Vaidisova's in the top 10

Rickson

G.O.A.T.
which is bad news for all of us. Nicole needs to work on her tennis, but if the vultures who jumped on Gruntapova, jump on Nicole too because she looks kind of good, we'll all be in trouble. A few endorsements here and there when you're actually good like Federer is one thing, but when Maria, who is not that good, is getting endorsements for her looks, tennis is getting a black eye. I really hope those vultures stay away from Nicole and that she could focus on her tennis and that if she ever becomes a true number 1 and not a 1 trick pony like Maria, she'll be humble about it and not sacrifice her tennis for endorsements. Oh, and don't buy any Canon products.
 

alienhamster

Hall of Fame
Rickson said:
which is bad news for all of us. Nicole needs to work on her tennis, but if the vultures who jumped on Gruntapova, jump on Nicole too because she looks kind of good, we'll all be in trouble. A few endorsements here and there when you're actually good like Federer is one thing, but Maria, who is not that good, is getting endorsements for her looks, tennis is getting a black eye. I really hope those vultures stay away from Nicole and that she could focus on her tennis and that if she ever becomes a true number 1 and not a 1 trick pony like Maria, she'll be humble about it and not sacrifice her tennis for endorsements. Oh, and don't buy any Canon products.
Yeah, I like her better than Sharapova for a lot of reasons. Seems like she could grow into a really solid, all-around power game. (And one without shrieks.)
 

Max G.

Legend
It'll be interesting to see how she does. I'm curious to see whether she'll do better than Sharapova or not - just to see whether all those on this board that bash Sharapova were right or not.

She has a smoother game than Sharapova, but I'm watching Sharapova vs Clijsters right now and I can't say that Vaidisova had a "better" game - her shots LOOKED smoother, but Sharapova's seem to be as or more effective. But hey, it's not how the shots look that matter, it's the results. So I'm not going to be making any conclusions from watching them play, I'll give Vaidisova some time to catch up in terms of results.
 

Bones08

Professional
I think Nicole has a bette forehand,Maria has a better backhand,Serve is even,Nicole has a better Net Game, Movement Nicole by a centimeter(partially because her backhand is open stance and she has more recover time,mentally i'l lgo with Maria. When Nicole can translate her anger, then she will do better.
 

Max G.

Legend
siber222000 said:
i believe nicole is better than sharapova,
Well, not yet she isn't. She just lost this week to a player whom Sharapova beat, she's ranked lower and has fewer tournament wins and fewer results in the Grand Slams.

She might get there eventually - she's catching up in the rankings, though the spots between 10 and 4 are pretty hard to advance through.
 

Zverev

Professional
Rickson said:
which is bad news for all of us. Nicole needs to work on her tennis, but if the vultures who jumped on Gruntapova, jump on Nicole too because she looks kind of good, we'll all be in trouble. A few endorsements here and there when you're actually good like Federer is one thing, but when Maria, who is not that good, is getting endorsements for her looks, tennis is getting a black eye. I really hope those vultures stay away from Nicole and that she could focus on her tennis and that if she ever becomes a true number 1 and not a 1 trick pony like Maria, she'll be humble about it and not sacrifice her tennis for endorsements. Oh, and don't buy any Canon products.
Their games are very similar as they should be - both are products of the same factory - minor differences but within the tolerances.

If they propel Nicole as they did Maria - good for tennis; more noise about the money they make - good for tennis; tell at every street corner how much money they make - good for tennis.
Let everybody know that money can be made not by only playing fat sport - golf, but also playing tennis.
Let the girls make money and shout loud about it - good for tennis.
 
At least Nicole is not annoying like Sharapova, and I would love for here to knock Sharapova out, we would have seen that yesterday but Kim rolled over and played dead to give an very easy win to the Shrimp
 

GRANITECHIEF

Hall of Fame
It should be required that any thread about NicoleV have at least one photolink in it.

NV still has to mature a little bit. She seems to have trouble when her power isn't blowing her opponent off the court and needs to be able to sustain that power consistently for a longer duration. She has nice touch, some nice drop shots, and an above average net game.

And yes she is much less annoying than Shriekapova. It may take a couple more seasons, but i think she'll pass Sharapova in the rankings. And i'll be rooting for her the whole time!!
 

GRANITECHIEF

Hall of Fame
Just noticed that Nicole is playing dubs this week with the legend, Martini Navratilova. That seems to have had a positive effect on others that have teamed with her. Interesiting!
 
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