Nicole Vaidisova, is she another Sharapova?

Tenny

Professional
Just curious. She is only 15, 6 feet tall, from Europe. But already doing quite well. Does she have a real talent/future? What do you think?
 

GRANITECHIEF

Hall of Fame
From what i've seen, she is the real deal. Pretty too. She beat post Wimbeldon Sharapova in a set in world team tennis over the summer.
 

Zverev

Professional
No, next hot thing is Victoria Azarenka, girl from Belarus (Max Myrni country) - winner of AUS open junior this year.
 
chrissie e

she reminds me slightly lookswise, that seems to be the topic here..:)..), of chris evert a bit..
she should watch her skin she might be getting too much sun too soon .. meant as good advice.
hope she will have a good career!
 

Noelle

Hall Of Fame
dAgEnIuS said:
i heard that she has a serve and volley game...
we dont see that often in women's tennis huh?
I saw her play an exhibition doubles match in Hong Kong, and she didn't quite seem to know what to do as the net player. Also a Tennis magazine article about her (July 2004) says her father and Nick Bollettieri want her to become a serve-and-volley player. (Bollettieri of all people?!?) Hopefully she'll continue to develop this. :)
 

devila

Banned
She plays way better than Maria. I watched the WTT match in which she beat Maria.
Maria blamed her loss on the dark shadows on the court.
 

goober

Legend
devila said:
She plays way better than Maria. I watched the WTT match in which she beat Maria.
Maria blamed her loss on the dark shadows on the court.
Until she wins a grandslam or obtains a top 3 ranking, it would be hard for me to even consider that she plays better than Sharipova. There are many pros with nice looking games and strokes, but never reach top 10.
 

gmlasam

Hall of Fame
Here are some pics of Nicole. I'm not sure she is sponsored yet. In some of the pics, she is wearing reeboks clothing with Nike shoes. In some pics she is also using a Yonex and a Wilson.

CLICK HERE!!!!!!
 

dAgEnIuS

Rookie
she's in the semi finals in Memphis....
she's going to play the 3rd seed, Meghann Shaughnessy today...
if she wins it's Vera Zvonareva....
let's she how she does....
 

Marius_Hancu

Talk Tennis Guru
Spoiler

I'd say this is a pretty brave result:)

Regions Morgan Keegan Championships & the Cellular South Cup
Memphis, TN-USA
February 14-20, 2005
$170,000


Singles - Semifinals
(3) Meghann Shaughnessy (USA) d. (7) Nicole Vaidisova (CZE) 76(8) 76(6)
 

AndrewD

Legend
Well after seeing pictures of her match with Meghann Shaughnessy I can say that Vaidisova's first accomplishment is to show us that a skirt can only get so short before it turns into a belt. Quite an achievement to see it cover more above the waist than below it LOL.
 
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PrestigeClassic

Guest
Nicole will be way better than Sharapova. Sharapova if cute if you like turkey lips.
 

raspell38120

New User
I saw her

in the semi-finals against Meghan. even though she lost she is the real deal. hits a very flat deep ball which makes her error rate a little high as she was having an off day. Very good serve and motion. she has two weaknesses. she is young and therefore a little dumb in that she doesn't know what "work the point" means. she just hits out. also, she appears to me to be slightly "foot slow". she's a big girl whereas Sharapova is much more of a gazelle. hope that i'm not making that much of that i just think Sharapova is a very good athlete and this girl doesn't quite appear to have that type athletism that may harm her later. a little like Davenport. she will clearly be top 10 in two years in my opinion. I LOVED the ball she hit. scary! Like Monica Seles.
 

35ft6

Legend
Superior_Forehand said:
give her about 4 years and she will be hotter than sharapova too
I disagree. She's only going to get worse looking.

She's on this thing they keep showing on TTC right now. She seems like a really nice girl.
 

Marius_Hancu

Talk Tennis Guru
Spoiler

OK, I put spoiler in the article title:)

Nicole Vaidisova CZE 6 7(8]

Jelena Jankovic SCG 2 6(6)

and I'd be surprised to hear this match was/will be on TV.

This might be her first 20 casualty, not sure ...
Thus a big step forward.

A 15-year old hope better than a 19-year hope ...
That's something ...
 

Marius_Hancu

Talk Tennis Guru
AndrewD said:
Well after seeing pictures of her match with Meghann Shaughnessy I can say that Vaidisova's first accomplishment is to show us that a skirt can only get so short before it turns into a belt. Quite an achievement to see it cover more above the waist than below it LOL.
pretty sure she can't compete with Golovin in terms of shortness anywhere ...
 
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