Aussie Women’s Final

Li Na

Watching live now….go Li Na!!!

Azarenka’s gamesmanship prior with Sloane….shameful :/.

Li Na’s a gem and so wonderfully candid~♡! A champion U  can root for and just check out any of her prior press conferences….she’s pure ♡! No head games….just awesome ability, will and a good heart! Not to mention one wicked backhand and a poise so amazinG!

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64 Responses to Aussie Women’s Final

  1. Now 5~2 Li Na in the first set…Azarenka’s been aggressive but she’s been slumping a bit towards this final while Li Na’s been just getting better match by match.

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  2. The way Li Na speaks of her new coach Rodrigues…so cute and candid~♥! He works her to the bone…=O.

    Her game so much improved since…..and to think she’s already won what I believe to be the most difficult grand slam of them all!!!, the French.

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  3. Back on serve now 5~4….Azarenka showing why she’s a champion too.

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  4. Li Na leading in winners 9~2 but also leading in unforced errors….still he new found aggressive style serves her well and she plays great defense.

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  5. That was a wicked cross court return!!!

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  6. Azarenka’s first fore hand winner saves break point!

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  7. Deuce….! Azarenka saves break point again and while she may still be yet to hit her stride in this match sure knows how to play the big points.

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  8. Epic point! LI Na yet another break chance.

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  9. Set point #4 for Li Na and now a second serve coming….Azarenka double faults the opening set =O!!!

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  10. I wonder if the obvious Li Na sided crowd is getting to the mind and psyche of Azarenka? Still early though and it’s anyone’s match yet.

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  11. Haha they just spoke of LI Na’s age over Azarenka and now I too feel like a dinosaur XD!!….so funny how tennis age is one that plays a small window in sports terms. Yet Li Na moving ever as great as her much younger counterpart tonight on this big stage.

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  12. Azarenka now with a break chance in the first game of the second set…

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  13. Azareka breaks!…an amazing stat and i know stats are the past but still the winner of the past grand slams in women’s tennis have won the first set and then gone on to winning I think they said 25 of the last 26 times???

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  14. Now 30~all in the second game…Azarenka serving..

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  15. Fun fact: Li Na’s husband used to be her coach……

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  16. Li Na is moving Azarenka side to side and now it’s deuce……

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  17. Azareka double~faults….break point.

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  18. Woh that was close to the line saving break point!! And now Azarenka forces a desperate lob from Li Na….Azarenka holds?? A challenge on a line call from Li Na but Azarenka holds with a confirmed call of good.

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  19. Azarenka now up 2~love..second set…Li Na now serving.

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  20. Great serve out wide!!! Li Na controls a great point…now 15~all.

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  21. The nerves are still present it appears for both players but the play has been good overall….interestingly both players forehands may be their weaker sides…Azarenka now up 3~love in the second set.

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  22. A bit of a lapse in play for Azarenka and now Li Na with double break point. She breaks to a 1~3 score.

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  23. Both players hitting the ball crisply in laser like fashion as the wind on the court ratches up a bit.

    At 1~3 Li Na falls and may have hurt her ankle =(….

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  24. In the replay you can see her ankle turn badly…..this is so bad.

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  25. I don’t know if it has anything to do with the new court surface but this tournament has has more than its share of ankle injuries…seemingly more than in the past perhaps.

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  26. Li Na now receiving on court treatment….taping of her left ankle….Azarenka keeping warm on court with practice serves.

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  27. Speculation is that Li Na may have not suffered any significant ankle injuries prior…that due to her not having any taping on either ankle before.

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  28. 30~all Li Na appears to move okay…but still it’s just one point so far..

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  29. Li Na holds serve and it’s clearly evident in just those two single points since her injury that Li Na is playing much more aggressive…perhaps trying to end the points quicker due to her ailing ankle.

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  30. Her overall game so dependent on her speed and movement it’ll be interesting to see how she continues from here….hope she’s okay.

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  31. Triple break point now for Li Na….Azarenka saves all three! Deuce.

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  32. Even though there’s little wind now, both players have failed to hold serve from one particular end of the court….Li Na now serving down 2~4 and two double faults now…..back to deuce after saving two break chances for Azarenka. Li Na a backhand winner down the line to set up a ad…yet another backhand winner to hold for a 3~4 game.

