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Veeko
Nov 28th, 2006, 09:43 AM
Well,it is nicole's first tournament in 2007,and it will start on Jan. 1st.Hope nicole can do it well :angel:

Last year,nicole came to Hong Kong,and won the Silver Group title ;) It will be the third time for nicole to come here,welcome:wavey: !
Here is the pic of last year
http://cimg.163.com/photo/0005/2006-01-07/26SSKGJF01180005.jpg

Veeko
Nov 28th, 2006, 09:43 AM
Over the past two years, Hong Kong has nurtured another tennis prodigy, the statuesque Czech star Nicole Vaidsova . Appearing for the third time in Hong Kong, Nicole has leapt up the rankings and rose to No. 9 in the world following a series of wins after reaching the semi-finals at the French Open in 2006.

Veeko
Nov 28th, 2006, 10:06 AM
The single draw is here
http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/2240/87e3362e69104dd0a25b0c7vr4.jpg

Veeko
Nov 28th, 2006, 10:07 AM
And the double draw
http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/2399/71bf8cb088444beba84f617kr5.jpg

Veeko
Nov 28th, 2006, 10:10 AM
This year,nicole's partner will still be Elena.Last year,they two won the women double title

http://cimg.163.com/photo/0005/2006-01-07/26T06O3P01180005.jpg

Vaidisova
Nov 28th, 2006, 12:59 PM
Possible match w/ Maria:scared::lol:

I'm glad she's playing doubles w/ Elena again. :)

Vaidisova
Nov 28th, 2006, 03:22 PM
Schedule

Wednesday 3 January 6:00pm:
Opening Ceremony (All Players Present)
Followed by (approx 6:30pm):Singles Quarter Final (Best of 3 tie break sets)
Kim Clijsters vs Zheng Jie
Followed by: Doubles (One 8 game Pro-Set)
Zheng Jie & Yan Zi vs Elena Dementieva & Nicole Vaidisova
Followed by: Singles Quarter Final (Best of 3 tie break sets)
Svetlana Kuznetsova vs Lindsay Davenport

Thursday 4 January 6:30pm:
Singles Quarter Final (Best of 3 tie break sets)
Maria Sharapova vs Yan Zi
Followed by: Doubles (One 8 game Pro-Set)
Kim Clijsters & Svetlana Kuznetsova vs Lindsay Davenport & Maria Sharapova
Followed by: Singles Quarter Final (Best of 3 tie break sets)
Elena Dementieva vs Nicole Vaidisova

Derek.
Nov 28th, 2006, 10:28 PM
Go Nicole! :D :banana:

I hope she wins so we have Nicole vs. Masha. :drool:

But first Elena. ;)

Vamos Nicole! :banana: :banana: :banana:

doris_hdz
Nov 29th, 2006, 01:13 AM
Good luck Nicole and Lena

Vaidisova
Dec 20th, 2006, 06:28 PM
It is Thursday in HK so less than 2 weeks to go!

Neptune
Dec 20th, 2006, 07:20 PM
I'm waiting her match against Maria (if it possible).:bounce:

It will be interesting to see how does their game mix-up!:)

But,most of all,I want Nicole to win this one!:angel:

Vaidisova
Dec 20th, 2006, 07:30 PM
Even though it is an exhibiton, I wanna see how Nicole does against Elena.

I hope Nicole/Elena can do well in doubles again - I think they won it this year.... But the #1 seeds first is gonna be tough!

Anyway, I'm just glad this event is coming up because the offseason has been so boring. Can't wait for the reports, pics, and everything else!

Derek.
Dec 21st, 2006, 03:16 AM
Go Nicole! :D :banana:

Sexysova
Dec 21st, 2006, 04:22 AM
go NICOLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) I want to see you in new dresses :worship: and you must win :) GOOD LUCK, honey!!! :)

Sharapova's_Boy
Dec 22nd, 2006, 04:08 AM
Good luck Nikki. :D

I'm praying for a Semi Final with Masha. :drool: Hopefully we'll get TV coverage like before.

Can't wait to see her new outfit too.

Vaidisova
Dec 26th, 2006, 06:38 AM
Not too much longer to go now. :D

Neptune
Dec 27th, 2006, 08:53 PM
Do you know if the exhibition will be broadcast on Chinese Tv? Cctv5 or a name as that.............I don't really know but I have this channel!So maybe,I can watch some matchs. (or maybe not because of the jet-lag).

Vaidisova
Dec 28th, 2006, 03:05 AM
I'm not sure if it is gonna be on CCTV or not. The WWCC site has a live cam though and other video features.

Vaidisova
Dec 28th, 2006, 03:09 AM
Updated draws w/ Patty in

http://www.watsonswaterchallenge.com/eng/images/tournament/draw_single.gif
http://www.watsonswaterchallenge.com/eng/images/tournament/draw_double.gif

Organizers also revealed that tickets for the popular event have been selling fast. Co-Tournament Director, Mr. Terry Catton said "When we went on sale on December 4th, we sold nearly 25% of our budget on the first day. This is obviously due to the incredible field of players we have assembled this year, with six top ten players, headed up by Maria Sharapova World No.2; Svetlana Kuznetsova World No. 4; Kim Clijsters World No. 5; Elena Dementieva World No. 8; Nicole Vaidsova World No. 10, and now Patty Schnyder World No. 9. I am sure also that the fans are really excited at the prospect of seeing our two Chinese stars, Zheng Jie and Yan Zi, who won both the Wimbledon and Australian Open Doubles Titles this year. They are also now ranked the World’s No. 2 Doubles Team.”

Tickets are still available from all URBTIX outlets and are priced from HK$280 -$680.

The Watsons Water Champions Challenge takes place at Victoria Park from January 3rd to the 6th inclusive.

Sexysova
Dec 28th, 2006, 05:40 AM
I replaced draw of WWC on my site many days ago with Patty instead of Davenport :) Chech it... I must have quick launch ;)

Neptune
Dec 29th, 2006, 11:09 AM
I'm not sure if it is gonna be on CCTV or not. The WWCC site has a live cam though and other video features.


Thanks.I will watch it if I have time.:)

Vaidisova
Dec 31st, 2006, 06:27 AM
It will soon be 2007 in HK... So Nicole is only a couple days away from playing! :D

Sharapova's_Boy
Dec 31st, 2006, 07:06 AM
W00t. Just checked the TV guide, and we'll be getting 5 hours of the Hong Kong Semis on Saturday.

So they'll undoubtedly show some of the Silver Semi Finals, which means I'll definitely get to see Nikki.

I'm just hoping it's in a Semi against Maria. :drool:

Vaidisova
Jan 2nd, 2007, 04:20 AM
1 day to go... We'll soon get lots of pics hopefully from the stars clinic, players ceremony, and then the doubles match.

Sharapova's_Boy
Jan 2nd, 2007, 05:54 AM
:woohoo:

Veeko
Jan 2nd, 2007, 08:54 AM
Happy New Year to everyone!Nicole may arrive in Hong Kong.well,i feel so sorry because i can hardly come here,we had earthquake several days ago,there is something wrong with the cable.I can't come here even post any information. so if you want to know more about nicole in Hong Kong,please visit here,i will try to translate into Englishhttp://www.tennis.com.cn/bbs/NewsDetail.asp?GroupName=%CD%F8%CC%B3%D0%C7%BF%D5&dp=30&lp=1&id=4410383Hope nicole has a great start and does well in Hong Kong!

Mailin
Jan 2nd, 2007, 09:21 AM
Sad to hear Veeko! Hope everything will work out fine for you!

Yeah, Nicole arrived at 02:00 (my time) in the morning, what would be around 9 in the morning in Hong Kong :)

Derek.
Jan 2nd, 2007, 09:52 PM
I hope you are ok, Veeko. :hug:

Vaidisova
Jan 2nd, 2007, 11:11 PM
Good luck Nicole & Elena today in doubles!

Viktymise
Jan 2nd, 2007, 11:59 PM
Dementieva/Vaidisova as a team :drool: the FH combo's hope they do well :yeah:

Sharapova's_Boy
Jan 3rd, 2007, 05:10 AM
Nikki/Lena are in with a chance, they just need to blast Zheng/Yan off the court. :p

Derek.
Jan 3rd, 2007, 07:20 AM
Good luck Nikki/Lena! :yeah:

~Kiera~
Jan 3rd, 2007, 09:46 AM
Nicole cut her finger this morning, so she won't be playing doubles today.

Sharapova's_Boy
Jan 3rd, 2007, 10:18 AM
Nikki :sad:

Still hope everything's okay for the singles vs. Lena.

Sharapova's_Boy
Jan 3rd, 2007, 10:20 AM
Nicole is commentating on the live stream of Kim vs Zheng at the moment

How's she doing?

Vaidisova
Jan 3rd, 2007, 10:51 AM
ugh well that sucks:o

Neptune
Jan 3rd, 2007, 10:59 AM
World number 10 Nicole Vaidisova has withdrawn from the doubles competition at the Watsons Water Challenge because of a hand injury.

The 17-year-old 2005 Japan Open champion was set to partner Elena Dementieva against Australian Open and Wimbledon champions Zheng Zie and Yan Zi on Wednesday.

Vaidisova will be replaced in the doubles competition by 2006 junior Wimbledon champion Caroline Wozniacki, but will feature in the singles against Dementieva on Thursday as preparation for the Australian Open, which begins on January 15.

Tournament director Terry Catton said: "Nicole Vaidisova slipped in the shower and cut a finger on her left hand.

"The tournament doctor recommends she withdraws from the doubles. However, she feels she should be fit to play in the singles tomorrow.

"The cut affects the way she can play her double-handed backhand."


Not a funny story to be honest.

Hope it will don't upset the beginning of her season.

We don't care about exhibition,she will better withdraw from this.I want her to be healthy at Ao and Sidney!:angel:

~Kiera~
Jan 3rd, 2007, 11:57 AM
How's she doing?

She did pretty well (even if the commentator did call her Caroline more than once :lol:) I've captured the streaming video, so if I can rip the audio I'll upload it for you guys.

Sexysova
Jan 3rd, 2007, 02:07 PM
live scores on official site don't function... do you know else live scores from WWC? :)

Svet
Jan 3rd, 2007, 02:39 PM
live scores on official site don't function... do you know else live scores from WWC? :)

http://www4.marathonbet.com/liveresults.shtml

http://www.scorestand.com/tennis/

Vaidisova
Jan 3rd, 2007, 02:39 PM
Hope it will don't upset the beginning of her season.

We don't care about exhibition,she will better withdraw from this.I want her to be healthy at Ao and Sidney!:angel:

Well hopefully it isn't too bad if she feels like it'll be OK to play the singles match tomorrow. If it isn't then yeah withdraw because Sydney and AO are so close... But still - a slip in the shower is bad - we should be thankful it wasn't anything too serious.

~Kiera~
Jan 3rd, 2007, 03:25 PM
If anyone wants it:

Nicole commentating on the Clijsters/Zheng match (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=RQM77C9L) (mp3)

Viktymise
Jan 3rd, 2007, 05:17 PM
If anyone wants it:

Nicole commentating on the Clijsters/Zheng match (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=RQM77C9L) (mp3)

thx Kiera :kiss:

Neptune
Jan 3rd, 2007, 05:30 PM
Well hopefully it isn't too bad if she feels like it'll be OK to play the singles match tomorrow. If it isn't then yeah withdraw because Sydney and AO are so close... But still - a slip in the shower is bad - we should be thankful it wasn't anything too serious.

Yea,the fall could be very painful.So,a finger cut,that's fine!And,hopefully,she will play tomorrow.We'll see how she feels!

Thanks Kiera.:)

~Kiera~
Jan 3rd, 2007, 05:36 PM
You're welcome :) The audio is pretty low on it for some reason, so you'll need to turn up the volume.

Vaidisova
Jan 3rd, 2007, 06:23 PM
Thanks for the mp3.

wtf @ him calling her Caroline :o:help: :lol: at the awkward silence when he did it the first time.

Anahi
Jan 3rd, 2007, 11:05 PM
hehe yeah is a little funny...but what is in the mind of that guy!!! hahaha if you have nicole next to you, you never forget her name hahaha

and thanks for the audio

Vaidisova
Jan 4th, 2007, 03:14 AM
Video interview

http://sports.163.com/07/0104/00/33V01A3P00051CDG.html

you can see her finger taped...

Nicole was asked whether or not she would change her nationality

- She said no she wouldn't. She practices in Florida but will always be a Czech. She wants to play for Czech Republic in FedCup, Olympics, etc. She is proud of her country and honored to play for Czech Republic. She said will represent Czech Republic in 2008 Beijing Games if they nominate her and the interviewer said I'm sure they will nominate you.:p

The interviewer commented on Nicole being beautiful and being able to speak several languages. She was asked about becoming an star like Maria, etc (Nicole thought she said pop idol and answered with "I can't sing" :lol:)

- She said right now shes focusing on climbing the rankings and doing well in the Slams but doing off court things is always fun.

Nicole also talks about the Chinese New Year/fans/coming back to China again, NYC being her fav city, etc...

Not much of anything new but a nice video:)

Vaidisova
Jan 4th, 2007, 03:32 AM
Nicole is scheduled to play later today. I hope her finger is better and that she will be able to play against Elena. :)

Anahi
Jan 4th, 2007, 04:25 AM
oh thanks!!! i really like the interview. A pop idol?? i want a cd of nicole hahahahaha :) :lol:

Derek.
Jan 4th, 2007, 05:25 AM
Good luck Nicole! :yeah:

Sharapova's_Boy
Jan 4th, 2007, 07:16 AM
Good luck today Nikki. :D

Hrastar
Jan 4th, 2007, 09:26 AM
Why is her finger taped :confused:

Go Nicole go :kiss:

nikkifan
Jan 4th, 2007, 11:44 AM
because she slipped in the shower and cut a finger on her left hand.
i can't see the video :sad:

Neptune
Jan 4th, 2007, 11:56 AM
because she slipped in the shower and cut a finger on her left hand.
i can't see the video :sad:

Yea,me too.Déjà pour que la page s'affiche,ça a pris un temps fou et maintenant,la vidéo ne veux pas se lire.Tant pis!:sad:

nikkifan
Jan 4th, 2007, 12:10 PM
oué mais peut etre qu'ils peuvent nous la mettre en megapluod enfin je sais pas tanpis
mais sa m'enbete un bon coup quand meme de ne pas voir nicole:sad:

Svet
Jan 4th, 2007, 12:13 PM
On Russian TV have told, that Nici will not play against Dementieva :-((

Sharapova's_Boy
Jan 4th, 2007, 12:28 PM
:eek:

Because of the finger?

Svet
Jan 4th, 2007, 12:31 PM
:eek:

Because of the finger?

I hope, that only because of a finger
I do not know more

Viktymise
Jan 4th, 2007, 01:03 PM
Will Wozniacki play instead, what time are they going to start at :shrug: i still hope its nicole :sad:

Vaidisova
Jan 4th, 2007, 03:14 PM
Nicole played and lost. 63 36 26 :sad:

Apparently she had a ton of DF, if I read right from the Chinese tennis forum. :eek:

So she will play for Silver trophy.. next is Yan Zi.

Derek.
Jan 4th, 2007, 03:15 PM
Dang it. :sad:

Nicole needs her serve in order to be top ten players. :(

Please beat Zi Yan. :o

Sexysova
Jan 4th, 2007, 03:17 PM
maybe her injury was very hard in second and third set, but this match was balanced and maybe dramatic, I think that it isn't bad loss... GOOD LUCK NICOLE :)

Vaidisova
Jan 4th, 2007, 03:31 PM
Someone in GM said they both had 11 DF.:help:

If Nicole doesn't win tomorrow...:tape:

Derek.
Jan 4th, 2007, 03:36 PM
Someone in GM said they both had 11 DF.:help:

If Nicole doesn't win tomorrow...:tape:


11 Double-faults, Nicole?

Are you kidding me? :o

Please improve EVERYTHING tomorrow. :help:

Neptune
Jan 4th, 2007, 03:38 PM
That's just an exhibition!You don't have to worry.You don't play 100% during an exhibition.It doesn't mean something for me!;)

Derek.
Jan 4th, 2007, 03:51 PM
That's just an exhibition!You don't have to worry.You don't play 100% during an exhibition.It doesn't mean something for me!;)


I bet you both were trying their hardest to win.

Neptune
Jan 4th, 2007, 04:08 PM
I bet you both were trying their hardest to win.

What?:confused:

Anyway,Nicole lost and I'm a bit disppointed but that's only her first match and it doesn't mean that it starts bad for her.Honestly,I prefer she lost here and now she will focus on the real schedule and be ready to the Ao by playing Sydney.
The tomorrow match against Zheng will be interesting to show how Nicole feels.But,exhibition is not something which show how was her game if she was playing a real tournement.I really don't think she was playing her best!I'm just waiting Sydney to see if it was a real upset.

Sharapova's_Boy
Jan 5th, 2007, 02:47 AM
Nikki :sad: :sad: :sad:

I was so convinced she'd play Masha in the Semis. :(

Oh well. Please beat Yan and win the Silver Group again.

Derek.
Jan 5th, 2007, 03:35 AM
What?:confused:


I mean, even though it's an exhibition, Nikki was still trying her best I'm sure.

Vaidisova
Jan 5th, 2007, 05:45 AM
According to the match stats from the WWCC site Nicole had:

6 aces
11 DF
24 Winners
17 UE

http://www.watsonswaterchallenge.com/eng/tournament/6matchsummary.php

Vaidisova
Jan 5th, 2007, 05:46 AM
highlights video

http://www.watsonswaterchallenge.com/eng/live/highlight2c.php

Vaidisova
Jan 5th, 2007, 06:02 AM
Nicole will play very soon

Friday 5 January "Super Friday"
4:30pm: Silver Group - Singles Semi Final (Best of 3 tie break sets)
Yan Zi vs N. Vaidisova

Derek.
Jan 5th, 2007, 08:33 AM
Nicole lost the first set 5-7. :tape: :help: :o

Derek.
Jan 5th, 2007, 08:59 AM
Nicole lost 5-7 3-6. :mad:

She had a vast amount of errors and too many double-faults.

WTF. :weirdo:

Neptune
Jan 5th, 2007, 09:56 AM
Wtf? Ok,that's just an exhibition but you can't lose to Zheng!:eek:

Wake up Nici!:sad:

I just saw the Highlights.I think,it's very interesting,she came to the net more than one time.

You can explain her early lose by the fact that Nicole is changing a little bit her game and the way she plays. Maybe varied and try news things.

If it's really that,I'm very confident and happy.

Let her the time to put her game on. (I don't know if we can say that in English..........).

Svet
Jan 5th, 2007, 10:48 AM
Wtf? Ok,that's just an exhibition but you can't lose to Zheng!:eek:

Wake up Nici!:sad:

I just saw the Highlights.I think,it's very interesting,she came to the net more than one time.

You can explain her early lose by the fact that Nicole is changing a little bit her game and the way she plays. Maybe varied and try news things.

If it's really that,I'm very confident and happy.

Let her the time to put her game on. (I don't know if we can say that in English..........).

It is good, if she has decided to change the game by a net. To diversify it.
But what for to change serving, and so it was fine.

georgekuo1017
Jan 5th, 2007, 10:57 AM
Omg

Vaidisova
Jan 5th, 2007, 11:32 AM
Nicole:o Embarrassing. :help:

Please get it together for Sydney.

Thank god it was only an exhibition match. :tape:

Sharapova's_Boy
Jan 5th, 2007, 12:54 PM
Yeah, thank god it's only an exhibition.

That is just an horrendous loss. :o

Neptune
Jan 5th, 2007, 04:56 PM
It is good, if she has decided to change the game by a net. To diversify it.
But what for to change serving, and so it was fine.

Yea,I think it's good too.I only saw a few seconds of her match against Zi and she made so many mystakes.

For her serve,I really don't know what happens.Apparently,she did a lot of DF.
And Masha did the same today.So,It sounds not scarying in my opinion.Just the beginning of the season.We'll see at Sydney but she needs to work hard to erase all her errors.

Anyway,Go NICI!!!:bounce:

andrewbroad
Jan 7th, 2007, 01:57 AM
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WATSONS WATER CHAMPIONS CHALLENGE (Hong Kong; outdoor hard; exhibition)
================================= http://www.watsonswaterchallenge.com/ (http://www.watsonswaterchallenge.com/)

Nicole Vaidišová [EF]:
qf - ELENA DEMENTIEVA [4], 6-3 3-6 2-6
Silver Group sf - Yan,Zi [s], 5-7 3-6

A disappointingly winless start to the year (and no mouthwatering semi-final against Maria Sharapova (http://geocities.com/andrewbroad/tennis/shara/)) for Nicole, who may have been affected by a cut on the middle finger of her left hand.

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Photos
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Search Getty Images for "vaidisova"
http://news.search.yahoo.com/search/news/?c=news_photos&p=vaidisova (http://news.search.yahoo.com/search/news/?c=news_photos&p=vaidisova)
http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=204976&page=54 (http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=204976&page=54) (to 56)

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Video
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Hong Kong party:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RCzuO3b2l4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RCzuO3b2l4)

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Interview
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Exclusive: Nicole Vaidišová Answers Questions From The Fans:
http://www.inside-tennis.net/index.php?action=arts&id=499 (http://www.inside-tennis.net/index.php?action=arts&id=499)

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Doubles (Wednesday 3rd January)
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Nicole pulled out of this event - in which she was set to partner Elena Dementieva - on Wednesday.

Tournament-director Terry Catton: "Nicole slipped in the shower and cut a finger on her left hand. The cut affects the way she can play her double-handed backhand. The tournament-doctor recommends she withdraws from the doubles. However, she feels she should be fit to play in the singles tomorrow."

It may sound like a strange injury, but Nicole was very lucky. When Fred Perry slipped in the shower, he broke four ribs... and died.

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Quarter-final (Thursday 4th January)
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- Nicole Vaidišová [EF] lt. ELENA DEMENTIEVA [4], 6-3 3-6 2-6

A reasonable performance, taking a set off the world #8 (who, in turn, took a set off the great Maria Sharapova (http://geocities.com/andrewbroad/tennis/shara/) in the semis - I wish Nicole could have met Maria in the semis!).

This compares favourably with their only meeting on the WTA Tour to date: Tokyo Pan Pacific Open 2006, where Nicole lost 6-3 1-6 2-6.

I've often wondered why big servers like Maria and Nicole struggle as much as they do against Dementieva and her weak sliced serve, which produces so many double faults at key moments, and can only go to the right-hander's forehand. I think Dementieva makes up for it with her unusual ability to neutralise her opponent's initiative early in the rally, as well as superior fitness and a great crosscourt forehand.

Nicole hit 6 aces, 11 double faults (which is abysmal), and a W:UE ratio of 24:17.

I take it Nicole is still using the abbreviated swing on her serve that she had to introduce last summer because of her shoulder-injury! :sad:

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Silver Group semi-final (Friday 5th January)
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- Nicole Vaidišová [EF] lt. Yan,Zi [s], 5-7 3-6

Obviously a very disappointing result ahead of the Australian Open, losing to this #166-ranked doubles-specialist.

But Yan gave Maria a tough match in the previous round, fighting back from breaks down in both sets of Maria's 7-5 6-3 victory. Perhaps she's ready to take on the world at singles now?

I always thought Yan was a Selesian (two hands on both sides), but the photos from Hong Kong show her hitting one-handed forehands, and www.wtatour.com (http://www.wtatour.com) currently describes her playing-style as "Right-handed (two-handed backhand)" - so perhaps she is a lapsed Selesian?

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http://geocities.com/andrewbroad/tennis/vaidi/ (http://geocities.com/andrewbroad/tennis/vaidi/)

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Nicole_Vaidisova/ (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Nicole_Vaidisova/)
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nicole-vaidisova/ (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nicole-vaidisova/)
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/jeldani/ (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/jeldani/)