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SAISAI-GOAT
Jan 13th, 2011, 04:47 AM
Na lost all 10 times of her appearance in the SF of Premier Events (including 1 GS and 1 Olympics)

finally she wins in her 11th try :worship:

Boja :hug: only your 1st try :angel:

Josh.
Jan 13th, 2011, 04:48 AM
:yeah:

Bojo just tired towards the end. Saved some match points with great shots though.

Vartan
Jan 13th, 2011, 04:48 AM
:cheer:

claypova
Jan 13th, 2011, 04:49 AM
Bojana is very impressive, esp her running forehand :inlove: she had so many chances in the 1st set :sobbing:

and congrats Li on her first EVER premier semi win :spit:

Roookie
Jan 13th, 2011, 04:49 AM
Not a fan of Bojo's game but congrats for a great week. Na did good today :yeah:

WI/UE
Na 22 29
Bo 20 31

Rafito.
Jan 13th, 2011, 04:49 AM
Bojana served for the first set twice :sobbing: But such an amazing week for her! Hope she carries this form into the AO.

matty
Jan 13th, 2011, 04:49 AM
Na :worship:!

M.P
Jan 13th, 2011, 04:49 AM
NaNa Na :cheer:
sorry Boja :hug: good tournament

duhcity
Jan 13th, 2011, 04:50 AM
If either of them actually came to net, this match would have ended much earlier. Both of them had so many chances to put away points at the net, but stayed on the baseline.

Really like BJ's forehand though.

RenaSlam.
Jan 13th, 2011, 04:50 AM
Good tournament for the youngest player in the Top 100. Great week for her.

Na did what she had to do. Experience prevailed.

StZox
Jan 13th, 2011, 04:50 AM
Ah, BoJo, her main weakness is her serve, especially the second one.
Nevertheless, great week for her. Good fighting spirit.
Congrats, Na.

Potato
Jan 13th, 2011, 04:50 AM
So happy to see Na in a final :cheer:

BoJJ :hug: A great week and a star on the rise!

Noctis
Jan 13th, 2011, 04:51 AM
Omg :sobbing:At Last!!!!!!!!!!
But she probaly would have lost if it were someone else

Singleniacki
Jan 13th, 2011, 04:51 AM
Na :D:cheer:
Blojana :hug:

njnetswill
Jan 13th, 2011, 04:52 AM
I haven't heard that much chanting at a women's match in a while. Between the "Jia You!"s and the "SRBIJA SRBIJA SRBIJA" I was :lol:

Na was too good. I like Bojana's game. She will be a dangerous floater in the AO draw.

Claycourter
Jan 13th, 2011, 04:52 AM
Jovanovski's volleys and second serve are club level. Maybe even worse. Na Li is also allergic to the net. Match filled with choking, unforced errors and inability to hold serve :zzz:

Shaun:::
Jan 13th, 2011, 04:54 AM
finally got 1 win in SF of Premier:bigcry:

Smitten
Jan 13th, 2011, 04:54 AM
Na dictated the entire match as expected but made much more a mess than she should have.

Bojana has no serve and a limited ability to hit winners from the baseline. She scrambles and deflects pace. I use deflect instead of redirect because she doesn't look to change direction but send the ball back to where it came from.

-NAJ-
Jan 13th, 2011, 04:55 AM
Great week for Bojana. future #1 of serbian tennis and world number one;)
she had *5-4 and *6-5:( but that serve:rolleyes: Na li in the end was attaking 1st serve very easy
congrats to Na Li and good luck in final

Caralenko
Jan 13th, 2011, 04:56 AM
She wasn't playing her best because of nerves and tiredness I think. Bojana hit a lot more winners when I watched her live, especially off the forehand. Today she was just sending balls back up the middle.

Good week.

SELVEN
Jan 13th, 2011, 04:56 AM
a good perfomance from both players,Bojana's game improve much compare last time I saw .

Ralph214
Jan 13th, 2011, 04:57 AM
Great week for Bojana. future #1 of serbian tennis and world number one;)
she had *5-4 and *6-5:( but that serve:rolleyes: Na li in the end was attaking 1st serve very easy
congrats to Na Li and good luck in final

Yeah, the serve was a big factor in the match ...

BlackPanther.
Jan 13th, 2011, 04:57 AM
Na, finally. :sobbing:

Pasta-Na
Jan 13th, 2011, 05:03 AM
well done, *no-coach*. :cheer:

1987518LPF
Jan 13th, 2011, 05:04 AM
WOW,great job!Love you forever NaNa!

1987518LPF
Jan 13th, 2011, 05:04 AM
WOW,great job!Love you forever NaNa!

Srex
Jan 13th, 2011, 05:05 AM
You people forget that this was Bojana's 7th match of the tournament while it was Na's 4th. It is understandable that she got tired at the end. I thought she played really well. Her serve is the only big weakness which cost her 1st set. Excellent week for her otherwise and i hope she can keep her form up throughout the year.:)

danieln1
Jan 13th, 2011, 05:06 AM
Brainless ballbashing at its best!!!

Great to see Na going 1-10!!!! Now please beat Kimberly in the final IF she wins against Alisa!

KBlade
Jan 13th, 2011, 05:10 AM
Na could've very easily been embarassed had Jovanovski managed to serve out that first set, but good on her for sticking at in and eventually taking the first set despite some scrappy play. It was enjoyable to see her hitting out from the baseline towards the end of the match, but unfortunately, she was very tense at the beginning of this match, and I think Nerves will get the better of her in the final.

jisung
Jan 13th, 2011, 05:18 AM
Finally Na strides over semi-final :)

heavensider
Jan 13th, 2011, 05:26 AM
Yeah!
Finally SuperNa enter her first Premier Final ever!!!

Congratz!!!!

PLP
Jan 13th, 2011, 05:28 AM
Congrats Na, very happy for you!

Awesome week for Jovanovski.

Cp6uja
Jan 13th, 2011, 05:34 AM
Great weak for Jovanovski anyway. TOP60 next week, and probably no more qualies at premier events. If continue with this shape Bojana have good opportunity to be seeded already at Roland Garros (she don't defending anything in next 3-4 months).

But today she should to win at least that opening set, and who knows what will happen at end (maybe Li will regroup once again, like against Sveta).

Good luck to Na Li in career first premier level final... after so many wasted SF's she deserved that for sure.

Tuckii
Jan 13th, 2011, 05:50 AM
Yeah Na :hearts:

The 2nd Law
Jan 13th, 2011, 06:03 AM
Inexperience cost Bojana when trying to serve out the first set, and of course the serve :p
Otherwise what a fantastic week, hopefully she keeps improving throughout the year and pretty soon Serbia might have 3 top 30 players, wouldn't that be incredible.

Mistress of Evil
Jan 13th, 2011, 06:23 AM
Bojana, what a great week it was. :worship: Have a nice draw at Melbourne!!! :cheer:

austennis
Jan 13th, 2011, 06:37 AM
So happy to see Na in a final :cheer:

BoJJ :hug: A great week and a star on the rise!

Couldnt agree any more!! great match from the parts i saw and i loved Li's defence in some of the long rallies

ElusiveChanteuse
Jan 13th, 2011, 06:40 AM
Na :cheer:

moby
Jan 13th, 2011, 06:46 AM
Bojana plays like the mirror image of JJ. The way they move and strike the ball is so similar.

AnDrEi.b
Jan 13th, 2011, 06:57 AM
Bojana :hug:

Caralenko
Jan 13th, 2011, 07:00 AM
Bojana plays like the mirror image of JJ. The way they move and strike the ball is so similar.

Bojana's forehand is more destructive than her backhand. Not so evident in this match, but if you've seen her before you'd know.

Lord Choc Ice
Jan 13th, 2011, 07:08 AM
Na. :) Win the title.

moby
Jan 13th, 2011, 07:37 AM
Bojana's forehand is more destructive than her backhand. Not so evident in this match, but if you've seen her before you'd know.Yes, I know that. That's why I said mirror image!
Come to think of it, I guess that analogy doesn't quite work because she's not left-handed. But that was the idea.

-NAJ-
Jan 13th, 2011, 07:54 AM
Bojana's dad was on court at *5-4
and he said to her to put more 1st serves IN because 2nd serve is joke, without any sense.
tactic was to attack Na Li's fh, and avoid bh. and that she have Na Li on FH side. you have her, she isn't nothing special

Sp!ffy
Jan 13th, 2011, 07:54 AM
I dont understand how players can hit the ball hard and yet have such a weak serve.

Bojana seriously needs to work on her 2nd serve and her 1st serve %. It was really disappointing that she choked the 1st set but what can you expect from a youngster?

Noctis
Jan 13th, 2011, 07:56 AM
Bojana's dad was on court at *5-4
and he said to her to put more 1st serves IN because 2nd serve is joke, without any sense.
tactic was to attack Na Li's fh, and avoid bh. and that she have Na Li on FH side. you have her, she isn't nothing special

'But that Fh was what made me lose today dad'

-NAJ-
Jan 13th, 2011, 07:58 AM
^ maybe Bojana don't like super angles that Na Li makes from her bh side.

Sp!ffy
Jan 13th, 2011, 08:35 AM
Yes, I know that. That's why I said mirror image!
Come to think of it, I guess that analogy doesn't quite work because she's not left-handed. But that was the idea.

Jelena's backhand is far more destructive.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEEJPQDBKIc

And her movement is far far better than Bojaka's at this point.

Tezuka.
Jan 13th, 2011, 09:18 AM
Bojana's on the run FH is really beautiful.

Just Do It
Jan 13th, 2011, 10:23 AM
Bojana :sobbing:

Brena
Jan 13th, 2011, 10:56 AM
Ah well Bojana :hug:
Take the title Nanana! :cheer:

Avelino
Jan 13th, 2011, 11:02 AM
Na!:bounce:

SM
Jan 13th, 2011, 11:08 AM
Well done Bojana!! I think it was too much to expect her to win 7 matches , 7 days in a row, she doesnt have the experience to sustain that level and deal with the fatigue (yet)! On to Aussie Open, hope she has a good draw and she might be able to have a chanceof making the second week and having a slam breakthrough :)

ivanban
Jan 13th, 2011, 11:23 AM
BoJo :tears:

But still, couldn't have asked for a better start of the season from her :yeah: :worship:

Work on that serve, sweety :awww:

Jane Lane
Jan 13th, 2011, 12:06 PM
Bojana :hug: Lots of chances, just not enough experience. Great week! :yeah:

Ellery
Jan 13th, 2011, 12:51 PM
Na :hearts: Finally :drool:

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 13th, 2011, 01:11 PM
Bojo will easily be in the top 25-30 at the end of the year, if she keeps this form up.

Illusionist
Jan 13th, 2011, 02:55 PM
Well, a good run after all. I mean, you can't expect a teen to be able to maintain high level when she's playing 7 matches in 7 days, that's just crazy. Her fitness improved a lot and I think that's the main reason she's having some really good results. Still, she's not really confident when it comes to her service games. Sure, she doesn't have a good serve, but sometimes even if she crawls back in the point after picking up tough return she just loses it. Anyway, there were quite a few good points and you gotta love her spirit. I mean, she brok Li when she was servirng for the match and saved 3 MPs after that. Way to go! I hope she gets nice draw for AO and wins at least a match or two :cheer:

CrossCourt~Rally
Jan 13th, 2011, 03:32 PM
Na Na :yeah:

Sharapovian
Jan 13th, 2011, 05:14 PM
Well done to Li for making her first premier final :cheer:

BoJo :tears: still had a fantastic week, I need to see her play sometime.

n1_and_uh_noone
Jan 13th, 2011, 05:27 PM
Godawful errors throughout. Someone has got to teach these young girls how to get back into points without going for broke from crazy positions. Na was erratic too, and just embarrassing at net.