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Lin Lin
Jan 14th, 2011, 12:37 PM
Or she will peak too soon?:confused:

Frontin
Jan 14th, 2011, 12:39 PM
She has Azarenka in the 4R and Azarenka has lost to Rena last 3 AO's, and both were really close (one Vika retired a set up)

I think Li will have trouble with Vika. I hope to see it on Hisense :D

Mistress of Evil
Jan 14th, 2011, 12:42 PM
Not top5 definitely. :wavey: She defines the term ball-basher. If she is on, she is glamorous but if not :tape: She cannot pull 7 steady matches to win a GS.

Miss Atomic Bomb
Jan 14th, 2011, 12:42 PM
She is a contender to make a deep run at AO.

Azarenka has lost to Rena last 2 AO's

Last 3 AOs

Ellery
Jan 14th, 2011, 12:44 PM
She can definitely make a deep run, but that's about it.

MiiMo
Jan 14th, 2011, 12:49 PM
It will be all about her form actually. But, indeed, she will be a tough contander.
After all, she's a AO semi-finalist.

Frontin
Jan 14th, 2011, 01:09 PM
She is a contender to make a deep run at AO.



Last 3 AOs

Oh, why don't I stick to my intuition.

I had it as 3 and changed it to 2!

DragonFlame
Jan 14th, 2011, 01:11 PM
You're kinda not really a contender until you're actually well-inside the top5 or have already won slams. She's a dark horse.

goldenlox
Jan 14th, 2011, 01:18 PM
I think she has a chance. She played well last AO.

Miss Atomic Bomb
Jan 14th, 2011, 01:19 PM
She is atleast more of a contender to win AO than the current world number 1.

Mattographer
Jan 14th, 2011, 01:20 PM
Look at Elena Dementieva.

hardball
Jan 14th, 2011, 02:11 PM
yes, she is a contender. bus so is kim, she'll get her act together.

Hian
Jan 14th, 2011, 02:21 PM
You can change this community's name into "Na Li Forum", and then put Lin Lin as a member of the staff.

Lin Lin
Jan 14th, 2011, 02:26 PM
oh please,I usually don't post too many threads, Li Just made a new history,which doesn't always happen,please understand me:sobbing:

Jajaloo
Jan 14th, 2011, 02:29 PM
She definitely has the potential. Whether she executes or not, on the day remains to be seen.

Mistress of Evil
Jan 14th, 2011, 02:34 PM
oh please,I usually don't post too many threads, Li Just made a new history,which doesn't always happen,please understand me:sobbing:

Actually, you kinda do :lol: especially in Non Tennis I am not telling it is a bad thing, though. :p

Lin Lin
Jan 14th, 2011, 02:35 PM
Actually, you kinda do :lol: especially in Non Tennis I am not telling it is a bad thing, though. :p

I meant too many threads "about Li Na":spit::lol:

Gawain
Jan 14th, 2011, 02:38 PM
Maybe if she hadn't won Sydney.

Claycourter
Jan 14th, 2011, 02:40 PM
Only if she gets a very easy draw with Clijsters in it.

Lin Lin
Jan 14th, 2011, 02:54 PM
"I think she's always a contender (who is probably) not being focused on enough," Clijsters said of Li. "She's definitely a player who has every quality to win a Grand Slam."

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_sports/view/1104739/1/.html

TennisFan66
Jan 14th, 2011, 03:06 PM
'Contender' at 40-1 ... Right. :rolleyes:

LUVMIRZA
Jan 14th, 2011, 03:57 PM
LinLin:rolleyes::hug:

Keegan
Jan 14th, 2011, 04:50 PM
She is far too inconsistent to be considered a top contender, but she's good enough to be considered an outsider. I honestly wouldn't be surprised if she lost 1R after winning Sydney. It happens a lot to her.

njnetswill
Jan 14th, 2011, 05:11 PM
There are only a handful of players you can reasonably put above her. I don't even think former GS champions like Svetlana or Venus are more likely to win. Na's in the top 5, IMO.

RenaSlam.
Jan 14th, 2011, 05:22 PM
Quarters.

Tennis_News
Jan 14th, 2011, 08:10 PM
Were Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez and Aravanne Rezai contenders for the French Open in 2010? In all reality she should be a contender, but her mental game isn't even close to Grand Slam level.

Sp!ffy
Jan 14th, 2011, 09:22 PM
I could see it happening

Temperenka
Jan 14th, 2011, 09:26 PM
Nah. Usually when she has a great week, she flops in the next and ErrorNa shows up.

Being a fan of Vika... I'm hoping so at least ;)

Juju Nostalgique
Jan 14th, 2011, 09:36 PM
Demented was also the favourite last year... :rolleyes:

Break My Rapture
Jan 14th, 2011, 09:41 PM
She is until she meets someone who pins her back with deep, central shots that cut out her chances to dictate and pull angles.

Stevecw
Jan 14th, 2011, 09:48 PM
No, she hasn't a hope. Def not a contender for the AO.

F-R-E-A-K
Jan 14th, 2011, 09:53 PM
No.

Marionated
Jan 14th, 2011, 10:01 PM
'Contender' at 40-1 ... Right. :rolleyes:

:lol: Like that means anything.

ExXotikal
Jan 14th, 2011, 10:34 PM
When she's on she's cool to watch. Wish her much success. I think she has a chance, she's so unpredictable though.

Aravanecaravan
Jan 14th, 2011, 10:50 PM
Ask yourself if you can realistically see her pulling 12 straight wins over three weeks. Has she ever done anything remotely like that before? If she has the stamina to do that, then maybe.

Ferg
Jan 14th, 2011, 10:57 PM
:lol: Like that means anything.

exactly. I have nothing but disdain for people who use betting to predict things. :lol: Shows what they have to resort to because they dont know anything themselves.

Freakan
Jan 14th, 2011, 11:10 PM
Only in terms of most pointless threads about a player started by their delusional fans.

Monzanator
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:27 AM
Feeling like changing your mind anytime soon? She literally brushed Azarenka aside and is looking very impressive this week in general...

BlueTrees
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:29 AM
I was impressed today. She could win the tournament..strange things have happened..but her run will probably end eventually. I think she can reach the SF though

DragonFlame
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:40 AM
Still a darkhorse like i said. She needs to show she can keep it together in the coming matches. I fully expect her to beat pova in 2 sets(if she makes it past petkovic even), but we will see.

AlwaysGraf
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:42 AM
Why not-she just eased past Azarenka! This AO is wide open. I don't think Clijsters is winning it-this isn't the US open

it-girl
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:43 AM
Yes she is & on her side of the draw at this point she looks to be the playing better than anyone, even leading up to this tournament.

Kooyong
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:45 AM
I would say yes. Yesterday I watched her hitting on an outside court and she is powerful, she was out hitting her hitting partner.

bukaj
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:46 AM
She was before the tournament started. Now she needs wozniacki in semifinal.

justineheninfan
Jan 23rd, 2011, 03:17 AM
For sure. She is a huge contender. I would say she is the favorite to make the final at this point. Wozniacki cant handle someone hitting with that much power with reasonable consistency.

Kooyong
Jan 23rd, 2011, 03:24 AM
For sure. She is a huge contender. I would say she is the favorite to make the final at this point. Wozniacki cant handle someone hitting with that much power with reasonable consistency.

There are three players that may something to ssy about that and upset that.

Maria, Franscica and Svetlana

Jajaloo
Jan 23rd, 2011, 03:25 AM
For sure. She is a huge contender. I would say she is the favorite to make the final at this point. Wozniacki cant handle someone hitting with that much power with reasonable consistency.

Yeah I agree. I honestly don't think Sharapova/Petkovic, Chokelana/Schiavone or Wozniacki can stop KillerNa.

kman
Jan 23rd, 2011, 03:25 AM
For sure. She is a huge contender. I would say she is the favorite to make the final at this point. Wozniacki cant handle someone hitting with that much power with reasonable consistency.
Caro beat her a few weeks ago.

But I agree Caro will have to play better than what she did last few rounds.

justineheninfan
Jan 23rd, 2011, 03:28 AM
There are three players that may something to ssy about that and upset that.

Maria, Franscica and Svetlana

Schiavone would not be favored over Li Na on a hard court. And Li Na's form is far superior to anything Sharapova or Kuznetsova has shown so far this tournament.

espntennis
Jan 23rd, 2011, 03:38 AM
Li is playing so well! This could be her tournament to win.

Sp!ffy
Jan 23rd, 2011, 03:46 AM
Look at all these fools changing their minds. :lol: I never doubted Na's chances here.

DimaDinosaur
Jan 23rd, 2011, 03:52 AM
You're kinda not really a contender until you're actually well-inside the top5 or have already won slams. She's a dark horse.

Francesca Schiavone :help: She was never top 10 and had a abysmal 3-8 record in finals or something, LOL

Kooyong
Jan 23rd, 2011, 03:55 AM
Schiavone would not be favored over Li Na on a hard court. And Li Na's form is far superior to anything Sharapova or Kuznetsova has shown so far this tournament.

I agree with the bolded bit expect being a Grand Slam semi final the pressure of the occasion may play into Schiavone's hands for she has won a slam but i am not expecting her to get past Caroline

StarLuk
Jan 23rd, 2011, 06:11 AM
Wot na lacks of before is then consistency,but she has proven somthing change since last year,so she obviously get some chances with Rena's absence.

Vodkapova
Jan 23rd, 2011, 07:41 AM
Na has a lot of chance IMO, she's the best player (judging from R4 playing form) left in the draw. I'd put my money on her to win it all (or breakdown in the final). :shrug: