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is what Nick Bollettieri said about Li Na: .......Despite falling to Serena Williams in
two tiebreak sets, I was thoroughly impressed by Na Li. She is one heck of a
tennis player and her groundstrokes are excellent from both sides.
1. She has a very compact swing pattern from both sides with instant backswing
2. She has a very low base and uses her strong legs for balance and power.
3. She stands very close to the baseline because of the previously mentioned
items and this allows her to make early contact and puts her opponents on the
4. She covers all of the court as well as anyone.
5. She is in tip-top shape.
6. She hits with very little spin and still has control and depth.
7. She also plays great defense and anticipates the path of the ball extremely
Then Carlos Rodriguez, former trainer of Justine Henin found something in Li Na
being improved now ........I discovered a lot of things -tactically, technically,
physically in the way she moves on court. She moves very well but not that
efficiently, not in the right way to be really 100 percent on the ball at the
right time to take the right decision.
This is what I think: Li Na is a late bloomer. She has had recently significant changes in term
of training, trainer and some kind of emboldened determination. Eventhough in
technical aspects Serena is above Na Li, but this time Li Na's momentum will
project her above her level. Considering their familiarity to each other and
close matches they did recently, I say Li, the hungrier player, will defeat
Serena this time.
way, betting on Li Na now will yield 650% of return. EP
10 months, 4 weeks ago on US Open 2013 semi-final: Serena Williams v Li Na preview