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Shoulderpova
Jan 9th, 2008, 09:42 AM
:wavey:

Markus
Jan 9th, 2008, 09:42 AM
thank you nicole, that was great!

ce
Jan 9th, 2008, 09:42 AM
:bigcry:

Neptune
Jan 9th, 2008, 09:44 AM
What a match :eek: This is the first time I saw Nicole so determined!

:banana:

sonnys
Jan 9th, 2008, 09:45 AM
Great job Vaidisova:worship: Miss serveace!!

auah5
Jan 9th, 2008, 09:45 AM
so close.... JJ :-(

MagicMilan
Jan 9th, 2008, 09:45 AM
:sad:
You had your chances JJ, the serve was the deciding factor in the end :sad:
At least the injury isn't worse, hopefully there will be on obstacles in Melbourne :)

Shoulderpova
Jan 9th, 2008, 09:45 AM
Devilsova, now lose to Sveta :devil:

miss_molik
Jan 9th, 2008, 09:46 AM
Jelena :sad:

schorsch
Jan 9th, 2008, 09:46 AM
Well done Vaidi, some finesse shots were just awesome! ! ! :)

I'm glad Jelena was able to compete and hang in there, but now its much more important to rest, so a loss isnt too bad :) :hug: Much better serve, great netrushing and measured shots a-class at times. With a bit of rest you'll rock at the AO ! ! ! :D

Wayn77
Jan 9th, 2008, 09:46 AM
Good, good match

Congrats Nicole - well played

:( :(

jamatthews
Jan 9th, 2008, 09:46 AM
Eventually...:hehehe:

goldlion
Jan 9th, 2008, 09:46 AM
That was an enjoyable match.

Nicole had great serves and beautiful forehands, I like the drive volleys.

Her last 4 points in the third set is yummy !!!!

But her consistency in crucial moments is losing as lots of unforced errors had been made.

Besides, I must say Jelena's backhand is gorgeous.

Exiliado
Jan 9th, 2008, 09:47 AM
Well done Nicole:bounce:

MagicMilan
Jan 9th, 2008, 09:48 AM
Well done Vaidi, some finesse shots were just awesome! ! ! :)

I'm glad Jelena was able to compete and hang in there, but now its much more important to rest, so a loss isnt too bad :) :hug: Much better serve, great netrushing and measured shots a-class at times. With a bit of rest you'll rock at the AO ! ! ! :D
Yeah, the serve is looking a bit better :)

sammy01
Jan 9th, 2008, 09:49 AM
ok firstly why did jj play sydney? she couldn't move as quick as normal she pulled up on a lot of runs. nicole was as tight as a drum whenever near winning, her serve helped her fall over the line. anyways nicole took advantage despite the nerves.

im totaly picking sveta to reach the final though, looks like we will have a sveta vs henin final with henin duffing her again.

HenryMag.
Jan 9th, 2008, 09:54 AM
great match, especially by Nicole, she seems to be in good shape.

Ben.
Jan 9th, 2008, 09:54 AM
well done nicole :yeah: much better week for her & her serve was the big factor. really did help her when she needed it so props to her :hatoff:

jelena :hug: dunno why she played sydney when she should of rested that injury (but its no excuse for her losing to nicole), but she did her best.
rest up now jj :)

maki30
Jan 9th, 2008, 09:55 AM
shit...

nouf
Jan 9th, 2008, 09:56 AM
match is coming set1 et 2 in uploading, matchpoint on youtube soon

Bruno71
Jan 9th, 2008, 09:56 AM
Didn't get to see it, but it sounds like it was a very good match in which Nicole was the better player. I'm still proud of JJ's performance this week, given her situation coming in. Hopefully there will be a good few day's rest before Melbourne and she'll be ready to go.

Huntress555
Jan 9th, 2008, 09:56 AM
Good Work Nicole :D!

Now Jelena can take a break and get some rest!

ZeroSOFInfinity
Jan 9th, 2008, 09:58 AM
Damn... Vaidisova's serve was on fire in the 1st set and also at the end of the 3rd... she's going to be a huge threat in AO. Good job girl :yeah:

Jelena :hug: get some rest and prepare yourself for the AO (P.S: By the way the commentators were saying that she will lose her #3 ranking... is Ana taking over?)

About the courts.... hmm... seems that it's as fast as the normal hardcourts now... but the bounces are quite high though, like on clay. Funnily enough, Jankovic at times could hit a very, very low shot that caught out Vaidisova many times... :scratch:

itzhak
Jan 9th, 2008, 09:58 AM
fantastic match. great performance of Nicole, Jelena played very good but Nicole was amazing in the last games with stunning volleys...

RsaibotD
Jan 9th, 2008, 09:59 AM
match is coming set1 et 2 in uploading, matchpoint on youtube soon

Thanks:).... Nice work Nicole;)

Sexysova
Jan 9th, 2008, 10:06 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:

Pasta-Na
Jan 9th, 2008, 10:07 AM
jj :tears:

Daniel
Jan 9th, 2008, 10:11 AM
Well done babe :yeah:

hurricanejeanne
Jan 9th, 2008, 10:27 AM
Nicole :banana:

Finally, a great win for her! Hopefully this is the start of a great 2008 for her!
Good luck in the next round! :D

Helaena
Jan 9th, 2008, 10:31 AM
does this mean that we will have our new #3 on monday? :eek: :eek: :eek:

Ben.
Jan 9th, 2008, 10:33 AM
yes, ana will be the new no.3 :D

.david.
Jan 9th, 2008, 10:35 AM
Nicole:hearts:

ElusiveChanteuse
Jan 9th, 2008, 10:43 AM
Congrats Nicole!:yeah:
JJ :hug: Rest well enough for AO.

Kim's_fan_4ever
Jan 9th, 2008, 10:49 AM
Even though I wanted Jelena to win, I'm not disappointed that she lost. She'll have some time before AO to rest a bit.
Nicely done, Nicole :yeah:

Radix2
Jan 9th, 2008, 10:52 AM
Good win for Nicole.

BuTtErFrEnA
Jan 9th, 2008, 11:02 AM
wo0o0o :woohoo: nicole....she needs good form going in with a semi to defend at the AO though

ana to be #3 :hysteric: my baby is moving up so fast

дalex
Jan 9th, 2008, 11:04 AM
Congrats to Nicole! She played a great match.

I'm very pleased with JJ's progress, she'll be more than ready for AO! :)

Il Primo!
Jan 9th, 2008, 11:28 AM
This match was bloody great! And for a change, it's Nicole who get tough in the tough situations. Get the tile Nicole

Lunams
Jan 9th, 2008, 11:30 AM
:bounce::woohoo:What a win:yeah:Another semifinal...

TO newbie
Jan 9th, 2008, 11:32 AM
Amazing match Nicole.... can't wait to download this one - who ever posts the downloads can you open a thread or post in the media area that it is available - sounds like one mathc that we will all want to take a look at.

Derek.
Jan 9th, 2008, 11:43 AM
Fantastic job, Nicole! :worship:

Poova
Jan 9th, 2008, 11:50 AM
Great match. I loved the fight and determination from both girls. :hearts:

TheBoiledEgg
Jan 9th, 2008, 11:52 AM
Nicole ;):woohoo: :yeah: :D

Nikkiri
Jan 9th, 2008, 11:53 AM
Nicole :yeah: :bounce:

Ana new #3 :woohoo:

Eugenia
Jan 9th, 2008, 12:09 PM
Good win Nicole! :bounce:

Viktymise
Jan 9th, 2008, 12:23 PM
ES better repeat this. :(

Nicole. :hearts:

nouf
Jan 9th, 2008, 12:25 PM
QF sydney vaidisova vs jankovic
http://wtatour.fr/forumdisplay.php?f=309

Just Do It
Jan 9th, 2008, 12:44 PM
Amazing match.

Too bad for Jelena.

danieln1
Jan 9th, 2008, 01:11 PM
Good for Nicole, great win, it could have been much easier, but a win is a win, now beat Sveta and go to your first tier II final!

Andrew Laeddis
Jan 9th, 2008, 01:44 PM
Great job Nicole. I knew you could do it. Nicole now leads h3h 6-3.

2005 MIAMI R64 VAIDISOVA 6-2 7-6(6)
2005 SEOUL FINAL VAIDISOVA 7-5 6-3
2006 STRASBOURG SEMIS VAIDISOVA 6-2 1-0 ret.
2006 US OPEN R32 JANKOVIC 5-7 6-3 6-2
2006 LINZ QUARTERS VAIDISOVA 5-7 7-6(5) 6-4
2007 SYDNEY SEMIS JANKOVIC 6-4 4-6 6-4
2007 FRENCH OPEN QUARTERS JANKOVIC 6-3 7-5
2007 ZURICH R16 VAIDISOVA 6-4 6-4
2008 SYDNeY QUARTERS VAIDISOVA 6-4 4-6 6-4

Ninny
Jan 9th, 2008, 01:47 PM
ES better repeat this. :(

Nicole. :hearts:

3.30pm today :)

Andrew Laeddis
Jan 9th, 2008, 02:00 PM
im glad i have the tennis channel. they are airing the match as i type.

RenaSlam.
Jan 9th, 2008, 02:02 PM
Way to be, Nicole.

JJ won't have the year she had last year, nor will she play as many tournaments. That's ok, she and Kuznetsova's places in the Top 3 with 2 players with the last name of Williams. As it should be.

brent-o
Jan 9th, 2008, 02:04 PM
Didn't see the match, but just wondering are the two girls friends? I know they're both from Bolleteri's but just wondering if they are on good terms.

Dexter
Jan 9th, 2008, 02:05 PM
Well done, Nicole. :yeah:
And thank you!

Vaidisova
Jan 9th, 2008, 02:36 PM
:woohoo:

justine schnyder
Jan 9th, 2008, 02:47 PM
:bigry: JJ :bigcry:

Ninny
Jan 9th, 2008, 02:50 PM
Nicole played a fantastic match - loved watching her. If she continues this way, she will be in top 5 soon. Love the way she plays.

kinglear
Jan 9th, 2008, 03:11 PM
I noticed that Nicole added more topspin to her game. She rolls the ball more higher over the net in this match, but still hitting the ball hard as a rock. If she puts Kuznetsova on the defense or if the defensive Kuznetsova shows up to play, Nicole should win relatively easy.:) And yes, her boobs do look a lot better. Is it just me or does Nicole Vaidisova resembles Alicia Silverstone and Amanda Bynes combined?

DownTheLine21
Jan 9th, 2008, 03:13 PM
This was a very exciting match. For the most part, it was well-played by both players. As usual, the Australian crowd was i-n-s-a-n-e!

Louis Cyphre
Jan 9th, 2008, 03:14 PM
Nicole :woohoo:

Mrs. Peel
Jan 9th, 2008, 03:14 PM
Nicole has really improved! Her play was impressive! Its good to see that she is coming along.

I'm still in disbelief that she is engaged to Stepanek. WTF? :tape: When Corina Morariu told that bit to Barry McKay you could hear him going into shock :lol:

LDF
Jan 9th, 2008, 03:16 PM
Nicole :bigclap:

Entertaining match :yeah:

Viktymise
Jan 9th, 2008, 03:21 PM
This was a very exciting match. For the most part, it was well-played by both players. As usual, the Australian crowd was i-n-s-a-n-e!

Don't you mean the Serbian fans. :o

Anyway, Nicole looks in fantastic shape and she hit some outrageously huge FH's toda :drool: She played the last 4 points to perfection. :worship:

N_F_S
Jan 9th, 2008, 03:41 PM
unfortunatly i didn't saw the match, i hope i'll can see the match recording somewhere. Vaidisoca have more agressive game than jankovic. Next to lose Sveta.

Well Done Vaidisova.

I wish a final with - Vaidisova vs Ivanovic :)

Princeza
Jan 9th, 2008, 03:41 PM
Well done Devil :yeah:

Demska
Jan 9th, 2008, 04:09 PM
Same score Jelena beat Nicole last year?

Nicolás89
Jan 9th, 2008, 04:11 PM
yay Nicole U hot !!! :D

Dodoboy.
Jan 9th, 2008, 04:16 PM
Yay! Nicole!....Jelena...nice try..but come on wheres the servE?

Nicolás89
Jan 9th, 2008, 04:17 PM
Same score Jelena beat Nicole last year?

yep the same. :p

SvetaPleaseWin.
Jan 9th, 2008, 04:32 PM
from the highlights it seemed like Nicole was playing much better on the day-probably should have had it in 2 but :shrug: she finished it off in the end

MagicMilan
Jan 9th, 2008, 04:39 PM
from the highlights it seemed like Nicole was playing much better on the day-probably should have had it in 2 but :shrug: she finished it off in the end
Nope, they were pretty even, few points here and there. Serve made the difference in the end, Jelena lost her 1st service game of the 1st set and didn't have a chance to break afterwards. They had the same number of winners and Nicole had 5 more UEs in the 1st set and yet Nicole won it. Not taking anything away from her, she played a very good match and she won many cheap points with her serve, many of them unreturned. A good match overall :)

goldenlox
Jan 9th, 2008, 05:16 PM
At least Jelena looks healthy going into Melbourne. Nicole was good at the end. Some good serves.

brent-o
Jan 9th, 2008, 05:23 PM
I noticed that Nicole added more topspin to her game. She rolls the ball more higher over the net in this match, but still hitting the ball hard as a rock. If she puts Kuznetsova on the defense or if the defensive Kuznetsova shows up to play, Nicole should win relatively easy.:) And yes, her boobs do look a lot better. Is it just me or does Nicole Vaidisova resembles Alicia Silverstone and Amanda Bynes combined?

:lol: good call. I see it now!

*Jean*
Jan 9th, 2008, 05:24 PM
JankaJanka :sad:

gmak
Jan 9th, 2008, 05:36 PM
nicole :woohoo: :D

well done! :)

TO newbie
Jan 9th, 2008, 05:51 PM
im glad i have the tennis channel. they are airing the match as i type.

I am so jealous - no tennis channel here

LindsayRulz
Jan 9th, 2008, 05:53 PM
Sounds like a good match, too bad you don't have TTC here :sad:

Congrats Nicole :yeah:

adrovi
Jan 9th, 2008, 06:47 PM
Nicole :worship::worship:

Slumpsova
Jan 9th, 2008, 07:14 PM
who didn't see this coming? :lol:

Kitten63
Jan 9th, 2008, 07:24 PM
Congrats Nicole!
Rest up Jelena.

дalex
Jan 9th, 2008, 08:07 PM
who didn't see this coming? :lol:

:haha:

kinglear
Jan 9th, 2008, 09:29 PM
I noticed that Nicole added more topspin to her game. She rolls the ball more higher over the net in this match, but still hitting the ball hard as a rock. If she puts Kuznetsova on the defense or if the defensive Kuznetsova shows up to play, Nicole should win relatively easy.:) And yes, her boobs do look a lot better. Is it just me or does Nicole Vaidisova resembles Alicia Silverstone and Amanda Bynes combined?

:lol: good call. I see it now!


lol, I'm glad you see it my way. :);)

Corswandt
Jan 9th, 2008, 09:49 PM
Evil prevails. :devil:

I noticed that Nicole added more topspin to her game. She rolls the ball more higher over the net in this match, but still hitting the ball hard as a rock.

Sometime last year Azarenka's coach said Vika had told him that Nicole's shots, particularly the BH, are much heavier and hit with more spin than they look.

But still, the number of relatively easy shots that Nicole netted or sent into the doubles alley because she couldn't take those last minute 1-2 steps around the ball. :help: And the number of apparently easy ROS she missed completely. :help: Everybody has Jankovic's serve for breakfast - how come Nicole never does anything with it?

Nevertheless, the match was occasionally quite good, with some fun rallies, and Nicole managed to tough out a win even when Jankovic began to absorb/neutralize/return her serve in the third set. Acing (+ tons of unreturnables) such an excellent returner 12 times is no mean feat.

kinglear
Jan 9th, 2008, 10:00 PM
Evil prevails. :devil:



Sometime last year Azarenka's coach said Vika had told him that Nicole's shots, particularly the BH, are much heavier and hit with more spin than they look.

But still, the number of relatively easy shots that Nicole netted or sent into the doubles alley because she couldn't take those last minute 1-2 steps around the ball. :help: And the number of apparently easy ROS she missed completely. :help: Everybody has Jankovic's serve for breakfast - how come Nicole never does anything with it?

Nevertheless, the match was occasionally quite good, with some fun rallies, and Nicole managed to tough out a win even when Jankovic began to absorb/neutralize/return her serve in the third set. Acing (+ tons of unreturnables) such an excellent returner 12 times is no mean feat.

To be honest, I only saw the highlight clip on Eurosport. I wish I had seen the whole match. I've always thought Nicole's groundstrokes are quite flat, and she's definitely added more spin now. I can see the difference clearly. I hope she sticks to the same game plan. Topspin is a great thing regardless of how much spin a player wants to use. For some reason, I like to nice,round shots with the little loop. It's clean, even though I also love watching flat, aggressive power.