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SAISAI-GOAT
Dec 31st, 2011, 03:45 AM
a top 10 win to open 2012 :hearts:

hope it give Na confidence :bounce:

M.P
Dec 31st, 2011, 03:46 AM
why you are so late :facepalm:

Lord Choc Ice
Dec 31st, 2011, 03:46 AM
Allez Na! :hearts:

Noctis
Dec 31st, 2011, 03:46 AM
I am so happy I am crying

Vaidisova
Dec 31st, 2011, 03:46 AM
Good win for Na

claypova
Dec 31st, 2011, 03:47 AM
congrats to Li, played so well in the last 4 games :yeah:

Bartoli looks really fit and good, :yeah:

Steadyniacki
Dec 31st, 2011, 03:47 AM
Pretty average match from both, but it's only the first match of season.
Well done Na :)

Ferg
Dec 31st, 2011, 03:47 AM
Nice choke Marion. :facepalm: Happening with worrying regularity these days given shes never been bad for it before...

Pasta-Na
Dec 31st, 2011, 03:47 AM
nice comeback in the final set :oh:

both played alright. :p

DragonFlame
Dec 31st, 2011, 03:48 AM
She did it! Many positives for na to take out of this match. Definetly not back to toplevel, but it's definetly well done from her to take this one.

She definetly knew which elements of her game weren't working and tried to improve on that in some of those games. Besides that she didn't let go after going down in that third set and actually played some good and smart games late in that third set.

Forehand got better at the end of the third, she stayed confident and took initiative when she needed to.

Very happy with her performance! :) KEEP IT UP!

ElusiveChanteuse
Dec 31st, 2011, 03:48 AM
wow didn't expect this. Na is playing quite solid and composed (just only watched when she was 2-4 down in third).:eek: :bolt: :worship:
Bartoli is just hopeless as always in 3 setters?:oh: but she is trying to be aggressive as always.

Come on China!:cheer: 中国加油!!

plokploky
Dec 31st, 2011, 03:49 AM
I'm so happy. The first match I watch and the player i wanted to win actually won. Impressive stuff from Bartoli, but by the end na was just outhitting her.:bounce::bounce::bounce:

DragonFlame
Dec 31st, 2011, 03:49 AM
Na says in the interview that she might be back. Good signs. :)

Ferg
Dec 31st, 2011, 03:50 AM
wow didn't expect this. Na is playing quite solid and composed (just only watched when she was 2-4 down in third).:eek: :bolt: :worship:
Bartoli is just hopeless as always in 3 setters? :oh:

Come on China!:cheer: 中国加油!!

Really, this again based off one match? :lol: I thought last year would have served to distill people thinking shes an automatic bye if you take her to a third but clearly not.

Noctis
Dec 31st, 2011, 03:51 AM
Her English improved tenfold wow.

BlackPanther.
Dec 31st, 2011, 03:53 AM
Great victory to begin the season. So happy. :sobbing:

dsanders06
Dec 31st, 2011, 03:53 AM
Li Na in "playing a decent match against someone other than Maria " shocker :eek:

Bonfire
Dec 31st, 2011, 03:54 AM
didn't get to see the match but happy for Li Na none the less:bounce:
I know this was an exo but out of curiosity...how did their "forms" look?

ElusiveChanteuse
Dec 31st, 2011, 03:54 AM
Na says in the interview that she might be back. Good signs. :)
Yeah :cheer: At least she's positive and not as delusional as some other one time slam winner and former world #1.:oh:

Her English improved tenfold wow.
Of course. She's signing so many contracts and for sure her English would improve.:oh:

longtin23
Dec 31st, 2011, 03:54 AM
Well done NaNa!!!
Her first set is awful, maybe because of her lack of match practise or I should say practise, her serve is like :facepalm:, but in the second set, the real NaNa showed up and have many great forehand shots which make the crowd wow... Third set was tight, but NaNa never give up in 4-2 and grab 4 games in a row with the help with Marion;s error...

I can see the real Li Na back and she is definitely a dangerous opponent in 2012 still...

longtin23
Dec 31st, 2011, 03:56 AM
didn't get to see the match but happy for Li Na none the less:bounce:
I know this was an exo but out of curiosity...how did their "forms" look?

Well, at first NaNa's form is awful, nut after the first set, both of them are in-form... I mean Marion's form is better in the first set...

Mikey.
Dec 31st, 2011, 03:56 AM
Pretty awful match for the most part. :lol: I don't even know how Na won after that disastrous first set. I think Marion just got tired or something half way through the second set, while Na picked her game up a little.

dsanders06
Dec 31st, 2011, 03:57 AM
didn't get to see the match but happy for Li Na none the less:bounce:
I know this was an exo but out of curiosity...how did their "forms" look?

I would say both were fairly decent, given this is the first match of the year. For sure neither were at their best, but both played far worse matches than this one last year (Na especially) :lol:

DragonFlame
Dec 31st, 2011, 03:59 AM
I would say both were fairly decent, given this is the first match of the year. For sure neither were at their best, but both played far worse matches than this one last year (Na especially) :lol:

agreed. Positives to take from this match, this wasn't half bad. :)

Spring Pools
Dec 31st, 2011, 03:59 AM
Super Na!

sammy01
Dec 31st, 2011, 04:01 AM
li na should always beat bartoli, li is one of the few players who hits round the outside of the ball and gets width. once she started hitting her forehand crosscourt and dragging marion out of court the match changed completely.

marion is all huff and puff and frankly bluff. hopeless once dragged wide, flat serve shows up its weakness when the pressure is on.

Excelscior
Dec 31st, 2011, 04:04 AM
Welcome back tennis for 2012, even if it's of the fancy exhibition variety.

SilverPersian
Dec 31st, 2011, 04:07 AM
Yay, congrats NaNa :D

I thought she was certain to lose after that first set. I really hope this signals the return of the player from the first half of 2010,

longtin23
Dec 31st, 2011, 04:09 AM
Her forehand crosscourt is just too great great

Bonfire
Dec 31st, 2011, 04:27 AM
Well, at first NaNa's form is awful, nut after the first set, both of them are in-form... I mean Marion's form is better in the first set...

I would say both were fairly decent, given this is the first match of the year. For sure neither were at their best, but both played far worse matches than this one last year (Na especially) :lol:

okay, sounds good!
Pumped for 2012:cheer:

Utautai
Dec 31st, 2011, 04:38 AM
Hopefully Li Na will continue to improve her form with many points to defend in Sydney and AO.

jisung
Dec 31st, 2011, 04:46 AM
hopefully Na can start the year with good performance as usual

tucker1989
Dec 31st, 2011, 06:51 AM
"Devoured" do you even understand what that means?

Anyways, happy Na won!

ElusiveChanteuse
Dec 31st, 2011, 06:54 AM
so China lost 1-2 to France as expected.:hug: hopefully Na can win all her matches here.

Pasta-Na
Dec 31st, 2011, 06:55 AM
so China lost 1-2 to France as expected.:hug: hopefully Na can win all her matches here.

yay :cheer:

Spring Pools
Dec 31st, 2011, 07:01 AM
"Devoured" do you even understand what that means?

Anyways, happy Na won!

The title would have made more sense if Bartoli had won. :lol:

Big_Banana
Dec 31st, 2011, 08:30 AM
:drool:

silverwhite
Dec 31st, 2011, 08:54 AM
"Devoured" do you even understand what that means?

Anyways, happy Na won!

The title would have made more sense if Bartoli had won. :lol:

Marion's nickname here is Cake, so Na devoured a cake, duh

marineblue
Dec 31st, 2011, 09:34 AM
All the fuss for Na being able to score a win at Hopman Cup :lol:? She won't earn a single ranking point for this!

Big_Banana
Dec 31st, 2011, 09:38 AM
all the fuss for petra for winning a single point > all the fuss for Na for being able to win this match. this board yes it' freaking insane.


just saying.

Qalahari
Dec 31st, 2011, 10:00 AM
CAKE :sad:

Sombrerero loco
Dec 31st, 2011, 10:06 AM
cake :spit:

ExtremespeedX
Dec 31st, 2011, 10:38 AM
Bartoli was up a break in 3rd :o

Smitten
Dec 31st, 2011, 10:40 AM
Come on Na. Hit yourself back into form.

You're one of the few people I can rely on to trash Borz and Azarenka in slams.

Tuckii
Dec 31st, 2011, 10:42 AM
Na :yeah:
Nice fight Marion :hug:

Bourbon
Dec 31st, 2011, 11:53 AM
Devoured? :spit:
Marion :hug:

everythingtaboo
Dec 31st, 2011, 12:15 PM
Devoured? :spit:

MTE. It was a tough 3 set match. Would hardly call that devouring. :rolleyes:

But some encouraging tennis from Li. Best I've seen her play since maybe Wimbledon or RG?

Ferg
Dec 31st, 2011, 01:38 PM
li na should always beat bartoli, li is one of the few players who hits round the outside of the ball and gets width. once she started hitting her forehand crosscourt and dragging marion out of court the match changed completely.

marion is all huff and puff and frankly bluff. hopeless once dragged wide, flat serve shows up its weakness when the pressure is on.

Looking forward to another year of insults from you sammy :inlove:

Smitten
Dec 31st, 2011, 01:45 PM
Looking forward to another year of insults from you sammy :inlove:

It's okay. Chakvetadze is back so the entire forum can spend the entire year laughing at her local and useless ass.

Ferg
Dec 31st, 2011, 01:57 PM
It's okay. Chakvetadze is back so the entire forum can spend the entire year laughing at her local and useless ass.



:spit:

danieln1
Dec 31st, 2011, 02:47 PM
Na :bounce: