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StephenUK
Sep 4th, 2009, 04:16 PM
Just wondering if anyone knew what Vaidisova was planning to do for the rest of 2009, now that according to Boiled Egg's calculations, she will slump to around 186 in the world after the US Open. Is she hitting the Japan/Australian ITFs to try and bump her ranking back up or will she be playing WTA qualies (a not v successful plan so far)?

Libertango
Sep 4th, 2009, 04:19 PM
186?! :eek:

I say, skip the rest of the year, work out what she wants, whether she wants to paly or not, work out why her head is (apparently) fucked (if she recognises it to be so) and work hard for 2010.

...and go out on the pull. ;)

Vaidisova Ruled
Sep 4th, 2009, 04:21 PM
I know that it may sound weird, but I would be really excited if she would play ITF tournaments (50k, 75k). Maybe she could win a match there and rebuild her game.

Steffica Greles
Sep 4th, 2009, 04:21 PM
To be honest, I think she's finished. It's a terrible shame, because she once had more potential than Ivanovic in my opinion, and certainly more than that other Serbian girl and Marat Safin's sister...names elude me.

But she's just not interested for one reason and another. It was the same with Krasnaroutskaya, and Mirjana Lucic, both of whom had top 5 potential but lost interest and started spraying.

It's strange, you'd think that with no advanced educational qualifications, and millions of dollars out there to be won, they'd play on just because it's a good earning if nothing else. Lucic and Lina K must have missed out on millions.

But it just goes to show, money ain't everything.

WowWow
Sep 4th, 2009, 04:23 PM
I saw her at Stepanek's match on Monday. She's all about supporting him and taking pics of Radek lol
I don't think she's into playing anymore.

jimbo mack
Sep 4th, 2009, 04:26 PM
she'll prob get pregnant soon and be another miroslava vavrinec

what a loser lol :o

StephenUK
Sep 4th, 2009, 04:32 PM
I personally think the $25k in Darwin, Australia has that cakewalk feel that our Nikki needs - only Olivia Rogowska of the top 250 is entered, and there are main draw players ranked as low as 516! :eek: Not that that saved her against the illustrious Stacey Tan of glorious memory!

Nevertheless, maybe we should bombard the tournament organisers with emails requesting a wild card for her..the great thing about this event is that there is another 25k there the next week so she would save on air fares. The second event only features 2 top 250 players as Monique Adamczak is planning to fly in as well!! Plus she could stay in Australia for a few more weeks with events with presumably similar dud entry lists.

Or if she is a bit tired, maybe she could do two weeks of Lagos 25k ITFs in October, they don't usually attract a stellar entry either!

joão.
Sep 4th, 2009, 04:41 PM
:sobbing: :sobbing: :sobbing:
She needs a break more than anything right now imo and she should comeback only next year killin' it at the hardcourt season and get her big comeback to top form at the AO.[/dream]

drake3781
Sep 4th, 2009, 04:43 PM
I saw her at Stepanek's match on Monday. She's all about supporting him and taking pics of Radek lol
I don't think she's into playing anymore.

OMG. :o

Serenita
Sep 4th, 2009, 04:53 PM
Being a good houswwife?

Sylvester
Sep 4th, 2009, 05:05 PM
She could be a star in "The Real Housewives of Prague" :lol:

She is no NeNe, but she would be good on this type of show! :haha:

Steffica Greles
Sep 4th, 2009, 05:11 PM
There's no point playing ITF events unless you're actually bothered.

Sometimes players have catastrophic losses of confidence, but in Nicole's case I tend to think it's more of a loss of interest in the game. Her game was pretty much flawless. Her movement wasn't amazing, but there was no great problem with it. Technically, she was number one potential. I don't see that much could have gone wrong if she's working hard.

To play on the ITF, where you collect your own balls and win peanuts per match, you have to be tough, and to really want to get yourself out of those circumstances. Most are players with no dreams, who just want to eke out an average wage doing what they do best. And she'd make her own way, with no chauffeur service, cross country to challengers in the middle of Romania, or the Ukraine.

I can't see Nicole doing that.

Geertvg
Sep 4th, 2009, 05:11 PM
I'm afraid she's done too. Would be such a shame!

KournikovaFan91
Sep 4th, 2009, 05:14 PM
Trophy wife, I really can't see any tennis future.

Tanja8
Sep 4th, 2009, 05:14 PM
Being a good houswwife?
Hopefully not desperate housewife.:lol:

Anyway - I wish her all the best. I hope she will come back; if not - I hope she will be happy anything she does.

bellascarlett
Sep 4th, 2009, 05:15 PM
I saw her at Stepanek's match on Monday. She's all about supporting him and taking pics of Radek lol
I don't think she's into playing anymore.

:lol:

I wonder what the other players think of her.

mapaliey
Sep 4th, 2009, 05:17 PM
she'll prob get pregnant soon and be another miroslava vavrinec

what a loser lol :o

R U sure put radek into federer level quality and money ???...hahahah

Slutati
Sep 4th, 2009, 05:21 PM
Retirement, I guess. :sad:

Gilardino
Sep 4th, 2009, 06:49 PM
R-e-t-i-r-e!

cn ireland
Sep 4th, 2009, 07:04 PM
I really don't know what she'll do now:(!

She's still young enough to have a brilliant career but it just depends on if she wants to work hard at tennis now or not.

And if she doesn't enjoy it anymore she should retire and do whatever makes her happy:)!

jonny84
Sep 4th, 2009, 07:48 PM
Its sad for a player who reached two grand slam semis, the Wimbledon quarters, and a top10 player is in such a slump.

sammy01
Sep 4th, 2009, 07:55 PM
pornstar maybe?

though she would need to give more exciting performances than on court or she'll be a fluffer at best lol

Just Do It
Sep 4th, 2009, 08:17 PM
I think she will give it a try next year but if she fails she will quit for 2-3 years and then try to come back. Something like Dokic ...

joão.
Sep 4th, 2009, 08:24 PM
pornstar maybe?

though she would need to give more exciting performances than on court or she'll be a fluffer at best lol

Will Chakvetadze do that too? :sad:

améliemomo
Sep 4th, 2009, 08:28 PM
I saw her at Stepanek's match on Monday. She's all about supporting him and taking pics of Radek lol
I don't think she's into playing anymore.

she turned into a radek fan, worse than everything:o:help:

no more seriously she has to make her motivation back.If she's not hungry of tennis that's useless.

GrandMartha
Sep 4th, 2009, 08:34 PM
get preggers

sammy01
Sep 4th, 2009, 08:43 PM
Will Chakvetadze do that too? :sad:

chaks got 1 more year, then its the sex industry :sad:

Beat
Sep 4th, 2009, 10:20 PM
To be honest, I think she's finished. It's a terrible shame, because she once had more potential than Ivanovic in my opinion, and certainly more than that other Serbian girl and Marat Safin's sister...names elude me.

that, my dear, is ever so slightly exaggerated.

LeonHart
Sep 4th, 2009, 11:06 PM
She'll probably just follow Radek around until Radek falls for another girl, and dumps her. That's the only chance she'll come back and play good tennis again.

Steffica Greles
Sep 5th, 2009, 12:06 AM
that, my dear, is ever so slightly exaggerated.

Not at all. In 2006 anybody would have picked Vaidisova over Jankovic or Safina. And she was younger.

A lot might have picked her over Ivanovic, too.

Rafito.
Sep 5th, 2009, 12:15 AM
Vaidisova needs to retire for 2 years and then have a comeback.

pepaw
Sep 5th, 2009, 12:17 AM
Not at all. In 2006 anybody would have picked Vaidisova over Jankovic or Safina. And she was younger.

A lot might have picked her over Ivanovic, too.

I definately agree. I had her pegged as a future number one - something I never expected from Jankovic or Safina.

matty
Sep 5th, 2009, 12:48 AM
I saw her at Stepanek's match on Monday. She's all about supporting him and taking pics of Radek lol
I don't think she's into playing anymore.

She seems to have low self-esteem. I hope her identity and worth are not wrapped up and dependent on her boyfriend.

I think she will regret the decision if she decides to quit. Either way, I wish her the best. :sad:

slamchamp
Sep 5th, 2009, 01:05 AM
done..at least for 2 years

M.P
Sep 5th, 2009, 01:12 AM
she will join next season of I'm a Celebrity...and calling eople to get her out of here

edificio
Sep 5th, 2009, 01:20 AM
She seems to enjoy not playing much tennis and winning a few bucks here and there. So that's that...until she decides to try it again in a couple years, just like all those other early retirees.

Jacob#1
Sep 5th, 2009, 02:02 AM
She should do something and it should be about like what she did last year maybe.

jbeacinu
Sep 5th, 2009, 02:07 AM
Poor version's Mirka

goldlion
Sep 5th, 2009, 02:34 AM
Oh well with her education background, she can't do much except pornstar.

Martian KC
Sep 5th, 2009, 02:40 AM
Maybe if this board stops making threads about her, she'll go away.

DOUBLEFIST
Sep 5th, 2009, 02:58 AM
I hope she doesn't go away. I hope she fights through..., whatever this is and fulfills her potential- which I think is huge.

It would be a shame if someone with so much talent gives up while they're so young.

Roookie
Sep 5th, 2009, 03:44 AM
Vaidisova fans rule..that's all i have to say.

danieln1
Sep 5th, 2009, 04:41 AM
I personally think the $25k in Darwin, Australia has that cakewalk feel that our Nikki needs - only Olivia Rogowska of the top 250 is entered, and there are main draw players ranked as low as 516! :eek: Not that that saved her against the illustrious Stacey Tan of glorious memory!

Nevertheless, maybe we should bombard the tournament organisers with emails requesting a wild card for her..the great thing about this event is that there is another 25k there the next week so she would save on air fares. The second event only features 2 top 250 players as Monique Adamczak is planning to fly in as well!! Plus she could stay in Australia for a few more weeks with events with presumably similar dud entry lists.

Or if she is a bit tired, maybe she could do two weeks of Lagos 25k ITFs in October, they don't usually attract a stellar entry either!


Unfortunately, Nicole would lose to Olivia 6-2 6-1...

But I want her to comeback, it´s so sad to see her and Ana slumping so bad, I want them to return quickly playing their best tennis, because both of them are really talented, that Wimbledon QF in 2007 was epic

tobi
Sep 5th, 2009, 05:00 AM
There's no point playing ITF events unless you're actually bothered.

Sometimes players have catastrophic losses of confidence, but in Nicole's case I tend to think it's more of a loss of interest in the game. Her game was pretty much flawless. Her movement wasn't amazing, but there was no great problem with it. Technically, she was number one potential. I don't see that much could have gone wrong if she's working hard.

To play on the ITF, where you collect your own balls and win peanuts per match, you have to be tough, and to really want to get yourself out of those circumstances. Most are players with no dreams, who just want to eke out an average wage doing what they do best. And she'd make her own way, with no chauffeur service, cross country to challengers in the middle of Romania, or the Ukraine.

I can't see Nicole doing that.
Exactly.

Competition at ITF tour is very fierce with players trying to make a living out of those tournements who give little prize money & points.

As a quality player Vaidisova will crush them all if she actually decide to "play" tennis,but then she can back to her form on WTA tour too.

Her problem is at her head and with this way she will get crushed at ITF events as well,she really should think hard and decide about her comeback before playing smaller events but following Radek seems much more interesting for her at the moment.

WowWow
Sep 5th, 2009, 05:05 AM
Plus, to play ITF , you need to be fit. Nicole is a walking skeleton at the moment.

Merseykmight
Sep 5th, 2009, 06:14 AM
She still went to see Radek's match?!!:haha:
O,darling...Maybe what I can say that you can achieve some skills from Radek?
If it's not.this is suicide!!!
Nicole.I don't know if you know what to do and what should do.
But still,wish you good luck.

Corswandt
Sep 5th, 2009, 04:10 PM
Her [Nicole's] game was pretty much flawless. Her movement wasn't amazing, but there was no great problem with it. Technically, she was number one potential. I don't see that much could have gone wrong if she's working hard.

There were so many things wrong with her game I don't even know where to begin.

But it was mostly down to wide swings + incipient footwork (as in, often barely pro level). The latter magnifying the problems brought by the former, and both on display particularly with her woeful return of serve.

Still, flaws or no flaws, her tailspin is unprecedented, and now most likely irreversible.

Langers
Sep 5th, 2009, 04:24 PM
At first I laughed at her collapse in the rankings, now I actually pity her. I didn't think she was all that great to begin with but to think where she's at now is just staggering.

serenus_2k8
Sep 5th, 2009, 04:39 PM
I guess she will find her form during 2010 or will probs never get back to near where she was. Dunno if I care anymore, does she deserve it? People cannot question WS work ethic and still want Nicole back