one more time Camille maskes troubles to a top player but she can't win the match...oh well!
good luck to AO Camille!
Jan 7th, 2008, 08:23 AM
other than the second set well done nicole :)
Jan 7th, 2008, 08:44 AM
Nicole was hitting the ball really well but just started overhitting and losing crucial points in the second set. She was using the court very well from what i saw. Too many errors in the second set but overall a decent performance.
Jan 7th, 2008, 09:10 AM
nicole looks good, hope she can keep up good form, she's got a lot of points to defend over the next couple of tourneys...
the blue courts look really good!
Jan 7th, 2008, 09:20 AM
I have grown a real soft spot for Camile Im glad she got a set.
Jan 7th, 2008, 09:26 AM
Saw this one live, was sitting right behind the players. Also saw Nicole play here last year when she lost a close 3 setter to Jankovich. Her play is a bit less consistent this year, due to lack of match play im assuming.
She made a few mistakes in the second set due to one factor in my opinion, Camile was giving her a lot of low pace balls which Nicole then dumped straight into the net. Little secret of power baseliners they like pace so if the opponent can feed them a lot of junky low pace balls this can upset them!
Camille is a good player, very weak serve which is her downfall, very good retriever of the ball and very good and keeping the ball in play in rallies, but once Nicole got her power game going, her big serve going, it was goodbye Cammy!
Jan 7th, 2008, 09:31 AM
not convincing scoreline :(
you need to play better again Weaktuchova.
Jan 7th, 2008, 09:38 AM
:worship: Nikky !!! I'm glad you won !!! :worship:
Pin really needs to improve her serve, too weak and too slow and get attacked easily.
Just doesn't know if she's capable of giving pressures on top players.
Maybe her low balls make tall players like Nikky and Maria feel uncomfortable to hit the balls.
Well, keep up with the form Nikky and I'm sure you can have a good run in the AO.
Cammy, I'm sorry. :rolleyes:
Jan 7th, 2008, 10:04 AM
I left at the end of the 1st set because it wasn't looking too exciting, maybe I should have stayed. Nicole looks like she finding her way back to form though. I can't wait to see her against Dani.
On another note, I really liked Nicoles outfit. It looked really good live. The top is especially nice.
Jan 7th, 2008, 10:05 AM
Hehe Nicole is still rusty remember she lost a set to Dellaqua :lol: so its just some early season gitters
Jan 7th, 2008, 10:27 AM
Well done, Nicole! :bounce:
Please find your form and stay healthy!
Good luck in the next round! :hug:
Jan 7th, 2008, 10:32 AM
Almost Camille, good try! :worship:
Jan 7th, 2008, 12:27 PM
Well done Nikki :bounce:
Jan 7th, 2008, 12:28 PM
:bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry:
Jan 7th, 2008, 12:42 PM
Nicole ;) :) glad she got going in the end ;)
Jan 7th, 2008, 01:14 PM
Funny match. Pin got rocked in the first set, was getting rocked in the second (a lot of break points faced early) then Nikki ran off all these errors and broke her racket.
To be honest at 5-2 in the third, when Pin started coming back, I was half hoping she would win just to see Nikki explode :p
Jan 7th, 2008, 01:34 PM
good job Nicole :yeah: first match coming from the injury and first win.. nice..
good luck against Hantuchova! :bounce::bounce::bounce:
Jan 7th, 2008, 02:23 PM
dodgy 2nd set but :yeah:
Jan 7th, 2008, 02:27 PM
Very disappointing way to start the year for Vaidisova...first another loss to Li (after almost losing to Dellaqua,) now a three setter against Pin...
Jan 7th, 2008, 02:40 PM
you can't expect anything from Nicole anymore. i just have learned this in the past couple of months. i don't even care if she ever win Tier IV again, let alone higher tiers or slam :)
Jan 7th, 2008, 05:44 PM
nicole :yeah: :scared: :)
have to improve for the next round!
Jan 7th, 2008, 05:45 PM
Surprised it went to 3 sets. But well done to Nicole.
Jan 7th, 2008, 08:15 PM
Oh Camille, hope you can score the upset next week!