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samsam4087
Feb 22nd, 2008, 05:29 PM
Do you think Na Li has the ability to win a grand slam?

:confused::confused::confused:

davidmario
Feb 22nd, 2008, 05:34 PM
she can be no1 in my opinion.

Uranium
Feb 22nd, 2008, 05:35 PM
she has the ability, but can she actually use it and be consistent?

jonny84
Feb 22nd, 2008, 05:35 PM
I think sadly no. There is too much competetion for Na to become a grand-slam winner. There are only four a year, and they are already being dominated by MaSha, Justine and the Williams.

Na could easily win a couple of Tier I's (or Premium Events, as they will be called next year), but think a grand slam is out of her reach. I could however be proved completly wrong.

samsam4087
Feb 22nd, 2008, 05:36 PM
she has the ability, but can she actually use it and be consistent?

what do you think she should do to be more consistent?

Sylvester
Feb 22nd, 2008, 05:39 PM
she has the ability, but can she actually use it and be consistent?

Right on the spot.

Uranium
Feb 22nd, 2008, 05:40 PM
what do you think she should do to be more consistent?

make less errors, her match vs. knapp was:o:o

zvonarevarulz
Feb 22nd, 2008, 05:48 PM
Talent wise, Yes. But she's inconsistent, and I don't think she's very mentally tough.
Just My Opinion.

Lunams
Feb 22nd, 2008, 05:57 PM
I prefer she could reach the YEC firstly.

matanuriel
Feb 22nd, 2008, 06:02 PM
Hell NO!!!!

jisung
Feb 22nd, 2008, 06:05 PM
I prefer she could reach the YEC firstly.

exactly what I think

Ellery
Feb 22nd, 2008, 06:13 PM
Ability yes, but then again I think almost everyone in the top 20 "can" win a Slam. (I use the word can rather loosely here, of course). But to really win a slam, you need much more than just a great game (and there are so many parts of Na's game she has to improve), you also need a lot of confidence, and Na just isn't there yet.

Mcawen
Feb 22nd, 2008, 07:00 PM
Honestly I would say no.

Everytime Li Na is about to make some real break through, she loses to herself in a very disappointing way. Take the Knapp match for example.
I think Li Na has ability to beat some good players in the first few rounds. But when it comes to semi finals or finals, usually she would just regain the name of UE queen.

But how I wish, how I wish that she could have less than 20 UEs for every match.

slydevil6142
Feb 22nd, 2008, 07:03 PM
Yes ... said like i said last year when I watched her play in Miami. Na has ALOT of talent. She htis the ball hard but she moves it around well and when shes playing well shes thinking on the court. WILL she win a slam? I dont know buit does she have the TALENT? certainly ..... less talented players have won slams

papru
Feb 22nd, 2008, 07:05 PM
you mean in dubs, right? :tape:

supergrunt
Feb 22nd, 2008, 07:05 PM
Yes ... said like i said last year when I watched her play in Miami. Na has ALOT of talent. She htis the ball hard but she moves it around well and when shes playing well shes thinking on the court. WILL she win a slam? I dont know buit does she have the TALENT? certainly ..... less talented players have won slams

...Like?

crouching
Feb 22nd, 2008, 07:06 PM
The beauty of sport is that, at any one time, it is very possible that someone could come out of the blue with a big win.

I think Li Na certainly has the ball striking ability to be a Grand Slam contender. If the draw is right and she remains on good form, then she certainly has a chance.

Has she won seven matches in a row in her career? Yes, and more. Has she won matches when she wasn't playing well? Yes. These are all good signs.

However, will she win a Grand Slam? Most likely not, given that there are many more other serious contenders. But never say never, the chance is always there.

Barrie_Dude
Feb 22nd, 2008, 07:15 PM
I think she will in the next 2 years

MAXSquared
Feb 22nd, 2008, 07:17 PM
I don't know, but players like Bartolli can be in the Wimbledon final, Na could be a Wimbledon winner. You never know.

Wayn77
Feb 22nd, 2008, 07:44 PM
Do you think Na Li has the ability to win a grand slam?

:confused::confused::confused:

Dunno :confused::confused::confused:

Help me SpamSpam - give me some of YOUR in-depth analysis.

Topspin2
Feb 22nd, 2008, 07:57 PM
never

Henpova
Feb 22nd, 2008, 08:10 PM
Any one can have a hot two weeks and win a slam. I mean look at maria in 2004. She was not ready to win the Big W and she even say that. She says she was having a hot two weeks. Now she is ready to win slams more often.

So yes Na can, but will she. Let just say I am not going to put money on it.

au_sports_opinion
Feb 22nd, 2008, 08:12 PM
Dunno but she has great calves.

AcesHigh
Feb 22nd, 2008, 08:22 PM
:spit: What?!?! :lol: ...no

Bruno71
Feb 22nd, 2008, 08:23 PM
Dammit I clicked yes by accident. :armed: Her game is too prone to breakdowns to ever win a slam, but I could see her making a semi.

Pasta-Na
Feb 22nd, 2008, 09:26 PM
tracy austin said na is a top 10 player if she believes in herself :rolls:

kinglear
Feb 22nd, 2008, 09:31 PM
...Like?

True, much like Davenport. Na really knows how to hit those backhands into the corners while being stretched out wide. I said Na is similar to Davenport because they both hit with effortless power but the balls are always placed well. I never expect Na to just hit a ball crosscourt...I'm always confident that she pull the ball down the line. I don't know if she'll win a Slam, but it depends on her draw. If Chakvetadze can make a Slam semifinal then Li can or even a final. Heck, she had chances to go far at Slams, she just didn't take advantage of her opportunities.

tennisbear7
Feb 22nd, 2008, 09:43 PM
Yes. Talent and ability wise, she has the power to blast anyone off court. 46 60 60 against Pierce, anyone? Anyway, she just needs to develop the consistency and more importantly, the belief in herself to go far.

Ben.
Feb 22nd, 2008, 10:22 PM
Well those groundies of hers are definitely grand slam material (the way she strikes them with ferocious pace & accuracy) & its just a matter of her controlling them at crucial times in grand slam tournaments against the top players. plus boosting her mentality & extra dimensions in her game will do a lot of good in her quest.

When she will win one? I dunno, guess she just needs more consistent results like Doha to prove her worth.

Dave.
Feb 22nd, 2008, 11:24 PM
you mean in dubs, right? :tape:

Her only real chance is in singles (as she is a full time singles player). If she can't win in singles there's no way she will in doubles.

serena_fan
Feb 28th, 2008, 01:12 PM
hhhhhhhhhhhhmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm......... ............. NO

ce
Feb 28th, 2008, 01:19 PM
she has shots deffo but its her mind thta hurts her
i think she is gonna win Games this year,dont know why,if she is heatlhy :confused:

samsam4087
Feb 28th, 2008, 01:25 PM
she has shots deffo but its her mind thta hurts her
i think she is gonna win Games this year,dont know why,if she is heatlhy :confused:

I think she will win one this year.

:worship::worship::worship:

HAOCHEN-GOAT
Feb 28th, 2008, 03:06 PM
She can beat every player when she is on. She starts to be more confortable, more confident. She ever had the game; not the mind. I love her character though. Its tough to win 7 matches in a row. But she has shown, for example last year IW, she can do it. She just has to go match per match. So, definitely, she has the ability.

UncleZeke
Feb 28th, 2008, 03:12 PM
she has the ability.

samsam4087
Aug 30th, 2008, 04:37 AM
She can beat every player when she is on. She starts to be more confortable, more confident. She ever had the game; not the mind. I love her character though. Its tough to win 7 matches in a row. But she has shown, for example last year IW, she can do it. She just has to go match per match. So, definitely, she has the ability.

yes, she is playing so well in US Open now.

:worship::worship::worship:

enchantrezz
Aug 30th, 2008, 04:40 AM
If she's the favorite to win the match, she gets tight. But if she's playing an opponent who is a favorite, she usually steps up and make an upset.

Pasta-Na
Aug 30th, 2008, 04:42 AM
yes, she is playing so well in US Open now.

:worship::worship::worship:

samsam is alive :eek:

samsam4087
Jan 28th, 2010, 02:18 PM
Na Li is playing so well now. Better luck next time.

Ellery
Jan 28th, 2010, 02:21 PM
:lol:

Noctis
Jan 28th, 2010, 02:34 PM
Shes going to get a bigger serve.As she said more practice
and be more consistent less error will make her a grandlsma champion sh

Blackeagle
Jan 28th, 2010, 02:37 PM
Let's be honest. She has a great talent and AO SF is something we should all respect. But..She never faced a player who is on top form (like Henin , Wickmayer , Azarenka , Zvonareva....)

She def. Erakovic (not a big deal) , she saved 2 MP's against Szavay , she def. Hantuchova (error machine just like Li Na...maybe worse) , she def. 3 winners Wozniacki , old and lazy Venus..and has lost against mummy Serena.

She can win tournaments like Indian Wells , Miami or Tokyo..(i still have doubts but whatever) but if we're talking about winning a slam ; my vote is NO. Absoultely not....

Eduardo Oliveira
Jan 28th, 2010, 03:00 PM
If she plays like this AO, YES :D

ce
Jan 28th, 2010, 03:08 PM
she has shots deffo but its her mind thta hurts her
i think she is gonna win Games this year,dont know why,if she is heatlhy :confused:

i was close :rolls:
she was 4. in Beijing :lol:

Sombrerero loco
Jan 28th, 2010, 03:14 PM
she doesnt have the regularity to achieve this...

flyingmachine
Jan 28th, 2010, 03:44 PM
I think she is doing very well to achieve this level. She is too inconsistent and too much error to be at the next level ie. GS Champions. So at the moment at best for her is to win IW or beijing. However, she can improve things like the serve which I think she got the strength to have a big serve also you need real weapons to be at the top and at the moment she doesn't have a real weapon.

Lulu.
Jan 28th, 2010, 06:04 PM
She does have the ability but I can't see her ever winning one.

Rex59
Jan 28th, 2010, 06:08 PM
If she ceases to donate points on a recurring basis, whipping herself, she surely can. Her serve is decent, net play sporadic, but her groundstrokes are good enough to keep her out of harm's way, provided she is consistent with same. She's more than capable.

ChriS.
Jan 28th, 2010, 07:01 PM
Yes she can if she stays injury free and can continue to improve mentally. As the underdog she is very tough. She came very very close yesterday to beating Serena, Venus and Caroline which would have been amazing. I am sure no one would want to face her in a final. However, if she is expected to win then will not. I think she is starting to improve now with her current coaching.

SoClose
Feb 25th, 2010, 11:39 AM
No!

ZODIAC
Feb 25th, 2010, 11:55 AM
she wont win a first slam at 29yrs too old plus she is injury prone soon she will disappear for months only to resurface at Wimbledon...thats no recipe for winning big.

Elisse
Feb 25th, 2010, 12:04 PM
I think of all the 'Golden Flowers' Na has the most potential to win a Slam. But saying that, in reality I can't see her beating the likes of the Williams sisters, Kim, Justine in order to get the title.

Would love to see her win a Slam though!! :worship:

kwilliams
Feb 25th, 2010, 12:05 PM
She's great when she's on but I agree with many other posters. She's too inconsistent and she's no spring chicken. She may have improved with age but it would be a hell of a push to take the next couple of steps.

tennisbum79
Feb 25th, 2010, 01:10 PM
Yes.
She has the abilities to challenge top players and has won against them.

AnnaK_4ever
Feb 25th, 2010, 01:25 PM
She's 28 and has never been to a tier II final. Go figure.

pwayne
Feb 25th, 2010, 01:28 PM
Na is too inconsistent with her style of play. If her groundstrokes are finding the mark, she can defeat anyone in the Top 10 but if her groundstrokes are producing unforced errors, she can lose to a player that is below 100.

Shaun:::
Feb 25th, 2010, 01:51 PM
oh......i'm just dream about Na can get a tier I tournament's title:lol:

The Witch-king
Feb 25th, 2010, 01:54 PM
Hell to the NAw

Beny
Feb 25th, 2010, 02:10 PM
No.

She´s like Schnyder, Safarova, Radwanska...talent but defo not a slam winner,never

iyadakat
Feb 25th, 2010, 02:20 PM
No.

Chrissie-fan
Feb 25th, 2010, 02:45 PM
I admire her ambition, and I would be happy for her if she did - but no, I can't see it happen.

ZODIAC
Feb 25th, 2010, 02:58 PM
her run to the AO10 is flukish,see her lose early or disappear from tennis for months.She is injury prone and is just not consistent.I think Zheng is more consistent than Li she doesnt make as many errors plus she plays consistently all year..

Szavay #1
Feb 25th, 2010, 09:39 PM
i think she can but li would need some luck too (draws opening up, injuries to a couple of main contenders).

The Daviator
Feb 25th, 2010, 09:45 PM
I could see her stealing one, yes. She has the abiliy to take out top players, she's shown that numerous times, all she needs is one big win and a nice draw and she can do it.

Ryan
Feb 25th, 2010, 11:00 PM
I will stop watching tennis if she ever wins a Grand Slam in singles. So I hope she never does, and I really cant see it happening anyway.

DOUBLEFIST
Feb 26th, 2010, 01:21 AM
If all the players in the tourney play to their potential..., no. She does not have the ability to win a slam.

tennisbum79
Feb 26th, 2010, 01:24 AM
I will stop watching tennis if she ever wins a Grand Slam in singles. So I hope she never does, and I really cant see it happening anyway.
That is quite a statement
Why will you stop watching tennis if she wins a GS?

