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SilverSlam
Dec 29th, 2012, 11:39 AM
Li :tape: Played very poorly all of a sudden in the second. Vika was dire in the MTB, and looked like she was going to smash her racquet a lot because of her shitty play :lol: Vika almost mentally took it seriously, but wasn't ready to give enough effort to win. Stop messing around with Red Foo please and focus on your game!

JarkaFish
Dec 29th, 2012, 11:39 AM
Garbage from Vika tbh.

Anyways, looks like Li Na is going to start serve and volleying now. Interesting.

VIKA?
Dec 29th, 2012, 11:40 AM
Shitty match from Vika. Oh well.

Patrick345
Dec 29th, 2012, 11:42 AM
Li :tape: Played very poorly all of a sudden in the second. Vika was dire in the MTB, and looked like she was going to smash her racquet a lot because of her shitty play :lol: Vika almost mentally took it seriously, but wasn't ready to give enough effort to win. Stop messing around with Red Foo please and focus on your game!

I think this was pretty high quality from what I saw and neither treated this like an exhibition. This was Na Li not Sara Errani. If she is on, she can hang with anybody on this planet and she usually starts the year strong, so not that bothered. Thought Vika looked okay and should be ready to go for Brisbane.

coolfish1103
Dec 29th, 2012, 11:42 AM
Li had to play shitty in the second set and in the super tie-break to even prolong the match.

Either Azarenka wasn't interested in this exhibition or her form is dire.

Layabout
Dec 29th, 2012, 11:45 AM
more bad then good from both but it is only an exo

serve and volley from li?!? looks like rodriguez is making some changes

longtin23
Dec 29th, 2012, 11:49 AM
NaNa service is definitely better, and can bring some more free pointsas it's more accurate.

VIka so pissed every time being robbed by the linesmen. Both played quite solid rallies and I just love some of the Na's runnig winners. They both look ready for the season.

Just knew Na will choke the second set as usual, from 2-0 to 2-6. Vika is so bad in the super tie break. Hope Na will continue the tradtion win the Australian

F4CU
Dec 29th, 2012, 11:51 AM
great win li

Patrick345
Dec 29th, 2012, 11:52 AM
Li had to play shitty in the second set and in the super tie-break to even prolong the match.

Either Azarenka wasn't interested in this exhibition or her form is dire.

Na Li is always on form in Australia, and then she is tough to beat for anybody.

2012 AO three sets Clijsters
2012 Sydney three sets Azarenka
2011 AO three sets Clijsters
2011 Sydney title
2010 AO two tiebreaks Serena
2010 Sydney two sets Pennetta
2008 AO three sets Domachowska
2007 AO three sets Hingis
2007 Sydney three sets Clijsters
2006 AO three sets Serena
2006 Sydney two sets Clijsters
2005 AO two sets Sharapova

If you donīt want one player in your AO draw as a top 4 seed it is Na Li, unless Domachowska can qualify and kill her. :lol:

Vika clearly cared and so did Na Li. I was happy to see few double faults with the new more free swinging motion.

longtin23
Dec 29th, 2012, 11:56 AM
Na Li is always on form in Australia, and then she is tough to beat for anybody.

2012 AO three sets Clijsters
2012 Sydney three sets Azarenka
2011 AO three sets Clijsters
2011 Sydney title
2010 AO two tiebreaks Serena
2010 Sydney two sets Pennetta
2008 AO three sets Domachowska
2007 AO three sets Hingis
2007 Sydney three sets Clijsters
2006 AO three sets Serena
2006 Sydney two sets Clijsters
2005 AO two sets Sharapova

If you donīt want one player in your AO draw as a top 4 seed it is Na Li, unless Domachowska can qualify and kill her. :lol:

Vika clearly cared and so did Na Li. I was happy to see few double faults with the new more free swinging motion.

You should include 2008 Gold Coast Title against Vika :oh:

Natural Joe
Dec 29th, 2012, 12:01 PM
The second set was solid stuff from Vika, the first set and the TB however :o

I'm confident that this match helped both players to find some rhythm for the start of the season. And I hope we won't have to read comments about RedFoo every time Vika doesn't play at her best during this season.

Brisbane next! :cheer:

JoPova
Dec 29th, 2012, 12:03 PM
Well done Na! Hopefully she'll win in Shenzen and have a good AO!

SilverPersian
Dec 29th, 2012, 12:03 PM
NaNa :cheer:

JarkaFish
Dec 29th, 2012, 12:07 PM
Li had to play shitty in the second set and in the super tie-break to even prolong the match.

Either Azarenka wasn't interested in this exhibition or her form is dire.

She was clearly interested given how angry she got at times. Perhaps too much time hanging with Redfool and not enough on the courts? :o

M.P
Dec 29th, 2012, 12:09 PM
:oh: she win it i left when from amazing 2-0 to shitty 2-5 :tape:

GoofyDuck
Dec 29th, 2012, 12:10 PM
win is a win :angel:

coolfish1103
Dec 29th, 2012, 12:13 PM
She was clearly interested given how angry she got at times. Perhaps too much time hanging with Redfool and not enough on the courts? :o

You know I wrote either-or. Maybe Redfool has something to do with this :oh:

viktory
Dec 29th, 2012, 12:38 PM
imo, this loss was needed more than a win. clearly she needs a reality check that she needs to focus and practice more rather than enjoying holidays with 'friend's if she wants to continue on court success. hope this result motivates her to practice more.

StoneRose
Dec 29th, 2012, 12:43 PM
The second set was solid stuff from Vika, the first set and the TB however :o

I'm confident that this match helped both players to find some rhythm for the start of the season. And I hope we won't have to read comments about RedFoo every time Vika doesn't play at her best during this season.

Brisbane next! :cheer:Vika better play her best or dump RedFool. If not, you know what's going to happen.

Jimmie48
Dec 29th, 2012, 01:06 PM
And I hope we won't have to read comments about RedFoo every time Vika doesn't play at her best during this season.



This.

I fear this will be the theme of the season. I'm happy the pointless exhos are done now. Beating Serena, losing here, it all means nothing anyways.

heavyhorse
Dec 29th, 2012, 01:08 PM
Oh Vika got angry did she? Surprise surprise.

Did she barge Na's shoulder while crossing the net too?

Sombrerero loco
Dec 29th, 2012, 01:14 PM
vika :unsure: scary considering she defends a lot this january

Mynarco
Dec 29th, 2012, 01:32 PM
Na Li is always on form in Australia, and then she is tough to beat for anybody.

2012 AO three sets Clijsters
2012 Sydney three sets Azarenka
2011 AO three sets Clijsters
2011 Sydney title
2010 AO two tiebreaks Serena
2010 Sydney two sets Pennetta
2008 AO three sets Domachowska
2007 AO three sets Hingis
2007 Sydney three sets Clijsters
2006 AO three sets Serena
2006 Sydney two sets Clijsters
2005 AO two sets Sharapova

If you donīt want one player in your AO draw as a top 4 seed it is Na Li, unless Domachowska can qualify and kill her. :lol:

Vika clearly cared and so did Na Li. I was happy to see few double faults with the new more free swinging motion.

Three sets domachowska? Lmao

Yashal
Dec 29th, 2012, 01:51 PM
Uhm Vika get your shit together. I know that this was just an exho, but still :unsure:

Good for NaNa :yeah:, but hopefully Vika nex time won't have anything to lose :lol:

JarkaFish
Dec 29th, 2012, 01:52 PM
The fall cometh?

:oh:

doomsday
Dec 29th, 2012, 01:56 PM
Na Li is always on form in Australia, and then she is tough to beat for anybody.

2012 AO three sets Clijsters
2012 Sydney three sets Azarenka
2011 AO three sets Clijsters
2011 Sydney title
2010 AO two tiebreaks Serena
2010 Sydney two sets Pennetta
2008 AO three sets Domachowska
2007 AO three sets Hingis
2007 Sydney three sets Clijsters
2006 AO three sets Serena
2006 Sydney two sets Clijsters
2005 AO two sets Sharapova

If you donīt want one player in your AO draw as a top 4 seed it is Na Li, unless Domachowska can qualify and kill her. :lol:

Vika clearly cared and so did Na Li. I was happy to see few double faults with the new more free swinging motion.

Maria beat her 0 and 2 back in 2005, I don't think mentioning that match proves your point.:lol:

Bronx19
Dec 29th, 2012, 02:03 PM
Vika was poor at the end of the year, doubt she will have a good year.

améliemomo
Dec 29th, 2012, 02:07 PM
any vid?

Patrick345
Dec 29th, 2012, 02:12 PM
Maria beat her 0 and 2 back in 2005, I don't think mentioning that match proves your point.:lol:

I know. I was adding the match to show she rarely loses to scrubs in Australia. Donīt forget this was just her 3rd tournament back on the WTA main tour after her extended break. she still managed to reach the 3rd round and beat a seed before losing to Maria. She is obviously a fast starter to the year and really should have won the 2011 Aussie Open. Imho THE player to avoid in the 5-16 seeding range, especially now that Clijsters is not there anymore to stop her. :lol:

Natural Joe
Dec 29th, 2012, 02:20 PM
http://the-slice.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/image5.jpg

Cosmic Voices
Dec 29th, 2012, 02:22 PM
Wasn't it a clay court? Vika is shit on clay tbh. :o

is this true?
jesus Na, she should've won in two on clay at least, I mean Vika's no pushover on clay [FO 2011 QF] but still :weirdo:

JarkaFish
Dec 29th, 2012, 02:24 PM
is this true?
jesus Na, she should've won in two on clay at least, I mean Vika's no pushover on clay [FO 2011 QF] but still :weirdo:

Actually no, looking at it again on YouTube it's just a clay colored HC. :lol:

tennisbum79
Dec 29th, 2012, 02:34 PM
http://the-slice.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/image5.jpg
Is this from thsi match?

By looking at the trophies, it is hard to tell who is the victor.

Natural Joe
Dec 29th, 2012, 02:36 PM
Is this from thsi match?

Yes.

Sammo
Dec 29th, 2012, 02:37 PM
Is this from thsi match?

By looking at the trophies, it is hard to tell who is the victor.

BTW, what is with these gigantic trophies in China?

The champion one is definitely prettier

Raiden
Dec 29th, 2012, 02:41 PM
Is this from thsi match?

By looking at the trophies, it is hard to tell who is the victor.

BTW, what is with these gigantic trophies in China?What's China got to do with this?

tennisbum79
Dec 29th, 2012, 02:44 PM
Vika better play her best or dump RedFool. If not, you know what's going to happen.
vika scary considering she defends a lot this january
Uhm Vika get your shit together. I know that this was just an exho, but still

Good for NaNa , but hopefully Vika nex time won't have anything to lose
imo, this loss was needed more than a win. clearly she needs a reality check that
she needs to focus and practice more rather than enjoying holidays with 'friend's if she wants to continue
on court success. hope this result motivates her to practice more.

What is all this panic and anxiety?

Whatever happened to "it is just an exho"?

Of all the exho this year, I can only compare these reactions to Petra's loss.

For Petra, I can understand the reactions, because her year has been uneven at best.
But Vika? She has had a great year and has shown consistency

Jane Lane
Dec 29th, 2012, 02:48 PM
Meh, whatever. Glad all these exos are over and we can focus on tennis that matters.

Jimmie48
Dec 29th, 2012, 03:06 PM
BTW, what is with these gigantic trophies in China?

The match was in Thailand which has absolutely nothing to do with China.

tennisbum79
Dec 29th, 2012, 03:28 PM
The match was in Thailand which has absolutely nothing to do with China.
OK, I stand corrected.

Royals.
Dec 29th, 2012, 03:40 PM
Li :tape: Played very poorly all of a sudden in the second. Vika was dire in the MTB, and looked like she was going to smash her racquet a lot because of her shitty play :lol: Vika almost mentally took it seriously, but wasn't ready to give enough effort to win. Stop messing around with Red Foo please and focus on your game!

Exactly. He is no good for her. Such a distraction. :facepalm:

Royals.
Dec 29th, 2012, 03:42 PM
Meh, whatever. Glad all these exos are over and we can focus on tennis that matters.

Agreed. These exhos are just ridiculous now. Top players are complaining they need some rest in the off season and they're out playing exhos? Smh.

Maddox
Dec 29th, 2012, 03:49 PM
Can someone explain Vika and Red Foo's relationship

JarkaFish
Dec 29th, 2012, 03:50 PM
Can someone explain Vika and Red Foo's relationship

Well, you see, when a man and woman get together...

:oh:

Jimmie48
Dec 29th, 2012, 03:52 PM
Top players are complaining they need some rest in the off season and they're out playing exhos? Smh.

sZHCVyllnck

:shrug:

tennisbum79
Dec 29th, 2012, 03:54 PM
Well, you see, when a man and woman get together...

:oh:
So, Vika really broke up with her boyfriend?

Does RedFood have anything to do with it?

Jimmie48
Dec 29th, 2012, 03:55 PM
So, Vika really broke up with her boyfriend?

Does RedFood have anything to do with it?

Yes she broke up with Sergei. no we don't know why.

People here should really stop acting like they know anything... all we know is they hang out, everything else is silly speculation.

Royals.
Dec 29th, 2012, 03:59 PM
Can someone explain Vika and Red Foo's relationship

Friends with benefits. But Vika is giving him TOO MUCH. She needs to make him understand her career comes first. Tbh he's so darn ugly. Vika is a beauty queen compared to him.

NashaMasha
Dec 29th, 2012, 03:59 PM
it looks like Li Na is going to be an obstacle for Vika in 2013 .... quite expected :)

Royals.
Dec 29th, 2012, 04:00 PM
sZHCVyllnck

:shrug:

I know.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_pbbavq-n0

tennisbum79
Dec 29th, 2012, 04:20 PM
it looks like Li Na is going to be an obstacle for Vika in 2013 .... quite expected :)
Since when result of an exho is an indicator of what will happen in WTA competition?

Matt01
Dec 29th, 2012, 04:31 PM
it looks like Li Na is going to be an obstacle for Vika in 2013 .... quite expected :)


And Vika will be an obstacle for Serena in 2013 ... even more expected :D

NashaMasha
Dec 29th, 2012, 04:33 PM
Since when result of an exho is an indicator of what will happen in WTA competition?

it depends on how the match was played .... Sometimes it's full of fun , sometimes it's a competition

tennisbum79
Dec 29th, 2012, 04:36 PM
it depends on how the match was played .... Sometimes it's full of fun , sometimes it's a competition
OK, I was not aware of that.
So, for this particular match, which I did not see, how it was played led you to the conclusion you reached?

NashaMasha
Dec 29th, 2012, 04:46 PM
OK, I was not aware of that.
S, for this particular match, which I did not see, how it was played led you to the conclusion you reached?



it's so tennisforumish to make conclusions and suppositions not even whatching matches :lol: Li Na in Istanbul must have beaten Vika , but was too dumb . Now she has shown that she can use different tactics vs Vika, has better serve than Vika , she definitely has a potential to beat Vika at AO for instance. This exho was not an "off-season exho" , both were in competition mode and both tried to win.

tennisbum79
Dec 29th, 2012, 04:52 PM
it's so tennisforumish to make conclusions and suppositions not even whatching matches :lol: Li Na in Istanbul must have beaten Vika , but was too dumb . Now she has shown that she can use different tactics vs Vika, has better serve than Vika , she definitely has a potential to beat Vika at AO for instance. This exho was not an "off-season exho" , both were in competition mode and both tried to win.
An exho is an exho is an exho.
I don't need to watch it to project how the result will affect future performance. Because we never do.
That has been the conventional wisdom regarding exho around here.

n1_and_uh_noone
Dec 29th, 2012, 04:55 PM
it looks like Li Na is going to be an obstacle for Vika in 2013 .... quite expected :)

And this is news because...

Everyone knows Li Na, depending on the time of day, weather and her husband's docility, be a threat to the sublime or the dire, the best players or the spectators and the squirrels minding their business on the lawns beyond the fence.

Matt01
Dec 29th, 2012, 04:57 PM
OK, I was not aware of that.
So, for this particular match, which I did not see, how it was played led you to the conclusion you reached?


Whenever Vika loses a match or Sharapova wins, it was a real competition. When Vika wins or Sharapova loses, then it was only a fun exhibition. I thought that was obvious. :rolleyes:

Patrick345
Dec 29th, 2012, 05:12 PM
it's so tennisforumish to make conclusions and suppositions not even whatching matches :lol: Li Na in Istanbul must have beaten Vika , but was too dumb . Now she has shown that she can use different tactics vs Vika, has better serve than Vika , she definitely has a potential to beat Vika at AO for instance. This exho was not an "off-season exho" , both were in competition mode and both tried to win.

*BREAKING NEWS* *BREAKING NEWS* *BREAKING NEWS* *BREAKING NEWS*


NashaMasha reveals Na Li is a good tennis player.


*BREAKING NEWS* *BREAKING NEWS* *BREAKING NEWS* *BREAKING NEWS*

:lol:

tennisbum79
Dec 29th, 2012, 05:28 PM
Whenever Vika loses a match or Sharapova wins, it was a real competition. When Vika wins or Sharapova loses, then it was only a fun exhibition. I thought that was obvious. :rolleyes:
I have not noticed that.
From what I have seen, the vast majority of posters have not projected the result of an exho beyond what happened on the court... the only exception being Petra's loss.

MashaAzarenka
Dec 29th, 2012, 05:35 PM
Congrats Li! Good luck to both players this year :)

Spiritof42
Dec 29th, 2012, 06:11 PM
And this is news because...

Everyone knows Li Na, depending on the time of day, weather and her husband's docility, be a threat to the sublime or the dire, the best players or the spectators and the squirrels minding their business on the lawns beyond the fence.
:lol:

GOATdin0931
Dec 29th, 2012, 07:14 PM
:happy: :spit:

Vincey!
Dec 29th, 2012, 07:53 PM
I'm surprised by that result cuz I always figured that Azarenka was the focus type of player even in exos...Could be an interesting matchup now on the tour.

oneshot
Dec 29th, 2012, 07:59 PM
a 3-set exho? someone was taking it way too seriously. li knows exactly how to play azarenka, she slayed her in back-to-back slams in 2011 ffs. she just doesn't have the mental strength to bring it to the table what with the way both of their recent careers have unfolded.

cowsonice
Dec 29th, 2012, 10:03 PM
It's an exho. I wouldn't want to go an exho for a straight sets win. That's boring.

Roookie
Dec 29th, 2012, 10:14 PM
Thank you Na.

18majors
Dec 29th, 2012, 10:37 PM
Great 2013 start for Li!

Gentleman
Dec 29th, 2012, 11:00 PM
Vika, do you know how many people here believe no one beside you and Serena is able to be #1 in 2013? Now, they are all questioning themselves... Vika, go to your room! I mean now! ! !

:lol: Just kiding guys.

Good luck to both of them in 2013. :)

samsam4087
Dec 29th, 2012, 11:09 PM
Well done Na Li

andyjason
Dec 30th, 2012, 03:04 AM
To Vika Fans

Even it is an exho
But the point is Na has the ability to beat Vika
You guys always look down on her
So hopefully Na can see what you said here can get on the fire next year.:cool::cool:;)

breakfast zhang
Dec 30th, 2012, 03:04 AM
good job na !

Jane Lane
Dec 30th, 2012, 04:04 AM
To Vika Fans

Even it is an exho
But the point id Na had the ability to beat Vika
You guys always look down on her
So hopefully Na can see what you said here can get on the fire next year.

No one's looking down on Li..... :hysteric:

oh yeah i guess
Dec 30th, 2012, 04:09 AM
To Vika Fans

Even it is an exho
But the point id Na had the ability to beat Vika
You guys always look down on her
So hopefully Na can see what you said here can get on the fire next year.

Every Vika fan recognises that Na is always a threat. We don't look at Azarenka's matches with Na with the same air of certainty we do with matches against Radwanska, for example.

Lucyxx
Dec 30th, 2012, 04:10 AM
Main thing is Vika didn't overplay which could've led to injury.

SAISAI-GOAT
Jan 2nd, 2013, 01:56 AM
Na :inlove: