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Lin Lin
Jan 25th, 2011, 05:29 AM
?:confused::confused::confused:

Basher VS Pusher?:unsure::lol:

doni1212
Jan 25th, 2011, 05:30 AM
Kill her Na!

Annie.
Jan 25th, 2011, 05:31 AM
I love Woz but I gotta go with Na. She just has a better chance should she face Clijsters.

RenaSlam.
Jan 25th, 2011, 05:31 AM
Na. Fight.

Sp!ffy
Jan 25th, 2011, 05:32 AM
Hopefully ErrorNa doesn't make a guest appearance. :scared:

Keadz
Jan 25th, 2011, 05:34 AM
Na's match to lose, she has been playing at a completely different level to Caroline this tournament.

Don't mind who wins though, hope its a good match. Could be an interesting clash of styles.

Mistress of Evil
Jan 25th, 2011, 05:34 AM
I want to say Na but I have a feeling Karolina is winning it all. :sobbing:

Julian.
Jan 25th, 2011, 05:35 AM
Na

UncleZeke
Jan 25th, 2011, 05:35 AM
Caro in 3.

Tennisation
Jan 25th, 2011, 05:36 AM
Na will blow her off the court in straight sets

Shaun:::
Jan 25th, 2011, 05:36 AM
Nana please win it:cheer:

Skeptikal
Jan 25th, 2011, 05:38 AM
Na in 2.

janezhang
Jan 25th, 2011, 05:39 AM
2-winner-per-set Caro crushes my Na 60 60.:wavey::lol:

tim2502
Jan 25th, 2011, 05:41 AM
Super Na 6-3 6-3

samsam4087
Jan 25th, 2011, 05:41 AM
Na Li in two sets

Polikarpov
Jan 25th, 2011, 05:44 AM
Karolina will get more rhythm and pace to work with against Na, but I don't see her scraping through unless Na really implodes on court.

Roookie
Jan 25th, 2011, 05:44 AM
Na, please thrash her :cheer:

TheHangover
Jan 25th, 2011, 05:45 AM
Li Na please save us all!

Alejandrawrrr
Jan 25th, 2011, 05:45 AM
Accidentally voted Na, wishful thinking I guess. Anyway, Caro in an ugly match - there's no outpowering this girl, she will lose in the finals to Clijsters if she's UNlucky.

theFutureisNow
Jan 25th, 2011, 05:47 AM
2-winner-per-set Caro crushes my Na 60 60.:wavey::lol:

Jinxes don't work if you don't believe them.

justineheninfan
Jan 25th, 2011, 05:48 AM
Wozniacki almost lost a tired and no legs Schiavone. Li Na will crush her. Li Na can afford 45 unforced errors in 2 sets and still win 7-5, 6-3 since Wozniacki will hit almost no winners.

cellophane
Jan 25th, 2011, 05:49 AM
Error Na will show up :sobbing:

Moveyourfeet
Jan 25th, 2011, 05:50 AM
For the love of all that is good in the world, Na Li please take her out.

BlueTrees
Jan 25th, 2011, 05:53 AM
For the love of god, please win Na :o

PMBH
Jan 25th, 2011, 05:54 AM
Li Na's in super form so she's probably gonna take it. She could very well be the next AO champion. Despite making the semis Caro's still far from the form she had last fall. But she has more heart than anyone else on the tour so I'd never write her completely off...

janezhang
Jan 25th, 2011, 05:55 AM
Jinxes don't work if you don't believe them.

Well, it worked every time this year!God knows it!:kiss::lol:

Pasta-Na
Jan 25th, 2011, 05:56 AM
na in 2 (no errorna) :p

Pasta-Na
Jan 25th, 2011, 05:56 AM
Well, it worked every time this year!God knows it!:kiss::lol:

:angel:

popcorn02118
Jan 25th, 2011, 05:57 AM
I like what their H2H is suggesting..;)

lichuangken
Jan 25th, 2011, 06:06 AM
caro’s game really really suck.kill her!nananananananananana!

Setsuna.
Jan 25th, 2011, 06:06 AM
Show her how to play tennis, Super Na! :rocker2:

Bonfire
Jan 25th, 2011, 06:07 AM
Caro in straight sets!
I think the long, close quarterfinal match will have "loosened" Caro up a bit and she will hopefully come out playing stronger right from the start...and unless Na is having an amazing day...Caro will work her magic and bring out the errors from her opponent.

Orbis
Jan 25th, 2011, 06:10 AM
Li's been flawless so far, no error-Na in sight :lol: If she plays the way she's been playing she'll probably be too much for Wozniacki. Who knows though, you can never underestimate Woz.

Hard to say. :shrug:

Setsuna.
Jan 25th, 2011, 06:11 AM
Caro in straight sets!
I think the long, close quarterfinal match will have "loosened" Caro up a bit and she will hopefully come out playing stronger right from the start...and unless Na is having an amazing day...Caro will work her magic and bring out the errors from her opponent.

:haha:

justineheninfan
Jan 25th, 2011, 06:13 AM
The problem for Wozniacki is she needs a huge amount of errors from Li Na to win. Last year when they played here Li Na made over 40 in 2 sets and still won in straight sets. Wozniacki will be hitting almost no winners against someone who hits as hard as Li Na, so that will leave Wozniacki needing to win so many points by errors to win the match. Even if she extracts alot it still might not be enough.

vevenyin
Jan 25th, 2011, 06:18 AM
If ErrorNa shows up, Caro will win

TheDream
Jan 25th, 2011, 06:18 AM
The problem for Wozniacki is she needs a huge amount of errors from Li Na to win. Last year when they played here Li Na made over 40 in 2 sets and still won in straight sets. Wozniacki will be hitting almost no winners against someone who hits as hard as Li Na, so that will leave Wozniacki needing to win so many points by errors to win the match. Even if she extracts alot it still might not be enough.

unfortunately wozniacki is not playing like she did last year. and, caro beat na easily in that exhibition a few weeks ago. the thing is, caro is going to like the pace she gets. schiavone made it tough because she was able to mix up her shots. anyway, it'll be na's biggest test for sure.

justineheninfan
Jan 25th, 2011, 06:20 AM
Exhibition matches mean nothing. Vera also beat Woz 6-1, 6-0 in a recent exhibition yet lost in straight sets to Sharapova in another.

How does Caro like pace? She has a horrible record vs big hitters to date.

bandabou
Jan 25th, 2011, 06:25 AM
The match obviously is in Li's hand. She did push Serena last year, so it's to reason that she should be able to do the same against Caro. Interesting battle of contrasts.

Blu€
Jan 25th, 2011, 06:25 AM
The problem for Wozniacki is she needs a huge amount of errors from Li Na to win. Last year when they played here Li Na made over 40 in 2 sets and still won in straight sets. Wozniacki will be hitting almost no winners against someone who hits as hard as Li Na, so that will leave Wozniacki needing to win so many points by errors to win the match. Even if she extracts alot it still might not be enough.

That was one of Caroline's worst matches of the year. That said, she's still shaky and Li has shown some great form. It will be interesting to see if she can keep it up or will Caro step it up for the ocassion.

Belmont Lad
Jan 25th, 2011, 06:32 AM
If Na continues to maintain her focus, she'll take the Dane to the woodshed, but good. I'm calling a straight set beat down for Na.

AnDrEi.b
Jan 25th, 2011, 06:40 AM
Na

Pasta-Na
Jan 25th, 2011, 06:43 AM
paint the lines pls, na. :p

Dodoboy.
Jan 25th, 2011, 06:45 AM
Li Na will crush her in two sets, don't see Caro winning more than 5 games. Li beats Caro on her bad days, can only think what she'll do to her in the SFs!

hdfb
Jan 25th, 2011, 06:48 AM
Li Na's in super form so she's probably gonna take it. She could very well be the next AO champion. Despite making the semis Caro's still far from the form she had last fall. But she has more heart than anyone else on the tour so I'd never write her completely off...

How ignorant do Danes get? :sobbing:

QuietPlease
Jan 25th, 2011, 06:50 AM
Caro will have to play better than today to beat Na, but I think she can do it!

mariavikafan
Jan 25th, 2011, 06:54 AM
Na Li she is way too good for this pusher.

tarks
Jan 25th, 2011, 06:54 AM
You'd think Li, Caro hasn't impressed me at all so far

claypova
Jan 25th, 2011, 06:59 AM
Na plese do this for the sake of tennis :hearts:

Smitten
Jan 25th, 2011, 07:05 AM
Come on Na keep "play relax."

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 25th, 2011, 07:26 AM
Na should win this one easily based on her performance so far!

DimaDinosaur
Jan 25th, 2011, 07:30 AM
Caro will f*ck li na up because it's the semifinals and she's gonna get serious while na li will feel all this pressure and errorna will come and take up and li na can't defeat her inner demon and she will f*ck up herself and scream and Caro will make the finals, IT'S ALL DESTINY AND 1000% guaranteed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Potato
Jan 25th, 2011, 07:37 AM
It's Na's to lose.

Pasta-Na
Jan 25th, 2011, 07:41 AM
2-10 premier or above pls, na. :p

Jajaloo
Jan 25th, 2011, 07:46 AM
It's Na's to lose.

And Caro's to win! :cheer:

But I think 50+ WinnNa will turn up and shut the shit down on Baby Woz.

Zealisa
Jan 25th, 2011, 07:49 AM
Li Na will crush Woz in 2 sets, no doubts about that. She's the best player at the moment and I don't see anything preventing her from demolishing Caro who's playing below par even for herself ;)

Marilyn Monheaux
Jan 25th, 2011, 07:55 AM
C-Wozzz def. ErrorNa 2-6, 6-3, 6-3.

Sam L
Jan 25th, 2011, 08:08 AM
I just hope whoever wins this win the whole thing.

KClijsters
Jan 25th, 2011, 08:12 AM
I have a feeling that Na can't hold her nerves and will make a lot of UE's..
So that's why I say Caro in 2.

Mr.Sharapova
Jan 25th, 2011, 08:17 AM
Na please :rolleyes:

The only time I would be afraid for WOZ to win this slam is if she faces Petra in the final or Zvonareva otherwise its not gonna happen :shrug:.

But wait Petra thrashed her at Wimbledon what Am I talking about :scratch:

Pops Maellard
Jan 25th, 2011, 08:20 AM
I think Na will win and I'm not just hoping this time. :angel::lol:

madmax
Jan 25th, 2011, 08:21 AM
Na in comfortable 2. She is winning her first slam this week folks

tennis-insomniac
Jan 25th, 2011, 08:28 AM
I think if she is motivated Li will win easily, but if not and Wozniacki comes up with premium pushing game to interrupt Li's rhythm consistently, she will win the match.

Mashabator
Jan 25th, 2011, 08:29 AM
plz win Na :p

TuxedoSlam
Jan 25th, 2011, 08:48 AM
Voted Na. She's got great form and unless she has an off-day or nerves take over I can't see her lose this match.

Potato
Jan 25th, 2011, 08:51 AM
The sad thing is that Caroline has no control over the result of this match, it's up to Na not to let Caroline's consistency and the occasion to get to her.

-NAJ-
Jan 25th, 2011, 09:03 AM
Wozniacki is so consistent, look at this stats

Winners/Unforced Errors
R1: 15/15
R2: 23/8
R3: 11/11
R4: 16/14
QF: 13/15

Na Li must play on high level without too much unforced errors to win this match

nevetssllim
Jan 25th, 2011, 09:11 AM
I'm hoping SuperNa will be in town and UE-Na is at home in China. :p

Mynarco
Jan 25th, 2011, 09:22 AM
Na needs to win. Please.

