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Vaidisova
Oct 20th, 2006, 10:50 PM
Next up for Nicole is Linz where she'll be a top 4 seed, so there'll be a bye in the first round.

The draw will be out on Saturday, so not much longer.

Hope that since losing early at Zurich, Nicole will be fresh and ready for a good showing...

Veeko
Oct 21st, 2006, 02:58 AM
yeah,hope she can have fun in the tournament lol


just hope she can do better than Linz,coz that was very shame to lost to Tati:rolleyes:

good lcuk nicole:angel:

Sexysova
Oct 21st, 2006, 05:10 AM
I hope for your opinions ;) And I think Nicole will play better :) http://www.nicolevaidisova.wz.cz

Vaidisova
Oct 21st, 2006, 11:55 AM
Draw

Sharapova vs Bye
Rubin vs Q
Groenefeld vs Q
Krajicek vs Ivanovic

Schnyder vs Bye
Dechy vs Paszek
Pierce vs Sugiyama
Zvonareva vs Schiavone

Jankovic vs Bammer
Hantuchova vs Q
Santangelo vs Q
Vaidisova vs Bye

Chakvetadze vs Srebotnik
Stosur vs Kirilenko
Peer vs Bartoli
Petrova vs Bye

Veeko
Oct 21st, 2006, 12:15 PM
i think the draw is ok,but Jankovic,another dangerous player

Slumpsova
Oct 21st, 2006, 12:17 PM
i hope Nicole get to the semis, then she can finish the year at top ten :)

Neptune
Oct 21st, 2006, 12:20 PM
Mamamia,not a easy drawn! :eek: Jankovic,get a revange ;)

Sexysova
Oct 21st, 2006, 12:40 PM
Nicole has the good draws and she has originally BYE in first round and she hasn't hard 2nd round oponent who will be Santangelo or qualifier.
Good Luck!!! :) Visit my website, I post all of Nicole in Linz, you can see draws and you can vote in poll :) http://www.nicolevaidisova.wz.cz

doris_hdz
Oct 21st, 2006, 06:26 PM
Good Luck In Lyon!!!

Go Nikki..GOOO

Sexysova
Oct 21st, 2006, 07:10 PM
oh Linz, not LYON :) http://www.nicolevaidisova.wz.cz :)

Slumpsova
Oct 21st, 2006, 07:56 PM
Corpuscle you can add your website to your signature. it's better than type it on everytime you posted ;)

Neptune
Oct 21st, 2006, 07:59 PM
Corpuscle you can add your website to your signature. it's better than type it on everytime you posted ;)
I think he can't get a signature right now ;) that's why,maybe.

Good luck Nicole! :bounce: Hope you will be in good shape :)

Slumpsova
Oct 21st, 2006, 08:05 PM
I think he can't get a signature right now ;) that's why,maybe.

Good luck Nicole! :bounce: Hope you will be in good shape :)
why? :confused:

Neptune
Oct 21st, 2006, 08:11 PM
why? :confused:
Look on his Vcash.

Krysteo
Oct 21st, 2006, 08:17 PM
why? :confused:

Vaidilova... c'est pas mal trouvé ca ! :cool:

Slumpsova
Oct 21st, 2006, 08:18 PM
since when vcash has something to do with signature :confused: ok whatever.

Slumpsova
Oct 21st, 2006, 08:19 PM
Vaidilova... c'est pas mal trouvé ca ! :cool:
what does that mean?

Neptune
Oct 21st, 2006, 08:24 PM
since when vcash has something to do with signature :confused: ok whatever.
You have to have some vcash to create a signature.That's happened to me too.

morningglory
Oct 23rd, 2006, 05:48 AM
Jankovic vs Bammer
Hantuchova vs Q
Santangelo vs Q
Vaidisova vs Bye

hey all! Dunno today I looked at the draw and I was laughing when I saw this quarter... Now imagine if Agnieska Radwanska gets stuck into the place V Mara... :lol:
Anyway out of all those players Nicky's my fave for that quarter... if not then Daniela good luck Nicky!

Slumpsova
Oct 23rd, 2006, 07:15 AM
ewww i don't want her to meet Radwanska :scared:

Maxmiffed
Oct 23rd, 2006, 10:30 AM
Good luck to Nicole in Linz! :bounce:

:hearts: Golovin :hearts: - :hearts: Dani :hearts: - :hearts: Sofia :hearts: - :hearts: Gajdosova :hearts: - :hearts: Myskina :hearts: - :hearts: Vaidisova :hearts:

Sexysova
Oct 23rd, 2006, 04:26 PM
visit my website http://www.nicolevaidisova.wz.cz GALLERY IS COMPLETE, all information about Linz and Nicole of course :) pls visit :) and you can vote in poll which is in MENU left column :)

Vaidisova
Oct 23rd, 2006, 05:15 PM
Nicole will play winner of

(Q)BONDARENKO, Alona vs SANTANGELO, Mara

Sexysova
Oct 23rd, 2006, 05:36 PM
Yes, I think she will defeat Santangelo but Bondarenko is very dangerous, she won in Luxembourg

Good Luck Nicole, you need it :)

Maxmiffed
Oct 23rd, 2006, 05:57 PM
Hi
I was so impressed when I saw Nicole beat Mauresmo in Mocsow-quarter.
Obviously Nicole was tired last week in Zurich. I saw her match, and Nicole was a “shadow” of herself. I really hope Nicole is ready again this week in Linz.
Nicole faces Bondarenko or Santangelo in her first match. A piece of cake for Nicole! I'm not afraid of Bondarenko!
I really hope to watch one of Nicole’s matches on ES!

Good luck to Nicole! :kiss: :bounce:


:hearts: Golovin :hearts: - :hearts: Dani :hearts: - :hearts: Sofia :hearts: - :hearts: Gajdosova :hearts: - :hearts: Myskina :hearts: - :hearts: Vaidisova :hearts:

Sexysova
Oct 23rd, 2006, 08:37 PM
your optimismus is very good for Nicole ;) I think she was really tired in Zurich from Moscow. I Hope for it. I think Nicole come to quarterfinal where she will meet Zurich finalist Daniela Hantuchova or Semifinalist of US OPEN Jelena Jankovic. Good Luck!!! :)

Vaidisova
Oct 24th, 2006, 07:41 PM
Nicole will play Santangelo who won in 3 sets today.

Maxmiffed
Oct 24th, 2006, 07:46 PM
Santangelo! Great! I cross my fingers for Nicole. :bounce:

Good luck Nicole! :)

:kiss: Cecilia

:hearts: Golovin :hearts: - :hearts: Dani :hearts: - :hearts: Sofia :hearts: - :hearts: Gajdosova :hearts: - :hearts: Myskina :hearts: - :hearts: Vaidisova :hearts:

Vaidisova
Oct 24th, 2006, 07:52 PM
Nicole plays Wednesday:

Centre Court (from 12.00hrs)
1. Krajicek vs. Ivanovic
2. Peer vs. Petrova (NB 13.30hrs)
3. Hantuchova vs. Vesnina (NB 15.30hrs)
4. Santangelo vs. Vaidisova (NB 18.30hrs)

Good luck Nicole:kiss:

Maxmiffed
Oct 24th, 2006, 07:56 PM
Yes, Nicole will play at 6.30 PM, and ES shows LIVE tennis from Linz at that time.
YAHOO! Nicole's match live on TV!!!

That's really great!! :bounce:

Neptune
Oct 24th, 2006, 08:08 PM
Yes, Nicole will play at 6.30 PM, and ES shows LIVE tennis from Linz at that time.
YAHOO! Nicole's match live on TV!!!

That's really great!! :bounce:
Not in France,unfortunately. :sad:

Sexysova
Oct 25th, 2006, 06:31 PM
Nicole won first set in TIEBREAK against Santangelo
GL :)

Krysteo
Oct 25th, 2006, 06:42 PM
Elle est battu Santangelo :) ... mais méfiance quand męme, le match n'est pas terminé.

Vaidisova
Oct 25th, 2006, 06:49 PM
Nicole wins 76 60

Great serving w/ 13 aces and a bagel:drool:

Krysteo
Oct 25th, 2006, 06:50 PM
Hé bien voila, Santangelo part avec sa roue de bicyclette :lol:

Bravo Nicole ! :)

Neptune
Oct 25th, 2006, 06:53 PM
:bounce: Great second set Nicole;) ;) Keep fight!

Sexysova
Oct 25th, 2006, 07:01 PM
Nicole is the best :) she played fantastic :) GL to quarterfinal I think this round will be harder :) But Nicole come to win :)

Maxmiffed
Oct 25th, 2006, 07:15 PM
I'm so happy...:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

:kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: to Nicole + to ALL OF YOU!!!!!

from Cecilia

:hearts: Nicole:hearts:

doris_hdz
Oct 26th, 2006, 12:15 AM
well done Nikki!!!!

Derek.
Oct 26th, 2006, 02:46 AM
Great job Nicole! :D :banana:

Great chance to go far here. :dance:

Keep it going! :yeah:

Sharapova's_Boy
Oct 26th, 2006, 03:43 AM
Well done Nikki. :D

Good luck in the Quarters.

Sexysova
Oct 26th, 2006, 05:58 AM
good luck! she will play against Vesnina or Jankovic in qf :) check my website http://www.nicolevaidisova.wz.cz :)

Veeko
Oct 26th, 2006, 05:59 AM
Great win nicole

good luck next round

Vaidisova
Oct 26th, 2006, 04:56 PM
Nicole will play Jankovic in the QF. Jelena won in 3 today against Vesnina. Apparently her shoulder has been bothering her too.

I like Jelena but want Nicole to get revenge and win:devil: Come on Nicole, make the SF! :D

Sexysova
Oct 26th, 2006, 06:10 PM
Nicole must win. GL :) http://www.nicolevaidisova.wz.cz

Maxmiffed
Oct 26th, 2006, 06:26 PM
Wow Nicole plays Jankovic. A tough match for Nicole, but Nicole can do it. I know it. I think it's going to be a great match to watch on TV (ES shows tennis from 11.30 and all afternoon tomorrow).

:bounce: Come on Nicole! :bounce:
:hearts: I love Nicole! :hearts:
:worship: Nicole is the best! :worship:

:kiss:
from
Cecilia


http://www.nicolevaidisova.wz.cz
Hi Corpuscle! Thx for the link! I like that Nicole-site a lot!:hearts:

:hearts: Golovin :hearts: - :hearts: Dani :hearts: - :hearts: Sofia :hearts: - :hearts: Gajdosova :hearts: - :hearts: Myskina :hearts: - :hearts: Vaidisova :hearts:

Sexysova
Oct 26th, 2006, 07:58 PM
FORUM on http://www.nicolevaidisova.wz.cz visit it :)

Vaidisova
Oct 26th, 2006, 09:33 PM
Friday, October 27, 2006

Centre Court (from 13.30hrs)
1. Jankovic vs. Vaidisova

Good luck Nicole!!

Neptune
Oct 26th, 2006, 09:43 PM
Hope she will win,And I could watch her finally!

Veeko
Oct 27th, 2006, 05:12 AM
Good luck nicole,i am sure you can beat her,you can do it,come on:bounce: :kiss:

Sexysova
Oct 27th, 2006, 05:19 AM
come in Nicole, you are the best. beat jankovic pls :)

Sexysova
Oct 27th, 2006, 12:28 PM
GOOD LUCK NICOLE!!! You must win :)

Maxmiffed
Oct 27th, 2006, 12:34 PM
Hi. I’m so excited. It’s 1.30 My school is off. I’m together with a friend of mine in front of TV to watch Nicole’s match. My friend she is a fan of Jankovic. But I know Nicole wins! We just bet a pizza about the outcome of the match.:lol:

Please, Nicole: Win!
Let my friend pay our pizza!

