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Dec 27th, 2008, 05:41 PM
Nicole will begin her 2009 season by playing Auckland.

Dec 27th, 2008, 06:48 PM
first 2009 thread :banana:

GOOD LUCK Nicole.. she really needs to start the new season with good results.. she has also 300 pts to defend in Australia.. POJDME! :bounce: :hug:

Dec 27th, 2008, 07:11 PM
° Hope she can play better in 2009...

Good Luck Nicole ! :)

Dec 28th, 2008, 03:01 AM

Dec 29th, 2008, 12:01 AM
Anyone know when Nicole will arrive in Auckland? Maybe some news soon...

Dec 29th, 2008, 07:08 AM
no idea.. maybe she's already here ;)

Dec 29th, 2008, 10:59 PM
Nicole has arrived:

Former top 10 player Nicole Vaidisova has arrived, fully recovered from a wrist injury that has hampered her in recent times.

She says she took some time off at the end of last season so now feels as good as she could be.


Dec 29th, 2008, 11:11 PM
cool :D

Dec 30th, 2008, 12:01 AM
Fit again Vaidisova looks to turn over new leaf

Czech tennis ace Nicole Vaidisova is looking to turn over a new leaf in Auckland after "a year of transition" in which the former top-10's ranking took a dive.

Vaidisova, 19, was today the first of the big names to arrive for the WTA Tour season-opening ASB Classic, which begins on Monday.

She will be the $US220,000 ($NZ386,000) tournament's sixth seed.

The winner of six WTA titles and once the world No 7, Vaidisova saw her ranking fall over the past year from 12th to 41st on the back of a nagging wrist injury.

"I took some time off and did a lot of rehab and I feel as well as I can be," she said.

"I worked hard in the off season, so my goal is just to get back to where I was at the start of this year."

After making the quarterfinals at Wimbledon for the second time in July, Vaidisova's results fell away with five first-round and two second-round exits over the remainder of 2008.

She didn't want to give reasons or make excuses for her poor run.

"I don't think everybody can play well all the time," he said.

"It was just a year for me of transition, a lot changes, and it took a toll. I'm just ready for next year."

Vaidisova is making her first appearance in the Classic and had "heard it's a fun tournament".

But it was also important to get a good start to the year and to have a solid build-up to the Australian Open later in the month.

"It can sow a little doubt in your mind if you don't do as well."

Dec 30th, 2008, 12:12 AM
thanks :D

GOOD LUCK NIKKI :kiss: :hug: :bounce:

Dec 30th, 2008, 05:22 AM
Reading that article makes me more confident of nikkis chances of doing well in this tournament and for the rest of the season COME ON NIKKI!!! XD

Dec 30th, 2008, 10:18 AM
When Nicole feels she is ok now,everything gonna be ok^-^
Come on Nicole!!:bounce:

Dec 31st, 2008, 11:07 AM
video of Nicole arriving in Auckland.. she looks very relaxed and like she can't wait for the new season :bounce:


she looks really stunning and fit :hearts:

Jan 1st, 2009, 08:42 PM
Good luck Nicole! :)

Jan 2nd, 2009, 11:07 PM

Vaidisova vs Kudryavtseva
Vesnina vs Q
Date Krumm vs Craybas
Wozniacki vs Q

Jan 2nd, 2009, 11:16 PM
Good luck:p
Atleast QF:shrug:

Jan 3rd, 2009, 06:59 PM
She should make at least QF.

I'd love to see her take out Caro (even tho I like both) but Nicole needs to be back where she belongs quickly. Seeing people like Aga in top ten instead of her makes me cry. :lol:

Jan 4th, 2009, 02:45 AM
Video interview with Nicole

Jan 4th, 2009, 03:11 AM
Schedule of Play:
Monday 5 January

Centre Court - 11am start

Aravane Rezai (FRA) v Eleni Daniilidou(GRE)
Nicole Vaidisova(CZE) v Alla Kudryavtseva(RUS)

Jan 4th, 2009, 08:35 AM
thanks :D

I'm happy I will see Nicole's first match on live stream :woohoo:

Jan 4th, 2009, 10:39 AM
So will you record the match?I have to go to school so I can't watch the live:crying2:

Jan 4th, 2009, 10:40 AM

Jan 4th, 2009, 10:44 AM
finally nicoles season starts :D good luck nicole get off to a good start to 2009 XD

Jan 4th, 2009, 01:29 PM
good luck nicole!
shame that I can't watch it live tomorrow

Jan 4th, 2009, 03:49 PM
So will you record the match?I have to go to school so I can't watch the live:crying2:

it's live stream, it isn't on TV.. so I can't record it, sry :sad:

Jan 5th, 2009, 01:59 AM
Nicole wins
76 46 75 :eek:

Jan 5th, 2009, 02:10 AM
so tough and exhausting for me being a fan :sobbing: I'm so happy Nicole is through :woohoo: I even can't write..

Jan 5th, 2009, 02:11 AM
actually it was 7-6(3) 4-6 7-5 ;)

Jan 5th, 2009, 02:17 AM
Is there a way to see pics?

Jan 5th, 2009, 02:21 AM
There's some caps in the 2009 outfits thread in GM and I posted a pic in the picture thread here...

Jan 5th, 2009, 03:38 AM
Some quotes
"It's hard to play when you know you had two match points on your serve and it is going in your head but I tried to hang in there, especially mentally and don't give up - keep on playing."

Vaidisova admitted she was worried when Kurdysavsteva rallied from 4-0 down to tie things up at 5-5 in the final set.

"She started coming back and obviously you freak out a little bit."


Jan 5th, 2009, 05:48 AM
Good win for her. She didn't get down on herself too harshly and kept playing.

Jan 5th, 2009, 09:49 AM
I can see a BIG improvement that she doesn't tank sets, points, matches she did last year.. she was fighting so hard in the match.. really hard.. and it paid off :)

Jan 5th, 2009, 09:54 AM
To the peole who watched match:How did she play?Does she find her form of tennis?What about her forehand,serve and backhand?The reason that she won is she did well or the opponent played bad?

Jan 5th, 2009, 10:11 AM
well.. it was not good quality match..

Nicole was great, bad, great, bad, good, terrible.. too much ups and downs.. her serve was off.. only 50% in.. and she made some stupid mistakes but Nicole deserved to win because she fought so hard and we know Kudryavtseva played not different match against Venus in Wimbledon 2007 and then Venus won the title :)

POJDME NIKKI! :bounce:

Jan 5th, 2009, 10:14 AM
The first match after a long off-court is hard~So I hope Nicole can do better in next match!:bounce:Come on,Nikki!!!

Jan 5th, 2009, 11:13 AM

Jan 5th, 2009, 11:54 AM
Well at least she won:bounce:

Nederlander RUS
Jan 5th, 2009, 01:27 PM
a good win :banana:

Jan 5th, 2009, 10:21 PM
She's doing what she can, and that's what matters, right?

Jan 6th, 2009, 04:11 AM

Centre Court - 11am start
Nicole Vaidisova(CZE) v Elena Vesnina(RUS)

Jan 6th, 2009, 08:22 AM
Good luck Nikki :rocker2:

Jan 6th, 2009, 08:30 AM
Pojdme NICOLE :banana:

Jan 6th, 2009, 09:27 AM
Come on Nikki!:worship:

Jan 6th, 2009, 11:58 AM

Jan 6th, 2009, 12:13 PM
GL Nicole;)

Jan 6th, 2009, 12:52 PM
well all tho it was a shakey start to the year at least it was a win and now good luck for the second round nicole :D

Jan 6th, 2009, 10:43 PM

That is all I have to say about that performance. :sad:

Jan 6th, 2009, 11:07 PM

Jan 6th, 2009, 11:08 PM

Jan 6th, 2009, 11:32 PM
no comments:hug:

Jan 7th, 2009, 12:20 AM
Nicole. :sad: :hug:

Jan 7th, 2009, 10:06 AM

Jan 7th, 2009, 12:28 PM
:sad: for nicole

she really needs some help to fix her game right now.I watched the match and nicole looked so lost on the court.
Much of disappointment on her face after leaving the court.