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champion88
Oct 3rd, 2009, 03:27 AM
AUSTRALIAN OPEN


http://www.livingedgerental.com.au/images/AO-Grand-Slam-Asia-Pacific8_000.jpg


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/telegraph/multimedia/archive/01249/rod-laver-arena-ep_1249257i.jpg


Welcome to the Australian Open - the first Grand Slam of Season 7! The newly-crowned #1 Alize Cornet has dominated so far, winning both Brisbane and Sydney. She will be the massive favourite here in Melbourne.

#2 Hantuchova has failed to win a match so far this season and has a semifinal to defend here. Can she find some kind of form here or will her poor performance continue?

Defending champ Lindsay Davenport is unseeded here and faces a tough road ahead if she is to defend her title.
We are hoping to see Kirilenko’s debut here although her participation is in doubt after she failed to show up in Sydney.

Newcomer to the tour, Jelena Dokic, will be keen to get off to a good start in front of her home crowd.


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/507/21237383204davenport.jpg

S1 - (WC) Cibulkova (ret.) def. (7) Ivanovic 7-6(4) 0-6 6-2
S2 - Cornet def. Kuznetsova (ret.) 6-0 0-6 7-5
S3 – (13) Davenport def. (5) Kournikova (ret) 2-6 7-5 6-1
S4 – (Q) Clijsters def. (Q) Kirilenko 6-3 6-2
S5 – (11) V.Williams def. Safarova (ret) 0-6 7-5 6-0
S6 – (4) Davenport def. (14) Tulyaganova 0-6 6-2 6-2


Points to Defend

Benesova – 35
Mattek-Sands - 35
Jankovic – 35
Sharapova – 75
Srebotnik – 75
Schiavone – 75
Sprem – 75
Bartoli – 75
Chakvetadze – 75
Schnyder – 75
Kirilenko – 75
S.Williams – 75
Karatantcheva – 75
Clijsters – 150
Seles – 150
Vaidisova – 150
Petrova – 150
Zvonareva – 150
V.Williams – 150
Li – 250
Lisicki – 250
Cornet – 250
Hantuchova – 450
Tulyaganova – 700
Davenport – 1000


Draw

(1) Cornet Vs. Bye
Sharapova Vs. Srebotnik
Tulyaganova Vs. Davenport
Lisicki Vs. (7) Li

(5) Schiavone Vs. Bye
Mattek-Sands Vs. S.Williams
Petrova Vs. Jankovic
Bye Vs. (3) Schnyder

(4) V.Williams Vs. Bye
Zvonareva Vs. (WC) Dokic
Clijsters Vs. Bartoli
Vaidisova Vs. (6) Seles

(8) Kirilenko Vs. Benesova
Cibulkova Vs. Chakvetadze
Sprem Vs. Karatantcheva
Bye Vs. (2) Hantuchova


POINTS DUE SUNDAY 12PM

champion88
Oct 3rd, 2009, 03:27 AM
Re-match of last year's final in 1st round :eek:

Big ranking drop for one of them!! :tape:

MBM
Oct 3rd, 2009, 03:37 AM
oooooo it's exciting!!! i hope francy doesn't screw it up!!

MBM
Oct 3rd, 2009, 03:40 AM
will we be able to switch points regularly??? or just one set the whole competition???

champion88
Oct 3rd, 2009, 03:41 AM
Rankings w/AO Pts off

1. (1) Alizé Cornet – 5165
2. (2) Daniela Hantuchova – 4825
3. (3) Patty Schnyder – 4106
4. (5) Francesca Schiavone – 4055
5. (4) Venus Williams – 4007
6. (6) Monica Seles – 3895
7. (8) Maria Kirilenko – 3576
8. (7) Li Na – 3447
9. (10) Kim Clijsters – 3350
10. (11) Marion Bartoli – 3034
11. (12) Katarina Srebotnik – 2935
12. (13) Nicole Vaidisova – 2800
13. (15) Iveta Benesova – 2769
14. (14) Anna Chakvetadze – 2740
15. (9) Lindsay Davenport – 2515
16. (17) Jelena Jankovic – 2440
17. (18) Vera Zvonareva – 2185
18. (20) Bethanie Mattek-Sands – 2120
19. (16) Iroda Tulyaganova – 2095
20. (21) Maria Sharapova – 1970
21. (19) Sabine Lisicki – 1950
22. (2) Nadia Petrova – 1615
23. (23) Karolina Sprem – 1289
24. (24) Sesil Karatantcheva – 990
25. (25) Serena Williams – 885
26. (26) Dominika Cibulkova – 340

champion88
Oct 3rd, 2009, 03:42 AM
will we be able to switch points regularly??? or just one set the whole competition???

Just one lot per tournament ;)

MBM
Oct 3rd, 2009, 03:59 AM
Just one lot per tournament ;)

:yeah:

Hele.
Oct 3rd, 2009, 09:29 AM
come on klina! :bounce:

Bartosh
Oct 3rd, 2009, 10:01 AM
thank god Venus has a bye in the first round :inlove:

youizahoe
Oct 3rd, 2009, 02:07 PM
Kim Clijsters is on duty.

Bartosh
Oct 4th, 2009, 12:35 PM
results? :)

champion88
Oct 4th, 2009, 01:41 PM
Time is up - only slept at 8am though so have to sleep more.... results later!

Bartosh
Oct 4th, 2009, 02:06 PM
:speakles:

MBM
Oct 4th, 2009, 02:12 PM
Time is up - only slept at 8am though so have to sleep more.... results later!

i am sleeping at ridiculous hours tryin to watch tennis on the other side of the world!!!

Daszmarelli
Oct 4th, 2009, 05:41 PM
Against Domi :eek::scared:

Eduardo Oliveira
Oct 4th, 2009, 05:42 PM
Domi vc Anna :eek: :sad:

champion88
Oct 4th, 2009, 05:42 PM
Anyone able to post R32/16? I have 2 essays to do for tomorrow :(

Daszmarelli
Oct 4th, 2009, 05:53 PM
I can

youizahoe
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:01 PM
I can do all, men and women :ras:

Ciarán
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:13 PM
Australian Open (W)
Round of 32

http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2008/0123/ten_g_sharapova6_sq_300.jpg

Sharapova def. Srebotnik 2-6 7-5 6-3

Ciarán
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:14 PM
Australian Open (W)
Round of 32

http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/01_02/Davenport1401AP_468x564.jpg

Davenport def. Tulyaganova 7-5 5-7 6-3

szymek_m1
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:15 PM
oh no.. I've risked too much...

Ciarán
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:16 PM
Australian Open (W)
Round of 32

http://kthanxbye.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/li_na2.jpg

(7) Li Vs. Lisicki 0-6 6-1 6-4

MBM
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:17 PM
oh no.. I've risked too much...

who is your player???

Ciarán
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:17 PM
Australian Open (W)
Round of 32

http://tennisinfoblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/serena-williams-australian-open.jpg

Mattek-Sands def. S.Williams 3-6 6-1 6-0

Ciarán
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:18 PM
Australian Open (W)
Round of 32

http://chadanielle.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/petrova0121-mirza.jpg

Petrova def. Jankovic 6-4 2-6 6-1

Andrew Laeddis
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:18 PM
who is your player???

Srebotnik

Ciarán
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:18 PM
Australian Open (W)
Round of 32

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Sport/Pix/pictures/2009/1/23/1232720107767/Jelena-Dokic-001.jpg

(WC) Dokic def. Zvonareva 0-6 6-0 6-4

Andrew Laeddis
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:19 PM
Australian Open (W)
Round of 32

http://tennisinfoblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/serena-williams-australian-open.jpg

Mattek-Sands def. S.Williams 3-6 6-1 6-0

I wonder if there was a foot fault.

Ciarán
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:19 PM
Australian Open (W)
Round of 32

http://www.australianopen.com/images/pics/large/b_bartoli_19_1.jpg

Bartoli def. Clijsters 6-4 0-6 6-0

youizahoe
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:20 PM
who runs bartoli :lol:

Ciarán
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:21 PM
Australian Open (W)
Round of 32

http://www3.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/2009+Australian+Open+Day+2+mhZo4Apvy94m.jpg

:eek: Vaidisova def. (6) Seles 6-0 6-2 :eek:

Andrew Laeddis
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:21 PM
Nikki :woohoo:

Kim :haha:

Monica :hug:

MBM
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:22 PM
nikki :yeah: holy fuckballs!!!

Ciarán
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:22 PM
Australian Open (W)
Round of 32

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_lgrG2xMG3Gs/R5ciSAt5kxI/AAAAAAAAAU4/WxfLz9SdK9I/s320/maria_kirilenko_bending.jpg

Benesova def. (8) Kirilenko w/o

Ciarán
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:23 PM
Australian Open (W)
Round of 32

http://bahamaderek.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/anna-chakvetadze-australian-open-2009-rd-2_1813985.jpg

Chakvetadze def. Cibulkova 2-6 6-1 6-3

Andrew Laeddis
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:23 PM
Australian Open (W)
Round of 32

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_lgrG2xMG3Gs/R5ciSAt5kxI/AAAAAAAAAU4/WxfLz9SdK9I/s320/maria_kirilenko_bending.jpg

Benesova def. (8) Kirilenko w/o

That's hot.

Benesova winning Grand Slam matches :tape:

Ciarán
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:24 PM
Australian Open (W)
Round of 32

http://www4.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/2009+Australian+Open+Day+4+Y9g5DYhV4rml.jpg

Karatantcheva def. Sprem 0-6 6-4 6-0

Ciarán
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:25 PM
Australian Open (W)
Round of 16

http://www4.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/Australian+Open+2008+Day+13+-LSezjZEtgMl.jpg

(1) Cornet def. Sharapova 6-0 6-3

Whore.

Ciarán
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:26 PM
Australian Open (W)
Round of 16

http://bahamaderek.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/na-li_2316992.jpg

(7) Li def. Davenport 6-3 3-6 7-5

Daszmarelli
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:27 PM
Anna :bounce:

Sorry, Edu/Domi :hug:

Ciarán
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:28 PM
Australian Open (W)
Round of 16

http://m.usopen.org/images/pics/large/b_002_mattek-sands.jpg

:eek: Mattek-Sands def. (5) Schiavone 3-6 6-4 6-4 :eek:

Daszmarelli
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:28 PM
Broseghini is Bartoli's coach

MBM
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:28 PM
Noooooooo! Francy!!!!!

Daszmarelli
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:29 PM
Klina :sad::hug:

Ciarán
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:29 PM
Australian Open (W)
Round of 16

http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2008/01/16/tennis1510_17_gallery__600x400.jpg

:eek: Petrova def. (3) Schnyder 7-5* 6-7(5) 6-3 :eek:

Daszmarelli
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:30 PM
Francy :hug::sad:


Go, Anna!!!

Someone beat Alize, please :devil:

Ciarán
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:30 PM
Australian Open (W)
Round of 16

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2008/01/23/sports/23tennis.1.600.jpg

(4) V.Williams def. (WC) Dokic 6-1 0-6 7-5

Andrew Laeddis
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:31 PM
Franny & Patty :hug:

Sean.
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:31 PM
Someone beat Alize, please :devil:

:ras:

:hug: Masha

Ciarán
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:32 PM
Australian Open (W)
Round of 16

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/photos/uncategorized/2009/01/26/bartoli_300.jpg

Vaidisova def. Bartoli 7-5 6-0

MBM
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:32 PM
ok now I'm bitter!!!!! I hope all the seeds go out in the next round!!!!!! and bethanie...you'd better win the tourney or I will have to send you a few hate PMs...I'm serious!!!! Francy doesn't like to lose!!!!

Ciarán
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:32 PM
Australian Open (W)
Round of 16

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_lgrG2xMG3Gs/R5ciBAt5ktI/AAAAAAAAAUY/20bA-O7exDw/s320/anna_chakvetadze_full_stretch.jpg

Chakvetadze def. Benesova 0-6 6-2 6-4

Daszmarelli
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:33 PM
:ras:

:hug: Masha

:hug::lol::angel:

Ciarán
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:33 PM
Australian Open (W)
Round of 16

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_x2NwiFwMadw/SXyKjRTj4tI/AAAAAAAAANk/IZ-wtd9298o/s400/Daniela-Hantuchova-Australian-Open-2009-rd-1_1804226.jpg

(2) Hantuchova def. Karatantcheva 6-4 7-5

Andrew Laeddis
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:33 PM
Nikki, Alize & Dani :yeah:

Sorry Broseghini :hug: I beat you in the men's and women's tournament.

Ciarán
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:33 PM
All done :bounce:

MBM
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:35 PM
thanx Ciarán!!!!

Daszmarelli
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:35 PM
Anna :bounce:

Daszmarelli
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:37 PM
Thank you, Ciarán

champion88
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:38 PM
Thanks!! :D

champion88
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:39 PM
QF Draw

(1) Cornet Vs. (7) Li
Mattek-Sands Vs. Petrova

(4) V.Williams Vs. Vaidisova
Chakvetadze Vs. (2) Hantuchova

youizahoe
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:49 PM
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/ap/20090924/capt.efee67122302425b86e52227621b229d.belgium_tenn is_clijsters_yl105.jpg

Interview with Clijsters after tough 1st round defeat, Australian Open.

Q: How does it feel to lose?
Well, to be honest, very devastating, I thought I was gonna perform well, but I didn't.

Q: Is it hard to lose that easy and early?
Yes, very, especially now that I really need a strong performance to keep myself positive, and continue playing.

Q: What are you going to do next?
The reason, I like, uhm, you know, called the press together is, I've decide to like, stop with tennis for a while, get another baby and then see, what I will do next. I've already asked to get myself removed from the rankings of next week.

Q: Is it final or just temporary?
It's gonna last at least the entire season, and I'll decide afterwards. If I decide to come back one last time, you'll be told first.

Broseghini
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:58 PM
Nikki, Alize & Dani :yeah:

Sorry Broseghini :hug: I beat you in the men's and women's tournament.
:o Last week was MBM :devil:


Clijsters :hug:

Bartosh
Oct 4th, 2009, 07:00 PM
QF Draw

(4) V.Williams Vs. Vaidisova


no way :spit:

Broseghini
Oct 4th, 2009, 07:03 PM
Win it Chakvetadze :D

champion88
Oct 4th, 2009, 07:10 PM
Kim :(

You serious?

youizahoe
Oct 4th, 2009, 07:11 PM
yes :)

champion88
Oct 4th, 2009, 07:13 PM
:sobbing:

youizahoe
Oct 4th, 2009, 07:16 PM
Sorry :)

Bartosh
Oct 4th, 2009, 07:17 PM
Chris, please give us results instead of crying about Clijsters' baby-making :shrug: I want to know how many games Venus won :lol:

Andrew Laeddis
Oct 4th, 2009, 07:24 PM
Chris, please give us results instead of crying about Clijsters' baby-making :shrug: I want to know how many games Venus won :lol:

Venus will probably win. Nikki leads the H2H 10-3 but Venus has won the last 2 matches easily (6-1,6-4). :o

Uranium
Oct 4th, 2009, 07:25 PM
That's hot.

Benesova winning Grand Slam matches :tape:
AO QF last season or 2 seasons ago and USO final last season. So I don't know what you're laughing at.

Bartosh
Oct 4th, 2009, 07:30 PM
Venus will probably win. Nikki leads the H2H 10-3 but Venus has won the last 2 matches easily (6-1,6-4). :o

it was before Venus' slump :)

champion88
Oct 4th, 2009, 07:33 PM
Anyone to post QF?

Bartosh
Oct 4th, 2009, 07:34 PM
I can :)

Andrew Laeddis
Oct 4th, 2009, 07:39 PM
Nikki please end your run of disappointing slam losses.

Andrew Laeddis
Oct 4th, 2009, 08:03 PM
QF now?

youizahoe
Oct 4th, 2009, 08:21 PM
I'm gonna post hang on :)

youizahoe
Oct 4th, 2009, 08:23 PM
Australian Open (W)
Quarterfinals

http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/523/b0f43ccfe9070de4b137a6865c338303-getty-tennis-aus-open-cornet.jpg

(1) Cornet def. (7) Li 6-0 6-4

Hele.
Oct 4th, 2009, 08:23 PM
klina :o

youizahoe
Oct 4th, 2009, 08:24 PM
Australian Open (W)
Quarterfinals

http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/3436/Mattek_U_S_Open-2.jpg

Mattek-Sands def. Petrova 2-6 7-5 6-4

youizahoe
Oct 4th, 2009, 08:26 PM
Australian Open (W)
Quarterfinals

http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/505/21239362374venus.jpg

Vaidisova def. (4) V.Williams 6-3 6-0

youizahoe
Oct 4th, 2009, 08:27 PM
Australian Open (W)
Quarterfinals

http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/532/faf6b571873a60ec2525709f07cab98b-getty-tennis-open-aus-hantuchova.jpg

Chakvetadze def. (2) Hantuchova 6-0 2-6 6-0

youizahoe
Oct 4th, 2009, 08:28 PM
Updated Draw, semis

(1) Cornet vs Mattek-Sands
Vaidisova vs Chakvetadze

Bartosh
Oct 4th, 2009, 08:28 PM
:lol:

Andrew Laeddis
Oct 4th, 2009, 08:29 PM
Nikki :yeah: Finally another slam semifinal :woohoo:

Alize :yeah:
Dani :hug:

Andrew Laeddis
Oct 4th, 2009, 08:29 PM
Thanks Aneres.

Ciarán
Oct 4th, 2009, 08:33 PM
Ironic that the only seed left in both draws is the #1 seeds and both are in the top half of the draws :lol:

.Andrew.
Oct 4th, 2009, 08:40 PM
Patty. :(
Loss by CT again. :banghead:
But would've saved myself the trouble of losing to Mattek again in 3. :p But winning a round would've been nice. :p

Good luck Nikki! :yeah:

ivanban
Oct 4th, 2009, 08:50 PM
:speakles: Beth is in the semis of a Slam :eek:


:woohoo: :rocker2:

Daszmarelli
Oct 4th, 2009, 08:53 PM
Anna :banana:

Sorry, Dani :hug:

Jose.
Oct 4th, 2009, 10:11 PM
1st round again :o

champion88
Oct 4th, 2009, 11:49 PM
Australian Open

Semifinal


http://www4.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/2009+Australian+Open+Day+5+Cvh4LkDVTayl.jpg

(1) Cornet def. Mattek-Sands
6-0 6-3

champion88
Oct 4th, 2009, 11:52 PM
Australian Open

Semifinal


http://tennisinfoblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/chakvetadze-anna-russian.jpg

Vaidisova def. Chakvetadze
6-0 6-2

champion88
Oct 4th, 2009, 11:52 PM
Final

(1) Cornet Vs. Vaidisova

champion88
Oct 5th, 2009, 12:39 AM
Australian Open


Final


http://www.livingedgerental.com.au/images/AO-Grand-Slam-Asia-Pacific8_000.jpg


Set 1


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/telegraph/multimedia/archive/01249/rod-laver-arena-ep_1249257i.jpg


1-0 Cornet
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
2-0
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
2-1
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
2-2
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
3-2 Vaidisova
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
4-2
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-2
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-3
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-4
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
6-4


Vaidisova leads (1) Cornet
6-4

champion88
Oct 5th, 2009, 12:44 AM
Australian Open


Final


http://www.livingedgerental.com.au/images/AO-Grand-Slam-Asia-Pacific8_000.jpg


Set 2


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/telegraph/multimedia/archive/01249/rod-laver-arena-ep_1249257i.jpg