:kiss: :kiss: :kiss:
from
Cecilia



:hearts: Nicole :hearts:

Krysteo
Oct 27th, 2006, 01:15 PM
4 games all... suspence ... qui va gagner ? :)

Sexysova
Oct 27th, 2006, 01:33 PM
Nicole lost first set 5:7 :( She doesn't play her game

Veeko
Oct 27th, 2006, 01:34 PM
nicole lost first set,so bad

please win in 3

Veeko
Oct 27th, 2006, 02:08 PM
now 5-5 in the second set

i dont' wanna her lost,nicole,fight

Vaidisova
Oct 27th, 2006, 02:24 PM
Nicole had setpoints in 2nd set too but failed to convert any of them!

But wins the 2nd set in a TB.:scared:

1/11 on BP today:help::weirdo:

Krysteo
Oct 27th, 2006, 02:25 PM
Second set pour Nicole : 7-6 :)

Sexysova
Oct 27th, 2006, 02:26 PM
BRAVO!!!!!!!!!!! Nicole won second set in tiebreak, come on :)

Veeko
Oct 27th, 2006, 02:27 PM
yeah,she won it ,great,keep it going

Sexysova
Oct 27th, 2006, 02:38 PM
Yes!!! COME ON !!! :)

Krysteo
Oct 27th, 2006, 02:45 PM
Allez Nicole, il faut fighter sinon c'est la fin des haricauts comme on dit chez nous ! :lol:

Sexysova
Oct 27th, 2006, 03:02 PM
BRAVOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! COME ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nicole is the best, nice last two sets :)

Krysteo
Oct 27th, 2006, 03:04 PM
On en a ręvé, elle l'a fait ! :cool: ... mais ce ne fut pas de tout repos !

Veeko
Oct 27th, 2006, 03:04 PM
great win,i am so glad,but a tough match

keep it going

Neptune
Oct 27th, 2006, 03:20 PM
Great win Nicole,but it's was hard!Keep fighting for the rest of the tournement.She was lovely when she signed autographs to the little girls and boys after her victory;)

Maxmiffed
Oct 27th, 2006, 03:21 PM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Nice is so cool. Nicole is the best. Believe me I was so nervous in 1st and 2nd. Nicole played such an “ups-and-downs”-match. But so what? Nicole won! Now my friend pays my pizza tonight. Thx Nicole for a great match and thx Nicole for pizza.

:hearts: I love Nicole :hearts:

:kiss: :kiss: :kiss:
to
Nicole
from
Cecilia:hearts:



:hearts: NICOLE :hearts:

Vaidisova
Oct 27th, 2006, 03:39 PM
Glad Nicole was able to pull out a tough win like this against Jelena.

Into the SF now. :bounce:

Vaidisova
Oct 27th, 2006, 05:00 PM
Nicole will play Nadia in the SF. :scared:

Vaidisova
Oct 27th, 2006, 05:29 PM
Vaidisova & Petrova reach semis

Fourth seed Nicole Vaidisova battled past sixth seed Jelena Jankovic to reach the last four at the Generali Ladies in Linz, Austria, on Friday.

The 17-year-old Czech came through 5-7 7-6 (7-5) 6-4 to set up a chance of revenge for her semi-final defeat in Moscow against Nadia Petrova.

Second seed Petrova eased past Australia's Samantha Stosur 6-1 6-3.

In the remaining semi-finals, Maria Sharapova plays Ana Ivanovic and Patty Schnyder takes on Vera Zvonareva.

Vaidisova served an impressive 20 aces as she fought back to beat Jankovic.

