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NeeemZ
Jan 3rd, 2008, 07:01 AM
Great win, Na!

darkangel23
Jan 3rd, 2008, 07:02 AM
Nicole :sad:

Mikey.
Jan 3rd, 2008, 07:02 AM
Fantastic Na :)

Kirill_M
Jan 3rd, 2008, 07:03 AM
Na Li!!! Great! Amazing! :)

Harvs
Jan 3rd, 2008, 07:03 AM
grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrrrr

sammy01
Jan 3rd, 2008, 07:03 AM
some results just bring a smile to your face, this one does for me. wonder whos fault it was nicole lost this time?

well done li keep it going!

F-R-E-A-K
Jan 3rd, 2008, 07:03 AM
:eek: :eek:

Go Na! :D :worship:

So Disrespectful
Jan 3rd, 2008, 07:03 AM
Expected. :)

Derek.
Jan 3rd, 2008, 07:03 AM
Extremely poor showing from Nicole.

Poor service stats, and really she is nothing without her serve. :o

Ben.
Jan 3rd, 2008, 07:04 AM
:woohoo: Na has just gotten better & better with every match she plays. This will surely give her a lot of confidence now & guess having a new coach is paying off at the moment :yeah:

Once again Nicole doesn't win a title as the top seed.

Mynarco
Jan 3rd, 2008, 07:04 AM
good job

grab the title

Daniel K
Jan 3rd, 2008, 07:04 AM
Brilliant win and an amazing comeback. She was killing Vaidisova's 2nd serve for 80% of that match

Kirill_M
Jan 3rd, 2008, 07:04 AM
6/3 6/3 for Na! No words! ;)

NeeemZ
Jan 3rd, 2008, 07:04 AM
Nicole really does not perform well when she's the top seed.

jerryxiao1988
Jan 3rd, 2008, 07:04 AM
fabulous win

justine schnyder
Jan 3rd, 2008, 07:05 AM
Wow!
I didn't see tjhat one coming after she didn't play so many time..
Well done Na!

Lefty.
Jan 3rd, 2008, 07:05 AM
5/26 second serve points won for Nicole. :o

Dexter
Jan 3rd, 2008, 07:05 AM
Nicole. :o
She can't even win a Tier III these days. :o Better luck in Sydney.

Pasta-Na
Jan 3rd, 2008, 07:08 AM
super na :worship: :yeah:

Pasta-Na
Jan 3rd, 2008, 07:10 AM
na li :kiss: have a chance to reach the final here against momo or patty in SF :p

SvetaPleaseWin.
Jan 3rd, 2008, 07:10 AM
fuck me...sideways :eek:

good on Li

typical Nicole as a #1 seed :rolleyes:

Sexysova
Jan 3rd, 2008, 07:11 AM
her serve really struggled today.. I think it was just off day or really some problems.. hope for no injury.. I don't think so Na Li could just crushed Nicole..

906forehandlo
Jan 3rd, 2008, 07:13 AM
In retrospective, Im not shocked. Na has defeated Nicole before, at Wimbledon '06. Na has continued to improve, her training being the main beneficiary to her Semifinal run at Gold Coast before her big points defense at Sydney. Nicole continues to disappoint. She has "it"- the tenacity, shots, and serve, she needs to execute it better, especially at the Australian Open in 2 weeks, she is a defending Semifinalist, her number 12 ranking can become a 21 if she's not fully prepared.

russianbear
Jan 3rd, 2008, 07:14 AM
yeah !li come on

Helaena
Jan 3rd, 2008, 07:15 AM
omg....didn't expect this win na li!!!! you're absolutely, and coming from a long long break because of your injury that is! impressive! :bounce:

njnetswill
Jan 3rd, 2008, 07:16 AM
Na is back with a vengeance. Maybe she actually CAN defend all her points from the first half of 07. :eek:

Helaena
Jan 3rd, 2008, 07:17 AM
super na! impressive! :bounce:

Lulu.
Jan 3rd, 2008, 07:18 AM
Nikki. :o

Keadz
Jan 3rd, 2008, 07:24 AM
Thats awesome, I hope I get to see her on TV for the finals, she is a joy to watch when she is playing well.

She deserves this considering how much time she has had to take off.

Modiac.
Jan 3rd, 2008, 07:27 AM
Solid win for Na :yeah:

Slumpsova
Jan 3rd, 2008, 07:28 AM
for fuck's sake :mad: :fiery:

Hellion
Jan 3rd, 2008, 07:29 AM
Nicole :rolleyes:

Vaidisova
Jan 3rd, 2008, 07:31 AM
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20080103/capt.f28c36b11d604c17aa33c98db221b77c.australia_wo mens_hardcourt_tennis_xck121.jpg

Neptune
Jan 3rd, 2008, 07:32 AM
her serve really struggled today.. I think it was just off day or really some problems.. hope for no injury.. I don't think so Na Li could just crushed Nicole..


Of course Na Li can crush Nicole.She already won their first match in 2006 by the way.Vaidisova can loose to anyone when she has a day off.She has a real mental issue.I like the way Alex works with her on her tennis, but he doesn't know how to help her when she's starting losing.He doesn't know how to work on the mental side.The first pic I saw of Nicole in Gold Coast was Nicole looking at her step-father because she was lost against Dellacqua, as always...It's getting worse month after month as she unable to win a big match, or a match that could help her career.Against Hantuchova at Linz, she was totally lost, she even forgot the score during the match.Nicole has everything to be a top player so I'm just sad that she wastes her talent like she does.She's still young, anyway, we can hope it will change.I still believe she has a great career to come.

Edit: And like I see, she has a problem with her foot!

Mcawen
Jan 3rd, 2008, 07:34 AM
Impressive.
Nicole's second serve was so weak today.
Good luck in the semis Li Na!

Alicia Rocks
Jan 3rd, 2008, 07:36 AM
Na :hearts: Now win this shit :armed:

drake3781
Jan 3rd, 2008, 07:40 AM
In retrospective, Im not shocked. Na has defeated Nicole before, at Wimbledon '06. Na has continued to improve, her training being the main beneficiary to her Semifinal run at Gold Coast before her big points defense at Sydney. Nicole continues to disappoint. She has "it"- the tenacity, shots, and serve, she needs to execute it better, especially at the Australian Open in 2 weeks, she is a defending Semifinalist, her number 12 ranking can become a 21 if she's not fully prepared.

Na is just returning this year from an injury, including travel to Germany for special doctors there. (I believe Jankovic recommended some to her there. :lol:)

Na will face either Mauresmo or Schnyder in the SF. (That match has not been played yet, has it? I have read that Mauresmo is not playing so well at this time.)

Wonder if Radek was there for Nicole? :confused: Where is the men's tour at this time?

Michael!
Jan 3rd, 2008, 07:50 AM
Surprising win from Na Li! :worship:
Never expected that :eek:.. the 2nd serve from Nicole was so weak (7% points won on 2nd serve in 1st set...:rolleyes:)

Sexysova
Jan 3rd, 2008, 08:03 AM
look at the picture.. Nicole probably couldn't move well :sad: so that's why it was so easy for Na Li :sad:

Vaidisova
Jan 3rd, 2008, 08:05 AM
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20080103/capt.2baf3e72c7df4a81abb0bc9be9777f3b.australia_wo mens_hardcourt_tennis_xck130.jpg
Nicole Vaidisova of the Czech Republic clutches her ankle during her game against Li Na of China at the Australian women's hardcourt tennis championships on the Gold Coast, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008. Li won the match 6-3, 6-3.

dorotek23
Jan 3rd, 2008, 08:11 AM
Nikki :sad:
Na :)

drake3781
Jan 3rd, 2008, 08:13 AM
look at the picture.. Nicole probably couldn't move well :sad: so that's why it was so easy for Na Li :sad:

Strange thing, though, is that Na was up 6-3, 4-0, then Nicole came back in the second set.

.:sk:.
Jan 3rd, 2008, 08:16 AM
:eek:

-sugi-
Jan 3rd, 2008, 08:17 AM
Na Li :woohoo:

Slumpsova
Jan 3rd, 2008, 08:29 AM
if you were that injured, you better withdraw than letting yourself lost in a shame like this :rolleyes:

*Jean*
Jan 3rd, 2008, 09:01 AM
Na :bounce: :eek:
Unexpected! Well done! :p

Law_
Jan 3rd, 2008, 09:09 AM
Well done Li!! :yeah:

Keep going :D:D

TatiNovic
Jan 3rd, 2008, 09:16 AM
WOW!!!
good job Na
Such a good comeback

Princeza
Jan 3rd, 2008, 09:24 AM
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20080103/capt.f28c36b11d604c17aa33c98db221b77c.australia_wo mens_hardcourt_tennis_xck121.jpg

Oh damn :rolleyes:

Elwin.
Jan 3rd, 2008, 09:30 AM
:)

ce
Jan 3rd, 2008, 10:11 AM
:eek:
:woohoo:

rrfnpump
Jan 3rd, 2008, 10:19 AM
Li > Vaidisova

Na is just the better player. :shrug:

well done, Na, 2-0 H2H now! :yeah:

hdfb
Jan 3rd, 2008, 10:20 AM
fantastic win Na. much love. Keep on getting better!

ghosts
Jan 3rd, 2008, 10:50 AM
wow Na :yeah: ;)

Neptune
Jan 3rd, 2008, 10:56 AM
Vaidisova suffers shock loss

By Daniel Pace
January 03, 2008

NICOLE Vaidisova, the No.1 seed from the Czech Republic, refused to blame an ankle injury for her shock loss to Li Na in the Mondial Australian Women's Hardcourts quarter-finals on the Gold Coast.

Li, the world No.29, from China, upset the Czech teenager 6-3 6-3 to set up a semi-final against either two-time grand slam champion Amelie Mauresmo or No.4 seed Swiss Patty Schnyder.

