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Jan 24th, 2013 07:53 AM
Potapovushina
Re: Sorana in Down Under 2013 - Start of the new year

Jan 24th, 2013 05:51 AM
grs
Re: Sorana in Down Under 2013 - Start of the new year

At least she took more games from Li than the AO semifinalist did
Jan 18th, 2013 05:21 PM
Curcubeu
Re: Sorana in Down Under 2013 - Start of the new year

Sorana's shot selection is still questionable.

However, there were a lot of shots from her that would have easily been winners or points against other players, but Li is able to rally with her in those exchanges and Sorana is usually the first one to break down.

She has to mix it up more. The serve, but also her whole ground game. Just punning forehands down the middle certainly works against Vandeweghe, but not against most top players.
Jan 18th, 2013 03:48 PM
overrule
Re: Sorana in Down Under 2013 - Start of the new year

Li Na was reading Sori's first serve very well and returning it with interest. Sori should have mixed it up a bit more.

Also, when is she going to learn she needs to start playing better % tennis? She always goes for the winner DTL when pushed out wide on the FH side. She only hits the shot about 5% of the time.

Li is a very good player, and there is no shame in losing to her. However, I'm concerned Sori may have topped out. I don't see any improvement in her game from last year, nor any indication she might eventually get over the hump and become a top 10 player.
Jan 18th, 2013 05:51 AM
grs
Re: Sorana in Down Under 2013 - Start of the new year

Sorana played languidly like someone with fever: her first serve was very slow comparing with her standard and with no precision at all, her reactions were nowhere, her footwork was worse than usual. She even didn't play in ball bashing mode, most of her UE's coming from a bad hitting not for a try to hit through the opponent.

It was the Australian heat or is she seek, I don't know.
Jan 18th, 2013 02:47 AM
Potapovushina
Re: Sorana in Down Under 2013 - Start of the new year

Didn't watch it, but Sori
Jan 18th, 2013 02:32 AM
Curcubeu
Re: Sorana in Down Under 2013 - Start of the new year

It's ok Sorana.

You are still having the more enthusiastic fans on court.
Jan 18th, 2013 02:27 AM
Skoo
Re: Sorana in Down Under 2013 - Start of the new year

Well, that was pretty disappointing. Na was definitely not at her best, but it was enough to get an easy win against Sori.
Jan 17th, 2013 03:48 PM
overrule
Re: Sorana in Down Under 2013 - Start of the new year

Sori's draw shows just how important that top 32 seed is. The average ranking of her first two opponents was over 100. Compare that to last year where she met Stosur, Li, and Wickmayer in the first round, and Li in the second round at Wimbledon.

I hope she brings her A game today. She seems to like playing in the big arenas.
Jan 16th, 2013 09:52 PM
ALIEN
Re: Sorana in Down Under 2013 - Start of the new year

I've been watching our girls play fore more than 3 years now so I was dragged down a long time ago
Jan 16th, 2013 09:18 PM
Curcubeu
Re: Sorana in Down Under 2013 - Start of the new year

I can understand ALI3N in a general lack of spirit with most of our girls when they are on their way out.

Yes, there have already been a good amount of baking products so far this year, but we shouldn't get ourselves dragged down that easily.
Jan 16th, 2013 06:57 PM
Stevecw
Re: Sorana in Down Under 2013 - Start of the new year

1st set again seemed a mess, won't get away with that v Na Li. Needs to be on form from 1st point to have a chance. Best of luck to her, wud be amazing to win this one
Jan 16th, 2013 02:18 PM
overrule
Re: Sorana in Down Under 2013 - Start of the new year

Has anyone seen the match or at least a write up of the match?
Jan 16th, 2013 11:39 AM
ALIEN
Re: Sorana in Down Under 2013 - Start of the new year

I hope you're right.
Jan 16th, 2013 11:26 AM
soimu
Re: Sorana in Down Under 2013 - Start of the new year

I think ALI3N meant a possible harsh score defeat.
But this will not be the case.
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