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ZeroSOFInfinity
May 29th, 2009, 06:20 PM
H2H record....

Maria leads 4-0 (all wins in 2 sets)... but only on Hard and Grass courts.

They have (surprisingly) never met on clay... and have not faced each other since USO 2006 :eek:

So, who will win? Will Maria continue on? Or Li Na causing the upset?

Dinayer
May 29th, 2009, 06:22 PM
Maria

joćo.
May 29th, 2009, 06:23 PM
I think Na with a w/o or easy sets. :sad:
I hope Maria is able to rest and get ready for this big one but she seemed so tired today. :sobbing:

But then she also has the time to work ~on the grass~. :inlove:

Sharakim
May 29th, 2009, 06:24 PM
Maria will win. It won't be easy, but she's going to the 1/4 finals and maybe even the semis.

Filippo-Nastya
May 29th, 2009, 06:25 PM
Maria in 3.

Li knows that she a big chance because Maria hasn't play in the last 9 months. She will play relaxed in the 1st set and she'll win it, then she'll feel the pressure and Maria will win sets 2 and 3.

DownTheLine21
May 29th, 2009, 06:26 PM
I'm going to pick Maria in two sets, on the hunch that Na Li will be in error mode.

spiritedenergy
May 29th, 2009, 06:27 PM
are you on drugs?

ZeroSOFInfinity
May 29th, 2009, 06:28 PM
are you on drugs?

Maybe.

alfonsojose
May 29th, 2009, 06:30 PM
Li in 2. Masha is really tired :sad: but it's a good thing for her to have some matches under her belt for grass when she has better chances.

goldenlox
May 29th, 2009, 06:31 PM
All of Maria's clay matches are ugly. Against Safina or Rodina, it all looks similar.
I expect Maria to be in this match all the way, if she's okay physically.
And she'll probably play better than Li in crunch time, like against Nadia

madmax
May 29th, 2009, 06:31 PM
no chance for Na Li, she's just another Maria's toy on tour, leads H2H 4-0 and yet to lose a set to chinese:rolleyes:I think it's safe to say poor Na is practically doomed

spiritedenergy
May 29th, 2009, 06:34 PM
Maybe.

ok that explains your very weird posts lately (chinese empire?:confused:). Which drugs? Pass them on:lol:

joćo.
May 29th, 2009, 06:35 PM
I don't think it should be considered an "upset" if Na beats Maria.

Temperenka
May 29th, 2009, 06:36 PM
Either way. H2H doesn't matter right now, honestly. I said Maria in 3. Could easily be Na in 2.

ZeroSOFInfinity
May 29th, 2009, 06:40 PM
ok that explains your very weird posts lately (chinese empire?:confused:). Which drugs? Pass them on:lol:

Nope. It ain't physical :p

Noctis
May 29th, 2009, 06:49 PM
Maria in 2 Just to Put Na as underdog
(I really hope Na Wins in 2 For once in her life she needs this)

volta
May 29th, 2009, 06:55 PM
i think Maria will win in 2 :shrug:

homogenius
May 29th, 2009, 06:55 PM
If an healthy and in form Na can't beat Maria playing like she is then :help: (don't think maria will find a way to win this time, Na is not Shvedova)

Emina.
May 29th, 2009, 06:56 PM
Maria looked very tired today :sad:

Head: Na Li in 2

Heart : Masha :sad: :hug:

Polikarpov
May 29th, 2009, 06:57 PM
Depends on which type of Li Na comes out.

Coffee&TV
May 29th, 2009, 07:15 PM
Maria in 3 :eek:

:lol: at the options

Mynarco
May 29th, 2009, 07:17 PM
Na Li in 3

darkangel5452
May 29th, 2009, 07:22 PM
If an healthy and in form Na can't beat Maria playing like she is then :help: (don't think maria will find a way to win this time, Na is not Shvedova)

Maria perfectly know that, that's the reason she will play better, there is no chance in hell she win this match if she plays like today, but I'm sure she is aware, just see the kind of match she played against Petrova, it was pretty good, because it was a tough opponent.

ElusiveChanteuse
May 29th, 2009, 07:47 PM
Come on Na.:sobbing: Don't be another :cuckoo: player.:o

nfl46
May 29th, 2009, 08:06 PM
I believe Li Na will win. :)

M.P
May 29th, 2009, 08:18 PM
Li in 2 or Maira in 3

cn ireland
May 29th, 2009, 08:23 PM
I really really really want Maria to win but I think it'll be Li in 3!

Craig.
May 29th, 2009, 08:26 PM
I was more worried about Shvedova's match than I am about this one tbh :shrug: Maria in 2 or 3 :shrug:

slamchamp
May 29th, 2009, 09:48 PM
I'm not worried either she already reached the 4th round!:worship:

~Cherry*Blossom~
May 29th, 2009, 09:52 PM
Li will be her usual retarded self and just hit UE's all over the court. I'm pretty sure it will be straight sets for Maria. Maybe 6-2 6-4.

