in final w/left Achilles tendonitis) and Bangkok (d. to Shaughnessy) and Philadelphia (extended win streak to 18 matches to reach SF; l.
Petrova in final); was first player to win three Tour singles titles in three weeks since Davenport in summer 2004; was also sixth woman to win five Tour singles titles before 17th birthday (also Austin, Jaeger, Seles, Capriati and Hingis); runner-up once, at Istanbul (l. to Mauresmo); QF three times, at Hobart, Charleston and Toronto; notched first two Top 10 wins, at Charleston (No.6 Myskina) and Bangkok (No.9 Petrova); played all four majors in a year for first time, best result being 4r at US Open (l.
Czech former professional tennis player Nicole Vaidišová was born on April 23, 1989 in Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany, the daughter of Riana Vacková and Josef Vaidiš.
Vaidišová was an Australian Open and French Open semifinalist and also reached the quarterfinals at Wimbledon. She speaks Czech, English, German and is studying French.
A freshly minted 17-year-old, she knocked off Amelie Mauresmo and Venus Williams, then pushed Svetlana Kuznetsova to three sets in the French Open semifinals. But after reaching the semifinals of the 2007 Australian Open and the quarterfinals at Roland Garros and Wimbledon, Vaidisova has suddenly crashed and burned.She just lost to her best friend, fellow Czech Republic player Iveta Benesova, 7-6 (2), 6-1 in the first round of the 2008 French Open.After losing the first-set tiebreaker, Vaidisova dissolved into a storm cloud of bad body language when she repeatedly admonished herself and slapped her thigh. Vaidisova, almost inconceivably, has lost six straight matches.2 on Sunday, Ana Ivanovic entertained a large media contingent in the spacious comfort of Interview Room No.1.Ivanovic is 20 years old, seeded second and the It girl here at Roland Garros.
In April, Vaidisova parted ways with her coach of more than 12 years, step-father Alex Kodat, and replaced him with David Felgate.