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joćo.
Feb 6th, 2010, 10:14 PM
Nicole Vaidisova, a former world top 10 player and a 2006 semifinalist at the French Open, is returning to the Cellular South Cup tennis tournament next month at The Racquet Club, her first appearance in Memphis since being the event's top seed four years ago.

Vaidisova, 20, accepted a wild card to play in the Sony Ericsson Women's Tennis Association Tour event, joining world No. 14 Maria Sharapova and rising American teenager Melanie Oudin , the highest- ranked U.S. player behind world No. 1 Serena Williams and her sister Venus, ranked sixth. Oudin is ranked 48th.

The Cellular South Cup, and the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships, the accompanying men's event, will be held Feb. 12- 21. Andy Roddick, Lleyton Hewitt, James Blake and Fernando Verdasco are among the tournament's top draws in the men's field.

Vaidisova's world ranking, which peaked at No. 7 in May 2007, has plummeted in the past two years. After a first-round loss at Wimbledon last summer, she dropped out of the top 100 and ended the year ranked 187th.

"She has been struggling with a wrist injury, but now she is healed and ready to go," said tournament director Peter Lebedevs. "She didn't know she had the wrist injury and kept playing."

In an effort to revive her slumping game, Vaidisova recently switched coaches, hiring Eric van Harpen.

Van Harpen has worked with Maria Kirilenko and Anna Kournikova.

"I think she is going to get back on track after getting a new coach," Lebedevs said.

Vaidisova, of the Czech Republic, was a rising star in 2005 when she played in Memphis for the first time as a No. 7 seed.

Vaidisova advanced to the semifinals before losing in two tiebreakers to No. 3 seed Meghann Shaughnessy. In 2006, Vaidisova returned as the No. 1 seed, but she was upset in the opening round by wild card Victoria Azarenka. Azarenka, the world No.7, won last year's Cellular South Cup.

Lebedevs also said Thursday that Croatian teenager Ajla Tomljanovic has accepted a wild card. Tomljanovic won an event on the tour's minor league circuit last week in Plantation, Fla., earning a spot in the main draw by qualifying and beating the tournament's No. 3 seed in the final.

http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/yb/140346547

Noctis
Feb 6th, 2010, 10:19 PM
Wrist injury for 09 and she didn't know? Hmm
anyway come on Nicole :armed:

Rafito.
Feb 6th, 2010, 10:20 PM
Wow, Does she really have a chance?

Pops Maellard
Feb 6th, 2010, 10:21 PM
Good luck Nicole. :scared:

Dunlop1
Feb 6th, 2010, 10:21 PM
How did she get a WC?
I hope she does well but I can't see her getting past the 1st rd.

joćo.
Feb 6th, 2010, 10:23 PM
How did she get a WC?
I hope she does well but I can't see her getting past the 1st rd.

Why shouldn't she get a WC? :rolleyes:

DragonFlame
Feb 6th, 2010, 10:23 PM
The explanation for her 2 year slump is a wristinjury? :weirdo:

Pops Maellard
Feb 6th, 2010, 10:25 PM
The explanation for her 2 year slump is a wristinjury? :weirdo:
Yeah sounds fishy to me. :confused:

Golovinjured.
Feb 6th, 2010, 10:25 PM
Too soon.

Ferg
Feb 6th, 2010, 10:26 PM
She'll lose 0 and 0 to Oudin. :sobbing:

Dunlop1
Feb 6th, 2010, 10:27 PM
Why shouldn't she get a WC? :rolleyes:

Because she's not an up and coming player, not a big-name draw, not been out for an extended period with an injury. To sum it up: because she isn't deserving of one.

I still hope she does well and doesn't waste it.

-NAJ-
Feb 6th, 2010, 10:28 PM
Good luck Nicole :)
it would be great to see her doing well again

pwayne
Feb 6th, 2010, 10:28 PM
Surprised that Nicole got a W/C. Could this be her last chance to turn her game around?

joćo.
Feb 6th, 2010, 10:35 PM
Because she's not an up and coming player, not a big-name draw, not being out for an extended period with an injury. To sum it up: because she isn't deserving of one.

I still hope she does well and doesn't waste it.

She's a player formerly ranked #7 in the world, a semifinalist in both the Australian and French Open, and two times quarter-finalist at Wimbledon. That gives her a much bigger name and player status than most of the female tennis players, in my opinion.

I really hope she does well too.

Rix643
Feb 6th, 2010, 10:37 PM
Wrist? Is that Stepanek's nickname?

Wannabeknowitall
Feb 6th, 2010, 10:38 PM
Wow, Does she really have a chance?

I think it's a good idea for her.
One of the things that Nicole has good motion on is her serve.
If she can get that really working and get about 2 free points each game, she has a nice shot at a deep run.

Golovinjured.
Feb 6th, 2010, 10:41 PM
We might finally get to see Vaidisova-Sharapova :eek:

Mynarco
Feb 6th, 2010, 10:43 PM
She's like a bye at this moment

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Feb 6th, 2010, 10:44 PM
Lleyton won“t play

Dunlop1
Feb 6th, 2010, 11:09 PM
She's like a bye at this moment

:spit::haha::haha:

dsanders06
Feb 6th, 2010, 11:15 PM
She's like a bye at this moment

I think Bye would score a breakthrough win if it was drawn against Vaidisova.

Anyway, I would agree that she wouldn't be deserving of a WC at most tournaments. But this tournament actually has the weakest field I remember seeing for a WTA event. Melanie Oudin is the second seed, and Elena Baltacha (ranked #83) is set to be seeded iirc.

Mynarco
Feb 6th, 2010, 11:16 PM
:spit::haha::haha:

if she draws dulgheru 1st round(if she plays here) then it would be hilarious

Pops Maellard
Feb 6th, 2010, 11:18 PM
I think Bye would score a breakthrough win if it was drawn against Vaidisova.

Anyway, I would agree that she wouldn't be deserving of a WC at most tournaments. But this tournament actually has the weakest field I remember seeing for a WTA event. Melanie Oudin is the second seed, and Elena Baltacha (ranked #83) is set to be seeded iirc.
:haha:

darrinbaker00
Feb 6th, 2010, 11:18 PM
The explanation for her 2 year slump is a wristinjury? :weirdo:
So many dirty jokes, so little bandwidth.....

Mynarco
Feb 6th, 2010, 11:19 PM
I think Bye would score a breakthrough win if it was drawn against Vaidisova.

Anyway, I would agree that she wouldn't be deserving of a WC at most tournaments. But this tournament actually has the weakest field I remember seeing for a WTA event. Melanie Oudin is the second seed, and Elena Baltacha (ranked #83) is set to be seeded iirc.

the weakest field should be tashkent

colt13
Feb 6th, 2010, 11:27 PM
Wow, Does she really have a chance?

3 rounds if she's lucky. Sharapova and Oudin are the only top 50 players entered. Entering another tournament the same week as Dubai and Bogota is an opportunity.

Viktymise
Feb 6th, 2010, 11:45 PM
She's had this "wrist injury" since 2008. Obviously, if that really was the problem she would have taken time off to let the wrist heal instead of floating to one embarrassing loss after the next.

What I found most surprising about this article was reading that she's still only 20. Such a waste. :o

hurricanejeanne
Feb 6th, 2010, 11:54 PM
I wish we had more information on this wrist injury. :unsure:
I want to have faith in Nicole but she has to earn it back. I wish her the best of luck. :hug:

Julian
Feb 7th, 2010, 02:38 AM
What I found most surprising about this article was reading that she's still only 20. Such a waste. :o

EXACTLY how I felt after reading it. It seems like ages ago she was such a force with so much potential. She has many more years to turn things around, but sad to see it looks like she had already reached her peak. :(

hellas719
Feb 7th, 2010, 03:04 AM
Nicole is still 20, guys :shrug:

Vaidisova Ruled
Feb 7th, 2010, 07:37 AM
I don't really believe in that "injury" but maybe I'm wrong :rolleyes:
I don't see how her footwork has something to do with her hand

Gregorio87
Feb 7th, 2010, 09:02 AM
The wrist injury sounds better than the fact that she is the biggest slumper in the history of the WTA, if I were the tournament director, I would said it too:tape:

Pops Maellard
Feb 7th, 2010, 09:03 AM
The wrist injury sounds better than the fact that she is the biggest slumper in the history of the WTA, if I were the tournament director, I would said it too:tape:
I wouldn't say that...Ana's threatening to give her a run for her money. :tape:

LightsOut!
Feb 7th, 2010, 09:09 AM
I think Bye would score a breakthrough win if it was drawn against Vaidisova.


ROTFLMFAO

Sexysova
Feb 7th, 2010, 09:56 AM
Nicole and her team didn't know about the wrist injury and some investigations found out that she really has a wrist injury, that's why she kept playing..

tennismaster8820
Feb 7th, 2010, 09:59 AM
Well hopefully she can win some matches here, with every tournament there is hope she'll start playing good again.

Good luck to Nicole and Ajla! :dance:

Pops Maellard
Feb 7th, 2010, 10:08 AM
Nicole and her team didn't know about the wrist injury and some investigations found out that she really has a wrist injury, that's why she kept playing..
Yes but surely that doesn't explain everything. :confused:

LCS
Feb 7th, 2010, 10:09 AM
How can you not know your wrist is injured? :confused:

Boreas
Feb 7th, 2010, 10:17 AM
Clutching at straws. With zero self confidence she's willing to take every excuse possible to explain her disastrous results...

Boreas
Feb 7th, 2010, 10:22 AM
How can you not know your wrist is injured? :confused:


Exactly.:lol:

Vaidisova Ruled
Feb 7th, 2010, 10:23 AM
How can you not know your wrist is injured? :confused:
Maria S. said that she was mad at her doctors because they took lots of time to find out about her shoulder:shrug:

And if I remember correctly, I think Nicole had already a wrist injury (before french open 07 , I think)... Maybe it's still the same one
Clutching at straws. With zero self confidence she's willing to take every excuse possible to explain her disastrous results...
FAIL. Nicole doesn't give damn about everything. That's why she never gives interview, and she never gave any excuses. The tournament director wants money and a crowd. He will not say that he gave a WC to a girl who may play like an amateur.

AnnaK_4ever
Feb 7th, 2010, 10:29 AM
I think Bye would score a breakthrough win if it was drawn against Vaidisova.

Anyway, I would agree that she wouldn't be deserving of a WC at most tournaments. But this tournament actually has the weakest field I remember seeing for a WTA event. Melanie Oudin is the second seed, and Elena Baltacha (ranked #83) is set to be seeded iirc.

So there is a chance Nicole will be seeded afterall?

Beat
Feb 7th, 2010, 11:03 AM
Why shouldn't she get a WC? :rolleyes:

because she's hopeless.

Sexysova
Feb 7th, 2010, 11:33 AM
because she's hopeless.

get a life, you're one of the biggest Nicole's haters and you're like obsessed with going to threads about Nicole and say bad words about her, it's just ridiculous, I'm really sorry for you..

slamchamp
Feb 7th, 2010, 12:25 PM
Imagine a maria nicole 1st round:drool:

Dor Y
Feb 7th, 2010, 12:30 PM
Good luck Nicole! do your best, please win !! :angel:

petesz
Feb 7th, 2010, 01:10 PM
Radek "the wrist-broker" Stepanek :o

joćo.
Feb 7th, 2010, 01:23 PM
How can you not know your wrist is injured? :confused:

Are you serious? :lol:

chirag sharma
Feb 7th, 2010, 01:25 PM
her wrist is getting worse and worse,She didn't had proper treatment last year nw is paying a price for it,She needs immidiately break from tennis,I know a doctor who can help her Cause,Its Doctor Jatin Chaudhry in India who also helped Sania in getting her wrist treated,she should meet him ,he will do a great job, her wrist on both sides is hurting her a lot.Best of Luck Nicole

chirag sharma
Feb 7th, 2010, 01:26 PM
she is not fit to play,that is why she is showing bad results

Serenus Christ
Feb 7th, 2010, 01:41 PM
In an effort to revive her slumping game, Vaidisova recently switched coaches, hiring Eric van Harpen.
Van Harpen has worked with Maria Kirilenko and Anna Kournikova.


He is actually an undercover agent working for some major modelling academy.
I give her tennis career one more year, but im sure we will be seeing alot more of her,
just not on the tennis court..
:drool:

joćo.
Feb 7th, 2010, 03:32 PM
He is actually an undercover agent working for some major modelling academy.
I give her tennis career one more year, but im sure we will be seeing alot more of her,
just not on the tennis court..
:drool:

:rolleyes:

Craig.
Feb 7th, 2010, 03:33 PM
get a life, you're one of the biggest Nicole's haters and you're like obsessed with going to threads about Nicole and say bad words about her, it's just ridiculous, I'm really sorry for you..

But she is pretty much hopeless at this point, I hope you, even as a diehard fan, see that...

joćo.
Feb 7th, 2010, 04:02 PM
But she is pretty much hopeless at this point, I hope you, even as a diehard fan, see that...

But fans always have hope in their players, and that's why we're called fans.

Craig.
Feb 7th, 2010, 04:07 PM
But fans always have hope in their players, and that's why we're called fans.

I understand that, believe me I do, but no need to spazz at a poster in that manner especially when they're right even if it's not what you want to hear :shrug:

Temperenka
Feb 7th, 2010, 04:21 PM
Good luck, Nicole!! I know that you can do it. :yeah: :banana:

The Witch-king
Feb 7th, 2010, 04:40 PM
I would have love to see peak Nicole vs peak Azarenka. Battle of the brats!

Pops Maellard
Feb 7th, 2010, 09:25 PM
I would have love to see peak Nicole vs peak Azarenka. Battle of the brats!
Peak Nicole would crush peak Vika. Because she's a bigger hitter and a bigger server. :D

Slutati
Feb 7th, 2010, 10:07 PM
Win the title, girl. :hearts:

Helen Lawson
Feb 7th, 2010, 11:44 PM
This gal is like 25 at least.

BuTtErFrEnA
Feb 7th, 2010, 11:57 PM
Wrist? Is that Stepanek's nickname?

:rolls:

Natash.
Feb 8th, 2010, 12:09 AM
Van Harpen will make her work for sure. :lol:

iPatty
Feb 8th, 2010, 12:16 AM
I always thought that if she drew a big name player again that she would be motivated to give it her all and put some effort into the match so naturally, seeing that she is being given a wild card into a WTA event, I thought this might happen. But now seeing that the second seed is Oudin, that probably won't be the case. We will see another blowout loss to a player way beneath her ability-level. :o

Weird choice if you ask me. She hasn't exactly done much to deserve this wild card...

The Witch-king
Feb 8th, 2010, 01:02 AM
Win the title, girl. :hearts:

:crazy: :lol:
This gal is like 25 at least.
:D at THE least huh? :lol: she could be older ...
Peak Nicole would crush peak Vika. Because she's a bigger hitter and a bigger server. :D

i agree but
can you imagine the drama in some three set epic...? Rackets being thrown, tantrums, anguished/pained/constipated looks at the player box, swearing, crazed grunting, harassing line judges etc. :inlove:

The Witch-king
Feb 8th, 2010, 01:04 AM
I always thought that if she drew a big name player again that she would be motivated to give it her all and put some effort into the match so naturally, seeing that she is being given a wild card into a WTA event, I thought this might happen. But now seeing that the second seed is Oudin, that probably won't be the case. We will see another blowout loss to a player way beneath her ability-level. :o

Weird choice if you ask me. She hasn't exactly done much to deserve this wild card...

wasn't that supposed to happen at miami or was it indian wells last year (playing well against big names)?

Protoss
Feb 8th, 2010, 01:22 AM
wasn't that supposed to happen at miami or was it indian wells last year (playing well against big names)?
She lost 6-1 6-4 to Kuznetsova in Miami.

Pops Maellard
Feb 8th, 2010, 01:28 AM
She lost 6-1 6-4 to Kuznetsova in Miami.
After leading 4-0 in the second set right?

Renalicious
Feb 8th, 2010, 07:28 AM
How can you not know if you have a wrist injury...what the hell? :cuckoo: Nicole's hand must be made out of metal or smth. :spit:

Beat
Feb 8th, 2010, 07:39 AM
get a life, you're one of the biggest Nicole's haters and you're like obsessed with going to threads about Nicole and say bad words about her, it's just ridiculous, I'm really sorry for you..

i'm not a nicole hater, i just get a kick out of reading your hilariously self-deceiving posts.

Beny
Feb 8th, 2010, 08:24 AM
LOL...the wrist injury thing is soooo ridiculous. Even if she felt the tiniest smallest pain she would have it checked.

How can an injury not hurt at all? Then it“s not an injury and doesnt prevent u from playing well. She just sucked, like Ivanovic now, no game.

sammy01
Feb 8th, 2010, 08:57 AM
This gal is like 25 at least.

this, shes the oldest looking 20 year old ever.

Corswandt
Feb 8th, 2010, 10:55 AM
Even if we assumed that this was a slumping/injured player attempting a genuine comeback and not Vaidisova, Memphis wouldn't be the best place to start. The courts are lightning fast and unforgiving for a rusty player (let alone a woeful returner); it's like grass - you can't play yourself into form there.

Cookie Power
Feb 8th, 2010, 11:26 AM
I don't like her.

I hope she loses.

matty
Feb 8th, 2010, 07:11 PM
Wrist? Is that Stepanek's nickname?

:lol:

But seriously, I do hope she can make a comeback--seems like a nice girl--just painfully shy and sensitive.