However, even if it goes to a third set I expect Li to hit the ball into the back fence on every shot and either lose it 6-0 or 6-4 (after being up 4-0 with a break point for 5-0 :weirdo: )

Noctis
May 29th, 2009, 10:00 PM
Dont call Na a retard.like what happen if someone call Ve a retard today.

Mikey B
May 29th, 2009, 11:41 PM
if super na turns up then maria doesnt has a shot, but we know she'll fight and we can predict a li na choke, so my money is still on maria..

Libertango
May 29th, 2009, 11:45 PM
I love both - think I want Na to win a little more, but I actually suspect this is going to be pretty easy for Maria in 2 sets.

Ellery
May 29th, 2009, 11:52 PM
Maria 62 64, just like all of their previous encounters.

Horizon
May 30th, 2009, 12:04 AM
Maria is never going to live down this "cow on ice" statement, is she? :lol:


On topic, Maria in 3 :)

H.A.M.
May 30th, 2009, 12:43 AM
Maria Sharapova (RUS)

H.A.M.
May 30th, 2009, 12:46 AM
The poll options are RIDICULOUS BTW :)

Pasta-Na
May 30th, 2009, 12:47 AM
na in 2 easy sets. :p

CrossCourt~Rally
May 30th, 2009, 12:54 AM
Masha in str8 :bounce:

vrp1
May 30th, 2009, 12:57 AM
Two of my many favs :lick: !
It could be a surprising 3set match and a win for Masha :hearts: !
3:6 6:4 10:8 in 3:25h...... :)

Mikey B
May 30th, 2009, 12:59 AM
Maria is never going to live down this "cow on ice" statement, is she? :lol:

first cow on ice to win the french open??

mboyle
May 30th, 2009, 01:55 AM
I hope Maria comes through!

danieln1
May 30th, 2009, 01:58 AM
Maria in three sets, just for a change...
Li won“t be able to hand her power and will to win, at least Maria won“t drop in the rankings...

Eduardo Oliveira
May 30th, 2009, 02:01 AM
GO MARIA!!!!!!!!! :bounce:
:hearts:

drake3781
May 30th, 2009, 02:10 AM
I hardly think "The Chinese Empire" is a fitting name for Na. She is not a brainwashed Chinese but very independent and worldly, and often at odds with the Chinese tennis system. Not to mention currently and probably forever playing independent of them.

Anyway, either two tight sets or three. I hope Na in 2. If I had to bet, I'd put a mid-sized amount on Na in 3.

nashi
May 30th, 2009, 02:14 AM
Sharapova was lucky on clay
This time is no more lucky
Na li can win her so easy

zhangxian22
May 30th, 2009, 02:16 AM
If an healthy and in form Na can't beat Maria playing like she is then :help: (don't think maria will find a way to win this time, Na is not Shvedova)

to be fair, Na is still having treatment for her knee injury and I think it probably won't recover at 100% until the end of this season (sad but true)...
that's why she pulled out of the Fed cup match and Strasbourg...
one might say she's playing some good matches on clay court recently but I wouldn't call that in-form. At least she has not beaten any top player on clay so far

ZeroSOFInfinity
May 30th, 2009, 02:18 AM
I hardly think "The Chinese Empire" is a fitting name for Na. She is not a brainwashed Chinese but very independent and worldly, and often at odds with the Chinese tennis system. Not to mention currently and probably forever playing independent of them.

I should have put "The Chinese Empress".... but too late now :lol:

drake3781
May 30th, 2009, 02:46 AM
I should have put "The Chinese Empress".... but too late now :lol:



Now that is cute. ;)

morningglory
May 30th, 2009, 03:11 AM
Maria will take 3 sets... again... that's my guess

Koon
May 30th, 2009, 03:11 AM
Hope Li will win :sad: :crying2:

Kovalchuk
May 30th, 2009, 05:58 AM
Pova will win, playing her hard court game into the semifinal.

Harvs
May 30th, 2009, 06:01 AM
hopefully maria:)

Lacrish
May 30th, 2009, 07:35 AM
Na in 2 or Maria in 3

Vaidisova Ruled
May 30th, 2009, 08:15 AM
Wow, Li Na won her 3 first matches in straight sets.
Maria must be tired. I hope she can win though, it would be awesome

Joe.
May 30th, 2009, 08:18 AM
masha will win in 3 :)

Sharapowerr
May 30th, 2009, 08:19 AM
Maria in 2, If i would rate Marias performance the last matches cocmpared when she was in form 05/05/08 it would be a 3 or 4 out of 10 but, she has no match rhytm , it s so hard when you have a new service motion to adjust and if you have been out for allmost 10 months and feeling that you can do way better , and you still win the matches , i have to give her a lot of credit, it s just a matter of time before her level will rise and i think Maria is gonna play well against Li and win in 2 sets

Shaun:::
May 30th, 2009, 08:25 AM
Head:Masha
Heart:LI

young_gunner913
May 30th, 2009, 08:51 AM
na li = chinese empire? :scratch:
na li has transformed into millions of chinese people all the sudden? :shrug:

i think it could be na li in 2 but more likely it will be maria in 3.

