Li Na Jia You!

Wimbledon, the greatest and most coveted tennis tournament in the history of the sport started yesterday, but today is the day Chinese number one and current French Open champion, Li Na, begins her campaign on No.2 court (according to my official Wimbledon iPhone app!).

WoAi’s prediction? Well, that’s easy. I predict that the winner of both the mens and ladies singles won’t be British! Okay, well just for a bit of fun, WoAi predicts Li Na and Federer to win the ladies and mens respectively. Yes, that’s right, I’ve gone for the fairytale ending rather than the most likely outcome. Federer seems to be fading but wouldn’t it be nice if he could win a 7th Wimbledon to equal Pete Sampras with the most number of wins (for mens singles).

Late bloomer Li Na (aged 29) of course also won’t be playing professionally for too many more years either, but what an amazing spectacle it would be to see a Chinese Wimbledon champion.

Anyone else have (more realistic) predictions?

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16 Responses to Li Na Jia You!

  1. wisemanofasia says:

    I guess that a butch ugly man beast will win the ladies! I will be cheering for Federer in the men’s as well!

  2. Rich says:

    I predict rain

  3. WoAi says:

    @Wiseman – Her name is Francesca Schiavone, but her friends call her “Frank”. She already won her first round match although she dropped a set.

    @Rich – I think that’s a safe bet!

  4. CP says:

    I’m going for Andy Murray in the men’s singles. The Mail and the Telegraph said it was his year, they must be right. And Martina Navratilova in the women’s. She’s still playing, right?

  5. WoAi says:

    @CP – Obviously for me as a Chinese Brit, that’s the dream scenario – Li Na (Chinese) and Andy Murray (British, well sort of!).

  6. wisemanofasia says:

    @CP and Woai – I actually hope that Murray flunks it like usual – I seriously dislike the boy; bad attitude, arrogant, ugly! Can’t think of a worse combination…

  7. WoAi says:

    And Scottish!!

  8. wisemanofasia says:

    @Woai – Well I didn’t want to say it but…yes

  9. Remy's Dad says:

    If you are picking Fed- am i forced to pick Nadal?

    CP- Murray- really? I thought he wasn’t the real McCoy. Then again you guys stole Lennox Lewis, Owen Hargreaves and Greg Rusedski. Sad, sad.

    Ok my wimpleton predictions (as my countrymen would say)

    Men’s – Fed, Women’s – Serena, Doubles – who cares?

  10. Remy's Dad says:

    If you are picking Fed- am i forced to pick Nadal?

    CP- Murray- really? I thought he wasn\’t the real McCoy. Then again you guys stole Lennox Lewis, Owen Hargreaves and Greg Rusedski. Sad, sad.

    Ok my wimpleton predictions (as my countrymen would say)

    Men\’s – Fed, Women\’s – Serena, Doubles – who cares?

  11. Bittermelon says:

    What, no love for Jockovic? And how about one of those long limbed Russian winning the lady’s?

  12. WoAi says:

    @Remy’s Dad – Yes, I called shotgun on Fed, so you are left with Nadal. Serena is seeded 7. Are you sure that’s who you’re going with?

    @Bittermelon – You mean Sharapova? I dunno. She’s way too feminine compared to some of the man ladies. And I can’t see Djokovic winning ahead of Nadal / Fed.

  13. Bittermelon says:

    Sharapova feminine? Have you see her angry face and heard her scream?

  14. CP says:

    Well, I’ve just got back from watching Li Na win her first round match, and can safely say she’ll have to improve a bit if she’s going to win the tournament! Far too many unforced errors. But she did smack a ball in the umpire’s face, which was amusing.

  15. WoAi says:

    @Bittermelon – Yes, I’ve heard her scream and moan. What’s your point?

    @CP – I didn’t see the match it was just starting as I was going to bed, but the score line does not appear to raise any alarm bells. Let’s hope she improves as the competition progresses!

  16. T. says:

    @WoAi – Bittermelon is referring to tennis here.

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