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Vaidisova
Jan 11th, 2007, 05:12 AM
Moving on....

First slam of the year, Nicole reached 4R last year.

Draw comes out Friday in Australia (so not much longer)...

Sexysova
Jan 11th, 2007, 05:47 AM
yes :) I hope that Nicole finally will luck in draw :) She often has really shame :)

Sharapova's_Boy
Jan 11th, 2007, 05:49 AM
Good luck Nikki. :D

Can't wait to see her play again live. (Just hope she never plays on Vodafone. :o )

Draw comes out in like 14 hours. :woohoo:

Derek.
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:45 AM
Good luck Nicole! :D

She got some goood match pracitce in Sydney so hopefully she is ready to go here.

Goooo Nicole! :yeah:

Go far here. ;)

Vaidisova
Jan 11th, 2007, 12:39 PM
The Australian Open Draw will take place at the Melbourne Park Function Centre – Skyline Room on Friday 12th January from 10.00am.

AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2007 MEN’S AND WOMEN’S SEEDS

Men Women

1. Roger Federer (SUI) 1. Maria Sharapova (RUS)

2. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 2. Amelie Mauresmo (FRA)

3. Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) 3. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)

4. Ivan Ljubicic (CRO) 4. Kim Clijsters (BEL)

5. James Blake (USA) 5. Nadia Petrova (RUS)

6. Andy Roddick (USA) 6. Martina Hingis (SUI)

7. Tommy Robredo (ESP) 7. Elena Dementieva (RUS)

8. David Nalbandian (ARG) 8. Patty Schnyder (SUI)

9. Mario Ancic (CRO) 9. Dinara Safina (RUS)

10. Fernando Gonzalez (CHI) 10. Nicole Vaidisova (CZE)

Nicole will be drawn to play Patty, Elena, Martina, or Nadia in 4r.

Sharapova's_Boy
Jan 11th, 2007, 01:15 PM
Oh, the ceremony starts at 10? :eek:

Now I have to get up extra early. :o

Vaidisova
Jan 11th, 2007, 06:36 PM
Only a few more hrs til 10am Melbourne

Vaidisova
Jan 11th, 2007, 06:50 PM
In R32 Nicole will be drawn to face seeds #17-24 which would be

17. Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER)
18. Marion Bartoli (FRA)
19. Na Li (CHN)
20. Tatiana Golovin (FRA)
21. Katarina Srebotnik (SLO)
22. Vera Zvonareva (RUS)
23. Ai Sugiyama (JPN)
24. Samantha Stosur (AUS)

Neptune
Jan 11th, 2007, 06:59 PM
In R32 Nicole will be drawn to face seeds #17-24 which would be

17. Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER)
18. Marion Bartoli (FRA)
19. Na Li (CHN)
20. Tatiana Golovin (FRA)
21. Katarina Srebotnik (SLO)
22. Vera Zvonareva (RUS)
23. Ai Sugiyama (JPN)
24. Samantha Stosur (AUS)

Already good opponent for her!

Thanks for the info. I'm waiting the draw,Nicole is not very lucky but Hope this time it will be open.
No Serena please!:eek: (even though it will be a great match)

Sexysova
Jan 11th, 2007, 07:02 PM
I think Li, Golovin and Sugiyama will be hard opponents :) but serena isn't in good form I think, she lost to bammer in hobart... GL NICOLE :)

Vaidisova
Jan 11th, 2007, 07:04 PM
I just hope Nicole can defend her points since the area of rankings she is in now is such a tight race.... But like I said previously, I think that if she doesn't reach the QF (at least) it will be disappointing. It depends on the draw though. :)

Neptune
Jan 11th, 2007, 07:30 PM
Just for fun before the draw,I listed few players I want Nicole to face at Ao:

Tatiana Golovin-Yea,just because it's two of my favs.
Maria Sharapova-everyone is excepting a match between the both.
Martina Hingis-I would love to this how the match can turn.
After that,maybe why not Kuz,Petrova,Jankovic for the revenge.....:shrug:

Vaidisova
Jan 11th, 2007, 07:35 PM
If Nicole plays Tati I hope she will hammer her after their Zurich match. :tape: :devil: It will be a "revenge match."

Neptune
Jan 11th, 2007, 08:00 PM
If Nicole plays Tati I hope she will hammer her after their Zurich match. :tape: :devil: It will be a "revenge match."

:lol: I think she will remember "Put her under the water right away"....or something like that but that's will be Nicole's time:lol:

(Tati :hug: )

Derek.
Jan 11th, 2007, 08:09 PM
I hope she doesn't get Na Li as she seems to be back in form.

Would be great to at least see Nicole in the QF of a slam again. :cool:

Vaidisova
Jan 11th, 2007, 08:32 PM
Only about 2hrs to go for the draw.

I wonder if Nicole will play doubles this year.

Vaidisova
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:04 PM
Nicole will play Jill Craybas in 1st round.

Vaidisova
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:09 PM
Srebotnik in R32 and Dementieva in 4R.

Vaidisova
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:16 PM
Elena Dementieva RUS (7) vs. Stephanie Foretz FRA
Martina Muller GER vs. QUALIFIER
Maria Elena Camerin ITA vs. Kirsten Flipkens BEL
Elena Vesnina RUS vs. Anabel Medina Garrigues ESP (25)
Katarina Srebotnik SLO (21) vs. Casey Dellacqua AUS
Iveta Benesova CZE vs. Galina Voskoboeva RUS
Jarmila Gajdosova SVK vs. Milagros Sequera VEN
Jill Craybas USA vs. Nicole Vaidisova CZE (10)

Francesca Schiavone ITA (14) vs. Sandra Kloesel GER
Lucie Safarova CZE vs. Alberta Brianti ITA
Laura Pous Tio ESP vs. Anastasiya Yakimova BLR
Sofia Arvidsson SWE vs. Ai Sugiyama JPN (23)
Jie Zheng CHN (31) vs. Julia Schruff GER
Martina Sucha SVK vs. Eva Birnerova CZE
Marta Domachowska POL vs. Olga Poutchkova RUS
Shenay Perry USA vs. Amelie Mauresmo FRA (2)

Vaidisova
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:19 PM
Nicole's draw is not bad, she should make the 4R.

Derek.
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:45 PM
I wish she would have gotten Hingis in the 4R instead of Dementieva.

All in all, I like the draw.

If she's on her game then once again she can make it deep into the tournament.

Expecing at least a 4R, hopefully further though.

Good luck Nicole! :D

Vaidisova
Jan 12th, 2007, 12:11 AM
Jill beat Nicole back in 2004

2004 MIDLAND HARD (I) F J. CRAYBAS 6-2 6-4

Sharapova's_Boy
Jan 12th, 2007, 12:57 AM
Good luck Nikki.

Pretty happy with the draw. Srebotnik is IMO the weakest of the 17-24 seeds, so Nikki shouldn't really have many problems with her.

Dementieva in the 4th round though. :unsure: Although perhaps she won't face Lena, as she has had some pretty surprising early round losses here before.

Anyway, can't wait to see Nikki play again. :worship:

Anahi
Jan 12th, 2007, 02:15 AM
Good Luck Nicole!

louisa2k2
Jan 12th, 2007, 06:30 AM
I think martina is playing better than Elena D. I think Nicole will beat Elena, she definately is in the better half of the draw. She could reach the QF or semis. Plus im glad shes not in martinas half cos i like both of them. I will cheering for Nicole on mon or tues wen she plays i will be there for both days. Im starting to like nikki more and more. I cant beleive she is only 17, she stayed so focused in her match against Ana and the serbian crowd were a bit enthusiastic and sometimes nikki had to wait to serve but she still stayed so focused. Cant wait to see her play live again :)

Sharapova's_Boy
Jan 12th, 2007, 06:53 AM
I think martina is playing better than Elena D. I think Nicole will beat Elena, she definately is in the better half of the draw. She could reach the QF or semis. Plus im glad shes not in martinas half cos i like both of them. I will cheering for Nicole on mon or tues wen she plays i will be there for both days. Im starting to like nikki more and more. I cant beleive she is only 17, she stayed so focused in her match against Ana and the serbian crowd were a bit enthusiastic and sometimes nikki had to wait to serve but she still stayed so focused. Cant wait to see her play live again :)

:yeah:

I'll be there cheering for Nikki too. ;)

As much as I like Martina too, I would've preferred Nikki to have to her in the 4th round than Elena. Nikki seems to struggle against Lena, whereas I think she could overpower Martina much easier.

I think they key for this Australian Open will be whether or not Nikki can get past Lena in the 4th round. (Providing they both get there) If she can do that, I can deifnitely see her in the Semis if not the final.

louisa2k2
Jan 12th, 2007, 08:20 AM
well maybe see you there :)

After seeing Nikki in sydney i think she has a good chance to beat Elena she is really focused. But then would have a tough SF to against Kuzzie or jankovic. But she has a good chance :)

Princeza
Jan 12th, 2007, 12:46 PM
go nikki! cant wait to see her winning

Vaidisova
Jan 12th, 2007, 01:21 PM
From TBE's Ranking thread

2006 Pts off: Aus Open (+ITFs)
Ranks for 29 Jan 2007
AUSTRALIAN OPEN GS (Fri Q2)

9 Dinara Safina 1439
10 Jelena Jankovic 1420
11 Patty Schnyder 1406
12 Nicole Vaidisova 1334
13 Anna Tchakvetadze 1222

A fourth round finish would give Nicole 140 pts, QF 250...

Sexysova
Jan 12th, 2007, 02:48 PM
Nicole has great chance if she will play as in Sydney or hopefully better :) I think that she can reach sf without problems :) She can defeat Elena and Amelie :)

Neptune
Jan 12th, 2007, 02:56 PM
Her draw is very interesting....I like it.She can go far.

Vaidisova
Jan 12th, 2007, 03:13 PM
I hope she plays the first day because I'm ready for her AO to start. And plus all the new pics that will come of her in the dress. :yeah:

Mailin
Jan 12th, 2007, 03:24 PM
Yeah, and finally the orange version! :D Like that one more ... well, her draw isn't that bad actually,.. give your best Nicky! :)

TeaMMashA
Jan 12th, 2007, 08:50 PM
Good Luck Nicky!

Vaidisova
Jan 13th, 2007, 05:34 AM
Nicole plays Monday! :bounce:

Vodafone Arena Start Time 11:00 AM

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) vs. Andy Roddick (USA)[6]
Jill Craybas (USA) vs. Nicole Vaidisova (CZE)[10]

Gooooooo Nicole!!

Sexysova
Jan 13th, 2007, 06:04 AM
YES GL :) I think that Nicole will win without problems :)

Vaidisova
Jan 13th, 2007, 06:18 AM
I'm glad she will start on Monday since it'll be Sunday afternoon for me, so not much longer... and that her match is 2nd, so we won't have to wait all day for it to begin.

But this should be easy for Nicole, so not expecting much.. probably gonna be uneventful, which is good for the start of a Grand Slam. ;)

Good luck again! Can't wait for the match to begin and the pics to follow! :D

Svet
Jan 13th, 2007, 06:58 AM
Good luck Nicci !!!

Sharapova's_Boy
Jan 13th, 2007, 07:00 AM
:bigcry:

I knew Nikki would be on Vodafone, since it's the only court I don't have access to.

Anyway, good luck Nikki. Hope you win so that I have a chance of seeing you. :p

Derek.
Jan 13th, 2007, 02:46 PM
Good luck Nicole! :D

Start off your 2007 AO campaign strongly. ;)

nikkifan
Jan 13th, 2007, 06:48 PM
the draw is not bad she can go far
give your best nicole

Sexysova
Jan 13th, 2007, 06:53 PM
PLS Nicole, play minimally as in Sydney :) GOOD LUCK :) Andrew ;)

Neptune
Jan 13th, 2007, 07:15 PM
Well,she plays tomorrow night,great!:angel:

No way to see her on french television but I will take a look at the scoreboard.

Good Luck Nicole.

Sexysova
Jan 13th, 2007, 07:41 PM
I will check scoreboard too if Eurosport won't show it :)

Vaidisova
Jan 13th, 2007, 07:53 PM
Nicole should get through the first 2 rounds quite easily I think.

Hope ESPN will show some of Nicole's match since she is playing Jill (an American), but I don't think it will happen. :p

Sexysova
Jan 13th, 2007, 08:18 PM
I haven't got ESPN :(

Neptune
Jan 13th, 2007, 08:30 PM
I will check scoreboard too if Eurosport won't show it :)

If you have the Czech Eurosport,You will propably watch it.:)

For me,The schedule is full of French players.

But,it's not necessarily important,Nicole will win easily.;)

Lunaris
Jan 13th, 2007, 09:08 PM
^^ The problem is that the czech eurosport shows same pictures as the international eurosport. We get czech commentatory but are not able to decide which match we are gonna broadcast. I think only british, german and french ESP's are able to show different matches. Maybe italian too?

btw. You may watch ESPN on-line for free if you have quick internet.

Sexysova
Jan 14th, 2007, 05:14 AM
yes, only Czech commentatory :)

It's is possible? I check it, really free?

Vaidisova
Jan 14th, 2007, 07:41 AM
Nicole is playing doubles with Emma Laine:eek::scratch:

Emma Laine FIN/Nicole Vaidisova CZE vs. Bethanie Mattek USA/Shenay Perry USA

Sexysova
Jan 14th, 2007, 08:12 AM
wow, GL :)

Neptune
Jan 14th, 2007, 10:32 AM
Is Nicole already gave a Press conference at Melbourne?

I was thinking she will play doubles with Drake.

Mailin
Jan 14th, 2007, 10:50 AM
Nope, and I don't think she will, as most times only top seeds do. Anyways, not long to go anymore from now on, onyl couple of hours..

Though I would have prefered it if Nicole focused on her singles apperance at the Australian Open.Find it weird that she almost never plays doubles during "normal" tournaments,.. but always then or almost always the grand slams.

Princeza
Jan 14th, 2007, 10:56 AM
eww i wont be able to see her match, will be too late for me:fiery:

Neptune
Jan 14th, 2007, 11:50 AM
Same for me,too late!

She often plays doubles during the summer (San Diego,Standford.....) but always on Gs too.Yea,normally,it's better to be focused on single but as she loses most of the time rapidly,it doesn't waste her energy at least.She really worked on her body last winter.She seems more stronger.

Vaidisova
Jan 14th, 2007, 03:05 PM
8hrs til 11am Melbourne:p

I hope we get a post match interview because we didn't get much of anything from Sydney, even though she made the SF. I always like seeing what the players have to say.

Princeza
Jan 14th, 2007, 03:47 PM
yeah i took places to gaz de france open!
hope nikki wont withdraw pleaaaase

legolas1
Jan 14th, 2007, 08:45 PM
I like it when Nikki beats the other girls bad and they are like "mommy, mommy, where is my mommy?" :lol:

Vaidisova
Jan 15th, 2007, 01:59 AM
Nicole will be up soon, Andy just finished his match.

Vaidisova
Jan 15th, 2007, 02:32 AM
Nicole has just broken to go up *3-2

Vaidisova
Jan 15th, 2007, 02:35 AM
Nicole holds for 4-2

Vaidisova
Jan 15th, 2007, 02:51 AM
Nicole saved 4 bps to hold and take the set 6-4

Sexysova
Jan 15th, 2007, 02:55 AM
6:4 :bounce:

Sexysova
Jan 15th, 2007, 02:57 AM
this match isn't easy, Craybas plays really well :help:

Vaidisova
Jan 15th, 2007, 03:02 AM
Nicole's stats aren't very good at all. She's saving a lot of BPs though.

Sexysova
Jan 15th, 2007, 03:07 AM
I think Nicole doesn't play her best - it's match full of unforced errors and a few winners :)

Sexysova
Jan 15th, 2007, 03:12 AM
second set is better but it's though :(

Vaidisova
Jan 15th, 2007, 03:15 AM
Nicole has broken for a 6-4 *4-3 lead

Vaidisova
Jan 15th, 2007, 03:18 AM
Only to be broken back:o

4-4 now...too many UE

Vaidisova
Jan 15th, 2007, 03:20 AM
Nicole to serve to stay in 2nd set at 4-5*

Vaidisova
Jan 15th, 2007, 03:23 AM
Nicole holds 5-5

Vaidisova
Jan 15th, 2007, 03:25 AM
Heading for a tiebreak.. Jill holds 6-5

Vaidisova
Jan 15th, 2007, 03:34 AM
Nicole lost the 2nd set 5-7

omg:help::help:

Vaidisova
Jan 15th, 2007, 03:46 AM
Nicole manages to hold 2-0

plz finish her off quickly

Sexysova
Jan 15th, 2007, 03:48 AM
yes... go nicole!!!

wow, it must be very hard, I saw the end of first set... wow

Neptune
Jan 15th, 2007, 03:56 AM
Damm,I can't believe it!:o it sucks!!:rolleyes:

Vaidisova
Jan 15th, 2007, 04:10 AM
Nicole won 64 57 61

Should have been in 2 comfortable sets Nicole :o Way too many UE...:rolleyes: :help:

Her 2nd round opponent is Milagros Sequera.

Sexysova
Jan 15th, 2007, 04:11 AM
yes :) Nicole won, wow :) It could be great match, I think that Craybas played really well :)

Anahi
Jan 15th, 2007, 04:12 AM
she can win the next ;):)

Vaidisova
Jan 15th, 2007, 04:14 AM
http://i11.tinypic.com/2ur3048.jpg

Neptune
Jan 15th, 2007, 04:22 AM
She can hit 18 aces and 40 winners but 50 Ue,it's too much!

She really need to work on that if she wants to go far.I'm really upset about her run here now!

Derek.
Jan 15th, 2007, 04:28 AM
Too many UE's. :o

But at least she picked up her play when it really mattered. :)

Jill made her play so this was a nice win for Nicole I suppose.

It could have been easier though.

Good luck in the next round! :yeah:

Derek.
Jan 15th, 2007, 04:29 AM
I'm really upset about her run here now!


Let's wait and see how she plays in her next match. ;)

Neptune
Jan 15th, 2007, 04:44 AM
Let's wait and see how she plays in her next match. ;)

I suppose it was just a little fright.She wasted her energy.But she really needs to stay focused on her match.That's not the first time she loses a set like that.We'll see next time.:)

Vaidisova
Jan 15th, 2007, 04:46 AM
Open-Vaidisova stutters into second round in Melbourne

MELBOURNE, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Czech teenager Nicole Vaidisova suffered a second set stutter before prevailing over American veteran Jill Craybas 6-4 5-7 6-1 in her opening match at the Australian Open on Monday.

The 17-year-old, who reached the semi-finals at Roland Garros in her breakthrough year of 2006, smashed 18 aces as she finally overhauled the athletic 32-year-old American and now faces Venezuela's Milagros Sequera in the second round.

A single break was sufficient for the 10th seed to take the first set in 39 minutes but Craybas, who has never passed the third round in seven attempts at Melbourne Park, hit back with two breaks to take the second.

Vaidisova, a fourth-round loser to champion Amelie Mauresmo last year, ran away with it in the third, breaking the Craybas serve three times to seal victory in an hour and 52 minutes with a crunching forehand service return down the line.

http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/articlenews.aspx?type=tennisNews&storyid=2007-01-15T052553Z_01_SP224870_RTRIDST_0_TENNIS-OPEN-VAIDISOVA.XML

Sexysova
Jan 15th, 2007, 12:57 PM
great 3rd set Nicole, keep it up :) GO NICOLE :)

Sexysova
Jan 15th, 2007, 02:30 PM
check my site - latest news :) Nicole talked about her match, collection and ex-injury :)

jmorgan
Jan 15th, 2007, 02:34 PM
I recorded 5 hours of coverage last night and believe they spent maybe 12 seconds on Nicole's match. At least she got a win, though it was not an easy one.....

Derek.
Jan 15th, 2007, 05:51 PM
I recorded 5 hours of coverage last night and believe they spent maybe 12 seconds on Nicole's match. At least she got a win, though it was not an easy one.....


No, they showed more than that.

They showed the game at 5*-4 when Nicole was serving for the first set and then MP. :p

It's better than nothing. ;)

jmorgan
Jan 15th, 2007, 06:06 PM
^%*()&$#^%(^*^%)***#$_)

I think I deleted it off of Tivo..... I'll have to check.

thanks

Neptune
Jan 15th, 2007, 07:05 PM
Nicole will play Sequera in her second round.

An easy win this time,I hope.

A question: Do you think Nicole can have probably the Best serve of Women's game?

Vaidisova
Jan 15th, 2007, 07:08 PM
Nicole won back in 2004 easily, let's hope she can do it again tomorrow.


2004 VANCOUVER HARD (O) Q N. VAIDISOVA 6-4 6-1

Derek.
Jan 15th, 2007, 08:16 PM
A question: Do you think Nicole can have probably the Best serve of Women's game?


I would already put her serve in the top 5 currently.

And I think it could soon be the best. ;)

Sexysova
Jan 16th, 2007, 03:57 AM
I think, it will be easier than against Craybas ;)

:tOMMYbOY:
Jan 16th, 2007, 04:11 AM
nicole might now even play tomorrow due to this extreame heat policy. :mad:

Vaidisova
Jan 16th, 2007, 11:10 AM
Nicole plays last on Show Court 2 Wednesday.

Princeza
Jan 16th, 2007, 11:25 AM
cool it will be less hot for her

Sexysova
Jan 16th, 2007, 11:28 AM
but I will at school :(

Derek.
Jan 16th, 2007, 11:39 AM
Good luck Nicole! :D ;) :yeah:

Vaidisova
Jan 16th, 2007, 09:22 PM
I hope the matches before don't take forever. I don't like waiting all day for my faves to play. :zzz:

:tOMMYbOY:
Jan 16th, 2007, 09:41 PM
kick ass nicole. straight sets this time ;)

Anahi
Jan 17th, 2007, 12:26 AM
A question: Do you think Nicole can have probably the Best serve of Women's game?

Yes I think that she have one of the best serve in the circuit :worship:

Vaidisova
Jan 17th, 2007, 04:48 AM
probably at least 3 more hrs til Nicole's match:zzz:

Derek.
Jan 17th, 2007, 04:55 AM
I was hoping the matches before her would go fast, but of course Dementieva had to make a meal out of her match. :o

Hopefully I wake up to see a win for Nicole! :hearts:

Good luck! :D :kiss: :yeah:

Neptune
Jan 17th, 2007, 04:56 AM
I won't be here until 14:30 PM and No way to see what hapenned.

Hope Nicole will take it easily.

At least,I saw Elena lost a set too.She's not in good form.

Vaidisova
Jan 17th, 2007, 05:00 AM
I was hoping Elena would lose. :tape: ;) But she lives to see another day. :p

Vaidisova
Jan 17th, 2007, 05:18 AM
The schedule for Thursday is out and Nicole will play her doubles match last on Court 11.

Vaidisova
Jan 17th, 2007, 10:05 AM
Nicole into the 3rd round with a 6-2 6-1 win. She'll play Katarina Srebotnik SLO (21).

Princeza
Jan 17th, 2007, 10:18 AM
f*** they didnt show the match even during baghdatis/monfils warm up
im fed up!
but glad she won, go nikki!

Derek.
Jan 17th, 2007, 11:29 AM
Nicole! :D :banana: :woohoo:

I woke up to a nice Nicole win. :angel:

Good luck in the next round! :yeah:

Sexysova
Jan 17th, 2007, 01:15 PM
super NICOLE, GOOO!!!! :) nice number of ue and winners :)

Neptune
Jan 17th, 2007, 01:24 PM
f*** they didnt show the match even during baghdatis/monfils warm up
im fed up!
but glad she won, go nikki!

LOL!Ben,on sait que sur Eurosport,il ne passe que les français alors pour voir Nicole ou d'autres,faut attendre qu'ils soit tous éliminés!:o T'as le temps autrement dit!:lol:

Great job Nicole!:angel: Now,Srebotnik.

Last match was in 2005.

2005 MIAMI HARD (O) R128 N. VAIDISOVA 7-5 6-1 .

Hope a easy win.

Princeza
Jan 17th, 2007, 02:06 PM
LOL!Ben,on sait que sur Eurosport,il ne passe que les français alors pour voir Nicole ou d'autres,faut attendre qu'ils soit tous éliminés!:o T'as le temps autrement dit!:lol:

Great job Nicole!:angel: Now,Srebotnik.

Last match was in 2005.

2005 MIAMI HARD (O) R128 N. VAIDISOVA 7-5 6-1 .

Hope a easy win.

loool c'est clair a roland c'est encore pire, ils doivent etre 100francais sur 128 joueurs (je sais j'abuse!) , mais bon jpete un plomb

Neptune
Jan 17th, 2007, 03:00 PM
Oui,enfin,c'est pas la fin du monde non plus!;) Il faut qu'elle gagne,si tu veux la voir.;)

nikkifan
Jan 17th, 2007, 05:32 PM
et elle va gagné;)

:tOMMYbOY:
Jan 17th, 2007, 09:48 PM
thats a good score to see after just taking a long 4 hour test. nice job nicole. :yeah: on this court her game matches well with srebotnik, should be relatively easy. although never tellin what will happen, good luck!

Yellow Moon
Jan 18th, 2007, 12:34 AM
Just read that today Nicole is #1 in serving the most Aces (24), followed by Serena (17) and Kuzi (13). When you display the highest Serve Speed, the order is Serena, Molik, and Petrova. Nicole is nowhere to be found among the top ten power servers :eek:. Can someone explain how she serves low-speed aces :scratch:. Is that one of her :devil: secrets to success ??

Lunaris
Jan 18th, 2007, 01:34 AM
^^ She is tall and that allows her to hit some nasty angles. Even if the servis is a little bit slower comparing to some other big-serving players (she can hit more than 170 km/h whenever she wants which is certainly not slow in women's game) her opponents have huge problems to reach the ball. And she is accurate most of the time (not mentioning the match against Golovin in autumn :o ).

Vaidisova
Jan 18th, 2007, 03:20 AM
According to the AO stats, Nicole's fastest serve has been 110mph

Derek.
Jan 18th, 2007, 03:59 AM
Usually Nicole's towards the top when it comes to the fastest serve lists.

But perhaps she is more focused on placement and a high first serve percentage instead of just speed. ;)

:tOMMYbOY:
Jan 18th, 2007, 04:09 AM
nicole is topping the lists :bowdown: thats great. her serve is sooo deadly.

Sexysova
Jan 18th, 2007, 05:47 AM
if Nicole serves she can find the best angles for her servis :) Speed isn't the most important during the serve :)

Anahi
Jan 18th, 2007, 08:27 AM
Nicole lost in doubles 67 26

Vaidisova
Jan 18th, 2007, 11:38 AM
Well at least now she can focus 100% on singles.

Friday OOP is out and Nicole plays 3R match 2nd on Show Court 2. So we won't have to wait long.

Good luck Nicole, please make 4R again!

Sexysova
Jan 18th, 2007, 02:58 PM
yes, I can check livescores or maybe ES1 will show it :) but I will get up at 2:30AM - 3AM my time :)

-Makiri-
Jan 18th, 2007, 03:11 PM
Good luck Nicole :)

Neptune
Jan 18th, 2007, 03:43 PM
I know....that's a little bit strange but I'm happy Nicole lost her double.

Srebotnik is a bigger opponent than last round.She will need to found her rythm quickly to control easily the whole match,I think.
I Hope Nicole will win.:)

Anahi
Jan 18th, 2007, 06:13 PM
yeah Nicole will win!!! hehe

:tOMMYbOY:
Jan 18th, 2007, 10:57 PM
she's second on on court 2. her game matches well with srebotnik. im expecting a 6-4 6-3 type of win. good luck nicole. :)

Sexysova
Jan 19th, 2007, 04:38 AM
Nicole will play after Santoro/Zimonjic vs. Ball/Feeney :) GL

:tOMMYbOY:
Jan 19th, 2007, 04:41 AM
santoro and zimonjic seem to be moving along pretty quick now. nicole will be on within the next hour i hope. :)

Sexysova
Jan 19th, 2007, 04:42 AM
yes they are serving for the match ;) gl nikki :)

Vaidisova
Jan 19th, 2007, 04:43 AM
Nicole should be up soon cause the doubles match is over now.

Sexysova
Jan 19th, 2007, 04:46 AM
Maybe ES1 will show this match, because after Roger's win ROD LAVER schedule begins 7:30 PM :) Dementieva will win soon and they will show Golovin or Nicole I think, I hope that Nicole ;)

alzor
Jan 19th, 2007, 04:46 AM
wooo go nicole :D

alzor
Jan 19th, 2007, 04:51 AM
hey corpuscle, they probaly wont show nicole cause shes not on a better court with all the cameras

Sexysova
Jan 19th, 2007, 04:56 AM
yes, It's possible :( we will see :)

alzor
Jan 19th, 2007, 04:58 AM
i got coverage on aus channel 7...no chance of seing her until she plays on centre court :(

Sexysova
Jan 19th, 2007, 05:02 AM
I don't know why they replaced her match from SHOW COURT 2 to this s!h!i!t! court :tape:

Sexysova
Jan 19th, 2007, 05:05 AM
now, the match was started, GL NICOLE, pls WIN :)

alzor
Jan 19th, 2007, 05:05 AM
yay, match finally underway

Sexysova
Jan 19th, 2007, 05:09 AM
Srebotnik has BP :(

Sexysova
Jan 19th, 2007, 05:11 AM
uff 1:1 :)

Sexysova
Jan 19th, 2007, 05:13 AM
2:1 :( Nicole must hold her serves :)

alzor
Jan 19th, 2007, 05:14 AM
nicole better win... got all my money on her at poor odds :)

Sexysova
Jan 19th, 2007, 05:17 AM
2:2 :)

Sexysova
Jan 19th, 2007, 05:18 AM
break :) 3:2 for Nicole :)

Sexysova
Jan 19th, 2007, 05:21 AM
4:2 :) Nicole plays fantastic :)

alzor
Jan 19th, 2007, 05:23 AM
its looking good ey? :)

Sexysova
Jan 19th, 2007, 05:27 AM
4:3 :( Pls Nicole holds 2 serves to win first set :)

Sexysova
Jan 19th, 2007, 05:31 AM
4:4 :(

Derek.
Jan 19th, 2007, 05:31 AM
4-4. :o

alzor
Jan 19th, 2007, 05:31 AM
nicole :(

Vaidisova
Jan 19th, 2007, 05:34 AM
She just broke for 5-4, lets hope she serves out the set now. :)

Sexysova
Jan 19th, 2007, 05:39 AM
6:4 wow :) :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Vaidisova
Jan 19th, 2007, 05:39 AM
Nicole won the first set 6-4 after being down 0-40!

she has 7 aces so far

Vaidisova
Jan 19th, 2007, 05:43 AM
Starts off with a break in the 2nd, nice :)

alzor
Jan 19th, 2007, 05:43 AM
hey vaidisova...youre really quick at posting :P

Sexysova
Jan 19th, 2007, 05:46 AM
6:4 2:0 :) fantastic :)

Sexysova
Jan 19th, 2007, 05:52 AM
6:4 3:1 :woohoo:

Sexysova
Jan 19th, 2007, 05:52 AM
and Nicole has nice statistics :) ue and winners, aces, df :)

Sexysova
Jan 19th, 2007, 05:53 AM
omg sry,df - 6 too much :)

:tOMMYbOY:
Jan 19th, 2007, 05:54 AM
nicole is doin very well. :D keep it up

Sexysova
Jan 19th, 2007, 05:56 AM
yes 6:4 3:2 Nicole to serve :)

Sexysova
Jan 19th, 2007, 06:05 AM
lol 3 aces :) in one game :D 6:4 5:3 wow :)

alzor
Jan 19th, 2007, 06:12 AM
nicole wins 6-4 6-4 :):)

Sexysova
Jan 19th, 2007, 06:12 AM
6:4 6:4 :woohoo: :woohoo:

Vaidisova
Jan 19th, 2007, 06:12 AM
Nicole won 6-4 6-4. Nice win against a tricky opponent. :yeah: First set could have been won much easier, but she did a good job of saving BPs when serving it out.

12 aces :yeah: 6 DF :( 34 winners :yeah:

Into the 4R again:rocker: against Elena now...:unsure:

Derek.
Jan 19th, 2007, 06:17 AM
Great job Nicole! :D :hearts: :banana: :woohoo:

Good stats as well. :)

Next match is going to be very tough.

Good luck in the next round! :yeah:

Sexysova
Jan 19th, 2007, 06:18 AM
if she will play as today and she will make up better her first serve % :) she will win :) I hope that this match will be certainly on ES1 :)

GL NICOLE, you played great today :)

:tOMMYbOY:
Jan 19th, 2007, 06:19 AM
thats an awesome win. stats were very good indeed. :yeah:
the way she played that match has me convinced that she should beat dementieva in straights. good luck nicole! :)

Langers
Jan 19th, 2007, 07:02 AM
I got along to the match today and she played very well indeed. Her serving was quite good; with 3 consecutive aces in one game. She hit a massive amount of winners and basically just overpowered her opponent. I took some photos that I will probably post tomorrow. ;)

Princeza
Jan 19th, 2007, 07:24 AM
didnt see the match but :woohoo: :woohoo:

Sexysova
Jan 19th, 2007, 12:36 PM
Nicole said something about her match against Srebotnik and next match against Elena... check my site :)

Derek.
Jan 19th, 2007, 03:31 PM
Nicole said something about her match against Srebotnik and next match against Elena... check my site :)


Where did you find those quotes from?

Mailin
Jan 19th, 2007, 03:42 PM
http://sport.idnes.cz/safarova-a-vaidisova-jsou-v-osmifinale-dhy-/tenis.asp?c=A070119_062111_tenis_vis

Lunaris
Jan 19th, 2007, 03:44 PM
Where did you find those quotes from?
I assume it must be from czech press. Where did you think it is from? :p

Sexysova
Jan 19th, 2007, 03:52 PM
YES, it's from IDNES :) MAILIN: Why did you banned me your site? :(

Neptune
Jan 19th, 2007, 03:53 PM
Good work against Srebotnik.:angel:

Now,Dementieva.She has all she needs to win it.If she can't..I will be very upset.No choker please Nicole!

At least,I could probably watch the match.Please,no french at the same time!

Vaidisova
Jan 19th, 2007, 03:56 PM
I'm excited for the match. It is great she made 4R again this year, but it will be even better if she can make her first AO QF and doing so by beating a top 10 player. I just hope the result this year in 4R is different than last year (against Amelie). :tape:

Nicole will need to cut down on the DF and UE, serve well, and take any opportunities she gets on Elena's serve. Their 1 WTA match was close (as was HK exhibition) so hopefully Nicole will finally be able to edge out Elena this time.

Derek.
Jan 19th, 2007, 03:56 PM
I assume it must be from czech press. Where did you think it is from? :p


Well I obviously didn't know hence the reason I asked. :)

I was on the English version anyway.

Sexysova
Jan 19th, 2007, 04:10 PM
I think that it will be different match from HK, because Nicole hasn't got her finger injury and AO isn't exhibition :) I think that Nicole will win :) but it will be hard .)

Sexysova
Jan 19th, 2007, 04:10 PM
thx you that you visit my site ;)

Neptune
Jan 19th, 2007, 04:21 PM
If Nicole plays aggressively,serves well...I see no reason why she can't beat her.But Nicole is Nicole,you don't know what happens in her head.

Anyway,It's time to show she can do some damages when she faces a Top 10player.

Do your job Nicole!:angel: Destroy her!

Sexysova
Jan 19th, 2007, 04:28 PM
If Nicole will play very well she has great chance to advance to qf :) but she must serve very well :)

Vaidisova
Jan 19th, 2007, 04:28 PM
I think in HK they both had the same amount of DF in the match (9?), Nicole definitely doesn't need to do that this time. :lol:

Elena only had 4 DF in her 3R match:scared: But 16 in the one before that.. :lol: as we know she can be up and down... So hope match against Nicole - Elena will not be at her best w/ serving. :p

andrewbroad
Jan 19th, 2007, 04:34 PM
Just read that today Nicole is #1 in serving the most Aces (24), followed by Serena (17) and Kuzi (13). When you display the highest Serve Speed, the order is Serena, Molik, and Petrova. Nicole is nowhere to be found among the top ten power servers :eek:. Can someone explain how she serves low-speed aces :scratch:

When I saw Nicole play at the French Open 2006 (http://geocities.com/andrewbroad/tennis/vaidi/french_open2006.html), I was amazed by her serve - not just the power, but the regularity with which she was hitting the lines and corners!

When I saw her play at Moscow 2006, I was concerned by the abbreviated backswing on her serve (due to her shoulder-injury).

But when I see statistics such as today's - 12 aces, and winning 89% of the points when she got her first serve in - it's very encouraging! :D

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http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Nicole_Vaidisova/ (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Nicole_Vaidisova/)
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Sexysova
Jan 19th, 2007, 04:36 PM
I watched for statistics of both players in every match and Nicole is better on serve :) if Nicole will have over 60% of 1st serve in, she can hold her serve :) but Elena must have under 60% as always :)

But now, I trust Nicole she is better and better in every match how she said it in interview in my site, I translate it to ENGLISH, it's in latest news ;) :bounce:

louisa2k2
Jan 19th, 2007, 10:04 PM
I beleive Nicole can do it. And obviously i want her to because im going back to melbourne on monday and tuesday and i want to see her play again :)

If Nici is consitent I know she can do it, i saw her play some amazing tennis in Syd.

But she prob thinks im stalkin her now, i watched her play heaps in syd and on the prac courts, then i watched her 1st rnd match at the AO and then i saw her on the prac courts again on tues :p

Vaidisova
Jan 20th, 2007, 04:02 AM
N. VAIDISOVA/K. Srebotnik

6‑4, 6‑4

Q. Your impressions of the game? What did you think?

I'm pretty happy. I've got a fourth round again. Tough conditions, you know, waiting here the whole day. Don't know really when you go on. But served pretty well. Got the breaks where I needed them. Was the better player on the crucial points. Just very excited to play on Sunday again.

Q. There's been a few different delays. How hard is that to keep yourself mentally up and about?

Well, I think we got all the delays we could possibly have. We had the rain, we had the heat. Just waiting for a tornado to come or something. But it's part of it. One match I played under the roof, now outside. But it's part of it here. You have to expect it and just get ready for it as best as possible.

http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/news/interviews/2007-01-19/200701191169182458468.html

Sexysova
Jan 20th, 2007, 05:10 AM
thx :)

Sexysova
Jan 20th, 2007, 06:38 AM
Nicole vs. Dementieva - 3rd match in Vodafone arena... :) good court, Nicole likes it :)

Vaidisova
Jan 20th, 2007, 06:50 AM
I was hoping they would be on RLA. The matches before could be lengthy, so it may be a bit of wait since Nicole is third on.

Sexysova
Jan 20th, 2007, 06:56 AM
yes :) I hope that EUROSPORT will show it :)

Princeza
Jan 20th, 2007, 08:25 AM
roddick/ancic , mauresmo/safarova and serena williams/jankovic...we can dream to see nikki

Neptune
Jan 20th, 2007, 08:25 AM
Probably Serena-Jankovic will be in the same time,I doubt Eurosport will show it.Hopefully,I have livestream (I can give you the link on PM Corpuscle,you seem very enthusiast about Nicole's match)

Va has a roof or not? I will be much appreciated for both players.

The more I think about this match, the more I'm frightened. :unsure:

Show me I'm wrong Nicole!:angel:

Sexysova
Jan 20th, 2007, 08:57 AM
yes, give me a link :)

Neptune
Jan 20th, 2007, 11:53 AM
yes, give me a link :)

So,it works?

If some people are interested,you can send me a Pm but the livestream only works for Europe and Australia.You can watch plenty of matchs.

Langers
Jan 20th, 2007, 11:53 AM
I went to Nicole’s second and third round matches. She is playing very well indeed and although Dementieva is also in fine form, I expect her to make it through to the Quarters. I’ve got a few pics that I’ll post later. However that’s not important. ;)

I was walking around with my brother and mum at the Crown today, the hotel where Nicole is staying, and I saw her in the shops looking for clothes. Dressed in all black she looked absolutely stunning. :hearts: :hearts: It’s so hard to believe she is only 17 as she looks so mature and is just so tall. :p She is so beautiful though, just stunning. My brother asked for a photo on his phone, and it turned out pretty pathetic unfortunately. ;) I however was too shy to go up to her. :o She was looking around for a while in the clothes store, and she bought a few items. :p

Nicole. :yeah:

Sexysova
Jan 20th, 2007, 12:02 PM
but I'm not adult - 18 years old :( and it isn't free or yes?

Neptune
Jan 20th, 2007, 12:08 PM
but I'm not adult - 18 years old :( and it isn't free or yes?

It is.I send you a pm.

:tOMMYbOY:
Jan 20th, 2007, 05:24 PM
if i live in the states can i get a livestream? espn just might show a good bit of this match though

Derek.
Jan 20th, 2007, 09:13 PM
:scared:

Anahi
Jan 20th, 2007, 10:07 PM
i hope that i can see the match in espn, the last time that i saw nicole in tv was in semifinals of roland garros :S

Vaidisova
Jan 21st, 2007, 01:09 AM
Amelie lost, so should Nicole win it will be an all Czech AO QF! Please Nicole beat Elena (tough task) and take the opportunity!

louisa2k2
Jan 21st, 2007, 02:34 AM
I go back to the AO tomorrow cant wait to see her play again :)

Your right Langers she is very mature for a 17 year old.

Sexysova
Jan 21st, 2007, 02:41 AM
Go Nicole... Join To Lucka :)

Neptune
Jan 21st, 2007, 02:50 AM
Kuz-Peer is ending right now.Nicole will play soon.

God,THIS is a chance of her live,if she not takes it,I will be SO upset!

Sexysova
Jan 21st, 2007, 02:55 AM
yes :help:

Vaidisova
Jan 21st, 2007, 03:07 AM
Kuznetsova is out now. The bottom half has really thinned out with the #2 and #3 seeds gone today.

Nicole is up next.. I'm so nervous, it is such a big match because of the possibilities ahead.

Sexysova
Jan 21st, 2007, 03:20 AM
yes, I'm nervous too. GL NICOLE :)

Anahi
Jan 21st, 2007, 03:30 AM
if she beat elena i think that she can go to the final :) haha please nicole win your matches!!! hehe

Sexysova
Jan 21st, 2007, 03:34 AM
2-0 :)

Anahi
Jan 21st, 2007, 03:37 AM
3-0 in 10 minutes...go nicole!!!! :)

Sexysova
Jan 21st, 2007, 03:38 AM
3-0 come on :)

Vaidisova
Jan 21st, 2007, 03:56 AM
Nicole just won the first set 6-3, let's hope she finish it in 2 now.

Anahi
Jan 21st, 2007, 04:22 AM
nicole is in the tv now great!!! haha

Vaidisova
Jan 21st, 2007, 04:34 AM
Nicole won 6-3 6-3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Into first AO QF!!! I'm so happy!!!!!!!:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Sexysova
Jan 21st, 2007, 04:35 AM
BRAVO NICOLE!!! :) YOU DID IT, HONEY :) :hearts: :hearts:

Anahi
Jan 21st, 2007, 04:36 AM
awsome i watch nicole in the tv finally again!!! and she won!!!! im so happy haaha

Vaidisova
Jan 21st, 2007, 04:38 AM
Win over top 10 player, first ever AO QF, and good shot to make SF.

Woohoo a great day! Congrats Nicole, improved on last year's performance:bounce:

Neptune
Jan 21st, 2007, 04:38 AM
Great Nicole!:angel:

She was pretty solid,too nervous to finish the match but She won.

Now,Safarova.

Sexysova
Jan 21st, 2007, 04:41 AM
yes, her first quarterfinal :) but now SAFAROVA :) very in-form :)) but I won't be too sad if Lucka defeats Nicole :) because she is Czech :)

Derek.
Jan 21st, 2007, 04:46 AM
Nicole! :D :banana: :hearts: :worship: :inlove: :woohoo:

I'm so happy right now! :inlove:

Awesome job Nicole! :D

Good luck in the next round! :yeah:

Anahi
Jan 21st, 2007, 04:46 AM
She was pretty solid,too nervous to finish the match but She won.

yeah i agree with you she was nervous...

for me if nicole play good in the other mathes she is in finals now haha i don't now but i think :angel: i want to see the final with masha and nicole hehe :lol: :bounce: :hearts:

Sexysova
Jan 21st, 2007, 04:49 AM
OH FINAL: SHARAPOVA VS. VAIDISOVA :) awesome :)

Vaidisova
Jan 21st, 2007, 04:50 AM
I was nervous following SB and she wasted the first couple of MPs, thought Elena was staging one of her notorious comebacks. :lol:

The match with Lucie will be tough I bet... All the previous ones have been!

Vaidisova leads 2-1

2005 FRENCH OPEN CLAY (O) R128 N. VAIDISOVA 4-6 6-0 6-4
2006 Amelia Island Clay (O) R16 L. SAFAROVA 6-1 4-6 6-4
2006 Montreal Hard (O) R32 N. VAIDISOVA 3-6 7-5 6-1

Sexysova
Jan 21st, 2007, 04:51 AM
yes always three sets... I afraid of Lucka :rolleyes:

Derek.
Jan 21st, 2007, 04:55 AM
Safarova's in her first GS QF, she's going to give it her all.

It's going to be a tough match, so Nicole will need to play well.

Hopefully Nicoles wins the match of course! :angel:

Neptune
Jan 21st, 2007, 04:57 AM
They know each other very well, this type of match is never easy.I except a tough match.

Nicole needs to be more calm.Sometimes,she loses her concentration stupidly.Always looking at her father like she was her saviour!:lol:

Derek.
Jan 21st, 2007, 05:02 AM
They know each other very well, this type of match is never easy.I except a tough match.

Nicole needs to be more calm.Sometimes,she loses her concentration stupidly.Always looking at her father like she was her saviour!:lol:


And he gives her nothing. :p

Just a blank look, like "you're on your own girl". :lol:

Sexysova
Jan 21st, 2007, 05:08 AM
lol, exactly said DEREK :)

Vaidisova
Jan 21st, 2007, 06:24 AM
N. VAIDISOVA/E. Dementieva

6‑3, 6‑3

An interview with:

NICOLE VAIDISOVA

THE MODERATOR: First question, please.

Q. How did you think the match went? You obviously played very well.

NICOLE VAIDISOVA: Yeah, I can be definitely happy the way I played. I've been improving match by match. I definitely knew I had to raise my game today. Had a tough opponent.

So, yeah, I'm pretty happy the way I played today.

Q. What do you think you did particularly well? What was the difference in the match for you?

NICOLE VAIDISOVA: You know, it's always tough because she's such a good returner. We have to focus really hard the first shot after serve, right be ready. I returned very well. Stepped in the court.

Q. Who do you play now?

NICOLE VAIDISOVA: Safarova.

Q. Have you played her before?

NICOLE VAIDISOVA: Yeah, I think we played a couple times.

Q. Are you surpassing your expectations coming into the tournament? Are you feeling at the top of your game?

NICOLE VAIDISOVA: I feel good. I don't think I'm surpassing my expectations because I knew I was playing well. I had a good off‑season, had a good run in Sydney. Just very happy I won today and very excited about my next match

:tOMMYbOY:
Jan 21st, 2007, 06:36 AM
tremendous match. very well done nicole. :hearts: i knew she would handle dementieva with ease. safarova could be tough but i see nicole pulling through with that one also.

good job nicole and good luck in the QF's :D

Princeza
Jan 21st, 2007, 08:35 AM
Way to Go girl!

nikkifan
Jan 21st, 2007, 09:15 AM
good job nicole against dementieva
i am very happy of her victory
now safarova she can beat her but she must be prudent
good luck nici

Slumpsova
Jan 21st, 2007, 09:22 AM
Nicole pleast beat Lucie
and take her BF :devil:

Mr.Kardashian
Jan 21st, 2007, 09:38 AM
this will be a tough match... too czechs is it? well i hope nicole pulls through i think she deserves it a more than lucie nothing away from lucie shes done great but id prefer nicole to win this one... good luck!

Sexysova
Jan 21st, 2007, 10:07 AM
please reach a semifinal Nicole, please beat LUCKA and pls win AO :)

Mailin
Jan 21st, 2007, 11:31 AM
Congrats Nicole :yeah:

I have seen a bit of the match, as I wasn't able to sleep. Her serve was off in my opinion, if it was on, she would have won even easier I am sure. And she still made too many UEs.

VeraNuVirgosFan
Jan 21st, 2007, 12:57 PM
Well done!!

Good luck all the way, Nicole!!

Princeza
Jan 21st, 2007, 06:00 PM
http://www.eurosport.com/tennis/mc_vid32801.shtml
beautiful nikki

Derek.
Jan 21st, 2007, 06:29 PM
Congrats Nicole :yeah:

I have seen a bit of the match, as I wasn't able to sleep. Her serve was off in my opinion, if it was on, she would have won even easier I am sure. And she still made too many UEs.


She only had one ace, but perhaps it was due to Dementieva's great return game.

It was a tougher match than the scoreline says.

Vaidisova
Jan 21st, 2007, 08:14 PM
I watched the last part of the 2nd set vs Elena. Nicole was hitting some great shots.

Upsets a boost for Williams, Vaidisova

Linda Pearce
January 22, 2007


NICOLE Vaidisova is the highest-ranked player remaining in the seed-ravaged bottom half of the Australian Open women's draw, meaning one of Saturday's finalists will come from the group comprising 10th seed Vaidisova, 16th seed Shahar Peer, world No.70 Lucie Safarova and No.81 Serena Williams.

On a rain-interrupted day of upsets at Melbourne Park, Vaidisova's elimination of seventh seed Elena Dementieva was not a surprise of Safarova-topples-Mauresmo proportions, but it still means that none of the four women seeded to reach the last eight from that section will feature in tomorrow's quarter-finals.

Williams is certainly of top-eight standard, even if it is some time since she played that way, and even longer since she was able to do so consistently. But she has upended the fifth seed (Nadia Petrova) and now the 11th (Jelena Jankovic) in consecutive rounds and, suddenly, the two-time open champion is a contender once more.

Peer, 19, is the first Israeli woman to reach a grand slam quarter-final, her achievement coming at the expense of Svetlana Kuznetsova, the third seed who had lost just 10 games in her three previous matches but managed to win only six yesterday.

"I beat two times top 10 players, but not top five," said Peer, the 2004 Australian junior champion, who will meet Williams next. "First time for me to reach the quarter-final. I just went there and gave everything, played my game.

"Serena, she's a great champion. She won so many grand slams. You never know who's going to win. But I'm just going to go out there like today and give everything I have. I have nothing to lose."

What will be an all-Czech, all-teen second quarter-final extends a head-to-head contest that Safarova, the elder by almost two years, trails 1-2. Victory would enable 17-year-old Vaidisova to emulate her breakthrough semi-final appearance at last year's French Open, Dementieva's open run having ended in the fourth round for the third time.

It will shock no one to learn that the Russian served abysmally, landing just 35 per cent of her first serves and winning barely a third of the points on her second ball.

Dementieva has reached two grand slam finals with a serve of pennant standard, but not even her groundstrokes could compensate yesterday as the powerful Vaidisova broke seven times and hit 27 winners to eight.

"I don't think I'm surpassing my expectations because I knew I was playing well," Vaidisova said.

http://www.smh.com.au/news/tennis/upsets-a-boost-for-williams-vaidisova/2007/01/21/1169330768689.html

legolas1
Jan 21st, 2007, 08:25 PM
Super win against Demetieva!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: I'm sooo glad, revenge is sweet! :D

But I'm more than afraid that whoever from Nikki/Lucka makes the semis, it'll be the final destination, cos Williams seems unstoppable - took Jankovic apart and that's something to say. In case Nikki gets past Lucka (very possible) and then Williams (almost mission impossible), beating Sharapova or Clijsters in the final should be a formality.

Danči Dementia
Jan 21st, 2007, 10:30 PM
I'm sad 'cos Lena lost..............................but honestly I'm happier because Nicole won:) .

Her possibilities to make her way to the semis is way bigger than the posibilities that Elena had that is for sure.

I think Nicole has a great chance to be in the final.

I think that Lucie still don't believe that she beat Momo......

Lucie played a great match but I think that the biggest part of her victory was the fact that Momo wasn't having a good day.
And Nicole beat Lena 'cos Nicole completely over power my dear Lena even when I just saw the ending of the match the little I could see Elena wasn't playing bad(of course besides that fucking serve) its just that Nicole was too much for her.


Of all my favorites Nicole is the one that makes me happy the rest of them:rolleyes: ...................."se apendejan":lol: way too much sometimes.



VAMOS NICOLE............THE NEXT BIG THING:worship: :worship:

Vaidisova
Jan 22nd, 2007, 12:19 AM
When Nicole and Lucie played in Montreal I remember Nicole was barely winning points on Lucie's serve at parts in the match. However, Nicole withdrew from Montreal, so she wasn't 100% healthy.

This match will be just as tough because of the chance at making slam SF. So I hope Nicole handles the situation and will be able to tough out the win and make her 2nd slam SF.

Sexysova
Jan 22nd, 2007, 03:48 AM
it won't be easy, but I trust to Nicole :)

Derek.
Jan 22nd, 2007, 04:24 AM
This match will be just as tough because of the chance at making slam SF. So I hope Nicole handles the situation and will be able to tough out the win and make her 2nd slam SF.


Nicely said. :)

Good luck Nicole! :D

Neptune
Jan 22nd, 2007, 04:46 AM
I think it depends on Nicole's nerves,that's right.

People are talking too much about Serena right now,Nicole is becoming the underdog.And I think,she loves when she has to faced someone everyone think she will lost against her.(Amelie and Venus) Then she became the favorite in her Sf (Kuznetsova) and she lost it.

It's a Gs,everything can happen and Nicole can create the surprise,nothing is written.I believe she can do something great.

Nicole became nervous in her last match because I think she was really frightened about Lena's returns.The pivot match will be against Lucie,if she win it,Then.....she can do some damages.