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Gold Coast 2008

Nicole begins her 2008 season playing Gold Coast Tier III as the #1 seed.
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Mondial Australian Women's Hardcourts

Gold Coast, Australia
December 30, 2007 - January 5, 2008
Tier III
Prize Money: $175,000
Draw: 32M/32Q/16D
Surface: Hardcourt/Outdoors
Tournament Director: Liz Smylie

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2007 Singles Final
(2) Dinara Safina (RUS) d. (1) Martina Hingis (SUI) 63 36 75

2007 Doubles Final
(2) Safina/Srebotnik (RUS/SLO) d. Benesova/Voskoboeva (CZE/RUS) 63 64
Nicole defends no points and it would be great to win this tournament title to earn more points than she defends from Sydney.. don't forget Nicole will have it so tough and hard to defend Australian Open semifinal even with good draw...

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The field is pretty good with Petrova, Safina, Schnyder, Mauresmo, Szavay, etc... Should be some tough matches to see where Nicole's level of play is at the start of the year.

She hasn't done too well when being the #1 seed though.
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She hasn't done too well when being the #1 seed though.
I know hope she'll win her first match as No.1 seeded in Gold Coast
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i hope she wins her first tournament ast the No 1 seed and in the first tournament of the year what a way to start the year that would be GO NICOLE!!!

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Good luck, Nicole!

Please no repeat of Charleston.
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Young Czech is all steel

By Paul Malone
December 27, 2007

DON'T mistake Czech Nicole Vaidisova's youthful blonde visage for indicating a lack of steel.

Amelie Mauresmo doesn't after suffering three consecutive three-set losses to her.

Vaidisova, top seed for the Mondial Australian Women's Hardcourts that start at Royal Pines on Sunday, can point to three wins over Mauresmo in the past two years.

Roland Garros last year and Wimbledon last July, when Mauresmo was seeking to defend her title, were prominent venues at which to build Vaidisova's reputation as a future Grand Slam champion.

The 18-year-old right-hander recorded wins this year over three top-10 players - Mauresmo, Serbian Jelena Jankovic and Russian Elena Dementieva, to reach a career-high world ranking of No. 7 in May.

Vaidisova's stepfather and coach Ales Kodat resigned as captain of the Czech Fed Cup team on Monday, citing "personal reasons".

The teen success of Vaidisova and Hungarian Agnes Szavay is seen by Gold Coast tournament director Liz Smylie as a vital lesson for Australian contemporaries that they must not gauge their progress by that of junior tennis rivals.

Vaidisova reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open last January, losing to Serena Williams after being unable to convert a set point, and she made the quarter-finals of the French Open and Wimbledon.

"Nicole is part of the new breed of female tennis player who play juniors for, like, a second and then start playing on the tour," Smylie said.

"Instead of spending a year or two stuttering their way past 200, learning the game, they are at No. 20 all of a sudden. They have a presence about them. They are worldly and speak a couple of languages. Ana Ivanovic (world No. 4) is another one.

"They want to be No. 1 tomorrow, win Grand Slam titles tomorrow, rather than compare themselves to other juniors. It's a good thing to point out to our younger girls that playing juniors isn't a career - it's a very brief stepping stone."

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Good luck, Nicole!!
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Good luck Nicole
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Main Draw Ceremony
Friday, Dec. 28, 5:00pm
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Re: Gold Coast 2008

according to www.wtatour.com we know this

Vaidisova[1] vs. Dellacqua
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Q vs. Schnyder[4]

Safina[3] vs. Gajdosova
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Garbin vs. Petrova[2]

Nicole should win her first match as No.1
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Nicole Vaidisova[1] vs. Casey Dellacqua[WC]
Aiko Nakamura vs. Tatjana Malek
Monique Adamczak[WC] vs. Elena Vesnina
Na Li vs. Sybille Bammer[7]
Patty Schnyder[4] vs. Qualifier
Meghann Shaughnessy vs. Francesca Schiavone
Zi Yan vs. Nathalie Dechy
Qualifier vs. Amelie Mauresmo[6]

Shahar Peer[5] vs. Julie Ditty
Lourdes Dominguez Lino vs. Qualifier
Qualifier vs. Flavia Pennetta
Jarmila Gajdosova[WC] vs. Dinara Safina[3]
Agnes Szavay[8] vs. Julia Vakulenko
Victoria Azarenka vs. Ai Sugiyama
Virginie Razzano vs. Dominika Cibulkova
Tathiana Garbin vs. Nadia Petrova[2]
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Good luck Nic' !! Hope she'll be healthy enough


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Re: Gold Coast 2008

Not that bad of a draw. Let's hope she will start off the season strong.
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Good draw, I think.

Good luck Nicole!
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