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Pengwin
Aug 13th, 2008, 12:24 PM
:scared:

Lin Lin
Aug 13th, 2008, 12:43 PM
I hope Nana can win this, but, I am afraid Venus will crush Nana 6-2,6-3

SoClose
Aug 13th, 2008, 12:48 PM
Vee 7;5 6;1

soomaal
Aug 13th, 2008, 12:53 PM
Sorry Na I know you need this badly, but so does Venus!

Venus in 2 sets, and she better have that backhand in order.:o

Mikey B
Aug 13th, 2008, 01:06 PM
im hoping for the hometown hero! would be really great for na to win, and if she plays like she did agaisnt kuzzy i really think she has a chance... but i think venus will have to bring her a game, and if she does then im not sure na can handle that!

heavensider
Aug 13th, 2008, 01:09 PM
Na will win in 3 sets 4:6 6:2 6:4

Dawson.
Aug 13th, 2008, 01:26 PM
hopefully li, but venus will probably win in 2. something like 6-4, 6-2

ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 13th, 2008, 01:31 PM
Vee d. Na 6-2, 7-5 after Na leads 5-2 in second set.:o

friendsita
Aug 13th, 2008, 01:59 PM
Venus in 2

Chance
Aug 13th, 2008, 02:03 PM
Na reminds me of Sprem....Which scares the shit out of me lol
Should be a good match-pity it's not a semifinal.
But I'm pulling for V!!

RenaSlam.
Aug 13th, 2008, 02:03 PM
Da Queen will not be beaten here.

DragonFlame
Aug 13th, 2008, 02:48 PM
GO NA, i hope so much that she can do it! This is gonna be make or break for her tomorrow. If she wins this she will defeat jankovic in the semi. I expect a titanic fight considering the homecrowd and li's current form.

kwilliams
Aug 13th, 2008, 02:56 PM
19 votes to 16?

Li took 3 sets to defeat Kanepi and Venus brushed aside Azarenka in 2 comfortable sets. I think Venus will win. I hope she wins...though I do like Li too. I hope the crowd don't affect the outcome too much...but Venus probably won't let them bother her!

drake3781
Aug 13th, 2008, 02:59 PM
When is this match happening, and where can I see it online?

Infiniti2001
Aug 13th, 2008, 03:11 PM
19 votes to 16?

Li took 3 sets to defeat Kanepi and Venus brushed aside Azarenka in 2 comfortable sets. I think Venus will win. I hope she wins...though I do like Li too. I hope the crowd don't affect the outcome too much...but Venus probably won't let them bother her!

You're not a Venus fan if you think the crowd can affect her :lol: Anyway, she will have to be way off for Na Li to beat her. Venus in 2 :p

starin
Aug 13th, 2008, 03:11 PM
anything could happen in this match. but if both can not revert into UE machines then this match could be :drool:.


I'm sorrry Venus but I have to cheer for Na. It's Beijing Olympics, and Venus has already won gold so go Na!!!!

I just hope this is a good match.

RayVan
Aug 13th, 2008, 03:26 PM
Venus in 2. She will have Na for breakfast. :)

moon
Aug 13th, 2008, 03:33 PM
i like na li, but i go for Vee every time. :)
hope it's a good match.

InsideOut.
Aug 13th, 2008, 03:40 PM
Venus will turn into an error machine and lose the first set 6-2. With Na leading 5-1 in the second set, it seems like it's going to be a one-sided upset, but thne Na starts to choke until she finally closes it out 6-2 7-6(5).

ce
Aug 13th, 2008, 03:43 PM
na li i hope but i think venus
if na wins its gonna be 6/4 in 3. :p

cn ireland
Aug 13th, 2008, 03:52 PM
I expect this to be a very close battle with Venus coming through to make the SF:). I think she'll need 3 sets though!

Highlandman
Aug 13th, 2008, 04:03 PM
Venus 6-3,6-3 :) :yeah:

Slutiana
Aug 13th, 2008, 04:08 PM
6-4 6-2. Venus.

Noctis
Aug 13th, 2008, 04:09 PM
No Comments:sad:

AcesHigh
Aug 13th, 2008, 04:15 PM
Even if Venus plays poorly, she'll win in 2. Li Na is just not going to beat Venus Williams, unless she breaks a leg or something.

vw.
Aug 13th, 2008, 04:15 PM
:lol: As if anyone truly thinks Li Na can beat Venus at this stage of the event.
I mean, okay, Li has the crowd support, but that won't bug Venus one bit. And, we're in the QF. If this was a 2nd round match, I would give Li a much better chance. But, it's QF time, and Venus has settled into this event, and it'd take a very very poor performance for her to lose. And, isn't Li quite inconsistent, especially vs. Top 10 opponents?

Thanx4nothin
Aug 13th, 2008, 04:22 PM
Venus should win in straights lol, so probably Na...

zhangxian22
Aug 13th, 2008, 04:36 PM
Na does not have much chance here but hopefully she can give us a good match!!!
I think they never played each other before?
Na has already surprised me by going this far after such a long lay out...

MrSerenaWilliams
Aug 13th, 2008, 04:47 PM
Venus will have to be at her best (or near it) to win.

That being said, Na will have to play almost perfect tennis to win.

Na is China's best shot for a medal, so they'll be FIRMLY behind her to win this one, but I'm not sure it'll be enough :shrug:

Vee 6-4 5-7 8-6 :drool:

Miss Amor
Aug 13th, 2008, 04:49 PM
venus...she is going to take gold this week

Olórin
Aug 13th, 2008, 04:49 PM
I think this is Vee's banana skin match.

I don't see her losing it however, be surprising if she lost a set.

DragonFlame
Aug 13th, 2008, 04:50 PM
I find it funny some don't even give na a chance. Of course i agree venus is the solid fave, but seriously:

Na has wins over azarenka, schnyder, vaidisova, chackvetadze, jankovic, peer, zvonereva, bammer, cibulkova,kuznetsova and cornet this year.

Besides that, she has careerwins over dementieva, safina, clijsters, hantuchova, ivanovic, pierce.

When she's in shape she's easily a top15-top10 player at the least.

frontier
Aug 13th, 2008, 04:53 PM
Venus is never affected by what is going on in the stands,she will play her game and will win.I believe Vee will have an easy win because Na LI tends to become passive when her opponent is aggressive

Infiniti2001
Aug 13th, 2008, 04:57 PM
I find it funny some don't even give na a chance. Of course i agree venus is the solid fave, but seriously:

Na has wins over azarenka, schnyder, vaidisova, chackvetadze, jankovic, peer, zvonereva, bammer, cibulkova,kuznetsova and cornet this year.

Besides that, she has careerwins over dementieva, safina, clijsters, hantuchova, ivanovic, pierce.

When she's in shape she's easily a top15-top10 player at the least.

As if you don't do the same where your fav are concerned :rolleyes: And as a fan, am I to believe that because she has wins over these players she can defeat Venus? :help:

Uranium
Aug 13th, 2008, 05:55 PM
Na Li has been so streaky this week, almost choked against Sveta needed I think 4 MPs, and then took down Morita after leading 5-2 in second it went to 7-5 Na. And then today, the first set was sloppy errors from both.
Venus will need to play like she did today and should win easy. Venus 6-4 6-3.

babuska6
Aug 13th, 2008, 06:11 PM
I think that Venus will win but i keep my fingers to Na Li ;)

Kirill_M
Aug 13th, 2008, 06:15 PM
Li d. Williams 2-6 6-3 6-4 :hearts:
or
Williams d. Li 6-3 6-2 :rolleyes:

Kirill_M
Aug 13th, 2008, 06:17 PM
"We all know Venus is a very good player," said Li, who has had nine Top 10 wins in her career, including one this week over Svetlana Kuznetsova. "It's really hard to predict what will happen tomorrow. But I will try my best."

"I'm really fit, the conditions are good for me, I'm working hard and trying to play smart," Williams said. "I'm very excited about playing Li. I'll try to play my best."

:)

QUEENLINDSAY
Aug 13th, 2008, 06:21 PM
I want to say Go USA!! but part of me wants NA Li to win!!
well, win win situation for me!!!

Emina.
Aug 13th, 2008, 06:58 PM
Venus in 2...75,64 or something like that..

VRULES
Aug 13th, 2008, 07:06 PM
"We all know Venus is a very good player," said Li, who has had nine Top 10 wins in her career, including one this week over Svetlana Kuznetsova. "It's really hard to predict what will happen tomorrow. But I will try my best."

"I'm really fit, the conditions are good for me, I'm working hard and trying to play smart," Williams said. "I'm very excited about playing Li. I'll try to play my best."

:)

the fact that Venus says she is very fit is what I am happiest about. She usually won't discuss health or fitness without being questioned first, and will deflect the question either way. But if she is confident with her fitness, particularly in these humid conditions, I am happy. My worst fear is that she tires out in a third set (against a top 10 player...her biggest obstacle IMO since 2005 USO QF vs. Kimmy).

So if she is feeling fresh, and her serving has been pretty good (no breaks in her first two matches, and only one today that I saw...I missed the first set) - def. something to build on - which bodes well for her confidence.
Hopefully she stays focused and limits her mental walkabouts to just a game or two, allowing her to control the match...if she does then it's good for her. Otherwise her fitness might get tested...we'll see.
To bad this couldn't be a medal round, I would love to see the crowd if this was the bronze match or something.

Aniusia
Aug 13th, 2008, 07:07 PM
Venus of course
she will beat Na Li 60 60 :D

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Aug 13th, 2008, 07:15 PM
Every Olympics match makes me so nervous because this is the most important event of the year since it happens only once every four years....anything can happen.

AnnaK_4ever
Aug 13th, 2008, 07:47 PM
Battle of ballbashers :hearts:

The one who commits less than 50 UEs will win.

DimaDinosaur
Aug 13th, 2008, 07:55 PM
Venus will win easily in 2 sets. Step to this.

Destiny
Aug 13th, 2008, 08:09 PM
Three sets

Don't know who shall win

Serenita
Aug 13th, 2008, 09:00 PM
Venus in 2

vrp1
Aug 13th, 2008, 09:03 PM
Na Li will beat Vee in 3 and go for Gold!!!!! :);):lol:

sweetpeas
Aug 13th, 2008, 09:03 PM
Venus !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

kadirelf
Aug 13th, 2008, 09:05 PM
Venus two sets

mb011
Aug 13th, 2008, 09:08 PM
i think venus is taking this one...
something like 6-4, 7-5...
i hope i'm wrong though

gmokb
Aug 13th, 2008, 10:17 PM
A Williams fan plus American, I have to go with Vee all the way.

CrossCourt~Rally
Aug 13th, 2008, 10:20 PM
I'm hoping Venus can bring us home a medal. Na Li is going to be her toughest test by far these Olympics. Cmooon Veee! :bounce:

adrovi
Aug 13th, 2008, 10:23 PM
Na in 3

faboozadoo15
Aug 13th, 2008, 10:33 PM
I'm really really hoping Venus can pull this one out. It will be tough.

Venus Forever
Aug 13th, 2008, 10:47 PM
Venus should win this match!!

Go for the GOLD Venus!!

:banana: :bounce: :yippee:

Pasta-Na
Aug 14th, 2008, 01:16 AM
na li in 2 :p

young_gunner913
Aug 14th, 2008, 01:31 AM
The only way Na can take Vee out is if she's aggressive. Victoria was very aggressive in the beginning of her match against Venus and it was working but the thing is, Victroia couldn't control her anger and that was her downfall. If Venus is on, meaning the first serves are going in, the backhand is working, then she'll beat the crap out of Na. I'm still going to go with Vee in two though. :D

Lin Lin
Aug 14th, 2008, 02:10 AM
Go!!!Nana!!

AlonsoFx
Aug 14th, 2008, 05:43 AM
The same old story of Williams fans being too cocky... How new... I really love the sisters as players, it is such a pity that their fans in here are so arrogant.

I think Venus will win in two. ;)

zestyswans
Aug 14th, 2008, 05:57 AM
UE fest here we come. Hopefully it's a good match.

I predict a Venus win but would like Na to make it a tough one.

Serenidad.
Aug 14th, 2008, 06:14 AM
Li Na.

After coming back from 5-2 down in the first set. 7-6(8) 4-6 7-5.

Dor Y
Aug 14th, 2008, 07:13 AM
both like short points, will go with Venus but I will be very happy for China if Na wins

tennnisfannn
Aug 14th, 2008, 07:21 AM
The same old story of Williams fans being too cocky... How new... I really love the sisters as players, it is such a pity that their fans in here are so arrogant.

I think Venus will win in two. ;)
What cocky, the polls predict a 1: 2 ration the kind you would get if maria/serena/jelena/safina or most top players would get against a relatively lower ranked player. Surely you don't expect a 50:50 chance. That's why if Lin Na wins it will be considered a stunning upset, hopefully Vee lives to see the semi finals

tennnisfannn
Aug 14th, 2008, 07:21 AM
The same old story of Williams fans being too cocky... How new... I really love the sisters as players, it is such a pity that their fans in here are so arrogant.

I think Venus will win in two. ;)
What cocky, the polls predict a 1: 2 ration the kind you would get if maria/serena/jelena/safina or most top players would get against a relatively lower ranked player. Surely you don't expect a 50:50 chance. That's why if Lin Na wins it will be considered a stunning upset, hopefully Vee lives to see the semi finals

PLP
Aug 14th, 2008, 08:15 AM
You're not a Venus fan if you think the crowd can affect her :lol: Anyway, she will have to be way off for Na Li to beat her. Venus in 2 :p

Most of the time I would agree, except this is the Olympics and Na, obviously, is Chinese. Home court advantage at the Olympics is different than any other tournament, and Na is just so likable, plus she is their best Player (IMHO), the crowd is going to be LOUD.

ANyway, Venus in 3. I think Na will bring it, and that Vee will step up her level...this could be a great match

AcesHigh
Aug 14th, 2008, 08:29 AM
This is Venus Williams. Na has a bunch of wins against secondtier players, but does she have any wins against the top players of this generation? I dont think so.

She's too inconsitent. The court is too fast. She doesnt have enough weapons to hurt Venus with. Venus in two even if she plays like sh!t.

Only way Venus loses this is if she completely implodes on a Karantacheva/Pironkova level.

Serenidad.
Aug 14th, 2008, 08:33 AM
This is Venus Williams. Na has a bunch of wins against secondtier players, but does she have any wins against the top players of this generation? I dont think so.

She's too inconsitent. The court is too fast. She doesnt have enough weapons to hurt Venus with. Venus in two even if she plays like sh!t.

Only way Venus loses this is if she completely implodes on a Karantacheva/Pironkova level.

She is inconsistent, yes. To say she has no weapons to hurt Venus is simply untrue. This matchup might be similar to Azarenka/Venus yesterday. Azarenka showed she had the weapons to hurt Venus, but she was inconsistent. If Li Na's balls go inside the singles lines she definitely can hurt Venus Williams. Azarenka was hitting her fair share of winners and UFE too (:tape:).

CuteKoala
Aug 14th, 2008, 08:46 AM
I want the Chinese girl to win. :)

Pasta-Na
Aug 14th, 2008, 08:55 AM
na li's fast flat risky shots may trouble venus. also na li has good movement :p

vwfan
Aug 14th, 2008, 10:27 AM
I don't know Na's game very well. Can someone who knows both players game assess their relative strengths and weaknesses.

FH, BH, First Serve, 2nd Serve, Movement, Return Game, X Factor.

For Venus, there are few on tour who match her BH, First Serve, Movement, or even her return game. And she will always have the X Factor, as any 7 time Grand Slam Champion would.

Thus I have a good sense of what Venus needs to do in almost any match. If Venus keeps the FH errors down and her second serve is on, advantage Venus in any match up.

So. . .what would Na have to do to really make it a match?

Josh.
Aug 14th, 2008, 10:29 AM
Venus will step it up. Venus, 4 and 4.

Viktymise
Aug 14th, 2008, 10:55 AM
Brilliant match-up for Venus.

Considering how confident and in-form Venus is right now, it would take a huge effort from Li for an upset.

Dinayer
Aug 14th, 2008, 11:22 AM
Na :D

DragonFlame
Aug 14th, 2008, 04:56 PM
And as a fan, am I to believe that because she has wins over these players she can defeat Venus? :help:

I dedicate this win to you!:worship: Guess it means something:lol:

Serenidad.
Aug 14th, 2008, 05:08 PM
Li Na.

After coming back from 5-2 down in the first set. 7-6(8) 4-6 7-5.

Gave Venus too much credit to say she was winning a set.

This is Venus Williams. Na has a bunch of wins against secondtier players, but does she have any wins against the top players of this generation? I dont think so.

She's too inconsitent. The court is too fast. She doesnt have enough weapons to hurt Venus with. Venus in two even if she plays like sh!t.

Only way Venus loses this is if she completely implodes on a Karantacheva/Pironkova level.

Oh? Oh? OH?

She is inconsistent, yes. To say she has no weapons to hurt Venus is simply untrue. This matchup might be similar to Azarenka/Venus yesterday. Azarenka showed she had the weapons to hurt Venus, but she was inconsistent. If Li Na's balls go inside the singles lines she definitely can hurt Venus Williams. Azarenka was hitting her fair share of winners and UFE too (:tape:).


:angel:

Serenidad.
Aug 14th, 2008, 05:54 PM
I got the general idea right now if only I could have had the foresight to predict Serena losing. I would have called her and said you're going to go up a set and a break and then Wallmentieva is going to win 9 straight games and eventually the match. DON'T FALL FOR IT.

RenaGOAT
Aug 14th, 2008, 06:55 PM
:worship::worship:Na will win in 3 sets 4:6 6:2 6:4

RenaGOAT
Aug 14th, 2008, 06:59 PM
Na Li will beat Vee in 3 and go for Gold!!!!! :);):lol:

:worship::worship:

RenaGOAT
Aug 14th, 2008, 07:00 PM
Na in 3

:worship::worship:

RenaGOAT
Aug 14th, 2008, 07:01 PM
na li in 2 :p

:worship::worship::worship:

RenaGOAT
Aug 14th, 2008, 07:03 PM
Li Na.

After coming back from 5-2 down in the first set. 7-6(8) 4-6 7-5.

:worship:

ViennaCalling
Aug 14th, 2008, 11:11 PM
19 votes to 16?

Li took 3 sets to defeat Kanepi and Venus brushed aside Azarenka in 2 comfortable sets. I think Venus will win. I hope she wins...though I do like Li too. I hope the crowd don't affect the outcome too much...but Venus probably won't let them bother her!

:hug:

HAOCHEN-GOAT
Aug 15th, 2008, 01:38 AM
:haha: @ some posters...