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  33. Hard to read any tells yet on her ankle….but Li Na’s always been a fighter and she won’t play gamesmanship for sure and if it’s hurting she’ll surely be up front about it.

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  34. Li Na continues to create great angles on Azarenka’s serve….Azarenka receives a cloudy moan from the crowd as she angrily swats an errant ball away….now double break point for Li Na as an ill executed drop shot fails for Azarenka.

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  35. Azarenka hits one long…challenges…and now we’re back on serve at 4~all!

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  36. Love~30 Li Na serving…big point.

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  37. Azarenka breaks and now will serve to even the match.

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  38. Today is Australia Day~! Didn’t know that.

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  39. Li Na loses her very first set of the tournament….we’re now even at one set apiece and we head to the deciding final 3rd set! I believe there are only tie~breaks in the earlier sets and not the final one so we’ll see if either Azarenka or Li Na can close the match.

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  40. Opening game third set, Azarenka breaks easily. Could there be nerves breaking in?

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  41. Great return….wicked passing shot by Li Na now 15~30 with a bit of chance.

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  42. Just as you sense Azarenka seizing control of the match, Li Na continues to fight with laser shots and now with a break chance.

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  43. Azarenka double~faults….now back on serve at 1~1. The crowd is clearly dominately in Li Na’s corner.

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  44. Match now just shy of two hours old….Li Na ankle injury seems a distant thought….

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  45. Anyone know what it read in Chinese on Li Na’s sneakers??

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  46. This is a trip!!! Now the match is paused as Australia Day is celebrated with fireworks!!~*~~* and pretty cool that the tournament director was well aware of the timing of it all as he paused the match so as to not cause any disturbance for the players =).

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  47. Li Na now up 2~1..they’re so evenly matched on paper and really now live on court!

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  48. More fireworks also on court hopefully~*~~*! after the Australia Day celebration~*~~* =D.

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  49. This is almost like a half time….a new thing for tennis =P! The fireworks continue…..

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  50. After a 10 minute break……on the very first point Li Na appears to have hit her head on the court =O.

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  51. Concussions and head injuries such a major concern she appears to have a on court test happening right now. However she also appears to have rolled her ankle again =(…and in falling hit her head on the court. This is terrible.

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  52. This is all unprecedented…. I just hope Li Na’s okay and they’re not even attending to her ankle at the moment….checking for concussion like symptoms only. Azarenka is once again trying to keep warmed up by hitting practice serves with older balls.

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  53. Li Na has the sweetest of smiles~*~~*…it seems that nothing can keep her down.

    She now returns to the court. I don’t even know what to think. I’ve never seen anything like this….like ever.

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  54. Li Na looks crisp…she’s moving well and striking the ball well. Now 30~40 a break chance on Azarenka’s serve.

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  55. Crosscourt lasers saves break point for Azarenka! Deuce. Azarenka holds in impressive fashion!

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  56. 2~all now on serve.

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  57. Azarenka breaks! Now leads 3~2…..it’s Li Na who’s still the more aggressive having a large lead in winners however her errors are also on the leading edge.

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  58. Azarenka now has the momentum clearly winning with a love~game to take a 4~2 lead.

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  59. Li Na holds..the score on 3~4.

    ESPN going commercial free from here…a first for tennis this ‘early’ in a match?? Gotta love them for that! =)

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  60. Li Na’s hitting with supreme confidence…back to back points and now Azarenka serves at love~30.

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  61. Break point! A high looper for Li Na causes an error from Azarenka.

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  62. Azarenka holds and now has a 5~3 lead in the final set.

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  63. The match now just over 2 and half hours old seems to be very much in Azarenka’s side. Li Na’s serve now at deuce. Azarenka now just two points from the championship.

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  64. Championship point, Azarenak now wiht a break point…..

    Azarenka wins! What a great match!….I was pulling so much for LI Na and she came so close! Congratulations~*~~* to Azarenka!!! Now a two time grand slam champion!!!

    And for me.

    It’s late…..almost one thirty in the morning…..

    Good~night~ =).

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