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Sharapower8
May 18th, 2008, 01:57 PM
So Nicole has a quater final to defend. Do you really think she will manage? Do you think that Nicole's nightmare is finally finished? Who's going to Paris?

Sexysova
May 18th, 2008, 02:46 PM
I would go if I have money coz I'm two weeks at home during whole RG! :D

SHE WILL BREAK IT FINALLY!!!! COME ON!!!! I WOULD LOVE TO SEE ANY 4TH ROUND AND BETTER RESULT AND SHE WILL DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! POJDMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bounce::bounce::bounce:

Solitaire
May 18th, 2008, 05:20 PM
I'd like to say yes but all signs point to no.....:sad: Ugh I wish Radek would just go away :fiery:

Nadie
May 18th, 2008, 05:24 PM
if only I would be able to go... :awww:


Good luck Nicole :bounce: RG is a right time and place to end this nightmare streak :rocker2:
COME ON ;)

Lunaris
May 18th, 2008, 11:28 PM
So Nicole has a quater final to defend. Do you really think she will manage? Do you think that Nicole's nightmare is finally finished?
Wishful thinking. If she is born under a lucky star she will get a cakewalk draw and bomb in 3rd round.

On a serious note, there is no reason why to think anything will change. From what I saw in Rome during Stepanek's matches and from photos it seems she is totally in love and doesn't give a shit about anything else. Sheep's eyes and so.

Derek.
May 19th, 2008, 02:36 AM
Wishful thinking. If she is born under a lucky star she will get a cakewalk draw and bomb in 3rd round.

On a serious note, there is no reason why to think anything will change. From what I saw in Rome during Stepanek's matches and from photos it seems she is totally in love and doesn't give a shit about anything else. Sheep's eyes and so.

That's what I saw too. :help:

Anyway, maybe she'll wake up from this nightmare and remember how to play tennis properly? :shrug:

I hope she gets at least one win. :o

Tennace
May 19th, 2008, 11:05 PM
Im hoping the fact that its a grand slam will help her to maybe not suck :o

Slutati
May 19th, 2008, 11:08 PM
I hope she wins a match:tape::scared:

Spiritof42
May 21st, 2008, 07:24 AM
So Nicole has a quater final to defend. Do you really think she will manage? Do you think that Nicole's nightmare is finally finished? Who's going to Paris?

The current situation is a nightmare for her fans (well, except for Corswandt, who actually seems to relish it in a perverse way :lol:), but is it a nightmare for her? As people have pointed out, she seems much happier when she's around Stepanek than anywhere else. I don't expect this head-over-heels infatuation* to last forever, but it might last long enough to wreck her career...

It's very hard to have high expectations for RG, I just hope it's not going to be a complete disaster :o






*"Infatuation is the state of being completely carried away by unreasoning passion or love; addictive love. Infatuation usually occurs at the beginning of a relationship. It is characterized by urgency, intensity, sexual desire (:tape:), and/or anxiety, in which there is an extreme absorption in another. It is traditionally associated with youth." (Wikipedia)

Derek.
May 22nd, 2008, 11:36 PM
Nicole was watching Iveta's match today.

She seems to be interested in everyone's tennis but her own. :tape:

Vaidisova
May 23rd, 2008, 12:59 PM
Vaidisova (15) vs. Q
Rodionova vs. Peng
Voskoboeva vs. Fedossova
Cvetkova vs. Bondarenko A (23)

Wozniacki (30) vs. Meusburger
Q vs. Hsieh
Kloesel vs. Safarova
Arvidsson vs. Ivanovic (2)

Pink Princess
May 23rd, 2008, 01:05 PM
http://img29.picoodle.com/img/img29/4/5/23/f_426x282Rolam_320adc4.jpg

Go Nicole:bigclap:

Good Luck!!!

Sharapower8
May 23rd, 2008, 03:48 PM
Go sweetie ! You can bring it back ! :rolleyes::bounce:

Sexysova
May 23rd, 2008, 03:50 PM
tough draw, any qualifier could be tough for Nicole.. if she draws Benesova :sobbing:

GOOD LUCK NICOLE!!! POJDME!!!! :bounce::bounce::bounce:

Vaidisova
May 23rd, 2008, 06:07 PM
Nicole plays Iveta

Sexysova
May 23rd, 2008, 06:09 PM
I will broke everything and everybody Nicole draws Iveta!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :sobbing: BYE BYE NICOLE!!! :sad::sad::sad:

Nadie
May 23rd, 2008, 06:32 PM
:help: :help:

Derek.
May 23rd, 2008, 07:42 PM
Bad draw. :o

Neptune
May 24th, 2008, 12:21 PM
Nicole will play tomorrow

Court 1/11:00 Start


1 Women's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Nicole Vaidisova (CZE)[15]v.Iveta Benesova (CZE)


I hope she will try her best because it will be a hard match to win.I have the Eurosport player and they have a Wta channel but I don't believe they gonna show Vaidisova but it seems like Orange shows all the Rg courts for free (but you have to be subscriber of course and I'm).

Crank
May 24th, 2008, 04:31 PM
She will lose , second round probably !

Lunaris
May 24th, 2008, 04:37 PM
I have a feeling Nicole will beat Iveta. But it's just a feeling, my head says she will lose.
Not sure who to root for. :shrug:

dulkogii
May 24th, 2008, 09:25 PM
Come on Niki, you have a difficult one round but you can win!

Sexysova
May 25th, 2008, 06:04 AM
POJDME!!! :bounce::bounce::bounce:

Michael_21
May 25th, 2008, 09:40 AM
come on nicole get bak 2 form and win some matches

Vaidisova
May 25th, 2008, 10:31 AM
Nicole lost 6-7 1-6:wavey:

Sexysova
May 25th, 2008, 10:34 AM
that is just pathetic :o

Derek.
May 25th, 2008, 10:36 AM
She tried in the first set.
She honestly did.

Iveta played a good tiebreak and after that Nicole was out of it. :shrug:
She lost the match after she lost the tiebreak.

First 1R loss at the GS since 2004 and her losing streak is now at 6 matches.

Lunaris
May 25th, 2008, 11:43 AM
First set wasn't bad, both served quite well, kept offensive attitude. The only difference was in number of unforced errors, Nicole had more understandably, but that didn't play key role.

This is how the tie-break went

Iveta serving: Nicole missed 2nd serve return, shouts on herself - good sign, maybe she cared
Iveta attacked 2nd serve - nice rally at the net - Iveta hit a volley winner
2nd serve again by Nicole :o - bh dtl winner by Iveta after moving Nicole around a bit, simply too good
ace by Iveta
ace by Iveta :eek:
ace by Nicole
easy volley netted by Nicole, she came to the net hitting a couple of good approach shots, but for naught
bh winner by Nicole
forced fh error by Nicole, Iveta's forehand landed too close to Nicole's feet

After that she folded like a scrub outside top 100.
250 points gone. I am not sure what else than 1st round loss at GS has to happen to Nicole to get out of this hellhole.

itzhak
May 25th, 2008, 12:01 PM
Question: Nicole spoke with the Czech media in the recent weeks about her situation? she is keeping it in silence or not? We hear several roumors about the reasons of her crisis but somebody actually know what is she thinking about it?

Neptune
May 25th, 2008, 12:47 PM
Yes, Not a bad first set I would say as the both player wasn't playing very good.Benesova was slow at the beginning and she found a good rhythm after some games, that's why Vaidisova had the chance to lead 31 in the first. When Benesova started to play better, Vaidisova wasn't able to react but still fight well to take the set to a tie-break, when she lost a few points and then the set was in Benesova's hand.

But in fact, she's moving very slowly, she's playing very defensive everytime, she's hesitating when she has to attack and makes a lot of errors = NO CONFIDENCE AT ALL IN HER GAME!!!!


She's in a bad spiral, her losses make her situation worst each time even she's trying which is a good thing.You know, everytime you're trying something and you don't success,it feels like you don't have the luck in your camp.

She gives the second set at Benesova and wasn't trying too much after the first set loss which is quite logical when you're down and feel no sensation (but no excusable of course).

I don't know what she will do in the future but I'm quite sad because it's never nice to see a good player like her losing like that since a fews months (I feels the same for Gasquet).The fact is that we don't have all the informations about her so it's hard to have a real idea about how she feels and how it will progress (in good or bad way).

RsaibotD
May 25th, 2008, 01:46 PM
expected result.

Sharapower8
May 25th, 2008, 02:58 PM
I don't know what to say anymore. Are we gonna wake up and realise that all of this is just a nightmare? Because, come on, she did the quater final one year ago, what happened? Some say it's because of Radek... I actually don't know what to think anymore... :rolleyes:

Sexysova
May 25th, 2008, 06:32 PM
that's what Nicole told to press:

"I have changed some things recently and it doesn't go well as it should."

"Yeah, I'm disappointed. My results aren't good at the moment but I won't be sad about it. I just have to work hard and hope that it will turn."

"I know I'm in a good way and results will come."

kammgretel
May 25th, 2008, 06:49 PM
The match was shown anywhere? Although she lost ,,,

Sharapower8
May 25th, 2008, 06:55 PM
that's what Nicole told to press:

"I have changed some things recently and it doesn't go well as it should."

"Yeah, I'm disappointed. My results aren't good at the moment but I won't be sad about it. I just have to work hard and hope that it will turn."

"I know I'm in a good way and results will come."

Yeah of course :lol:
Better be right :help:

Neptune
May 25th, 2008, 07:45 PM
Yeah of course :lol:
Better be right :help:

She also said "Je suis sur les fesses" :lol:

Solitaire
May 25th, 2008, 08:15 PM
Bad loss to an average player.......:mad: Once she out grows Radek things will get better

Derek.
May 25th, 2008, 08:41 PM
Results aren't matching Vaidisova's irrefutable talent

By Greg Garber
ESPN.com

Nicole Vaidisova has lost six straight matches dating back to the first round of Dubai in March.
PARIS -- While a sullen Nicole Vaidisova raced through her postmatch press conference in cramped Interview Room No. 2 on Sunday, Ana Ivanovic entertained a large media contingent in the spacious comfort of Interview Room No.1.

Ivanovic is 20 years old, seeded second and the It girl here at Roland Garros. Two years ago, it was Vaidisova who played that role. A freshly minted 17-year-old, she knocked off Amelie Mauresmo and Venus Williams, then pushed Svetlana Kuznetsova to three sets in the French Open semifinals. Her potential seemed unlimited.

But after reaching the semifinals of the 2007 Australian Open and the quarterfinals at Roland Garros and Wimbledon, Vaidisova has suddenly crashed and burned. She just lost to her best friend, fellow Czech Republic player Iveta Benesova, 7-6 (2), 6-1 in the first round of the 2008 French Open.

After losing the first-set tiebreaker, Vaidisova dissolved into a storm cloud of bad body language when she repeatedly admonished herself and slapped her thigh. It ended, predictably, with two double-faults.

Vaidisova, almost inconceivably, has lost six straight matches. Since losing to Ivanovic in Dubai, Vaidisova has fallen to such household names as Casey Dellacqua, Alisa Kleybanova, Gisela Dulko, Ekaterina Makarova and now Benesova, who had to qualify to get in.

How did this come to pass? After making yet another error in the Benesova match Vaidisova, exasperated, pointed to her head. This seems as good an explanation as any.

"You know what?" Vaidisova said. "I feel like I'm in a good place. I just think I've been changing things, obviously, on my team. It's not going to pay off right away, but I think I'm working hard."

She did not sound especially convincing.

In April, Vaidisova parted ways with her coach of more than 12 years, step-father Alex Kodat, and replaced him with David Felgate. Breaking with the man who brought her from the Czech Republic to the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Bradenton, Fla., when she was 11 years old, clearly has caused some collateral damage.

"I think my tennis and everything around me needed that," Vaidisova said. "I'm just in a stage where I think I can take responsibility for my actions and for myself, so I think that comes with time and I think that comes with age. I think there is a point where you have to do that."

Vaidisova's hunger for independence, perhaps not coincidentally, has netted her -- at the very least -- a boyfriend. Radek Stepanek, who was engaged to Martina Hingis as recently as last summer, and Vaidisova are a very public couple. She was in the stands a few weeks ago when Stepanek upset Roger Federer in Rome.

The couple has not acknowledged an official union, but the Bradenton Herald reported that the couple applied for a marriage license back in December. Stepanek, it should be noted, owns a condominium in Bradenton, where Vaidisova still trains.

Although Vaidisova insisted that she has been working hard, her recent results suggest otherwise. Her chief weapons are a huge forehand and a laser serve. Movement for someone who is six feet tall is never easy, but when she was fit the last two years here, she was enormously effective.

Vaidisova is a two-time Grand Slam semifinalist -- including at the 2006 French Open.
Against Benesova she was sluggish and consistently late getting in position to hit. She often tried for too much to compensate and finished with 33 unforced errors. After the match, Benesova conceded that her goal was to "come in and try to attack her and make her move."

"If you are not fit or committed, clay will reveal it," said ESPN analyst Mary Carillo. "This stuff will strip you of your clothes."

Consider Vaidisova revealed. She was asked to explain the difference between the player she is today and the one who reached the semifinals here two years ago.

"I think I'm two years older," Vaidisova said. "I think I'm more independent, I'm doing my own decisions. I just think I grew up a lot."

When Benesova was asked what was going on with her good friend, she averted her eyes.

"I don't want to say," she said.

Is she in love?

Benesova paused.

"I think she's very happy," she said, smiling. "She's in love so she's happy."

Said Vaidisova, "I don't think you can play good all the time. So I'm not going to be depressed about this. I'm not going to be sad abut it. Obviously, right now I'm bummed because I lost. But tomorrow I'll wake up and be ready to go and practice and improve."

Is she happy when she's playing?

"Yes," she said brusquely, not sounding that way.

Danči Dementia
May 25th, 2008, 11:46 PM
Oh dear Lord......Nicole :(:sad:.......well I hope this bad streak will end very soon.....I hope that in USO series she will find her game again........where the hell is her game???..

I kind of see this result coming but to be honest not in the fisrt round....at leats in second round:lol:.................oh wait this is not funny:(

Come Back Nicole!!!

Crank
May 26th, 2008, 03:04 AM
Damn does not lost ... :spit:

Spiritof42
May 28th, 2008, 08:24 AM
I just KNEW she would tank the 2nd set after losing the tie-break. Only 2 of 10 points won on 1st serve, 3 of 15 points won on return. :o

When Nicole says "I feel like I'm in a good place", she's obviously not talking about tennis. :tape:

Sexysova
May 28th, 2008, 08:31 AM
I just KNEW she would tank the 2nd set after losing the tie-break. Only 2 of 10 points won on 1st serve, 3 of 15 points won on return. :o

When Nicole says "I feel like I'm in a good place", she's obviously not talking about tennis. :tape:

she didn't tank it.. her level just dropped and Iveta was so good :eek:

Sharapower8
Jun 6th, 2008, 12:50 PM
She also said "Je suis sur les fesses" :lol:

Yeah heard that :lol: