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Vaidisova
Apr 17th, 2006, 10:49 PM
Nicole will be playing Fed Cup soon. :D Here's an article about the tie:

Suchanan ready for the Czech challenge

[TENNIS] Though the absence of Thai ace Tamarine Tanasugarn is proving to be a definite setback, Suchanan Viratprasert carries the hopes of the Kingdom into the Fed Cup World Group II tie against the powerful Czech Republic this weekend.


The Thai No 2, who took upon the mantle of No 1 player temporarily when Tamarine decided to skip the tie, remained positive despite the presence of three top 50 players, including the 15th-ranked Nicole Vaidisova, in the visiting squad.

"It will be very difficult to beat the Czech team as they have sent all good players. But it doesn't mean that we stand no chance. We have to wait and see what will happen on court,'' said Suchanan, ranked only No 192 in the world.

Besides the Thailand Open champion Vaidisova, the Europeans have world No 33 Klara Koukalova and No 45 Iveta Benesova in their ranks. The only player outside the top 100 is Barbora Strycova who is 202.

Thailand, on the contrary, comprise only lowly-ranked players Napaporn Tongsalee 257, Monthinee Tangphong, 282, and newcomer Nudnida Luangnam, No 428.

Regardless of the outcome, Suchanan felt the team would reap some gains from the highly experienced rivals.

"It's not everyday you get a chance to play these players. They are in the top 50 and normally we have to win many qualifying matches to meet them. So this will be a good experience for us,'' added Suchanan.

Suchanan has confronted Vaidisova once before, in the second round of the Thailand Open last year. The Czech teenager subdued the Thai 6-3 6-1 and went on to win her third professional title in a row.

"I was lucky to have played her before so I have some information. She hits fast and attacks every time you give her opportunities. But I will fight for every point,'' said Suchanan, who has a brilliant Fed Cup record. She stunned two top-100 players, Nicole Pratt of Australia in the 2004 tie and Sanda Mamic of Croatia last year.

Though Suchanan will be the backbone of the team for the first time, she said the pressure has not got to her.

"I don't have any problem being the team's first singles player. It'll feel rather strange not having Tammy with us. In the past there were the four of us,'' Suchanan said.

The Thai team started their practice yesterday at the Rama Gardens Hotel while the Czech team is due to arrive today. The draw will be conducted at 5pm on Thursday. The competition starts at 3pm on both Saturday and Sunday.

http://nationmultimedia.com/2006/04/18/sport/sport_30001893.php

Vaidisova
Apr 17th, 2006, 10:50 PM
World Group II 2006

The Tennis Academy of Asia, Nonthaburi, THA
Stadium Capacity: 2000
22 April - 23 April 2006
Day 1: 1500hrs (GMT 0800hrs)
Day 2: 1500hrs (GMT 0800hrs)
Surface: Hard (Plexipave) - Outdoors
Ball Type: Wilson US Open Extra Duty

Thailand
Official Team Nominations
Suchanun VIRATPRASERT
Napaporn TONGSALEE
Montinee TANGPHONG
Nudnida LUANGNAM
Team Captain
Vittaya SAMRE

Czech Republic
Official Team Nominations
Nicole VAIDISOVA
Klara KOUKALOVA
Iveta BENESOVA
Barbora STRYCOVA
Team Captain
Tomas PETERA

Sharapova's_Boy
Apr 18th, 2006, 05:08 AM
Good luck Nikki, time to get back on track. :worship:

Solitaire
Apr 18th, 2006, 08:48 AM
Best of Luck to Nikki and CR!

Veeko
Apr 18th, 2006, 11:55 AM
Good luck

Vaidisova
Apr 18th, 2006, 08:05 PM
Czechs confident of clinching win

The star-studded Czech Republic team led by Thailand Open champion Nicole Vaidisova arrived in Bangkok yesterday to get ready for their Fed Cup World Group II tie against Thailand this weekend.



World No 15 Vaidisova will spearhead the European side, which consists of world No 33 Klara Koukalova and No 45 Iveta Benesova against a fragile local team without ace player Tamarine Tanasugarn.

Vaidisova , a product of the Nick Bolettieri academy who will turn 17 on Sunday, has pinned her hopes on a victory over Thailand and a ticket to play in the World Group I play-offs in July.

"I feel bad to say it, but we have a good chance to win here. I'm glad to be back here again,'' said the teenager, who won one of her five career titles in Bangkok last October on the same courts at the Rama Gardens Hotel, the venue for the tie on Saturday and Sunday.

"I don't think I'll have a problem with the conditions because I won here last year,'' added the top Czech player, who completed a hat-trick of victories by winning three successive trophies in Seoul, Tokyo and Bangkok.

Barbora Strycova, ranked No 202 in the world, is the fourth player in the Czech team which has Thomas Petera as captain. The team lost to Italy 3-2 in the play-offs last year.

Top Thai women's player Tamarine has decided to play in Mexico this week in her campaign to return to the top 100, so Thailand will depend on less experienced players like Suchanan Viratprasert, Napaporn Tongsalee, Monthinee Tangphong and Nudnida Luangnam. None are ranked in the top 150.