"All these aces helped me a lot because I missed too many chances in the rallies," she said.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/tennis/6092504.stm

Sexysova
Oct 27th, 2006, 05:45 PM
Yes, Nicole will play with Nadia again :help:

I haven't a good feel from this match, Petrova is in big form :scared:

http://www.nicolevaidisova.wz.cz

Vaidisova
Oct 27th, 2006, 07:30 PM
Nicole vs Nadia will be the 2nd SF match tomorrow.

Vaidisova
Oct 27th, 2006, 07:36 PM
I watched the TB on youtube and thought Nicole played some good shots, especially when she converted SP.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6j4HmnuTTs :D

doris_hdz
Oct 27th, 2006, 08:48 PM
well done Nikki!!!

good luck in the semis!!!

Derek.
Oct 28th, 2006, 01:06 AM
Great job Nicole! :D :banana:

I'm glad you toughed it out! :woohoo:

Keep it going! :yeah:

Vaidisova
Oct 28th, 2006, 01:44 AM
Linz is Nicole's 7th SF appearance in a tournament this year. Only in Strasbourg did Nicole advance to the final (and took the title). Really would be great to play in a Tier II final...

Eugenia
Oct 28th, 2006, 03:03 AM
Great fight Nikki! :bigclap: Best of luck in SF! :kiss:

Anahi
Oct 28th, 2006, 03:10 AM
Yeah!!! Yeah!!! Nicole is the best she can win!!! is the best!!!! yeah!!! hahaha

Maxmiffed
Oct 28th, 2006, 08:31 AM
:bounce: Come on Nicole! :bounce:
I would so much like Nicole to win from Nadia Petrova. It’s time for revenge for Moscow-semis. Nadia is very good, but I really don’t like her. I tell you why: I saw the Moscow-semis on TV, and I saw that Nadia was sometimes laughing at Nicole, when Nicole made an unforced error. Did you see it too? I don’t want anybody to laugh at Nicole!
:bounce: Come on Nicole! :bounce:
:bounce: Good luck Nicole! :bounce:

:hearts: I love Nicole! :hearts:

:kiss: :kiss: :kiss:
from
Cecilia


:hearts: NICOLE :hearts:

Sexysova
Oct 28th, 2006, 09:10 AM
Yes I saw her match against Petrova in Moscow and I saw how Petrova behaves badly. I hate she. I hope Nicole will revenge her loss from Moscow to Petrova. But Petrova is in big form. This match will be very hard for Nicole. GOOD LUCK NICOLE!!! :)

Visit my FORUM just click on http://www.nicolevaidisova.wz.cz :) register to FORUM and you can post replies :)

Sexysova
Oct 28th, 2006, 11:36 AM
rofl I HATE PETROVA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NICOLE MUST WIN :)

Veeko
Oct 28th, 2006, 12:28 PM
wowo,Petrova behaves badly??as you said,i think she is not as good as i thought,ok,so nicole,you should win the match,come on

Neptune
Oct 28th, 2006, 12:33 PM
wowo,Petrova behaves badly??as you said,i think she is not as good as i thought,ok,so nicole,you should win the match,come on

Hey,Veeko:wavey:
To reply to your signature,you never know with Nicole Vaidisova but I hope;)

Veeko
Oct 28th, 2006, 03:42 PM
nicole lost her first set 1-6 :scared: the same as Moscow

Krysteo
Oct 28th, 2006, 04:06 PM
C'est trčs mal engagé :sad:

Krysteo
Oct 28th, 2006, 04:08 PM
... c'est męme complętement cuit :sad:

Sexysova
Oct 28th, 2006, 04:11 PM
Nicole played very badly and she hasn't a chance against Petrova's big form. I HATE PETROVA!!!!!!!

Craigy
Oct 28th, 2006, 04:12 PM
Wow :sad: Nicole that was bad :o
She just didn't get going :shrug:

Maxmiffed
Oct 28th, 2006, 04:26 PM
:sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

I’m so sad about Nicole’s loss to Nadia.:sad: But I have to say, that Nicole tennis play was no good today. I think Nicole perhaps was tired from yesterday’s match. Good luck to Nicole in Hasselt next week!


:hearts: :hearts: NICOLE :hearts: :hearts:

Neptune
Oct 28th, 2006, 04:43 PM
How can you lose a match like this? Nicole never never never fights!The worst match(include the match against Tati)ever...........Nicole,go home and take a breack,please!;)

Krysteo
Oct 28th, 2006, 04:51 PM
How can you lose a match like this? Nicole never never never fights!The worst match(include the match against Tati)ever...........Nicole,go home and take a breack,please!;)

Bah, plus qu'une semaine et c'est les vacances :lol: ... l'occasion d'un petit séjour aux seychelles peut ętre ?... pour nous ramener des photos sympa :cool: :lol:

Sexysova
Oct 28th, 2006, 05:42 PM
I heard, that Nicole has some chance to goes to Madrid because of Mauresmo, Henin and Clijsters don't know if they will play in Madrid. I want to Nicole will play in Madrid :) http://www.nicolevaidisova.wz.cz

Neptune
Oct 28th, 2006, 10:47 PM
It's the day of independence in Czech Republic,Maybe Nicole can celebrate this tonight to console herself.:sad:

doris_hdz
Oct 28th, 2006, 10:48 PM
NIKKI!!!:hug:
Good luck to Nicole in Hasselt next week!:yeah:

Derek.
Oct 29th, 2006, 02:14 AM
Nicole. :sad:

Good luck in Hasselt! :hug:

Sharapova's_Boy
Oct 29th, 2006, 04:02 AM
:sad: :sad: :sad:

Sexysova
Oct 29th, 2006, 05:58 AM
I'm so sad but Nicole was - I hope tired and she will revenge in Hasselt in semifinal if both of players will advance to sf

GL NICOLE :)

http://www.nicolevaidisova.wz.cz

Veeko
Oct 29th, 2006, 07:47 AM
i was really really disappointed,she lost to Petrova again:sad: i don't know what's wrong with nicole,was she tired,or Petrova played very very well(1st serve 89% :eek: )

let's go back to Moscow,at that tournament she shone brightly,coz she beat Momo,the top seed.And then,she went to Zurich,lost to Tati at the first round.
And at this tournament,she beat Jankovic,did so well during the match,i think all of us were so excited,but after that,yesterday,she lost to Petrova,all of us were sad i am sure,so i think if nicole is very wavy.Though i don't like Maria S,i think she is very good to tennis,when she plays matches,she is steady,and she is the enemy for every player,also,she is young,but i think she is better than nicole at this point(well,of course,she has two grand slams and one year older than nicole)And you see,Maria S didn't join lots of tournaments,but when she joined,she did quite well,so far,she has won 4 titles this year :eek: And nicole, 1 title :confused:

I really hope nicole can be more steady when she plays tennis!:angel:

Neptune
Oct 29th, 2006, 08:41 AM
I saw the match and I was like :devil: :mad: :o . Nicole never really played the match.....:rolleyes: But when she has decided to play some points,she won them!:fiery: But everytime after that,she swung her backhand or a forehand 10 m after the baseline!:tape: When she doesn't want to play,she really doesn't want!
Good luck in Hasselt.:hug:

Veeko
Oct 29th, 2006, 08:48 AM
I saw the match and I was like :devil: :mad: :o . Nicole never really played the match.....:rolleyes: But when she has decided to play some points,she won them!:fiery: But everytime after that,she swung her backhand or a forehand 10 m after the baseline!:tape: When she doesn't want to play,she really doesn't want!
Good luck in Hasselt.:hug:


But i think it isn't good for her right,a player can't do like this :o

Sexysova
Oct 29th, 2006, 08:59 AM
we can hope that Nicole will advance to semifinal in Hasselt where she maybe will play with Nadia and finally she will defeated this Russian. I HATE PETROVA(not because of she defeated Nicole but because of her behaviour oncourt) :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: :fiery:

GL NICOLE, I love you :)

http://www.nicolevaidisova.wz.cz

Neptune
Oct 29th, 2006, 09:09 AM
But i think it isn't good for her right,a player can't do like this :o

Of course, I bet that the end of the season and the fact that she very tired has counted.

Sharapova's_Boy
Oct 29th, 2006, 01:35 PM
Just watched the match in full, and Nikki just wasn't there, mentally and physically. :shrug:

Nadya played well, but didn't have to do that much.

And the backhand... :bolt:

Craigy
Oct 29th, 2006, 02:40 PM
Just watched the match in full, and Nikki just wasn't there, mentally and physically. :shrug:

Nadya played well, but didn't have to do that much.

And the backhand... :bolt:

Yeah, Nicole just didn't get going :sad:

andrewbroad
Nov 4th, 2006, 02:36 AM
====================
GENERALI LADIES LINZ (Linz, Austria; indoor Decoturf; WTA Tier II)
==================== http://www.generali-ladies.at/ (http://www.generali-ladies.at/)

Nicole continued her bad-tournament/good-tournament pattern of the post-US-Open season to reach the semi-finals with a marathon win over her US Open conqueror, Jelena Jankovic. It would seem that she was tired and unwell when she lost to Nadia Petrova the next day.

Nicole's run to the semis has seen her reenter the top 10 of the WTA Tour Singles Rankings. She spent 7 weeks there in August/September before slipping to #11, but now looks set to end the year ranked #10.

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Photos
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On-court:
http://news.search.yahoo.com/search/news/?c=news_photos&p=vaidisova (http://news.search.yahoo.com/search/news/?c=news_photos&p=vaidisova)
Search Getty Images for "vaidisova"

Off-court:
http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/2/photogallery/?Event=linz (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/2/photogallery/?Event=linz)

Daniela Hantuchová off-court photos with Nicole in the background:
http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=208809&page=57 (http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=208809&page=57) (and 58)

Miscellaneous:
http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=204976&page=50 (http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=204976&page=50) (and 51)

For those obsessed with digging out every last photo:
http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/gallery?pg=1&cap=1 (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/gallery?pg=1&cap=1)

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Second round (Wednesday 25th October)
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+ NICOLE VAIDIŠOVÁ [4] d. Mara Santangelo, 7-6 (7/4) 6-0

Associated Press: "Nicole Vaidišová advanced after beating Mara Santangelo 7-6(4) 6-0. The 17-year-old Vaidišová failed to convert seven break-points, and needed four set-points in the tiebreaker to win the first set, but quickly clinched the second after dropping only nine points."

Barry Wood (Reuters): "Vaidišová failed to capitalise on three break-points at 1-1 and four more at 2-2 as she faced Santangelo. But after being taken to a tiebreak, Vaidišová eventually broke for 2-0 in the second set on her ninth break-point of the match, and then took control."

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Quarter-final (Friday 27th October)
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+ NICOLE VAIDIŠOVÁ [4] d. JELENA JANKOVIC [6], 5-7 7-6 (7/5) 6-4

This was sweet revenge for the US Open, where Nicole lost 5-7 6-3 6-2 to Jankovic in the third round. Nicole now leads their head-to-head 4-1.

Barry Wood (Reuters):
>>>
Jankovic mixed up her game with a greater variety of shots, but was eventually overpowered by Vaidišová, who fired 20 aces.

The Serbian sixth seed had the edge in the first set as Vaidišová struggled to find her range and hit five double-faults.

Although Vaidišová recovered an early break to level at 3-3, Jankovic regained the advantage to win the set.

After winning the second-set tiebreak 7/5, Vaidišová finally rattled Jankovic in the third game of the decider. A netted backhand from Jankovic gave Vaidišová a 2-1 lead, and she kept her focus to win the match.
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www.wtatour.com (http://www.wtatour.com):
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Czech teen Nicole Vaidišová battled hard against one of this season's breakout stars, Jelena Jankovic, emerging victorious after over two hours, 5-7 7-6(5) 6-4. In the first set, the No.4-seeded Vaidišová held three set-points leading 5-4 but squandered them all, allowing one of the game's grittiest competitors a chance to rally back and clinch a one-set lead.

