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Derek.
Jan 4th, 2008, 07:58 PM
Nicole has SF points to defend after beating Hantuchova, Fedak, and Ivanovic before losing to Jankovic last year.

She'll be unseeded this year. :unsure:

Lord hear our prayer. :o

Sexysova
Jan 4th, 2008, 08:34 PM
I hope Nicole will be fully recovered... good luck and win this tour! :bounce:

Vaidisova
Jan 4th, 2008, 10:03 PM
Will be interesting to see what kind of draw she gets not being seeded... should be out later tonight.

Vaidisova
Jan 5th, 2008, 03:00 AM
Nicole's section:

6 Hantuchova vs Safina
Vaidisova vs Q
Golovin vs Q
3 Jankovic vs Bye

Sexysova
Jan 5th, 2008, 03:39 AM
I really like this draw! come on nicole!!! :bounce::bounce::bounce:

Derek.
Jan 5th, 2008, 04:18 AM
Interesting draw.
Hope her ankel is okay now.

Good luck Nicole! :)

Derek.
Jan 6th, 2008, 06:46 AM
Nicole's 4th on center court on Monday.

Good luck!

Sexysova
Jan 6th, 2008, 08:05 AM
Nicole's 4th on center court on Monday.

Good luck!

COME ON NICOLE!!! :bounce::bounce::bounce:

Sexysova
Jan 6th, 2008, 09:19 AM
Nicole will play Camille Pin in 1st round.. hope she'll win.. it won't be easy I think... but Nicole should win it! :bounce::bounce::bounce:

Vaidisova
Jan 6th, 2008, 10:12 AM
Let's hope Nicole will start better here than she did in Gold Coast.

Michael_21
Jan 6th, 2008, 12:50 PM
GOOOO NICOLE not a bad draw should be able to to not 2 bad but the main thing is staying healthy for the aussie open and do Really well there again and hopfully win her first slam but any thing past QF is a bonus if she doesnt get injured even tho she doesnt gain ainy points

hurricanejeanne
Jan 6th, 2008, 09:01 PM
Good luck Nicole :hug: Hopefully the ankle is okay. :scared:

Lunaris
Jan 6th, 2008, 11:15 PM
These Daniela-Nicole Sydney draws are getting tedious. :yawn:
Anyway I count on Golovin to make it through this section.

Vaidisova
Jan 7th, 2008, 07:43 AM
Nicole won 61 26 62

She was 0/6 in BP conversion in the second set. Got broken while serving for match at *5-0.:o

I'm not impressed with her form so far this season. Too much struggling...

Next up is first top 10 opponent of the year - Daniela.

Vaidisova
Jan 7th, 2008, 08:08 AM
Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Centre Court (from 11.00hrs)
1. ATP: Guccione vs. Martín
2. Henin vs. Safarova
3. ATP: Hewitt vs. Mahut
4. Hantuchova vs. Vaidisova
5. Golovin vs. Jankovic

Michael_21
Jan 7th, 2008, 08:31 AM
other than the second set well done nicole and good luck 2morrow against Dani i hope u beat her again just like u did the 2 years before now :)

Derek.
Jan 7th, 2008, 11:41 AM
Nice win on regaining your composure, Nicole. :hug:

Good luck in the next round! :)

Sexysova
Jan 7th, 2008, 01:18 PM
good play except the second set.. but nice win coming from the injury :) improve your form.. you can do much better! :) I hope you'll improve your game match-by-match as usually :drool::bounce:

hurricanejeanne
Jan 7th, 2008, 09:13 PM
Congrats, Nicole! :bounce:

Hopefully, her ankle isn't bothering her and she can play her way into form this week. Good luck in the next round! :D

Vaidisova
Jan 8th, 2008, 06:26 AM
Nicole won 64 62 :woohoo:

Vaidisova
Jan 8th, 2008, 06:45 AM
Top 10 win for Nicole :)

Was afraid she was gonna let the 1st set get away.

Nicole was up 3-1 with BPs to go up 4-1, didn't convert. Then had a GP to hold 4-2 but Daniela broke back 3-3. Nicole finally converted BP in a long 4-4 game to go up 5-4...

Sexysova
Jan 8th, 2008, 08:50 AM
fantastic win!!! :woohoo:

good luck against Jankovic! :bounce:

Derek.
Jan 8th, 2008, 11:46 AM
Great job, Nicole! :D

Good luck in the next round! :)

Lunaris
Jan 8th, 2008, 12:25 PM
Nice win, seems like the 9th game of the first set was crucial. After that Hantuchova just fizzled.
Don't know what to expect from Jankovic, I thought she would lose to Golovin. She's like an enigma, may as well retire after several games or produce a fantastic performance.

Sexysova
Jan 8th, 2008, 02:57 PM
COME ON NICOLE!! BEAT THEM ALL!!! :bounce::bounce::bounce:

Sexysova
Jan 8th, 2008, 02:57 PM
tomorrow OOP

Centre Court (from 11.00hrs)
1. ATP: Gasquet vs. Tursunov
2. Schiavone vs. Kuznetsova
3. ATP: Hewitt vs. Guccione
4. Henin vs. Kanepi
5. Vaidisova vs. Jankovic (NB 19.30hrs)
6. ATP: Bryan/Bryan vs. Erlich/Ram

and I'll see it on Eurosport!!! :bounce::bounce::bounce::drool::drool::drool:

RsaibotD
Jan 8th, 2008, 07:07 PM
:woohoo: Nice Job Nikki;)...... good luck against Jelena:angel:

Rod the Bama
Jan 8th, 2008, 08:25 PM
Very good win for Nikki. :clap2: I`m surprised that she won in straight sets. This is a good win for her. Hopefully she can keep up the good play against Jelena.

RsaibotD
Jan 9th, 2008, 09:41 AM
Nicole def. Jankovic 6-4 4-6 6-4 :woohoo:

Veeko
Jan 9th, 2008, 09:59 AM
so so good job,haha...:bounce:
i am so happy for this nice result of nicole...:D
good luck tomorrow..

Sexysova
Jan 9th, 2008, 10:05 AM
fantastic win!!! next top 10 win!!! Nicole's 2-0 against TOP 10 player.. that's stunning start to 2008!! :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

good luck against Svetlana!!! you can do it now!!! :bounce::bounce::bounce:

nikkifan
Jan 9th, 2008, 10:57 AM
it's a pleasure of learning nicole victory against jankovic good job
now Svetlana you can do it
good luck

Ben.
Jan 9th, 2008, 11:06 AM
well done nicole :yeah: shes become one of my faves now since I watched her play at the GC & now watching her QF match. if she keeps this up she'll get back in the top 10 i believe.

this may not be relevant but i have taken photos of nicole while i was at the GC tourney & would you guys like to see me upload them on here.

Derek.
Jan 9th, 2008, 11:40 AM
Oh yes, Nicole! :D :banana: :worship:

Good luck in the next round! :)

Lunams
Jan 9th, 2008, 01:02 PM
Hopefully she can make a breakthough in the coming semifinal!

Lunams
Jan 9th, 2008, 01:09 PM
well done nicole :yeah: shes become one of my faves now since I watched her play at the GC & now watching her QF match. if she keeps this up she'll get back in the top 10 i believe.

this may not be relevant but i have taken photos of nicole while i was at the GC tourney & would you guys like to see me upload them on here.

Why not?I appreciate you uploading them on picture thread very much! :)

Vaidisova
Jan 9th, 2008, 03:14 PM
I watched the match -- Nicole played really well! Nice to get a 2nd top 10 win already this year. The 6th win over Jelena too. :)

She's into the SF here for the 3rd straight year.

Sexysova
Jan 9th, 2008, 03:15 PM
I watched the match -- Nicole played really well! Nice to get a 2nd top 10 win already this year. The 6th win over Jelena too. :)

She's into the SF here for the 3rd straight year.

yep.. it's fantastic! :)

hope she'll break a curse tomorrow!!! :bounce::bounce::bounce:

Michael_21
Jan 9th, 2008, 03:23 PM
great win against dani and AWSOME!! win against jelena i just watched the jelena match and ive never seen her volley and play drops shots aswell as she did in that watch and her serve was great like neally always so keep it up nicole good luck against sevetlana. :)

Lunaris
Jan 9th, 2008, 03:41 PM
Seems like she did find some form afterall. I didn't watch the match against Jankovic but it's good to read she played well. Needs to play well to defend SF points in Melbourne.
I think it's time for her to finally beat Kuznetsova.

Rod the Bama
Jan 9th, 2008, 07:09 PM
Another good win for Nikki. :clap2: She played pretty well in what was a nicely played match. Now Kuznetsova is next up. So hopefully Nikki can keep up her good play.

hurricanejeanne
Jan 9th, 2008, 09:29 PM
:banana: Great win for Nicole! Hopefully she can improve on this.

Good luck in the semifinals against Svetlana :scared:

Sexysova
Jan 10th, 2008, 05:17 AM
VERY BIG CHOKING!!!! :sad::sad::sad::sad::sad::sad::sad::sad:

though I didn't expect her to win.. she also had to be tired.. they're really stupid with their making order of play..

Derek.
Jan 10th, 2008, 05:18 AM
5-7 6-7(4). :sad:

Nicole led 3-2 in the 1st set, but really could have been up 5-0 as she had BPs in both of those two games she lost.

Plus she led 4-2 in the 2nd and serving.

She could have won this match 6-1 6-3 had she taken her opportunities. :o

Still Nicole Semisova.

Michael_21
Jan 10th, 2008, 05:20 AM
and another semi final loss in sydney :( she didnt play very well 2day she had soooo many chances but just didnt take them the score was 75 76 she was up 3-0 in the tie break she had alot more break point chances in the first set she had back 2 back set points at 5-4 in the second but didnt take them so now 2 the aussie open hopfully she can take all her chances there.

Sexysova
Jan 10th, 2008, 05:24 AM
and another semi final loss in sydney :( she didnt play very well 2day she had soooo many chances but just didnt take them the score was 75 76 she was up 3-0 in the tie break she had alot more break point chances in the first set she had back 2 back set points at 5-4 in the second but didnt take them so now 2 the aussie open hopfully she can take all her chances there.

do u think she could be a little tired? :sad:

Michael_21
Jan 10th, 2008, 05:30 AM
yeh she could be after having played last night and having to play when she did 2day doing it for the first time in a while but still she had so many chances that she should have taken even if she was tired she shoud have won at least a set

Sexysova
Jan 10th, 2008, 05:36 AM
yeh she could be after having played last night and having to play when she did 2day doing it for the first time in a while but still she had so many chances that she should have taken even if she was tired she shoud have won at least a set

but though I'm really pleased with her performance.. I think she isn't enough strong to beat Sveta yet.. Sveta just can play against Nicole but if Nicole wouldn't make so many UE's :sad:

hey.. do you have some stats? :drool:

Michael_21
Jan 10th, 2008, 05:46 AM
nope i dont i forgot 2 look at the stats after the game cause i was upset lol but at i think 1-2 in the second they said that she had i think 26 UE's so 2 many and there were alot from both but it was reall windy for most of the game i think the whole match was really close and i think nikki was ahead but she just kept letting svetlana bak in the game

Neptune
Jan 10th, 2008, 08:09 AM
Kuznetsova has an edge over Vaidisova since Rg 2006.I'm not very suprised about this loss.Plus, she will be more fresh, I'm not very dissapointed.

Two thing that I have learnt this week:

She looked mentally strong against Jankovic for the fist time since a long time.
She added a lot of variety to her game.
Definitively, something have changed, we'll see if it wasn't just for one week.
Good luck at the Ao :)

Michael_21
Jan 10th, 2008, 09:03 AM
Kuznetsova has an edge over Vaidisova since Rg 2006.I'm not very suprised about this loss.Plus, she will be more fresh, I'm not very dissapointed.

Two thing that I have learnt this week:

She looked mentally strong against Jankovic for the fist time since a long time.
She added a lot of variety to her game.
Definitively, something have changed, we'll see if it wasn't just for one week.
Good luck at the Ao :)

i agree with both mentally and the variety in her game but especially with the variety that is a huge improvment in her game i think 2008 is gonna be a very good year if she plays like she did in this tournament and takes her chances a little more :)

Lunaris
Jan 10th, 2008, 04:58 PM
Kuznetsova has officially become Nicole's bogey. Add to that the fact it was a Tier II semifinal and the result is as it is. Still Sydney should be a good preparation for AO, Nicole should be quite familiar with the new surface now. It seems to be a one with higher bounces of the ball which I think is better for a tall girl like her.

At least Stepanek marches on in Sydney. :p

Vaidisova
Jan 10th, 2008, 07:37 PM
Disappointing to lose in yet another SF I guess... But it was a good week getting 2 top 10 wins. Hope she can keep up the form at the AO.

hurricanejeanne
Jan 10th, 2008, 07:51 PM
While I'm happy with Nicole beating a couple of top tenners, I'm still miffed she hasn't made it to a tier 2 or higher final yet. She has such a huge roadblock with that stage in a tournament and it's incredibly frustrating.

Onward to Melbourne though...

Andres13
Jan 13th, 2008, 10:26 PM
WE need! really need tournament win!
I know only that i will screaming and the most happy in the world when she finally wins GS tourney...

louisa2k2
Jan 15th, 2008, 09:05 AM
I saw her play in sydney live for most of her matches. the match against sveta was pretty close, she played pretty well and it was quite windy. Sveta was just too good on the day but nic is a good player and she has a lot more potential. I can wait til she wins a GS either i think if she stays focused its only a matter of time. :)