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Sexysova
Oct 13th, 2007, 06:33 AM
Zurich, Switzerland
October 15-21, 2007
Tier I
Prize Money: $1,340,000
Draw: 28M/32Q/16D
Surface: Hardcourt/Indoors
Tournament Director: Beat Ritschard

2006 Zurich Video Highlights

Official Web Site:
www.zurichopen.net

Unfortunately Nicole won't be seeded :sad: but she defends no points here so there's some chance to earn some points and beat top players.. there're a lot of beatable players like Sharapova, Bartoli, Chakvetadze etc... (Hantuchova :p ) I hope Nicole will get nice draw to win some matches here. Draw ceremony will start at 13:30 CET.

GOOD LUCK NICOLE! :kiss:

Derek.
Oct 13th, 2007, 07:01 AM
Good luck Nicole! :cool:

Vaidisova
Oct 13th, 2007, 07:42 AM
Hope she does better than last year (losing 2 & 0 to Golovin :tape:) and picks up some points.

Neptune
Oct 13th, 2007, 09:29 AM
I know this is not something I should ask, but I want an easy draw for Nicole.She always has though draw.I'm pretty sure she will face Justine :lol:

Sharapower8
Oct 13th, 2007, 02:13 PM
Good luck Nikki :kiss:

Neptune
Oct 13th, 2007, 02:41 PM
Justine Henin (BEL)
bye
Qualifier
Vera Zvonareva (RUS)

Qualifier
Shahar Peer (ISR)
Dinara Safina (RUS)
Daniela Hantuchova (SVK)

Jelena Jankovic (SRB)
bye
Nicole Vaidisova (CZE)
Katarina Srebotnik (SLO)

Alona Bondarenko (UKR)
Timea Bacsinszky (SUI)
Marion Bartoli (FRA)
Amélie Mauresmo (FRA)

She will probably face Jankovic in the Round 2.

Sexysova
Oct 13th, 2007, 02:45 PM
it's pretty tough draw.. if Nicole will beat Katarina and JJ she will reach semifinal I think :) we'll see.. :drool:

Derek.
Oct 13th, 2007, 03:36 PM
What a draw. :o

Good luck Nicole! :)

Hashim.
Oct 13th, 2007, 03:56 PM
what a bad draw for her :sad:

again unlucky :(

but i think she can beat JJ ..JJ is not in top form now

hoping for a good match..

but first kata :unsure:

hurricanejeanne
Oct 13th, 2007, 05:37 PM
This draw sucks :sad: but it was to be expected with so many players being in Zurich.

Just do your best, Nicole. :hug:

Lunaris
Oct 13th, 2007, 06:34 PM
It doesn't suck at all. There is no in form top 20 player in Nicole's quadrant but Jankovic, who might not be 100% fit. Many players got way tougher draws.

Vaidisova
Oct 13th, 2007, 08:56 PM
I don't think the draw is that bad... Hope Nicole plays Jelena - they have played a lot the past couple of years and have had some close matches.

Sexysova
Oct 14th, 2007, 07:13 PM
Nicole will play tomorrow against K.Srebotnik :)

Centre Court - Start at 12PM

A.Medina-Garrigues vs. E.Daniilidou

N.Vaidisova vs. K.Srebotnik(Not Before 2PM) :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

GOOD LUCK NICOLE!! :kiss:

Lunaris
Oct 14th, 2007, 07:48 PM
I picked Nicole in suicide tennis so she better not lose this one.

Vaidisova
Oct 15th, 2007, 12:27 AM
Good luck.. hope she gets off to a nice start.

VeraNuVirgosFan
Oct 15th, 2007, 03:56 AM
Good Luck!!

Derek.
Oct 15th, 2007, 04:07 AM
Good luck Nicole! :)

Sexysova
Oct 15th, 2007, 01:48 PM
Nicole won first set *6-4 her serve stats are impressive :drool: :bounce:

RsaibotD
Oct 15th, 2007, 02:19 PM
Nicole def. Kata 6-4 6-2:)

Vaidisova
Oct 15th, 2007, 02:19 PM
Nicole wins 6-4 6-2... Nice start and good serving..

Sexysova
Oct 15th, 2007, 02:21 PM
Nicole wins 6-4 6-2 by 11th ace... that's stunning, brilliant serve.. I LOVE IT!!! :eek: :worship: :bounce: :D

Neptune
Oct 15th, 2007, 02:33 PM
Nicole wins 6-4 6-2 by 11th ace... that's stunning, brilliant serve.. I LOVE IT!!! :eek: :worship: :bounce: :D

Do you have the stats?

Great result :)

Sexysova
Oct 15th, 2007, 02:38 PM
http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/4407/zurichvssrebotnikoy0.th.jpg (http://img529.imageshack.us/my.php?image=zurichvssrebotnikoy0.jpg)

Vaidisova
Oct 15th, 2007, 02:40 PM
Next up is Jelena - it will be their 8th match against each other.

Sexysova
Oct 15th, 2007, 04:26 PM
if we talked about Nicole's serve in Moscow thread.. what about it now.. Nicole's stats on serve are really stunning.. what do u think about it? did she really improved it? 11 aces.. :eek: it's really a lot against Srebotnik's great movement and footwork :eek:

Lunaris
Oct 15th, 2007, 05:12 PM
Nicole smite her hip and thigh (What's the past tense form of "smite"?). :)

if we talked about Nicole's serve in Moscow thread.. what about it now.. Nicole's stats on serve are really stunning.. what do u think about it? did she really improved it? 11 aces.. :eek: it's really a lot against Srebotnik's great movement and footwork :eek:
:spit:
Srebotnik's great movement and footwork? :tape: :lol:
Srebotnik is one of the most aced top 100 players, so it's hardly a surprise. Hantuchova plunked her 10 times last year at Wimbledon. I remember it cleary.

Edit: I also found that Nicole played Srebotnik at Australian Open this year and aced her 12 times. Shocking that such a Nicole fanatic like you doesn't remember. :p

Sexysova
Oct 15th, 2007, 05:53 PM
Nicole smite her hip and thigh (What's the past tense form of "smite"?). :)


:spit:
Srebotnik's great movement and footwork? :tape: :lol:
Srebotnik is one of the most aced top 100 players, so it's hardly a surprise. Hantuchova plunked her 10 times last year at Wimbledon. I remember it cleary.

Edit: I also found that Nicole played Srebotnik at Australian Open this year and aced her 12 times. Shocking that such a Nicole fanatic like you doesn't remember. :p

lol I really don't remember who received the most aces from Nicole :rolleyes: :o

I think Srebotnik is quick.. or not? :eek: I think she's sort of player like Hingis.. tactic player with various shots and game in the net and big movement.. probably I'm wrong as u said :eek: :o

Derek.
Oct 15th, 2007, 09:13 PM
Great job, Nicole! :D :banana:

Solid start. :yeah:

Good luck in the next round! :)

Vaidisova
Oct 15th, 2007, 10:56 PM
Vaidisova earns welcome victory

1 hour, 14 minutes ago

Nicole Vaidisova earned a welcome 6-4, 6-2 victory over Slovenia's Katarina Srebotnik on Monday to reach the second round of the Zurich Open.

The Czech enjoyed a highly successful first half of the season, reaching the semi-finals of the Australian Open as well as the quarter-finals of both Roland Garros and Wimbledon. But she was then struck down by a virus, and has since played only the US Open and Moscow.

"I missed four tournaments after Wimbledon, and then I pulled my hamstring after the US Open," Vaidisova said. "It's disappointing because I played well and had a good ranking and a big chance to reach the Championships. I was really looking forward to it.

"Then in the second half I almost didn't play at all. But these are things I can't do anything about, and now I'm just trying to enjoy the fact I'm on the court healthy."

It was a good win over Srebotnik, who has excelled in Zurich in the last two years with victories over Amelie Mauresmo and Elena Dementieva as she reached the 2005 quarter-finals and 2006 semis.

A vital difference between them was the serve, as Vaidisova claimed victory with her 11th ace and Srebotnik was plagued with six double-faults.

"The serve was definitely the key, and I thought I returned pretty well," said Vaidisova. "She has a big serve too but after a couple of games I was able to step it up and hit some good shots from that."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20071015/sp_wl_afp/tenniswtasui_071015204048&printer=1;_ylt=AsSHV9DkXjdWvKXK7BvzSZDGOrgF

hurricanejeanne
Oct 16th, 2007, 01:33 AM
A nice solid start for Nicole, hopefully she can do her best against Jelena. :)

Vaidisova
Oct 16th, 2007, 02:32 AM
World No.15 Vaidisova was another player to rack up an impressive victory on Day 1 of the Zürich Open, requiring little more than an hour to brush aside the challenge of Slovenia's Katarina Srebotnik. The Czech star made a bright start the contest, securing an early service break before closing out a tight opener. The second set saw Vaidisova display glimpses of her very best form, racing into a 5-2 lead before wrapping up a 64 62 win with an ace.

The 18-year-old Vaidisova's reward for her opening round success is a clash with No.3 seed Jelena Jankovic. The match will be the pair's eighth career meeting and although the Serb trails the head-to-head 3-4, she has won their two most recent encounters.

"I could only improve on my performance from last year" Vaidisova said, "since I only won two games then. The key for me today was my serve, it gave me a lot of free points and I think it put her [Srebotnik] under a little bit of pressure. Hopefully I can continue playing like this against Jankovic because it's going to be a tough match."

http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/1/newsroom/stories/?ContentID=1822

Vaidisova
Oct 16th, 2007, 07:10 PM
Centre Court

20:30 Jelena Jankovic (SRB) vs. Nicole Vaidisova (CZE)

Sexysova
Oct 16th, 2007, 07:17 PM
Centre Court

20:30 Jelena Jankovic (SRB) vs. Nicole Vaidisova (CZE)

GOOD LUCK NIKKI!! :) I hope there'll be some livestream because ES won't show it :sad: :o

Derek.
Oct 16th, 2007, 08:49 PM
Good luck Nicole! :)

Vaidisova
Oct 17th, 2007, 08:55 PM
Nicole won 6-4 6-4 :woohoo:

Sexysova
Oct 17th, 2007, 08:57 PM
I'M SO HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!! :woohoo: :yeah: :worship:

Vaidisova
Oct 17th, 2007, 09:02 PM
5th win over Jelena :yeah: and 3rd top 10 win of 2007

Princeza
Oct 17th, 2007, 09:04 PM
I'm glad she can get some confidence before 2008.
Keep it up devil!

hurricanejeanne
Oct 17th, 2007, 09:29 PM
Nicole! :banana:

So happy she beat Jelena today. It's be good for her confidence in this tournament and going into next season. :)
Good luck in the next round, Nicole!

Derek.
Oct 17th, 2007, 09:43 PM
OMFG Nicole! :hearts:

Podme! :woohoo:

Good luck in the next round! :)

Cat123
Oct 17th, 2007, 10:01 PM
Well done Nicole :) *claps*

Currently, I'm just gutted that Jelena lost. :sad: But I really like Nicole, and if she was playing anyone else I'd be rooting for her! Hope she can go further now.

1000
Oct 17th, 2007, 11:29 PM
Great job Nicole and get that confidence up baby

Michael_21
Oct 18th, 2007, 02:36 AM
great win nicole straight sets against the world number 3

VeraNuVirgosFan
Oct 18th, 2007, 02:51 AM
Very well done!! (I'm sooooooooooooo happy!)

Good luck against A. Bondarenko tomorrow!!

And Good Luck All The Way!!

RsaibotD
Oct 18th, 2007, 03:41 AM
:woohoo: Never in doubt:cool: ..... Bondarenko is Next:devil: ... cīmon nikki, go for the semis:angel:

Vaidisova
Oct 18th, 2007, 04:54 AM
Hope Nicole can continue winning and make her first SF since the Australian Open...

Sexysova
Oct 18th, 2007, 06:28 AM
this is the best chance to make first semifinal since AO this year ;) so POJDME NICOLE!!! :woohoo:

I think she will win this one, then beat Justine and Kuznetsova/Golovin to take the title :p

Neptune
Oct 18th, 2007, 12:11 PM
This is a great result :banana:

Lunaris
Oct 18th, 2007, 04:31 PM
At least one of my faves isn't sick and can play without any limitation. Bondarenko can be dangerous sometimes but I don't see her doing anything else than bowing out, given Nicole's form.

Vaidisova
Oct 18th, 2007, 07:22 PM
Centre Court
14:00 Nicole Vaidisova (CZE) vs. Alona Bondarenko (UKR)

Sexysova
Oct 18th, 2007, 07:49 PM
good luck Nicole :kiss:

1000
Oct 18th, 2007, 10:44 PM
Does anyone know if Nicole is back in the top 15 with this result so far?

hurricanejeanne
Oct 19th, 2007, 01:06 AM
Good luck Nicole! :bounce:

RsaibotD
Oct 19th, 2007, 03:51 AM
excellent hour for the Match!!!!!.... you can do it nikki:angel:

Vaidisova
Oct 19th, 2007, 02:23 PM
Nicole won 61 64... bit of a struggle in 2nd set but got the job done in straight sets.

Serve stats still looking good.

Sexysova
Oct 19th, 2007, 02:42 PM
good game Nicole, nice serve.. mainly great game in first set, almost no mistakes in game.. but then Bondarenko cut off her UE and played really well.. I'm happy Nicole won in straight sets :)

RsaibotD
Oct 19th, 2007, 02:44 PM
:) finally nikki is in a semi-final and without lose a Set...

Derek.
Oct 19th, 2007, 04:14 PM
Well done, Nicole! :D

Good luck in the next round! :)

Neptune
Oct 19th, 2007, 06:57 PM
Great news.Now the semi-final against Justine.

Sharapower8
Oct 19th, 2007, 07:48 PM
Good luck against Justine, Nicole :kiss: You can do it ! You prooved your talent it many times :hug:

Rod the Bama
Oct 19th, 2007, 08:39 PM
Another good win for Nicole. She played for much of the match. It`s great to see her finally back in the semifinals. :) Obviously she has a tall task against Justine tomorrow. I really hope that she`ll go out and play hard from start to finish.

Vaidisova
Oct 19th, 2007, 11:04 PM
Centre Court

13:30 Justine Henin (BEL) vs. Nicole Vaidisova (CZE)

Don't expect her to beat Justine, just hope she puts up a better fight than in Eastbourne.

hurricanejeanne
Oct 20th, 2007, 12:05 AM
Centre Court

13:30 Justine Henin (BEL) vs. Nicole Vaidisova (CZE)

Don't expect her to beat Justine, just hope she puts up a better fight than in Eastbourne.

Yeah, I agree. Justine has been playing incredible tennis the last few months. Hopefully Nicole can push her in the match. I'm still happy to see that Nicole did pretty well in another tournament though.

Vaidisova
Oct 20th, 2007, 12:44 AM
Henin's semifinal foe, Vaidisova, was equally impressive during her straight-set dismissal of the Ukraine's Alona Bonarenko in Day 5's opening match on centre court. The 18-year-old Czech star required just one hour, 11 minutes to record her 34th victory of the season and despite a battling display from Bondarenko in the second set, the 61 64 win was never really in doubt.

"My goal this week was to last a little longer in the tournament than last year," Vaidisova said. "Then I only lasted 42 minutes against Golovin, so things are a looking up this time round! I've been fighting a cold this week but playing on Monday, Wednesday and Friday has certainly helped and it's great to be out there again and playing well here has done wonders for my confidence."

http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/1/newsroom/stories/?ContentID=1829

Derek.
Oct 20th, 2007, 07:57 AM
Give her a battle, Nicole!

Good luck! :)

Crank
Oct 20th, 2007, 08:03 AM
Good fucking job Vaidisova !!! :o :bigclap:

Sexysova
Oct 20th, 2007, 09:59 AM
Nicole fights with cold... I thought it... good luck against Justine :hug: :kiss:

VeraNuVirgosFan
Oct 20th, 2007, 01:45 PM
6-3 3-6 5-7

Congratulations on a good tournament!!

And Best of Luck for next week!!

Vaidisova
Oct 20th, 2007, 02:55 PM
Nicole lost 63 36 57

Nadie
Oct 20th, 2007, 02:56 PM
Nicole :awww: :hug:

anyway, great match :worship: :worship: and a great tournament :yeah:

Vaidisova
Oct 20th, 2007, 03:02 PM
Good run here (esp compared to last yr) and good showing against Justine.

Surprised she put up that much of a fight, too bad she couldn't take some of the chances though in 2nd/3rd set.

Onto Linz now...

Vaidisova Ruled
Oct 20th, 2007, 03:03 PM
sha was so close
But it was a great match

RsaibotD
Oct 20th, 2007, 03:12 PM
so close...... anyway nicole fought all the match, congrats nikki for your performance in Zurich:)

Neptune
Oct 20th, 2007, 03:24 PM
The best match I've seen of her.Impressive stuff.She lost but it's against Justine, I'm not worried after what I saw.

Sexysova
Oct 20th, 2007, 03:35 PM
I'M SO HAPPY AND PROUD OF NICOLE!!! :worship: :worship: :worship:

I'm quite sad for that loss because I know Nicole could win it :sad: but anyway fantastic performance and tournament for Nicole... come for the title in Linz now :hug: :drool:

Cat123
Oct 20th, 2007, 03:49 PM
Shame :( She really held her own! Admirable effort :D

Lunaris
Oct 20th, 2007, 04:15 PM
That looks good. I didn't watch but you have to play well to make it so close against Henin. Nice effort. :yeah:

Sharapower8
Oct 20th, 2007, 04:15 PM
Too bad she lost but she played a great tennis ! I'm really proud of what she made ! Next time will be the good one :hug:
Keep going Nicole !

Derek.
Oct 20th, 2007, 04:32 PM
Great effort, Nicole! :hug:

Proud of you. :yeah:

hurricanejeanne
Oct 20th, 2007, 06:53 PM
Nicole :hug: you played incredibly well. One day you'll win matches like this. ;)

Vaidisova
Oct 20th, 2007, 07:39 PM
Henin said it was her toughest match since losing at Wimbledon. While that encouraged Vaidisova, it couldn't make up for the loss.

"I had my chances definitely," said Vaidisova, who missed half the summer with mononucleosis. "Being able to play so close and so well against the No. 1 player in the world is a positive thing, but right now all I can see is that I lost, so I'm not happy."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/cpress/20071020/ca_pr_on_te/ten_zurich_2

Derek.
Oct 20th, 2007, 08:13 PM
Nicole. :awww: :hug:

Sexysova
Oct 20th, 2007, 09:06 PM
NICOLE!!! :hug: :hug: :hug:

Rod the Bama
Oct 20th, 2007, 10:22 PM
Another tough loss to a top 5 player for Nikki. :( She`s getting closer to beating a top player. She just needs to learn how to take full advantage of her opportunities. Still i`m very proud of Nikki for the effort she showed today against Justine. :clap2:

littlepanda
Oct 21st, 2007, 02:37 AM
nicole is playing better and better:lol:

Michael_21
Oct 21st, 2007, 09:51 AM
unlucky nicole excellent effort if it was any one other than justine she would have made the final :(

03 RuleTheCourt
Oct 26th, 2007, 10:14 AM
Centre Court

13:30 Justine Henin (BEL) vs. Nicole Vaidisova (CZE)

Don't expect her to beat Justine, just hope she puts up a better fight than in Eastbourne.

Does anyone has this match online... Rapidshare, Megaupload or whatever ? Maybe NOuf ? ;)
I'd really love to see it, but here in Belgium they only broadcast when Henin is playing
her final matches. (so the one against Tati).

Thanks in advanced!