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Post by raiders_of_the_lost_ark on Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:08 am

For those who care:

Na Li (CHN) [17]
vs.
Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) [33]


My pick: Li Na

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Post by Tenez on Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:16 am

Cibulkova


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Post by noleisthebest on Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:28 am

What a line-up for the final, who would have guessed at the beginning: no Sharapova, no Azarenka...
So I am happy because if that - a grunt and screaming free final after a long time!

Don't particularly like either of players as they both really bash the ball hard, but that's the name of the game these days...

I know tha Cubulkiva is an enormous choker, andd remember she once lost a match from veing 6:0 5:1 up and serving for it!
Li is not much better, so it will be interesting.
Li said in an interview that Eodrigues has been trying to unglue her game from the baseline, in Li's words " 100 years long  rallies", but I haven't seen her play I think since last year's final, so that would be interesting.
Cibulkova will be blasting her flat bombs and painting the lines.

I have no preference, just hope both manage to get the best out of their games and nobody chokes!

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Post by Tenez on Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:35 am

I was going to change my mind but after reading you I might not. I have never seen Cib play...

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Post by noleisthebest on Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:37 am

I read a great line describing today's women's tennis the other day, it went like this:

"women’s tennis had entered the Glamazon Age of power-based clones with one-note games"

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Post by noleisthebest on Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:39 am

Tenez wrote:I was going to change my mind but after reading you I might not. I have never seen Cib play...

Plus, you have beaten your own record for the most concise post. When I saw it first, I thought you forgot to write in it!

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Post by Tenez on Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:42 am

lol......in fact looking at their way to final....I defo change my mind!,,,though I like li.

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Post by noleisthebest on Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:47 am

Li is a nice lady - human, down to earth, good-natured and most importantly for tennis - a fair player!

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Post by Tenez on Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:57 am

yes...I m already regret my choice...too late!

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Post by noleisthebest on Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:02 am

It's not too late at all. I've seen people add their prediction AFTER the match.

And anyway, I retired from the game a few rounds ago, so you'll be fine Winking

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Post by noleisthebest on Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:11 am

I think women should play best of 5 in slam finals.
A lot of them need plenty of time for the hormones to settle down...

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Post by Tenez on Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:38 am

I have had terrible results in that game....but it doesn't quite hurt! Cool 

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Post by noleisthebest on Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:47 am

Excellent 1st set to be crowned with the TB drama!

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Post by noleisthebest on Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:54 am

Poor Cibu....Let's hope for a 3 setter!

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Post by noleisthebest on Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:58 am

Tenez wrote:I have had terrible results in that game....but it doesn't quite hurt! Cool 


"That's the beauty of sport. Winning and losing have little consequences!" Winking

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Post by noleisthebest on Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:05 am

Li breaks at the start of the 2nd set.
Come on Cibi diva

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Post by noleisthebest on Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:23 am

...and that's it, Li wins it with a bagel...
Definitely best of 5 for women's slam finals!

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Post by noleisthebest on Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:27 am

I can't believe there is only one match left now...just as I got my sleeping routine perfected...
Big withdrawal symptoms on Monday for me then!

Funny how the tour completely goes chaotic between now and clay season... IW and Miami look a bit pointless AFTER AO.

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Post by noleisthebest on Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:43 am

In the end, two lovely speeches, Cibi who didn't fight tears (and neither were the rest of us, incl the chubby guy standing next to the TD) and managed to smile and talk through them, followed by Li (still don't know what's her name and what's her surname) and the trademark sense of no-nonsense humour involving her "lucky to have her" husband, thanking the manager for making her rich...
All in all, a nice final.

No, I don't even want to think about tomorrow....

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Post by raiders_of_the_lost_ark on Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:43 am

Li wins  Applause  Applause  love  love  love . Fantastic play. She hits hard and flat.

She is a likable player both on and off court.

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Post by raiders_of_the_lost_ark on Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:45 am

noleisthebest wrote:In the end, two lovely speeches, Cibi who didn't fight tears (and neither were the rest of us, incl the chubby guy standing next to the TD) and managed to smile and talk through them, followed by Li (still don't know what's her name and what's her surname) and the trademark sense of no-nonsense humour involving her "lucky to have her" husband, thanking the manager for making her rich...
All in all, a nice final.

No, I don't even want to think about tomorrow....
 I think her First Name: Na, Last name: Li

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Post by Tenez on Sat Jan 25, 2014 2:17 pm

noleisthebest wrote:
Tenez wrote:I have had terrible results in that game....but it doesn't quite hurt! Cool 


"That's the beauty of sport. Winning and losing have little consequences!" Winking

Good one! When did I say that?

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Post by Tenez on Sat Jan 25, 2014 2:18 pm

raiders_of_the_lost_ark wrote:Li wins  Applause  Applause  love  love  love . Fantastic play. She hits hard and flat.

She is a likable player both on and off court.
Agree! Glad she won and I lost!

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Post by Polly 81 on Sat Jan 25, 2014 4:38 pm

That was a really nice finale for the woman's event. One of the happiest I've seen.
A runner up on numerous occasions finally winning the title, against a first time slam finalist just happy to be there.
Reminds me of Federer Soderling at the French 2009. Smiles all around.

Also, while I'm at it, I really miss Soderling Sad Saw him play a couple of times, and loved his forehand.

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Post by Tenez on Sat Jan 25, 2014 4:48 pm

Really weird his disappearance while at the top of his game!

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Post by Polly 81 on Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:11 pm

Yes, he was there at the top, and then suddenly he wasn't. Too sudden, not nice. Silly mono.

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