Vaidisova needed a medical time-out after feeling a sharp pain in her left ankle when trailing 5-3 in the first set, but Li had dominated the match to that point.

"I don't think it's going to be something huge but it just distracts you," Vaidisova, the world No.12, said of the injury.

"She played a great game and she was up before that happened so it's definitely not my excuse for losing.

"I hate to find excuses so I have to give her credit for the way she came up and played a good game."

Li jumped to a 4-0 lead in the second set, but Vaidisova fought back, to 4-3, before the Chinese reasserted her authority and closed out the match.

http://foxsports.com.au/story/0,8659,23003526-23209,00.html

oooo86
Jan 3rd, 2008, 11:42 AM
somebody saw the game???

did nicole played bad or li just played really good???!!

DragonFlame
Jan 3rd, 2008, 11:45 AM
yey! That's what i'm talking about. Li back bigtime:D

patch.
Jan 3rd, 2008, 11:52 AM
I thought Na could do this

:rocker2::worship:

ChampLindsay
Jan 3rd, 2008, 11:55 AM
awesome win , great comback Li:hearts::worship:

Ceze
Jan 3rd, 2008, 12:27 PM
excellent win Na Li :worship:

ElusiveChanteuse
Jan 3rd, 2008, 12:34 PM
:eek:
Well done Na!:yeah:
Nicole :tears:

Andrew Laeddis
Jan 3rd, 2008, 12:34 PM
Li > Vaidisova

Na is just the better player. :shrug:

well done, Na, 2-0 H2H now! :yeah:

mentally maybe, game wise hell no.

DragonFlame
Jan 3rd, 2008, 12:49 PM
mentally maybe, game wise hell no.

have you even seen na li play? That girl has got some serious game. I agree nicole has more potential to be a great player but with her current level i wouldn't say she's much better gamewise.

Martian KC
Jan 3rd, 2008, 01:19 PM
mentally maybe, game wise hell no.

You're kidding.

Anyways, bahahaha Na Li, you rock! You made my day!:D

Shoulderpova
Jan 3rd, 2008, 01:27 PM
Vaidisova :spit:

andrewC
Jan 3rd, 2008, 01:28 PM
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20080103/capt.f28c36b11d604c17aa33c98db221b77c.australia_wo mens_hardcourt_tennis_xck121.jpg

urgh propaganda. next

TheBoiledEgg
Jan 3rd, 2008, 01:29 PM
WTF Nicole :help: :(

andrewC
Jan 3rd, 2008, 01:33 PM
Well done Li Na :D good luck against Patty :banana:

andrewC
Jan 3rd, 2008, 01:47 PM
WTF Nicole :help: :(

lol you vbetted 1200 on Li to win this match. Surely you'd have seen this coming? Secret Chinese player lover :lol::drool::tape:

Ellery
Jan 3rd, 2008, 01:48 PM
Wow Na :woohoo: :banana: :drool:

Nicole :hug:

dya74
Jan 3rd, 2008, 01:55 PM
The only score I guessed yesterday – not because I was expecting a Na Li in such a good shape, but because I don’t trust Vaidisova; anyway, go vindicate Amelie!

Shoulderpova
Jan 3rd, 2008, 02:02 PM
lol you vbetted 1200 on Li to win this match. Surely you'd have seen this coming? Secret Chinese player lover :lol::drool::tape:

Eggy always bet on his faves' opponents to jinx them :devil:;)

Harju.
Jan 3rd, 2008, 03:11 PM
Nikkie :sad: :bigcry:

kinglear
Jan 3rd, 2008, 04:06 PM
Why did so many people actually think Nicole would win? I know I'm saying this after the fact, but I never thought Na Li's win would lose to Nicole. I hope she keeps winning.

RJWCapriati
Jan 3rd, 2008, 04:08 PM
Amazing week for Na!

Vut
Jan 3rd, 2008, 04:25 PM
:yeah: Na great comeback!!

RenaSlam.
Jan 3rd, 2008, 04:28 PM
Whoaaa...

Helaena
Jan 3rd, 2008, 04:48 PM
oh nikki is a nut-case....:rolleyes:

Just Do It
Jan 3rd, 2008, 04:52 PM
:eek: Na :yeah:

Slampova
Jan 4th, 2008, 12:56 AM
Nicole :(

TO newbie
Jan 4th, 2008, 01:21 AM
is there some one who posts here that went to the match so they can give us fans all the way around the other side of the world who missed this one some idea of how Nikki looked/played and whether the ankle injury had anything to do with her loss?
thanks in advance

drake3781
Jan 4th, 2008, 01:24 AM
is there some one who posts here that went to the match so they can give us fans all the way around the other side of the world who missed this one some idea of how Nikki looked/played and whether the ankle injury had anything to do with her loss?
thanks in advance

She already said it didn't, except mentally, and she was down before it happened.

azmad_88
Jan 4th, 2008, 03:28 AM
nicole :sad:
congrats na