Re: Sydney: 1r Nicole Vaidisova def. Camille Pin 6:1, 2:6, 6:2
Saw this one live, was sitting right behind the players. Also saw Nicole play here last year when she lost a close 3 setter to Jankovich. Her play is a bit less consistent this year, due to lack of match play im assuming.
She made a few mistakes in the second set due to one factor in my opinion, Camile was giving her a lot of low pace balls which Nicole then dumped straight into the net. Little secret of power baseliners they like pace so if the opponent can feed them a lot of junky low pace balls this can upset them!
Camille is a good player, very weak serve which is her downfall, very good retriever of the ball and very good and keeping the ball in play in rallies, but once Nicole got her power game going, her big serve going, it was goodbye Cammy!