I’m sure you’ve all missed once-promising Nicole Vaidisova and now I’m happy to share that the Czech won one match at the Regions Morgan Keegan Champs / Cellular South Cup.
The former world No.7, a wildcard in Memphis, defeated world No.224 Laura Granville of the USA 6-4 6-2 to score both her first victory in 2010 and since her opening-round win in Barcelona last April.
Vaidisova, now ranked 192th, is playing her first WTA tournament of the season. She has competed in two ITF events this year, but lost right away at both.
”I haven’t been playing much this year yet,” Vaidisova said. ”I’ve been trying to practice and work out and get back into things. I’m going to try and play indoors and see how it goes.”
The only thing regarding Vaidisova that attracted the attention of the tennis audience in the recent past was her relationship with Radek Stepanek and the continual talks about how he may have been the cause of her slump.
Vaidisova, however, attributes her inconsistency to a lingering right wrist injury that has only recently healed.
”For the most part now, I have it under control,” said the 20-year-old. ”I’m happy about that. It’s always hard when you have to worry about your wrist, or your health.”
I hope the time has come to talk about her tennis successes on this blog.
It’s sad to see her decline, I want her so much to come back into the top 100 of tennis, like Bethanie mattek sands , or Anne keothavong both have fallen
out of the top 100 and were promising stars in
tennis. I’m atleast happy she won a match in
Memphis I hope she make it far there I also hope
she plays a few more ITF events and wins atleast
one of those this year….
I can’t believe it’s been that long since she won a match. 10 months! She’s still only 20. So hard to believe. It feels as if she has been around forever. I hope she can finally get things back on track. She is such a talented player and deserves a bit of luck after the hard time she’s had over the last couple of years.
I agree that I thought she would be still in the top 20. She seemed so talented in 2007 (?) when she made some runs in a couple of majors. She also had some titles when she was 16 or 17. Shahar Peer was in with that bunch that made noise around that time. Peer finally won two titles at the end of 2009 and is doing well in Dubai this week. Hopefully Vaidisova will also get back on track. Sometimes there seems to be a flurry of players that come on the tour and some just can’t continue to play well.
Vaidisova lost in the second round, to third seed Kaia Kanepi in three sets.
Yes, it seems like sha hasn’t played for 10 years and she’s still only 20. 🙂 And she won some matches after Barcelona, but either on the ITF circuit or in qualifying rounds of WTA events.
i forgot about vadi. good to hear she is winning again. even if it was jsut one match.