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Li Na brought 1.4 billion people to tennis scene. Thats a massive achievement. No wonder she was under a constant pressure to perform well. And her 2 major victories are the sweetest. She is a classy lady and fought really hard, on and off court(chinese tennis association)
Chinese/Asian/tennis fans will miss her. Hope she stays in touch with tennis and her fans even after her retirement.
3 days, 2 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2014/09/2-time-grand-slam-winner-li-na-retires-from-tour/52817/
can someone please write an article on Vaidisova's winning return
4 days, 20 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2014/09/radwanska-dishes-out-double-bagel-scheepers-seoul/52801/
No mention of Nicole Vaidisova's winning return?
4 days, 21 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2014/09/stosur-stephens-among-five-seeds-fall-guangzhou/52797/
5 days, 5 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2014/09/tweets-week-azarenka-kyrgios-flirt-davis-cup-jokes/52798/
the only performance that i could think of, which was close to Kvitova's match was AO 2007 finals between Serena and Maria. Serena came out to prove her detractors and critics wrong.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2014/07/coming-home/52024/
@KGM However did you manage to drag Maria Sharapova in this?
You are a fan of Serena, be one. Dont have to be a hater
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2014/07/video-navratilova-roddick-react-serenas-scary-doubles-play/51993/
Like Vika, where people were too critical of her retirements, forced her to play some matches which she shouldn't have, same with Serena, she played a match just for the critics.
This was a dull match, but kudos to Kvitova for not adding drama to this match and winning in straight sets.
As expected Bouchard won, She plays good and aggressive. This is her 2nd year on tour and she is already into the finals of Wimbledon. Reminds me of Maria when in 2004, just on her second year on tour, reached Wimbledon finals and won.
But I believe Kvitova will win. Happy to see her back in a major final. If she wins 2 Wimbledon titles, she'll be the best grass court player of this generation after the Williams sisters :)
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2014/07/wimbledon-kvitova-d-safarova/51992/
Phew! Like I had thought, Kvitova and Bouchard would reach finals!
Kvitova-Safarova match was yawn inducing, but happy that Kvitova made it through without making a fuss.
Bouchard-Halep match was better quality wise and Genie played really well to win.
Halep will be great but she'll hit a road block against aggressive players in form
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2014/07/2011-champion-kvitova-advances-to-wimbledon-final/51994/
@Hookedonbooks @saloabad @Silver Shadow argh! please lets not start this again
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2014/07/sharapova-stumbles-fourth-round-wimbledon-loss-kerber/51960/
Hope Serena doesn't play until Cincinnati and Montreal. I hate that she is playing so many tournaments in the past couple of years. I want the Serena of 2007-2010 back. where she played very few tournaments and cleaned up the majors.
2007 AO, 2008 USO, 2009 AO and Wimbledon, 2010 AO and Wimbledon
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.tennis.com/photos-video/2014/07/video-serena-williams-hits-four-double-faults-game-retiring-doubles/51961/
@tennisfan2331 @saloabad lol!
@RichSimmons @Silver Shadow @saloabad maybe.
@RichSimmons @saloabad @Silver Shadow I really don't think Maria has that many fans as compared to the Williams sisters
@tennisfan2331 @twigzz Lol! that was an amazing impression. But He'll be here, believe me. He'll congratulate Kerber and feel sorry that Maria lost and look forward to her next tournament
@RichSimmons @Silver Shadow and lets not forget what happened after Cornet lost. People were insulting the way her nose is
@RichSimmons @Silver Shadow I agree. There were some sad people commenting against Serena. Its really pathetic
@Hookedonbooks @RichSimmons Yup! i agree, looks like a Bouchard-Kvitova final to me.
Also, just imagine if Safarova reaches final XD
@saloabad Bouchard will most likely beat Kerber and Halep will be defeated by Lisicki
It makes me sick, that these so called tennis fans are spitting so much venom at a loss of a player.
I'm a fan of Maria, but this match was great and Kerber certainly deserved this win. She was more aggressive today and I was surprised to see her hit so many winners today.
Both had a positive winner to unforced errors ratio. But Maria made errors at the worse time possible, the 1st set tie-breaker
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2014/07/french-open-finalist-halep-into-wimbledon-quarters/51955/
Venus without a doubt was best dressed in womens, not just the fit but style too.
Petra in that ill-fitting polo is plain awful, although it does manage to hide her tummy.
Federer doesn't need to do much to look elegant and classy in those polos. Thumbs Up!
Nadal looks quite drab in that outfit.
Nike seriously needs to re-evaluate their designs, Serena and Maria are supposed to be fashion icons, but they look plain Jane
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.tennis.com/photos-video/2014/06/white-album-wimbledon-fashion-winners-errors/51946/
Great match by Kerber and Sharapova. This Wimbledon has produced some great matches.
I think Bouchard will win her match against Kerber, and Lisicki will win against Halep
great match by federer, although he stumbled a bit at the end.
Now Federer could play world No.3, 1 and 2 in QF, SF and Finals. What a path that would be if he wins!
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2014/07/wimbledon-federer-d-robredo/51959/
@GeorgeElliottEllis Corent lost to Venus Williams and not Townsend after beating Serena in Dubai
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2014/06/wimbledon-cornet-d-s-williams/51923/
@JasonRaphael Serena will be back, she'll win 2 more majors at least, with or without Patrick
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2014/06/serena-williams-suffers-three-set-third-round-loss-cornet-wimbledon/51922/
@JasonRaphael relax its not the end of the world
@Richard also there is no article on Serena out, yet
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2014/06/wimbledon-sharapova-d-riske/51920/
@Richard I'm sorry who is World No.1?
@Richard @Silver Shadow @Miss dhenry2012 She does, like every other player. I don't buy that, just coz she has experience that She'll win Wimbledon. Serena or no Serena, Wimbledon is difficult for Maria
@Miss dhenry2012 @Silver Shadow you are kind of putting down these wonderful players, who are still in the draw.
Kvitova beat Maria in 2011 finals, and that was Petra's first final and Maria was experienced
@nreeldeep @Silver Shadow @tennisman lol! hell no. we are just talking about a coincidence
@Gael i think your explanation is more rational than the age reason people here are commenting
@nreeldeep she looked the same at AO 2013, before Li Na knocked her out in the semis real bad. Maria could be surprising sometimes.
@CarlyJoni How can age catch up so quickly? She won Miami and Rome(without losing a set I think) this year. She beat Maria and Vika at Brisbane as well
@Miss dhenry2012 sure, I forgot that Halep, Radwanska, Kvitova, Bouchard are nobody's
@tennisman AO 2012, FO 2012, FO 2014, Wimbledon 2014. they were supposed to meet in quarters and each time Serena lost early
@BlingOut @Jigsawwill Eugenie's delicate hands will get bruised returning Serena's serve :)
3 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2014/06/2014-wimbledon-our-picks/51824/
@BlingOut Maria and Serena, although on grass court Maria won't be that difficult to beat for Halep
@Tina_1961 @MashasFan whoever said Maria is Queen of grass? Anyways i just she has a point to prove, i didn't say her record on grass is exceptional. She'll be ready this Wimbledon than she has been in the past, and if the draw favors her, i wouldn't put it past her to lift her 2nd Venus Rosewater dish
@Gene It would be so cool if Maria and Aga reach finals :D
@MashasFan yea, doesn't he like dislike Maria? always complaining about her nationality?
Murray will win this years wimbledon else Federer. Djokovic looks lost near the business end of majors and Nadal is a bigger question mark than others.
In womens its either Serena or Maria(If Serena loses early), I think Maria has a point to prove here, and she looks ready than in the past 2 years when she lost to Sabine or she had a shoulder injury.
@tennisman coz she is neither the defending champion nor defending finalist
3 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2014/06/eye-candy/51818/
I think Make up wise Maria, Serena, Laura and Donna did good. Dress wise Daniela and Venus were a knockout. Vika wasn't bad either
3 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.tennis.com/photos-video/2014/06/best-and-worst-dressed-wta-pre-wimbledon-party/51813/
can't believe that nadal can still gain points..
3 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2014/06/djokovic-serena-seeded-no-1-for-wimbledon/51789/
@deloresb340 @GOS exactly like their match from 2010 Wimbledon 4th round or 2004 final
phew! she doesn't defend many points this Wimbledon. Cant wait to see her on court. Go Vika!
Hope this US Open we get to see Big 3 injury free and at their best
3 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2014/06/azarenka-to-return-at-eastbourne-next-week/51738/
@RichSimmons no no! Murray on his worst surface reaches Semis, I think Wimbledon is his this year as well :)
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2014/06/persistents-pay/51711/
@RichSimmons @Carol35 If Maria can win by being a lousy mover, there is hope for Garbine