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NA-GOAT
Mar 26th, 2012, 08:48 PM
:inlove:

danieln1
Mar 26th, 2012, 08:49 PM
If Na plays well she should have no problem overpowering her opponent.

Na in 2 :bounce:

killerqueen
Mar 26th, 2012, 08:50 PM
Hope that Maria can finally get the monkey off her back, but not feeling massively optimistic!

doomsday
Mar 26th, 2012, 08:50 PM
Na in 2. Maria has been more than USELESS.

faboozadoo15
Mar 26th, 2012, 08:50 PM
C'mon Maria!

Fighterpova
Mar 26th, 2012, 08:51 PM
Na in 2. Maria has been playing horrible so far and Li is a tough match up for her.

She's lost the last 4 matches vs Li, I don't see how she can win this unless she plays her best which is unlikely.

Simugna Help
Mar 26th, 2012, 08:51 PM
NaNa, you know what to do. Just repeat the last 4 matches :inlove:

NA-GOAT
Mar 26th, 2012, 08:51 PM
if Maria is playing horrible how is she in the QF :shrug:

danieln1
Mar 26th, 2012, 08:51 PM
:inlove:

I want this match to be in day session :cool:

DragonFlame
Mar 26th, 2012, 08:51 PM
Hopefully Na keeps her dominance over pova... Not impressed with either in this tournament so far.

sweetadri06
Mar 26th, 2012, 08:51 PM
This could be a really good match if both were playing well, but both are playing like shit. So i expect a mug-fest full of DFs eventually won by Na LI.

madmax
Mar 26th, 2012, 08:52 PM
If Na plays well she should have no problem overpowering her opponent.

Na in 2 :bounce:

:haha:

doomsday
Mar 26th, 2012, 08:52 PM
if Maria is playing horrible how is she in the QF :shrug:

Good question.

Miss Atomic Bomb
Mar 26th, 2012, 08:52 PM
I absolutely love me some Na, but lets do this Martha :dance:

dsanders06
Mar 26th, 2012, 08:53 PM
:scared:

NA-GOAT
Mar 26th, 2012, 08:54 PM
I absolutely love me some Na, but lets do this Martha :dance:

why :weirdo:

because you would rather Serena play Martha :tape:

young_gunner913
Mar 26th, 2012, 08:55 PM
I have a strange feeling this might be a night match. :sad:

SuzieQ
Mar 26th, 2012, 08:56 PM
if Maria is playing horrible how is she in the QF :shrug:

Because her opponents are playing even worse :oh:

Miss Atomic Bomb
Mar 26th, 2012, 08:57 PM
why :weirdo:

because you would rather Serena play Martha :tape:

I like that match-up :hearts: Will also be good preparation for the final for Serena as Sharapova is an inferior version of Azarenka.

dsanders06
Mar 26th, 2012, 08:57 PM
Not optimistic ATALL. Li is literally THE WORST match-up for Maria out of anyone. Li loves it when you feed her with consistent depth and pace of shot (which is why she similarly comprehensively beat Venus when Venus was enjoying her best six-month period of the past 9 years at the Beijing Olympics). And the most worrying thing is that, of Li's 4 wins over Maria, 3 were on grass or clay, which are surfaces where Maria should comparatively match-up better with her - it's even more possible for Na to absorb the pace like she loves to do on hardcourts.

So yeah... Maria's going to need to step it up about 10 times from today's performance to win this.

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 26th, 2012, 08:57 PM
I really, really, REALLY want a Serena / Maria semi. Let's do this, Mash! :rocker2:

RenaSlam.
Mar 26th, 2012, 08:57 PM
if Maria is playing horrible how is she in the QF :shrug:

This is the QF on the WTA Tour. That's how.

