2013 Australian Open final- Na vs Azarenka

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Australian Open final winner- Na or Azarenka

Poll closed Jan 25, 2013.
  1. Na in 2

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  2. Na in 3

    48.7%
  3. Azarenka in 2

    7.9%
  4. Azarenka in 3

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  1. NadalAgassi

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    So who is the pick. I hope Na wins as the tennis Azarenka is playing is not even worthy of a slam title, but with Na and her headcaseness who knows. I will pick Na in 2 close sets but I am far from certain of the result either way.
     
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  2. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Li Na has no chance with choo choo train pulling MTOs out of her ass.
     
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  3. bluetrain4

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    I honestly think Li will win. She's playing really well and Rodriguez has really had a positive effect on her.

    I'm not just saying that simply because I want Li to win. I truly believe she'll win, though it should be close.
     
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  4. Clarky21

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    I am really hoping Na can beat the female version of Lance. She reminds me so much of him that I simply cannot stand her.

    Please save at least half of the tournament for me by beating this hoot owl, Na. It's bad enough having to suffer another Lance win, don't make me suffer another hoot owl win as well.
     
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  5. beast of mallorca

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    Azarenka does not deserve to be in the finals. Hopefully Li Na will beat the crap out of Smugrenka. Hope Carlos Rodriguez dissects the opponents game well enough and find a way to beat that Monster Yeller.
     
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  6. President

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    Go Li Na! The 3rd set of Sloane Azarenka should still be going on as we speak...
     
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  7. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Carlos: "Li Na, you can blow her off the court, no question. However, you may have to counter her MTOs, but is it worth what you stand for?"
     
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  8. Nathaniel_Near

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    Hopefully Li Na wins. Azarenka has been my least fave player on any tennis tour for about the last 2 years. She didn't make matters any better today either, not that she gives a sh1t.

    But, I think Azarenka will win the match in 3 sets.
     
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  9. jokinla

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    Please let Na win, she deserves it, the cheater deserves to lose, or perhaps pass out on court and have to default.
     
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  10. soyizgood

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    Two girls I usually root for. I've been more impressed with Li, so I'm pulling for her.
     
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  11. RajFederer

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    Everyone better vote for Li Na.. Even if ur a ****renka fan...

    biitch Mann... Cheating the poor sloane Stephens who doesn't know mto rules
     
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  12. THUNDERVOLLEY

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    I've said it several times before: I think Azarenka is hungry to prove she's the best of the new guard, and not a scattered headcase like Kvitova. She would like nothing better than to be the unquestioned face/leader for the future.
     
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  13. BreakPoint

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    "Na vs. Azarenka"?

    I hope you do realize that "Na" is her first name, right? Her surname is "Li".
     
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  14. kpktennis

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    ^^ haha this!!
     
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  15. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Cultural owned!
     
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  16. NastyWinners

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    Ball don't lie. Na will win.
     
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  17. veroniquem

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    Er yes she does. She pretty much dominated Stephens throughout the match, especially on Stephens' service games.
     
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  18. smoledman

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    Vika will win in 2 sets.
     
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  19. Beryl

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    But don't you know, Azarenka cheated. Stephens was blasting winners left and right until Azarenka pulled an MTO to get Sloane off her game. Vika is also doping, faked injuries, lied about said fake injuries, uses the cvac egg, gave Fed mono, sabotaged Nadal's knees and is behind the Manti Te'o girlfriend hoax.
     
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  20. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    I really do hope that'll be the case.
     
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  21. veroniquem

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    :shock: :lol:
    And corrupted RedFoo!!

    Hey, read my post about the whole thing in the match thread!
    If she had deliberately cheated, she would have lied as well. Instead she was totally ingenuous about it. Naturally, the American media are gonna milk it for all it's worth and more until the day she dies. They did the same with Justine. They just love those heavy handed smearing campaigns. How is that not some form of intox to knock down the opposition's credibility? Not super clean tactics either if you ask me.
     
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  22. cc0509

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    I sure hope Li Na wins it, what is not to like when you watch Li Na play lately. A complete game and a great personality. She has made quite a few improvements to her game under Henin's old coach and it has made a real difference so far.

    Go Li Na and beat that insufferable Azarenka!

    Li in three.
     
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  23. cc0509

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    I am with you. Hard to like her for sure.
     
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  24. cc0509

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    Good for her. Hopefully Li Na destroys her.
     
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  25. tennis_pro

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    Hope for a Li Na win obviously but going with the obvious.
     
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  26. Beryl

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    I understand what you are saying, but it doesn't make what Vika did right. ESPN are certainly far from upstanding, and they are hypocritical, but Vika shouldn't have given them the ammunition in the first place.

    I just take issue with people saying she doesn't deserve to be in the final. She does as much as anybody. If she hadn't taken the MTO, it would have just delayed tjhe inevitable.
    You lost me here. I understand liking Li Na far more, I do so myself, because Li Na has the best personality on the WTA tour. But you might be blinded by your dislike of Azarenka if you say Li Na has a better game. To me, they're both much the same, both typical WTA ballbashers.
     
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  27. syc23

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    Hope Na pummels Azarenka to the ground come Saturday. That bit of 'gamesmanship' against Stephens was an absolute disgrace and if there's such a thing as karma, I hope it'll come back and bite Azarenka on the _ss.
     
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  28. veroniquem

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    Of course. Deep down, the bashers know it too. Sloane is not ready yet for the big stage. And I doubt she would have beaten Serena if Serena had been 100% and served as she usually does.
     
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  29. North

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    I think Shriekarenka has the edge, though Li Na can certainly win if she stays focused and plays her best.

    I'm usually pretty dispassionate about who wins/loses, even when I am rooting for a favourite player. But I'm just disgusted with Azarenka's poor sportsmanship.

    So, my hope would be that the crowd is so strongly for Li Na and lets Vika know loudly and repeatedly throughout the whole match that she is a cheating *#!*bag, so that she is so upset, she mentally implodes & loses.
     
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  30. Duncan Bell

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    I really don't like Li, and I like Azarenka. So I want Vika to win, and I think she'll do it in 3.

    Take that everyone...
     
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  31. THUNDERVOLLEY

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    Quoted for humorous truth; all of the bandwagoners are pissed because Azarenka did not roll over for the hype machine. That's what this boils down to, and these johnny-come-lately "fans" cannot accept that Stephens just happened to be in that semi thanks to a very lucky series of events. She's not the second coming, America's Next Hope or the answer to anything.
     
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  32. Warmaster

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    On a side note, if Azarenka loses, does Serena become #1 then?
     
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  33. soyizgood

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    You would be correct as Azarenka would lose 600pts while Serena gained 220pts.
     
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  34. underground

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    Everyone Listen! Li Is The Surname, Not Na!
     
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  35. kishnabe

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    Li Na better win in Straights. If she loses a set....Azarenka will capitalize on the mentality of her game.

    Azarenka in her interview....you can see was lying. She was stuttering and her voice was shaky when it came to the back issue.

    She said she was overwhelmed by Sloane in the court interview.....that was the truth. When you are on the spot.....you don't have the time to think of a lie. When the press conference came up...she started her back lies.
     
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  36. CCNM

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    I'm still learning the rules (and the ways around them) of the game. I'm thrilled that we will not have a champion named Williams. Cheering for Ms. Na, but I think the Battered Poodle (Ms. Azarenka) will win. 3 sets ladies!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  37. jwjh

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    Fixed it for you.
     
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  38. Clarky21

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    I can't stand her. She's arrogant and reminds me far too much of Lance. She also treats the ballkids like crap as well.

    I hope she does too.
     
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  39. President

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    How is this even possible? Li Na is probably the most likable player on the WTA while Lance 2.0 is the least.
     
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  40. always_crosscourt

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    I can't be the only one hoping for an Azarenka win?

    She's hotter and funnier as well. I like her fire and gamesmanship, unlike the sterile Chinese robot.
     
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  41. Clarky21

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    Must be slim pickings where you're from if you think Azarenka is anywhere near hot. She has no shape at all and walks pigeon toed with her rear end stuck out. Her face is ordinary and she has a nasty, arrogant personality. Seems like all one has to do to be considered hot is have long blonde hair. Lol.
     
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  42. wintintu

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    Hope Li can win here - would be nice to see. I was delighted to see her beat Sharapova today, I think it is refreshing for the game. Li is modest, Sharapova is sooo arrogant. Azarenka is somewhere in the middle but her shrieking annoys me
     
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  43. woodrow1029

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    How come you used Azarenka's surname, but not Li's?
     
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  44. always_crosscourt

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    It's a start. I said she's hotter than Li Na, and, let's face it - that ain't hard. Compared to Azarenka you're the back end of a bus, so don't make comments about her.
     
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  45. jm1980

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    I wish Li could send the hooting owl packing, but I don't think she has the game to beat Azarenka.

    Only if the crowd gets into it and she has a mental breakdown... It would be pretty sweet if that were to happen.
     
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  46. jaggy

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    Surprisingly large ratio of votes to Li
     
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  47. always_crosscourt

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    It's all wishful thinking.

    Li Na will have another meltdown, and Azarenka, defending champion, will be rock-solid.
     
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  48. jm1980

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    The way these two have been playing, it's much more likely that the opposite will happen.

    In a meltdown-free match Azarenka should win though.
     
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  49. wmoore

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    Azarenka a poser

    Several years ago I watched Azarenka play in the USO - and she crumbled right on the Grandstand. She sat on the court and cried. She was then the supposed next great thing in women's tennis.

    Nothing's changed. She can't handle pressure and will resort to cheating (as she did with that phony injury timeout) to win. She was falling a part and had she not taken that time out, would likely have fallen in a quick third set.

    She is a disgrace to the sport where you have true champions like Serena Williams willing to play through severe pain and injury because it a major and she just does not quit.

    This fragile china doll will be forgotten except for her bad attitude when all the top 20 realize that she has zero backbone.
     
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  50. Clarky21

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    You have no idea what I look like so how could you know that? The only bus I hope comes around soon is the one that hits you with a perma ban.

    Oh, and Azarenka is not hot, and is not that pretty. Low standards seem to be the norm for you.
     
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