Do you have some personal problem with her?

C.MARTINEZ
Feb 26th, 2010, 01:25 AM
never :lol:

Ryan
Feb 26th, 2010, 02:36 AM
That is quite a statement
Why will you stop watching tennis if she wins a GS?

Do you have some personal problem with her?


I think Na's game is the epitome of brainless tennis, and I find it painful to watch her play. Nothing personal about her as a person, just as a robotic mindless tennis player. ;)

Lord Choc Ice
Feb 26th, 2010, 02:49 AM
Come on you guys. :lol: Na is not going to win a Grand Slam. The very idea is ridiculous.

Brooklyn90
Feb 26th, 2010, 02:55 AM
Mentally she's not tough enough. Game wise possibly.

samsam4087
Jan 16th, 2011, 12:04 PM
Na Li will win a slam.

InsideOut.
Jan 16th, 2011, 12:06 PM
Yes, well said

:worship::worship:

Srex
Jan 16th, 2011, 12:10 PM
anything can happen especially in womens tennis :D

Safe-From-Harm
Jan 16th, 2011, 12:11 PM
Why not.

samsam4087
Jan 25th, 2011, 05:02 AM
Well done Na Li, she is playing so well in AO2011

samsam4087
Jan 27th, 2011, 01:11 PM
Well done Li Na, she will win on this Saturday.

Kworb
Jan 27th, 2011, 04:26 PM
Do it Na :bounce:

Noctis
Jan 27th, 2011, 04:29 PM
Well done Li Na, she will win on this Saturday.
She will not
Kim hand her double bagels on a plate

Sam your threads is a curse
you lifted it again just in time
by bye Na

samsam4087
Jan 28th, 2011, 12:31 AM
Do it Na :bounce:

Yes, well said.

:worship::worship::worship:

debby
Jan 28th, 2011, 12:56 AM
Spam spam you are such a jinxer :sobbing:

You are epic.

M.P
Jan 28th, 2011, 01:22 AM
you better delete this thread right now :secret:
otherwise Lena will blame you hard

Lin Lin
Jan 28th, 2011, 01:25 AM
I somehow feel she will lose to Kim tomorrow:lol:

Beny
Jan 28th, 2011, 01:28 AM
No.

She´s like Schnyder, Safarova, Radwanska...talent but defo not a slam winner,never

While I still think Na will not win a slam (in her career), I wouldnt use such strong words today. Thats because of the date. After seeing Schiavone win a slam, I believe anyone on WTA can win a slam. It takes good nerves. They all can play tennis. But not always in the final of a slam. Schiavone played her very best when it most mattered.

I think Na can not do it.

(Clijster´s mental strength>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Stosur´s mental strength)

samsam4087
Jun 3rd, 2011, 04:09 AM
She will win French Open 2011 tomorrow.

Pasta-Na
Jun 3rd, 2011, 04:23 AM
:oh:

Alarmed
Jun 3rd, 2011, 04:46 AM
While I still think Na will not win a slam (in her career),

Where else is she supposed to win a slam?

Na GOAT

BlueTrees
Jun 3rd, 2011, 04:47 AM
:oh:

smiletime
Jun 3rd, 2011, 05:14 AM
She will win French Open 2011 tomorrow.

I hope so:)

Lin Lin
Jun 3rd, 2011, 05:24 AM
:unsure:

18majors
Jun 3rd, 2011, 05:51 AM
Of course!

the jamierbelyea
Jun 3rd, 2011, 05:57 AM
I will stop watching tennis if she ever wins a Grand Slam in singles. So I hope she never does, and I really cant see it happening anyway.

:tape: Potentially a big day on Saturday then. Hopefully Na doesn't feel the pressure for this big occasion for you.

samsam4087
Jun 3rd, 2011, 07:45 AM
:tape: Potentially a big day on Saturday then. Hopefully Na doesn't feel the pressure for this big occasion for you.

Yes, well said.
:worship::worship::worship:

samsam4087
Jun 4th, 2011, 11:04 PM
Well done Na Li, you did it!!!

Noctis
Jun 5th, 2011, 12:02 AM
Li BREAKS SamSam curse :worship:

fantic
Jun 5th, 2011, 01:18 AM
I will stop watching tennis if she ever wins a Grand Slam in singles. So I hope she never does, and I really cant see it happening anyway.

:sobbing:

Kworb
Jun 5th, 2011, 01:44 AM
Goodbye Ryan :sad:

Noctis
Jun 5th, 2011, 01:51 AM
Bye Bye Ryan Can i be Mod now ? :sad:

eck
Jun 5th, 2011, 02:04 AM
140 people were wrong :angel:

Ralph214
Jun 5th, 2011, 02:08 AM
I will stop watching tennis if she ever wins a Grand Slam in singles. So I hope she never does, and I really cant see it happening anyway.

:bigwave:

tennisbum79
Jun 5th, 2011, 02:16 AM
I will stop watching tennis if she ever wins a Grand Slam in singles. So I hope she never does, and I really cant see it happening anyway.
Am I mistaken or you posted something congtatulating Na Lin in another thread?

If not, wil you still reamin mod on the TF if you no longer watch tennis?

tennisbum79
Jun 5th, 2011, 02:19 AM
140 people were wrong :angel:
I am proud to say that I was among those who predicted her win some day.

Ellery
Jun 5th, 2011, 03:11 AM
Bye Ryan :tears:

Potato
Jun 5th, 2011, 03:13 AM
Ryan :wavey:

fantic
Jun 5th, 2011, 03:41 AM
but Ryan can still be a mod? Is watching tennis a prerequisite for being a mod? :sobbing:

ElusiveChanteuse
Jun 5th, 2011, 03:41 AM
Did Ryan got a ban?:lol:

CrossCourt~Rally
Jun 5th, 2011, 03:42 AM
:oh:

fantic
Jun 5th, 2011, 03:48 AM
Ryan you can still watch...

the posts here :sobbing:

longtin23
Jun 5th, 2011, 06:08 AM
ooops 141 people are wrong...

eck
Jun 5th, 2011, 07:23 AM
Am I mistaken or you posted something congtatulating Na Lin in another thread?

If not, wil you still reamin mod on the TF if you no longer watch tennis?

I think he said he became a fan of Li after that performance.

eck
Jun 5th, 2011, 07:24 AM
:lol: someone put no today after her win :spit:

Tennisation
Jun 5th, 2011, 07:34 AM
I am Ryan's lawyer and I'm here to represent my client on his behalf. I demand that his ban on watching tennis ever again be lifted due to the fact that the question stated "Do you think Na Li has the ability to win a grand slam?" Na Li has won a slam but not a grand slam. Until then my client has the right to watch tennis until Na Li has achieved the grand slam.

Mistress of Evil
Jun 5th, 2011, 08:02 AM
I am Ryan's lawyer and I'm here to represent my client on his behalf. I demand that his ban on watching tennis ever again be lifted due to the fact that the question stated "Do you think Na Li has the ability to win a grand slam?" Na Li has won a slam but not a grand slam. Until then my client has the right to watch tennis until Na Li has achieved the grand slam.

He is in law school as far as I remember :shrug: so he can take care of himself

zhengjieforever
Jun 5th, 2011, 08:04 AM
:lol: someone put no today after her win :spit:

i know -facepalm- :lol:

it was at 140 after the match ended...

pancake
Jun 5th, 2011, 08:14 AM
:spit: What?!?! :lol: ...no

LOL @ your signature, how about quoting yourself NOW?
With the :spit: and :lol:, you're just as ignorant as the people saying 'pushers' cannot be no.1. Don't you think your horse is too high for you?

Boxuan
Jun 5th, 2011, 09:15 AM
I prefer she could reach the YEC firstly.

Funny thing is, Na even won her first slam before reaching a YEC. After ignored by the one upstairs all these years, she was finally noticed and got cut a big fat slice.

silverwhite
Jun 5th, 2011, 10:39 AM
but Ryan can still be a mod? Is watching tennis a prerequisite for being a mod? :sobbing:

Good point. He can still be a mod without watching tennis :oh:

samsam4087
Jun 5th, 2011, 11:04 AM
I am Ryan's lawyer and I'm here to represent my client on his behalf. I demand that his ban on watching tennis ever again be lifted due to the fact that the question stated "Do you think Na Li has the ability to win a grand slam?" Na Li has won a slam but not a grand slam. Until then my client has the right to watch tennis until Na Li has achieved the grand slam.

:lol::lol::lol:

samsam4087
Jun 5th, 2011, 11:08 AM
Goodbye Ryan

Libertango
Jun 5th, 2011, 11:34 AM
Judging by some of the posts/people on this board, I don't think actually watching tennis is a pre-requisite for ANYONE, mod or not.

;)

Polikarpov
Jun 5th, 2011, 11:38 AM
samsam4087 :worship:

samsam4087
Jun 8th, 2011, 04:19 PM
samsam4087 :worship:

:worship::worship::worship:

miffedmax
Jun 8th, 2011, 04:28 PM
No, never. And this poll will never be as great as the Elena past her peak one, either.

Chrissie-fan
Jun 8th, 2011, 05:50 PM
Carl Maes - former coach of Clijsters and ex-big shot at the LTA is now a sometime commentator on Belgian television. His co-commentator Sabine Appelmans remarked during Li's quarter final match that it was Li's big dream to win the tournament. Maes said, "and a dream it will remain." :lol:

metamorpha
Jun 8th, 2011, 06:32 PM
I will stop watching tennis if she ever wins a Grand Slam in singles. So I hope she never does, and I really cant see it happening anyway.

:facepalm: :facepalm:

LOL :haha:

You would never know with Li Na back then. She does have big weapons, her forehand and backhand. But she's volatile, inconsistent and rather one-dimensional. Her chance is 50:50 to win a slam.

Betten
Jun 8th, 2011, 07:19 PM
Carl Maes - former coach of Clijsters and ex-big shot at the LTA is now a sometime commentator on Belgian television. His co-commentator Sabine Appelmans remarked during Li's quarter final match that it was Li's big dream to win the tournament. Maes said, "and a dream it will remain." :lol:

Huh? I never knew these two have commented together on a match; it is usually a journalist (Gerlo, Van Meensel and Gommé) accompanied by a co-commentator (Appelmans, Maes, Callens and occasionally Monami). Are you sure about this?

And Maes is working with Clijsters again - I wonder how that will turn out.

SAISAI-GOAT
Jun 8th, 2011, 07:53 PM
Maes :rolleyes: :bigwave:

Na's achieved her dream while Maes is forever a MUG :spit:

Chrissie-fan
Jun 8th, 2011, 08:07 PM
Huh? I never knew these two have commented together on a match; it is usually a journalist (Gerlo, Van Meensel and Gommé) accompanied by a co-commentator (Appelmans, Maes, Callens and occasionally Monami). Are you sure about this?
No, I'm not sure. I watched the tennis on Eurosport and switched to vrt (or canvas) for one or two minutes during a commercial. It definitely was Maes who made that remark and I thought I recognized Appelmans as well, but it could have been another female I suppose.

samsam4087
Jun 10th, 2011, 08:02 PM
No, never. And this poll will never be as great as the Elena past her peak one, either.

Yes, well said.

:worship::worship::worship:

samsam4087
Jan 24th, 2013, 05:12 AM
Na Li will win Australian Open 2013.

Lin Lin
Jan 24th, 2013, 05:15 AM
I will stop watching tennis if she ever wins a Grand Slam in singles.???

Are these people still here?:eek:

Pasta-Na
Jan 24th, 2013, 05:15 AM
I will stop watching tennis if she ever wins a Grand Slam in singles.???

Are these people still here?:eek:

Fat-Shu :cheer:

Kworb
Jan 24th, 2013, 10:37 AM
Second Slam for Na Li. :worship: Coming for those double digits. :worship:

Lord Choc Ice
Jan 24th, 2013, 12:01 PM
I was a total naysayer, but to be fair, at the time this thread was made (and a long time after it was made as well) Li was just a random top 20 player. Still, it's good she's proven that you can break through at quite an advanced age :oh:.

samsam4087
Jan 20th, 2014, 03:12 AM
I believe Li Na will win Australian Open 2014.

malarkist
Jan 20th, 2014, 03:15 AM
na better win this shit and save the wta, save tennis and save the world!

tennisphilia
Jan 20th, 2014, 03:23 AM
Do you mean a single Slam, or the Grand Slam (holding 4 GS titles at once). Single Slam - yes. Grand Slam - no.

tennisphilia
Jan 20th, 2014, 03:29 AM
na better win this shit and save the wta, save tennis and save the world!

I don't agree, kabayan. It would be good for tennis for NA to win the Grand Slam of the Asia Pacific. But then, who's to say that it's a better result than either Bouchard / Stephens / even Halep from the new generation winning? Or Azarenka doing a three-peat? Or even Ana adding a 2nd GS to her career?

Tennis is more than about one person winning.

Uncle Jason
Jan 20th, 2014, 03:44 AM
All the posters who are still replying after all these years, I think you are cute......including me = =

Utautai
Jan 20th, 2014, 03:45 AM
samsam Lin Lin :bigwave: :cheer:

Lin Lin
Jan 20th, 2014, 04:11 AM
Me?:unsure:

smiletime
Jan 20th, 2014, 12:56 PM
hhahahahaahahhahaha

samsam4087
Jan 21st, 2014, 01:21 AM
Well done, Li Na!!

samsam4087
Jan 25th, 2014, 10:24 AM
Well done Li Na, congratulation!!

samsam4087
Jan 25th, 2014, 10:35 AM
Na Li will win more slams!

Potato
Jan 25th, 2014, 10:38 AM
samsam :worship:

moby
Jan 25th, 2014, 10:56 AM
Thank god for samsam that not everyone is a complete flop like Demented. :worship: :worship: :worship:

samsam4087
Jan 25th, 2014, 11:03 AM
Thank god for samsam that not everyone is a complete flop like Demented. :worship: :worship: :worship:

:worship::worship::worship:

I_CLAUDIA_1961
Jan 25th, 2014, 11:05 AM
Welp, Na Li won 2 thus far :oh: ...

Mynarco
Jan 25th, 2014, 11:07 AM
I will stop watching tennis if she ever wins a Grand Slam in singles. So I hope she never does, and I really cant see it happening anyway.

Uh oh Ryan :oh:

BlueTrees
Jan 25th, 2014, 11:07 AM
No

pancake
Jan 25th, 2014, 11:40 AM
Uh oh Ryan :oh:

:oh: He probably couldn't see he would be talking in the Grindr thread one day either :oh:.

Kiki4Ever
Jan 25th, 2014, 12:52 PM
Absolutely NO! She cake-walked through the draw for a major, enough said, next slam she would probably flop btwn 1st and 3rd rounds :lol:

A Magicman
Jan 25th, 2014, 01:15 PM
Call me crazy, but I think she even has a shot at THE Grand Slam in my opinion. She won the French before and can do well in Wimbledon and having cut down her UE-error ration dramatically, I wouldn't be too surprised if the went to the US Open with 3 in her bag from this year.

Almost certainly becoming #2 in the rankings she will avoid Serena in the next 2 slams until the final.

And if she continues hitting like in the 2nd set, it is going to be very hard to beat her.

samsam4087
Jan 25th, 2014, 01:21 PM
Call me crazy, but I think she even has a shot at THE Grand Slam in my opinion. She won the French before and can do well in Wimbledon and having cut down her UE-error ration dramatically, I wouldn't be too surprised if the went to the US Open with 3 in her bag from this year.

Almost certainly becoming #2 in the rankings she will avoid Serena in the next 2 slams until the final.

And if she continues hitting like in the 2nd set, it is going to be very hard to beat her.

Yes, we'll said.

:worship::worship::worship:

jalusbrian
Jan 25th, 2014, 01:23 PM
Do you think Na Li has the ability to win a grand slam?

:confused::confused::confused:

2014...and id say YES! :bounce: :bounce:

TennisGrandSlam
Jan 25th, 2014, 01:24 PM
2 Slam is enough for her, but I think she my try her best to get more until retirement!

jalusbrian
Jan 25th, 2014, 01:24 PM
Absolutely NO! She cake-walked through the draw for a major, enough said, next slam she would probably flop btwn 1st and 3rd rounds :lol:


#epicfail! :devil:

adrian_106
Jan 25th, 2014, 01:25 PM
Call me crazy, but I think she even has a shot at THE Grand Slam in my opinion. She won the French before and can do well in Wimbledon and having cut down her UE-error ration dramatically, I wouldn't be too surprised if the went to the US Open with 3 in her bag from this year.

Almost certainly becoming #2 in the rankings she will avoid Serena in the next 2 slams until the final.

And if she continues hitting like in the 2nd set, it is going to be very hard to beat her.

This helps a lot actually :bounce::bounce: If Vika continues to play like shit Li Na probably could enter at least finals of all slams:devil:

jalusbrian
Jan 25th, 2014, 01:26 PM
Do you think Na Li has the ability to win a grand slam?

:confused::confused::confused:

this thread is NOW an historical/hysterical curiosity! :devil:

naaussiechamp
Jan 25th, 2014, 02:49 PM
I think she will end her career with 4 or 5 slams, and while I like Na that is a sad testement to the current WTA. I would never say Na is a better player than say Sabatini, who won only 1. I guess it just depends when you are born.

spencercarlos
Jan 25th, 2014, 02:58 PM
I think she will end her career with 4 or 5 slams, and while I like Na that is a sad testement to the current WTA. I would never say Na is a better player than say Sabatini, who won only 1. I guess it just depends when you are born.
She has got them, 2 already, but Gaby still has a lot more bigger titles.

She got to two slams by beating the likes of Schiavone and Cibulkova, compare that to facing a GOAT candidate Graf in all of your finals :eek:

naaussiechamp
Jan 25th, 2014, 03:01 PM
She has got them, 2 already, but Gaby still has a lot more bigger titles.

She got to two slams by beating the likes of Schiavone and Razzano, compare that to facing a GOAT candidate Graf in all of your finals :eek:

You are right. That is what I mean though, it is a shame she already has more slams than someone like Sabatini, and will probably end up with the better career (even if you could argue for Sabatini now inspite of the 1 slam vs 2, when Na wins a 3rd slam it will be hard to argue otherwise, and lets face it, she probably will do atleast that). Then again Sabatini played at an unusually hard time. There are probably lots of players in tennis history with more big titles than in reality she is probably better than.

Hazelwood
Jan 25th, 2014, 03:10 PM
Do you think Na Li has the ability to win a grand slam?

:confused::confused::confused:


Don't be silly.

Hazelwood
Jan 25th, 2014, 03:13 PM
Call me crazy, but I think she even has a shot at THE Grand Slam in my opinion. She won the French before and can do well in Wimbledon and having cut down her UE-error ration dramatically, I wouldn't be too surprised if the went to the US Open with 3 in her bag from this year.

Almost certainly becoming #2 in the rankings she will avoid Serena in the next 2 slams until the final.

And if she continues hitting like in the 2nd set, it is going to be very hard to beat her.

Don't be silly.

flippyflippy
Jan 25th, 2014, 03:27 PM
No she'll never win a slam.

naaussiechamp
Jan 25th, 2014, 03:35 PM
I think Na can win the French this year. If she does that you know the media would hype the Grand Slam possability, just as they did with Capriati in 2001 (when people who know squat all about tennis knew there was no hope of either doing it). She will almost certainly not win Wimbledon though, and the balloon of silliness will be pricked.

Viktymise
Jan 25th, 2014, 03:52 PM
I think Na can win the French this year.

She won't.

In fairness, the game has changed immeasurably since this thread was made. Back at the start of 2008 I never would have pegged Li for a slam, but a lot of the people we thought would be contending for slams in the years following 2008 either got injured, unmotivated or just disappeared completely. And the young generations who broke through since then have been more than questionable for a number of reasons.

But Li has admirably improved her consistency over the years, stuck with it despite being clearly not being a proper contender for most of her career, and has taken most of the chances which have come her way. I don't view her skill set any better than I do the likes of Safina or Dementieva, but she has her two slams and they have none. Case closed.

naaussiechamp
Jan 25th, 2014, 03:54 PM
We will see if she wont. The French is probably the easiest slam for her to win, even more than the Australian. Serena is still far more beatable on clay than any other surface, despite her great 2013. Maria winning any other slam right now isnt easy to see. The rest of the top players kind of suck there, Stosur isnt a top player anymore.

My gut feeling is strong that she will win this years French for her 3rd slam.

Viktymise
Jan 25th, 2014, 03:58 PM
Li always plays well in Australia. Her good form here was a given. What is less of a given is her making it deep into every slam she plays, as in evidence by her slam record over the past few years.

GameSetJJ
Jan 25th, 2014, 03:59 PM
The French this year is a big possibility, I think winning the first slam of the year is a bigger confidence boost than any other slam, it's like you're taking no prisoners hehe

Plus her movement on clay is just orgasmic, some of those sliding net shots :hearts:

She beat so many top players in her 2011 run, impressive really.

samsam4087
Feb 3rd, 2014, 01:53 AM
The French this year is a big possibility, I think winning the first slam of the year is a bigger confidence boost than any other slam, it's like you're taking no prisoners hehe

Plus her movement on clay is just orgasmic, some of those sliding net shots :hearts:

She beat so many top players in her 2011 run, impressive really.

Yes, well said.

:worship::worship::worship:

AcesHigh
Feb 3rd, 2014, 02:31 AM
She won't.

In fairness, the game has changed immeasurably since this thread was made. Back at the start of 2008 I never would have pegged Li for a slam, but a lot of the people we thought would be contending for slams in the years following 2008 either got injured, unmotivated or just disappeared completely. And the young generations who broke through since then have been more than questionable for a number of reasons.

But Li has admirably improved her consistency over the years, stuck with it despite being clearly not being a proper contender for most of her career, and has taken most of the chances which have come her way. I don't view her skill set any better than I do the likes of Safina or Dementieva, but she has her two slams and they have none. Case closed.

This definitely. I didn't think the tour was going to be where it is now. That all be said. Congrats to Li

GameSetJJ
Feb 3rd, 2014, 02:35 AM
The first few pages of this thread are soooo hilarious.

Some people are in need of serious :help:

moby
Feb 3rd, 2014, 02:52 AM
I don't view her skill set any better than I do the likes of Safina or Dementieva, but she has her two slams and they have none. Case closed.
I do. Safina was a mediocre athlete; Demented had no serve, no backhand, and no mental strength. Both played somewhat defensive grinding games.

Safina and Dementieva "peaked" in 08-09 when the tour was even weaker than it is now and still couldn't get the job done. That should say something.

SAFAROVA_IS_GOAT
Feb 3rd, 2014, 02:54 AM
I don't think many could have predicted someone could win a slam without facing a top 20 player or GS champion

I mean it simply cannot be stressed enough how historically weak that is, the thought of that happening was simply unfathomable not to long ago.
Li's AO 2014 has quite simply set the bar in terms of weakness,
the question is can it really get worse?
Is someone going to win a slam without facing a top 30 player?

moby
Feb 3rd, 2014, 03:04 AM
I don't think many could have predicted someone could win a slam without facing a top 20 player or GS champion

I mean it simply cannot be stressed enough how historically weak that is, the thought of that happening was simply unfathomable not to long ago.
Li's AO 2014 has quite simply set the bar in terms of weakness,
the question is can it really get worse?
Is someone going to win a slam without facing a top 30 player?

I thought Azarenka set the bar in AO 2013. The only top 25 player she beat was Li Na, who you have already established is a hack, and it still took her two falls, a twisted ankle, and a head concussion to beat this hack in three sets.

SAFAROVA_IS_GOAT
Feb 3rd, 2014, 03:09 AM
I thought Azarenka set the bar in AO 2013. The only top 25 player she beat was Li Na, who you have already established is a hack, and it still took her two falls, a twisted ankle, and a head concussion to beat this hack in three sets.

Eh Victoria's draw up to the F was Li-esque but in the end she defeated a top 10 player and GS champion no matter how you spin it, so it can't go down as historically weak in the record books.

Now in 2013 Marion did set the bar by not defeating a single top 10 player, and then Li set it again at the AO 2014 by not defeating a single top 20 player. There's simply no way of spinning these two results as not being historically weak.

As for Li being a hack, I never said that. She's a good player, she won her first slam with a pretty good draw outside of facing a scrub in the final.
I just question her ability on the biggest stages against real champions, she bottles it almost every time as the AO Final against Clijsters showed, the AO final against Azarenka you mentioned, the USO SF against Serena, and the YEC F against Serena

It's no coincidence she won the two slams where she faced Cibulkova/Schiavone in the final as opposed to Clijsters/Azarenka

AcesHigh
Feb 3rd, 2014, 03:13 AM
I do. Safina was a mediocre athlete; Demented had no serve, no backhand, and no mental strength. Both played somewhat defensive grinding games.

Safina and Dementieva "peaked" in 08-09 when the tour was even weaker than it is now and still couldn't get the job done. That should say something.

Do you REALLY think the tour was weaker then??

SAFAROVA_IS_GOAT
Feb 3rd, 2014, 03:15 AM
Do you REALLY think the tour was weaker then??

Yeah that's a questionable statement, players weren't winning GS with these historically weak draws back then at least.

For sure 2012 was stronger than those years but 2013 and 2014 haven't lived up to what that year promised.

moby
Feb 3rd, 2014, 03:17 AM
Eh Victoria's draw up to the F was Li-esque but in the end she defeated a top 10 player and GS champion no matter how you spin it, so it can't go down as historically weak in the record books.

Now in 2013 Marion did set the bar by not defeating a single top 10 player, and then Li set it again at the AO 2014 by not defeating a single top 20 player.

As for Li being a hack, I never said that. She's a good player, she won her first slam with a pretty good draw outside of facing a scrub in the final.
I just question her ability on the biggest stages against real champions, she bottles it almost every time as the AO Final against Clijsters showed, the AO final against Azarenka you mentioned, the USO SF against Serena, and the YEC F against Serena

It's no coincidence she won the two slams where she faced Cibulkova/Schiavone in the final as opposed to Clijsters/AzarenkaShe had easy final opponents, but first of all, as you said, she's already proven herself by having a good run against a fairly tough draw (beating 4 top 10 players - the defending champion - who yes, is kind of scrub-ish, but was nonetheless in top 10 form and on a 13 match winning streak at the tournament and Azarenka, Kvitova, Sharapova, all of who would go on to win slams in the next 12 months.) Arguably the toughest draw to a slam win in the last 5 years.

Clijsters played a very good strategic match against Li Na in the 2011 final, and there's no doubt that she's overall a better player than Na. The Azarenka match was more inexplicable, because IMO she is a better player than Vika, but Vika is mentally stronger and had a much easier road to the final. The falls in the final against Vika were possibly proof of the physical exhaustion.

As for Serena, who's beaten her in a big match in recent times? Not Vika, not Maria, not Li.

moby
Feb 3rd, 2014, 03:18 AM
Do you REALLY think the tour was weaker then??Yes. It's still Serena and the seven dwarfs. Except now we have slightly taller dwarfs like Victoria, Maria, and Na.

AcesHigh
Feb 3rd, 2014, 03:30 AM
Yes. It's still Serena and the seven dwarfs. Except now we have slightly taller dwarfs like Victoria, Maria, and Na.

Maria and Victoria are both playing terribly right now.

Each player in 2008 had to play a much higher level of tennis to achieve their slams than required the last two years. Sharapova at AO, Ana at RG, Venus at Wimbledon and Serena at USO. During 2009, Dementieva, Safina, Venus all played fairly well and Kim made her comeback at USO 2009.

I don't think there's a comparison.

jalusbrian
Feb 3rd, 2014, 03:34 AM
Hell NO!!!!

Hell yes! Na proves the doubters wrong :(

moby
Feb 3rd, 2014, 03:40 AM
Maria and Victoria are both playing terribly right now.

Each player in 2008 had to play a much higher level of tennis to achieve their slams than required the last two years. Sharapova at AO, Ana at RG, Venus at Wimbledon and Serena at USO. During 2009, Dementieva, Safina, Venus all played fairly well and Kim made her comeback at USO 2009.

I don't think there's a comparison.They are not playing that terribly. They did give Serena some tough matches in Brisbane, and Serena is as good as she's ever been outside the slams.

OK, 2008 was OK outside of clay, you are right. Although Ivanovic was possibly the first person to start the the trend of weak draws to slam wins. I don't think any one she played in her run had even played a slam final before that tournament.

But I think the fact that Safina remained a dominant force, and Wozniacki's rise says a lot about 2009. I'm not saying the last 2 years is WTA peak, it's still weak times, and Serena's unchallenged dominance even though she's past her peak yearskind of proves it. But at least there's Serena, and she's playing well and consistently and a full schedule.

jalusbrian
Feb 3rd, 2014, 03:43 AM
:sad:She had easy final opponents, but first of all, as you said, she's already proven herself by having a good run against a fairly tough draw (beating 4 top 10 players - the defending champion - who yes, is kind of scrub-ish, but was nonetheless in top 10 form and on a 13 match winning streak at the tournament and Azarenka, Kvitova, Sharapova, all of who would go on to win slams in the next 12 months.) Arguably the toughest draw to a slam win in the last 5 years.

Clijsters played a very good strategic match against Li Na in the 2011 final, and there's no doubt that she's overall a better player than Na. The Azarenka match was more inexplicable, because IMO she is a better player than Vika, but Vika is mentally stronger and had a much easier road to the final. The falls in the final against Vika were possibly proof of the physical exhaustion.

As for Serena, who's beaten her in a big match in recent times? Not Vika, not Maria, not Li.

The attacks in Li Na's ability looks embarrassing coming from supposed tennis fans . AO 2011 li nasse easing ahead when someone in the crowd called out and upset her game. Being a new slam finalist , this proves sufficient to end her run at the title . When RG 2011 someone again Cried out on Chinese and disturbed her serve . This time she kept her composure and won the title . 2012 AO Li Na was again winning when she slip and fell.... Twice! This upset her game far more and allowed azarenka to win'.
This thread is now history : a curious relic from the days the pundits didn't believe an Asian outsider could win a single as slam ... :)

AcesHigh
Feb 3rd, 2014, 03:48 AM
They are not playing that terribly. They did give Serena some tough matches in Brisbane, and Serena is as good as she's ever been outside the slams.

OK, 2008 was OK outside of clay, you are right. Although Ivanovic was possibly the first person to start the the trend of weak draws to slam wins. I don't think any one she played in her run had even played a slam final before that tournament.

But I think the fact that Safina remained a dominant force, and Wozniacki's rise says a lot about 2009.

Yes, but neither player won a slam :shrug: Safina was capable of playing high-quality tennis but was always stopped by a superior player. Additionally, Serena was healthy for all 4 slams in 2009, only thwarted by incredible matches by Kuzy and Clijsters.

Were 2008 or 2009 great? Of course not. But I think right now we're in the all-time low category for the last 4 slams.

SAFAROVA_IS_GOAT
Feb 3rd, 2014, 03:52 AM
She had easy final opponents, but first of all, as you said, she's already proven herself by having a good run against a fairly tough draw (beating 4 top 10 players - the defending champion - who yes, is kind of scrub-ish, but was nonetheless in top 10 form and on a 13 match winning streak at the tournament and Azarenka, Kvitova, Sharapova, all of who would go on to win slams in the next 12 months.) Arguably the toughest draw to a slam win in the last 5 years.She's definitely proven herself somewhat, but that doesn't mean it shouldn't be acknowledged how weak her AO 2014 was.

That would be worth pointing out even if Serena had won it with that draw.
On paper it's down there with the very weakest draws of the open era, if not the weakest.

Clijsters played a very good strategic match against Li Na in the 2011 final, and there's no doubt that she's overall a better player than Na. The Azarenka match was more inexplicable, because IMO she is a better player than Vika, but Vika is mentally stronger and had a much easier road to the final. The falls in the final against Vika were possibly proof of the physical exhaustion.If you think her bottle against Victoria was inexplicable at the time than you simply were not paying attention to that match-up.

She bottled it against Victoria in their 3 matches prior to that in 2012 in almost the exact same way.
Part of the reason why the injury/physical exhaustion arguments don't exactly resonate with me.

As for Serena, who's beaten her in a big match in recent times? Not Vika, not Maria, not Li.Fair enough.

SAFAROVA_IS_GOAT
Feb 3rd, 2014, 03:55 AM
Is interesting how many Henin fans seem to be on the Na bandwagon after she brought in Carlos btw:spit:

AcesHigh
Feb 3rd, 2014, 03:57 AM
They are not playing that terribly. They did give Serena some tough matches in Brisbane, and Serena is as good as she's ever been outside the slams.

Really? Sharapova isn't playing that terribly?
And Vika hasn't looked good since her return from injury last year :shrug: The only "tough" opponent she had on the way to her USO final was Ivanovic.

I'm not trying to denigrate Na but it's hard to contend that she hasn't benefited along with everyone else from the state of the tour right now.