Viktymise
May 30th, 2009, 09:33 AM
Li in 2.

janezhang
May 30th, 2009, 01:11 PM
What an intriguing poll.;)LOL
Both are my favourites.:o
Maria should be very tired.:sad:
I hope Na can pull through no matter in 2 or 3.:bounce:
Na, fighting for your money!!:mad::worship:
Keep going!:kiss:

SAEKeithSerena
May 30th, 2009, 01:27 PM
Maria's ready for a 2-setter :)


Maria def. Li 6-2, 6-3

slamchamp
May 30th, 2009, 03:03 PM
who are those named on the poll?:tape:

TheFifthAvocado
May 30th, 2009, 03:05 PM
Going to be played on Chatrier. :worship: Whoever wins, I'm expecting a good match from both. :)

slamchamp
May 30th, 2009, 03:13 PM
yes now maria is the chatrier darling!:p and they put her last:worship:

DeliriousPotato
May 30th, 2009, 04:37 PM
Li!!! KILLL SCREAMAPOVA!

You guys are crazy. Let's review the facts:
-She beat Yakimova whose specialty is hard courts in 3 GODDAMN SETS
-She beat Petrova, who was moving like a cow and who was handing out UEs like hot buns
-She beat Shvedova, a mere qualifier, and let's not forget with which level of dificulty.
-Have you even seen the Sharapova vs Shvedova or simply the statistics???
-She is tired and Li will blast balls on the lines, which Sharapova won't get to

kfh_9118
May 30th, 2009, 04:44 PM
c'mon Na, win this one and have a shot to be in the SF

Miss Atomic Bomb
May 30th, 2009, 04:45 PM
Come on Maria :armed:

NeoZod19
May 30th, 2009, 06:53 PM
H2H record....

Maria leads 4-0 (all wins in 2 sets)... but only on Hard and Grass courts.

They have (surprisingly) never met on clay... and have not faced each other since USO 2006 :eek:

So, who will win? Will Maria continue on? Or Li Na causing the upset?

They've never played on clay and it will be tough for Maria to beat Na. It's possible but tough. Na is in great shape and Maria is mentally very tough. I'm surprised that Maria didn't learn new game plan or technique during her shoulder injury time off.

Juanes
May 30th, 2009, 06:53 PM
i wish to see Na Li in QF...... ;)

NeoZod19
May 30th, 2009, 07:08 PM
I looked at the Na's game stats and she's been playing pretty good, very few Unforced Errors/match so I want Maria to win and she needs to press Na to make more Unforced Errors.
Maria needs to play smarter tennis.

tterb
May 30th, 2009, 07:37 PM
Na's been keeping her winner to UFE ratio shockingly good so far, but even coming back from a long absence Maria is so mentally tough. I'm hoping it doesn't go three, and that Na keeps up her level. :yeah:

Noctis
May 30th, 2009, 07:45 PM
Na just don't Do a UE fest tommorow :(

Topspin2
May 30th, 2009, 08:04 PM
Maria in 3 sets triller match

WowWow
May 30th, 2009, 08:09 PM
I hope Maria can stay in this tournament as long as possible, so we can hear more of those bitchy after the match interviews :drool::hearts:

You tell them, girl!:lol:

jack daniels
May 31st, 2009, 07:09 AM
Sexy Maria

Shimizu Amon
May 31st, 2009, 08:28 AM
Well Maria did looked rather tired in her last match, if she got enough rest she could win this match. But I don't know how well Maria or Na Li will be playing. And well Maria is only back for 2 weeks, so it's difficult to predict this match. If this would be Maria in perfect form, shape and rithme I would have said Maria in 2, but now. I'll just sit back and look forward having Maria to play a 4th round match at RG 2009. So go Maria!

Sharapowerr
May 31st, 2009, 09:18 AM
If Maria wasn't out for 10 months , i would say Maria in 2 easy sets even on clay , Maria will Force Na Li to make errors , but now i think "if" Maria found a little match rhytm , she 'll win in 2 tight sets 7-5 6-4

$uricate
May 31st, 2009, 11:18 AM
I said this match would happen at the start of the tournament, and that Na would beat an overtired Maria.

I still think thats gonna happen, but you never know I guess :shrug: