoff:

Na was really impressive and really deserved to win. Such a big day for Chinese tennis. First win over Top10 player and first appearance in a Tier I SF. WELL DONE!!! :bowdown:

peng shuai has appearenced in a tier 1 sf last year after beating dementieva and clijsters

hartnett
May 12th, 2006, 04:21 PM
Well done na !!! i love u!!!
A nice win!

Alec
May 12th, 2006, 04:21 PM
Too bad all the Tier I semi money will go the China Federation rather than Na. :(


The money will be shared by Na, her coach and CTA.

LefandePatty
May 12th, 2006, 04:22 PM
Worst Patty loss ever.

:inlove:
May 12th, 2006, 04:24 PM
I can think of worse ways to enter your first ever Tier I SF! :worship: Great job Na! Amazing fight! Wish I'd seen it. :speakles:

Didn't Na also do something similar to this against Hantuchova, in Doha or somewhere? Something like 1-5 0-40 down in the 2nd? :cuckoo:

Zeng
May 12th, 2006, 04:25 PM
I watched the match from internet
both Na and Patty played good I think
Na played bad until 1-4 in the second set, too many UEs of Na made the
game tediously
but after that she just come back like another person and played so much winners

Patty saved a lot of balls unbelievable, but that was not the method to
win the whole match.

Na needs to improve her serving, and her stability.
she needs to play more matches on clay
She started to slide on the clay court in this match, this was the first time
I saw her slide, good progress, best wishes in the next match against Nadia. :D

btw: seems Na's leg has not completely recovered and got water blister on her foot in this match...

VivalaSeles
May 12th, 2006, 04:26 PM
Na is a Top 15 PLAYER FOR SURE
If Likhotseva, Pennetta and Dechy can be Top 15, then so can Na

She just needs to fix her serve and then she would be Top 8

Don't bash Likhovtseva and Dechy just because you want to promote Na Li's obvious talents. After all Likhovtseva and Dechy are Grand Slam SF.

Kworb
May 12th, 2006, 04:27 PM
Na Li!!! :worship:

Because of this match, I've become a fan

TiK-Tee
May 12th, 2006, 04:28 PM
Yeah Na :D

Dexter
May 12th, 2006, 04:30 PM
peng shuai has appearenced in a tier 1 sf last year after beating dementieva and clijstersof course she has! my bad :smash:

still it's really an impressive result from another chinese player! good luck in the Semis with Pietrowa :worship:

hdfb
May 12th, 2006, 04:50 PM
I am so happy for Li Na!!! It's amazing that she is in her first Tier I SF, just when people thought she was going to be sent packing in the first round!! But this win over Patty surely justifies her place in the SF!! Hope she beats Nadia and gets into the final!!!

Anyone have any idea of her projected ranking next week?

seawell
May 12th, 2006, 04:54 PM
Well Done,li Na!

pierce0415
May 12th, 2006, 04:56 PM
I am so happy for Li Na!!! It's amazing that she is in her first Tier I SF, just when people thought she was going to be sent packing in the first round!! But this win over Patty surely justifies her place in the SF!! Hope she beats Nadia and gets into the final!!!

Anyone have any idea of her projected ranking next week?

It is at least 38 :wavey:

SelesFan70
May 12th, 2006, 05:12 PM
Patty! :mad:

ZeroSOFInfinity
May 12th, 2006, 05:27 PM
OMFG!!!!

Excellent job Na Li :clap:. You made China proud!!! ;)

Patty.... :tape:

tterb
May 12th, 2006, 05:39 PM
Holy hell, Na! :worship: What an awesome fight!

Thanks for the match reports, everyone. I'm so impressed by Na's comeback! And I'm thrilled to see she's again playing like the top 20 player I know she is. :D Like someone else said, with some work on the serve and a bit of consistency, who knows how high Na could go?

Well, Patty, disappointing loss given Na has so little experience on clay, but Na's much, much better than her ranking, so don't get too down. Rebound from this loss and try to close out your matches better next time! :)

excitement1995
May 12th, 2006, 05:47 PM
Everyone need to learn from Na the five-point-palm-matchpoint-saving technique. :bounce:

Aquanetta
May 12th, 2006, 05:53 PM
I don't think there's been an Asian player as competitive and as dangerous as Na Li since Kimiko Date. I'm throughly impressed.

Libertango
May 12th, 2006, 06:32 PM
WOW!! I had a funny feeling Na would win, but not like this! Amazing fight Na, and i'm so pleased for her, after losing so many tight matches to top players. Can't believe she's in a tier one semi, on clay! :eek:

GO NA! :hearts:

SS6888
May 12th, 2006, 06:44 PM
whoa patty what happened??? she can get down on herself soo easily, u won't be top 10 for much longer if u keep losing these kinds of matches..

yay na!!! what a great fight, ur my fave asian!! now beat tired nadia!!

Teemu
May 12th, 2006, 07:04 PM
Heh. Strange match. Patty didn't do anything on those three match points. Just waited for an error basically, which never came. Good win. :) Even though I like Patty.

Nickk
May 12th, 2006, 07:44 PM
Great hob, Na :hearts:

Déjà-vu...last year at Stanford Patty was leading Venus 6-2 6-5 40-0 and lost in the semis.

Na hung in there so incredibly well, she so deserved this win :worship:

Rafe306
May 12th, 2006, 07:45 PM
OMG Patty terrible loss :smash: :smash: :smash: :retard: :drink:
But Congrats to Na on her first big win of her career!

Mightymirza
May 12th, 2006, 07:53 PM
well done Na..I remembered that Dani match she played this yr...Showed awesome fighting spirit as welll....i think it was even a bigger comeback...Awesome..

V-MAC
May 12th, 2006, 07:56 PM
Well I hope Rainer gave Patty a good kick up the behind after this match coz she deserves it :o :mad: There is no excuse for wasting so many chances like Patty had. I guess in Patty's defence, all that can be said is that she actually wasn't playing great or wasn't being really tested by Li for a set and 3 quarters. Patty just had to retrieve the ball and Li would make the error - that was the pattern up to around 6-2 4-1 when Patty was leading. Then Li cut out her errors and it was a completely differant match. saying that though, Patty still had plenty of chances to close out the match and she seemed to go in to her stroppy " I don't care how I play" mood :( Such a shame, if Patty could just correct her attitude.

Bottom line with Patty is that she has this great game that is full of talent and skill but she just doesn't have the mind or attitude to cope with it, simple as that. :sad:

controlfreak
May 12th, 2006, 08:21 PM
Had heart attack watching this on the scoreboard :o :tape:

Na Li was down 0-40 on her serve in the 2nd set at 5-6. She hit 3 amazing winners in a row in order to save the MPs

Which begs the question... how do you know they were "amazing winners" if you were watching the scoreboard? :shrug: :tape:

WACKO!!!

FrenchY52
May 12th, 2006, 08:35 PM
Well choked Patty :)

Slumpsova
May 12th, 2006, 08:36 PM
OMG Na :eek:
Ana must be really pissed right now :lol:

Libertango
May 12th, 2006, 09:16 PM
http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/3627/nali9li.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

:hearts:

Go Na!! Petrova must be knackered, you can beat her!

pierce0415
May 12th, 2006, 09:33 PM
Which begs the question... how do you know they were "amazing winners" if you were watching the scoreboard? :shrug: :tape:

WACKO!!!

I read the comments made by other posters :rolleyes:

CrossCourt~Rally
May 12th, 2006, 09:42 PM
Well..what can i say..Patty had thge match in her hadns on 3 different ocasions :sad: But i must give props to NA LI ...she fought hard and deserved the win in the end :bounce:

HAOCHEN-GOAT
May 12th, 2006, 11:29 PM
I read the comments made by other posters :rolleyes:

Well, I can say it :) . Also she made 4 winners in a row in the 5-6 in the third, when Petty was up 30-0.

pierce0415 :yeah:

Jum_p_Over
May 12th, 2006, 11:42 PM
Na Li :bowdown:

F-R-E-A-K
May 12th, 2006, 11:44 PM
Congrats :)

fOxYLiCiOuS
May 13th, 2006, 12:05 AM
:bolt:


Patty :shrug: :o

flyingmachine
May 13th, 2006, 12:06 AM
What a great day for Chinese tennis. :banana:
Well done Na Li. :yeah:

davidmario
May 13th, 2006, 01:14 AM
Did you see that forehand longline returnwinner at 2-6 7-6 5-6* 15-30 It was sooo eek:eek:

kfh_9118
May 13th, 2006, 01:39 AM
amazing win, Li Na, what a fighter :yeah:

champion88
May 13th, 2006, 01:45 AM
wow well done Na- still feel sorry for Ana Ivanovic though coz she was kicking Li's ass in R1 then got hurt so she could easily be in Tier I SF now! :fiery:

Tennace
May 13th, 2006, 01:46 AM
WTG Na :yeah: Amazing comeback :yeah:

Alicia Rocks
May 13th, 2006, 01:48 AM
Na :yeah: :bounce:

iPatty
May 13th, 2006, 01:57 AM
Are you serious? Nice one, Patty. You suck.

Bus
May 13th, 2006, 02:27 AM
WOW :eek: I went to bed when Na was down 2-6, 7-6, 1-4, didn't expect she to win this :lol:
Nothing more to say but :worship: :worship: :worship:

partbrit
May 13th, 2006, 02:46 AM
I was at a workshop all day and didn't see any scores except for the Safina/Petrova match. When I came back and read the play-by-play of this match, it made me kind of ill. What in hell is going on with Patty, anyway?

New
May 13th, 2006, 05:05 AM
Oh Wow!!! Go Li Na!!! I hope this win would end your mental block against Top players!!!:bounce:

RJWCapriati
May 13th, 2006, 05:06 AM
Patty!!! :sad:

morningglory
May 13th, 2006, 05:15 AM
choke? Patty :o

chewy
May 13th, 2006, 05:20 AM
a big surprise, the last time i check d livescore na was down a set n well behind in d 2nd set.

great job pulling out this tight victory Na! :yeah:

Experimentee
May 13th, 2006, 07:31 AM
wow well done Na- still feel sorry for Ana Ivanovic though coz she was kicking Li's ass in R1 then got hurt so she could easily be in Tier I SF now! :fiery:

It was the same situation against Patty but Na managed to win.
Just because Na loses the first set easily doesnt mean the match is over, as she showed here.

Buitenzorg
May 13th, 2006, 08:15 AM
wouldn't be surprise is she wins the title :) nothing is impossible ;)

Buitenzorg
May 13th, 2006, 08:20 AM
hope to see her in top 16 soon :)

Sharapova's_Boy
May 13th, 2006, 08:36 AM
:bolt:

pigwave
May 13th, 2006, 08:56 AM
well......
c'mon Na!!!!!! :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:

Munchen
May 13th, 2006, 09:24 AM
:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: