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tennisfanxx
Feb 22nd, 2006, 11:50 PM
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Nicole Vaidisova reacts to an official's call during her loss to Victoria Azarenka Tuesday at The Racquet Club. Vaidisova reached the semis at last year's CSC.

No. 1 knocked out
'Stupid mistakes' cost Vaidisova in CSC loss to Belarusian upstart
By Bryan Brasher


February 22, 2006
Nicole Vaidisova's trainers have often referred to her as "a Mike Tyson" on the tennis court because of the hard-hitting, athletic style she uses to quickly dispatch opponents.

On Tuesday, her play was indeed Tyson-like.

But it was more reminiscent of the struggling, present-day fighter than the vintage Tyson who terrorized the heavyweight division during the 1980s.

Looking lethargic and sometimes curiously detached, top-seeded and 13th-ranked Vaidisova dropped a stunning decision to Victoria Azarenka of Belarus in the first round of the Cellular South Cup at The Racquet Club. Azarenka, who is ranked 137th in the world, dominated much of the match, winning 7-6 (5), 2-6, 6-4.

Even Vaidisova knew her performance wasn't a pretty sight.

"You shouldn't ask what the problem was for me today," said Vaidisova, a 16-year-old native of the Czech Republic who reached the semifinals of last year's Cellular South Cup. "The question is 'what was not the problem?' I just made so many mistakes today, so many stupid mistakes."

While some of Vaidisova's errors were unforced, some were the direct result of an impressive power game by the lesser-known Azarenka.

The 16-year-old native of Minsk routinely reached the 110-mph mark on the radar gun with her serve and often made Vaidisova look helpless.

Vaidisova still managed to take the set to a tiebreaker. But her frustration began to show during the extra stanza when she chastised an official for a call, shouting "Watch the line. Please open your eyes."

Azarenka won the next point -- and the set, 7-6.

"She has powerful strokes, but I have played a lot of players with powerful strokes," Azarenka said. "I believe I am powerful, too. I just tried to stay in for every shot."

Vaidisova fell behind early in the second set but rebounded to win the final four games to take the set, 6-2. She also won the first game of the third set, but that's when the wheels came completely off her already shaky effort.

Azarenka pushed Vaidisova to the brink of elimination at 5-1. Vaidisova recovered briefly, winning three straight games, but Azarenka claimed the 10th game of the set to win her first match against a top-20 opponent.

"This is a big win for me," said Azarenka, who also defeated Vaidisova during the Wimbledon Juniors in 2004. "This is a good start for me in this tournament. I called my mom, and when she answered the phone, she said, 'Congratulations.' She didn't even say hi."

Vaidisova was upset that she didn't get the opportunity to repeat her solid performance last year in Memphis.

"It's disappointing to play so bad after having a good tournament here last year," Vaidisova said. "I'm very comfortable on this surface, and I was hoping for better than this."

Vaidisova's loss was just part of a tough day for the tournament's higher seeds.

In the morning's first match, second-seeded Anna-Lena Groenefeld of Germany fell in a second-round match to unseeded and 135th-ranked Shenay Perry of Coral Springs, Fla. Perry had no trouble breaking Groenefeld's 120-mph serve and won in straight sets 7-6 (5), 6-2.

Ashley Harkleroad, who recorded the tournament's first big upset against fifth-seeded Samantha Stosur on Monday, ran into a 15-year-old buzzsaw in her second-round match Tuesday. Caroline Wozniacki, a Danish player who won't turn 16 until July, had an answer for everything Harkleroad hit her way, winning 6-2, 6-3 to advance to the quarterfinals.

"On a different surface, I might have played a little better against her," Harkleroad said. "But on this indoor surface, she was hitting the ball so deeply that it was hard to do anything with."

Harkleroad said tennis fans should keep an eye on Wozniacki.

"She's an incredibly good player," Harkleroad said. "She's tall. She has the body of a woman, and she's only 15. I wish I looked like that, and I'm 20 years old. She'll be in the top 50 by the end of the year -- if not higher."

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Veritas
Feb 22nd, 2006, 11:54 PM
Love Nicole :hearts:

JoJoCircus
Feb 23rd, 2006, 12:27 AM
I find her entertaining, my mother hates her.

Corswandt
Feb 23rd, 2006, 12:30 AM
I just believe the thread started deserves praise for using the word "chastised".

JoJoCircus
Feb 23rd, 2006, 12:38 AM
I just believe the thread started deserves praise for using the word "chastised".

Agreed!
:shrug: I'm not even sure I know what it means but I like it.

Solitaire
Feb 23rd, 2006, 12:41 AM
Nik is just being the Diva that she is.

Tennace
Feb 23rd, 2006, 12:42 AM
"Watch the line. Please open your eyes."

NICOLE! Best line ever! I am going to say that to an opponent I dont like now :tape: Thats hilarious Nicole! :lol:

kosmikgroove
Feb 23rd, 2006, 12:46 AM
If you think that's warrant to call her actions as 'chastising' then I fear the adjectives and verbs you would use to commentate on a Capriati match. :devil:

Corswandt
Feb 23rd, 2006, 12:53 AM
http://mas.scripps.com/MCA/2006/02/22/22d3b_o.jpg

Again, not commenting on her behaviour, but I must remark that she looks almost painfully sexy on this pic. How can a 16 y.o. have legs this long?

RJWCapriati
Feb 23rd, 2006, 12:54 AM
I had a lot of virtual cash on her too! :(

Corswandt
Feb 23rd, 2006, 12:54 AM
I find her entertaining, my mother hates her.

Your mother wants you so stay away from bad girls like Vaidisova, who "chastise" linesmen.

Corswandt
Feb 23rd, 2006, 12:55 AM
I had a lot of virtual cash on her too! :(

I had *all* my vCash on her.

Tennace
Feb 23rd, 2006, 12:55 AM
I had a lot of virtual cash on her too! :(
I made my biggest VCASH bet ever with her on the match. I went from little to NONE!

Tennace
Feb 23rd, 2006, 12:56 AM
Again, not commenting on her behaviour, but I must remark that she looks almost painfully sexy on this pic. How can a 16 y.o. have legs this long?
I wonder how long they are. Hantuchova's were 44 inches long when she was younger

ginger_fish668
Feb 23rd, 2006, 01:26 AM
Wow, Nicole 'chastised and shouted at official'.....she must be the first player to do so! How dare she!

louisa2k2
Feb 23rd, 2006, 01:32 AM
lol thats a great line shes funny :D

gsm
Feb 23rd, 2006, 01:44 AM
great article!

love the quotes and match chat!

morningglory
Feb 23rd, 2006, 02:03 AM
yeah! LOVE HER QUOTE :hearts:
still.... she lost...

SAEKeithSerena
Feb 23rd, 2006, 03:50 AM
definitely a diva. i love it:)

Sharapova's_Boy
Feb 23rd, 2006, 03:50 AM
Nikki :worship:

I really wish she would get a new outfit already. :ras:

Albireo
Feb 23rd, 2006, 04:18 AM
Vaidisova still managed to take the set to a tiebreaker. But her frustration began to show during the extra stanza when she chastised an official for a call, shouting "Watch the line. Please open your eyes."

At least she said "please."

Prizeidiot
Feb 23rd, 2006, 04:18 AM
This isn't really that huge an issue. Lots of players make smart-ass comments like that. Best one I've ever seen was Hantochova hitting a down the line backhand that was well inside the tramline during a doubles match. The linesman called it out, and Daniela said to him "Hullooooo? We're playing doubles here" prompting him to fix the call.

But Nicole does have an attitude problem. It's a shame because she's a gifted player. And I struggle to dislike her because her game impresses me so much. It's a bit like McEnroe, who so many people liked despite his antics, just because his game was just so unbelieveable. Except Nikki doesn't quite reach McEnroe's potential level of abusiveness, nor his level of talent.

But my point is, she needs to lighten up. Or she might turn into Zvonareva and just keep lose matches out of nowhere due to her temper.

Kunal
Feb 23rd, 2006, 04:35 AM
game needs vaidisova

jochem
Feb 23rd, 2006, 08:17 AM
"She's an incredibly good player," Harkleroad said. "She's tall. She has the body of a woman, and she's only 15. I wish I looked like that, and I'm 20 years old. She'll be in the top 50 by the end of the year -- if not higher." HAHA :D

HTE
Feb 23rd, 2006, 08:25 AM
She's cool ;)

Slumpsova
Feb 23rd, 2006, 11:27 AM
nothing wrong with Nicole's act. even Jen did that quite frequently, didn't she?
that was the sign of domination :p

creep
Feb 23rd, 2006, 11:34 AM
Yep she's one bitch that one.

Neptune
Feb 23rd, 2006, 11:45 AM
I think we had found the new Safin!!

creep
Feb 23rd, 2006, 11:49 AM
I think we had found the new Safin!!

Like she'll win any major title, yeah. :lol:

Neptune
Feb 23rd, 2006, 11:54 AM
Like she'll win any major title, yeah. :lol:
I was just talk about her attitude on the court!lol :)
Arggg Sorry if i did some mystakes!!

creep
Feb 23rd, 2006, 11:56 AM
I was just talk about her attitude on the court!lol :)
Arggg Sorry if i did some mystakes!!

lol You didn't do any mistakes. :)

matthias
Feb 23rd, 2006, 11:56 AM
she is such a wannabee

doujyr
Feb 23rd, 2006, 11:59 AM
if azarenka was that good how did she manage to lose in the next round to osterloh? even her greatest fan wouldn't put osterloh anywhere up there yet.

Neptune
Feb 23rd, 2006, 12:13 PM
lol You didn't do any mistakes. :)
great!!
I love the Vaidisova's attitude,she's always shouting,throwing her racket(hum,mistake?)she is a rebellious!!lol :lol:

Oneofakind0490
Feb 23rd, 2006, 12:23 PM
:lol: You can get some positives out of this match. She didnt give up after being down 5-1 and fought back but lost at 6-4.

doofus
Feb 23rd, 2006, 12:33 PM
love the attitude.. hHA... "OPEN YOUR EYES!!!!" HAHAHA

leeber
Feb 23rd, 2006, 01:03 PM
Again, not commenting on her behaviour, but I must remark that she looks almost painfully sexy on this pic. How can a 16 y.o. have legs this long?
:drool: :drool:

Experimentee
Feb 23rd, 2006, 01:53 PM
Whats the big deal? Lots of players say things like "Open your eyes" :shrug:

Mark Spruce
Feb 23rd, 2006, 01:55 PM
She really is hot, but I love player that shows spirit on court.

Mark



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Slumpsova
Feb 23rd, 2006, 03:07 PM
Like she'll win any major title, yeah. :lol:

oh please, what do YOU know about tennis? :rolleyes: :p

creep
Feb 23rd, 2006, 04:03 PM
oh please, what do YOU know about tennis? :rolleyes: :p

Practically nowt.

Danči Dementia
Feb 23rd, 2006, 04:03 PM
Its Ok that but she needs to cool herself more 'cos sh sometimes seems a child,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,well she is 16 kind of obvious

MisterMan
Feb 23rd, 2006, 04:06 PM
Has she really put in enough time on the tour to be such a Diva ?
Please Nicole, put in a few years before you get bitchy with the profession who's going to have you set for life in money...

miffedmax
Feb 23rd, 2006, 04:35 PM
How can you fucking call that chastising?

Sorry, Nik, but when I want to see a fucking tantrum I'll fucking watch Myskina.

K-Dog
Feb 23rd, 2006, 11:01 PM
Nikki :worship:

I really wish she would get a new outfit already. :ras:

Reebok only sends them new outfits for the majors I think. She has only worn this look for 4 tournaments so far. She'll prob wear the red version soon.

Who cares if Nicole was angry at the officials? This is how most people would act if some of the idiots on the lines were fucking up left and right. Lines people are blind imo and most are just club players that suck at tennis. I can't wait for the day when the lines aren't ran by humans anymore, just machines that don't make errors.

Sharapova's_Boy
Feb 24th, 2006, 02:43 AM
Reebok only sends them new outfits for the majors I think. She has only worn this look for 4 tournaments so far. She'll prob wear the red version soon.

Ugh, Reebox suck. :ras:

PointBlank
Feb 24th, 2006, 04:36 AM
Actually, thats a lie. I was there. She told the official to "Please open your eyes" because she was getting bad calls. And, Azarenka was being FAR worse than Nicole. The crowd was behind Nicole because of Victorias attitude.

Kunal
Feb 24th, 2006, 05:37 AM
soo many agitated peeps in da heezy ova here

"Sluggy"
Feb 24th, 2006, 07:58 AM
very sexy tongue

Corswandt
Feb 24th, 2006, 01:41 PM
those hips :drool: are amasing

Too right.

Craigy
Feb 24th, 2006, 02:21 PM
I love it :yeah:

alibaby
Feb 24th, 2006, 03:38 PM
oh please, what do YOU know about tennis? :rolleyes: :p
correct,tuna,this "creep" is becoming more and more boring..every post from him is just ;)
but on the matter:why not letting nici that spirit?dont you think,guys,that she should be allowed at least a bit of her "typical" age behaviour??even more so,as i have the feeling,shes become much calmer since last year,so whats the deal?? :confused:
just leave her alone!

tennisrox
Feb 25th, 2006, 04:52 AM
I thought she was fairly polite.Using the word 'please' isn't common among teenagers.