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itzhak
Mar 16th, 2010, 02:35 AM
From Mat Cronin twitter

Ka-boom: Sources just told me former top-5er Nicole Vaidsiova has retired at age 20. Will marry Radek Stepanek in July. So sad.

7 minutes ago via web

Vaidisova: didn't mean it was sad she's marrying Stepanek, I mean wasted promise at age 20. Couldnt contend with losing, didnt like sport

10 minutes ago via web

BREAKING NEWS

Nicole Vaidisova Retires At 20

MONDAY, MARCH 15 Former world No. 7 and two-time Grand Slam semifinalist Nicole Vaidisova has retired at the age 20, sources told ********************. She's scheduled to marry Czech player Radek Stepanek in July.

Despite a huge amount of talent, the powerful and tempermental Vaidisova really hit the skids in the past two years and will end her career ranked No. 176 after taking a second round loss in Memphis last month. She just informed the tournament in Miami that she's turning down a wild card and pulled out of all her events the rest of the year.
A winner of six WTA titles, Vaidisova reached the semifinals of the 2006 French Open and 2007 Australian Open before beginning to lose her desire and battling with her stepfather and coach, Alex Kodat. She went 11-17 in 2009 and didn't respond to either encouragment or stern words from her friends and family. She couldn't contend with losing, no longer had the desire to compete hard and began to dislike the sport.



http://********************/index.html

Kim Clijsters, who practiced with her sensed her gloom

“She was a big talent. I never really felt when I was playing against her like if I practiced against Jennifer Capriati or Sugiyama, like those were really good hits and fun hits. We were laughing and training really hard. I think with her we never really had that feeling that she was out there for the fun of it I think she felt a lot of pressure. Maybe from her entourage. I think also obviously the different personalities. There's girls, if you're a perfectionist in sports, I think it's very hard to achieve. Maybe after a while it becomes very draining. You need to realize even Roger Federer, makes mistakes. She was always a girl, especially in matches, was very down and showed a lot of emotions.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/tennis/fl-bmw-online-only-0318-20100317,0,5437110.story

Instead of preparing for the upcoming Sony Ericsson Open, former tennis phenom Nicole Vaidisova was wrapped in a blanket sitting in the stands at the Sunrise Tennis Club cheering on her fiance, Radek Stepanek, the top seed at the BMW Tennis Championship Challenger Wednesday evening.

"I'm just a tennis fan,'' said Vaidisova, 20, who refused to confirm reports that she has turned down a wild card into the Sony, is retired and will marry her 17th-ranked compatriot. "You can talk to Radek.''

However, the Czech Daily Report has quoted her stepfather and former coach Alex Kodat as saying she is, "fed up with tennis.''

"Her agent told me last week. She's fed up with tennis and that's understandable. She started very young," Kodat said.

Vaidisova, who reached a career-high No. 7 in May 2007 at 17 but is now ranked 177th, is no longer listed among the active players on the Sony Ericsson WTA web site.

Meanwhile, Stepanek, 31, who dated former No. 1 Martina Hingis before Vaidisova, downed Ukraine Sergiy Stakhovsky 6-1, 6-3 in a rain-delayed first-round match. And afterwards admitted that the two will be married, but left the retirement issue to his fiance.

"We are getting married,'' said Stepanek, who finished 2009 a career-best 12th. "It's great to have her by my side supporting me. It means so much to me.

"This [retirement] question is for her. If she wants to say something then she would say it.''

Hashim.
Mar 16th, 2010, 02:36 AM
Nicole:speakles::sad:

DefyingGravity
Mar 16th, 2010, 02:36 AM
Source please on his source!

Joana
Mar 16th, 2010, 02:37 AM
Well, would anyone really be surprised?

Just Do It
Mar 16th, 2010, 02:37 AM
She will probably give it a try in Miami ...

Chakvenus
Mar 16th, 2010, 02:38 AM
wait is this for real???
Nicole!!!!!

Lin Lin
Mar 16th, 2010, 02:38 AM
FAKE NEWS?:unsure:

doktor
Mar 16th, 2010, 02:39 AM
whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aa?

fouc
Mar 16th, 2010, 02:40 AM
wow, I don't care for her, but I'm really sad for all those fans who will wake up tomorrow to find this :sad: There is more in tennis than her! :sad: And she will have a mammy comeback like Kim :)
if that's true of course.

brickhousesupporter
Mar 16th, 2010, 02:40 AM
To quote Larry Scott......."I don't think anyone is going to miss her."

NyCPsU
Mar 16th, 2010, 02:41 AM
:haha:

Julian.
Mar 16th, 2010, 02:41 AM
:speakles:

Jane Lane
Mar 16th, 2010, 02:43 AM
Such a damn shame if its true. So much talent; was never a fan, but liked her game.

Patrick345
Mar 16th, 2010, 02:43 AM
Spotlight on Ana, all the bad jokes on you now honey. :lol:

-NAJ-
Mar 16th, 2010, 02:43 AM
To quote Larry Scott......."I don't think anyone is going to miss her."

:rolleyes: when he sad that:o

WowWow
Mar 16th, 2010, 02:44 AM
From Mat Cronin twitter

Ka-boom: Sources just told me former top-5er Nicole Vaidsiova has retired at age 20. Will marry Radek Stepanek in July. So sad.

7 minutes ago via web

:spit:

tonybotz
Mar 16th, 2010, 02:44 AM
oh no!! she needs an intervention - someone call Martina Hingis immediately - She's been dickamatized!!

Daniel K
Mar 16th, 2010, 02:44 AM
:o

tonybotz
Mar 16th, 2010, 02:44 AM
Radek=Incubus!!

pollison
Mar 16th, 2010, 02:45 AM
NOO!!
only last night i was watching her SF at AO 07 against Serena, she is an amazing player!!

Shvedbarilescu
Mar 16th, 2010, 02:45 AM
If that is true then it is very sad news, especially that Nicole didn't give herself a real chance to make a successful comeback. I know Nicole has a lot of very loyal passionate fans in this board and I offer them my sincerest sympathy. And, if this really is true, of course I wish Nicole much happiness in her post-retirement life with Radek.

Just Do It
Mar 16th, 2010, 02:45 AM
oh no!! she needs an intervention - someone call Martina Hingis immediately - She's been dickamatized!!

:o

Patrick345
Mar 16th, 2010, 02:45 AM
oh no!! she needs an intervention - someone call Martina Hingis immediately - She's been dickamatized!!

Martina will cheer her up...talk some sense into her...draw a clear line...make her fly...whatever it takes. :bounce::bounce:

Mikey.
Mar 16th, 2010, 02:45 AM
oh em gee :speakles:

GracefulVenus
Mar 16th, 2010, 02:46 AM
The way she's playing now a days, don't blame her. But what a waste of talent. I have fond memories of AO Vs. Serena :drool:

tonybotz
Mar 16th, 2010, 02:47 AM
dickmatized : When a girl can not concentrate on anything else because she is distracted with the DICK of her latest piece of ass. Her work is jeopardized, she's a sell out to her girlfriends, she picks up his shit including his kids or whatever. She will do whatever it takes for the DICK. Even if the dick isn't all that great, she doesn't know the difference because she is dickmatized.
-from urbandictionary.com

HotSpot
Mar 16th, 2010, 02:48 AM
okay... married, get pregnant and comeback.. she is still young..

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Mar 16th, 2010, 02:49 AM
Don´t blame Sexy people

New_balls_please
Mar 16th, 2010, 02:50 AM
True or not, what a waste of talent :tape: :bigcry:

doktor
Mar 16th, 2010, 02:50 AM
this is just shit... she has so much talent, she's gonna end up lookin like mirka...

homogenius
Mar 16th, 2010, 02:51 AM
10K challengers will never be the same anymore...

New_balls_please
Mar 16th, 2010, 02:52 AM
Don´t blame Sexy people

Sexy keeps ruining others careers :spit:

mckyle.
Mar 16th, 2010, 02:53 AM
Well, this definitely isn't the way I expected her career to go five years ago :o

New_balls_please
Mar 16th, 2010, 02:57 AM
Well, this definitely isn't the way I expected her career to go five years ago :o

No worries. She'll be back (successfully?) after 2 years, like many others did.

hellas719
Mar 16th, 2010, 03:00 AM
:sobbing:
I'm literally going to cry myself to sleep tonight :hysteric:

iPatty
Mar 16th, 2010, 03:01 AM
Sexysova :hug:

GracefulVenus
Mar 16th, 2010, 03:02 AM
dickmatized : When a girl can not concentrate on anything else because she is distracted with the DICK of her latest piece of ass. Her work is jeopardized, she's a sell out to her girlfriends, she picks up his shit including his kids or whatever. She will do whatever it takes for the DICK. Even if the dick isn't all that great, she doesn't know the difference because she is dickmatized.
-from urbandictionary.com

Yep!

brent-o
Mar 16th, 2010, 03:04 AM
okay... married, get pregnant and comeback.. she is still young..

You're spot on. This is the way it goes! Retirement = extended vacation.

Craigy
Mar 16th, 2010, 03:05 AM
Oh it's time for the annual Nicole/Radek marriage rumours. :lol:

We'll see if she plays her next few events she's entered in then.

Mrs. Dimitrova
Mar 16th, 2010, 03:07 AM
Spotlight on Ana, all the bad jokes on you now honey. :lol:

True. :lol:

.ivy.
Mar 16th, 2010, 03:07 AM
this is just shit... she has so much talent, she's gonna end up lookin like mirka...

except mirka is rolling in dough while nicole will probably be rolling around picking up radek's dirty socks

CrossCourt~Rally
Mar 16th, 2010, 03:08 AM
Nicole fans :hug:

hellas719
Mar 16th, 2010, 03:12 AM
But Nicole just got a MD WC for Miami, so maybe if she plays well there she'll decide to stay on tour? :p

darkchild
Mar 16th, 2010, 03:20 AM
Sexysova :hug:

LoveFifteen
Mar 16th, 2010, 03:23 AM
10K challengers will never be the same anymore...

:spit:

youizahoe
Mar 16th, 2010, 03:23 AM
No way :rolls: Sexysova won't survive :hysteric:

VeeReeDavJCap81
Mar 16th, 2010, 03:24 AM
I don't know what's more sad, her retiring or marrying Radek http://brandysource.net/Smileys/default/dontwantthat.gif

Jaffas85
Mar 16th, 2010, 03:26 AM
has this been verified?

what's the source?

Why would she have gone to the trouble of attaining a main draw wild card to Miami if she was going to announce her retirement several weeks later?

Julian.
Mar 16th, 2010, 03:27 AM
No way :rolls: Sexysova won't survive :hysteric:

:hysteric: Maybe he will start calling "The Stepanek Family"'s neighbour for Mrs. Stepankova's updates now. :hysteric:

I don't know what's more sad, her retiring or marrying Radek http://brandysource.net/Smileys/default/dontwantthat.gif

BOTH :tape:

Temperenka
Mar 16th, 2010, 03:27 AM
I don't believe this quite yet :sobbing: :bigcry: :sobbing:

Volcana
Mar 16th, 2010, 03:27 AM
From Mat Cronin twitter

Ka-boom: Sources just told me former top-5er Nicole Vaidsiova has retired at age 20. Will marry Radek Stepanek in July. So sad.

7 minutes ago via webShe stopped playing a year ago. Why not make it official? Well, let's wait til she makes an announcement.


I only hope the marriage lasts. a) Cause it's nice when marriages last. b) If it blows up after five years, she's thrown her career away.

Golovinjured.
Mar 16th, 2010, 03:27 AM
http://i45.tinypic.com/2mqpxjl.jpg

Speechless. Hopefully it's not true.

hellas719
Mar 16th, 2010, 03:36 AM
She stopped playing a year ago. Why not make it official? Well, let's wait til she makes an announcement.


I only hope the marriage lasts. a) Cause it's nice when marriages last. b) If it blows up after five years, she's thrown her career away.

She played two weeks ago :spit:

hablo
Mar 16th, 2010, 03:36 AM
Meh.

Enjoy wedding life and making babies, Vaidisova... :shrug:

edit: all those wins over Momo were for naught. :hysteric:

Pasta-Na
Mar 16th, 2010, 03:41 AM
10K challengers will never be the same anymore...

so mean :sobbing:

madlove
Mar 16th, 2010, 03:49 AM
it is quite a waste.. she was so good years ago. despite her slump, i really do hope she'll give it a go til the end of the season.

GoldenGophers
Mar 16th, 2010, 03:53 AM
Not surprised.

Jajaloo
Mar 16th, 2010, 04:10 AM
She was always a real b**** when people would ask for her autograph at the Australian Open. She gave my friend an evil glare when we asked her to sign posters of her.

And she completely ignored the fans after she won her 3R match at the AO in 2006, and signed no autographs. Even we sat outside in the blistering heat to watch her play, on Show Court 3.

I bet she misses people asking for her autograph now! :lol:

Inger67
Mar 16th, 2010, 04:18 AM
Wow, WHY is she just giving up?! So pathetic.

juki
Mar 16th, 2010, 04:20 AM
For those who didn't see the OP's edit...

Nicole Vaidisova Retires At 20

MONDAY, MARCH 15 Former world No. 7 and two-time Grand Slam semifinalist Nicole Vaidisova has retired at the age 20, sources told ********************. She's scheduled to marry Czech player Radek Stepanek in July.

Despite a huge amount of talent, the powerful and tempermental Vaidisova really hit the skids in the past two years and will end her career ranked No. 176 after taking a second round loss in Memphis last month. She just informed the tournament in Miami that she's turning down a wild card and pulled out of all her events the rest of the year.
A winner of six WTA titles, Vaidisova reached the semifinals of the 2006 French Open and 2007 Australian Open before beginning to lose her desire and battling with her stepfather and coach, Alex Kodat. She went 11-17 in 2009 and didn't respond to either encouragment or stern words from her friends and family. She couldn't contend with losing, no longer had the desire to compete hard and began to dislike the sport.

Midnight_Robber
Mar 16th, 2010, 04:24 AM
She played two weeks ago :spit:

That's not the point.
I think Volcana's referring to the fact that Nicole may be out there on court physically at least but she hasn't played anything that really resembles actual tennis in about over a year now. (As in, mentally she's been on a very long picnic for quite a while now.) The way she's been playing is as good as if she'd announced her resignation a year ago.

homogenius
Mar 16th, 2010, 04:26 AM
so mean :sobbing:

:angel:

To be fair, she probably is still the best player never to have reached a T2 or above final. :)

Tennisstar86
Mar 16th, 2010, 04:26 AM
Ana's next....

Jaffas85
Mar 16th, 2010, 04:26 AM
For those who didn't see the OP's edit...

Nicole Vaidisova Retires At 20

MONDAY, MARCH 15 Former world No. 7 and two-time Grand Slam semifinalist Nicole Vaidisova has retired at the age 20, sources told ********************. She's scheduled to marry Czech player Radek Stepanek in July.