Sombrerero loco
Jan 25th, 2011, 09:32 AM
i think caro can beat her :)

Njalle
Jan 25th, 2011, 09:34 AM
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_sz1oAbUGH5Y/TMZhDgZOVXI/AAAAAAAAACo/UmI9WnlRCeQ/s1600/shitstorm%27s+a+brewin%27.jpg
...and for that reason I would love Caro to win this.

On another note: During the after match interview Franny said that she was certain that Caro would win this match.

sunyafei
Jan 25th, 2011, 09:48 AM
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_sz1oAbUGH5Y/TMZhDgZOVXI/AAAAAAAAACo/UmI9WnlRCeQ/s1600/shitstorm%27s+a+brewin%27.jpg
...and for that reason I would love Caro to win this.

On another note: During the after match interview Franny said that she was certain that Caro would win this match.




OMG!
Are you going to believe the interview?
OK. Then Petko said NaNa is going to win the tournament.

Njalle
Jan 25th, 2011, 09:55 AM
OMG!
Are you going to believe the interview?
OK. Then Petko said NaNa is going to win the tournament.

This is what she said:

Do you believe that Caroline can win the AO?

- I think that Kim is a bit better than Caroline right now. But Caroline has a lot of physical qualities, so it will be a good final.

Are you convinced that it will be them in the final?

- Si, si.

So, yeah based that excerpt, I truly believe that is what she thinks.

goldenlox
Jan 25th, 2011, 09:59 AM
Li is playing better, but she was a headcase & this is her biggest career match.
Thats gives Caro her chance.

KBlade
Jan 25th, 2011, 10:06 AM
Na has been to this stage in a slam before, and she's been making some deep runs lately so nerves shouldn't affect her game. Based on current form, Na should take this in two straight forward sets, although if she comes out nervous, Wozniacki will take advantage of this and make her pay. If Na keeps the errors under control, that spot in the final is hers.

Soliloque
Jan 25th, 2011, 10:27 AM
I'll support Na but let's face it. Only the Saint can stop the devil.

sunyafei
Jan 25th, 2011, 10:42 AM
This is what she said:



So, yeah based that excerpt, I truly believe that is what she thinks.

Then look at this. I believe this is as well.


Q. Your first Grand Slam quarterfinal. What was the experience like?
ANDREA PETKOVIC: Well, I certainly didn't play as well as the last matches, but it was a nice experience. I really enjoyed every minute of it. I think she played really well. I think she's going to win the tournament.

Q. Why are you so confident about Li Na?
ANDREA PETKOVIC: You know, I haven't seen the other players. It's more a feeling. It's nothing that I can tell you her forehand is good or her backhand. It's just the feeling, how she is on court, her confidence and the way she's playing. I just feel she has a great chance to win the tournament.

I don't want to put pressure on her obviously. It's just a feeling. Sometimes you get the feeling during the match that somebody is really strong and just has that confidence going on, that aura maybe. Is this a word in English? Okay.




Stll I think based on Caro's performance today, Na will win in 2

Serena_Williams_
Jan 25th, 2011, 10:46 AM
i hope Na kills Caro

Njalle
Jan 25th, 2011, 10:48 AM
Then look at this. I believe this is as well.

I am not disputing that at all. I am just saying what Fran said. :)

DownInAHole
Jan 25th, 2011, 10:51 AM
I'll go with Caroline but she is really going to need to play her best. This is such a great opportunity for both players to make the final so they should both give their all and give us an entertaining match. If Caroline gets off to a slow start I think she will be in big trouble.

Betten
Jan 25th, 2011, 11:04 AM
Li defeated Wozniacki in straight sets here last year and has been playing very well this year, not dropping a set so far. If Wozniacki doesn't pick up her game for this match she'll be in trouble.

John.
Jan 25th, 2011, 11:05 AM
Rip her new one Na

sunyafei
Jan 25th, 2011, 11:08 AM
I am not disputing that at all. I am just saying what Fran said. :)

Fran:hearts::kiss:

Juju Nostalgique
Jan 25th, 2011, 11:29 AM
Save the WTA Na!!! :yeah: Plz! :woohoo:

kaktusino
Jan 25th, 2011, 11:29 AM
Kill her, Na! :hearts:

GrandMartha
Jan 25th, 2011, 11:34 AM
Please Na :bigcry:

DragonFlame
Jan 25th, 2011, 11:34 AM
I just really hope Na pulls through.

chenhw
Jan 25th, 2011, 11:35 AM
definitely the basher

freeandlonely
Jan 25th, 2011, 11:47 AM
To be logic, Li.
Since WTA has no logic, hard to say.

laurie
Jan 25th, 2011, 11:52 AM
Hopefully Na

Kim's_fan_4ever
Jan 25th, 2011, 11:53 AM
Kill her Caro :hearts:

SAEKeithSerena
Jan 25th, 2011, 11:58 AM
Na is just on fire, so her :)

Ellery
Jan 25th, 2011, 12:23 PM
You can do it Nana :cheer:

colt13
Jan 25th, 2011, 12:31 PM
Li will win this.

The funny thing about Wozniacki is that she may not have won a major, but doesn't have a bad loss in the last 5. In fact, her last 5 GS losses made the QF here.
Clijsters-09 USO
Li-10 AO
Schiavone- 10 F
Kvitova- 10 W
Zvonareva- 10 USO

danieln1
Jan 25th, 2011, 12:59 PM
Na in 2 sets

I want the winner of the tournament to come out from this match!!!

ce
Jan 25th, 2011, 01:05 PM
Na.

Claycourter
Jan 25th, 2011, 01:06 PM
Caro is losing :eek: But she's #1 in the world!

hurricanejeanne
Jan 25th, 2011, 01:32 PM
If Na plays like she has since beating Saint Kim in Sydeny, Baby Woz is toast.

pwayne
Jan 25th, 2011, 01:54 PM
Caroline needs to have at least 15 winners to have a chance to defeat an inform Na.

Brena
Jan 25th, 2011, 02:04 PM
It's upon Na - if she doesn't go seriously insane, and start hitting the balls in the wrong court on the wrong continent, it'll be a 2 set obliteration of Carolinteresting. :lick:
*fingers crossed*

Vikapower
Jan 25th, 2011, 02:22 PM
I dislike both Na and Caro but Na really needs to stop the pusher (...)

Brena
Jan 25th, 2011, 02:27 PM
Li will win this.

The funny thing about Wozniacki is that she may not have won a major, but doesn't have a bad loss in the last 5. In fact, her last 5 GS losses made the QF here.
Clijsters-09 USO
Li-10 AO
Schiavone- 10 F
Kvitova- 10 W
Zvonareva- 10 USO

It's not strange at all - it's a good illustration of her capabilities. She's been consistent at playing well, and those are her limits. :shrug:

Soliloque
Jan 25th, 2011, 03:02 PM
The biggest problem for Na is that her journey has been to easy. When Petkovic tried to resist at the beginning of the second set and made her hit more balls, Na was getting angry pretty quickly, shouting at her husband. How will she react with Caroline, who's definitely going to bring back a lot more balls than the opponents she has faced so far ?

That's the problem with easy and impressive runs, it can fall apart pretty quickly sometimes.

AcesHigh
Jan 25th, 2011, 03:29 PM
Na in 2.

I think Caro's run stops here. It's hard to stop someone like Li when she's on a roll and I don't think Caro is playing well enough to have what it takes.

Irute
Jan 25th, 2011, 03:32 PM
I think it is hard to say. Obviously attacking player like Na may look like obvious favorite, but it may not be so, therefore I vote it is hard to say

TennisFan66
Jan 25th, 2011, 04:12 PM
Exhibition matches mean nothing. Vera also beat Woz 6-1, 6-0 in a recent exhibition yet lost in straight sets to Sharapova in another.

How does Caro like pace? She has a horrible record vs big hitters to date.

I could explain it to you, but you still wouldn't get it, so why waste my energy? ...

Anyho, punters see NaNaLiLi as fave. Last I remember Caro not being fave for a match was Vs Kim in YEC .. before that Vs Panetta in Montreal.

Should be an intersting match. Either way, Caro will remain as World No 1 and great to see a decent start to the season for her. That's a first this year, as she usually doesn't get going until March.

I am just wondering.. Does the arrogance from NaLi supporters in this thread exceed the arrogance level from Sharapova fans before that USO R4?

Break My Rapture
Jan 25th, 2011, 04:17 PM
I hope Na blots her out. She has done it twice before on this surface and is playing even better this time.

Hopefully she can keep up the good play. :yeah:

n1_and_uh_noone
Jan 25th, 2011, 05:21 PM
Li will win this.

The funny thing about Wozniacki is that she may not have won a major, but doesn't have a bad loss in the last 5. In fact, her last 5 GS losses made the QF here.
Clijsters-09 USO
Li-10 AO
Schiavone- 10 F
Kvitova- 10 W
Zvonareva- 10 USO

Hello??!! Those 2 were 4th round losses. So she made 1 semi, 1 QF and 2 4th rounds. Was comprehensively beaten in all 4, just saying.

Stevecw
Jan 25th, 2011, 05:25 PM
Na should take this in 2, she is playing so well. But it's Caro, so might somehow manage to throw her off her game by just being Caro. I'll still go for Na in 2.

The Daviator
Jan 25th, 2011, 05:26 PM
I'll be happy with either outcome, but Caro will have so many more chances at winning majors, so go Na go :cheer:

puppy777
Jan 25th, 2011, 05:36 PM
I think it'd be awesome to see either of them win in a good match :p though I have to give the edge to Caro if just to make the haters explode even more :angel:

QuietPlease
Jan 25th, 2011, 05:48 PM
Hello??!! Those 2 were 4th round losses. So she made 1 semi, 1 QF and 2 4th rounds. Was comprehensively beaten in all 4, just saying.


Hello!
Colt13 didn't say Caro made the QFs back then, but the ones that beat her all made the QF at AO2011 ;)

n1_and_uh_noone
Jan 25th, 2011, 05:54 PM
Hello!
Colt13 didn't say Caro made the QFs back then, but the ones that beat her all made the QF at AO2011 ;)

OK, so I misread that. But I am sorry, that is hardly something to gloat about, that all your losses came to Grand Slam quarterfinalists, especially given the nature of the losses.

winone23
Jan 25th, 2011, 06:01 PM
I hope Caro wins.

zarl
Jan 25th, 2011, 06:16 PM
Caro is losing :eek: But she's #1 in the world!

She did not loose yet ;)

Ferg
Jan 25th, 2011, 06:17 PM
Cant wait to see Na destroy the moonballs.

dusan993
Jan 25th, 2011, 06:26 PM
Caro wll win and save the Tour :D

doooma6816
Jan 25th, 2011, 06:27 PM
Should be a good match. :)
I think Caro will find a way to win this one.
But hard to say.

freeandlonely
Jan 25th, 2011, 07:17 PM
already a jinx poll:lol:

Tennisfan06
Jan 25th, 2011, 07:19 PM
Na in 2 sets!

sweetpeas
Jan 25th, 2011, 07:25 PM
Caro in 3 set.Come on my Dane.I like Caro.

n1_and_uh_noone
Jan 25th, 2011, 08:11 PM
I hope Na is not feeling the weight of Petkorazzi's expectations :lol:.

~Cherry*Blossom~
Jan 25th, 2011, 08:30 PM
Na should, but Caro will :(

Just like Domi & Fran should have won!

kman
Jan 25th, 2011, 08:37 PM
Hello??!! Those 2 were 4th round losses. So she made 1 semi, 1 QF and 2 4th rounds. Was comprehensively beaten in all 4, just saying.

He's talking about the fact that she only lost to solid opponents, opponents that all made the QF here at AO.