1-0 Cornet
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
2-0
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
3-0*
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
3-1
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
3-2
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
3-3
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
4-3 Vaidisova
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-3*
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
6-3


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/3197/full_getty-72632861wj013_australian_op_8_45_49_pm.jpg


Vaidisova def. (1) Cornet
6-4 6-3


Well done to Vaidisova who claims her second Grand Slam title!!! She was in phenomenal form all week, not dropping a set en route to the title, including impressive wins over #6 Seles and #4 Venus before beating #1 Cornet in the final. She is rewarded with a big ranking leap, back up to #7. Cornet will be disappointed as she was the huge favourite for the title after winning both the warm-up events, but once again she falls just short at the Grand Slams, but she should still be very proud of her performance.

Broseghini
Oct 5th, 2009, 01:00 AM
Congrats :)

Sean.
Oct 5th, 2009, 01:04 AM
Alizé is such a mental midget. :o

Congrats Nikkie :yeah:

Eduardo Oliveira
Oct 5th, 2009, 03:58 AM
Anna :sad: :sobbing:

Cornet :hug:
Congrats Nikki :yeah: ;)

Daszmarelli
Oct 5th, 2009, 12:34 PM
Anna :sobbing:

Nikki :yeah:

Alize :hug:

Andrew Laeddis
Oct 5th, 2009, 01:52 PM
Nikki :sobbing:

Alize :hug:

Andrew Laeddis
Oct 5th, 2009, 02:00 PM
Vaidisova Rocks Melbourne

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Its been a tough road back to the top 10 for Vaidisova who has struggled the past few seasons to regain the form that catipulted her to number one and won her a Frenh Open championship. In Season 2 various injuries rendered the Czech's game wildly inconsistent. Her results became very up and down and Vaidisova's confidence began to suffer. Things began to look up for Vaidisova when the temporarily healthy Czech finally put together some consisent results following her US quaterfinal loss to Alize Cornet. Although Vaidisova ended Season 2 with just one title coming in Eastbourne, she was hopeful that Season 3 would be a time of resergence for her career. Season 3 began good for the Czech who would claim a title in Paris and make the finals at Antwerp, Indian Wells, and Montreal. However shortly after losing the final in Montreal, Vaidisova would be diagnosed with mono. This would lead to a miserable Season 4 and a Vaidisova with no confidence during Season 5. In Season 6 Vaidisova would finally start to look like her old self as she'd win a title in Los Angeles and almost qualify for the Year Ending Championships.

During the off season Vaidisova decided to end her relationship with Radek Stepanek, a decison that many felt would hurt her game. The effects of the break up however seemed to be the opposite as the Czech came into this season's Australian Open more determined than ever. In the first round she trounced 6th seeded Monica Seles 6-0,6-2 before easily defeating Marion Bartoli 7-5,6-0 in the round of 16. In the QF Vaidisova would face her pigeon Venus Williams. Despite leading their head to head 10-3, Vaidisova had lost their last two meetings in straight sets. Determined to regain her edge over Venus, Nicole destroyed Venus 6-3,6-0 to make it 11-3 and claim a spot in the women's semifinals. In the semis Vaidisova would go on to trash talented russian, Anna Chakvetadze 6-0,6-2 to set up a meeting with good friend and #1 Alize Cornet. Despite her poor record against Cornet, Nicole still considred herself to be the favorite. During the final Vaidisova would twice have to fight back from early deficits to claim a 6-4,6-3 victory and become the OWTT Season 7 Australian Open Champion. In her speech Vaidisova than her longtime coach and now lover Justin as well as her friends Dani, Alize and Patty whose support helped her believe that she could achieve such a feat. With her victory Vaidisova renters the top 10 at number 7. She is hopeful that someday she can make it back to number 1.
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Ciarán
Oct 5th, 2009, 04:15 PM
Thank you for avenging Maria, Nicole :bounce:

champion88
Oct 5th, 2009, 08:00 PM
Great article Nikki :hearts:

Joee
Oct 6th, 2009, 10:37 PM
Monica is getting old :(