Despite a huge amount of talent, the powerful and tempermental Vaidisova really hit the skids in the past two years and will end her career ranked No. 176 after taking a second round loss in Memphis last month. She just informed the tournament in Miami that she's turning down a wild card and pulled out of all her events the rest of the year.
A winner of six WTA titles, Vaidisova reached the semifinals of the 2006 French Open and 2007 Australian Open before beginning to lose her desire and battling with her stepfather and coach, Alex Kodat. She went 11-17 in 2009 and didn't respond to either encouragment or stern words from her friends and family. She couldn't contend with losing, no longer had the desire to compete hard and began to dislike the sport.

Right now she just doesn't have the motivation or passion to play her best so maybe when she's 22 or 23 she'll realise she's still young and may return after a mental respite.

Inger67
Mar 16th, 2010, 04:30 AM
so who is getting the last wildcard in miami now?

azinna
Mar 16th, 2010, 04:35 AM
lol @ dickmatized

Does Radek have no shame, though?

Daniel K
Mar 16th, 2010, 04:42 AM
Only 20! Radek is a gross man.

winone23
Mar 16th, 2010, 04:43 AM
http://i45.tinypic.com/2mqpxjl.jpg

Speechless. Hopefully it's not true.

:lol::lol::lol:

Messed up about Nicole, hopefully she will find that fire again and come back to the tour.

ArturoAce.
Mar 16th, 2010, 04:46 AM
what a shame, and a true waste of talent; but don't really blame her...it's better than slugging it out at something you really don't enjoy anymore.

Cakeisgood
Mar 16th, 2010, 04:49 AM
Lol....

There she goes from my sig.

delicatecutter
Mar 16th, 2010, 04:54 AM
Anyone with a brain saw this coming. She probably never much liked tennis in the first place. But I wouldn't be surprised if she tries to come back in a couple of years. Even if she doesn't have any motivation now, she'll miss it after she's removed for awhile. It's really all she's known.

-NAJ-
Mar 16th, 2010, 04:57 AM
perhaps she is pregnant!?

in 2012 she will make comeback winning US open.
she is great player.

BlackPanther.
Mar 16th, 2010, 04:57 AM
WTF!!?? :eek::eek:
Are you serious Nicole? :help:

Temperenka
Mar 16th, 2010, 05:03 AM
Nicole :sad:

Thank you for the memories. I'll never forget your run at Roland Garros and your great match against Serena in Melbourne.

I hope you'll be back someday, but if not... I wish you the very best of luck.

Cosantoir
Mar 16th, 2010, 05:11 AM
10K challengers will never be the same anymore...

I almost died.

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Mar 16th, 2010, 05:14 AM
Hope Sexy doesn´t retire :sad:

BlackPanther.
Mar 16th, 2010, 05:18 AM
To all Nicole's fans :hug::hug::hug:
It has to be hard that you favorite player retires too early in her career.
IMO total waste of quality/talent :o

M-K
Mar 16th, 2010, 05:19 AM
No. No. No. No.
This is not true.
NO!

Derek.
Mar 16th, 2010, 05:21 AM
:sad:

friendsita
Mar 16th, 2010, 06:01 AM
oh no!
I hate Radek more than ever.

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 16th, 2010, 06:02 AM
:speakles::sad:

Sexysova
Mar 16th, 2010, 06:03 AM
be happy Nicole, I have nothing to say, fuck off tennis now :bigcry: noone is like Nicole for me now, I hope to have another that big fave, I just can't believe it :bigcry:

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Mar 16th, 2010, 06:05 AM
oh no!
I hate Radek more than ever.

A real tennis fan can not hate such a great player

Wannabeknowitall
Mar 16th, 2010, 06:08 AM
I remember saying to Nicole at the player's party in Philadelphia in 2005 that she had so many qualities of a champion.
Obviously quitting was not one of them.
I know people think she's spoiled or mean-spirited but my interactions with her have always been of a kind-hearted modest woman in a girl's body.
All I can hope is that she's doing what she feel is right for her regarding this stage in her life.

Kevin.
Mar 16th, 2010, 06:09 AM
be happy Nicole, I have nothing to say, fuck off tennis now :bigcry: noone is like Nicole for me now, I hope to have another that big fave, I just can't believe it :bigcry:

:hug:

Slutiana
Mar 16th, 2010, 06:10 AM
Speechless. :lol:

Serenita
Mar 16th, 2010, 06:13 AM
:o

LadyB
Mar 16th, 2010, 06:14 AM
I'm sorry I don't believe this.

Wojtek
Mar 16th, 2010, 06:16 AM
First Hingis now Vaidisova

#kArLoS#
Mar 16th, 2010, 06:24 AM
is that true?:bigcry:.Well if it is,I wouldnt be surprised:sad::shrug:

ElusiveChanteuse
Mar 16th, 2010, 06:28 AM
:eek: Nicole :o

I thought she's like 20++ but she's still only 20?!:eek: :(

Elwin.
Mar 16th, 2010, 06:31 AM
Wouldn't be surprised :o

Spiritof42
Mar 16th, 2010, 06:32 AM
I feared such an announcement ever since her marriage plans were made public, but I didn't expect it to come so soon. I thought she would at least keep trying until the summer.

She's only 20 (turns 21 next month). Maybe she really needs to spend time away from the game to (hopefully) rediscover a passion for it, or at the very least a desire to compete.

Not sure where Radek's mind is at the moment. He's still in the top 20, but his recent results have been poor.

northern lad
Mar 16th, 2010, 06:34 AM
what an idiot :smash:

~Cherry*Blossom~
Mar 16th, 2010, 07:10 AM
Not surprising really. She's been sucking up a storm for so long now and hasn't even looked remotely capable of turning it round.

Shame as I liked her and she did have a lot of talent.

What a waste!

tenn_ace
Mar 16th, 2010, 07:12 AM
seriously should "thank" her parents for pushing her so early so hard

Raiden
Mar 16th, 2010, 07:17 AM
oh no!! she needs an intervention - someone call Martina Hingis immediatelyHello? Hingis is in the same boat (is about to marry her lawyer)

She's been dickamatized!!LOL - That means he gives her really good sex, right?

Hey what's wrong with passion and desire? It's just so happenes she's a woman and so being, an emotional creature. Therefore (and contrary to certain butchy opinions) a woman needs a man. :p

TennisArt
Mar 16th, 2010, 07:19 AM
Isn't it ironic that the dream match between viadisova and sharapova never happened.

AnywhereButHome
Mar 16th, 2010, 07:25 AM
:o

allrounder
Mar 16th, 2010, 07:26 AM
Sad news indeed, but you kind of wondered how long she'd put up with such poor results for after having made a lot of money in her 'heyday' and being engaged too :sad:

Protoss
Mar 16th, 2010, 07:29 AM
Sad to hear. :sad: Hopefully she can find the happiness off court that she hasn't been able to find on court.

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Mar 16th, 2010, 07:31 AM
100% of winning percentage in Finals

Nicole will retire with a GOAT stat at least

Certinfy
Mar 16th, 2010, 07:33 AM
Oh dear...

Boreas
Mar 16th, 2010, 07:34 AM
:rolleyes: at people being shocked. After losing to some eternal challenger players the same people were begging her to retire and not embarrassing herself.

skanky~skanketta
Mar 16th, 2010, 07:34 AM
Well, that sucks! I liked Nicole.

Seeing that she's retiring, I hope it's a nice, long-lasting marriage and that he doesnt cheat on her, cuz that way my other faves are safe from Radek's evil, career-destroying clutches she won't have any regrets.

PLP
Mar 16th, 2010, 07:38 AM
Hello? Hingis is in the same boat (is about to marry her lawyer)

LOL - That means he gives her really good sex, right?

Hey what's wrong with passion and desire? It's just so happenes she's a woman and so being, an emotional creature. Therefore (and contrary to certain butchy opinions) a woman needs a man. :p

:help:

& the Difference between Martina and Nicole:
1. Martina made an incredible contribution to the history of tennis and won almost every title she could, setting numerous records along the way...she probably should have won more, but that is open to debate.
2. Nicole didn't even come close to fulfilling her potential...with no major titles. :sad:

Sorry, but this is very sad news if true. Nicole! :sad:
But she knows herself, if this is what she needs, I understand and wish her the best.

Rafito.
Mar 16th, 2010, 07:39 AM
Maybe, It's a good idea. Retire for a few years live her life. Then she will miss Tennis and be determined to win. And maybe, just maybe she might be back on track.

Daniel
Mar 16th, 2010, 07:53 AM
Nicole :sad: :sad:

Mana
Mar 16th, 2010, 07:53 AM
She will be back with in two years. This is a good decision.

Be happy Nicole :)

AcesHigh
Mar 16th, 2010, 08:03 AM
I doubt she'll come back. She's not THAT talented. Never was in a Tier2 final or above?
Anyway even if her talent is overrated, she'll be missed nonetheless

Drimal
Mar 16th, 2010, 08:04 AM
I still remember when she won 3 titles back to back with only 16 years.

Wasted talent really. Good bye Nicole :(

Noctis
Mar 16th, 2010, 08:11 AM
Fake.

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 16th, 2010, 08:17 AM
I doubt she'll come back. She's not THAT talented. Never was in a Tier2 final or above?
Anyway even if her talent is overrated, she'll be missed nonetheless

2 Grand Slam Semis with 17 > Tier II final.

This is bogus. She was such an incredible talent.:sad:

Vaidisova Ruled
Mar 16th, 2010, 08:20 AM
holy shit

Pavlyuchenkova Rules.

Nina.
Mar 16th, 2010, 08:23 AM
I cannnot say I am surprised after the poor results even at challengers.
Still, it is very sad :sobbing:

I wish her all the best :awww:

Vaidisova Ruled
Mar 16th, 2010, 08:32 AM
I think that maybe this is a fake news, or maybe she is pregnant, and they didn't expect that

She was always a real b**** when people would ask for her autograph at the Australian Open. She gave my friend an evil glare when we asked her to sign posters of her.

And she completely ignored the fans after she won her 3R match at the AO in 2006, and signed no autographs. Even we sat outside in the blistering heat to watch her play, on Show Court 3.

I bet she misses people asking for her autograph now! :lol:
Oh, that was the good times...

Kipling
Mar 16th, 2010, 08:49 AM
Best of luck, Nicole. Hope you are happy in your new life.

Mashabator
Mar 16th, 2010, 08:58 AM
:speakles: I'm shocked! wow i really hope this isnt true...

Shvedbarilescu
Mar 16th, 2010, 08:59 AM
100% of winning percentage in Finals

Nicole will retire with a GOAT stat at least

Actually she lost to Venus Williams in the Istanbul Cup Final in 2005. But, hey, when have you ever had any clue what you are talking about?

Typically SIN DIOS NI LEY post.

Vaidisova Ruled
Mar 16th, 2010, 09:04 AM
I think she will still play in 2 weeks

The draw must be fixed . We need to see Nicole Vaidisova vs Maria Sharapova at least one time !!! Then she can retire

Sexysova
Mar 16th, 2010, 09:11 AM
her coach confirmed it to me

Vaidisova Ruled
Mar 16th, 2010, 09:12 AM
her coach confirmed it to me
So it's official :bigcry::bigcry::bigcry::bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry:

Mashabator
Mar 16th, 2010, 09:17 AM
OMG :bigcry: :sad: :tears:

Rafito.
Mar 16th, 2010, 09:23 AM
her coach confirmed it to me

:sad: Come back fighting in a few years Nicole!

Harju.
Mar 16th, 2010, 09:24 AM
I like Nicole. But it's such a slap to all of her fans' face :o.

Golovin, who has been trying to come back to the tour, doesn't even have the chance to do so because of her injury. And then you see players like Nicole who gave up and retired just because she couldn't stand losing? :rolleyes:

ce
Mar 16th, 2010, 09:24 AM
:tape:
what a stupid girl :tape:
wasting so much talent, her career could have been huuge
i enjoyed watching her when she was playing well, i think she is gonna come back when she delivers little Radeks :spit:

Noctis
Mar 16th, 2010, 09:25 AM
No wonder she got a WC for Miami. :sad:

Sander.
Mar 16th, 2010, 09:27 AM
The best decision she ever made I think. Hopefully she will come back in two years.

Shafanovic.
Mar 16th, 2010, 09:57 AM
:awww:

Alizé Molik
Mar 16th, 2010, 09:59 AM
am I the only one who's not sorry to see her go? It was obvious she wasn't enjoying it.

Caralenko
Mar 16th, 2010, 10:04 AM
http://i42.tinypic.com/znkefo.png

Josh.
Mar 16th, 2010, 10:08 AM
Honestly, and this is coming from someone who was never and will never be a fan, it is incredibly sad to see her go like this. She had SO much talent. Hopefully she comes back in a couple of years with the fight we saw from her in the beginning. Good luck, Nicole.

Harvs
Mar 16th, 2010, 10:09 AM
thats pathetic if its true

TennisFanForever
Mar 16th, 2010, 10:14 AM
Well, if true stopping tennis is obviously the best decision for her atm, but I'm tired of those girls using the word "retired" :rolleyes:, as she'll probably try a comeback in one or 2 years.

Lacrish
Mar 16th, 2010, 10:18 AM
:speakles: What a pity!
Maybe she will make a comeback in a few years,anyway,hope she can enjoy her life off court.
Sexysova :hug:

Uranus
Mar 16th, 2010, 10:56 AM
A retirement? :sad: Never been a huge fan either, but she was damn good when on.
I thought the best decision was to take a full break for like 6 months, then train hard, focused and come back. She's too good to leave!

MaBaker
Mar 16th, 2010, 10:59 AM
Well done Radek. Dump her on the wedding day and start dating Wozniacki. Please.

LoLex
Mar 16th, 2010, 10:59 AM
OMG Radek what did you do to her :o

Just Do It
Mar 16th, 2010, 11:00 AM
Awful. How stupid do you have to be to retire like that ? :o
She will be back though.

debby
Mar 16th, 2010, 11:01 AM
I hate my fucking sign. Why Nicole why? :sobbing: I still believed... Not as much as Sexysova but I thought you might come back one day...

Have a nice life, I hope you will be happy with your husband and your children :D

heart
Mar 16th, 2010, 11:03 AM
:speakles:
expected but didnt see it coming SO SOON!:sad:
marrying radek:puke:

Renalicious
Mar 16th, 2010, 11:05 AM
Omfg. Nicole...face palm. I can't believe she is still only 20...that is insane! She's still practically a teen! :speakles: And retiring. :cuckoo:

Noctis
Mar 16th, 2010, 11:06 AM
people always wish for it,now they got they wish and act all sad :rollleyes:
Nicole will stay in my sig forever even so.

Renalicious
Mar 16th, 2010, 11:08 AM
Not to mention she's getting marrie at such a young age...

But, she'll be back...no doubt. Even in 3 more years...she'll only be 23.

Olórin
Mar 16th, 2010, 11:13 AM
If I were a Nicole fan I would be relieved. At least a retirement opens the door for a semi-successful comeback, as opposed to the continuing downward spiral of woe that is her current career.

debby
Mar 16th, 2010, 11:13 AM
I like Nicole. But it's such a slap to all of her fans' face :o.

Golovin, who has been trying to come back to the tour, doesn't even have the chance to do so because of her injury. And then you see players like Nicole who gave up and retired just because she couldn't stand losing? :rolleyes:

:weirdo: Does she have the right to want a family? Why didn't you say the same thing about Henin or Clijsters ?

Poova
Mar 16th, 2010, 11:15 AM
am I the only one who's not sorry to see her go? It was obvious she wasn't enjoying it.
I'm not sorry either. :lol:

And I would be surprised if she came back. She doesn't love tennis and surely never did. Not to mention it's obvious she doesn't want to put the work in that a successful comeback needs. Hope she has fun in life doing things she actually wants to do herself. :D

Sexysova
Mar 16th, 2010, 11:16 AM
people who think she has never loved tennis simply make me laugh, just pathetic from you, look at her matches until Wimbledon 2009 QF finish.. :rolleyes:

franklinbouvier
Mar 16th, 2010, 11:21 AM
It'll be interesting to see if she spells out what exactly went wrong. She was hugely talented and I expected so much more of her in the beginning. I can barely believe she's only twenty. Feels like she's been around forever.

petesz
Mar 16th, 2010, 11:23 AM
allez le worm:rocker2::rocker2:
you are the man!
divorce vadisova one year later and marry Radawaska

Mrs. Dimitrova
Mar 16th, 2010, 11:29 AM
Radek please date Agnieszka. :hearts:

HowardH
Mar 16th, 2010, 11:31 AM
I can't believe it :sad: :bigcry:. Everyone comes back these days, she has to come back sometime right?

ChriS.
Mar 16th, 2010, 11:32 AM
She was a great player but I will not miss her.

The 2nd Law
Mar 16th, 2010, 11:38 AM
Terrible news. I feel so sorry for her fans.


Let's just hope that she's happy in her new life.

Fililander
Mar 16th, 2010, 11:41 AM
She will be back. They all are coming back.

AnywhereButHome
Mar 16th, 2010, 11:59 AM
Give her a year or two and she will be back :)

BournemouthBoy
Mar 16th, 2010, 11:59 AM
is it possible to retire if you never had a career in the first place?

ZODIAC
Mar 16th, 2010, 12:05 PM
she will come back when she gets tired of that old ass,I think Nicole has problems with her parents and has been looking for a father figure for a long time...she must have longed for her biological father all her life...she will come back when reality sets in.

babsi
Mar 16th, 2010, 12:07 PM
Did she actually ever like tennis?
She could be pregnant, who knows.

timafi
Mar 16th, 2010, 12:18 PM
fucking shocker:speakles:

madmax
Mar 16th, 2010, 12:28 PM
expected...good luck in your bedroom and kitchen duties Nicole - hopefully you'll perform better there than on tennis courts

Raiden
Mar 16th, 2010, 12:28 PM
people who think she has never loved tennis simply make me laugh, just pathetic from you, look at her matches until Wimbledon 2009 QF finish.. :rolleyes:Ah, but she initially wanted tennis AND a wild romantic adventure at the same time.

Her life's motto must be something along the lines of Queen's "I want it all... I want it now"

Merseykmight
Mar 16th, 2010, 12:30 PM
She's just a stupid kid!!

dusan993
Mar 16th, 2010, 12:31 PM
Maybe this was expected, but it's quite sad :(
Good luck in the future, Nicole...

Juju Nostalgique
Mar 16th, 2010, 12:37 PM
Drugs? :scratch:

Hayato
Mar 16th, 2010, 12:37 PM
It's very sad what happened, I guess the thing everyone wants to know is what went wrong and why. She just fell to pieces in the end, emotionally especially. However, I wouldn't count out a comeback some years down the track. In fact, I think it's highly likely- 20 is too young to call it a career forever, as we have seen ;) Hopefully she'll be happier off the court and I wish the best to all her true fans as well :hug:

Richie's
Mar 16th, 2010, 12:37 PM
I am happy for her

Nikkiri
Mar 16th, 2010, 12:46 PM
I just don't even know what to say. Disappointed and angry even, but I guess she just doesn't want it anymore so good luck to her with her new life.

GracefulVenus
Mar 16th, 2010, 12:49 PM
Even my mom can't believe it, and she knows nothing about tennis. She remembers the "tall blonde girl" who almost beat Serena at AO 07. Such a shame but I wish her the best. I loved her game.........

Svetlana)))
Mar 16th, 2010, 12:52 PM
What a pity. I think she should take a 2-3 year break and maybe the fire will rekindle. It's astonishing how young she is. I really believe she has slam-winning ability. She just needs to take a break and start from scratch.

Yarden
Mar 16th, 2010, 01:13 PM
Oh my.. this is shoking news :bigcry:
I really hope she will be back after she get divorce from mister R. :eww:

DemWilliamsGulls
Mar 16th, 2010, 01:16 PM
Chile cheese...she'll come back just like CLijsters, Henin, Davenport, and Hingis...as soon as her bank account gets low lol.

jefrilibra
Mar 16th, 2010, 01:19 PM
Good luck I guess :shrug:

At least try and make this marriage last longer than your tennis career!

AnnaK_4ever
Mar 16th, 2010, 01:20 PM
Ivanovic is next.

Acinolbaj
Mar 16th, 2010, 01:22 PM
OH MY GOD! :eek:

it´s not true, isn´t it?

EDIT: aww, it´s true. i have no words now. i wanna cry. :sobbing:

saska77
Mar 16th, 2010, 01:24 PM
Radek please date Agnieszka. :hearts:

:lol::worship:

Kipling
Mar 16th, 2010, 01:37 PM
It's awful how so many people presume to know what's best for her. If she will be happier doing or being something else, then great for her to have it figured out so early in life. She's an intelligent girl--speaks several languages, reads a ton, and supposedly is pursuing a career in law. She doesn't owe anyone anything, other than herself. Sure, she will be missed, and there's no doubt she has the skills to be a successful player, but maybe it just isn't what she wants out of life. Be happy for her.

SloKid
Mar 16th, 2010, 01:39 PM
I like Nicole. But it's such a slap to all of her fans' face :o.

Golovin, who has been trying to come back to the tour, doesn't even have the chance to do so because of her injury. And then you see players like Nicole who gave up and retired just because she couldn't stand losing? :rolleyes:
She doesn't owe anyone anything, she doesn't want to play, it's her call to make.

harloo
Mar 16th, 2010, 01:48 PM
she will come back when she gets tired of that old ass,I think Nicole has problems with her parents and has been looking for a father figure for a long time...she must have longed for her biological father all her life...she will come back when reality sets in.

I think Nicole is just looking for a father figure which is why she gravitated towards Radek. She's only 20 and shouldn't even be thinking about marrying a guy almost twice her age. The sad aspect is when she wakes up and realize she doesn't want to be a housewife it might be to late.

This is why young tennis players should have a life outside of hitting a ball. I can understand why she ended up not liking the game. If things in your social life aren't up to par, or your family isn't there for support you can easily grow tired of the game. She probably needs some time off to realize how much she misses the competitive nature of the sport. Good luck to her. Personally, I think she should just date and have fun pursuing her goals but that's not my decision.:)

Chloé&TheRubySun
Mar 16th, 2010, 01:51 PM
I never got the appeal of Radek:

http://www.womenstennisblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/stepanek-bachelorrrrrrrrrrrrr.jpg

Isn't it ironic that the dream match between vaidisova and sharapova never happened.

Oh yeah I forgot about that and just when Sharapova was lowering her level, it could have been competitive if they met now.

So is Ana the new Nicole and Maria the new Ana?

Zojirushi
Mar 16th, 2010, 02:19 PM
I just can't believe it. She's still very young, just so sad to know that...:sad:

Lucemferre
Mar 16th, 2010, 02:24 PM
Idiot.

Cosantoir
Mar 16th, 2010, 02:39 PM
She will be back in three years at her 2007 level.

DS.Fan.
Mar 16th, 2010, 02:50 PM
Really?Maybe it's good for her!Good Luck Nicole:D

akosijepoy
Mar 16th, 2010, 02:55 PM
so sad... get the needed time off from tennis..and maybe you can un-retire after a few years

Apoleb
Mar 16th, 2010, 02:56 PM
Will Ana follow her? :eek:

fandy
Mar 16th, 2010, 02:58 PM
Good for her!Good for us

2Black
Mar 16th, 2010, 02:59 PM
I just pray nothing is wrong ... If it's just to enjoy marriage & family life then that's her decision.

miffedmax
Mar 16th, 2010, 03:20 PM
I think Point Blank already said it all, best:

I hear you're goin' through some changes
I hear your friends all turn their backs on you
And now you're hangin' round with strangers
Now just be careful who you're talkin' to

Oh Nicole, my sweet Nicole
Oh Nicole, sweet sweet Nicole

You started lookin' like a burn out
You're lookin' like you just stayed up all night
You're lookin' like you've been turned out
The way your actin' girl it just ain't right now

Oh Nicole, my sweet Nicole (2 x's)

You know you really drive me crazy
You upset me with your wicked little smile
You started lookin' kind of spaced out
You drive a man stark ravin' wild

Oh Nicole, my sweet Nicole
Oh Nicole, sweet sweet Nicole

Or to listen:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqbiStlWc6Y

Elisse
Mar 16th, 2010, 03:25 PM
It's awful how so many people presume to know what's best for her. If she will be happier doing or being something else, then great for her to have it figured out so early in life. She's an intelligent girl--speaks several languages, reads a ton, and supposedly is pursuing a career in law. She doesn't owe anyone anything, other than herself. Sure, she will be missed, and there's no doubt she has the skills to be a successful player, but maybe it just isn't what she wants out of life. Be happy for her.

Good post!! :worship:

Honestly, most of these girls start to play tennis when they are so young and never really get to choose the career that they really want...they just get pushed into pro tennis through talent and their situation (pushy parents, opportunities, financial benefits etc..) And yeah, they love the game...but I can imagine when they start losing and especially if they feel their career was chosen for them...that love can very easily turn to hating the game.

As for Nicole....I always got the impression that pro tennis was pushed on her...yeah she has so much talent..but if she's not happy playing for whatever reason..that's her choice. And at least she had the balls to quit and pursue something she does want to do...rather than play the shit circuit and lose to lower ranked players that in theory she could beat with her eyes closed.

I know everyone on here sees Radek as the worst thing that ever happened to her and her career (and believe me..I'm NO fan of him :tape: ) but maybe, he was actually the best thing that happened to her, if he gave her the confidence to try a new career in something that she does enjoy more than tennis.

Good Luck Nicole - enjoy your life and be happy :kiss: :hug:

joe87
Mar 16th, 2010, 04:04 PM
Wow. But if she doesn't want to play anymore, it's the best decision for her. Maybe she'll come back in a few years. :shrug:

Feel so sorry for all her fans :hug:

Andiyan
Mar 16th, 2010, 04:05 PM
Enjoy your afterlife Nicole :wavey: Seems like a well overthought decision.

I can see her coming back one day though. When she gets everything on track mentally in 2-3 yrs.

Ciarán
Mar 16th, 2010, 04:08 PM
Tennis is over for me :lol: I just can't take any more hardship.

Certinfy
Mar 16th, 2010, 04:10 PM
Well if it's what she wants :yeah:

Cookie Power
Mar 16th, 2010, 04:14 PM
Nicole take Ana with you please.

Yorker
Mar 16th, 2010, 04:17 PM
This is better than her playing and losing in ITF's. I hope her fans realize that her doing this so young will have a good chance of her missing it down the road, so don't lose hope. she is only 20 and I would say there is a good chance she comes back someday after her mind has gotten in the right place.

Slutati
Mar 16th, 2010, 04:20 PM
WHAT THE FUCK. :speakles:

Nicole. :bigcry: What a waste of talent. No words for this.

Sexysova. :hug:

brickhousesupporter
Mar 16th, 2010, 04:20 PM
http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af19/rudeboy77/tombstone.jpghttp://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa130/KaylieMae/GrimReaper.jpg

Vaidisova Ruled
Mar 16th, 2010, 04:23 PM
Clijsters on Vaidisova's premature retirement: 'She was always a girl, especially in matches, was very down and showed a lot of emotions'

not sure what it really means

I hope she will play a match at Miami and that they will do something for this

Drake1980
Mar 16th, 2010, 04:25 PM
OMFG! :hysteric:

Sammo
Mar 16th, 2010, 04:36 PM
To quote Larry Scott......."I don't think anyone is going to miss her."

If he had really said that, he would have been fired. Anyway this is horrible news, but you can never say ''ends her career at 20'', she doesn't have an injury or something, it's just that she doesn't wanna play. Just some time out of tennis and she will be back with even more force.

Sammo
Mar 16th, 2010, 04:43 PM
STUPID CLIJSTERS, Actually when she was a girl her mentality was awesome

Golovinjured.
Mar 16th, 2010, 04:44 PM
This is sad, but it's probably for the best. Why keep fighting around in ITF's if she's not enjoying the work or the game? I know, as a Dokic fan, how long the road back can be from something like this, especially if you're not committed emotionally (I'm not going to say physically because from the pictures in her player forum, she still looks really fit). Dokic fell out of the TOP 100 in 2004, didn't get back in until 2009, and she's out again now. She's still not back. I kind of wish she retired in 2004 and didn't have tennis having over her head all those years. She'd probably be back by now.

Hopefully she gets away from the game, clears her head, and can reassess what she wants to do in life. I still hope it's tennis, but Nicole knows whats best for Nicole. I can't believe I'm the same age as her, and she's retired. That's crazy.

To all her fans, :hug:.

brickhousesupporter
Mar 16th, 2010, 04:49 PM
If he had really said that, he would have been fired. Anyway this is horrible news, but you can never say ''ends her career at 20'', she doesn't have an injury or something, it's just that she doesn't wanna play. Just some time out of tennis and she will be back with even more force.

To clarify he said this about Justine Henin's retirement. Something to the effect of we will hardly know that she is gone. I figured that if someone as great as Henin did not really have an impact on tennis, then surely Nicole absence won't even register.

Sammo
Mar 16th, 2010, 04:51 PM
When Henin retired Larry Scott said that no one is gonna miss her?? Wow if so he is absolutely retard lol I mean what a dumbass

changel
Mar 16th, 2010, 05:09 PM
Is that even possible:lol:

Marty-Dom
Mar 16th, 2010, 05:16 PM
Clijsters on Vaidisova's premature retirement: 'She was always a girl, especially in matches, was very down and showed a lot of emotions'

not sure what it really means

I hope she will play a match at Miami and that they will do something for this

I think there is a "who" missing in that sentence.
'She was always a girl, who especially in matches, was very down and showed a lot of emotions'

Wannabeknowitall
Mar 16th, 2010, 05:16 PM
I think Nicole is just looking for a father figure which is why she gravitated towards Radek. She's only 20 and shouldn't even be thinking about marrying a guy almost twice her age. The sad aspect is when she wakes up and realize she doesn't want to be a housewife it might be to late.

This is why young tennis players should have a life outside of hitting a ball. I can understand why she ended up not liking the game. If things in your social life aren't up to par, or your family isn't there for support you can easily grow tired of the game. She probably needs some time off to realize how much she misses the competitive nature of the sport. Good luck to her. Personally, I think she should just date and have fun pursuing her goals but that's not my decision.:)

Her step-father was there for her day in and day out.
He really cared for her.
I watched Nicole practice for a whole week and her step-father tried to be understanding but at times no matter what he did Nicole wanted to talk about what she should do instead.

Golovinjured.
Mar 16th, 2010, 05:20 PM
You can speculate all you want, no one knows what caused Nicole's tennis career to go this way except for Nicole and her inner circle.

Aaric
Mar 16th, 2010, 05:26 PM
So young...

Viktymise
Mar 16th, 2010, 05:27 PM
I know that she's basically been retired since 2008, but still, this is pretty sad.

Super Dave
Mar 16th, 2010, 05:39 PM
Retiring... http://clicksmilies.com/s1106/traurig/sad-smiley-056.gif

Radek...:smash:

Viktymise
Mar 16th, 2010, 05:49 PM
She doesn't owe anyone anything, she doesn't want to play, it's her call to make.

Exactly. She clearly wasn't enjoying tennis for a long time and she was doing nobody any favours by going on a serial tanking spree. Deep down, I think Nicole moved on from tennis way before this.

rockstar
Mar 16th, 2010, 05:54 PM
i hope she comes back in a couple of years with a renewed motivation

debby
Mar 16th, 2010, 05:59 PM
i hope she comes back in a couple of years with a renewed motivation

This. :bigcry:

Can't change my sign... :sobbing:

hablo
Mar 16th, 2010, 05:59 PM
:angel:

To be fair, she probably is still the best player never to have reached a T2 or above final. :):lol:

Clijsters on Vaidisova's premature retirement: 'She was always a girl, especially in matches, was very down and showed a lot of emotions'

not sure what it really means

I hope she will play a match at Miami and that they will do something for this
I don't know what she means either because I see tons of guys acting like that in their matches... :o

Viktymise
Mar 16th, 2010, 06:02 PM
I don't know what she means either because I see tons of guys acting like that in their matches... :o

I'm guessing by girl she means childish. As in a girl, not yet a woman?

Break My Rapture
Mar 16th, 2010, 06:04 PM
fml.

There goes another huge talent.

This hurts so bad.

Cosantoir
Mar 16th, 2010, 06:06 PM
Exactly. She clearly wasn't enjoying tennis for a long time and she was doing nobody any favours by going on a serial tanking spree. Deep down, I think Nicole moved on from tennis way before this.

Yes she was. The people who drew her.

lauraa00
Mar 16th, 2010, 06:06 PM
Ohh :sad:
All the best Nicole Stepanekova

Danči Dementia
Mar 16th, 2010, 06:11 PM
are you fucking kidding me?? :sad:


oh Nicole :sad:


I was really hoping to see her back on top, she can do it :sobbing:

what a huge waste of talent.


I wish her all the best though, I hope she´ll be happy with this desition :sad:

Shvedbarilescu
Mar 16th, 2010, 06:13 PM
I think Nicole is just looking for a father figure which is why she gravitated towards Radek. She's only 20 and shouldn't even be thinking about marrying a guy almost twice her age. The sad aspect is when she wakes up and realize she doesn't want to be a housewife it might be to late.

This is why young tennis players should have a life outside of hitting a ball. I can understand why she ended up not liking the game. If things in your social life aren't up to par, or your family isn't there for support you can easily grow tired of the game. She probably needs some time off to realize how much she misses the competitive nature of the sport. Good luck to her. Personally, I think she should just date and have fun pursuing her goals but that's not my decision.:)

In fairness to Nicole and Radek, Nicole will be 21 next month, Radek is 31. He is hardly almost twice her age. There have been millions, yeah probably billions, of marriages of the history of this world with an age differance of ten years and I think I am on safe ground saying an age differance of this sort hardly precludes a marriage being very successful and happy.

Who knows how this one will work out. But I agree with all the posters who say we have to respect her decision and assume she knows what she is doing. If, as has appeared to be the case for some time Nicole hasn't enjoyed being out there playing and hasn't felt motivated enough to put the effort in to regain the form she had as a 16 to 18 year old then she is probably best to move on.

But people change. Right now she might never want to play tennis ever again. But in 2 or 3 years time she might feel differently. Or maybe not. Who knows.

No question she could have achieved more in her tennis career, but as things stand now she will never have to worry about money for the rest of her life, she appears to have a soulmate she intends to share her life with and she is free to involve herself in any projects she wishes too. Hopefully she has a great life ahead of her.

As I said previously I do feel sorry for her fans. I remember how bummed I was when my then favourite player, Nastya Myskina, ended her career very prematurely, thank goodness I had a few other players I liked, who were just beginning their careers at the same time Nastya was ending hers, that I could support. But for all her fans it will be a loss.

Still, I'm sure, as loyal and supportive as Nicole's fans are, they know that she owes them nothing and at the end of the day I have no doubt that Nicole's fans will want what is best for Nicole. And if that means settling down with Radek and retiring then so be it. None of us on this forum know Nicole and none of us should presume to have a better insight into what is right for her than she does.

gmak
Mar 16th, 2010, 06:27 PM
this is so sad :sad: :sad: :sad:
even though Nicole has been practically retired since Wimbledon 2008, still...

i doubt Nicole comes back, still can't take her off my sign

as a big fan, i just wish her the best from now on

hurricanejeanne
Mar 16th, 2010, 06:27 PM
I'm not surprised, but I'm still heartbroken by this news. :sobbing:

I just hope she's happy with this choice and doesn't wake up in a few years and has any regrets.
I just wonder what happened to her. Was it being so successful so young and the pressure? Was it Radek? Was it just burn out?

It just sucks to see someone so talented and so young just give up.

Slampova
Mar 16th, 2010, 06:29 PM
I'll miss you Nicole :sobbing::hug:

spencercarlos
Mar 16th, 2010, 06:33 PM
When Nicole had 10 Radek was 20 so it was twice her age at some point :p

Joe.
Mar 16th, 2010, 06:41 PM
i guess its for the best, she will come back in a few years hopefully with more willpower and fire :)

Brooklyn90
Mar 16th, 2010, 06:43 PM
Such a great talent that just faded away :sad:

Tennis Ball
Mar 16th, 2010, 06:44 PM
O no, Nicole :sad: :sad: That pressure of her stepfather :fiery:

hingisGOAT
Mar 16th, 2010, 06:49 PM
She's definitely part of the "dumb bitch club," aka the girls that hold down their dead-beat boyfriends (or babys daddys) because they are insecure and need someone they can cater to. When she looks into the mirror she must see a lump of dusty coal, because otherwise she wouldn't look twice at someone as disgusting as Stepanek. So pathetic, unfortunately this disease posesses a lot of females (and some gay men), she probably gives him all her money, doesn't shave her legs when he goes away, etc. etc. I've seen a lot of "Vaidisovas" in my life and I am 99% sure that Radek owns her weak soul! How sad.

Chloé&TheRubySun
Mar 16th, 2010, 06:51 PM
Has she made enough money to be set for life? because that would be pretty sweet - retire at 20 and be a lady of leisure, although Radek is a bit of a bum deal.

Setsuna.
Mar 16th, 2010, 07:03 PM
Sexysova :sad::hug:

Wannabeknowitall
Mar 16th, 2010, 07:11 PM
O no, Nicole :sad: :sad: That pressure of her stepfather :fiery:

Again it wasn't just him.
She was set up by the WTA to be a star from the get-go.
I don't care what the WTA says at this point but Vancouver in 2004 was made into Tier V tourni for one year just so Nicole Vaidisova could win it.
Once she did win the tourni, it disappeared off the WTA map and became an ITF tourni again.
So I feel bad for Nicole because she did want to be a star but I don't think she wanted to be a star as much as Larry Scott wanted her to be at the time.

Viktymise
Mar 16th, 2010, 07:13 PM
I don't care what the WTA says at this point but Vancouver in 2004 was made into Tier V tourni for one year just so Nicole Vaidisova could win it.

Oddest thing I've ever read on this forum, I think.

Golovinjured.
Mar 16th, 2010, 07:29 PM
Oddest thing I've ever read on this forum, I think.

:spit:

Wannabeknowitall
Mar 16th, 2010, 07:31 PM
Oddest thing I've ever read on this forum, I think.

It might be odd but you probably don't remember what was going on at the time likely.
This wasn't like Ana Ivanovic winning a Tier V in Canberra 2005.
They didn't decide for Vancouver to be in Tier V, until after Wimbledon which Maria Sharapova won that year.
They gave it a trial basis Tier V.
And it was frustrating for a lot of players at the time because they didn't know if they should schedule a qualifying for a Cali tourni or prepare themselves to play Cincy (which was the week of Athens that year) if they were in the US.
Some players who were playing the Olympics decided to play Stockholm and/or Sopot for their warm up for Athens.
So the WTA knew what they were doing because there weren't going to be that many big players (if any) playing Vancouver.
So they gave Nicole a qualifying WC and she won the whole thing.

Golovinjured.
Mar 16th, 2010, 07:33 PM
So they knew she was going to win it?

Warhol15
Mar 16th, 2010, 07:37 PM
She's definitely part of the "dumb bitch club," aka the girls that hold down their dead-beat boyfriends (or babys daddys) because they are insecure and need someone they can cater to. When she looks into the mirror she must see a lump of dusty coal, because otherwise she wouldn't look twice at someone as disgusting as Stepanek. So pathetic, unfortunately this disease posesses a lot of females (and some gay men), she probably gives him all her money, doesn't shave her legs when he goes away, etc. etc. I've seen a lot of "Vaidisovas" in my life and I am 99% sure that Radek owns her weak soul! How sad.

^^:eek::armed::eek:

Wannabeknowitall
Mar 16th, 2010, 07:40 PM
So they knew she was going to win it?

The number one seed in that tourni was Marion Bartoli as the 56th ranked player. :eek:
Even for a Tier V that is low.
Marion at Canberra in 2005 was the 4th seed as 40th ranked player in the world.

Viktymise
Mar 16th, 2010, 07:44 PM
It might be odd but you probably don't remember what was going on at the time likely.
This wasn't like Ana Ivanovic winning a Tier V in Canberra 2005.
They didn't decide for Vancouver to be in Tier V, until after Wimbledon which Maria Sharapova won that year.
They gave it a trial basis Tier V.
And it was frustrating for a lot of players at the time because they didn't know if they should schedule a qualifying for a Cali tourni or prepare themselves to play Cincy (which was the week of Athens that year) if they were in the US.
Some players who were playing the Olympics decided to play Stockholm and/or Sopot for their warm up for Athens.
So the WTA knew what they were doing because there weren't going to be that many big players (if any) playing Vancouver.
So they gave Nicole a qualifying WC and she won the whole thing.

So they knew she was going to win it?

Says it all really.

Why on earth would the WTA have come up with something so rediclously elaborate after Sharapova had just become their main young cash cow? What did the WTA actually gain from Nicole Vaidisova winning an innocuous TV back then at 15? Certainly casual fans probably wouldn't have known about it.

What was wrong with giving her a WC into an established TIV event?

I don't get why they would have just "made up" a TV just so they coud give a top junior a QWC in the hope she would qualify and win. Are you suggesting she knew this and was in on the plan? So they told a 15 y.o girl that they set up a WTA tournament just for her and her whole career depends on winning it?

You can't be seriously making case for this?

Jolene
Mar 16th, 2010, 07:46 PM
Does anyone know anything about Radek as a person (seriously, not rhetorically)? I mean, sure, he's ugly, but what's his actual personality like?

Sammo
Mar 16th, 2010, 07:53 PM
I'm not sure but I think that he has a lot of selfconfidence and treats his girlfriends really well, and that combination makes women crazy.

Wannabeknowitall
Mar 16th, 2010, 07:58 PM
Says it all really.

Why on earth would the WTA have come up with something so rediclously elaborate after Sharapova had just become their main young cash cow? What did the WTA actually gain from Nicole Vaidisova winning an innocuous TV back then at 15? Certainly casual fans probably wouldn't have known about it.

What was wrong with giving her a WC into an established TIV event?

I don't get why they would have just "made up" a TV just so they coud give a top junior a QWC in the hope she would qualify and win. Are you suggesting she knew this and was in on the plan? So they told a 15 y.o girl that they set up a WTA tournament just for her and her whole career depends on winning it?

You can't be seriously making case for this?

Greed could have been the reason.
I don't think Nicole knew what was going on. She was just playing what she was told to play at the time.
I'm pretty sure the heads of the WTA at the time knew she had a good shot at winning if she went though.

It didn't have to be elaborate.
Forest Hills was a Tier IV for a few years and the WTA was pretty iffy on that tourni every year until a month or two before the tourni started.
They gave Alexa Glatch WC in 2005 and 2006 for that tourni.
A 16 player draw tourni.
I don't think they expected her to win but for Nicole I'm pretty sure they knew what they had with her.

Cosantoir
Mar 16th, 2010, 07:58 PM
Again it wasn't just him.
She was set up by the WTA to be a star from the get-go.
I don't care what the WTA says at this point but Vancouver in 2004 was made into Tier V tourni for one year just so Nicole Vaidisova could win it.
Once she did win the tourni, it disappeared off the WTA map and became an ITF tourni again.
So I feel bad for Nicole because she did want to be a star but I don't think she wanted to be a star as much as Larry Scott wanted her to be at the time.

What a lovely product you came up with there. :help:

matty
Mar 16th, 2010, 07:58 PM
I think she will see that it doesn't matter what you do in life--you must be happy inside. She will probably realize that life outside pro-tennis isn't all wine and roses. She will hopefully work through her demons and realize that tennis is actually a pretty good thing to do for a job if you're lucky and talented enough to be able to do it. That's my 2 cents--she'll be back--no doubt about it. Go work out your anxiety/depression/extreme shyness whatever 'cuz it will follow you around forever until you confront and "fix" it.

Craig.
Mar 16th, 2010, 07:59 PM
Wow. Just wow.

rucolo
Mar 16th, 2010, 08:28 PM
Sad, but the truth is Nicole needs a break now.

Get pregnant and come back in 2 years, Nicole!

oh no!! she needs an intervention - someone call Martina Hingis immediately - She's been dickamatized!!

:spit:

Radek`s big d..k must be magical.:unsure:

Kim's_fan_4ever
Mar 16th, 2010, 08:31 PM
When I saw the "updated Kim" part I thought she retired too :hysteric: The worst 2seconds of my life :hysteric:
On a more serious note, this is actually sad that Nicole has decided to retire at such young age but good luck to her in her life :hug: I still hope she will come back one day just like Martina, Kim and Justine.
All the best Nikkie :)

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Mar 16th, 2010, 08:33 PM
Silly people , stop blaming Radek

If something , he is good for Nicole

cn ireland
Mar 16th, 2010, 09:14 PM
I can't say i'm that surprised cos her heart just wasn't in it anymore but its still sad cos she had so much potential.

I wish her all the best in her post tennis career:)