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dybbuk
Feb 27th, 2008, 06:30 PM
Ana! :worship: Bagel :drool: Nicole was very generous with the errors, but Ana played a fantastic match (from what I could see with the crap livestream), 7 aces. Looks like she is over the injury. Hopefully she can get her first win over Demented now. :cool:

slamchamp
Feb 27th, 2008, 06:31 PM
Nice Going Nicole! :tape: Bageled by ana?:tape: :tape: ..congratz ana by the way

TheBoiledEgg
Feb 27th, 2008, 06:31 PM
Nicole got worse as every game went on :o :o
what an anti-climax :( :(

Wayn77
Feb 27th, 2008, 06:31 PM
Bagel! :drool:

Lucyxx
Feb 27th, 2008, 06:32 PM
Oh NIKKI. :o :hug:

joão.
Feb 27th, 2008, 06:32 PM
>_>

Viktymise
Feb 27th, 2008, 06:32 PM
Rediculously bad match from Nicole, basically handed her the 2nd set.

ivanban
Feb 27th, 2008, 06:32 PM
WOW Ana :worship:
:devil:sova :lol:

Craigy
Feb 27th, 2008, 06:32 PM
Well that was lovely, Nicole. :)

Nikkiri
Feb 27th, 2008, 06:32 PM
:woohoo: great win for Ana

Nicole :hug:

RsaibotD
Feb 27th, 2008, 06:32 PM
one of the worst match I've ever seen of nicole:o, congrats Ana

cypher_88
Feb 27th, 2008, 06:33 PM
:woohoo: no Final for Vaidisova :woohoo: well done Ana :hearts:

Vacant
Feb 27th, 2008, 06:34 PM
Embarrassing.

pav
Feb 27th, 2008, 06:35 PM
Hell, being Rampant Stiffasheck's latest squeeze is not doing Nicole any good is it?but Ana Audiblesoles must have played well, Ana's aces compared with NicsDfs:help:

cocco80
Feb 27th, 2008, 06:36 PM
Thats my girl !!!!


Ana...you rock even with sprained ankle :bounce:

Dexter
Feb 27th, 2008, 06:36 PM
Yummilicous. :drool:
Good luck against Lena, Ana. Do your best! :hug:

Too bad it was so early in the tournament, Nicole. :hug: It should've been a SF at least... just to keep the streak alive. :devil:

Imperfect Angel
Feb 27th, 2008, 06:37 PM
Didn't Maria defeat Justine by the same scoreline?:angel:

Well done Ana!:worship:
Nicole :o :rolleyes: :hug:

Il Primo!
Feb 27th, 2008, 06:37 PM
My heart bleeds.

Emina.
Feb 27th, 2008, 06:37 PM
expected it.:)
theres no comparison between the two of them..at least not yet.

Sexysova
Feb 27th, 2008, 06:37 PM
omg.. 14 winners and 34 Ue's.. absolutely horrible match.. Ana wasn't unbeatable.. WAKE UP NICOLE FOR IW & MIAMI! :rolleyes:

Farina Elia Fan
Feb 27th, 2008, 06:37 PM
:woohoo:

slamchamp
Feb 27th, 2008, 06:37 PM
now nicole doublefaulting :o ..the last thing we need would be serena doublefaulting all the time as well

Martian KC
Feb 27th, 2008, 06:37 PM
Ana :kiss:

heart
Feb 27th, 2008, 06:38 PM
:eek:
great win ana!! :worship: :kiss:

nikki :hug:

dybbuk
Feb 27th, 2008, 06:38 PM
You are the demented , piece of shit (thread starter )

You take things too seriously, darling. :hug:

Lunaris
Feb 27th, 2008, 06:39 PM
Ivanovic kept a good depth of her shots but Nicole's performance was just gross. This pill is quite bitter.

random fan
Feb 27th, 2008, 06:39 PM
Ana stomps her authority on Nicole :)

heart
Feb 27th, 2008, 06:39 PM
:eek:
great win ana!! :worship: :kiss:

nikki :hug: :awww:

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Feb 27th, 2008, 06:39 PM
Some thought she would withdraw.
And now she crushed Nicole!!

Well done, Ana!

AJDE :kiss:

Pushkin
Feb 27th, 2008, 06:40 PM
Nice Statement win by Ana. Nicole you are still worlds away from a top 5 player and not just in the brain. Now we could have the 4 best players in the Semis. Still Hoping Anna can beat Jelena but if not it will be Worlds #1 vs.#2 and #3 vs. #4

dylan24
Feb 27th, 2008, 06:40 PM
great fight in the 2nd set vaidisova.
this is why you will be a GS champion for sure.
such heart you have.
and your loser bf is getting killed in memphis by frenchie serra

RenaSlam.
Feb 27th, 2008, 06:40 PM
Ana :worship:

toxina90
Feb 27th, 2008, 06:40 PM
You'd think Ana wouldn't even be playing with her 'injury' last week. I'm surprised she even took to the court. Obviously it wasn't as serious at it was made out.

dylan24
Feb 27th, 2008, 06:40 PM
now nicole and radek can fly somewhere for vacation.

Sexysova
Feb 27th, 2008, 06:41 PM
Some thought she would withdraw.
And now she crushed Nicole!!

Well done, Ana!

AJDE :kiss:

no comment.. I have my own opinion.. I think Nicole crushed herself :lol:

Freakan
Feb 27th, 2008, 06:42 PM
A piece of cake for injured Ana :yeah:

svetaisthebest
Feb 27th, 2008, 06:43 PM
Congrats Ana :) What a scoreline :worship:

Dexter
Feb 27th, 2008, 06:43 PM
You'd think Ana wouldn't even be playing with her 'injury' last week. I'm surprised she even took to the court. Obviously it wasn't as serious at it was made out.She said in the on-court-interview, that her ankle is not fully recovered yet, but it's getting better. She wore some braces for her ankle... just like during RG.

Seles&Dokic
Feb 27th, 2008, 06:44 PM
Bravo Ana.....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just Do It
Feb 27th, 2008, 06:45 PM
Bagel :drool:

Sebastien123
Feb 27th, 2008, 06:46 PM
one emot for the score: :eek:

second one for Ana: :bowdown:

and the couple of for Nikki: :shrug: :scratch: :smash: :tape: :confused:

LCS
Feb 27th, 2008, 06:46 PM
I guess playing with her ankle strapped does her good, she always wins a lot like that!

I like you a lot Ana but please lose to Elena tomorrow ;)

LindsayRulz
Feb 27th, 2008, 06:46 PM
Didn't expect that, congrats Ana!

-NAJ-
Feb 27th, 2008, 06:47 PM
BRAVO Ana:worship:



:lol::lol::lol::lol: Nicole:lol::lol::lol::lol:





Nicole:lol::lol::lol:

knm
Feb 27th, 2008, 06:47 PM
Ana! you are great :) :worship: :worship:

supermarcel
Feb 27th, 2008, 06:47 PM
Bravo Ana.

cellophane
Feb 27th, 2008, 06:48 PM
Nicole, that's disgusting.

jonny84
Feb 27th, 2008, 06:48 PM
:eek: @ the bagel.

Surprising win, seeing as Ana's inury from last week.

Dodoboy.
Feb 27th, 2008, 06:48 PM
Nicole :hug:

Well done Ana!

I have never been more confident with this top 4 ...

Espiecally since the rest of top 10 (excluding Pova) have been playing well :tape:

UDACHi
Feb 27th, 2008, 06:48 PM
what a disappointment nicole's career has been so far. the tier 3 and 4 titles looked mega impressive at age 15, as did the good slam results that followed, but vaidisova has plateaued badly.

empressionist
Feb 27th, 2008, 06:48 PM
good win for ana! go all the way and play jj in the final :devil:

oleada
Feb 27th, 2008, 06:49 PM
A bagel. :drool: I love it. Take that, Devilsova. :devil:
Ana :worship:

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Feb 27th, 2008, 06:49 PM
You take things too seriously, darling. :hug:


Don´t tell me darling , hijueperra

-NAJ-
Feb 27th, 2008, 06:50 PM
Serbian final??
:bounce:
:worship:

Dexter
Feb 27th, 2008, 06:51 PM
Don´t tell me darling , hijueperraOkay, sweetheart. :smooch:

heart
Feb 27th, 2008, 06:51 PM
:eek:
great win ana!! :worship: :kiss:

nikki :hug: :awww:

Elwin.
Feb 27th, 2008, 06:55 PM
Ana :)

trucul
Feb 27th, 2008, 06:56 PM
Ana :bounce:

adrovi
Feb 27th, 2008, 06:57 PM
Ana :worship::worship:
Nicole :sad:

BMP
Feb 27th, 2008, 06:57 PM
Wow Ana, I expected the win but not with such the score :yeah:
Nicole :hug: You'll get better soon, hopefully!

Nicolas
Feb 27th, 2008, 07:00 PM
Nicole :rolls: you are a joke!

Slumpsova
Feb 27th, 2008, 07:04 PM
you'd be better if you can stop fucking Radek :tape:
well i just hope.

.:sk:.
Feb 27th, 2008, 07:09 PM
Very strong Ana :bounce:

Nici :hug:

Shvedbarilescu
Feb 27th, 2008, 07:14 PM
Ana :yeah:

Nicole :haha:

Talita Kumi
Feb 27th, 2008, 07:16 PM
ADJE ANITA! :rocker2::toothy:

Fidello
Feb 27th, 2008, 07:18 PM
I knew it. And I knew she would change her outfit after that injury. She's getting predictable and I love it!

-NAJ-
Feb 27th, 2008, 07:20 PM
you'd be better if you can stop fucking Radek :tape:



::haha::haha::haha::haha::haha::haha:

Ben.
Feb 27th, 2008, 07:56 PM
Well done Ana :yeah:
Looks like she's alright after that injury :) which is good.

Bennguin1491
Feb 27th, 2008, 08:00 PM
nicole :rolleyes:

spiritedenergy
Feb 27th, 2008, 08:01 PM
Nice win. :bounce:

I hoped she wasn't playing, but i was never in doubt of the victory, the 2008 results so far are too clear. Ana is right now on "anotha level" dear Nicole! And Ana's only way is up:hearts:

spiritedenergy
Feb 27th, 2008, 08:01 PM
I knew it. And I knew she would change her outfit after that injury. She's getting predictable and I love it!

what outfit did she have?

Matt01
Feb 27th, 2008, 08:05 PM
Nice bagel from Ana for Overratedsova :)

frenchie
Feb 27th, 2008, 08:09 PM
LOL

No surprise here
Vaidisova is the most overrated player ever

Dexter
Feb 27th, 2008, 08:15 PM
what outfit did she have?http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/a2/fullj.bab95ce115ccb3e69ce5af49f0f483f7/bab95ce115ccb3e69ce5af49f0f483f7-getty-tennis-wta-dubai-ivanovic.jpg

Yep, I chose a picture with the fistpump deliberately. :p

Helaena
Feb 27th, 2008, 08:15 PM
nikki was sooo pathetic...too bad, no fight at all...what a letdown....ana didn't have to play extremely good to beat her today....may i borrow serena's line? "all she has to do was show up"....

Mightymirza
Feb 27th, 2008, 08:17 PM
bagelie ;) well done ana

spiritedenergy
Feb 27th, 2008, 08:21 PM
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/a2/fullj.bab95ce115ccb3e69ce5af49f0f483f7/bab95ce115ccb3e69ce5af49f0f483f7-getty-tennis-wta-dubai-ivanovic.jpg

Yep, I chose a picture with the fistpump deliberately. :p

Thanks. OMG so it's the same but orange? It's amazing and suits her beautifully:hearts:

Ana I love you and I feel you and keep fistpumping and squeaking:kiss:

Cp6uja
Feb 27th, 2008, 08:21 PM
I'm still not sure is this good deccission from Ana to play this match only 7 days after that injury in Doha. She is obviously ready today - but why risk this injury again and make they worse? If she have even litle pain in her ankle right now i suggest her to withdraw tommorow and prepare herself for IW (she will be #1 seed probably).

BTW... what is wrong with WTAworld since this season started about Ana Ivanovic??? She lose only two matches this season (against Justine and Maria) and reach GS final, and if we count FED CUP matches her w/l 2008 record so far is fantastic 16/2 - but people here underrate Ana more and more... She lose easly here WWW poll (Nicole beat her easly 60/40 in percentages) and at vBet here despite odds on Ana is very good (1.65), about 45 members stake on Nicole about 75.000 and about 15 members bet on Ana about 1.500 (about 700 is my :devil:)?!? I dont see any rational reasons and logic for this WTAworld negative phenom about Ana. That remind me at start of last season when about #15 ranked Ana won mostly polls about "WTA most OVERRATED player", but only three months later "overrated Ana which not deserve #15" finished like TOP5 player.

spiritedenergy
Feb 27th, 2008, 08:25 PM
I'm still not sure is this good deccission from Ana to play this match only 7 days after that injury in Doha. She is obviously ready today - but why risk this injury again and make they worse? If she have even litle pain in her ankle right now i suggest her to withdraw tommorow and prepare herself for IW (she will be #1 seed probably).

BTW... what is wrong with WTAworld since this season started about Ana Ivanovic??? She lose only two matches this season (against Justine and Maria) and reach GS final, and if we count FED CUP matches her w/l 2008 record so far is fantastic 16/2 - but people here underrate Ana more and more... She lose easly here WWW poll (Nicole beat her easly 60/40 in percentages) and at vBet here despite odds on Ana is very good (1.65), about 45 members stake on Nicole about 75.000 and about 15 members bet on Ana about 1.500 (about 700 is my :devil:)?!? I dont see any rational reasons and logic for this WTAworld negative phenom about Ana. That remind me at start of last season when about #15 ranked Ana won mostly polls about "WTA most OVERRATED player", but only three months later "overrated Ana which not deserve #15" finished like TOP5 player.

There is only one answer: fear, jealousy and stubbornness. See my signature.
But who cares anyway? The less the fans, the less we have to share;)

DownTheLine21
Feb 27th, 2008, 08:29 PM
Great win. Vaidisova obviously wasn't playing well, but Ana stayed tough and took advantage when she could.

Forehand_Volley
Feb 27th, 2008, 08:30 PM
Nice Going Nicole! :tape: Bageled by ana?:tape: :tape: ..congratz ana by the way
Not shocked. I'm afraid Nicole is overrated at the moment. It seems that everytime Nicole begins gaining traction with her game, she begins losing badly. Weird.

hablo
Feb 27th, 2008, 08:30 PM
bagelie ;) well done ana

:ras:

That's only reserved for Amélie! :fiery:

Vaidisova. :help:

Sassy-Na
Feb 27th, 2008, 08:32 PM
toilet break :o

hurricanejeanne
Feb 27th, 2008, 08:44 PM
What a mess from Nicole. :sad::o

Fidello
Feb 27th, 2008, 08:49 PM
toilet break :o... and of course, Ana lost to Shuai Peng in HK exhibition. You're loosing your sting

Serenidad.
Feb 27th, 2008, 09:00 PM
Falling into the "another 'ova" category Nicole.

I really want you to play Sharapova this year, but not in this form.

SvetaPleaseWin.
Feb 27th, 2008, 09:07 PM
nicole :help:

Europe rocks
Feb 27th, 2008, 09:12 PM
Very well done Ana, nice to see a bagel set in there as well :kiss: Keep up the good work and keep winning

Harvs
Feb 27th, 2008, 09:13 PM
woo anna! keep it going!!!


nic:(

Poova
Feb 27th, 2008, 09:15 PM
:tape: :haha:

The Daviator
Feb 27th, 2008, 09:25 PM
Anci :banana: What a result :hearts:

Ana is hot this season, you gotta do something special to beat her :D

Corswandt
Feb 27th, 2008, 09:27 PM
nikki was sooo pathetic...too bad, no fight at all...what a letdown....

I've read that from other people as well, but since I didn't watch the match, all I can do is look at the score and take it literally so to speak.

So then I ask: why exactly does all the resident punditry disagree with me when I say that Nicole is a no hoper?

F-R-E-A-K
Feb 27th, 2008, 09:33 PM
:woohoo:


Go Ana :kiss: :hearts:

Slumpsova
Feb 27th, 2008, 09:47 PM
maybe Nicole was injured :sad:

Corswandt
Feb 27th, 2008, 09:53 PM
maybe Nicole was injured :sad:

Or maybe she just couldn't be arsed, but as I said I'm taking this score at face value until further notice.

ce
Feb 27th, 2008, 09:57 PM
:woohoo:
:woohoo:

tobi
Feb 27th, 2008, 10:01 PM
Just like I thought,maybe Ana wasnt her best for this but I knew there is always Vaidisova who will going to beat herself eventually :help:

Congrats Ana!

*Nice colour of this same outfit,I liked blue and I also like this.

SAEKeithSerena
Feb 27th, 2008, 10:05 PM
fantastic match ana.:kiss:


win this.

Il Primo!
Feb 27th, 2008, 10:07 PM
Nikki, I'm still not over it. Someone to help the chick. The sh!t she produced is just unacceptable and worrisome. :awww:

Shvedbarilescu
Feb 27th, 2008, 10:19 PM
I've read that from other people as well, but since I didn't watch the match, all I can do is look at the score and take it literally so to speak.

So then I ask: why exactly does all the resident punditry disagree with me when I say that Nicole is a no hoper?

I don't know that I would clasify myself as a pundit but I sure as hell don't disagree with you when you describe Nicole as a no hoper. While one can't rule out the possibility of Nicole making a substantial improvement to her game at some point, she certainly she still has time on her side, I certainly haven't seen anything in the last year that makes me think she is likely to make any imminent improvement in her game or her ranking.

sammy01
Feb 27th, 2008, 10:26 PM
I don't know that I would clasify myself as a pundit but I sure as hell don't disagree with you when you describe Nicole as a no hoper. While one can't rule out the possibility of Nicole making a substantial improvement to her game at some point, she certainly she still has time on her side, I certainly haven't seen anything in the last year that makes me think she is likely to make any imminent improvement in her game or her ranking.

as usual i agree with you, she good to a point but there are 12-15 players that are better, and most are still improving where as nicole seems to be going backwards.
though like you i cant rule out her getting her act together and improving in the next year or 2.

©@®eLess
Feb 27th, 2008, 10:37 PM
well Ana had a pretty average-bad year in 2006...when people were saying the same thing they are saying about Nicole now. Nicole is not 19 yet. She is suposed to have up and downs...don't pressure her too much. How many kids ou there won titles with 15... Time is at her side...

matanuriel
Feb 27th, 2008, 10:38 PM
Nicole :sad:

But Ana :woohoo: great match!

ZeroSOFInfinity
Feb 27th, 2008, 10:51 PM
Ana :woohoo: Should have watched the match, but it was too late (Justine's match ended at 2 am FFS).

Nicole... :tape: :help:

BuTtErFrEnA
Feb 27th, 2008, 10:55 PM
ajde!!!

Slutati
Feb 27th, 2008, 10:57 PM
Of course Nicole lost.Radek isn't there.She ain't getting any.

Cakeisgood
Feb 27th, 2008, 10:58 PM
Well that makes me very sad.

wateva
Feb 28th, 2008, 12:14 AM
:woohoo: :bounce:

DimaDinosaur
Feb 28th, 2008, 12:14 AM
Obviously, Nicole has peaked. Ana and Sharapova are the leaders of this new generation of women's tennis. Nicole is just another Hantuchova

Jachal
Feb 28th, 2008, 12:28 AM
Bye bye Frau Stepanek :bigwave::bigclap::bolt::bounce::wavey:

Did anybody say at the beginning of the week, Nicole had a surprise for us this week?

Oh! I get it - you meant - a bagel :haha::haha::haha:

StZox
Feb 28th, 2008, 12:32 AM
Wow ANA!!!!!!!!!
Nice Win
That's my girl

StZox
Feb 28th, 2008, 12:44 AM
I like her outfit:hearts::hearts::hearts:

Sally Todd
Feb 28th, 2008, 01:11 AM
I don't know that I would clasify myself as a pundit but I sure as hell don't disagree with you when you describe Nicole as a no hoper. While one can't rule out the possibility of Nicole making a substantial improvement to her game at some point, she certainly she still has time on her side, I certainly haven't seen anything in the last year that makes me think she is likely to make any imminent improvement in her game or her ranking.

Running with what you and Corswandt are saying, I agree too. It's kind of weird -- Nicole seems like she has a lot of personality, but her game has no dimensions which might reflect that.

I'm not a big Maria fan (the shrieking and the money- and Putin- love are offputting to me, though I like her humor and self-effacing qualities). But Sharapova has obviously added some embellishments and tactics to her game in the last 6-9 months, and she was already more nuanced than Nicole. Meanwhile Nicole is playing exactly like she did the last few years, but worse.

Some truly lousy results from the Czech players excepting Kvitova lately. If Vaidisova and Lucie don't watch it, they're going to be eclipsed quicker than they might expect.

So, who has more or less hope to change and improve? Nicole, Lucie both, or...neither? I'm hoping Lucie, but she's not giving me much reason to hope.

Bruno71
Feb 28th, 2008, 03:21 AM
So, who has more or less hope to change and improve? Nicole, Lucie both, or...neither? I'm hoping Lucie, but she's not giving me much reason to hope.

I've actually seen Nicole tone things down a bit and play a more accurate game...usually against lesser opponents where she's not threatened. Lucie seems hopeless...it's like she just doesn't get it. That would be a shame if she never does, because she's got such a game on her.

Sassy-Na
Feb 28th, 2008, 03:25 AM
I've actually seen Nicole tone things down a bit and play a more accurate game...usually against lesser opponents where she's not threatened. Lucie seems hopeless...it's like she just doesn't get it. That would be a shame if she never does, because she's got such a game on her.

lucie is a bit too skinny this year.

Derek.
Feb 28th, 2008, 03:52 AM
as usual i agree with you, she good to a point but there are 12-15 players that are better, and most are still improving where as nicole seems to be going backwards.
though like you i cant rule out her getting her act together and improving in the next year or 2.

What 12-15 players are better than her?
Please do name all 12.

OsloErik
Feb 28th, 2008, 07:03 AM
What 12-15 players are better than her?
Please do name all 12.

She's ranked 14th. It doesn't take much imagination to figure out who is better than she is.

And while I think you can definitely make a case that a few of those ranked above her aren't as good, keep your eyes open, because as Nicole has regressed, about 10 other young players have progressed.

Хлоэ
Feb 28th, 2008, 07:04 AM
Nicole :o u should have beat this little cutie.

hkyen
Feb 28th, 2008, 07:08 AM
what up Vaidisova :rolleyes:

tennisbear7
Feb 28th, 2008, 07:23 AM
Nikki... please use your potential.

Kim's_fan_4ever
Feb 28th, 2008, 07:46 AM
Great result Ana :D Good luck in your next match :)
Nicole, a bagel? With your serve? :o

Erakovic
Feb 28th, 2008, 07:47 AM
Go Ana!!

Louis Cyphre
Feb 28th, 2008, 07:58 AM
WOW :eek:

CORIA01
Feb 28th, 2008, 08:04 AM
well done
hope Nicole will have more luck in next tournaments

bellascarlett
Feb 28th, 2008, 11:53 AM
Nicole :tape: :help:

Nice win Ana. :)

serena_fan
Feb 28th, 2008, 12:14 PM
Nicole ;(

1987518LPF
Feb 28th, 2008, 12:20 PM
What A Pity For NIcOle!

laurie
Feb 28th, 2008, 12:38 PM
I watched the match last night and I wasn't impressed with Nicole.

There's a discusion on www.tenniswarehouse.com about modern Tennis and the lack of serve and volleyers - it was a comment Pete Sampras made ealier this month. In that debate someone posted a comment that Mats Wilander made last year. This is the quote "Where they're different to us is that they they're physically stronger and they have more power in their rackets so they don't need to think as much as we had to. That means they have less chance of changing their game if they're playing badly. You see, the thing for us was that it was never about playing well, it was about playing smart"

Whenever I see Nicole Vaidisova play, I never see her play smart, she is always trying to hit the ball as hard as possible, she never tries to vary her tactics - I'm not impressed with her. She's still young and has time to become more of a thinker on a Tennis Court, if she actually thinks about it.

Nicole should study players like Henin, Djokovic, Federer and Mauresmo (putting aside her lack of confidence at the moment) they play smart with today's technology.

Slumpsova
Feb 28th, 2008, 01:07 PM
She's ranked 14th. It doesn't take much imagination to figure out who is better than she is.

And while I think you can definitely make a case that a few of those ranked above her aren't as good, keep your eyes open, because as Nicole has regressed, about 10 other young players have progressed.
it doesn't matter untill they start beating Nicole :rolleyes:

and about your first point. she has a better record against Jankovic and Hantuchova. so i'm sure Nicole is better than them and will definitely crush them again and again.

Shoulderpova
Feb 28th, 2008, 01:52 PM
Stepankova :haha:

Ellery
Feb 28th, 2008, 02:29 PM
Nicole :o
Congrats Ana.

OsloErik
Feb 28th, 2008, 08:26 PM
it doesn't matter untill they start beating Nicole :rolleyes:

and about your first point. she has a better record against Jankovic and Hantuchova. so i'm sure Nicole is better than them and will definitely crush them again and again.

It equally doesn't matter unless Nicole continues to beat them. And since they haven't played lately, and they are going up the rankings at about the rate Nicole is sliding down, I'd be worried.

Since the 2006 US Open (where Jankovic became a top player), they have gone 3-3. On top of that, since then, Jankovic has cracked the top 5, been a 2x slam semifinalist, and won multiple Tier I and other titles. Vaidisova has...done something, I'm sure, I just can't think of it off the top of my head. Won a meaningful title? No, that's not it. Been in the top 5? Nope, not that either. Had better slam results? No? Darn, what HAS she done? You'll have to tell me. Jankovic definitely counts as one of the players who is better than Vaidisova at the moment.

As for Hantuchova, she has (since IW 2007, the start of her return to grace) moved up to Vaidisova's career high, won a Tier I and a Tier II title, reached a slam semifinal, and NOT choked in about five matches where she could have, which isn't normally significant, but when talking about Vaidisova being better than someone, a reference to choking ability needs to be made since, let's face it, she's kind of taking the prize of the new generation when it comes to choking.

So maybe throw in a couple more names that aren't better than Vaidisova, and remember: beating someone isn't 100% relevant here. Jill Craybas beat Serena. Kvitova just beat Venus. Insignificant, really. Sustaining a ranking and a quality of play for 12 months? Very siginificant, and very relevant. That's something 13 players have done better than Vaidisova. And yes, she's been injured, but let's talk in a couple months when her French and Wimbledon points fall off and see where she is then. If she's risen in the ranks, the injury argument is valid. If not, well...you get the point.

And I like Vaidisova, I just tire of her inability to progress and the inability of her fans to recognize this.