Both teams will hold pre-draw press conferences at the venue today, while the draw will be done on Thursday evening.

http://nationmultimedia.com/2006/04/19/sport/sport_30001980.php

Vaidisova
Apr 20th, 2006, 07:39 PM
Hard task for Thailand in Bangkok
Thailand faces a daunting challenge against the Czech Republic in its Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group II tie, despite having home advantage. The draw was made on Wednesday and is as follows:

Suchanan Viratprasert (THA) v Iveta Benesova (CZE)
Montinee Tangphong (THA) v Nicole Vaidisova (CZE)
Suchanan Viratprasert (THA) v Nicole Vaidisova (CZE)
Montinee Tangphong (THA) v Iveta Benesova (CZE)
Nudnida Luangnam/Napaporn Tongsalee (THA) v Iveta Benesova/Barbora Strycova (CZE)


Conditions favour Thailand

Playing outdoors on hard court in what is the hottest and most humid time of the year for this South-East Asian country, the conditions might have given the host nation a head start, as in the past some of their opponents have struggled to deal with the testing conditions.

However, a year ago Thailand were still beaten by Croatia when on-court temperatures soared to the mid-fifties celsius, and at least some of their opponents from the Czech Republic have become acclimatised after recently playing in somewhat similar conditions in the United States.


Tanasugarn missing

To make the task even more difficult, Thailand plays without its only player with world-class experience, Tamarine Tanasugarn, who instead is competing in a number of ITF events in an effort to resurrect a ranking that has slumped from the top 20 to 146. While the Czechs have depth in their squad and can afford to omit 26th-ranked Lucie Safarova, Thailand must attempt to overcome the very large gap that separates Tanasugarn and the four players who are on duty this weekend.

Suchanun Viratprasert is ranked 192 and plays as the No. 1, but she has claimed just one career victory on the WTA Tour. If it is any consolation to her, that victory came on these courts last October in the Bangkok Open. The remaining three Thai team members, 257th-ranked Napaporn Tongsalee, 282nd-ranked Montinee Tangphong and 428th-ranked Nudnida Luangnam, have never won a match at Tour level.


Vaidisova leads Czechs

In contrast, the Czech Republic boasts not only one of the brightest young stars in the game, but a player who claimed one of her five WTA titles at this venue last year. She is 15th-ranked Nicole Vaidisova, who will celebrate her 17th birthday on Sunday. As well as her five titles, she reached the semifinals in Sydney in January this year.

Klara Koukalova is ranked 33 and has two titles, but she has struggled in 2006 with only five wins in 13 matches. Perhaps a player in better form is 45th-ranked Iveta Benesova, who in addition to holding one WTA title reached the Hobart final in January and followed that up with a second round win over former champion Mary Pierce at the Australian Open. The away team is completed by 202nd-ranked Barbora Strycova.


Czechs play down chances

Czech captain Tomas Petera’s biggest problem may be in persuading his players to perform at the top of their ability when they know they are facing modest opposition.

“I don’t like to say it should be easy, although we are the favourites” said Petera. “I’m trying to keep my players concentrating and to be ready as they would for any match, and not think that it’s going to be easy.”

Thailand’s captain Vittaya Sumrej appreciates his team have a difficult task ahead of them, but they are determined to put on a good show.

“The Czechs have a lot of good players in the team,” said Sumrej, “but my players will fight and do as well as they can.“

Thai No. 1 Suchanun Viratprasert will play Czech No. 2 Iveta Benesova in the opening match, followed by Thai No. 2 Montinee Tangphong against Czech No. 1 Nicole Vaidisova.

Following Sunday’s reverse singles, Napaporn Tongsalee and Nudnida Luangnam will play Klara Koukalova and Barbora Strycova in the doubles

Sharapova's_Boy
Apr 22nd, 2006, 08:38 AM
Good luck Nikki. :worship:

Vaidisova
Apr 22nd, 2006, 12:38 PM
Vaidisova levels the tie with Thailand
Thailand and Czech Republic go into the second day of their Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group II tie on level terms, after Suchanun Viratprasert claimed an unexpected 64 64 win over Iveta Benesova to put the host nation ahead, and Nicole Vaidisova defeated Montinee Tangphong 60 62.

Suchanun, ranked 192 and playing as the Thai No. 1 in the absence of Tamarine Tanasugarn, was not expected to trouble 45th-ranked Benesova, and the Czech left-hander had the stronger groundstrokes in the early stages.


Suchanun's stead play was key

But she failed to make it count by sometimes over-pressing, and as Benesova became increasingly erratic Suchanun’s steadier play began to swing the match in her favour. Although her serve sometimes lacked pace and was duly punished, the Thai placed it well on enough occasions to turn it into a weapon by the latter stages of the match.

Although she struggled to keep in front, Suchanun held the advantage for most of the match, and earned her first lead by breaking for 2-1 when Benesova hit a double-handed backhand wide.

Benesova depended a great deal on her double-handed backhand, but it was inconsistent. Although it earned her a winner that allowed her to level at 3-3, another backhand error gave the Thai a 4-3 lead. And although Suchanan then dropped her own serve to love, Benesova netted another backhand to concede her serve at 4-4 and Suchanun served out for the set.

A confidence-boosting backhand winner then gave the Thai a break to open the second set and, although Benesova levelled at 2-2, Suchanun immediately broke again to love and fought off a break point at 4-3 and another at 5-4 before closing out the match on her third match point.


I'll never play team matches again says Benesova

“She played well and hit the ball pretty hard and put some pressure on me, but I gave her the opportunity to play that well so it’s my own fault,” said Benesova. “I made too many errors. I think I’m just not a team player. I’m too tight and play so much different to when I just play for myself. I think I will never play team matches again.”

The chance of another upset in the second rubber, with 282nd-ranked Montinee facing 15th-ranked Vaidisova, was as likely as snow falling, and the Czech, who claimed one of her five WTA titles on the same court last October, duly did what was expected.

However, glimpses of frustration showed now and then as her Thai opponent often matched her in the furiously-contested baseline rallies. But, although she held points to win three games in the first set, Montinee received little reward for her efforts with Vaidisova always able to find the extra pace to force the error.


Vaidisova's powerful forehand seals victory

Montinee had a brief moment to savour when she broke to lead 2-1 in the second set, but she was unable to consolidate her lead. Vaidisova immediately broke back, and her powerful forehand forced a backhand error from the Thai for a 4-2 lead that all but ended the contest.

“Of course there’s a little more pressure when it’s down, but I just played my own match and didn’t think what the score was,” said Vaidisova, who had the responsibility of keeping the Czech Republic in contention. “I think I started off pretty well and kept the rhythm the way I wanted it, and overall I think it was a pretty good match for me.”

Veeko
Apr 23rd, 2006, 10:45 AM
R3 - N.VAIDISOVA (CZE) def. S.VIRATPRASERT (THA) 3-6 6-2 6-0

Solitaire
Apr 23rd, 2006, 11:01 AM
Should have been an easy str8 setter but at least Nikki finished it off in style.

Vaidisova
Apr 23rd, 2006, 01:21 PM
Czechs clinch victory in Thailand
A 62 76(5) victory by Klara Koukalova over Thailand's Montinee Tangphong was enough to secure a place in the World Group Play-offs for the Czech Republic in their Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group II tie. That gave the visitors a 3-1 lead, but it was by no means an easy afternoon for the hot favourites.

It is often said that rankings count for little in team competition, and for a while it appeared that an upset of earthquake proportions was possible as Nicola Vaidisova, playing on her 17th birthday, was outplayed by 192nd-ranked Suchanun Viratprasert.

Suchanun had already beaten 45th-ranked Iveta Benesova on Saturday, and she took advantage of a performance from her 15th-ranked Czech opponent that was, in the first set, quite dreadful. Vaidisova produced an endless stream of unforced errors, making some poor returns and often overhitting the ball.


Vaidisova recovers after slow start

Her huge forehand constantly misfired, and she had to fight off a break point in the first game, three in the third game and two more in the fifth before she put a forehand wide to give Suchanun a 3-2 lead. As if that wasn’t bad enough, two double-faults helped the Thai break a second time for the set.

But there were two Vaidisovas and two Suchanuns on court, and the match swung dramatically early in the second set. The Thai had to resist three break points before holding for 2-1, and then fell apart as Vaidisova finally found her game and pounded winner after winner.From leading 2-1, Suchanun won just four points out of the next 24 as Vaidisova levelled the match at one set all, and the Thai managed to salvage only four more points in the entire third set as Vaidisova won 36 62 60.

“She just started off pretty good and I was definitely off my rhythm. I did a lot of unforced errors,” said Vaidisova. “But I kept trying to be positive and fight, and it worked. We had the point, that was the most important thing. It doesn’t matter how.”


Koukalova brought in for Benesova

Koukalova, drafted in to play the second singles after Benesova reacted badly to the pressure of team competition and announced she no longer wanted to play, was stretched in the second set, but took the tiebreak 75 with a forehand winner.

Another forehand winner had been enough to earn her a break for a 3-2 lead in the first set, and when she broke again to love to lead 5-2 and then broke to lead 1-0 in the second with a return off a weak second serve it appeared as if the contest would be over quickly.

But Montinee responded by winning the next four games before Koukalova regained the upper hand, broke back for 3-4 and took the set to a tiebreak.

“I felt nervous because it’s a very big responsibility when the team is leading 2-1, and I wanted to win the last point for us,” said Koukalova. “I was one up in the second set and maybe I thought it was over already, but I had to focus again and fight and try to play every point.


Czech Republic eyes Play-offs

The Czech Republic will now go forward to the World Group Play-offs on July 15-16 and compete against one of this weekend’s losers from the World Group. At the same time, Thailand will play in the World Group II Play-offs against one of four qualifiers from the Zonal Group I, comprising of two teams from Europe/Africa and one each from Asia/Oceania and the Americas. The draw will be made in London on 25 April at 11:00 local time.

“I think it’s going to be very, very difficult,” said team manager Petr Pala. “We won’t be seeded, and it depends really on the draw. We need a little luck and a 50/50 match.”

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Good job Nicole and the Czech team! :D

alibaby
Apr 24th, 2006, 05:27 PM
Czechs clinch victory in Thailand
A 62 76(5) victory by Klara Koukalova over Thailand's Montinee Tangphong was enough to secure a place in the World Group Play-offs for the Czech Republic in their Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group II tie. That gave the visitors a 3-1 lead, but it was by no means an easy afternoon for the hot favourites.

It is often said that rankings count for little in team competition, and for a while it appeared that an upset of earthquake proportions was possible as Nicola Vaidisova, playing on her 17th birthday, was outplayed by 192nd-ranked Suchanun Viratprasert.

Suchanun had already beaten 45th-ranked Iveta Benesova on Saturday, and she took advantage of a performance from her 15th-ranked Czech opponent that was, in the first set, quite dreadful. Vaidisova produced an endless stream of unforced errors, making some poor returns and often overhitting the ball.


Vaidisova recovers after slow start

Her huge forehand constantly misfired, and she had to fight off a break point in the first game, three in the third game and two more in the fifth before she put a forehand wide to give Suchanun a 3-2 lead. As if that wasn’t bad enough, two double-faults helped the Thai break a second time for the set.

But there were two Vaidisovas and two Suchanuns on court, and the match swung dramatically early in the second set. The Thai had to resist three break points before holding for 2-1, and then fell apart as Vaidisova finally found her game and pounded winner after winner.From leading 2-1, Suchanun won just four points out of the next 24 as Vaidisova levelled the match at one set all, and the Thai managed to salvage only four more points in the entire third set as Vaidisova won 36 62 60.

“She just started off pretty good and I was definitely off my rhythm. I did a lot of unforced errors,” said Vaidisova. “But I kept trying to be positive and fight, and it worked. We had the point, that was the most important thing. It doesn’t matter how.”


Koukalova brought in for Benesova

Koukalova, drafted in to play the second singles after Benesova reacted badly to the pressure of team competition and announced she no longer wanted to play, was stretched in the second set, but took the tiebreak 75 with a forehand winner.

Another forehand winner had been enough to earn her a break for a 3-2 lead in the first set, and when she broke again to love to lead 5-2 and then broke to lead 1-0 in the second with a return off a weak second serve it appeared as if the contest would be over quickly.

But Montinee responded by winning the next four games before Koukalova regained the upper hand, broke back for 3-4 and took the set to a tiebreak.

“I felt nervous because it’s a very big responsibility when the team is leading 2-1, and I wanted to win the last point for us,” said Koukalova. “I was one up in the second set and maybe I thought it was over already, but I had to focus again and fight and try to play every point.


Czech Republic eyes Play-offs

The Czech Republic will now go forward to the World Group Play-offs on July 15-16 and compete against one of this weekend’s losers from the World Group. At the same time, Thailand will play in the World Group II Play-offs against one of four qualifiers from the Zonal Group I, comprising of two teams from Europe/Africa and one each from Asia/Oceania and the Americas. The draw will be made in London on 25 April at 11:00 local time.

“I think it’s going to be very, very difficult,” said team manager Petr Pala. “We won’t be seeded, and it depends really on the draw. We need a little luck and a 50/50 match.”

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Good job Nicole and the Czech team! :D
a very good job,indeed!and a good sign,that nici-baby is slowly coing back to form!!keep on rolling,girl!! :kiss:

Veeko
Apr 25th, 2006, 01:26 PM
well,next time Czechic VS France,that may be excited!lol

Neptune
Apr 26th, 2006, 04:10 PM
well,next time Czechic VS France,that may be excited!lol
Yeah,Hope to see that near to my city :)

Vaidisova
Jul 4th, 2006, 04:36 PM
The tie against France is coming up soon...

Czech team: Vaidisova, Safarova, Peschke, Benesova
French team: Mauresmo, Dechy, Golovin, Loit

http://www.sportovninoviny.cz/tenis/index_view.php?id=197872

Vaidisova
Jul 4th, 2006, 04:37 PM
World Group, Play-offs 2006
US Cagnes Tennis, Cagnes-sur-mer , France
Stadium Capacity: 2500
15 July - 16 July 2006
Day 1: 1300 hrs (1100 hrs GMT)
Day 2: 1100 hrs (0900 hrs GMT)
Surface: Clay (Red Clay) - Outdoors

The two nations meet for the fifth time in Fed Cup with France having won the two most recent encounters, both on neutral ground. The last meeting took place in 2001 in Madrid, with France running out comfortable 3-0 winners.

Krysteo
Jul 4th, 2006, 06:07 PM
Alors comme ca elle vient chez nous Nicole ? :) ... dommage je suis loin de la ville qui accueille Fed Cup

Neptune
Jul 4th, 2006, 06:13 PM
Alors comme ca elle vient chez nous Nicole ? :) ... dommage je suis loin de la ville qui accueille Fed Cup
tu habites oů??moi,j'y vais,mias je veut quand męme que la France gagne!

Veeko
Jul 4th, 2006, 06:16 PM
Good luck nicole and Czech

Veeko
Jul 4th, 2006, 06:19 PM
Yeah,Hope to see that near to my city :)

i remember that you said you would go to watch,is it true?:)which team will you support?:cool:

Neptune
Jul 4th, 2006, 06:22 PM
i remember that you said you would go to watch,is it true?:)which team will you support?:cool:
yes,it's true,i'm gonna watch it,and,of course,i will support france but if nicole will win her match,i will don't fell very sad for france,and i will be happy for nicole and czech team

Veeko
Jul 4th, 2006, 06:41 PM
yes,it's true,i'm gonna watch it,and,of course,i will support france but if nicole will win her match,i will don't fell very sad for france,and i will be happy for nicole and czech team


:lol: I think it is often a difficult question for a fan to choose,like yesterda,Na and nicole,i don't know which one i would suppprt,but when the match started,i supported nicole:rolleyes: ,but i was a little afraid that if i don't have the love of China:lol: it was really hard for me to slove this question:confused: :lol:

Neptune
Jul 4th, 2006, 06:52 PM
:lol: I think it is often a difficult question for a fan to choose,like yesterda,Na and nicole,i don't know which one i would suppprt,but when the match started,i supported nicole:rolleyes: ,but i was a little afraid that if i don't have the love of China:lol: it was really hard for me to slove this question:confused: :lol:
yes,i will see this when i will in cagnes but hope nicole will win her match :)

Sharapova's_Boy
Jul 5th, 2006, 02:56 AM
Lucie finally playing Fed Cup. :hearts:

Czechs definitely have a chance, just gotta make sure they don't lose to the French #2, and hopefully Nikki can get another win over Amelie (or) Iveta/Kveta win the doubles.

Krysteo
Jul 5th, 2006, 05:56 AM
tu habites oů??moi,j'y vais,mias je veut quand męme que la France gagne!


Nantes... pas tout prčs donc... mais si tu vois Nicole, tu nous dira comment elle est en vrai :)

Neptune
Jul 5th, 2006, 11:02 AM
Nantes... pas tout prčs donc... mais si tu vois Nicole, tu nous dira comment elle est en vrai :)
oui,je te dirais :)

nouf
Jul 11th, 2006, 10:56 AM
moi aussi j'y serais! :-)

i will support czech team! :-) in france team i will be only for tati! :-)

i hope tati will win her matches but czech team will win!

Vaidisova
Jul 11th, 2006, 09:05 PM
It was posted in GM that Amelie has withdrawn from Fed Cup so that's really good news for the Czech team!

Wiggly
Jul 11th, 2006, 09:13 PM
It was posted in GM that Amelie has withdrawn from Fed Cup so that's really good news for the Czech team!

It is a great news. That means less pressure for Czech so they can play better :)

Vaidisova
Jul 11th, 2006, 09:48 PM
So is the French team now Dechy, Golovin, Loit, and Bremond?

I hope one of the rubbers will be Nicole vs. Tati! :D

Tennace
Jul 11th, 2006, 11:50 PM
Good Luck team CZE!!!!!!

Win your matches Nicole :bounce:

nouf
Jul 12th, 2006, 12:31 AM
In France, Fed cup will only be on Sport+ channel :sad:
Does anyone in France or in Czech plan to tape the Fed Cup ? :)

Will nicole also play the double ?

pas de souci pour moi vu que je peuix enregistrer sport+ sur le pc!

je programmerais les matchs

nouf
Jul 12th, 2006, 07:51 PM
bien sur vais essayer ramener plein de fotos j'ai 40 giga pour stocker mes fotos! :-)

Krysteo
Jul 12th, 2006, 08:01 PM
Et tu fera des videos aussi ?

Hant11
Jul 12th, 2006, 10:03 PM
pas de souci pour moi vu que je peuix enregistrer sport+ sur le pc!

je programmerais les matchs

ca sert a rien ca passe en rediffusion mardi et mercredi il me semble sur sport plus
faut que je regarde le programme

Veeko
Jul 13th, 2006, 02:12 AM
It is a great news. That means less pressure for Czech so they can play better :)

yeah,it's really a great news,and Czech may win :bounce:

Sharapova's_Boy
Jul 13th, 2006, 03:09 AM
Good luck Nikki. :worship:

Great chance for CZE to finally move up to WG1.

Vaidisova
Jul 13th, 2006, 03:47 AM
I hope there are some pics soon. There are already a lot of pictures from the other ties.

Wiggly
Jul 13th, 2006, 07:45 PM
(France) Sport+ programme :
Samedi et dimanche : diffusion des 5 matchs en intégralité :)
Les jours suivants : résumé des meilleurs moments :shrug:

Est-ce que ils montrenttous les matchs oů dčs que une équipe gagne c'est fini :confused:

Neptune
Jul 13th, 2006, 07:52 PM
No pics of the fed cup yet?

Vaidisova
Jul 13th, 2006, 08:39 PM
I haven't seen any yet! :( Hopefully there'll be some soon...

Wiggly
Jul 13th, 2006, 08:42 PM
Its seems that Czechs played a Doubles match during their trainning, today. But I don't know teams. Surely Nicole/Lucie vs Iveta/Kveta :)

Vaidisova
Jul 13th, 2006, 08:45 PM
Its seems that Czechs played a Doubles match during their trainning, today. But I don't know teams. Surely Nicole/Lucie vs Iveta/Kveta :)

Thanks for letting us know.

There's a new article on IDNES from today, but I don't know Czech so I don't know what it says. :lol:

Vaidisova
Jul 14th, 2006, 03:45 PM
Finally the draw is out! :rolleyes:

R1 - T.GOLOVIN (FRA) v N.VAIDISOVA (CZE)
R2 - N.DECHY (FRA) v L.SAFAROVA (CZE)
R3 - N.DECHY (FRA) v N.VAIDISOVA (CZE)
R4 - T.GOLOVIN (FRA) v L.SAFAROVA (CZE)
R5 - S.BREMOND / E.LOIT (FRA) v I.BENESOVA / K.PESCHKE (CZE)

Tati vs Nicole:D

Vaidisova
Jul 14th, 2006, 03:55 PM
France fight for a World Group place in Cagnes sur Mer
Tatiana Golovin will take on Roland Garros semifinalist Nicole Vaidisova on Saturday in France's Fed Cup by BNP Paribas match-up with Czech Republic. France, a finalist for the last two years, must win this weekend's play-off tie in order to remain among the world's elite. Nathalie Dechy, who takes on the French No. 1 position from the injured Amelie Mauresmo, will step out against Lucie Safarova in the second singles.

Saturday
Tatiana Golovin (FRA) v Nicole Vaidisova (CZE)
Nathalie Dechy (FRA) v Lucie Safarova (CZE)
Sunday
Nathalie Dechy (FRA) v Nicole Vaidisova (CZE)
Tatiana Golovin (FRA) v Lucie Safarova (CZE)
Severine Bremond/Emilie Loit (FRA) v Iveta Benesova/Kveta Peschke (CZE)

More to follow...

Kutuzova
Jul 14th, 2006, 04:53 PM
Great Chance for the Czechs

Vaidisova
Jul 14th, 2006, 09:35 PM
Against the very dangerous Czechs, led by Roland Garros semifinalist Nicole Vaidisova, the French and captain Georges Goven have the duty of causing an upset in order to avoid relegation to World Group II. That eventuality would be tough to swallow for a team that has twice won the competition, and who as recently as last year was runner-up.

The situation was looking promising on Tuesday afternoon, as Mauresmo, freshly crowned Wimbledon champion, had arrived in Cagnes-sur-Mer, looking extremely relaxed, and ready for a tough weekend of competition on clay. A few hours later however, news of her withdrawal came as a total surprise. Suffering from what she thought was just an ordinary strain in her upper right thigh, Mauresmo went for an MRI only to find out she was suffering a serious tear which requires three weeks of total rest. The team now has to do without her.

“It’s a tough loss, but I won’t dwell on it. I just want to focus on the girls who are fit and have been working hard for this weekend,” said Goven, whose task of choosing the best two singles players was not an easy one. Finally he opted for Nathalie Dechy and Tatiana Golovin to try to overcome the team led by Vaidisova.

As for Czech captain Tomas Petera, he preferred Lucie Safarova to Iveta Benesova as the second singles player. Safarova has been suffering from a bad left shoulder, which contributed to her first round loss at Roland Garros, and prevented her from playing in the last month.

“My shoulder is fine. I’m ready to play,” Safarova said on Friday. She will be on second on Saturday, against France’s No.1 player Nathalie Dechy.

“I’ve already been in that situation in 2004 in Moscow, so now it’s a question of learning from my experience. The Czech Repubic was, along with China, the toughest team we could have played for this relegation match. With Amélie missing, they become the favourites, but we can do it,” said Dechy.

Tomas Petera agrees: “For sure, the absence of Mauresmo and Pierce is a big factor, and makes our task this weekend an easier one.”

The opening match on Saturday will see Nicole Vaidisova facing Tatiana Golovin. Golovin claims that the ankle she severely twisted in Key Biscayne last April, and which prevented her to playing to her full potential so far, is no longer a factor. But she knows the calibre of her opponent.

“We thought that clay was not Nicole’s favourite surface until she won Strasbourg and went to the semis in Roland Garros. But for me, it’s going to be about concentrating on my game, and remaining strong mentally,” Golovin says.

Vaidisova will also step on the stadium’s clay court full of confidence: “I don’t want to think about Tatiana’s game, but rather concentrate on mine,” she said, stressing that she felt in as good a form as she was in Roland Garros. Her performance on court this weekend may come to confirm it.

Vaidisova
Jul 15th, 2006, 01:20 PM
Nicole wins 6-1 3-6 11-9 WOW! :eek:

The match was so close!!! Way to pull through Nicole!

CZE up 1-0 now!!

Krysteo
Jul 15th, 2006, 01:21 PM
° Premier match de la renconre de Fed Cup France - République Tchčque remporté par Nicole en 3 sets : 6-1 3-6 11-9

Vaidisova
Jul 15th, 2006, 01:34 PM
Vaidisova outlasts Golovin in thriller
Teen sensation Nicole Vaidisova posted her fifth successive Fed Cup singles success as she edged France’s Tatiana Golovin to give the Czech Republic a 1-0 lead.

It seemed as though Golovin was going to be blown away as Vaidisova raced through the first set 6-1 but the Frenchwoman, still trying to find form after a two month lay-off through an ankle injury, finally earned a break point opportunity in the second set and seized it to level the match.

Vaidisova broke first in the decider and led 4-2 before Golovin broke straight back. Both players held firm on serve until the 20th game, when Vaidisova earned three match points. Golovin saved the first but Vaidisova took her second opportunity and the match 61 36 119 to give the Czechs a valuable lead, after over two hours of play.

Nathalie Dechy aims to level the tie for France when she takes on Lucie Safarova in the second singles rubber.

Wiggly
Jul 15th, 2006, 02:42 PM
http://www.fft.fr/cms/GetObject.asp?Type=5&ID=3685

Nicole celebrating :) FFT pic

Veeko
Jul 15th, 2006, 03:19 PM
Hard match,but nicole,well dome

Vaidisova
Jul 15th, 2006, 04:52 PM
Lucie lost in 3 tough sets to Dechy, so now the tie is 1-1... Gonna be tough tomorrow...

Vaidisova
Jul 15th, 2006, 06:05 PM
After a first day marked by extremely hot conditions in Cagnes-sur-Mer, Czech Republic and France are tied 1-1 after two marathon singles.

In the opening singles match, Nicole Vaidisova lived up to her ranking (No. 12 in the world), and dominated France’s No. 2 Tatiana Golovin. Yet, it was all but easy for the Roland Garros semifinalist who needed two hours and seven minutes to win 61 36 119.

Vaidisova dictates play


The first set was a mere formality for the Czech. Seemingly too powerful for a helpless Golovin, Vaidisova dictated the rallies with formidable pace, to capture it 61 after just 33 minutes of play. On this early afternoon, the heat was at its utmost on the centre court of the Parc des Sports Pierre Sauvaigo of Cagnes-sur-Mer.

Yet, Golovin came back strong at the start of the second set. More aggressive on her returns, she went on to capitalise on her first break point of the match, in the fourth game. Little by little, Vaidisova’s game disintegrated, as the athletic Czech considerably multiplied her unforced error ratio. A few games later, Golovin levelled it out, capitalising on her first set point as Vaidisova’s return landed into the net.

Could Golovin keep it up all the way? After saving a break point in the fourth game, her concentration wandered two games later, allowing Vaidisova to break to love and lead 4-2. Golovin’s fate looked sealed. It wasn’t quite. She hung on, just as an overconfident Vaidisova offered her the next two games on a platter. As the level of play increased, each player went on to win her service games until the 20th game where a very aggressive Vaidisova found herself with three match points. The second was the one, Golovin hitting a last backhand into the net.

"I can cope with the pressure", said Vaidisova


“I don’t think this was my greatest performance, but it’s not important. The most important is that we have a point, and I fought it out well,” said Vaidisova who feels that her position as the top player of the tie does not add too much pressure on her shoulders. “I’ve been the best player in the Czech Republic for the past year or two, and I’m fine with it.”

Krysteo
Jul 16th, 2006, 10:21 AM
Nicole atomise Dechy en 2 sets : 6-2 6-3 :) :cool:

Vaidisova
Jul 16th, 2006, 10:22 AM
Much easier win today Nicole! Now Czechs up 2-1..

Veeko
Jul 16th, 2006, 11:50 AM
goog job Nicole

now come on Czech

Veeko
Jul 16th, 2006, 02:27 PM
nicole won,but Czech lost

Krysteo
Jul 16th, 2006, 02:49 PM
Et oui, on a gagné les doigts dans le nez... enfin presque :lol:

Wiggly
Jul 16th, 2006, 03:18 PM
nicole won,but Czech lost


Like last year :fiery:

Vaidisova
Jul 16th, 2006, 03:28 PM
Really disappointing that the Czech team lost. :sad:

Sharapova's_Boy
Jul 17th, 2006, 04:48 AM
:sad: :sad: :sad:

This reminds me of they're tie against Italy last year - Nikki won both her singles matches but lost they lost the deciding doubles. :(

Anyone else think that Iveta shouldn't have played the doubles? I know she's a good doubles player but she really struggled in Fed Cup. :shrug:

andrewbroad
Jul 19th, 2006, 09:43 PM
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World Group play-off: Czech Republic v France
(Cagnes-sur-Mer, France; red clay)
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CZECH REPUBLIC lt. FRANCE, 2:3
+ Nicole Vaidišová d. Tatiana Golovin, 6-1 3-6 11-9
- Lucie Šafárová lt. Nathalie Dechy, 7-5 3-6 7-9
+ Nicole Vaidišová d. Nathalie Dechy, 6-2 6-3
- Lucie Šafárová lt. Tatiana Golovin, 2-6 1-6
- Iveta Benešová/Kveta Peschke lt. Séverine Brémond/Tatiana Golovin, 4-6 6-7 (2/7)


Vaidišová d. Golovin
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It felt so strange for me to root for Nicole over Tatiana, given how disappointed I had felt when 16-year-old Tatiana lost to 15-year-old Nicole at the Tokyo Japan Open 2004, and in the final of the Tokyo Japan Open 2005 (denying Tatiana her first WTA singles-title, of which Nicole has plenty).