After the two players held their serve through all 12 games of the second set, the No.6-seeded Jankovic very nearly staged another comeback, digging out of a 4/1 tie-break hole to bring it to 6/5; but Vaidišová came through, then took control of the third and deciding set on the strength of a single break of serve.

The match between Vaidišová and Jankovic was startlingly close, but perhaps it was the Czech teen's serve that made the greatest difference: she fired a total of 20 aces to just eight for her Serbian opponent, who also made five double faults.
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Tennace (http://blogs.tennisuniverse.com/vaidisova/News/6362): "Nicole Vaidišová served 20 aces and hit 55 winners in her 5-7 7-6(5) 6-4 quarter-final win over Jelena Jankovic. Nicole let go of 3 set-points while up 5-4 in the opening set, but Nicole won anyways."

Nicole may have served 20 aces, but she also committed 8 double faults, and only converted 2 of 13 break-points against Jankovic.


Nicole quotes
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"All these aces helped me a lot, because I missed too many chances in the rallies."

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Semi-final (Saturday 28th October)
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- NICOLE VAIDIŠOVÁ [4] lt. NADIA PETROVA [2], 1-6 2-6

A disappointing result, as all Nicole's previous matches against Petrova had been tough (three sets or two tight sets). Petrova now leads their head-to-head 3-1, Nicole's lone win coming in the Bangkok 2005 final.

Nicole played this match the day after her marathon win over Jankovic, and subsequently pulled out of Hasselt with an unspecified illness.

www.wtatour.com (http://www.wtatour.com):
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Awaiting Sharapova in the final [on] Sunday will be Russian compatriot Nadia Petrova, who crushed Czech phenom Nicole Vaidišová, 6-1 6-2, in 58 minutes. Petrova was solid as a rock on serve, maintaining an exceptional 89% first-serve percentage, winning three quarters of those points. She broke her opponent four times.

Having lost her first four career Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles finals, Petrova's turnaround began at this event last year. She beat Schnyder in the final, and has rarely looked back; she has won five titles so far this season, tying her with Justine Henin-Hardenne, and on Sunday eyes her first successful title defense.
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Petrova has also been in impressive form, dropping just nine games in three matches on her way to the final.

She broke Vaidišová twice to quickly wrap up the first set and early in the second set, the Czech lost her serve again and from then on Petrova dominated.
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Barry Wood (Reuters):
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Petrova's strong serve, aggressive groundstrokes and better consistency allowed her to claim a comfortable win over Vaidišová.

The Russian broke to lead 2-0 but had to hold off a break-point in each of her next two service games before a netted forehand gave her a further break for 5-1.

Petrova maintained control in the second set, breaking to go 1-0 up. A second break at 4-2 left her to serve out for a place in her third final in four weeks.
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Petrova quotes
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"I didn't expect to beat Nicole that easily. I forced her to make many errors, which put a lot of pressure on her serve.

"I had no problems, and I'm very satisfied with my game today. I felt a little more focused than when we last played. I took my opportunities, and that helped me take the lead. It worked well; I feel consistent and I was concentrated every point.

"I really like playing here, it almost feels like home. Everyone is so nice here. I enjoy the city, and everyone makes it so pleasant for me here."


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GAZ DE FRANCE STARS (Hasselt, Belgium; indoor hard; WTA Tier III)
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Nicole has withdrawn from this tournament with an unspecified illness (at Zürich she looked at one point as if her stomach was hurting?).

Nicole would have been fourth seed and started with a mouthwatering first-round match against Kirsten Flipkens (but with 4 of the 8 seeds withdrawing, they remade the draw from scratch).

So Nicole's season is now over unless at least three players withdraw from the Sony Ericsson Championships (Nicole is #11 on the Race).

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