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Harju.
Jan 23rd, 2006, 10:31 AM
Nikkie :bigcry:. That was a little pathetic. :o.

Well, overall a great run for her first GS of the season. :worship:.

Neptune
Jan 25th, 2006, 07:49 PM
Nicole has two little brothers but what're theirs names and the ages of them?
Sorry for my english
Thanks

Vaidisova
Jan 26th, 2006, 08:18 PM
Nicole has two little brothers but what're theirs names and the ages of them?
Sorry for my english
Thanks

From a WTA article in 2004:

Do you have any brothers and sisters?

I have two younger brothers, Oliver, who is nine years old, and Toby, who is one.

http://www.wtatour.com/newsroom/?ContentID=108

Vaidisova
Jan 26th, 2006, 08:26 PM
Nicole will be seeded #5 in Tokyo! Hopefully she does well at the first Tier I of the year. Good opportunity to pick up points.

Sharapova's_Boy
Jan 26th, 2006, 11:05 PM
Yeah, just hoping she and Martina are in different parts of the draw. ;)

Dan23
Jan 27th, 2006, 12:41 AM
Im sure Nicole and her team were quite disappointed with her 4R match against Momo. She was out practicing 3 hours after the match in the 35'c heat.

Derek.
Jan 27th, 2006, 02:18 AM
Im sure Nicole and her team were quite disappointed with her 4R match against Momo. She was out practicing 3 hours after the match in the 35'c heat.

Dedication. :p

Dan23
Jan 27th, 2006, 02:19 AM
forced dedication I think ;) her coach didnt look super happy

Vaidisova
Jan 27th, 2006, 03:04 AM
Nicole will be #14 in the new rankings, so that will be a new career high for her, right? :)

At Tokyo, Sveta has a lot of points coming off because she isn't playing, so she will fall below Nicole. The rankings are really close between #11-15. With a good result next week, Nicole could move up even a bit further.

Solitaire
Jan 27th, 2006, 08:36 AM
It's just a matter of time before Nik gets into the top ten. :)

Vaidisova
Jan 29th, 2006, 02:26 PM
Tokyo draw

Sharapova (1) -bye
q vs. q
Stosur vs. Nakamura
Jankovic vs. Hantuchova (6)

Dechy (3) -bye
Morigami vs. Hingis
Kirilenko vs. q
Sugiyama vs. Ivanovic (8)

Likhotseva (7) vs. Asagoe
Bartoli vs. Golovin
Koukalova vs. Zheng
Myskina (4) -bye

Vaidisova (5) vs. q
Peng vs. Peschke
Craybas vs. Srebotnik
Dementieva (2) -bye

SloKid
Jan 29th, 2006, 02:28 PM
She could reach the semis or go even further, although I would say that at least reaching the quarters is a must...

Good luck Nikki :)

Solitaire
Jan 29th, 2006, 02:37 PM
If Nik gets passed Elena it's pretty much smooth sailing from there.

Harju.
Jan 29th, 2006, 04:04 PM
Allez Nikkie. :banana:.

Dementieva is the only tough player on her quarter. She needs to win this one to prove that she's capable to compete with top 10 players.

Sharapova's_Boy
Jan 30th, 2006, 10:49 AM
Nikki will play Rika Fujiwara in the opening round.

I believe Nikki played and defeated Rika at the Japan Open in 05. :scratch:

Good luck. :D

Sharapova's_Boy
Jan 30th, 2006, 10:55 AM
http://img79.imageshack.us/img79/8226/nikki4qn.jpg (http://imageshack.us/?x=my6&myref=)

:worship:

Sharapova's_Boy
Jan 30th, 2006, 11:16 AM
Nikki has moved up to #14 in the rankings, which I believe is a career high. :banana:

She's also playing doubles @ Tokyo, with Nathalie Dechy. :eek:

Likhovtseva/Myskina vs Widjaja/Zheng
Ivanovic/Kirilenko vs (4)Dementieva/Morariu
(Q)Gullickson/Mattek vs Asagoe/Srebotnik
(WC)Dechy/Vaidisova vs (2)Raymond/Stosur

Such a shame that they got Lisa/Sam in the 1R. :(

SloKid
Jan 30th, 2006, 11:20 AM
Nikki will play Rika Fujiwara in the opening round.

I believe Nikki played and defeated Rika at the Japan Open in 05. :scratch:
Yup, in the 2nd Round in straight sets :)

Sharapova's_Boy
Jan 30th, 2006, 11:26 AM
Yup, in the 2nd Round in straight sets :)

Ahh, I got this and Nikki's QF win over Arvidsson mixed up - I couldn't remember who grabbed a set off Nikki. ;)

SloKid
Jan 30th, 2006, 11:30 AM
Ahh, I got this and Nikki's QF win over Arvidsson mixed up - I couldn't remember who grabbed a set off Nikki. ;)
Yes, Nikki dropped a set to Sofia, I think she also dropped a set in the 1st Round to another Japanese player, I think it was Morigami, but I'm not sure, only two sets she dropped in the tournament I believe :)

Vaidisova
Jan 30th, 2006, 11:41 AM
Order of Play - Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Court 1 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Vaidisova vs. Fujiwara
2. Jankovic vs. Hantuchova
3. Sugiyama vs. Ivanovic
4. Stubbs/Black vs. Nakamura/Saeki
5. Obata vs. Peschke (NB 17.00hrs)

First up... Good luck Nicole!

Mailin
Jan 30th, 2006, 12:43 PM
Playing doubles with Dechy? Wow ... and even Ana & Maria ? Woha..

Well, anyways, good luck tomorrow Nicky :bounce:

Sunny_Boy
Jan 30th, 2006, 09:44 PM
good luck nikki!! play starts in just over 3 hours, i cant wait

Vaidisova
Jan 31st, 2006, 02:24 AM
Nicole wins 6-3 6-1! Good job Nicole, could've bagelled her in the 2nd but oh well. :lol:

Sunny_Boy
Jan 31st, 2006, 02:31 AM
Great work Nicole! Good luck in the 2nd round!

Solitaire
Jan 31st, 2006, 03:35 AM
Nice easy win for Nik. Keep it up!

Sharapova's_Boy
Jan 31st, 2006, 04:35 AM
Nice start Nikki. :yeah:

Good luck in the doubles with Nathalie. :D

alibaby
Jan 31st, 2006, 10:33 AM
Playing doubles with Dechy? Wow ... and even Ana & Maria ? Woha..

Well, anyways, good luck tomorrow Nicky :bounce:
oh,good news!i like nati too.and an easy 1 round win,theres no better way to start!!and well done at the AO too,nici-baby!! :kiss: :kiss:

Sharapova's_Boy
Jan 31st, 2006, 11:08 AM
L. Raymond - S. Stosur (USA) d. N. Dechy - N. Vaidisova (FRA) 7-6(4) 6-2

:sad:

Mailin
Jan 31st, 2006, 01:19 PM
Nicky & Nat :sad:


but good luck for your next match Nicole :)

nouf
Jan 31st, 2006, 06:24 PM
erf why dechy is good in mixte and not here

SloKid
Jan 31st, 2006, 06:26 PM
erf why dechy is good in mixte and not here
They played together for the first time and against the 2nd seeds, they did ok...esp. in the 1st set. :)

Vaidisova
Jan 31st, 2006, 10:12 PM
Wednesday, February 1, 2006

Court 2 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Rodionova/Dekmeijere vs. Pratt/Santangelo
2. Raymond vs. Tu
3. Koukalova vs. Zheng
4. Vaidisova vs. Obata
5. Kirilenko/Ivanovic vs. Dementieva/Morariu
6. Tu/Benesova vs. Craybas/Peschke

Good luck Nicole, make the QF :bounce:

Sharapova's_Boy
Jan 31st, 2006, 11:01 PM
Good luck Nikki. :D

She normally has no trouble against these types of players. :hearts:

Vaidisova
Jan 31st, 2006, 11:13 PM
Here's the WWD article on Nicole from Dec 05 (I don't think it was ever posted):

Vaidisova: Tennis' Rising Star
By Melanie Kletter
NEW YORK — Nicole Vaidisova isn't a household name yet, but the 16-year-old tennis player is an emerging powerhouse on and off the court.

Vaidisova, winner of three World Tennis Association tournaments in Asia in the last three months, has broken into the top 15 women's rankings and is the new face of Reebok's "I Am What I Am" advertising campaign.

"I feel like the last few months couldn't have been better," she said in an interview at the Reebok store here. "I feel really good about how I have been playing. My game keeps improving."

Vaidisova, a Czech native, is charming, well spoken and seems more mature than her years. While many of her peers are worried about getting their driver's licenses, Vaidisova is focused on improving her game. She is known for her powerful serve.

"I am not the kind of person who just sits in the corner," she said, laughing. "I like to be out in front and I want to be number one."

Vaidisova, who is about 6 feet tall, slender, attractive and speaks three languages, has the potential to be a marketing force. She has three key sponsorships — Reebok, Yonex and Sega — and her Reebok ads began rolling out in magazines last month.

It's difficult not to compare Vaidisova with another teenage tennis sensation, 2004 Wimbledon winner Maria Sharapova. Both are tall and each trains at the famed Bollettieri Sports Academy in Bradenton, Fla., which has turned out tennis champs such as Pete Sampras and Martina Hingis.

Sharapova, who is Russian, and Vaidisova each like to flaunt their personal style on the court with body-hugging dresses and colorful looks. Vaidisova said she doesn't mind the comparisons, especially since Sharapova has proven herself in tennis.

"She is a great player," Vaidisova said. "We are friendly and I have a lot of respect for her."

Like Sharapova, Vaidisova also has a passion for fashion. She has a penchant for designer brands such as Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton and Roberto Cavalli.

"I like to dress up and wear things that are glamorous," she said. "I am not a surfer girl. After practicing all the time in sneakers, I like to look nice, wear cute tops and heels."

While in New York, Vaidisova likes to check out Marc Jacobs, Bergdorf Goodman and other high-end stores.

"I love coming to this city to shop and see what's going on," she said.

Vaidisova works closely with Reebok to develop her on-court attire. She usually wears skirts or dresses, often in white or a soft shade of pink, as well as a pink visor. Like many female players, Vaidisova often wears necklaces and other jewelry when she plays.

"Nicole has a unique combination of exceptional tennis ability, and beautiful style and flair both on the court and off," said Dianne Hayes, Reebok's global senior director of tennis. "We couldn't imagine a better spokesperson."

Vaidisova's tennis career began when she was 6 years old and was introduced to the game by her mother, Riana. She has been training in the U.S. for about six years, and with her stepfather and coach, Alex Kodat, guiding her, has moved up the ranks. After a year in which she won 18 consecutive matches, Vaidisova is ranked 15th in a group that includes Serena and Venus Williams, Kim Clijsters and Lindsay Davenport. She is enrolled in high school in the Czech Republic, but she does distance learning and studies on her own primarily, and also is taking French classes in Florida.

Vaidisova likes to unwind with yoga and reading, particularly mysteries and suspense fiction from authors including James Patterson and Dan Brown. She is an avid hockey fan, a popular sport in her native country.

Vaidisova said her college plans are on hold so she can devote herself fully to her game.

"I like to do tennis 100 percent right now," she said. "I love what I am doing and I want to keep improving my game. I still have a lot of work to do."

Vaidisova is among the young female athletes who are attracting significant sport sponsorships. Tennis players Venus and Serena Williams helped usher in the age of big-name sport contracts for women with their deals with Reebok and Nike, respectively, and now a new generation is reaping the benefits.

Sharapova in the last year has become a worldwide marketing phenomenon, and her roster of sponsors includes Nike, Tag Heuer, Parlux and Motorola. Sixteen-year-old golfer Michelle Wie has signed multimillion-dollar contracts with Nike and Sony, while swimmer Amanda Beard and beach volleyball players Misty May and Kerri Walsh also all have been raking in the contracts.

"It's great to see young women getting these kinds of deals," Vaidisova said. "It's good for sports and I hope we see more of it."

Scan:

http://www.mediaupload.net/images/2006/Feb/01/QRaeLEa6pYpAIHthb.jpg (http://www.mediaupload.net/img.php?id=314851)

Solitaire
Feb 1st, 2006, 06:50 AM
Another win for Nik. :) Next up Elena but I like them both. :sad: I hate it when players u like play against each other. :mad: Oh well what can u do. I'd say out of the two Nik looks a lot better then Elena. Lena barely got the win today.

Sharapova's_Boy
Feb 1st, 2006, 07:03 AM
:hearts: @ the article.

Good luck Nikki, time to shine. :hearts:

SloKid
Feb 1st, 2006, 07:41 AM
Another win for Nik. :) Next up Elena but I like them both. :sad: I hate it when players u like play against each other. :mad: Oh well what can u do. I'd say out of the two Nik looks a lot better then Elena. Lena barely got the win today.
I hear ya...This draw in general sucks. Lena vs. Kata and now Nikki, Ana vs. Makiri and it's not much better in the doubles either :mad:

Ah well good luck Nikki, may the better girl win, I will be happy either way it goes :)

Sunny_Boy
Feb 1st, 2006, 08:32 AM
well done against saori!
good luck against lena

alibaby
Feb 1st, 2006, 09:34 AM
Here's the WWD article on Nicole from Dec 05 (I don't think it was ever posted):

Vaidisova: Tennis' Rising Star
By Melanie Kletter
NEW YORK — Nicole Vaidisova isn't a household name yet, but the 16-year-old tennis player is an emerging powerhouse on and off the court.

Vaidisova, winner of three World Tennis Association tournaments in Asia in the last three months, has broken into the top 15 women's rankings and is the new face of Reebok's "I Am What I Am" advertising campaign.

"I feel like the last few months couldn't have been better," she said in an interview at the Reebok store here. "I feel really good about how I have been playing. My game keeps improving."

Vaidisova, a Czech native, is charming, well spoken and seems more mature than her years. While many of her peers are worried about getting their driver's licenses, Vaidisova is focused on improving her game. She is known for her powerful serve.

"I am not the kind of person who just sits in the corner," she said, laughing. "I like to be out in front and I want to be number one."

Vaidisova, who is about 6 feet tall, slender, attractive and speaks three languages, has the potential to be a marketing force. She has three key sponsorships — Reebok, Yonex and Sega — and her Reebok ads began rolling out in magazines last month.

It's difficult not to compare Vaidisova with another teenage tennis sensation, 2004 Wimbledon winner Maria Sharapova. Both are tall and each trains at the famed Bollettieri Sports Academy in Bradenton, Fla., which has turned out tennis champs such as Pete Sampras and Martina Hingis.

Sharapova, who is Russian, and Vaidisova each like to flaunt their personal style on the court with body-hugging dresses and colorful looks. Vaidisova said she doesn't mind the comparisons, especially since Sharapova has proven herself in tennis.

"She is a great player," Vaidisova said. "We are friendly and I have a lot of respect for her."

Like Sharapova, Vaidisova also has a passion for fashion. She has a penchant for designer brands such as Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton and Roberto Cavalli.

"I like to dress up and wear things that are glamorous," she said. "I am not a surfer girl. After practicing all the time in sneakers, I like to look nice, wear cute tops and heels."

While in New York, Vaidisova likes to check out Marc Jacobs, Bergdorf Goodman and other high-end stores.

"I love coming to this city to shop and see what's going on," she said.

Vaidisova works closely with Reebok to develop her on-court attire. She usually wears skirts or dresses, often in white or a soft shade of pink, as well as a pink visor. Like many female players, Vaidisova often wears necklaces and other jewelry when she plays.

"Nicole has a unique combination of exceptional tennis ability, and beautiful style and flair both on the court and off," said Dianne Hayes, Reebok's global senior director of tennis. "We couldn't imagine a better spokesperson."

Vaidisova's tennis career began when she was 6 years old and was introduced to the game by her mother, Riana. She has been training in the U.S. for about six years, and with her stepfather and coach, Alex Kodat, guiding her, has moved up the ranks. After a year in which she won 18 consecutive matches, Vaidisova is ranked 15th in a group that includes Serena and Venus Williams, Kim Clijsters and Lindsay Davenport. She is enrolled in high school in the Czech Republic, but she does distance learning and studies on her own primarily, and also is taking French classes in Florida.

Vaidisova likes to unwind with yoga and reading, particularly mysteries and suspense fiction from authors including James Patterson and Dan Brown. She is an avid hockey fan, a popular sport in her native country.

Vaidisova said her college plans are on hold so she can devote herself fully to her game.

"I like to do tennis 100 percent right now," she said. "I love what I am doing and I want to keep improving my game. I still have a lot of work to do."

Vaidisova is among the young female athletes who are attracting significant sport sponsorships. Tennis players Venus and Serena Williams helped usher in the age of big-name sport contracts for women with their deals with Reebok and Nike, respectively, and now a new generation is reaping the benefits.

Sharapova in the last year has become a worldwide marketing phenomenon, and her roster of sponsors includes Nike, Tag Heuer, Parlux and Motorola. Sixteen-year-old golfer Michelle Wie has signed multimillion-dollar contracts with Nike and Sony, while swimmer Amanda Beard and beach volleyball players Misty May and Kerri Walsh also all have been raking in the contracts.

"It's great to see young women getting these kinds of deals," Vaidisova said. "It's good for sports and I hope we see more of it."

Scan:

http://www.mediaupload.net/images/2006/Feb/01/QRaeLEa6pYpAIHthb.jpg (http://www.mediaupload.net/img.php?id=314851)
a very informative and fair article.keepin it real,nici-baby!! :kiss: :kiss:

so.krist!na
Feb 1st, 2006, 09:43 AM
Nice article!
and good luck against Lena,Nikki!

Vaidisova
Feb 1st, 2006, 11:26 AM
Good win today.. Now into the QF! :bounce:

Vaidisova
Feb 2nd, 2006, 08:58 PM
Good luck Nicole. :D

It'd be awesome to get a win against Elena, I just hope she makes it a close match, nothing like the Mauresmo match please ;)

Friday, February 3, 2006

Court 1 (from 13.00hrs)
1. Sharapova vs. Stosur
2. Hingis vs. Kirilenko
3. Vaidisova vs. Dementieva
4. Likhovtseva vs. Myskina
5. Black/Stubbs vs. Benesova/Tu (NB 17.00hrs)

The rankings are still really close:

11 Francesca Schiavone 23/06/80 ITA 1276
12 Anastasia Myskina 08/07/81 RUS 75 1256
13 Nicole Vaidisova 23/04/89 CZE 75 1236
14 Daniela Hantuchova 23/04/83 SVK 42 1082

Sharapova's_Boy
Feb 2nd, 2006, 10:45 PM
Go Nikki. :D

Wow, she has a great chance to get to maybe #11 in the ranks, providing she beats Elena and Nastya loses to Lena.

georgekuo1017
Feb 3rd, 2006, 02:16 AM
Go Go Go

Sharapova's_Boy
Feb 3rd, 2006, 11:07 AM
Elena Dementieva (RUS) def. Nicole Vaidisova (CZE) 3-6 6-1 6-2

:sad: :sad: :sad:

Mailin
Feb 3rd, 2006, 11:20 AM
Nicky :sad:

Solitaire
Feb 3rd, 2006, 11:23 AM
I'm sure when she's a little older and more mentally tough she'll be able to win matches like this. Nik should have carried her momentum into the 2nd set and finished it off then. I know Elena has a great ground game but so does Nik. Nik's serve is way bigger. Sometimes she just had mental lapses.

Vaidisova
Feb 3rd, 2006, 11:27 AM
Nicole :sad: Too bad she couldn't win after taking the 1st set... Well even though she lost, it looks like she will reach another career high ranking - #13 next week. :)

She has a little break now until Memphis...

Harju.
Feb 3rd, 2006, 05:21 PM
9 DFs is an indication that it's an OFF day for Nicole. :tape:.

She should stop quit playing lower tiers before all the bashers saying how she's scared playing the top players while we all know, she just wants to spoil us with more titles :p

Sharapova's_Boy
Feb 4th, 2006, 06:25 AM
She's only 16, so I don't think it's a bad idea to play some of the lower Tiers, especially when she's still under the AER. It guarentees her some matches, whereas if she plays a Tier I, could face an early exit. :shrug:

I do think she needs to play more Tier I and II's, but she shouldn't just abandom the lower events. :p

Solitaire
Feb 5th, 2006, 03:11 AM
At this point she's beyond tier 3's. Playing one in the near future can't hurt but Nik can hold her own in tier 1 & 2. It's like a trail by fire. Sure she'll lose early in some of these tourneys but thats how u learn to deal with the top tier players.

Vaidisova
Feb 5th, 2006, 04:52 AM
Well Memphis should be the last Tier III for a while. Nicole reached the semis last year and has a really good shot at winning there this year. After Memphis she has Indian Wells, Miami, and I'm sure she'll be playing Charleston because she did well there last year. So there are higher Tier tournaments coming up...

I'd rather her play the big red clay tournaments instead of Istanbul (if she does) even though she reached the finals last year.

Vaidisova
Feb 7th, 2006, 08:12 PM
Looks like Nicole is being noticed by marketers and PR agencies...

Vaidisova Recognized as a Sports Headliner
February 7, 2006

NEW YORK, New York, USA – Alan Taylor Communications (ATC), the world’s leading lifestyle and sports public relations agency, tapped its extensive history and experience representing the most prominent sports marketers of the last quarter century to conduct a sport-by-sport analysis and identify the young newsmakers of 2006. Its objective was clear: determine who will take the baton from last year's breakout sports stars -- Reggie Bush, Sidney Crosby, Michelle Wie and Danica Patrick -- and become the ATC Next Generation of Sports Headliners.

With a combined 100 years of experience leveraging global and domestic sports sponsorships at ATC alone, the agency’s six managing partners selected candidates based on their anticipated breakout athletic performance and their potential appeal to Madison Avenue. The list represents a diverse cross section of athletes, but is not intended to be inclusive of every major sports property.

The ATC Next Generation of Sports Headliners include the Seattle Mariners’ Felix Hernandez, Sony Ericsson WTA Tour player Nicole Vaidisova, PGA Tour player Ryan Moore, Olympic speed skater Shani Davis and University of Minnesota hockey player Phil Kessel.

"Identifying the news making and marketing potential of an athlete before their stock is widely recognized can greatly impact the development and execution of a successful marketing campaign," said Mark Beal, Managing Partner, Alan Taylor Communications. "Marketers who can get ahead of the curve and identify a breakout star will develop a more cost effective strategy and garner a greater return on investment."

Nicole Vaidisova: A resident of Prague, she quietly cracked the Top-15 in the world at the age of 16. She already has five Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles titles on her resume and advanced to the fourth round of the 2006 Australian Open. Off the court, her attractive six-foot frame has her appearing in Elle Girl, Rolling Stone, Life & Style as well as Reebok’s “I Am What I Am” advertising campaign.

http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/newsroom/?ContentID=206

Sharapova's_Boy
Feb 8th, 2006, 08:20 AM
:worship:

alibaby
Feb 8th, 2006, 10:33 AM
She's only 16, so I don't think it's a bad idea to play some of the lower Tiers, especially when she's still under the AER. It guarentees her some matches, whereas if she plays a Tier I, could face an early exit. :shrug:

I do think she needs to play more Tier I and II's, but she shouldn't just abandom the lower events. :p
yes,quite a good opinion!but if she stays healthy,shell surely have a great season.shes improving day by day! :kiss: :hearts: nici-baby!

Harju.
Feb 8th, 2006, 10:39 AM
:worship: :worship:

Vaidisova
Feb 12th, 2006, 12:45 AM
Next up for Nicole is Memphis which isn't too far away now. Last year she made the semis but hopefully this year Nicole will win the title.

I'm excited about Memphis because it'll be my first time going to a tournament and I'll get to see Nicole! :hearts: :bounce:

Sharapova's_Boy
Feb 12th, 2006, 07:06 AM
Yeah, and looking at the field for Memphis Nikki should be the hot favourite.

Have fun Serena#1, remember to post lots of reports. :angel:

Mailin
Feb 12th, 2006, 07:26 AM
Yeah, have fun Serena#1 and don't forget to take pictures ;):p

alibaby
Feb 13th, 2006, 09:41 AM
Next up for Nicole is Memphis which isn't too far away now. Last year she made the semis but hopefully this year Nicole will win the title.

I'm excited about Memphis because it'll be my first time going to a tournament and I'll get to see Nicole! :hearts: :bounce:
hey,congrats for being able to do so!i hope,she does well there.a little rest now is surely a good thing,because the season is still soo long! :kiss: :kiss: nici-baby!!

kammgretel
Feb 16th, 2006, 01:52 AM
http://www.lun.com/modulos/catalogo/Paginas/LUN_JPG/1000/2006/02/14/LUCPRDE23LU1402.jpg

xcrtbckhnd
Feb 18th, 2006, 03:29 AM
GL Nicole!!! Time for title #6!!!!

Vaidisova
Feb 18th, 2006, 01:06 PM
Memphis Main Draw

(1)Nicole Vaidisova v. (WC)Victoria Azarenka
Lilia Osterloh v. Emma Laine
Varvara Lepchenko v. Q
(8)Jill Craybas v. Sandra Kloesel

(4)Laura Granville v. Meghann Shaughnessy
Melinda Czink v. Tatiana Perebiynis
Martina Sucha v. Tatiana Panova
(6)Marta Domachowska v. Q

(5)Samantha Stosur v. Ashley Harkleroad
(WC)Caroline Wozniacki v. Kristina Brandi
Lisa Raymond v. Q
(3)Sofia Arvidsson v. (WC)Alexandra Stevenson

(7)Amy Frazier v. Meilen Tu
Jamea Jackson v. Q
Ekaterina Bychkova v. Shenay Perry
(2)Anna-Lena Groenefeld v. Yoon Jeong Cho

Harju.
Feb 18th, 2006, 01:46 PM
Why it has to be Vika :bigcry:. All the best Nikkie. If she wins the first round, she can go all the way to the trophy :angel:

Sharapova's_Boy
Feb 19th, 2006, 12:44 AM
I know, the only player I wanted her to avoid was Vika, and look what happened. :retard:

Apart from Vika I don't see many problems for Nikki. :shrug:

Sharapova's_Boy
Feb 19th, 2006, 08:15 PM
'She's like a Tyson'

No longer the little girl, Vaidisova is one of tennis' rising stars

By Jim Masilak
Contact
February 19, 2006

When Nick Bollettieri talks about Nicole Vaidisova, it isn't immediately clear if he's describing the next great women's tennis player or a contender for the heavyweight title.

The No. 1 seed in this week's Cellular South Cup, Vaidisova is a 16-year-old Czech by way of Germany who packs a big serve and an increasingly powerful resume.

After winning three straight tournaments to end the 2005 season, and with a strong start to the current campaign, Vaidisova comes to The Racquet Club as the No. 13-ranked player in the world.

And rising.

"She's no longer the little girl on the block. She's a veteran now," said Bollettieri, the perma-tanned tennis guru who has coached the likes of Andre Agassi, Boris Becker and Venus and Serena Williams and has been working with Vaidisova since she first came to his eponymous, Bradenton, Fla.-based academy in 1999.

"Her serve is becoming a major weapon. She's a hitter. She's like a (Mike) Tyson," Bollettieri added. "She comes out slugging from both sides. She's a tall girl, and she's becoming much stronger physically and she's believing she belongs on the tour. Even though she's a big girl at 6'1, you'll find she's very coordinated. She has no ego at all, but she's a tough mama."

After winning two tournaments in 2004 as a 15-year-old, Vaidisova followed up by taking titles in Seoul, Tokyo and Bangkok in consecutive weeks at the end of the '05 season.

Already this year, Vaidisova has advanced to the fourth round at the Australian Open and the quarterfinals of the Pan Pacific Open, losing to the eventual winner in both events.

Long tipped as a future star, Vaidisova, one of just six women to win five singles titles before her 17th birthday, is making good on her immense promise.

"Doing what she did last year is almost unheard of," Bollettieri said. "No one expected a young rookie to win five tournaments (so soon). She's got a lot to defend right now."

Most players would be thrilled with Vaidisova's results, but she was dissatisfied in losing to eventual champions Amelie Mauresmo in Melbourne and Elena Dementieva in Tokyo.

"I was a little disappointed. I always want to do better," Vaidisova said. "I go to every tournament expecting to win. I'll come (to Memphis) wanting to win again. That's my goal."

As the seventh seed in last year's Cellular South Cup, her Memphis debut, Vaidisova made an impressive run to the semifinals before falling in straight sets to Meghann Shaughnessy.

While Vaidisova could have chosen to play in the more prestigious Dubai tournament this week, she elected to return to Memphis.

"It was a great tournament last year, and I'm excited to come back," she said.

Because of her age, Vaidisova, who doesn't turn 17 until April 23, is permitted to play only a limited number of tournaments on the WTA Tour.

Being on the road for so long, after all, can take its toll.

After being away from her family in Florida for nearly two months at the start of the year, she decided to return home to rest up and work on her game at the Bollettieri Academy.

"I played a lot of matches in a row, and it was hard because I was sick and injured and tired. It's tough going to different countries," she said. "I didn't want to go to Dubai and Doha, and I liked it last year in Memphis."

At the same time, Vaidisova is enjoying the perks of being one of the best, and most-talked about, players on the tour.

"It's fun. You get to see things normally you wouldn't -- different people, different cultures.

"I try to walk around each city a little bit to get a feel for where I am, if I have time."

Increasingly, Vaidisova has little to spare.

The attractive teenager already has appeared in Elle Girl, Rolling Stone and Life & Style, and she appears in Reebok's "I am what I am" advertising campaign.

"The photo shoots are fun. I definitely want to do that a little bit. It's definitely part of it, but you always have to think tennis first and fit everything else around it," she said. "You have to learn to say, 'No, I can't do it,' even if you want to do it."

While Vaidisova admits enjoying the attention and opportunities her talent and looks have created, she bristles at the inevitable comparisons to other tennis player-celebrities such as Maria Sharapova and Anna Kournikova.

"People always compare people, but you don't want to waste energy or time to think about other people's expectations," she said. "I don't bother with what people say because it just puts extra and unuseful stress on you."

http://www.commercialappeal.com/mca...4479597,00.html (http://www.commercialappeal.com/mca/tennis/article/0,1426,MCA_1756_4479597,00.html)

Vaidisova
Feb 22nd, 2006, 03:53 AM
Nicole :sad: :sad: Really sad losing in first round.. :rolleyes: at some people in GM being happy that she lost.

Wild-card Victoria Azarenka of Belarus beat Vaidisova 7-6 (5), 2-6, 6-4 in a first-round match between 16-year-olds, and Shenay Perry edged Groenfeld 7-6 (5), 6-2 in a second-round match.

"I think the question is, 'What was not the problem?'" Vaidisova said.

Azarenka beat a player ranked in the top 20 for the first time.

"I was in the zone and hitting every ball," Azarenka said. "I just lost my focus a little bit at the end."

Anyways....

Czech teenager returns to Family Circle Cup
Associated Press

CHARLESTON, S.C. - World No. 13, Nicole Vaidisova, 16, will play at this year's Family Circle Cup, tournament officials said Tuesday.

Vaidisova is the youngest person in the top 15 and joins a formidable field, including Justine Henin-Hardenne, Mary Pierce, Venus Williams and Serena Williams.

"The Family Circle Cup has always been known as the tournament where stars emerge," said tournament director Robin Reynolds. Nicole "is one of the most exciting and talented players on the womens tour, and we are pleased to have her back."

The Family Circle Cup will be held April 8-16 at Daniel Island.

http://www.macon.com/mld/macon/sports/colleges/mercer/13925745.htm

Solitaire
Feb 22nd, 2006, 04:19 AM
eeeepppp I was hoping for a better result then this. The good thing is it was in 3 and the last set was close. I actually thought she'd take the title home.

Sharapova's_Boy
Feb 22nd, 2006, 05:55 AM
Sounds like Nikki had an off day. :(

And it's not really a bad loss. (If you've seen Vika play before) Indeed the rankings are far apart, but Vika has a big game, and it was only a matter of time before she really breaks through.

GM turned pretty nasty towards Nikki. I guess they're just jealous because Nikki gets more attention for winning a Tier III than their fave does all year. :p

Sharapova's_Boy
Feb 22nd, 2006, 05:56 AM
Oh, Serena#1 did you end up seeing Nikki in Memphis?

Sharapova's_Boy
Feb 22nd, 2006, 05:59 AM
It's nice to see Nikki playing Charleston again, but she has some big points to defend. :(

Hopefully Nikki doesn't play a big Clay season, simply because it's her worst surface, and she still needs to think about what she enters since the AER still applies. :ras:

Solitaire
Feb 22nd, 2006, 06:05 AM
^ Ugh the AER totally sucks. Nik def would be ranked higher if she weren't under it. I know it's supposed to prevent burn-out but I think it does more harm then good.

Harju.
Feb 22nd, 2006, 12:47 PM
I knew it. Vika is an exact clone of Nikkie with less experience and she's bound to have a breakthrough tournament. It's a shame that Nikkie is the casualty :(.

Good luck in IW Nikkie :hug:.

Vaidisova
Feb 22nd, 2006, 08:20 PM
No. 1 knocked out

'Stupid mistakes' cost Vaidisova in CSC loss to Belarusian upstart

http://mas.scripps.com/MCA/2006/02/22/22d3b_o.jpg
Nicole Vaidisova reacts to an official's call during her loss to Victoria Azarenka Tuesday at The Racquet Club. Vaidisova reached the semis at last year's CSC.

By Bryan Brasher
February 22, 2006

Nicole Vaidisova's trainers have often referred to her as "a Mike Tyson" on the tennis court because of the hard-hitting, athletic style she uses to quickly dispatch opponents.

On Tuesday, her play was indeed Tyson-like.

But it was more reminiscent of the struggling, present-day fighter than the vintage Tyson who terrorized the heavyweight division during the 1980s.

Looking lethargic and sometimes curiously detached, top-seeded and 13th-ranked Vaidisova dropped a stunning decision to Victoria Azarenka of Belarus in the first round of the Cellular South Cup at The Racquet Club. Azarenka, who is ranked 137th in the world, dominated much of the match, winning 7-6 (5), 2-6, 6-4.

Even Vaidisova knew her performance wasn't a pretty sight.

"You shouldn't ask what the problem was for me today," said Vaidisova, a 16-year-old native of the Czech Republic who reached the semifinals of last year's Cellular South Cup. "The question is 'what was not the problem?' I just made so many mistakes today, so many stupid mistakes."

While some of Vaidisova's errors were unforced, some were the direct result of an impressive power game by the lesser-known Azarenka.

The 16-year-old native of Minsk routinely reached the 110-mph mark on the radar gun with her serve and often made Vaidisova look helpless.

Vaidisova still managed to take the set to a tiebreaker. But her frustration began to show during the extra stanza when she chastised an official for a call, shouting "Watch the line. Please open your eyes."

Azarenka won the next point -- and the set, 7-6.

"She has powerful strokes, but I have played a lot of players with powerful strokes," Azarenka said. "I believe I am powerful, too. I just tried to stay in for every shot."

Vaidisova fell behind early in the second set but rebounded to win the final four games to take the set, 6-2. She also won the first game of the third set, but that's when the wheels came completely off her already shaky effort.

Azarenka pushed Vaidisova to the brink of elimination at 5-1. Vaidisova recovered briefly, winning three straight games, but Azarenka claimed the 10th game of the set to win her first match against a top-20 opponent.

"This is a big win for me," said Azarenka, who also defeated Vaidisova during the Wimbledon Juniors in 2004. "This is a good start for me in this tournament. I called my mom, and when she answered the phone, she said, 'Congratulations.' She didn't even say hi.

Vaidisova was upset that she didn't get the opportunity to repeat her solid performance last year in Memphis.

"It's disappointing to play so bad after having a good tournament here last year," Vaidisova said. "I'm very comfortable on this surface, and I was hoping for better than this."

http://www.commercialappeal.com/mca/other_sports/article/0,1426,MCA_1757_4486529,00.html

Vaidisova
Feb 25th, 2006, 02:31 PM
Candy Reid's Tennis Mailbag

(CNN) -- World Sport's Candy Reid recently caught up with Czech tennis star Nicole Vaidisova and asked her to respond to some of your e-mails.

Q: What would you rather do if you couldn't play tennis?
Jose, Knoxville, TN

A: Hi Jose, I always loved sports as a child. Played everything. But if it was not tennis, I think I would like to be a lawyer. Lawyers have to face problems and find answers, I think that would be challenging. I also really like fashion. I try to follow what designers all the brands use and which trends are coming up. Reebok has been great to me in letting me help design my dresses. I sit down with them every couple of months to discuss what I think is cool for the next line they will produce. The line that is coming out in 2007 is going to be awesome.

Q: Dear Nicole, why did you choose to represent the Czech Republic over Germany where you were born????
Yoshiko, Japan

A: Hi Yoshiko. I just came from Japan. I like it there! I hope it is a bit warmer now than last month when I was there:):) The reason I play for the Czech Republic and have a Czech passport is because all my family is Czech. They were just living in Germany for a couple of years when I was born. I like Germany a lot but I am a proud Czech. My home is in Prague when I am not training in Bradenton, Florida.

Q: You've already won five titles but which one is the most special to you? And what's the best and worst thing about life on the professional tennis tour?
Matt, UK

A: Hi Matt. Every tournament was a lot of hard work and I was very happy to win all of them. The first one will always be special to me. I had to qualify and because it was the first one, I think this one was the best. The best thing about traveling is I get to see so many cities. Compared to my friends I travel all the time and really have the opportunity to see so many different cultures, cities, people, etc. The worst thing is probably being away from my family. They try to come along as much as possible, but they also have their lives.

Q: Hello Nicole -- I'd like to know if it's easy to make friends on tour or if it's difficult because of all the rivalry? Thanks!
Pam, Florida

A: Hi Pam. I think the rivalry can make it hard. But one also has to realize we play a game of tennis. We all fight very hard on the court, but of course I also have friends. A lot of the Czech girls are my friends. We played in the juniors together and are now all traveling on the tour together.

Q: My daughter is hoping to be a tennis player. What advice would you give her? And how much tennis should she be playing every day? Good luck in all your future tournaments!
Erika, London

A: Hi Erika. I do not know how old your daughter is but the most important part is having fun. Even in my practices today, fun is a big part of it. I would not recommend playing too many hours a day if she is under 10. I think that at the end of the day, your daughter will decide if she likes all the practice or not. Good luck.

http://edition.cnn.com/2006/SPORT/02/25/tennis.mailbag/

Harju.
Feb 25th, 2006, 05:53 PM
I was sort of hoping Nikkie would give away some gossip from the lockerroom but oh well. Great stuffs to read anyway :banana:

Vaidisova
Feb 26th, 2006, 04:29 PM
Stars show interest in China Open

Along with the ground-breaking doubles title at the Australian Open last month, Chinese tennis fans received more good news as Spanish maverick Rafael Nadal and Nicole Vaidisova of the Czech Republic expressed their intention to play at the China Open this autumn, according to tournament organizers.

With over six months to the tournament, Nadal and Vaidisova are the first two players planning to participate and organizers believe more top players will join them in the coming days.

Celebrating its third successive year, China Open, the biggest tennis event ever to be held in Beijing, has set off a tennis frenzy across the country, as Nadal won his tenth title of the year and Russian hopeful Maria Kirilenko clinched her maiden WTA championship.

Nadal, 19, rocked the tennis world in a dramatic fashion in 2005.

Starting the year at No 51 in the ATP Rankings, the Spaniard, equipped with pirate trousers and sleeveless shirts that show off his bulging biceps, rose to become the king of the French Open at 19 with his record-breaking 24 consecutive victories, becoming the first player to win a Grand Slam title as the event's newcomer since Andre Agassi at the 1995 Australian Open.

He pocketed as many as ten ATP titles in 2005, including four Master Series.

China Open is his second championship on the hardcourt following his success at the Montreal Masters in Canada, refreshing his image just known as the "King of Claycourt".

"This is a perfect week for me and I'm so happy with the people and culture in Beijing," said the Spanish phenom after winning China Open men's singles title last year. "For sure, I will be back next year to defend the championship here."

Nadal has entered the semi-finals at the ATP Marseille this month, giving others a clear sign that he has fully recovered from right ankle injuries, which sidelined him from the Australian Open this year.

Vaidisova, now No 13 on WTA Rankings, is set to be another eye-catching women's player at the China Open, an event that has seen a string of beauties, including Russian Maria Sharapova and the rising Kilirenko.

The 16-year-old Czech, who has won as many as five WTA trophies over the past two years, got off to a striking start in 2006 as she made the fourth round as 13th seed at the Australian Open.

http://english.people.com.cn/200602/23/eng20060223_245243.html

Mailin
Mar 2nd, 2006, 07:36 PM
Hey :p

The last weeks I have been working on a Nicky site, and just wanted to know that it is online now, for sure not 100% finished yet, not at all but well ;)

Visit: www.nicolevaidisova.de / www.nicole-vaidisova.org ;)

The gallery is already finished and contains about 1400 pics of Nicky: http://gallery.nicolevaidisova.de

I also created a HQ-Gallery.. http://hqgallery.nicolevaidisova.de

Also a forum to join is already up ;) http://forum.nicolevaidisova.de
Have fun :wavey:

Vaidisova
Mar 2nd, 2006, 08:26 PM
Awesome site! :D Thanks for posting the links! :)

Hant11
Mar 2nd, 2006, 11:42 PM
Hey :p

The last weeks I have been working on a Nicky site, and just wanted to know that it is online now, for sure not 100% finished yet, not at all but well ;)

Visit: www.nicolevaidisova.de (http://www.nicolevaidisova.de/) / www.nicole-vaidisova.org (http://www.nicole-vaidisova.org/) ;)

The gallery is already finished and contains about 1400 pics of Nicky: http://gallery.nicolevaidisova.de (http://gallery.nicolevaidisova.de/)

I also created a HQ-Gallery.. http://hqgallery.nicolevaidisova.de (http://hqgallery.nicolevaidisova.de/)

Also a forum to join is already up ;) http://forum.nicolevaidisova.de (http://forum.nicolevaidisova.de/)
Have fun :wavey:

i love it !!! great design
if you want help for your site, i'm here :D

Sharapova's_Boy
Mar 2nd, 2006, 11:44 PM
Wow, great site. :worship:

nouf
Mar 3rd, 2006, 12:03 AM
forum is great!

i don't like very much design of website (colours)
gallery is same of mine! lol

and gallery hq is bad idea! but good site!

now 3 websites: french english czech cool

if you want to be affiliate with me anna

nouf
Mar 3rd, 2006, 12:05 AM
i love it !!! great design
if you want help for your site, i'm here :D

help for what! pics she has more than you lol

Hant11
Mar 3rd, 2006, 12:26 AM
jealous nouf ? you have competition hehe and you don't like that i know !!! :D
et encore une fois t'es au courant de rien vu que anna est membre de mon forum et qu'on s'est déjà parlé plein de fois par mp . ahlalalala renseigne toi avant

i think nouf said that it's a bad idea a gallery hqs because getty and others agencies are very strict with that .
But i think you will don't have problems ! so many sites of celebrities diffuse hqs in their gallery .

Vaidisova
Mar 3rd, 2006, 02:10 AM
Next up for Nicole is Indian Wells of course... Here's the updated entry list:

INDIAN WELLS Tier I
$2,100,000
CHARLIE PASARELL

Main Draw Start Date
1 F DAVENPORT Lindsay USA 1
2 F SHARAPOVA Maria RUS 4
3 F HENIN-HARDENNE Justine BEL 6
4 F DEMENTIEVA Elena RUS 9
5 F DECHY Nathalie FRA 13
6 F MYSKINA Anastasia RUS 14
7 F VAIDISOVA Nicole CZE 16
8 F SAFINA Dinara RUS 19
9 F PENNETTA Flavia ITA 20
10 F GROENEFELD Anna-lena GER 21

I really hope Nicole can do well here since the field isn't too strong. Also it'd be nice if she wore another color when playing, I'm getting tired of the blue. ;) Maybe she will wear the white outfit or wear red for a change! :D

nouf
Mar 3rd, 2006, 06:34 AM
jealous nouf ? you have competition hehe and you don't like that i know !!! :D
et encore une fois t'es au courant de rien vu que anna est membre de mon forum et qu'on s'est déjà parlé plein de fois par mp . ahlalalala renseigne toi avant

i think nouf said that it's a bad idea a gallery hqs because getty and others agencies are very strict with that .
But i think you will don't have problems ! so many sites of celebrities diffuse hqs in their gallery .

jealous why??

au courant de rien
je vais souvent sur ton forum je sais qui est anna! mdr!

esther (claire) has a problem in her brain! :angel: plze help her! :lol:

ester! grown up! enfin essaye! :kiss: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

nouf
Mar 3rd, 2006, 06:41 AM
i think nouf said that it's a bad idea a gallery hqs because getty and others agencies are very strict with that .
But i think you will don't have problems ! so many sites of celebrities diffuse hqs in their gallery .

bad idea its for the bandwith! proof claire put her hqs in her forum not in her gallery why! lol

poor ester! so young and noob

Hant11
Mar 3rd, 2006, 06:44 AM
oh my god, this guy is more stupid than i believed it :rolleyes:

Hant11
Mar 3rd, 2006, 06:47 AM
bad idea its for the bandwith! proof claire put her hqs in her forum not in her gallery why! lol

poor ester! so young and noob

it's you the noob . I've 1,5 GO and bandwich illimited :) et sache que mon site a l'heure actuelle fait 700 mo, donc j'aurais de quoi mettre tous les hqs .

Mailin
Mar 3rd, 2006, 07:23 AM
Well, I have 150gb a month, so that shouldn't be a problem ;):)

Thanks for the entry list :)
Strange that so few top players entered, some injured.. but well ;)

And please guys don't fight :)

Sharapova's_Boy
Mar 3rd, 2006, 07:37 AM
Next up for Nicole is Indian Wells of course... Here's the updated entry list:

INDIAN WELLS Tier I
$2,100,000
CHARLIE PASARELL

Main Draw Start Date
1 F DAVENPORT Lindsay USA 1
2 F SHARAPOVA Maria RUS 4
3 F HENIN-HARDENNE Justine BEL 6
4 F DEMENTIEVA Elena RUS 9
5 F DECHY Nathalie FRA 13
6 F MYSKINA Anastasia RUS 14
7 F VAIDISOVA Nicole CZE 16
8 F SAFINA Dinara RUS 19
9 F PENNETTA Flavia ITA 20
10 F GROENEFELD Anna-lena GER 21

I really hope Nicole can do well here since the field isn't too strong. Also it'd be nice if she wore another color when playing, I'm getting tired of the blue. ;) Maybe she will wear the white outfit or wear red for a change! :D

I know, she just better not draw Hingis in the 3r. :(

Ugh, Reebox sucks. :ras: I wish they'd come up with some new designs already, Nikki's been wearing the same design since Eastbourne. :shrug:

Mailin
Mar 3rd, 2006, 07:46 AM
I don't like Reebok either, nor do I like the dress she wore since the beginning of this year... but I loved the pink one :)

Harju.
Mar 3rd, 2006, 11:47 PM
At least her dress is original. You don't see many people wearing the same dress ala Nike or Adidas. ;)

Good luck @ IW, Nicole.

Vaidisova
Mar 6th, 2006, 09:39 PM
Nicole is not in the IW draw :eek: :sad: I hope it isn't anything too serious. :tears:

Mailin
Mar 7th, 2006, 03:53 AM
Yeah :sad:

Sharapova's_Boy
Mar 7th, 2006, 04:19 AM
:sad: :sad: :sad:

I really hope it's nothing serious...

Harju.
Mar 7th, 2006, 11:00 AM
:bigcry::. Hopefully it's not injury, but then if it's not injury, it'd be stupid to withdraw one of the weakest Tier I field ever :mad:.

Vaidisova
Mar 8th, 2006, 01:52 AM
I haven't seen anything about an injury or anything but in her interview after the loss in Memphis, I think Nicole mentions about having some shoulder problems. :( So if that's the case then it is good that she's resting before Miami...

Sharapova's_Boy
Mar 8th, 2006, 02:40 AM
:sad:

Hope Nikki's fit and ready for Miami...

Neptune
Mar 8th, 2006, 03:34 PM
Why she doesn't play at Indian Wells?

Sharapova's_Boy
Mar 13th, 2006, 12:24 PM
Still no word on why Nikki didn't play Indian Wells? :shrug:

Fingers crossed she's okay for Miami.

Vaidisova
Mar 18th, 2006, 04:21 AM
Nicole is still on the most recent entry list for Miami. The draw is out on Monday, so let's hope everything is OK and she's ready to play:yeah:.

Hopefully Nicole will have a decent draw. It'd be great if she can improve on last year's performance.

The entry lists for the upcoming clay tournaments should be released in the coming weeks so we will know more about Nicole's schedule. I hope she plans to play one of the bigger events.

Vaidisova
Mar 20th, 2006, 02:36 AM
Nicole finally has her own forum!:woohoo: We can't post in it yet though. :(

Solitaire
Mar 20th, 2006, 02:45 AM
:banana: Awesome !

xcrtbckhnd
Mar 20th, 2006, 03:06 AM
Good luck in Miami Nicole!!!! And good luck in the clay season afterwards as well! Looks like Nicole will play the Tier 1 Charleston event this year!!! Big opportunity for ranking points there as many of the top players are skipping this event. Nicole could get the #6 seed (or maybe even higher) - which is pretty amazing for a tier 1 event.

Sharapova's_Boy
Mar 20th, 2006, 03:45 AM
:woohoo:

I know, wonder why we can't post in it yet. :shrug:

Vaidisova
Mar 20th, 2006, 03:49 AM
I PMed Amanda and asked her about that. She said all the forums will be available for posting when the blogs launch, which should be on Monday. :D

Sharapova's_Boy
Mar 20th, 2006, 03:56 AM
:D

Is anyone else here going to be blogging for Nikki?

Harju.
Mar 20th, 2006, 05:43 AM
We have new forum for Nikkie :banana:

georgekuo1017
Mar 20th, 2006, 06:49 AM
Awesome!

SloKid
Mar 20th, 2006, 08:54 AM
This new blogging feature will be great, if not for anything else, but for the fact we will be getting forums for players. :)

I'm blogging about two myself :banana:

Vaidisova
Mar 20th, 2006, 07:55 PM
The Miami draw is out! Nicole is the 11th seed and will play either Kabchi or Ondraskova.

Amelie Mauresmo (FRA) [1] vs. Bye
Samantha Stosur (AUS) vs. Brenda Schultz McCarthy (NED)
Aiko Nakamura (JPN) vs. Qualifier
Bye vs. Marion Bartoli (FRA) [30]

Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) [23] vs. Bye
Qualifier vs. Qualifier
Iveta Benesova (CZE) vs. Sanja Ancic (CRO)
Bye vs. Ana Ivanovic (SCG) [14]


Nicole Vaidisova (CZE) [11] vs. Bye
Maria Vento-Kabchi (VEN) vs. Zuzana Ondraskova (CZE)
Qualifier vs. Shenay Perry (USA)
Bye vs. Dinara Safina (RUS) [18]

Gisela Dulko (ARG) [26]vs. Bye
Ashley Harkleroad (USA) vs. Jamea Jackson (USA)
Maria Sanchez Lorenzo (ESP) vs. Roberta Vinci (ITA)
Bye vs. Nadia Petrova (RUS) [5]

Vaidisova
Mar 20th, 2006, 08:51 PM
I don't think the draw is too bad, but Nicole has to be ready because she'll need to play well to advance far into the draw. Dinara in the 3rd round possibly, will be tough cause she's playing well, but Nicole has defeated her before. Then if she gets by Dinara, it'll most likely be Nadia in the 4th round. So some tough matches probably but I think it is definitely doable. :shrug:

Sharapova's_Boy
Mar 20th, 2006, 10:39 PM
It's good to see Nikki's name in a draw again. :D

Completely agree with ^^, Dinara is going to be the real test. If she can get past her, she's a great bet for the Quarters. :D

Harju.
Mar 21st, 2006, 05:35 AM
Great draw IMO. A little tricky against Dinara but she needs to beat her before we have people in GM start bashing her :o. Good luck Nikkie :hug:

Solitaire
Mar 21st, 2006, 05:36 AM
Nikki could go far Dinara is def beatable.

houseoflords
Mar 21st, 2006, 10:35 PM
Nicole's out of Miami with a shoulder injury

Vaidisova
Mar 28th, 2006, 01:58 AM
From GM:

Vaidisova To Embark on Latin American Tour

To complement her starring role in Reebok's famed "I Am What I Am" global advertising campaign, Czech teenager Nicole Vaidisova will be embarking on her first promotional tour of Latin America during the last week of April, with stops in México and Argentina.

Vaidisova, currently the youngest player in the Top 100 Singles Rankings on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour, will travel to Latin America with Reebok for the first time between April 26th and 29th, stopping in México City on the first two days and in Buenos Aires during the second two days. The Reebok-sponsored tour will include tennis clinics, in-store autograph sessions, photo shoots with top fashion and sports publications, and press conferences to unveil Reebok's new Latin American advertising campaign featuring the 16-year-old.

Vaidisova is quickly becoming one of the most successful teen-aged stars in Tour history, already capturing five singles titles and currently ranking No.13 in the world, a career-high she reached for the first time in February. Perhaps her most impressive accomplishment so far was an incredible 18-match win streak during the second half of 2005, capturing titles in consecutive weeks at Seoul, Tokyo [Japan Open] and Bangkok, then reaching her first Tier II semifinal at Philadelphia in her fourth straight week of tennis. Her first title at Vancouver in 2004 etched her into the history books as the sixth-youngest player ever to win a Tour singles title.

Prior to the aforementioned promotional tour, Vaidisova has been starring in the "I Am What I Am" campaign since 2005. The campaign celebrates contemporary heroes of today's global youth, including music icons, athletes and entertainers. Participants include Amelie Mauresmo, Allen Iverson, Yao Ming, Nelly, Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Lucy Liu, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Christina Ricci and many more.

After pulling out of this fortnight's NASDAQ-100 Open due to a right shoulder injury, Vaidisova will next contest the Tier II Bausch & Lomb Championships in Amelia Island, Florida the week of April 3rd and the Tier I Family Circle Cup in Charleston, South Carolina the week of April 10th, before embarking on her Latin American tour with Reebok.

http://www.wtatour.com/newsroom/?ContentID=335

Vaidisova
Mar 28th, 2006, 01:59 AM
How exciting the promotional trip will be. There'll be lots of photos coming out then! Can't wait to see the new advertising campaign. :bounce:

So I guess Nicole will be playing Amelia Island in addition to Charleston.

Sharapova's_Boy
Mar 28th, 2006, 02:08 AM
:eek:

It's just a couple of days after her 17th birthday too. ;)

Playing Amelia Island too. :eek: It's going to be great seeing her back in action. :D

Vaidisova
Mar 28th, 2006, 08:32 PM
Nicole isn't on the Berlin Open entry list. I wonder if she'll only be playing the Istanbul Cup (if she does) before the French? I'd like to see her play Rome...

Also, it looks like Nicole will play WTT again this summer:

SACRAMENTO CAPITALS
The Capitals have most of their squad back from 2005. They protected the rights to Anna Kournikova. Playing in her 4th season of WTT, Kournikova is still one of the most recognized athletes in the world. She has a total of 16 career doubles titles including two Grand Slam titles with Martina Hingis. The Capitals also protected Nicole Vaidisova, who will be playing her 3rd season of WTT and, at only 16 years old, is ranked #13 in the world rankings. The Capitals also protected Elena Likhovtseva, Mark Knowles and Sam Warburg. The Capitals also picked up Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. Wayne Bryan returns as the Capitals coach.

Harju.
Mar 28th, 2006, 08:38 PM
Too much exhibitions for Nikkie, especially when the injury's been bothering her this month :(

I guess she's cutting down her clay tournaments. She's still under AER :shrug:. I do hope she plays Rome and ditch Istanbul.

I'm so excited with her Latin America Tour though :banana:

Sharapova's_Boy
Mar 28th, 2006, 10:50 PM
Nikki playing WTT with Nastya Pavlyuchenkova. :hearts:

Mailin
Apr 1st, 2006, 05:09 AM
Nicole will also play Fed Cup vs. Thailand in april :)

nouf
Apr 1st, 2006, 10:14 AM
czech team easy i think! go nicole!

Mailin
Apr 1st, 2006, 08:12 PM
Is Nicole going to play Amelia Island or not?

As on the site of the tournament it is said that all player are announced now and that you have to go to the one site to see what player are coming. But there is no Nicole :sad:

Harju.
Apr 1st, 2006, 11:57 PM
(1) Petrova vs bye
Frazier vs Bohmova (WC)
Bammer vs Stosur
Shaughnessy (WC) vs (16) Bartoli

(10) Dechy vs Q
Serra Zanetti vs Q
Vesnina vs Razzano
Bye vs (8) Pennetta

(4) Nicole Vaidosova vs Bye
Q vs Kostanic
Vinci vs Santangelo
Krajicek vs (15) Safarova

(12) Jankovic vs Craybas
Sprem vs Washington (WC)
Q vs Schruff
Bye vs (6) Likhovtseva


Since my Tati is injured, go Nikkie :aparty:

A wide open draw to SF, but considering she was injured, I hope she didn't force herself to play.

Mailin
Apr 2nd, 2006, 07:54 AM
^ ah ok thanks that answers my question ;)

the coach of the czech fed cup team said that nicole hadn't a serious injury, but she decided to rest for taking no risks :)

Thanks for the draw :)

Harju.
Apr 2nd, 2006, 07:58 AM
Thanks for the news. It's good to know that Nikkie didn't force herself to play Miami. :worship:

All the luck @ AI. :banana:

Kunal
Apr 2nd, 2006, 08:11 AM
wonder if this bye is dangerous or an afterthought?

Kunal
Apr 2nd, 2006, 08:13 AM
yea what is she upto?? how come she didnt play at IW

georgekuo1017
Apr 3rd, 2006, 07:46 AM
good luck anyway

Veeko
Apr 4th, 2006, 12:48 PM
good luck
i hope she can play well to be the champion

Vaidisova
Apr 4th, 2006, 09:28 PM
Nicole is on the Rome entry list :bounce:

ITALY
May 15, 2006
ROME Tier I
$1,340,000
SERGIO PALMIERI
Main Draw
1 F MAURESMO Amelie FRA 1
2 F SHARAPOVA Maria RUS 4
3 F PIERCE Mary FRA 6
4 F PETROVA Nadia RUS 7
5 F DEMENTIEVA Elena RUS 8
6 F SCHNYDER Patty SUI 9
7 F KUZNETSOVA Svetlana RUS 10
8 F WILLIAMS Venus USA 11
9 F MYSKINA Anastasia RUS 12
10 F SCHIAVONE Francesca ITA 13
11 F VAIDISOVA Nicole CZE 14

Mailin
Apr 4th, 2006, 10:21 PM
WOW great :)

Veeko
Apr 5th, 2006, 04:46 AM
well,and she will play games in China,hopefully

Good luck Vaidisova

Solitaire
Apr 5th, 2006, 02:43 PM
The Bella in Bella Roma

Vaidisova
Apr 5th, 2006, 11:47 PM
From GM:

Chat with Nicole Vaidisova


Welcome to The Show! On Wednesday, women's tennis sensation Nicole Vaidisova will stop by to take your questions!

Vaidisova is currently playing in the Bausch and Lomb Championships and has advanced to the third round with a 6-4 6-4 win over Spanish qualifier Laura Pous Tio. She will now face Lucie Safarova, the 15th seed, who reached the third round with a 6-4 1-6 6-3 triumph over Italian Mara Santangelo.

At just 16, Vaidisova has taken the tennis world by storm and is currently ranked No. 13 in the world with five WTA Tour singles titles in the last two years.

Send your questions now and join Vaidisova in The Show on Wednesday at noon ET!

Watch Bausch and Lomb Championships on ESPN2!
Quarterfinals - Friday, April 7 (1 p.m. ET, ESPN2)
Semifinals - Saturday, April 8 (1 p.m. ET, ESPN2)
Finals - Sunday, April 9 (2 p.m. ET, ESPN2)

SportsNation Nicole Vaidisova: I'm here!

T.J.: Do you know anything about your next opponant, Lucie Safarova? Have you ever played her before?

SportsNation Nicole Vaidisova: We are from the same country so we know each other well. We have played on some teams together. I have played her a couple times so I have a good idea about her game.

Adriane: Do you like having replay in tennis? Have you had a chance to use it yet?

SportsNation Nicole Vaidisova: Unfortunately I did not play Miami so I haven't been able to use it. It is very exciting and I think will prove very useful. Bring it on!

Jacksonville, FL: Do you think you have a shot of winning this week's tournament?

SportsNation Nicole Vaidisova: I'll try my best. I'll go round by round and not think about winning the whole thing. I just want to play each round to win and get as far as possible.

Fan: Hi Nicole I'm a big fan from Canada. Will you be visiting us in Montreal this year?

SportsNation Nicole Vaidisova: Yes! There is a big chance I will be in Motreal. I played Toronto last year and it was great. I'm looking forward to that.

David Wyatt: Nicole, I'm new to your game. How have your fared against the top players like Amelie, Kim and Maria? What do you have to do to get to their level?

SportsNation Nicole Vaidisova: I just have to keep working hard. It takes experience Those girls have been on the tour longer so I have to catch up with them. Every match is a great experience for me. I just want to play as much as possible and play hard.

Steven Riley (Ft. Collins): When did you start playing tennis? At what age?

SportsNation Nicole Vaidisova: I started at 5 1/2! Both my parents are very athletic so did all kinds of sports. Tennis was just one of the sports I played but I liked it best.

Jacksonville, FL: Is this your first time playing the Bausch & Lomb Championships? How do you like the event?

SportsNation Nicole Vaidisova: It's very nice. Everything is close to everything else and I"m really enjoying my stay.

G-Mac (Deeeetroit): What's on your ipod?

SportsNation Nicole Vaidisova: I like Chris Brown, Black Eyed Peas, Pussycat Dolls, Madonna .. I also like older stuff like Metallica and Guns n Roses.

Brenda (Sarasota, FL): Nicole, what part of your game are you working on right now? Where do you need to get better?

SportsNation Nicole Vaidisova: Just working on everything. I'm working on being a more complete player. There isn't just one thing that is holding me back.

Eric P.: Who is your favorite men's player to watch play?

SportsNation Nicole Vaidisova: Roger Federer! You can't get much better than that!

Roger Duffey (Austin): Where is your favorite place to travel to? Do you enjoy coming ot the States?

SportsNation Nicole Vaidisova: I practice in Florida a couple months a year. I love New York! That is one of my favorites. Tokyo is great also.

Alex Banner: Which Slam do you most want to win?

SportsNation Nicole Vaidisova: U.S. Open! It's just my favorite. It was the first I played as a junior. I just love the Open. It's also my favorite surface.

Jesse: What tournaments are you playing after Amelia Island?

SportsNation Nicole Vaidisova: I'm playing Charleston and then going to the Fed Cup in Thailand and then over to Europe. Rome. French Open.

Bruiser: What is your favorite TV show? Do you get to watch much TV?

SportsNation Nicole Vaidisova: I try. I loved Friends and Sex and the City. Also a huge fan of Saved By The Bell! Every morning on TBS!

Melissa (San Diego): Do you ever feel like you are missing out on the normal life of a teenager?

SportsNation Nicole Vaidisova: There are times you feel you can't go where you want or do what you want. There is so much travel and you don't get to see your friends and family as much. But I get to see so many new things and meet new people that it is hard to complain.

bob, nyc: i have seen you in a lot of reebok ads....do you design your own cloths?

SportsNation Nicole Vaidisova: I just designed my 2007 line. It takes about 18 months to do the whole thing. Next year will totally be me! I love fashion and love to get involved in that.

Brad: What is your goal for season ending ranking for 2006?

SportsNation Nicole Vaidisova: Every year I have a goal but I keep it to myself. I'm very supersticious. So far it has worked out.

mark: you train in Bolletieri's. Do you run into a lot of other players there.

SportsNation Nicole Vaidisova: Yes, I practice there. There are lots of players around. Tommy Haas, Taylor Dent, etc. Some really good players around.

kelli: what is your favorite movie?

SportsNation Nicole Vaidisova: I loved all the Kill Bill movies.

Timo: You've really risen quickly. To what do you attribute your singles wins?

SportsNation Nicole Vaidisova: I just think I worked really really hard with my dad for two years and worked on various parts of my game. I just tried my best and it worked out. It has been a great year for me.

Jeremy: Do you have a boyfriend?

SportsNation Nicole Vaidisova: I'll keep that to myself for awhile!

Wilton, CT: I see that you are at Amelia Island - how do like plating on the clay? Is there much of a difference between the red clay of Europ and green clay of the US?

SportsNation Nicole Vaidisova: I grew up on clay! In the Czech Republic we have probably 4 hardcourts and about 500 clay courts! I'm very comfortable.

SportsNation Nicole Vaidisova: Thanks for the questions and thanks for taking time to chat! I appreciate it.

http://*****.espn.go.com/chat/chatESPN?event_id=11306

Veeko
Apr 6th, 2006, 10:20 AM
cool,i also like Black Eyed Peas, Pussycat Dolls,cool,we have the same tastes

Solitaire
Apr 7th, 2006, 07:58 AM
Omg I love Saved by the Bell too!!!!!! :) and I love Kill Bill!(1 & 2) :hearts:

Nikki Rocks! :rocker2:

Vaidisova
Apr 11th, 2006, 08:19 PM
I didn't know Nicole was going to be playing Strasbourg but she is on the entry list

Strasbourg Entry List
FRANCE
May 22, 2006
STRASBOURG Tier III
$175,000
Main Draw
1 F VAIDISOVA Nicole CZE 14
2 F KIRILENKO Maria RUS 23
3 F JANKOVIC Jelena SCG 28
4 F KOUKALOVA Klara CZE 30
5 F DULKO Gisela ARG 31
6 F BARTOLI Marion FRA 32
7 F SMASHNOVA Anna ISR 39
8 F DOMACHOWSKA Marta POL 40
9 F CRAYBAS Jill USA 42 1
10 F VINCI Roberta ITA 44 1

Sharapova's_Boy
Apr 12th, 2006, 05:33 AM
I know, I thought Rome was going to be her only lead-up tournament. :eek:

It would be awesome if she played doubles with Kirilenko. :worship:

Harju.
Apr 12th, 2006, 07:56 AM
Good choice. Istanbul has Lindz, Nasty and ALG. This tournament is pretty weak, she certainly can reach at least SF here. Unless she faces Cata again, that is :o

Veeko
Apr 12th, 2006, 11:33 AM
But it's hard to say,if she plays well,it's easy to win the match,but if she plays trouble,it's hard to win,right?

So i really hope she can keep healthy to win the match

Vaidisova
Apr 14th, 2006, 09:28 PM
So next up for Nicole is Fed Cup then she goes on her promotional tour in Latin America before the European tournaments. I hope she has better results in Rome and Strasbourg than she did in AI and Charleston. It would be really great for Nicole to win the Strasbourg title right before the French. :)

Harju.
Apr 15th, 2006, 12:45 PM
I actually can't wait for the pics of her own tour. It'd be great. :drool:.

Vaidisova
Apr 22nd, 2006, 07:56 PM
Some news on her upcoming promotional tour

http://www.rbk.com/NR/rdonlyres/efse2v262ketyflp7s5nk73yptrrf7v35wj7sf6tkno7xnnfik 2jcsmgd7ygdgbiv2ybr67yqkik7toa3oug43qgyvf/Picture+3.jpg

http://www.rbk.com/mx/news/visitanicole.htm (info about autograph session in Mexico)

http://www.noticias.com/articulo/22-04-2006/alberto-fernandez-souto/nicole-vaidisova-estara-argentina-junto-jose-acasuso-556g.html (campaign in Argentina)

Vaidisova
Apr 27th, 2006, 12:47 AM
Another article on the campaign in Argentina: http://www.emprendedoresnews.com/nota.php?idn=1277&ids=13

So tomorrow is the autograph signing in Mexico. I hope there'll be some pictures from the event.

Vaidisova
Apr 27th, 2006, 11:25 AM
Articles on Mexico visit

http://www.milenio.com/mexico/laaficion/nota.asp?id=75980
http://www2.eluniversal.com.mx/pls/impreso/noticia.html?id_nota=81821&tabla=deportes
http://espanol.sports.yahoo.com/060427/4/1a3g7.html

JoJoCircus
May 1st, 2006, 05:18 PM
Alright I'm bored so lets post the best scenario you forsee for Nicole's summer at the majors.
Obviously we would love it if she wins FO,W and then USO but that is not happening,so be opptimistic but realistic.

I'll start,
FO: QF losing to the eventual winner
W: Final loses to Sharapova
USO: Wins beats Sharapova in Final,thus begins the nexts great rivalry.

And then I wake up. :lol:

Veeko
May 2nd, 2006, 02:50 AM
Alright I'm bored so lets post the best scenario you forsee for Nicole's summer at the majors.
Obviously we would love it if she wins FO,W and then USO but that is not happening,so be opptimistic but realistic.

I'll start,
FO: QF losing to the eventual winner
W: Final loses to Sharapova
USO: Wins beats Sharapova in Final,thus begins the nexts great rivalry.

And then I wake up. :lol:

Oh,no,i think Nicole may beat Sharapova,Nicole is great,but she is a little nervous when she faces important match,like AO 2006,but of course,i think she improves very fast,maybe she can beat Sharpova one day,because she is a great fighter,lol

Vaidisova
May 2nd, 2006, 08:25 PM
:lol: I don't see Nicole beating Maria anytime soon either. I'd like for them to play each other eventually and it be a rivalry. :devil:

At the French I don't know what to expect yet. Her clay season so far hasn't been great because she was coming back from injury. Hopefully she can do better on the red clay and we can get a better idea of her form going into the French... And at Wimbledon/US Open I expect her to do well since Nicole has had decent results thus far.

Also, I'm not too familiar with the seedings and how everything works in draws so I have a question... It is good to be seeded top 16 right and which seeds would Nicole draw (if is the 16th seed) at the French? Anyone know? :)

I hope Nicole can manage being seeded in the top 16... The rankings are all really close:

15 Nicole Vaidisova 23/04/89 CZE 1074
16 Daniela Hantuchova 23/04/83 SVK 25 1005
17 Elena Likhovtseva 08/09/75 RUS 25 945
18 Dinara Safina 27/04/86 RUS 934
19 Flavia Pennetta 25/02/82 ITA 12 923

Vaidisova
May 2nd, 2006, 09:02 PM
BLAKE TO HAVE COMPANY

Currently, Blake is the only player who has officially committed to the 2006 Pilot Pen.

That will change in the next two weeks.

Monday was the first day that women’s players could sign to play at the August tournament in New Haven. If recent history is any indication, two or three top 10 players could commit to the tournament by May 15.

"We’ll get all of our early entries by May 15," Pilot Pen tournament director Anne Worcester said. "We are trying to get some (commitments) sooner rather than later. (Amelie) Mauresmo (a Pilot Pen regular) is No. 1 in the world. We are really gunning for Sania Mirza (an up-and-coming star from India). We always try to promote the next generation. I had really good meetings with Daniela Hantuchova. She has been a fan favorite and is still No. 15, and Nicole Vaidisova. We’ll see."

http://www.nhregister.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=16567108&BRD=1281&PAG=461&dept_id=7592&rfi=6

Veeko
May 3rd, 2006, 02:08 AM
:lol: I don't see Nicole beating Maria anytime soon either. I'd like for them to play each other eventually and it be a rivalry. :devil:



I also like them to play against,it must be very excited :)

Derek.
May 3rd, 2006, 03:28 AM
It is good to be seeded top 16 right and which seeds would Nicole draw (if is the 16th seed) at the French? Anyone know? :)

Yes it's good, because if Nicole is seeded like 15th or whatever, she won't face someone seeded higher than her until at least the 4th round. If she was seeded 17th then she would face someone seeded higher than her in the 3rd round. So it is much better to be seeded in the top 16. :cool:

Sharapova's_Boy
May 3rd, 2006, 05:23 AM
It just sucks that Nikki's Istanbul points will be off before the seeds are made, which means she'll have to have some good results in Rome to secure herself a place in the top 16.

:(

Sharapova's_Boy
May 3rd, 2006, 05:46 AM
Here's some new Reebok stuff :-

http://rs.tennis-warehouse.com/tw/thumbs/RSRBKNA-thumb.jpg

http://rs.tennis-warehouse.com/tw/thumbs/RWSBKUP-thumb.jpg

http://rs.tennis-warehouse.com/tw/thumbs/RWSCCAT-thumb.jpg

http://rs.tennis-warehouse.com/tw/thumbs/RSRBKND-thumb.jpg

http://rs.tennis-warehouse.com/tw/thumbs/RSRBKNS-thumb.jpg

http://rs.tennis-warehouse.com/tw/thumbs/RSCSKO-thumb.jpg

http://rs.tennis-warehouse.com/tw/thumbs/RWSRBKU-thumb.jpg

Please don't wear the green dress Nikki. :unsure:

JoJoCircus
May 3rd, 2006, 09:11 AM
yes the one piece green thing is vomit

Veeko
May 3rd, 2006, 10:20 AM
well,whick one will Nicole wear?

Vaidisova
May 3rd, 2006, 03:52 PM
I like the dark blue top, she wore that during FedCup. The reddish one is nice too. I hope though that her line in 2007 will be more interesting, something more than just solid colors...

Yes it's good, because if Nicole is seeded like 15th or whatever, she won't face someone seeded higher than her until at least the 4th round. If she was seeded 17th then she would face someone seeded higher than her in the 3rd round. So it is much better to be seeded in the top 16. :cool:

Thanks for the explanation! :hatoff:

It just sucks that Nikki's Istanbul points will be off before the seeds are made, which means she'll have to have some good results in Rome to secure herself a place in the top 16.

:(

Yeah it'll be tough for her to end up being seeded in the top 16. Hopefully Nicole will do well in Rome! :)

JoJoCircus
May 5th, 2006, 01:18 AM
Is she not playing in Istanbul this year?

Sharapova's_Boy
May 5th, 2006, 01:26 AM
Nope, she'll play Strasbourg instead.

Which is good, because when you look at the lists Istanbul is considerably stronger. ;)

JoJoCircus
May 5th, 2006, 01:43 AM
is her actual schedule posted somewhere?

Vaidisova
May 5th, 2006, 02:26 AM
I really would like for Nicole to win her first title this year in Strasbourg. A final between Nicole and Maria K. would be nice. :D Winning the title would be great for Nicole's confidence going into the French.

JoJoCircus
May 5th, 2006, 02:37 AM
I really hope she has a big summer

Sharapova's_Boy
May 5th, 2006, 03:25 AM
I really would like for Nicole to win her first title this year in Strasbourg. A final between Nicole and Maria K. would be nice. :D Winning the title would be great for Nicole's confidence going into the French.

That would be an awesome final. :worship:

Sharapova's_Boy
May 5th, 2006, 03:29 AM
is her actual schedule posted somewhere?

Well, all we know is that Nikki has entered Rome and Strasbourg has her lead-up events for Roland Garros.

Birmingham's entry list has been postponed because of the cancellation of Modena, but I wouldn't be surprised to see Nikki playing there again.

Veeko
May 5th, 2006, 04:01 AM
Winning the title would be great for Nicole's confidence going into the French.

I think so ,because she didn't play well before this year

Vaidisova
May 9th, 2006, 08:02 PM
Nicole is on the Eastbourne entry list. What a field! :eek:

GREAT BRITAIN
Jun 19, 2006
Director
EASTBOURNE Tier II
$600,000
J.FEVER/G.FLETCHER
GRASS


Main Draw
1 F MAURESMO Amelie FRA 1
2 F CLIJSTERS Kim BEL 2
3 F SHARAPOVA Maria RUS 3
4 F PETROVA Nadia RUS 4
5 F HENIN-HARDENNE Justine BEL 7
6 F KUZNETSOVA Svetlana RUS 10
7 F MYSKINA Anastasia RUS 13
8 F GROENEFELD Anna-lena GER 14 1
9 F VAIDISOVA Nicole CZE 15
10 F HANTUCHOVA Daniela SVK 16

Sharapova's_Boy
May 10th, 2006, 12:55 AM
:bolt:

Good luck Nikki. :worship:

Mailin
May 10th, 2006, 04:36 AM
Yeah, I love Eastbourne! Good luch there Nicole!

She is also scheduled to play Stanford, have the tournament "poster", i'll post it later ;)

Vaidisova
May 10th, 2006, 05:04 AM
Yeah, I love Eastbourne! Good luch there Nicole!

She is also scheduled to play Stanford, have the tournament "poster", i'll post it later ;)

Thanks for the news! That's great she's planning on playing Stanford! :yeah:

Mailin
May 10th, 2006, 03:25 PM
Her schedule for the rest of the year is :


Rome
Strasbourg
French
Eastbourne
Wimby
Fed Cup in France
Stanford
San Diego
Montreal
US Open
Beijing
Zurich
Linz
Hasselt

Vaidisova
May 10th, 2006, 10:27 PM
Her schedule for the rest of the year is :


Rome
Strasbourg
French
Eastbourne
Wimby
Fed Cup in France
Stanford
San Diego
Montreal
US Open
Beijing
Zurich
Linz
Hasselt

Thanks! Some of us listed a similiar schedule in the thread asking about what events she should play. :) I'm glad she's going to be playing a lot of top tier tournaments. :yeah:

Also, Nicole will be able to add points during the summer with that schedule, since she only played Toronto before the US Open last year. :D

georgekuo1017
May 11th, 2006, 04:56 AM
Nicole is on the Eastbourne entry list. What a field! :eek:

GREAT BRITAIN
Jun 19, 2006
Director
EASTBOURNE Tier II
$600,000
J.FEVER/G.FLETCHER
GRASS


Main Draw
1 F MAURESMO Amelie FRA 1
2 F CLIJSTERS Kim BEL 2
3 F SHARAPOVA Maria RUS 3
4 F PETROVA Nadia RUS 4
5 F HENIN-HARDENNE Justine BEL 7
6 F KUZNETSOVA Svetlana RUS 10
7 F MYSKINA Anastasia RUS 13
8 F GROENEFELD Anna-lena GER 14 1
9 F VAIDISOVA Nicole CZE 15
10 F HANTUCHOVA Daniela SVK 16

:eek: :eek:

Veeko
May 11th, 2006, 10:53 AM
Good luck,i hope she can plays better
i really hope to see her play against Kirilenko

Sharapova's_Boy
May 15th, 2006, 06:56 AM
Nicole is sitting on the sofisticated couch with one of her endless legs on it and her face leaned on her left hand. It’s the image of a simple 17 year old girl. She speaks quite a bit and she tells how she celebrated her recent birthday.

It’ll still be a while until we start talking about two things that launched the Czech Vaidisova in the tennis world: talent and beautyness. A perfect model for the women’s tour marketing: Russian Maria Sharapova’s brand new competence.

“I spent my birthday on a plane. Actually, I had already celebrated it in Thailand, where we played Fed Cup. They made me two enormous cakes. Not diet at all. The girls and I eat all of them, they were delicious”, she remembers between laughters.

Her life, which she says to enjoy a lot, is all about travelling, meeting people, going from here to there. She was born in Nuremberg, Germany, and has a Czech nationality, representing that country because of her family origins. When she was 12 years old she went to Nick Bolletieri’s academy in Bradenton for perfectioning, where other beauties of the circuit were formed: Anna Kournikova –already retired-, Sharapova and Slovak Daniela Hantuchova.

She’s the 15th player in the world. Won 5 professional titles; the three last ones during last season’s ending, consecutively. At that time, the eyes of the world started looking at her in a serious way. “When did I know it? When I was 13 and beat a guy 5 years older than me with an ace. I loved it.”, she says from her Reebok advert, the company that brought her to our country to launch the 2006 campaign, along with argentinians José Acasuso and Oscar Galíndez, thriatlonist. She tells us that she doesn’t know the local tennis players. “I only chatted a couple of times with Gisela (Dulko), she clears up.

She handles photographic shoots’ codes in a perfect way. She was the cover of several magazines. She laughs when the photographer asks her to come close to the journalist to compare heights. If it wasn’t for the smile, the vivacious light blue eyes and the cheery talk, her 183cm (without including high heels) would intimidate as much as her thunderous serves.

Nicole assures she is not bothered when asked about Sharapova. Her face generates some doubts. “She’s a great player, achieved a lot of things and reached an interesting level, but we’re different players and persons. I’m not really bothered about that subject”.

-Do you miss a normal youth?

-We all have our days when we don’t feel right and we don’t even want to get out of bed. I have my friends in Prague, study via Internet and come back a couple of times a year to have written exams. 99,9 percent of my days I feel happy about the life I carry. It’s what I chose and I have a great time, meeting new people and places is cool.

-After the Russian tennis phenomenon, what’s your analysis of Eastern Europe players?

-I can’t talk too much about the Russia thing, I don’t know it and I’ve never been there. We’ve got each time more and more schools in the Czech Republic and tennis grows day by day. We have great role models, such as Martina Navratilvoa, Ivan Lendl, Jana Novotna, Karel Novacek. The kids know them and want to play because of them.

-But you didn’t get to see them playing. Who’s your role model?

-It’s true, but I run a lot into Martina, who plays doubles, and we chat, she advices me. As far as the role model…Well, I was born in Germany and I always liked Steffi Graf, her play style, her movements and the way she handled herself both inside and outside the tennis courts.

-Generally, we get the feeling that the Men’s Tour is much more attractive than the Women’s tour. Do you agree?

-Not at all, that happened fifteen years ago. Now the circuit is very attractive, no only because of what happens inside the courts, but because of what surrounds it, because of the things that are made around the Women’s tournaments. In my opinion, we the girls have pretty much the same attention that the men get right now. I think it’s a good time for women’s tennis.

-How much does glamour count?

-Inside the court it doesn’t count at all. The only thing that matters there is the way you play tennis. It’s given more importance outside and it seems like you’re a Hollywood star, which is fun, in some ways.

Likeable, model-shaped, she speaks three languages and has a rising future as a top 10 player. A perfect combination for a superstar destiny, which can’t elude her short age. That’s why, as soon as she says goodbye, the first she asks is: “Is the chocolate ready?”


By Maximiliano Boso

LA NACION

Dan the Assassin
Jun 4th, 2006, 06:08 PM
Well done to Nicole today. :) She showed real guts and determination to turn Mauresmo over. After watching her play, I am impressed by her style of play and shot making; I am now a fan of hers.
I hope she continue to progress and develop her game in the future, and stay clear of any of those injuries that can hamper many of the top young players as they are maturing.
Cheering for more success at RG. :D
And 'hello' to fellow Nicole fans. :wavey:

Solitaire
Jun 4th, 2006, 06:13 PM
Well done to Nicole today. :) She showed real guts and determination to turn Mauresmo over. After watching her play, I am impressed by her style of play and shot making; I am now a fan of hers.
I hope she continue to progress and develop her game in the future, and stay clear of any of those injuries that can hamper many of the top young players as they are maturing.
Cheering for more success at RG. :D
And 'hello' to fellow Nicole fans. :wavey:


Welcome aboard! :wavey: The first time I saw her play I was hooked. Nikki has a dynamic game and its really fun to watch.

Dan the Assassin
Jun 4th, 2006, 06:46 PM
Welcome aboard! :wavey: The first time I saw her play I was hooked. Nikki has a dynamic game and its really fun to watch.
Yeah, she has a great serve and really knows how to hit that ball hard. :eek:

SloKid
Jun 5th, 2006, 11:05 AM
Nikkiiiiiii :banana:

That should show the doubters she's the real deal!

VeraNuVirgosFan
Jun 8th, 2006, 04:47 PM
I'm posting in this thread for the 1st time.

Although Nicole lost the SF match today, her game/performance in the 4th round and QF impressed me greatly.

I enjoyed watching Nicole play a lot, and really thankful to her for the 2 interesting and exciting matches (her 4th round match was the 1st time I saw Nicole play - I just bought cable TV last week especially to watch the French Open).

Anyway, I wish Nicole all the very best for the rest of the year!!

Solitaire
Jun 8th, 2006, 04:54 PM
Another new fan how nice and welcome. :wavey:

Slumpsova
Jun 8th, 2006, 05:17 PM
hey guys. i missed the semifinal match of Nic - Sveta. please someone tell me how she did today. i heard she lead 5-3 in the second set. did she play best?

this is unfortunate, but i'm still proud of her anyway :)

Mailin
Jun 8th, 2006, 06:46 PM
Just love that photocall pictures :p
http://img19.imagevenue.com/loc11/th_92028_Untitled_1_copy.jpg (http://img19.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc11&image=92028_Untitled_1_copy.jpg)

Yellow Moon
Jun 8th, 2006, 06:55 PM
http://www.mojenoviny.cz/obrazek/vaidisova_nicole.jpg

pauvre Nicole, elle ne sourit pas admirablement maintenant :sad:

Neptune
Jun 8th, 2006, 08:00 PM
two questions for the fans!
I really love tennis and Nicole since Winbledon 2005,first time,i saw her,she was really nice to see and her play was very good
My brother is fan too!
so,he ask me two questions,if you have the reponse!
who give to her this beautiful bracelet whit the heart?
And what she call her step-father "dad"?

Derek.
Jun 9th, 2006, 12:34 AM
two questions for the fans!
I really love tennis and Nicole since Winbledon 2005,first time,i saw her,she was really nice to see and her play was very good
My brother is fan too!
so,he ask me two questions,if you have the reponse!
who give to her this beautiful bracelet whit the heart?
And what she call her step-father "dad"?

I don't know about the bracelet, but I think she calls him dad because he is more of a father to her than her real dad. I mean he helped shape her tennis career.

Mailin
Jun 9th, 2006, 04:28 AM
Well, I think, her "real" father doesn't really care about her and that Ales was the one who was her the man she "looked up to" during her life. So, I think it is only normal that she calls him father I think, it's all about feelings. Her "real" father is probably for her only a man who "helped to get her born"... I think it isn't somthing special if something like that happens, I have some friends who do the same and they say that for them a father is who takes care of you your whole life and not who's genes you actually got. ;)

Vaidisova
Jun 9th, 2006, 04:40 AM
Well, I think, her "real" father doesn't really care about her

Is there any other info on Nicole's biological father?

There doesn't seem to be a lot known about her family, except for Alex being her coach. This week was the first time I had ever seen her mom and one of her brothers (ESPN showed her family in the box today and mentioned her brother was there).

Vaidisova
Jun 10th, 2006, 07:50 PM
Nicole is not going to be playing Eastbourne

http://www.tsn.ca/tools/print_story.asp?id=168417

Vaidisova withdraws to prepare for England

Nicole Vaidisova

Associated Press

6/10/2006 1:29:22 PM

PRAGUE, Czech Republic (AP) - Nicole Vaidisova said Saturday she will skip the Eastbourne grass-court tournament and prepare for Wimbledon in Prague instead.

''I decided not to play there, I don't want any possibility of injury,'' Vaidisova said at a news conference Saturday.

She also said that if she played at the English tournament she would have not enough time to recover from the French Open, where she made it to the semifinals - her first at a Grand Slam. She lost in the semifinals to 2004 U.S. Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova.

''It's sports, that happens,'' Vaidisova said. ''Of course I was sorry, but what can one do after a lost match,'' she said. ''I cannot cry for a week because of that.''

The 17-year-old Vaidisova said she had no time to think about Wimbledon yet, but said the grass-court does not worry her.





''I like to play on the clay, but grass is not bad either,'' she said.

She refused to asses her chances at Wimbledon, appearing more concerned by exams she still has to pass at a high school here in Prague.

''Math is what worries me most, that always is a struggle,'' she said.

Vaidisova did not even watch the final of the French Open in which Kuznetsova lost to Justine Henin-Hardenne.

''I did not have any need to watch that,'' she said.

Vaidisova
Jun 10th, 2006, 08:03 PM
So no grass warmups for Nicole:scared:

Slumpsova
Jun 11th, 2006, 12:02 AM
:speakles: no grass tune-up :eek:
well hopefully you avoid first round losing, Nicole :scared:

Sharapova's_Boy
Jun 11th, 2006, 03:51 AM
:sad:

Good luck with your exams Nikki. :hug:

Neptune
Jun 11th, 2006, 10:17 AM
If you really want to know, some french journalits call her "the pest" and say that it was her nickname in the circuit(which is not true,no? :confused: ) :sad:
They also say taht she was not flair-play and very snob with her fans. A journalist tells the story that she not given autograph during she was training. There were little boys and girls who wait for that and she go away.
:sad: I really think that she is very sweet, true or not?If someone have the chance to meet her off the court?She is not like that? :sad:
Sorry for bad english :sad:

Neptune
Jun 11th, 2006, 12:33 PM
Yes,I'm thinking like you,I think she's a nice girl and very friendly.But sometimes, she seems to be not cool has she do in genral
look what a guy says in some others forums
Personally I really don't like her. She's a great player, but has a really bad attitude. I was at her match at the Advanta Championships yesterday, and she kept shooting us glares because we were cheering for Lisa. I could understand that, but after the match she signed like two autographs, and turned down a picture request with two girls. All the other pros took pictures when we asked them (we didn't ask nicole). She is a great player, but I think she has to work on her attitude.

And,in Roland, if the majority love her,like me,some was very upset by her attitude.Especially during the match against Rezai.
For me,all this things is bullshit,because Nicole is very likeable.And of course,that's why I love her,she doesn't act like a robot, she do what she love and when it's not her time,she doesn't play a role.
But, it's worry me the way she act on the court when she loses. Me,I realy really like that,she doesn't act like others players but anybody understand her attitude and call her "the pest" or "the bitch".
Did you know if she have some friends on the tour?

Derek.
Jun 12th, 2006, 12:04 AM
I met Nicole in Miami in 2005. I saw her sitting by a palm tree and I went up and said, "Nicole can you sign this?" and she replied, "Sure." And then I said, "Thanks," and then she said, "You're welcome." She seemed really nice to me. :cool:

Every player has their bad days and you can't be nice to everyone all the time. She's human.

Veeko
Jun 12th, 2006, 04:56 AM
I met Nicole in Miami in 2005. I saw her sitting by a palm tree and I went up and said, "Nicole can you sign this?" and she replied, "Sure." And then I said, "Thanks," and then she said, "You're welcome." She seemed really nice to me. :cool:

Every player has their bad days and you can't be nice to everyone all the time. She's human.

oh,i think you are very lucky:)

Vaidisova
Jun 13th, 2006, 02:51 PM
GRAF AND GRASS INSPIRE VAIDISOVA
By Mark Staniforth, PA Sport


Nicole Vaidisova has plenty of reasons to relish her return to Wimbledon this year after capturing the headlines during her sensational run to the French Open semi-finals last week.

The Czech 17-year-old spent the first six years of her life in Germany where she was weaned on the grass-court exploits of the great Steffi Graf, who remains an outstanding role model to this day.

Vaidisova beat both Amelie Mauresmo and Venus Williams at Roland Garros and such is her desire to build on that success that she has pulled out of next week's Eastbourne tournament in order to give Wimbledon her full attention.

Vaidisova told PA Sport: "I am always excited to play on grass because it is a small part of the year but there is so much history and so many traditions associated with it.

"Being born in Germany Steffi Graf was always my idol and my inspiration and I am sure nobody else is ever going to do as well as she did. She had so much class on and off the court.

"I grew up watching some of Steffi's finals at Wimbledon and I remember them and how she fought for victory. She was definitely the player I looked up to the most."

Vaidisova edged almost unnoticed into the third round on her Wimbledon debut last year but her Paris exploits ensure the crowds and cameras will follow her every move this time around.

Another product of the acclaimed Nick Bolletieri academy in Florida, Vaidisova won three consecutive tournaments last season and her continued form has shunted her up to 13th in the world rankings.

"I'm not going to set my goals to say I need to do better at Wimbledon than I did at the French," said Vaidisova, who left the court in tears after losing her semi-final to Svetlana Kuznetsova.

"It will be a completely different Grand Slam and a completely different tournament. Just as I did in France I will take it round by round, focus 100 per cent and give it my all."

A blonde, six-foot star in the making, Vaidisova has inevitably earned plenty of comparisons with another Bolletieri graduate, Maria Sharapova, who won her Wimbledon title at the age of 17.

Having grown up just two years apart in Florida, the pair have become more than passing acquaintances and Sharapova believes Vaidisova has what it takes to emulate her Grand Slam-winning exploits.

"It's amazing what Nicole did in France and it's exiting to have a new generation coming up and someone as young as she is to be doing so well," said Sharapova.

"We have never practised or played a tournament together but we do bump each other at the academy sometimes. It is always nice to see someone from there doing so well."

http://www.sportinglife.com/tennis/news/story_get.cgi?STORY_NAME=tennis/06/06/13/TENNIS_Column.html

-----------------------

And a mention of Nicole being scheduled to play San Diego

Voila! Vaidisova!

Nicole Vaidisova, who came within two points of besting Svetlana Kuznetsova in the semifinals of the French Open, is among the latest spate of entrants for the Acura Classic, scheduled July 29-Aug. 6 at the La Costa Resort & Spa.

Vaidisova, 17, from the Czech Republic, is to be joined at La Costa by other players who made an impact at Roland Garros, including Anna-Lena Groenfeld of Germany, Dinara Safina of Russia and Shahar Peer of Israel.

Already scheduled to compete are French Open titlist Justine Henin-Hardenne, Maria Sharapova, Kim Clijsters, Nadia Petrova, Mary Pierce, Lindsay Davenport, Elena Dementieva, Patty Schnyder, Venus Williams and Kuznetsova.

http://www.signonsandiego.com/sports/20060613-9999-lz1s13kramer.html

Rollersk
Jun 14th, 2006, 02:00 AM
I've meet her last april... I drive myself crazy trying to find any news about her comming to my country, it wasn't a lot of publicity about her at that times (before RG). then I get her arrival time to the airport and i went there to see if i can get her autograph, I wait for 3 hours and when she finally came I ask her for a pic and an autograph, she accepted, but she made a comment to her stepfather, something like: " oh, no, another one"; but she sign me all the autographs I've ask (2, a pic and a tennis ball) and I took a pic of her and then i ask to her mom if she could took us a pic. I was so nervious that i even cannot speak spanish, imagine trying to speak English, hehe. Then she left the airport in a rush. She seems nice, exept for the coment she made to her dad, never smiled, but she never was rude directly to me. The funny thing happened when I went to say hello to her, in my country we say hello kissing on the cheek, she doesn't seems to cach up the intention, so was a very embarrasing incident hehe.
Then i struggle to squeeze into the press conference of RBK and when she look at me for the second time in a day, she was very surprised, but she may have thougth that i work for press, and then I can took more pics of her, that i already post it here.
She was not a bad girl, she seems shy at some point, because she never talked to other people, exept her translator, which is logical. She seems to be very undisturbed and peaceable, did no rude or fast movements, a quite girl. She has a certain kind of Diva, but is understandable, because she's tall, beautifull and that attract attention.
I guess It depends on the circunstances that everyone has to speak to her, i don't think it's depends on a good or a bad day, she seems sweet, but has her temper.

Veeko
Jun 14th, 2006, 04:56 AM
I've meet her last april... I drive myself crazy trying to find any news about her comming to my country, it wasn't a lot of publicity about her at that times (before RG). then I get her arrival time to the airport and i went there to see if i can get her autograph, I wait for 3 hours and when she finally came I ask her for a pic and an autograph, she accepted, but she made a comment to her stepfather, something like: " oh, no, another one"; but she sign me all the autographs I've ask (2, a pic and a tennis ball) and I took a pic of her and then i ask to her mom if she could took us a pic. I was so nervious that i even cannot speak spanish, imagine trying to speak English, hehe. Then she left the airport in a rush. She seems nice, exept for the coment she made to her dad, never smiled, but she never was rude directly to me. The funny thing happened when I went to say hello to her, in my country we say hello kissing on the cheek, she doesn't seems to cach up the intention, so was a very embarrasing incident hehe.
Then i struggle to squeeze into the press conference of RBK and when she look at me for the second time in a day, she was very surprised, but she may have thougth that i work for press, and then I can took more pics of her, that i already post it here.
She was not a bad girl, she seems shy at some point, because she never talked to other people, exept her translator, which is logical. She seems to be very undisturbed and peaceable, did no rude or fast movements, a quite girl. She has a certain kind of Diva, but is understandable, because she's tall, beautifull and that attract attention.
I guess It depends on the circunstances that everyone has to speak to her, i don't think it's depends on a good or a bad day, she seems sweet, but has her temper.

wowo,you are very lucky,:lol: but me :mad: ~~~~

but well,where did you post the pics?:confused:

Neptune
Jun 14th, 2006, 11:33 AM
I've meet her last april... I drive myself crazy trying to find any news about her comming to my country, it wasn't a lot of publicity about her at that times (before RG). then I get her arrival time to the airport and i went there to see if i can get her autograph, I wait for 3 hours and when she finally came I ask her for a pic and an autograph, she accepted, but she made a comment to her stepfather, something like: " oh, no, another one"; but she sign me all the autographs I've ask (2, a pic and a tennis ball) and I took a pic of her and then i ask to her mom if she could took us a pic. I was so nervious that i even cannot speak spanish, imagine trying to speak English, hehe. Then she left the airport in a rush. She seems nice, exept for the coment she made to her dad, never smiled, but she never was rude directly to me. The funny thing happened when I went to say hello to her, in my country we say hello kissing on the cheek, she doesn't seems to cach up the intention, so was a very embarrasing incident hehe.
Then i struggle to squeeze into the press conference of RBK and when she look at me for the second time in a day, she was very surprised, but she may have thougth that i work for press, and then I can took more pics of her, that i already post it here.
She was not a bad girl, she seems shy at some point, because she never talked to other people, exept her translator, which is logical. She seems to be very undisturbed and peaceable, did no rude or fast movements, a quite girl. She has a certain kind of Diva, but is understandable, because she's tall, beautifull and that attract attention.
I guess It depends on the circunstances that everyone has to speak to her, i don't think it's depends on a good or a bad day, she seems sweet, but has her temper.
Great anecdote!I will see her in the Fed Cup evenement against French girls! ;) I will tell us how she is :)

Veeko
Jun 14th, 2006, 12:14 PM
Great anecdote!I will see her in the Fed Cup evenement against French girls! ;) I will tell us how she is :)

Cool.i'd really like you to tell us about that

Neptune
Jun 14th, 2006, 12:36 PM
Don't worry about that,I will do that :) But you the time to wait,the fed cup take place the 15th and 16th July

Veeko
Jun 14th, 2006, 01:34 PM
Don't worry about that,I will do that :) But you the time to wait,the fed cup take place the 15th and 16th July

okok,at that time,i will have a long holiday,so that's ok,i will wait for you to tell us about that!:lol:

Thank you very much

Neptune
Jun 14th, 2006, 06:31 PM
For people who want to know(and me,of course,i don't do the hypocrite)his father leave her and her mother when she was a child and she don't want talk about that. So, the topic is closed now.She said that in a french tennis mag.

Slumpsova
Jun 14th, 2006, 07:48 PM
Nic :hug:

Rollersk
Jun 14th, 2006, 11:02 PM
wowo,you are very lucky,:lol: but me :mad: ~~~~

but well,where did you post the pics?:confused:
I've post it on the pictures thread, page 7, but it's difficult to see. Vaidisova has post it again on page 8, very thanks to him/her!!

Veeko
Jun 15th, 2006, 05:15 AM
I've post it on the pictures thread, page 7, but it's difficult to see. Vaidisova has post it again on page 8, very thanks to him/her!!

oh,i see,i've seen them before,the pics are so great,thank you for taking them:)

furrykitten
Jun 16th, 2006, 07:18 PM
Hi everyone, I like Nicole and want to contribute on her Pages, she is a great talent and I love watching her play :wavey:

Neptune
Jun 16th, 2006, 08:29 PM
Hi everyone, I like Nicole and want to contribute on her Pages, she is a great talent and I love watching her play :wavey:
:wavey: welcome furrykitten,I think that you gonna love it

furrykitten
Jun 16th, 2006, 08:50 PM
:wavey: welcome furrykitten,I think that you gonna love it

Thankyou, I hope to see Nicole doing well and climbing the rankings further:)

Neptune
Jun 16th, 2006, 09:14 PM
Thankyou, I hope to see Nicole doing well and climbing the rankings further:)
For sure :D ,I hope and I think that she can move to the top place(number one or in the top five)quickly

Veeko
Jun 17th, 2006, 01:32 AM
Hi everyone, I like Nicole and want to contribute on her Pages, she is a great talent and I love watching her play :wavey:

Hi,welcome!:wavey:

furrykitten
Jun 17th, 2006, 08:17 PM
Hi,welcome!:wavey:

Thanks, so how long has everyone been following Nicole?

Derek.
Jun 17th, 2006, 08:32 PM
Thanks, so how long has everyone been following Nicole?

I've been following her since AO 2004 Juniors when she lost to Shahar Peer in the final. :cool:

Neptune
Jun 17th, 2006, 08:50 PM
Since Winbledon 2005 when she lost to Kuznetsova in three set

Slumpsova
Jun 17th, 2006, 09:08 PM
i've been following Nicole since her tournament debut at Acapulco. not that i watched the match or something, i was just impressed by the results 'cuz it's only her fourth pro event and she made the quarters. i have so much faith in her and strongly believe that one day Nic is gonna be a star.

Veeko
Jun 18th, 2006, 02:08 AM
I am not sure that when i followed nicole,i think since US open,at that time i noticed this girl,but i liked her just a little,you know,i like Anna K best,so i think no one can instead of her,but after Tokyo, Seoul or Bangkok titles,i was so amazed,this girl was so great and shot quite well,she is talented,so i started to follow her authentically:lol: but now Anna K sitll my best lover:lol: ,she is the second on in my mind:angel:

i am 16,and she is just 1 year older than me,but she has dreamt up lots of thing,i think she is so great ,i am proud of her,and i learn lost of spirit from her,she gives me more confidence in my exam,on Tuesday,i will have a big exam,i think i can do well in it,because "Nicole encourages me all the time":lol: :lol:

Sharapova's_Boy
Jun 18th, 2006, 03:10 AM
Thanks, so how long has everyone been following Nicole?

Hmm, I think it was the 2003 AO Junior tournament - she beat Jarka Gajdosova in the opening round.

Wow, she was like 13-14 back then. :o

alibaby
Jun 18th, 2006, 12:26 PM
what a phantastic RG for her!this girl seems to improve in days!!if she keeps this form over the next weeks and months,who knows,what she can still do.

:kiss: :kiss: nici-baby!!

furrykitten
Jun 18th, 2006, 04:59 PM
Thanks for your answers, I have known obviously about Nicole for a long time but seeing her in RG made me realise how good she can become, and she has a great on court presence, I love her mannerisms on court, very natural.

Its pleasing to see a new player that does not act like robot and is not afraid to get angry or show emotions:)

Lillibet
Jun 19th, 2006, 06:36 PM
Well I'm new here and although I always heard Vaidisova's name around, you know, like when commentators say it, or when she won the back-to-back titles last year.
But her amazing progress at Roland Garros made me notice her. Very nice forehand. Huge potential. Would be nice to still hear her name some way into the future. :)

VeraNuVirgosFan
Jun 24th, 2006, 08:00 AM
Wimbledon draw:

Svetlana KUZNETSOVA (5)
OPRANDI(Q)

PESCHKE
BRANDI

TU (Q)
BARDINA (Q)

RAZZANO
Na LI (27)

Marion BARTOLI (24)
PIN

SPREM
KEOTHAVONG (WC)

LISJAK
K. BONDARENKO

KOUKALOVA
Nicole VAIDISOVA (10)


Best of luck to Nicole!!

Slumpsova
Jun 24th, 2006, 09:17 AM
hopefully Nic get the quarters :D

Veeko
Jun 24th, 2006, 10:46 AM
hopefully Nic get the quarters :D

hehe,i hope to

so with my best wishes,nicole,you can do it well:bounce:

furrykitten
Jun 24th, 2006, 06:40 PM
Looking at that draw Nicole should make the Quarters, the Svetlana match could be a stunner! :)

Rollersk
Jun 25th, 2006, 05:20 AM
Thake your revenge on that qf match!!!

VeraNuVirgosFan
Jun 25th, 2006, 12:55 PM
Looking at that draw Nicole should make the Quarters
She almost got to the Final at the FO; so I hope she can make the Final at Wimbledon.

But of course it's a match at a time!

legolas1
Jun 25th, 2006, 08:10 PM
She almost got to the Final at the FO; so I hope she can make the Final at Wimbledon.

But of course it's a match at a time!


Yeah, I think Nikki is definitely ready for a Slam final. Just hope to see her in one soon - possibly this season.

Vaidisova
Jul 3rd, 2006, 06:54 PM
Welcome:wavey:

Now that Wimbledon is over for Nicole, she has a busy rest of the month:

July 15-16: Fed Cup in France
July 22: WTT
July 24: Stanford
July 31: San Diego

Mailin
Jul 3rd, 2006, 07:10 PM
Welcome :wavey:

She didn't play San Diego, nor Stanford last year so if she does well there, she can climb the rankings even further :D

VeraNuVirgosFan
Jul 4th, 2006, 02:18 AM
...she has a busy rest of the month:

July 15-16: Fed Cup in France
July 22: WTT
July 24: Stanford
July 31: San Diego
Good luck to Nicole!!

Sharapova's_Boy
Jul 4th, 2006, 03:06 AM
Good luck Nikki. :D

Playing WTT with Anna and Nastya Pavlyuchenkova. :drool:

Vaidisova
Jul 5th, 2006, 11:01 PM
Just some brief WTT news:

Nicole Vaidisova, who played for the Capitals last season and has risen to 13th in the world, will play only July 22 at home against Kansas City because of other commitments.

Kournikova will partner with Likhovtseva and Knowles in mixed doubles when she plays. Vaidisova will likely play singles and one of the doubles matches.

http://www.redorbit.com/news/health/560505/earlier_start_prompts_roster_scramble_for_capitals/index.html?source=r_health

7/22/2006

July 22 – Ladies Night Clinic
Attend a clinic prior to the match from 5:30 pm-6:30 pm with tennis sensation Nicole Vaidisova. Beauty samples and spa treatments will also be available. Ladies receive 2 for 1 pricing on general admission seats.

http://www.gocaps.net/events.asp

Harju.
Jul 6th, 2006, 10:04 AM
Meh. Anna's not play double with Nikkie :sad:

Veeko
Jul 6th, 2006, 11:31 AM
Meh. Anna's not play double with Nikkie :sad:

how do you know?is it true?:confused:

Legolas_111
Jul 6th, 2006, 02:02 PM
is it true?

Vaidisova
Jul 7th, 2006, 02:29 AM
I don't think Anna is playing on July 22, so if Nicole plays doubles I guess she'll play with Elena L. In the singles match, I really hope Nicole plays against Caroline Wozniacki.

Slumpsova
Jul 7th, 2006, 09:37 AM
and what surface will Nic play against France team?

Neptune
Jul 7th, 2006, 09:51 AM
and what surface will Nic play against France team?
on clay ;)

Vaidisova
Jul 9th, 2006, 04:06 AM
Does anyone by chance have the Tennis Week magazine with Nicole on the cover?

http://management.goemerchant.com/StoreData/t/tennisweek/Images/P10_1598_1.jpg

The site sells previous issues for only $5.00, but I was wondering if there was a lot on Nicole and would it be worth the purchase.

Here's the link to their store if anyone is interested in buying the magazine http://www.goemerchant7.com/?Merchant=tennisweek

Derek.
Jul 9th, 2006, 04:50 AM
Yes, I have it. :wavey:

They have a good article about her. :)

It's worth it! :D

Veeko
Jul 9th, 2006, 04:45 PM
thanks Vaidisova

Veeko
Jul 9th, 2006, 08:47 PM
France^^^^^:(

Pharrell^^^^^^

i am so sad,France played better than Italy,but ~~~the result~~~we just can say"That is football":)

:( :( :( :(

Vaidisova
Jul 10th, 2006, 12:38 AM
Yes, I have it. :wavey:

They have a good article about her. :)

It's worth it! :D

Thanks. I may end up purchasing it and other back issues of magazines with stuff on Nicole.

Vaidisova
Jul 10th, 2006, 12:57 AM
The WTA rankings have been updated and so it is now official that Nicole reaches a new career high ranking!

Career-High Singles No. 12 (July 10, 2006)

Prize money YTD $484,879 so she's close to half a million on the year. And career prize money $965,516, so Nicole is close to reaching 1 million total prize money. :cool:

Back to the rankings, Nicole is not that far outside of the top 10... Would really like for her to crack the top 10 this year but it'll have to happen this summer I guess because of the amount of points coming off later on this year.

It sucks that she missed Indian Wells and Miami because she could be even closer.

9 (9) PIERCE, MARY FRA 1636.00
10 (7) DAVENPORT, LINDSAY USA 1588.00
11 (11) MYSKINA, ANASTASIA RUS 1575.00
12 (13) VAIDISOVA, NICOLE CZE 1435.00
13 (15) HINGIS, MARTINA SUI 1396.00
14 (14) SCHIAVONE, FRANCESCA ITA 1336.00
15 (17) SAFINA, DINARA RUS 1303.00

Nicole is also #12 in the Race (rankings).

Tennace
Jul 10th, 2006, 02:14 AM
Nicole might pass Mary after San Diego, and Myskina around Montreal, since Mary has SD W points and Myskina Stockholm F or W points. Maybe right before the US Open :bounce:

Vaidisova
Jul 10th, 2006, 08:00 PM
Nicole is in the new DEUCE Magazine:

DEUCE Magazine Features US Open Series

http://rs.tennis-warehouse.com/tw/big/DEUCE-big.jpg

DEUCE Magazine, a jointly produced publication from the ATP and Sony Ericsson WTA Tour, is now available at summer North America tournaments and online at ATPtennis.com and SonyEricssonWTATour.com. The annual publication highlights “The Greatest Road Trip in Sports” and has been released to coincide with the official 2006 US Open Series launch tomorrow in New York City.

The 2006 edition of DEUCE provides an in-depth look at the 10 tournaments that comprise the US Open Series, with tennis’ numerous personalities – including Andy Roddick, Kim Clijsters and Bud Collins – discussing what makes each event special. The magazine also includes analysis of the Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal rivalry, profiles on Nadia Petrova and Nicole Vaidisova, and a personal tour of New Haven by James Blake. In a telling tribute, Justin Gimelstob provides his take on tennis legend Andre Agassi, who will retire following the US Open.

On Tuesday, DEUCE cover subjects Blake and Venus Williams will spend the day with media in New York City to promote the US Open Series launch. In the evening, the American stars will attend a cocktail party celebrating the launch, held at the exclusive and popular lounge Manor and hosted by the USTA, ATP and Sony Ericsson WTA Tour.

In the lead-up to the US Open, Blake and Williams will join the stars of the men’s and women’s circuits in the fight for valuable US Open Series Lever 2000 Challenge points. The top three finishers in the Challenge will earn extra prize money based on their results at the last Grand Slam event of the season. The US Open Series officially gets underway next week for the ATP at the RCA Championships in Indianapolis, and for the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour on July 24 at the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford, California.

After several successful years as the Official Publication of the ATP, DEUCE Magazine followed the lead of other “One Game” initiatives by joining forces with the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour to better serve fans of professional tennis. It will be distributed at all North American ATP and Sony Ericsson WTA Tour tournaments during the summer.


The annual, published in partnership with Portland, Oregon-based Skies America International Publishing & Communications, can also be purchased at specialty tennis retailers around the country, select retail shops and online at ATPtennis.com and SonyEricssonWTATour.com.

The magazine is available this week at Newport and in the upcoming weeks at the following US Open Series tournaments:

Date Sony Ericsson WTA Tour ATP
July 17 Indianapolis
July 24 Stanford Los Angeles
July 31 San Diego Washington
Aug. 7 Los Angeles Toronto
Aug. 14 Montreal Cincinnati
Aug. 20 New Haven New Haven

You can purchase the issue for $1.99 http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpage.html?PCODE=DEUCE