But my loyalty was definitely with Nicole on Saturday, as I have inducted Nicole into my Eternal Fanship while Tatiana remains outside it. Nicole proved her tennis-qualities to the hilt at Roland Garros, while I am no more convinced of Tatiana's than I was in 2004 (yes, I did see her amazing fightback against Maria Sharapova at Miami, after ordering a DVD from Tennis Videos International (http://www.users.bigpond.com/tennisvideos1/)).

Tatiana was drop-dead gorgeous in 2004, when I didn't find Nicole attractive. But Tatiana is no longer the svelte, microshorts-wearing blonde bombshell that she was back then, while Nicole's beauty has improved greatly, and she has an amazing body - far sexier than Tatiana's current body, especially in the leg-department. (That said, Tatiana did look mighty fine from the waist up on Saturday.)

I had expected Nicole to win very one-sidedly, given that Tatiana has only won one of three matches since spraining her left ankle in Miami at the end of March. I was even surprised that Tatiana was selected for this rubber instead of Wimbledon quarter-finalist Séverine Brémond.

It's great to hear that Tatiana's horrific injury is no longer a factor, not to see any strapping on that ankle, and to see that her comeback is going well enough for her to compete with a player of Nicole's calibre!

Tatiana is a spirited fighter, and I followed live scores casually for the third set. After an early exchange of breaks, Nicole held serve reliably, and kept getting 0/15 and 15/30 as Tatiana served to stay in the match, only for Tatiana to keep holding to 30 - until Nicole got 0/40 in the last game of the match.

From www.fedcup.com (http://www.fedcup.com/):
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The first set was a mere formality for the Czech. Seemingly too powerful for a helpless Golovin, Vaidišová dictated the rallies with formidable pace, to capture it 61 after just 33 minutes of play. On this early afternoon, the heat was at its utmost on the centre court of the Parc des Sports Pierre Sauvaigo of Cagnes-sur-Mer.

Yet, Golovin came back strong at the start of the second set. More aggressive on her returns, she went on to capitalise on her first break point of the match, in the fourth game. Little by little, Vaidišová's game disintegrated, as the athletic Czech considerably multiplied her unforced error ratio. A few games later, Golovin levelled it out, capitalising on her first set point as Vaidišová's return landed into the net.

Could Golovin keep it up all the way? After saving a break point in the fourth game, her concentration wandered two games later, allowing Vaidišová to break to love and lead 4-2. Golovin's fate looked sealed. It wasn't quite. She hung on, just as an overconfident Vaidišová offered her the next two games on a platter. As the level of play increased, each player went on to win her service games until the 20th game where a very aggressive Vaidišová found herself with three match points. The second was the one, Golovin hitting a last backhand into the net.

"I don't think this was my greatest performance, but it's not important. The most important is that we have a point, and I fought it out well," said Vaidišová who feels that her position as the top player of the tie does not add too much pressure on her shoulders. "I've been the best player in the Czech Republic for the past year or two, and I'm fine with it."
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Šafárová lt. Dechy
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Dechy is a player who needs multiple chances to close out a match (as I saw myself at Eastbourne). She led *3-2, *6-5 and *7-6 in the third set, only for Lucie to break back immediately on each occasion, and had to save break-points at 15/40 before she did serve it out.

It's good to see Lucie back after she missed Wimbledon with what has been described by the WTA as a rib-injury, and on www.fedcup.com (http://www.fedcup.com/) as a shoulder-injury.


Golovin d. Šafárová
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A great win for Tatiana, but a shame for Lucie that it was so one-sided.


Golovin/Brémond d. Benešová/Peschke
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As a match in its own right, this is the correct result because Tatiana was the only member of my demi-fanship, and Séverine is nicer than Peschke. But since I wanted Nicole's team to win the tie, I was rooting for Iveta & Kveta.

But I'd rather Nicole won both her rubbers and lost the tie, than if the Czech Republic had won the tie but Nicole had lost her rubbers.

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Wiggly
Jul 19th, 2006, 09:56 PM
:sad: :sad: :sad:

This reminds me of they're tie against Italy last year - Nikki won both her singles matches but lost they lost the deciding doubles. :(

Anyone else think that Iveta shouldn't have played the doubles? I know she's a good doubles player but she really struggled in Fed Cup. :shrug:

Well, Nicole didn't want ot play Doubles because she was tired. Lucie sucked in her Singles. So the choice was obvious.

But Petera brung Iveta and Kveta only for Doubles. SO he should have brung Barbora because Iveat is WAY more friendly with her and they had good success together ;)

Anyway, Czechs lost :o :mad: