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Serena in 2 66.67% 4 66.67%
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Cincy Semis: Serena vs Li Na
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Kiu Offline
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Cincy Semis: Serena vs Li Na
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H2H is 7-1 in favor of Serena.
Li Na hasn't even won a set off Serena since 2009 although they had some tie breakers.

Who wins?
16-Aug-2013 06:49 PM
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RE: Cincy Semis: Serena vs Li Na
Serena, but it won't be easy. Serena is starting to show signs of life again just in time for the US Open much better serving and returning.
16-Aug-2013 08:12 PM
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RE: Cincy Semis: Serena vs Li Na
Serena in three.
16-Aug-2013 08:54 PM
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RE: Cincy Semis: Serena vs Li Na
Na at her very best can trouble Serena. I don't think she's in that form though (it isn't easy to judge with only 1 of her matches being televised this week however), so Serena in 2.
17-Aug-2013 12:01 AM
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RE: Cincy Semis: Serena vs Li Na
Serena in 2 sets
17-Aug-2013 12:04 AM
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RE: Cincy Semis: Serena vs Li Na
If Serena were to lose, this is where I think it would happen, depending if she cares.
17-Aug-2013 01:08 PM
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RE: Cincy Semis: Serena vs Li Na
(17-Aug-2013 01:08 PM)Calvy Wrote:  If Serena were to lose, this is where I think it would happen, depending if she cares.

OMG, does she? I don't watch much, but everytime I turned over to see Serena, she was all PO'd! It didn't matter if she was up 6-0, 4-1, she just wasn't happy being out there! Was it some inconvenience I was missing?

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17-Aug-2013 01:13 PM
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RE: Cincy Semis: Serena vs Li Na
I don't think she is happy with where her game is at at the moment.
17-Aug-2013 02:08 PM
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RE: Cincy Semis: Serena vs Li Na
(17-Aug-2013 01:08 PM)Calvy Wrote:  If Serena were to lose, this is where I think it would happen, depending if she cares.

Are you preparing yourself for a loss?

I took Serena in straight sets.
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17-Aug-2013 02:30 PM
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RE: Cincy Semis: Serena vs Li Na
I just think Cincinnati is a tourney she really doesn't like, for whatever reason. And, although she admonishes herself on court if she's not playing up to her satisfaction, at this tourney, I get the vibe she's not really feeling this event. Last year in her losses to Kerber, she was hard on herself during the match, but, it was an obvious tank job.

That being said, I'm not "preparing" myself for a loss, come on, the woman has won 8 tournaments this year, you expect to win every match. Being that this is semi-finals, and she is in awesome shape, expect her to win.
17-Aug-2013 03:11 PM
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RE: Cincy Semis: Serena vs Li Na
Serena is trying to give this first set away, double faulting for a 4-5 first set score.
Li Na will serve for the set, she has momentum!
17-Aug-2013 06:47 PM
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RE: Cincy Semis: Serena vs Li Na
Serena just always knows how to make her life more difficult in matches these days.
17-Aug-2013 06:49 PM
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RE: Cincy Semis: Serena vs Li Na
Now it's Li's turn, double faulting on set point and then error'ng the game away, now all even at 5-5.

As exciting as this match is, I have to leave and go to New Haven, my assignment is calling.

See you all later.
17-Aug-2013 06:55 PM
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RE: Cincy Semis: Serena vs Li Na
(17-Aug-2013 01:08 PM)Calvy Wrote:  If Serena were to lose, this is where I think it would happen, depending if she cares.

Lazy tennis from Serena, lucky to get that set. Should have never been in that close.
17-Aug-2013 07:02 PM
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RE: Cincy Semis: Serena vs Li Na
She was quite lucky to get that first set. I hope she puts her foot down in the second.
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RE: Cincy Semis: Serena vs Li Na
Why for the love of god does it seem when she is poised to pull ahead in a match and gets a break or chance to consolidate a break does Serena seem to get broken?

Wow Li couldn't have asked for a better chance to beat Serena than this match. Serena was practically begging her to take this match.
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RE: Cincy Semis: Serena vs Li Na
Serena was teasing her, wave the carrot in her face and then snatch it away.
17-Aug-2013 08:19 PM
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RE: Cincy Semis: Serena vs Li Na
Independent of what happens tomorrow, Serena has clinched the US Open Series
Bonus Challenge Title. SO, if she wins USO, she will get one million dollars to go along
with the winner's check of $2.6 million for a total of $3.6 million.

So far, only Serena and Federer have managed to win that bonus 1 million
by winning both the series and the USO.

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17-Aug-2013 10:56 PM
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RE: Cincy Semis: Serena vs Li Na
That's not accurate GSM. Serena has never won the series and open in same year. She won the series in 2011 with titles in Stanford and Toronto, but lost the USO final to Stosur. The USO runner-up gets 1/2 mil if they win the series. Kim is the only woman to win the series and the open in the same year to get the bonus. That was 2005.
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RE: Cincy Semis: Serena vs Li Na
(18-Aug-2013 12:15 AM)kskate2 Wrote:  That's not accurate GSM. Serena has never won the series and open in same year. She won the series in 2011 with titles in Stanford and Toronto, but lost the USO final to Stosur. The USO runner-up gets 1/2 mil if they win the series. Kim is the only woman to win the series and the open in the same year to get the bonus. That was 2005.

I think Serena did get the 3rd prize ( $250,000 ) one year.
18-Aug-2013 12:56 AM
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