View Full Version : Madrid R3: [6]Li Na (CHN, # 6) Roberta Vinci (ITA, # 37)

Tennis Observer
May 4th, 2011, 01:11 PM
R3: [6]Li Na (CHN, # 6) Roberta Vinci (ITA, # 37) H2H (http://www.wtatennis.com/headtohead/na-li_2255881_4846/0,,12781~4846~8754,00.html): 2:0

From WTA Match Notes (http://www.wtatennis.com/SEWTATour-Archive/Archive/MatchNotes/2011/1038.pdf)

Li Na
is playing at Madrid on a career-high # 6 singles ranking.
best result at Madrid is QF in 2010.
R1 win at Stuttgart snapped a run of 4 consecutive losses following AO final.

Barcelona title holder Roberta Vinci is on a 7-0 streak.

May 4th, 2011, 01:13 PM
na in 2 close sets :p

May 4th, 2011, 01:13 PM
Tough 2 sets for Na

May 4th, 2011, 01:16 PM
Roberta in two fought sets :cheer: 64 64.

May 4th, 2011, 01:27 PM
Rooting for Vinci and hope for a food match

Shonami Slam
May 4th, 2011, 01:28 PM
i believe Na can over-power easily, but i don't know if she's really finding her range or is it just her mediocre play proving good enough against most players.

i'm going for the 'upset' - na li in two.
but i prefer Vinci :angel:

May 4th, 2011, 01:29 PM
Rooting for Vinci and hope for a food match

yummy :p

Mistress of Evil
May 4th, 2011, 01:33 PM
Vinci in 2 :shrug:

May 4th, 2011, 01:47 PM
probably Vinci as she is the new CLAY-GOAT ... I thought Kleybanova would overpower her but Vinci beat her easy

May 4th, 2011, 01:50 PM
Haggen-Na in two sets

May 4th, 2011, 01:51 PM
Na looks very fresh this week. Vinci is probably mentally tired if not physically. Should be a straightforward victory for Na.

May 4th, 2011, 11:50 PM
Vinci, I thought Hradecka could overpower her last week. She didn't. Neither did Kleybanova. Na isn't playing better than Lucie was in Barcelona that's for sure, she looked unplayable at times there.
When Vinci gets a foot in the rallies I don't see someone with Na game and her movement on clay getting the better of her, incredibly smart game she has and is joy to watch when she executes it well like she has in the past weeks.

Two easy matches in 4 days here should leave her pretty fresh, in all honesty she didn't play that much tennis this year :lol: and shouldn't be worn out at this part of the season

May 5th, 2011, 03:00 AM
will be another straight win