SAFAROVA_IS_GOAT
Feb 3rd, 2014, 03:58 AM
Yes, but neither player won a slam :shrug: Safina was capable of playing high-quality tennis but was always stopped by a superior player. Additionally, Serena was healthy for all 4 slams in 2009, only thwarted by incredible matches by Kuzy and Clijsters.

Were 2008 or 2009 great? Of course not. But I think right now we're in the all-time low category for the last 4 slams.

FO 2013 wasn't so weak.
But yes since then it's been very disappointing for me, and two historically weak slam wins have come during this period.

moby
Feb 3rd, 2014, 03:59 AM
Is interesting how many Henin fans seem to be on the Na bandwagon btw after she brought in Carlos :spit:

I'm only on the Na bandwagon because I'm ethnic Chinese. #shameless

Not saying the Rodriguez connection doesn't help.


I'm not trying to denigrate Na but it's hard to contend that she hasn't benefited along with everyone else from the state of the tour right now.
Of course she has. Her Australian draw went from tough to weak as the tournament unfolded. But at the end of the day, like all the top seeds, she was down matchpoint in an early round match and she was the only one who didn't crumble. She could always play, but I think the mental evolution and focus is there in a way that it wasn't before and it will be nice to see where she goes from here.

I just think it's silly to compare her to Dementieva and Safina.

jalusbrian
Feb 3rd, 2014, 04:08 AM
:(She won't.

In fairness, the game has changed immeasurably since this thread was made. Back at the start of 2008 I never would have pegged Li for a slam, but a lot of the people we thought would be contending for slams in the years following 2008 either got injured, unmotivated or just disappeared completely. And the young generations who broke through since then have been more than questionable for a number of reasons.

But Li has admirably improved her consistency over the years, stuck with it despite being clearly not being a proper contender for most of her career, and has taken most of the chances which have come her way. I don't view her skill set any better than I do the likes of Safina or Dementieva, but she has her two slams and they have none. Case closed.

Don't give up your day job: over the course of 4 finals Li Na has win 2 and against some tough opponents : she is now a proper contender: which ahold tell nano other players not to give up. Things may look not promoting today , but with work , persistence and d little bit of luck things may improve for you

jalusbrian
Feb 3rd, 2014, 04:14 AM
Really? Sharapova isn't playing that terribly?
And Vika hasn't looked good since her return from injury last year :shrug: The only "tough" opponent she had on the way to her USO final was Ivanovic.

I'm not trying to denigrate Na but it's hard to contend that she hasn't benefited along with everyone else from the state of the tour right now.

It sounds as if you are belittling her : as if noone east of the Rhine is allowed to win slams.
Injuries may be plaguing people o the tour thanks to the new technology : however the big names seem to be reasonably fit and providing challenges to rising stars . Li na is a paper width from reaching world number 2 thanks to a change in coach ( is petra listening!?) and a good work ethic .

jalusbrian
Feb 3rd, 2014, 04:17 AM
I'm only on the Na bandwagon because I'm ethnic Chinese. #shameless

Not saying the Rodriguez connection doesn't help.


Of course she has. Her Australian draw went from tough to weak as the tournament unfolded. But at the end of the day, like all the top seeds, she was down matchpoint in an early round match and she was the only one who didn't crumble. She could always play, but I think the mental evolution and focus is there in a way that it wasn't before and it will be nice to see where she goes from here.

I just think it's silly to compare her to Dementieva and Safina.

'Everyone else ' has not benefited from the state of he tour : everyone else has not reached a slam final let alone won,,,, twice!

jalusbrian
Feb 3rd, 2014, 04:22 AM
Absolutely NO! She cake-walked through the draw for a major, enough said, next slam she would probably flop btwn 1st and 3rd rounds :lol:

Did she came walk they the draw in 2012? She didn't cake walk thru the draw : she played the players who were presented to her: lower ranking doesn't mean lesser player . So far of he top 10 she is one of be few with any majors . The players who won have a measure of luck on their side : when things just go their way ( eg the ivanovic williams match at AO)

jalusbrian
Feb 3rd, 2014, 04:24 AM
Call me crazy, but I think she even has a shot at THE Grand Slam in my opinion. She won the French before and can do well in Wimbledon and having cut down her UE-error ration dramatically, I wouldn't be too surprised if the went to the US Open with 3 in her bag from this year.

Almost certainly becoming #2 in the rankings she will avoid Serena in the next 2 slams until the final.

And if she continues hitting like in the 2nd set, it is going to be very hard to beat her.

At AO number 3 was also on opposite side of draw from number 1

jalusbrian
Feb 3rd, 2014, 04:26 AM
She has got them, 2 already, but Gaby still has a lot more bigger titles.

She got to two slams by beating the likes of Schiavone and Cibulkova, compare that to facing a GOAT candidate Graf in all of your finals :eek:

Graf has retired ! :help:

jalusbrian
Feb 3rd, 2014, 04:29 AM
Carl Maes - former coach of Clijsters and ex-big shot at the LTA is now a sometime commentator on Belgian television. His co-commentator Sabine Appelmans remarked during Li's quarter final match that it was Li's big dream to win the tournament. Maes said, "and a dream it will remain." :lol:

Wonder what these hotshots are saying now? Proof of count noone out !

kenjai7373
Feb 3rd, 2014, 05:29 AM
there will be more meltdown if na wins more slams :lol: loving it every second :lol:

tttwww
Feb 7th, 2014, 07:55 PM
funny

DanLovesWTA
Feb 7th, 2014, 09:19 PM
This thread is a lesson, where Never to say Never for some members.

Potato
Sep 19th, 2014, 04:32 AM
I will stop watching tennis if she ever wins a Grand Slam in singles. So I hope she never does, and I really cant see it happening anyway.

I think Na's game is the epitome of brainless tennis, and I find it painful to watch her play. Nothing personal about her as a person, just as a robotic mindless tennis player. ;)

Ryan :tears:

She became a multi-slam champ :worship:

pancake
Sep 19th, 2014, 04:39 AM
This is such a fun thread :oh:. Ok let me post some of the gems once again:

Hell NO!!!!

you mean in dubs, right? :tape:

never

:spit: What?!?! :lol: ...no

she doesnt have the regularity to achieve this...

She does have the ability but I can't see her ever winning one.

No!

Hell to the NAw

No.

She´s like Schnyder, Safarova, Radwanska...talent but defo not a slam winner,never

I will stop watching tennis if she ever wins a Grand Slam in singles. So I hope she never does, and I really cant see it happening anyway.

never :lol:

I think Na's game is the epitome of brainless tennis, and I find it painful to watch her play. Nothing personal about her as a person, just as a robotic mindless tennis player. ;)

Falling Free
Sep 19th, 2014, 04:40 AM
http://www.wtatennis.com/javaImages/e/34/0,,12781~13120526,00.jpg