NA-GOAT
Mar 26th, 2012, 08:58 PM
I have a strange feeling this might be a night match. :sad:

yes it will if Thomas Hogstedt (who knows Na's weakness) requests it to the Miami organizers :facepalm:

I am holding hope that Wozniacka v Serena will be the night match :help:

The Dawntreader
Mar 26th, 2012, 08:58 PM
Not optimistic ATALL. Li is literally THE WORST match-up for Maria out of anyone. Li loves it when you feed her with consistent depth and pace of shot (which is why she similarly comprehensively beat Venus when Venus was on her best run of the past 9 years at the Beijing Olympics). And the most worrying thing is that, of Li's 4 wins over Maria, 3 were on grass or clay, which are surfaces where Maria should comparatively match-up better with her - it's even more possible for Na to absorb the pace like she loves to do on hardcourts.

So yeah... Maria's going to need to step it up about 10 times from today's performance to win this.

Obsessed.

dsanders06
Mar 26th, 2012, 08:59 PM
Obsessed.

:lol: It's not my fault that it's a fact :shrug:

Craig.
Mar 26th, 2012, 09:00 PM
I can't believe Maria might actually lose for the 5th straight time to Na Li. Not that I have anything against her, but she's not THAT good :tape:

Hoping Maria will step it up big time.

EDIT: Just saw Na's stats against Lisicki :tape: Shitfest, here we come :hysteric:

GrandMartha
Mar 26th, 2012, 09:00 PM
what's the point of receiving another thrashing from Serena when you can lose to Na Li? :inlove:

LightWarrior
Mar 26th, 2012, 09:01 PM
Just stop calling Miami the 6th slam. It's the 5th
Just Sop calling the WTA...SEWTA. It's the WTA. Though I have a new one for you :


XPERIAWTA

Mynarco
Mar 26th, 2012, 09:02 PM
Sharapova hasn't grabbed a set from Li since 2009 Birmingham:eek:

Let's go Li in 2

Cosmic Voices
Mar 26th, 2012, 09:03 PM
Regardless of my avatar I predict Maria in two tight sets.

danieln1
Mar 26th, 2012, 09:05 PM
what's the point of receiving another thrashing from Serena when you can lose to Na Li? :inlove:

:haha:

Maybe she´ll lose to Li just to avoid another embarassing trashing from Serena :happy:

KBdoubleu
Mar 26th, 2012, 09:05 PM
:lol: It's not my fault that it's a fact :shrug:

What makes her run in '08 so much better than '05 and '07? I think everyone knows by now that your idea of a "fact" does not line up with the rest of the world's definition of the word.

Linguae^
Mar 26th, 2012, 09:06 PM
Maria, please this one.

Charlatan
Mar 26th, 2012, 09:14 PM
I absolutely love me some Na, but lets do this Martha :dance:

and i know your intention :sobbing:

anyway, Na in 2. maria has never been able to push Na in even 3 sets in the last 4 meetings. both are not playing well, but Error-na will able to take poova relatively easily

Charlatan
Mar 26th, 2012, 09:17 PM
what's the point of receiving another thrashing from Serena when you can lose to Na Li? :inlove:

exactly :inlove:

cn ireland
Mar 26th, 2012, 09:20 PM
Maria in 3!

John.
Mar 26th, 2012, 09:28 PM
Shitfest alert :help:

Na in 2 tight ugly sets

18majors
Mar 26th, 2012, 09:31 PM
Maria is the better player.

faboozadoo15
Mar 26th, 2012, 09:36 PM
Maria is the better player.

:sad: That hasn't done Maria much good the last 4 times that played. It likely cost her the career slam.

Maria needs to get back to the tennis that completely overwhelmed Li.

:tape: Really hoping for a night match.

Nicolás89
Mar 26th, 2012, 09:40 PM
This could be a really good match if both were playing well, but both are playing like shit. So i expect a mug-fest full of DFs eventually won by Na LI.

Yep. :lol:

With Petra & Kim gone I know 1 poster who desperately needs Pova to win :oh: but why is he making excuses already!? :lol:

Mixal
Mar 26th, 2012, 09:49 PM
C'mon, Na. Ugly, but in 2 please.

Pasta-Na
Mar 26th, 2012, 09:53 PM
Na def Thomas in 2. :angel:

Pasta-Na
Mar 26th, 2012, 09:56 PM
yes it will if Thomas Hogstedt (who knows Na's weakness) requests it to the Miami organizers :facepalm:

I am holding hope that Wozniacka v Serena will be the night match :help:

Don't worry. Maria doesn't "push" the balls well. :oh:

flareon
Mar 26th, 2012, 09:57 PM
5th slam.

Buitenzorg
Mar 26th, 2012, 10:18 PM
Li 6-4 3-6 6-4

Danny Lai
Mar 26th, 2012, 10:33 PM
I want this match to be in day session :cool:

It IS a day-session match :)

NA-GOAT
Mar 26th, 2012, 11:19 PM
day session :dance:

young_gunner913
Mar 26th, 2012, 11:20 PM
:hearts: NaNa for 5th win a row. :rocker2:

Stonerpova
Mar 26th, 2012, 11:22 PM
Maria was terrible today. Na was even worse. Maria in an ugly three-set shitfest.

Pasta-Na
Mar 26th, 2012, 11:23 PM
day session :dance:

:dance:

carling
Mar 27th, 2012, 12:25 AM
I absolutely love me some Na, but lets do this Martha :dance:

THIS!

Tough call because Maria has been struggling this tournament and Li Na has just been struggling!

BepaMaria
Mar 27th, 2012, 12:42 AM
Martha's in deep shit :facepalm:

slamchamp
Mar 27th, 2012, 12:48 AM
Na of course..there are some players Maria will never beat again: Serena, Vika and Na.

slamchamp
Mar 27th, 2012, 12:49 AM
It IS a day-session match :)It's gonna be SO ugly:facepalm:

BuTtErFrEnA
Mar 27th, 2012, 12:58 AM
Obsessed.

seriously :unsure:

tennisphilia
Mar 27th, 2012, 01:00 AM
NaNa sounds nasty in my home country's dialect. LOL! I'd pick Maria just because I would like to see another Serena-Sharapova rematch.

Vikapower
Mar 27th, 2012, 01:15 AM
Who wants to take a bet that this match cracks the 100 unforced error mark ? :oh:

Maria in 3. :unsure:

faboozadoo15
Mar 27th, 2012, 01:40 AM
:sad: Day session.

Oh well, at least it's a QF, get ready for clay.

sexador
Mar 27th, 2012, 01:53 AM
maria in 1 maybe2http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m05jqneE8d1r5ff3z.gif

HRHoliviasmith
Mar 27th, 2012, 02:07 AM
na better win this or i'll be pissed and think evil thoughts about her. :fiery:

HRHoliviasmith
Mar 27th, 2012, 02:16 AM
I absolutely love me some Na, but lets do this Martha :dance:

ewwwww....

Shivank17
Mar 27th, 2012, 03:01 AM
Martha if you lose to Na AGAIN. :facepalm:

Shivank17
Mar 27th, 2012, 03:03 AM
6th Slam? :weirdo:

Personally I like Miami better than Indianwells. :angel:

Oh wait you even think that particular tournament in Beijing where no good players show up is the 5th slam. :spit: :spit:

SilverPersian
Mar 27th, 2012, 03:06 AM
Let's do this NaNa :cheer:

Steven.
Mar 27th, 2012, 03:54 AM
I have a good feeling Maria will win this time.

it-girl
Mar 27th, 2012, 04:35 AM
Let's go NaNa:cheer:

claypova
Mar 27th, 2012, 04:48 AM
please be a night match :tape:

Na in 2 :shrug:

Zhao
Mar 27th, 2012, 05:24 AM
please be a night match :tape:

Na in 2 :shrug:

day match :wavey:

oh yeah i guess
Mar 27th, 2012, 06:05 AM
Tempted to go with Na in 3.

M.P
Mar 27th, 2012, 06:22 AM
6th Slam? :weirdo:

Personally I like Miami better than Indianwells. :angel:

Oh wait you even think that particular tournament in Beijing where no good players show up is the 5th slam. :spit: :spit:

I know Maria Sharapoa is not a good player :angel:

MrProdigy555
Mar 27th, 2012, 06:32 AM
Na is gonna snatch Maria's stomach flab. :o

Inger67
Mar 27th, 2012, 06:50 AM
I definitely see Na winning this, but wouldn't be too surprised if Sharapova won. She seems to always finds a way to win.

vozas
Mar 27th, 2012, 07:07 AM
Maria in 2, unless she folds like a cheap Decathlon tent since she'll most likely face her masters in the semis and final :scared:

Beat
Mar 27th, 2012, 08:01 AM
crush her, superNa :bowdown:

gc-spurs
Mar 27th, 2012, 08:08 AM
Na is gonna snatch Maria's stomach flab. :o

Umm :unsure:

Maria rocks
Mar 27th, 2012, 08:16 AM
Come On Maria 2 Sets Win Please X

pav
Mar 27th, 2012, 08:17 AM
Might be dream QF for Na mug, but could be a nightmare for others.

chingching
Mar 27th, 2012, 09:22 AM
Maria cant run. thats why she cant beat agressive players when theyre on

Fighterpova
Mar 27th, 2012, 10:00 AM
From 5-0 in head to head to 5-4 :sobbing: If she wins tomorrow then it's 5 wins in a row :spit:

5 more matches and Masha will become Na's punchbag :lol:

CR3WLFC
Mar 27th, 2012, 11:06 AM
Maria cant run. thats why she cant beat agressive players when theyre on

oh Tennisforum :lol:

Utterchaos
Mar 27th, 2012, 11:07 AM
Sharapova in ugly 3 sets, hitting at least a dozen DFs and over 60UEs

gc-spurs
Mar 27th, 2012, 11:33 AM
Sharapova in ugly 3 sets, hitting at least a dozen DFs and over 60UEs

Rockstar.

Lateral epicondy
Mar 27th, 2012, 11:48 AM
I like both equally, but this time I'm rooting for Li Na. She looked very sharp in the beginning of 2012 but lost momentum against Clijsters at the AO.
I want her to play at her French Open-level again. :worship: but she needs her confidence back.

hpme
Mar 27th, 2012, 12:55 PM
Na will win... :)

RobinT83
Mar 27th, 2012, 12:58 PM
Hopefully Na in 3 to save tennis from a new low.

madmax
Mar 27th, 2012, 01:00 PM
Hopefully Na in 3 to save tennis from a new low.

and what would that be if you don't mind elaborating?

Irute
Mar 27th, 2012, 01:01 PM
Tough call for me to make here, but I think this time Maria may take it.

HRHoliviasmith
Mar 27th, 2012, 01:15 PM
Hopefully Na in 3 to save tennis from a new low.

This. I totally agree. How someone could be playing such substandard tennis and still making qtrs, semis and even finals is beyond me. It boggles the mind. Plus our collective eardrums need a break.

ElusiveChanteuse
Mar 27th, 2012, 01:18 PM
Come on Na!!!! Own Masha and slap Thomas face as well.:oh:

HRHoliviasmith
Mar 27th, 2012, 01:25 PM
Come on Na!!!! Own Masha and slap Thomas face as well.:oh:

:haha:

~MashyOwnThemAll
Mar 27th, 2012, 01:43 PM
This. I totally agree. How someone could be playing such substandard tennis and still making qtrs, semis and even finals is beyond me. It boggles the mind. Plus our collective eardrums need a break.

:facepalm:

I bet you never heard about this, highly recommended for you (http://www.amazon.com/Winning-Ugly-Mental-Warfare-Tennis-Lessons/dp/067188400X)

:facepalm:

Also, talk about eardrumps as a pusharenka fan with that retard face avatar just... beyond pathetic. Epic fail.
Also "substandard" tennis from Li too. That doesn't matter I guess. Fail, fail everywhere... :facepalm:

Nice own goals though :haha:

Pasta-Na
Mar 27th, 2012, 01:45 PM
NaNa said she saw Thomas watching her match in the stadium yesterday. And She will be very focused to play against Maria today. :secret:

Monzanator
Mar 27th, 2012, 01:56 PM
Five in a row for Li. Maria's been playing crap in Miami so far :shrug:

HRHoliviasmith
Mar 27th, 2012, 01:56 PM
:facepalm:

I bet you never heard about this, highly recommended for you (http://www.amazon.com/Winning-Ugly-Mental-Warfare-Tennis-Lessons/dp/067188400X)

:facepalm:

Also, talk about eardrumps as a pusharenka fan with that retard face avatar just... beyond pathetic. Epic fail.
Also "substandard" tennis from Li too. That doesn't matter I guess. Fail, fail everywhere... :facepalm:

Nice own goals though :haha:

Not familiar with this expression, please explain.

P.S. Go Na!!!! :cheer:

M.P
Mar 27th, 2012, 01:57 PM
NaNa said she saw Thomas watching her match in the stadium yesterday. And She will be very focused to play against Maria today. :secret:

hopefully :oh:

~MashyOwnThemAll
Mar 27th, 2012, 01:59 PM
Not familiar with this expression, please explain.

P.S. Go Na!!!! :cheer:

Just For You! :kiss:

bTx8QRLyy78

HRHoliviasmith
Mar 27th, 2012, 02:01 PM
Just Yor You! :kiss:



not watching the video, just tell me what it means. thanks.

BluSthil
Mar 27th, 2012, 02:08 PM
The only way Sharapova is gonna lose this match over Na Li is if the Chinese panda suddenly prefers Kung Pao Chicken for breakfast, lunch & dinner over Bamboo. Doubtful !

~MashyOwnThemAll
Mar 27th, 2012, 02:11 PM
not watching the video, just tell me what it means. thanks.

Then may you stay forever dumb :awww:
You failed, don't be dishonest now. Thanks.

Craig.
Mar 27th, 2012, 02:13 PM
Hopefully Na in 3 to save tennis from a new low.

Which would be what, Sharapova making the SFs of Miami? :weirdo:

Patrick345
Mar 27th, 2012, 02:16 PM
Those two have played so poorly this could easily pass as the first match of the qualifying not the quarterfinals. :tape:

HRHoliviasmith
Mar 27th, 2012, 02:30 PM
Then may you stay forever dumb :awww:
You failed, don't be dishonest now. Thanks.

Now how hard would it have been to just tell me what that expression means? :baby: anyway here's hoping Na takes care of cakewalk pova and my ears will be forever grateful. :bounce:

Londoner
Mar 27th, 2012, 02:51 PM
Na. Then again Maria is the World No 2. Ahem.

dsanders06
Mar 27th, 2012, 03:00 PM
The only way Sharapova is gonna lose this match over Na Li is if the Chinese panda suddenly prefers Kung Pao Chicken for breakfast, lunch & dinner over Bamboo. Doubtful !

:unsure: :spit:

Stonerpova
Mar 27th, 2012, 04:04 PM
As a Maria fan this is a lose-lose situation. If she somehow gets by Na she's going to get smoked by Serena for the seventh straight time.

Just give it your all, Mash :scared:

MrProdigy555
Mar 27th, 2012, 05:00 PM
*if Serena gets by Wozniacki :oh:*

But, :lol: True. Serena will flatline Sharapova....

AliceMariaRenka
Mar 27th, 2012, 05:25 PM
Please win this Maria!

Break My Rapture
Mar 27th, 2012, 05:26 PM
Maria should have the advantage on slow hardcourts (unlike fast grass and clay) but she's playing as bad as ever.

~MashyOwnThemAll
Mar 27th, 2012, 07:09 PM
Now how hard would it have been to just tell me what that expression means? :baby: anyway here's hoping Na takes care of cakewalk pova and my ears will be forever grateful. :bounce:

Now how hard would it have been to just watch that vid? :baby: (Anyway because offtopic)

:hah: You are a fking failer again. :facepalm: Substandard tennis, huh? :oh:
Thanks for the jinx I really appreciate it :kiss:

nfl46
Mar 27th, 2012, 07:12 PM
This goes to show that this board is delusion and very bias.

HRHoliviasmith
Mar 27th, 2012, 07:39 PM
ugh.

tennisbum79
Mar 27th, 2012, 07:41 PM
Voting is still open???