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Mailin
May 12th, 2007, 07:17 AM
Nicole's next tournament, let's hope she is fine again so she can play. :)

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Internazionali BNL d'Italia

Rome, Italy
May 14-20, 2007
Tier I
Prize Money: $1,340,000
Draw: 56M/32Q/28D
Surface: Red Clay/Outdoors
Tournament Director: Sergio Palmieri

Official Web Site:
www.internazionalibnlditalia.it

Nicole's previous results:

R64 def. LAINE, EMMA FIN 5-7 6-1 6-3
R32 lost to HINGIS, MARTINA SUI 5-7 3-6


Nicole should be #4 seed this year...


Good luck Nicole! :kiss:

Sexysova
May 12th, 2007, 07:53 AM
yeah, I hope Nicole will play it :)

Spiritof42
May 12th, 2007, 09:04 AM
As long as she's not seeded #1 she should be fine ;)

Vaidisova
May 12th, 2007, 11:20 AM
Nicole in draw and could face Sveta in SF. Full draw out soon.

Sexysova
May 12th, 2007, 11:24 AM
NIKKI!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Sexysova
May 12th, 2007, 11:26 AM
full draw :) http://www.internazionalibnlditalia.it/2/public/SF.pdf?47442702

Vaidisova
May 12th, 2007, 11:31 AM
Nicole's half of the draw

Chakvetadze vs Bye
Q vs Bremond
Bammer vs Dulko
Q vs Hantuchova

Srebotnik vs Muller
Medina Garrigues vs Zheng
Brianti vs Q
Vaidisova vs Bye

Safina vs Bye
Bartoli vs Kanepi
Daniilidou vs Q
Ivanovic vs Q

Li vs Oprandi
Groenefeld vs Dechy
Morigami vs Santangelo
Kuznetsova vs Bye

Sexysova
May 12th, 2007, 11:34 AM
if Nicole's 100% OK she should reach minimally SF :)

Neptune
May 12th, 2007, 11:37 AM
The draw is in Nicole's favour.I like it.

Sexysova
May 12th, 2007, 11:44 AM
finally great draw for her I hope... :)

Vaidisova
May 12th, 2007, 11:53 AM
The draw is nice but we'll have to see how Nicole plays. She hasn't played a tournament in like a month now and had injury (however serious it was).

I'd like to see her play Anna so I hope they both make it that far.

Sexysova
May 12th, 2007, 12:09 PM
how can you know that injury was serious...

Vaidisova Ruled
May 12th, 2007, 01:03 PM
cool!
Nicole can reach the SF I think
However It's sad that Nicole has/had an injury, because I'm sure she could reach the SF in berlin + SF in Rome = lots of points

Sexysova
May 12th, 2007, 01:07 PM
cool!
Nicole can reach the SF I think
However It's sad that Nicole has/had an injury, because I'm sure she could reach the SF in berlin + SF in Rome = lots of points

yeah :sad:

Lunaris
May 12th, 2007, 02:06 PM
:lol: :tape:
Let's not go ahead of ourselves, shall we? She hasn't played for a while, so we kinda don't know what to expect. ;)

Sharapower8
May 12th, 2007, 03:36 PM
Good luck Nikki ! I hope she'll feel good :hug:

Rod the Bama
May 12th, 2007, 08:05 PM
Nicole has a very favorable draw. If her wrist injury is healed, which we all hope it is, then i can see her at least getting to the semifinals. So good luck to Nicole in Rome. :yeah:

hurricanejeanne
May 12th, 2007, 09:21 PM
Hopefully Nicole's wrist is 100% and she's ready to play. The draw is pretty favorable for her, but it's been a while since she's played a tournament, so one match at a time. ;)

Derek.
May 12th, 2007, 11:26 PM
Good luck Nicole! :D

Do well here please. :kiss:

Veeko
May 13th, 2007, 04:06 AM
good luck nicole

Sammy 4 eva!!!
May 13th, 2007, 05:11 AM
Good Luck Nicole!!!

Spiritof42
May 13th, 2007, 11:12 AM
Good luck Nicole! I won't make any predictions about how far she'll go until I see the way she plays in her first match. Too many uncertainties.

RsaibotD
May 13th, 2007, 01:14 PM
Nice Draw for Nicole:) ......Good luck in Roma;)

Vaidisova
May 13th, 2007, 05:11 PM
Nicole will play the winner of BRIANTI, Alberta vs. VOSKOBOEVA, Galina

Sharapower8
May 13th, 2007, 05:15 PM
Good luck Nicole !! :bounce:
I'm so happy that she can finally do this tournamant :hug:

Sexysova
May 13th, 2007, 05:28 PM
good draw, she should beat the winner very easily :) like 63 62 :)

Neptune
May 13th, 2007, 05:38 PM
Let's see How Nicole plays in the first round.She hasn't played since three or four weeks and we don't know how bad was her injury.I wouldn't be surprised if she struggles but I'm expecting an easy win.

Good luck!:bounce:

Vaidisova
May 13th, 2007, 08:42 PM
Roland Garros begins two weeks from today. Nicole needs matches so hopefully she will do well this week and stay healthy.

Vaidisova
May 14th, 2007, 03:40 AM
Rankings with last year Rome points off -

6 Martina Hingis 1991
7 Nicole Vaidisova 1933
8 Ana Ivanovic 1906
9 Anna Tchakvetadze 1822
10 Serena Williams 1770
11 Dinara Safina 1717
12 Nadia Petrova 1713

Sexysova
May 14th, 2007, 05:13 AM
if Nicole will reach minimally SF she should reach #6 :)

Sexysova
May 14th, 2007, 12:27 PM
Nicole will face Galina Voskoboeva in 2nd round in Rome...

doris_hdz
May 15th, 2007, 04:20 AM
Good luck Nicole....Go!!!

Vaidisova
May 15th, 2007, 02:00 PM
Nicole interview in Italian

NICOLE VAIDISOVA
"Ho saltato Berlino per poter essere al meglio qui"

Nicole Vaidisova arriva a Roma da testa di serie numero 4: per la 18enne pin-up ceca si tratta della seconda partecipazione agli Internazionali.

Hai problemi al polso?

"Sì, ho un piccolo problema, infatti ho pensato fosse meglio non giocare a Berlino per essere al meglio qui. Mi sono sottoposta a delle cure e spero di star bene questa settimana".

Cosa ti aspetti dal French Open?

"L’anno scorso lì ho fatto molto bene perciò non vedo l’ora di tornarci. Sono emozionata all’idea di giocare di nuovo in quello stadio, c’è un’atmosfera incredibile e spero di ripetere la mia prestazione".

Puoi raccontarci i tuoi ricordi del torneo?

"E’ stata la mia prima semifinale in un Grand Slam e giocare in quello stadio contro Amelie, con quel pubblico, è stato fantastico, come la semifinale contro Svetlana. Quindi ho bellissimi ricordi e non vedo proprio l’ora di tornarci".

Cosa ci dici della tua preparazione sulla terra battuta? Ti trovi meglio rispetto all’anno scorso?

"Sono cresciuta giocando sulla terra rossa a Praga, quindi mi piace sempre giocarci. Al momento gioco meglio sul duro, ma la terra rossa rimane comunque importante per me".

E’ cambiato qualcosa nella tua vita da un anno a questa parte?

"Beh, in un anno succedono tante cose. Per quanto riguarda il campo, credo di aver fatto il massimo delle esperienze che avrei potuto fare. Ovviamente sto continuando a lavorare tanto per diventare più forte".

Pensi che questa esperienza ti possa aiutare a vincere di più?

"Lo spero. Voglio dire, trovarsi davanti una giocatrice che ha dieci anni di esperienza più di te è tutta un’altra cosa. Da ogni match comunque io tento di prendere qualcosa di nuovo e di positivo. Credo che lentamente questo si rifletta nel mio gioco".

Sexysova
May 15th, 2007, 03:26 PM
can somebody translate it pls? :)

Vaidisova
May 15th, 2007, 04:33 PM
Nicole withdrew!

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/tennis/05/15/bc.ten.italianopen.ivan.ap/index.html?section=si_latest

Vaidisova
May 15th, 2007, 04:39 PM
Czech Vaidisova withdrew with a recurrence of the tendonitis that kept her out of last week's German Open in Berlin.

Sharapower8
May 15th, 2007, 04:44 PM
WTF !!!! :mad:

Sexysova
May 15th, 2007, 04:46 PM
:sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

Lunaris
May 15th, 2007, 04:50 PM
She may as well withdraw from Strasbourg then. I know she has a title to defend there, but why risking at a Tier III? For some reason I am afraid there are going to be more complications. No Zvonareva bitte (knocking on wood).

Neptune
May 15th, 2007, 05:19 PM
This kind of injury can be very serious, it's not a good sign at such a young age.I hope Nicole will take all the time she needs to recover.

On the other hand, Rg is coming and without a good preparation, she won't defend her points.But Nicole's health is the priority.

Sharapower8
May 15th, 2007, 05:22 PM
I really hope she will feel good for RG...please Nikki rest well :sad:

Vaidisova
May 15th, 2007, 05:49 PM
I wonder why she waited until now to withdraw, why not do it before the draw was done? So how severe is this injury??

The smart thing to do would be to withdraw from Strasbourg which I guess she probably will.

Vaidisova Ruled
May 15th, 2007, 06:39 PM
oh no!
anyway good luck Nicole to recover

hurricanejeanne
May 15th, 2007, 07:33 PM
I wonder why she waited until now to withdraw, why not do it before the draw was done? So how severe is this injury??

The smart thing to do would be to withdraw from Strasbourg which I guess she probably will.

I wonder that too, if her wrist was still sore and bothering her, why not withdraw a bit earlier?:confused:

Tendonitis sucks, no matter how you look at it. It never totally heals and flare ups are common. Assuming she's had it for a while (perhaps why she struggled in Fed Cup and in Charleston)it could be pretty bad, but she needs rest and ice it and hopefully it'll be better by Roland Garros so that she can attempt to defend her points.
I would like to see her in Strasbourg, but if the wrist isn't ready, she shouldn't go.
Rest up Nicole. :hug:

Rod the Bama
May 15th, 2007, 07:59 PM
I`m not surprised by Nicole`s withdrawal. I think she`s making the right move by doing this. It`s not worth risking further injury with the French Open around the corner. This Tendonitis is very worrisome. :sad: Hopefully this time off will help. I really want to see Nicole back as healthy as possible. So rest up girl. :hug:

Derek.
May 15th, 2007, 08:00 PM
Ugh. :(

doris_hdz
May 15th, 2007, 10:26 PM
Poor Nikki!!

RsaibotD
May 15th, 2007, 10:48 PM
I cant believe this:sad: ...... please get well soon nikki.... Rest all the necessary...... Come back soon Nikki:hug:

Jirku
May 16th, 2007, 02:16 AM
she's unlucky last months with injury's and results

Michael_21
May 16th, 2007, 04:20 AM
NOT AGAIN!! :( after her peformance at the french and strasbourg last year and shes not getting a chance to play any of the clay tournaments hopfully she can at least play at the french other wise it will be really disaponting even more than it already is:sad:

Spiritof42
May 16th, 2007, 09:41 AM
:sad: Recurring wrist tendonitis? I don't like the sound of this at all.

Spiritof42
May 16th, 2007, 11:14 AM
Nicole interview in Italian

NICOLE VAIDISOVA
"Ho saltato Berlino per poter essere al meglio qui"

Nicole Vaidisova arriva a Roma da testa di serie numero 4: per la 18enne pin-up ceca si tratta della seconda partecipazione agli Internazionali.

Hai problemi al polso?

"Sì, ho un piccolo problema, infatti ho pensato fosse meglio non giocare a Berlino per essere al meglio qui. Mi sono sottoposta a delle cure e spero di star bene questa settimana".

Here's a translation of the intro and the 1st question (about Nicole's injury):

NICOLE VAIDISOVA
"I have skipped Berlin so I can be at my best here [in Rome]"

Nicole V. comes to Rome as the 4th seed. This is the 18-year-old Czech "pin-up"'s second time playing the Italian Open.

You're having problems with your wrist?

Yes, a small problem, in fact I thought it would be better not to play in Berlin in order to be at my best here. I've received some medical treatment and I hope to feel well this week.


I might to able to translate the rest later if no one else does it, but I don't have time for that right now and my Italian is a bit rusty.

Sexysova
May 16th, 2007, 11:18 AM
Here's a translation of the intro and the 1st question (about Nicole's injury):

NICOLE VAIDISOVA
"I have skipped Berlin so I can be at my best here [in Rome]"

Nicole V. comes to Rome as the 4th seed. This is the 18-year-old Czech "pin-up"'s second time playing the Italian Open.

You're having problems with your wrist?

Yes, a small problem, in fact I thought it would be better not to play in Berlin in order to be at my best here. I've received some medical treatment and I hope to feel well this week.


I might to able to translate the rest later if no one else does it, but I don't have time for that right now and my Italian is a bit rusty.

thx :worship:

Sexysova
May 16th, 2007, 11:19 AM
I hope it a small problem with her right wrist at the moment too... if it's serious she won't play STRASBOURG and RG :sad:

Vaidisova
May 16th, 2007, 02:16 PM
Here's the rest of the interview from ASAP

INTERNAZIONALI BNL D'ITALIA (WOMEN)

May 15, 2007

Nicole Vaidisova

ROME, ITALY

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. You have a problem with your wrist?

NICOLE VAIDISOVA: I have a little problem with it, yes. I'm trying to get it better. I think it was a precaution not to play Berlin to make sure that I'll be fit and fine to play here.
So I've been going to the doctors and getting treatment and everything, so I hope it'll be fine this week.

Q. I would like to know, what do you expect from the French Open?

NICOLE VAIDISOVA: Well, I mean I had a great tournament there last year, so I'm just looking forward to coming back. And I'm very excited to play again in the stadium. It's just a great atmosphere last year, so just really looking forward to going back there and hopefully playing well again.

Q. Can you tell us your memories of that tournament?

NICOLE VAIDISOVA: No, I mean, it was my first Grand Slam semifinal and playing in the stadium against Amélie was amazing, the crowd there.
My semifinal against Svetlana the same. So I had so many great memories there, so just fun to come back there.

Q. What about your level on clay, you think you are better than last year?

NICOLE VAIDISOVA: Well, I mean, I grew up on clay in Prague so it's pretty much my first surface that I'm comfortable at. So no, I always like to play on clay. Always of course am a better player on hard courts, but clay is on top as well.

Q. There is something change in your life from one year to now?

NICOLE VAIDISOVA: Well, I mean, it's been a year, so a lot of things happen. And on court I think I'm just getting as much experience as I can with my matches.
Of course, still working hard trying to get better, get stronger, get more wise and just work hard.

Q. And this experience is very good for you, you feel you win matches because you have more experience?

NICOLE VAIDISOVA: I hope so. I mean, it's tough when you play a girl who's there for ten more years than and has those ten more years of matches and everything, so you, of course, try to match that.
So from every match you try to take something new, something positive, and put it to use. And I think slowly I can feel that in my game.

Q. And for the first year, this year, in French Open, women and men will get the same money from the first round to the final. What do you think of that?

NICOLE VAIDISOVA: I think it's great for women's tennis. It shows that we went a long way. I think it's definitely on TV a lot and athletes get more recognized and I think it's also more the level on top is so hard. You never know what's going to happen every week, and there is always so many top players going for the title:
I think it's great for us, and definitely grateful.

Q. Would you like to tell us the specificity of women's tennis that people want to see women's tennis, why it's better, could be better than the men's match?

NICOLE VAIDISOVA: Well, I mean, a lot of people of course come to see, you know, girls dressed very nice. I think fashion is going a little better now. I think that's also one reason why people come.
And like I said, I think we work really hard and I think the level of the game definitely is raised. We play harder and faster, and it's not just pushing a ball over the net. It's hitting hard and I think we're great athletes.

You see Justine and Serena, you know, so many characters, so I think people can see and choose one. I think it's just -- I think it got more exciting over the years.

Q. Just one about your coach. Do you work with your coach?

NICOLE VAIDISOVA: Well, it's my dad, my step dad as well. So we been together for what, eight, nine years. A long time. So he got me to the point where I am now, so I definitely owe him lot for that.

Q. Is it always easy to work with your dad?

NICOLE VAIDISOVA: No, definitely not. We see each other all the time and still kind of live with each other. So it's tough to put that aside a little bit, but I think we're still okay with it.

Q. Do you speak tennis every day and every evening?

NICOLE VAIDISOVA: No. No, we don't. I think we both would go crazy, so no, we don't do that.

Sharapower8
May 16th, 2007, 02:52 PM
Thx for that

Sexysova
May 16th, 2007, 03:46 PM
thx for interview :)