And it's not like she didn't avenge most of those losses.

cn ireland
Jan 25th, 2011, 10:16 PM
Li in 3!

Noctis
Jan 25th, 2011, 10:29 PM
He's talking about the fact that she only lost to solid opponents, opponents that all made the QF here at AO.

And it's not like she didn't avenge most of those losses.

Na like to play with Caro
she's can always try umm new stuff
it always work against Caro like that one handed backhand she hit against her last year :spit:

goldenlox
Jan 25th, 2011, 10:34 PM
Caro does a good job of beating players she used to lose to. She beat Sharapova & Ivanovic in 2 sets, beat Kvitova to get the #1 spot. Beat Domi this week after Sydney.
She has to beat Na and Kim, turn those around.

PIAoTvTeY
Jan 25th, 2011, 11:20 PM
Depends on Na's power to slice through Caro's defence,I think Caro would win:(

Marilyn Monheaux
Jan 25th, 2011, 11:28 PM
123 votes? :eek: That's gotta be a record. :lol:

BepaMaria
Jan 26th, 2011, 01:31 AM
Though Li Na has the game to beat her, I can see her crumble under pressure and Pushniacki winning in 3. Very sad.

atominside
Jan 26th, 2011, 01:34 AM
I want Li to win it all. A win for the chinese have no bad effect on me atall :) chinese are good ppl

Amalgamate
Jan 26th, 2011, 06:11 AM
NaNa :armed:

CloudAtlas
Jan 26th, 2011, 06:31 AM
Think Na is playing too well to lose to Caroline. I'll be avoiding this forum after Caro loses , let the detractors have their (rare) day in the sun , since many don't get them through their own favourite players' success anymore :kiss:

Claycourter
Jan 26th, 2011, 07:39 AM
Carooooooooo :rocker2: The winner of this epic will be the winner of AO, I feel.

mariavikafan
Jan 26th, 2011, 07:43 AM
Caro does a good job of beating players she used to lose to. She beat Sharapova & Ivanovic in 2 sets, beat Kvitova to get the #1 spot. Beat Domi this week after Sydney.
She has to beat Na and Kim, turn those around.

Still living in the past.:help:

peanuts
Jan 26th, 2011, 10:25 AM
Methinks Li Na is winning this one.

Daniel
Jan 26th, 2011, 10:29 AM
Caro for god's sake.

Svetlana)))
Jan 26th, 2011, 10:29 AM
Na has been one of the most reliable players in crushing Caroline. Let's do this ONE MORE TIME!

DownInAHole
Jan 26th, 2011, 10:30 AM
I wonder if Caroline watched the Zvonareva/Kvitova match? Obviously Kvitova and Li are different players but I think that if Caroline is able to play a similar game as Zvonareva she will have a good shot at winning.

Shvedbarilescu
Jan 26th, 2011, 10:40 AM
I would be surprised if Na doesn't win this. Stranger things have happened so this result is not yet written in stone but on form Na should take this match very routinely.

cocco80
Jan 26th, 2011, 10:50 AM
My head says Na, but I have a strange feeling Caro will somehow manage to clinch the victory. Comparing their games, I don't know how's that even possible, but as Shvedbarilescu said - stranger things have happened before.

Steff_forever
Jan 26th, 2011, 10:51 AM
it's still hard to say

I tend to favor Na, but I did the same mistake by underestimating Caro in the 2nd QF against Fran.

So I don't know. If Caro loses a 2nd set maybe Na is able to win a 3rd. Otherwise I doubt Na to get over the psychological momentum to have lost the 2nd. So her goal should be to win in 2.
On the other hand Caro has gained so much confidence now with coming back from 3-6 1-3 *40-40 to sustain the pressure of a permanent fighter.

I stay with my non-fixing: it's pretty precarious to put much money on one or the other of the semifinalists in the top (as well as in the bottom ) half

Steff_forever
Jan 26th, 2011, 10:53 AM
but pls fight til the end NA !!!

Shvedbarilescu
Jan 26th, 2011, 10:57 AM
it's still hard to say

I tend to favor Na, but I did the same mistake by underestimating Caro in the 2nd QF against Fran.

So I don't know. If Caro loses a 2nd set maybe Na is able to win a 3rd. Otherwise I doubt Na to get over the psychological momentum to have lost the 2nd. So her goal should be to win in 2.
On the other hand Caro has gained so much confidence now with coming back from 3-6 1-3 *40-40 to sustain the pressure of a permanent fighter.

I stay with my non-fixing: it's pretty precarious to put much money on one or the other of the semifinalists in the top (as well as in the bottom ) half

Big difference between this semi and the Wozniacki v Schiavone QF....Na Li is not going into the Semis on the back of a 4 hour 44 minute contest.

*Jool*
Jan 26th, 2011, 11:04 AM
I wish it was the final

voted Na , but just dunno ..

Bronx19
Jan 26th, 2011, 11:20 AM
Crusher her Li, this pretender has over stayed her welcome.

Maria Croft
Jan 26th, 2011, 02:27 PM
I think Li could take it, I'm not sure she will though, but this is the time in her career to do it.

Gdsimmons
Jan 26th, 2011, 06:15 PM
IF Li NA plays like she's been playing for the past 2.5 weeks, she will beat Caroline in 2 sets. Shes been playing the best tennis of any of the women IMO. If she starts making errors then she's fucked but I have this feeling that Li NA REALLY believes that she can not only beat Caroline but win the entire title.

adner
Jan 26th, 2011, 06:29 PM
Li in bad form is a great way to stop Wozniacki, so well-playing Li will eat her alive.

amaze
Jan 26th, 2011, 06:40 PM
Although Na Li is playing tennis of her career and Caroline's playing at 30% at best, I think that the talented Dane will find a way to win this one. I believe the class will prevail in the end.

Ryan
Jan 26th, 2011, 09:07 PM
Li is definitely the favorite, she's been amazing so far this year and has last year's SF to give her confidence/experience at this stage. She's capable of blowing anyone off the court, but I don't necessarily see it happening today.

Caroline leads their H2H 2-1, so its not impossible that she'll win...I'm not expecting her to, but it wouldn't shock me.

Break My Rapture
Jan 26th, 2011, 09:14 PM
Li is definitely the favorite, she's been amazing so far this year and has last year's SF to give her confidence/experience at this stage. She's capable of blowing anyone off the court, but I don't necessarily see it happening today.

Caroline leads their H2H 2-1, so its not impossible that she'll win...I'm not expecting her to, but it wouldn't shock me.
Na beat her in Sydney and AO last year, didn't she?

Ellery
Jan 26th, 2011, 09:19 PM
Li is definitely the favorite, she's been amazing so far this year and has last year's SF to give her confidence/experience at this stage. She's capable of blowing anyone off the court, but I don't necessarily see it happening today.

Caroline leads their H2H 2-1, so its not impossible that she'll win...I'm not expecting her to, but it wouldn't shock me.

I absolutely agree. I see this as a 50-50 case that could swing either way.

Ryan
Jan 26th, 2011, 09:25 PM
Na beat her in Sydney and AO last year, didn't she?



Yep, my bad. ESPN said Caro led 2-1 I think, got me confused.

Alejandrawrrr
Jan 26th, 2011, 09:30 PM
IF Li NA plays like she's been playing for the past 2.5 weeks, she will beat Caroline in 2 sets. Shes been playing the best tennis of any of the women IMO. If she starts making errors then she's fucked but I have this feeling that Li NA REALLY believes that she can not only beat Caroline but win the entire title.

That's exactly the problem. The Wozzinator has a way of bringing out the worst in a player. The question is not IF Errorna shows up, but WHEN. If Na's lucky she's lose in three.

Ferg
Jan 26th, 2011, 09:32 PM
That's exactly the problem. The Wozzinator has a way of bringing out the worst in a player. The question is not IF Errorna shows up, but WHEN. If Na's lucky she's lose in three.

She didnt bring out the worst in Kvitova at Wimbledon, never mind every other Slam shes lost at. Fact is, if a big hitter like Na plays relatively well we could well see the same outcome.

flyingmachine
Jan 26th, 2011, 09:38 PM
Come on Na do one more better than last year. :bounce:

Flabbergaster
Jan 26th, 2011, 09:55 PM
Li is definitely the favorite, she's been amazing so far this year and has last year's SF to give her confidence/experience at this stage. She's capable of blowing anyone off the court, but I don't necessarily see it happening today.

Caroline leads their H2H 2-1, so its not impossible that she'll win...I'm not expecting her to, but it wouldn't shock me.

I absolutely agree. I see this as a 50-50 case that could swing either way.

Agreed!

However, I believe that its Na who leads their H2H.
http://www.tennis.com/livescores/head2head.aspx?id1=48790&id2=48650
If I am wrong, then accept my apologies. But my RAM dictates me to look up sources. But the source could be faulty.

Anyway. In my cryptic opinion Caro has the ability to play "anti tennis", meaning she could undermine/polarize anyone's game on a good day. So yea, 50/50 is a good and safe bet :p

Brena
Jan 26th, 2011, 09:57 PM
GL, Nanana. Just don't go nu-nu-nuts and you're in the final. I'll keep my fingers crossed in my sleep. :cheer:

goldenlox
Jan 26th, 2011, 10:00 PM
Li beat Azarenka and Petkovic pretty convincingly. If Caro cant do something to prolong the rallies and make Li really earn every point, Li's level is just too high now.

This is a great one for the WTA. Either China, a market that can bring millions into the WTA, or their 20 year old superstar.

I bet the WTA wishes this was the final.

vixter
Jan 26th, 2011, 10:19 PM
Na Li is GOAT and might be heading for her 1st GS title! When playing well she is superior to Caroline, and she is playing great right now.

Na Li in 2!!

garyyoung
Jan 27th, 2011, 12:30 AM
winnerna in 2

serenafan08
Jan 27th, 2011, 12:39 AM
I hope Li takes it. I love her game; I love her quiet personality. She's got a fighter inside though, and her court sense has really improved. I like her in 3...6-3, 3-6, 6-2.

tarks
Jan 27th, 2011, 12:58 AM
Gee I hope Na, Wozniacki would arguably be the most undeserving finalist in history if she gets through

danieln1
Jan 27th, 2011, 01:35 AM
Please Caro just play your best!!!

But if NaNa wins I wont be sad either!!! Hopefully the winner of this match can win this tournament!!

AnomyBC
Jan 27th, 2011, 01:53 AM
Good opportunity for some Caro-hater ownage here. Go Caro! :)

Pasta-Na
Jan 27th, 2011, 01:56 AM
come on, nana. :cheer:

TenNick
Jan 27th, 2011, 02:02 AM
C'mon Caroline, let's do this! :)

pcrtennis
Jan 27th, 2011, 02:13 AM
Li Na should, and I hope she does...it would save us from the insufferably boring play of Wozniacki.

Lin Lin
Jan 27th, 2011, 02:14 AM
ErrorNa,:lol:

Sp!ffy
Jan 27th, 2011, 02:15 AM
ErrorNa is snatching her own wig. :lol:

DeliriousPotato
Jan 27th, 2011, 02:22 AM
Amazing how Na is beating herself.
Caroline can just buy a bag of popcorn, sit down, and watch the horror.

Caralenko
Jan 27th, 2011, 02:23 AM
This really is all on Li's shoulders. :lol: Wozniacki hit 2 winners and still won easy.

DragonFlame
Jan 27th, 2011, 02:24 AM
Such a depressing match. :o

Njalle
Jan 27th, 2011, 02:24 AM
Glad SuperCaro is there today!

Pasta-Na
Jan 27th, 2011, 02:24 AM
errornas leaving now. welcome back super na. :p

Lin Lin
Jan 27th, 2011, 02:24 AM
:help:

tsmile789
Jan 27th, 2011, 02:24 AM
Error na is back y'all

KBlade
Jan 27th, 2011, 02:27 AM
La Woz is pushing Li over.

goldenlox
Jan 27th, 2011, 02:28 AM
Na is good coming from behind. I dont expect Na to go quietly.

Lin Lin
Jan 27th, 2011, 02:29 AM
Amazing how Na is beating herself.
Caroline can just buy a bag of popcorn, sit down, and watch the horror.

so true:lol:

Buitenzorg
Jan 27th, 2011, 02:31 AM
well, I guess at the end of the day 'Caro slamless' is #1

Pasta-Na
Jan 27th, 2011, 02:31 AM
Na is good coming from behind. I dont expect Na to go quietly.

i agree :p

danieln1
Jan 27th, 2011, 02:38 AM
Whoever calls caroline a pusher in this match doesnt know anything about tennis...

John.
Jan 27th, 2011, 02:41 AM
Caro playing so well despite the thigh injury :rolleyes: :o

tommyk75
Jan 27th, 2011, 02:43 AM
Li is choking, choking, choking... but I must say, I've never seen Caroline hit her forehand as well (she's even running around her backhand at times!).

Pops Maellard
Jan 27th, 2011, 02:43 AM
Whoever calls caroline a pusher in this match doesnt know anything about tennis...

First set she hit 2 winners. :o

Langers
Jan 27th, 2011, 02:43 AM
Li gives away another break with a double. :rolleyes:

ElusiveChanteuse
Jan 27th, 2011, 02:44 AM
i agree :p

:lol: Poor you. No hope for Na already.:cheer:

tarks
Jan 27th, 2011, 02:44 AM
Everything going Woz's way. Close line calls, challenges, everything... The gods are against Li today

Lin Lin
Jan 27th, 2011, 02:45 AM
Caro:yeah:

Pasta-Na
Jan 27th, 2011, 02:46 AM
Caro:yeah:

fat shu :ras:

Pops Maellard
Jan 27th, 2011, 02:47 AM
Caro:yeah:
You should be rooting for Li. :o

goldenlox
Jan 27th, 2011, 02:48 AM
Caro was not playing well until she lost the 1st set against Fran.
She had a great draw and was coasting. Since early in the 2nd set in her QF, Caro is dialed in. Very focused

ElusiveChanteuse
Jan 27th, 2011, 02:48 AM
You should be rooting for Li. :o

You know he's always into someone's bandwagon.:p

KingCrimson88
Jan 27th, 2011, 02:49 AM
TF poll strikes again

goldenlox
Jan 27th, 2011, 02:49 AM
This is about slam pressure. Who can maintain their level now.

danieln1
Jan 27th, 2011, 02:52 AM
First set she hit 2 winners. :o

But she was hitting the ball very deep causing Li to be unconfortable to hit her powerful shots... Very entertaining match!

By the way, Ana would be flooring Caroline now :haha:

Pops Maellard
Jan 27th, 2011, 03:01 AM
Na's just handing her this match now...she can't even get Caro's weaksauce second serve back into play.

tommyk75
Jan 27th, 2011, 03:03 AM
Whoa., Li actually has a chance here... Don't screw it up, Li!

tommyk75
Jan 27th, 2011, 03:04 AM
Yessssssss!!!

Natash.
Jan 27th, 2011, 03:05 AM
Entertaining points at least. :p

goldenlox
Jan 27th, 2011, 03:06 AM
That was very clutch from 0-40 down to break, now its still who handles pressure

TenNick
Jan 27th, 2011, 03:07 AM
YES c'mon Caro! Time to serve it out :D

Buitenzorg
Jan 27th, 2011, 03:07 AM
Caro is serving for the place in the final

John.
Jan 27th, 2011, 03:08 AM
If it wasn;t for the thigh injury, Caro wouldnt have lost a point

Pops Maellard
Jan 27th, 2011, 03:09 AM
When Na's playing well Caro is helpless. Why must she be such a nutcase?

shoparound
Jan 27th, 2011, 03:11 AM
EDIT: Na is coming back!!

goldenlox
Jan 27th, 2011, 03:12 AM
Caro having huge problems holding

Roookie
Jan 27th, 2011, 03:13 AM
Wozniacki at Match Points :tape:...Go for it damn it!

sorceress
Jan 27th, 2011, 03:16 AM
Bahaha the Aussie crowd hates Wozniacki....we love our underdogs but Aussies don't really like people that have done nothing to earn their place.
Come on Na!!!!!!!!!

goldenlox
Jan 27th, 2011, 03:16 AM
Li has been sloppy, but when she needed to win a point, she played great

mariavikafan
Jan 27th, 2011, 03:16 AM
Wozniacki at Match Points :tape:...Go for it damn it!

You mean, run for it.:lol:

danieln1
Jan 27th, 2011, 03:25 AM
Li stopped the errrors, Caro in huge trouble

danieln1
Jan 27th, 2011, 03:27 AM
Better lose here than to Devil Kimberly in the final

DeliriousPotato
Jan 27th, 2011, 03:27 AM
Watch your back Caro.
Li isn't going down that easily :armed:

RenaSlam.
Jan 27th, 2011, 03:27 AM
Li Na is a fighter and perhaps a champion. This set will tell us.

Roookie
Jan 27th, 2011, 03:27 AM
Caro the choker :lol:

Pops Maellard
Jan 27th, 2011, 03:28 AM
Finish her Li!

TheDream
Jan 27th, 2011, 03:28 AM
li always comes back.

Temperenka
Jan 27th, 2011, 03:29 AM
Caroline is so mentally strong except in tight situations in slams. Then she is a mental poop.

goldenlox
Jan 27th, 2011, 03:29 AM
That was great theatre. Its still about nerves. Caro showed hers at the end of set 2

Lin Lin
Jan 27th, 2011, 03:31 AM
Wow,really hard to say:lol:

Caralenko
Jan 27th, 2011, 03:33 AM
Caro will probably win anyway.

Moveyourfeet
Jan 27th, 2011, 03:34 AM
Caro will probably win anyway.

This.
Na is allergic to net so Caro will eventually out defense her into errors.

Temperenka
Jan 27th, 2011, 03:35 AM
Bahaha the Aussie crowd hates Wozniacki....we love our underdogs but Aussies don't really like people that have done nothing to earn their place.
Come on Na!!!!!!!!!

Weird. More people were cheering for her the other night than Schiavone.

tarks
Jan 27th, 2011, 03:36 AM
This.
Na is allergic to net so Caro will eventually out defense her into errors.

You sound like Li Na :lol:

sorceress
Jan 27th, 2011, 03:37 AM
Weird. More people were cheering for her the other night than Schiavone.

Uh...no they weren't:confused:
The commentators were even mentioned how the Aussies got behind her....LOL oh I see you're a fan...hmm.

John.
Jan 27th, 2011, 03:39 AM
Caroline is so mentally strong except in tight situations in slams. Then she is a mental poop.

IMO, It's because there is no oncourt coaching allowed at the slams. In regular tour events, she has Papa Woz on after the first 5 games of each set.

They really need to get rid of it, as it has a lot to do with mental melt downs in slams ie Safina

oomph
Jan 27th, 2011, 03:40 AM
Bahaha the Aussie crowd hates Wozniacki....we love our underdogs but Aussies don't really like people that have done nothing to earn their place.
Come on Na!!!!!!!!!

Wow, this is an extraordinarily stupid statement.

beating 5 opponents to get to the SF and racking up points more than any other player isn't nothing.

Caroline is so mentally strong except in tight situations in slams. Then she is a mental poop.

Because she double faulted on set point? :lol: You know that it could've been coincidence, right? Not every DF is a result of nerve.

Weird. More people were cheering for her the other night than Schiavone.

Because she actually attacked.

Keadz
Jan 27th, 2011, 03:40 AM
Weird. More people were cheering for her the other night than Schiavone.

No they weren't, but I wouldn't go as far as saying the crowd don't like her :lol:. They cheer for her when she plays good tennis, just like any other player.

sorceress
Jan 27th, 2011, 03:42 AM
Wow, this is an extraordinarily stupid statement.


Wow no it wasn't.
Yes, it's literally doing nothing she doesn't do sh*t to win her games just waits for errors.
And uh....pretty much everyone thinks this:lol:

The crowd cheers when she actually works for a point, but if she gets a point on an opponents error (which is all the damn time) they barely make a noise.

goldenlox
Jan 27th, 2011, 03:42 AM
This is some match. I was impressed that when Li could have lost or gone down 63 53, she played some huge points

Lucemferre
Jan 27th, 2011, 03:46 AM
This is some match. I was impressed that when Li could have lost or gone down 63 53, she played some huge points

Yeah some ugly match.

oomph
Jan 27th, 2011, 03:47 AM
Wow no it wasn't.
Yes, it's literally doing nothing she doesn't do sh*t to win her games just waits for errors.

You know your opponents won't make errors if you don't run their balls down, right?

And uh....pretty much everyone thinks this

Who gives a shit? Appeal to popularity fallacy. :rolleyes:

cocco80
Jan 27th, 2011, 03:47 AM
Li will have only herself to blame after she loses this match.

Cp6uja
Jan 27th, 2011, 03:47 AM
Wozniacki take early break in 3rd, and Caro's W-L in 3-setters last 2 years (since february 2009) is amazing 36-8 (19-3 in last 12 months), and Na Li famous big-SF record is pathetic 1-10... but I'm not ready to say that this match is over now!

Moveyourfeet
Jan 27th, 2011, 03:49 AM
Wozniacki take early break in 3rd, and Caro's W-L in 3-setters last 2 years (since february 2009) is amazing 36-8 (19-3 in last 12 months), and Na Li famous big-SF record is pathetic 1-10... but I'm not ready to say that this match is over now!

I am.

nicidle
Jan 27th, 2011, 03:50 AM
Na is trying to break the great wall.

Roookie
Jan 27th, 2011, 03:50 AM
This match has the level of a Premier QF :o

oomph
Jan 27th, 2011, 03:50 AM
Li will have only herself to blame after she loses this match.

Everybody makes errors against Wozniacki.

It's not like she's chocking.

goldenlox
Jan 27th, 2011, 03:52 AM
I think Li has turned the tide. Very clutch when Caro was near the win

Mrs. Dimitrova
Jan 27th, 2011, 03:53 AM
Li is stepping it up now.

Pops Maellard
Jan 27th, 2011, 03:53 AM
Li will have only herself to blame after she loses this match.

When she's playing well, Caro is helpless. Caro's play has no outcome on this match whatsoever.

RenaSlam.
Jan 27th, 2011, 03:54 AM
Wow. FIGHT LI.

cocco80
Jan 27th, 2011, 03:54 AM
Everybody makes errors against Wozniacki.

It's not like she's chocking.

Her errors however don't have to do much with anything Caro is doing. I think we can all agree on that. She wasn't focused enough.

oomph
Jan 27th, 2011, 03:54 AM
Seriously, keeping the ball deep and hitting shorter balls cross court and jamming her in the FH side. The rest is up to you. Oh and spinning first serves in.

That should win her the match.

TheDream
Jan 27th, 2011, 03:55 AM
I think Li has turned the tide. Very clutch when Caro was near the win

venus was up 62 53 against na li last year and lost. same with sveta in sydney.

cocco80
Jan 27th, 2011, 03:55 AM
When she's playing well, Caro is helpless. Caro's play has no outcome on this match whatsoever.

This. That's why I'm rooting Li even if she's not one of my faves.

goldenlox
Jan 27th, 2011, 03:56 AM
If it stays on serve, the finish to this could be wild.
Its such a huge match for both of them