Nicole Vaidisova life and biography

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Nicole Vaidisova biography

Date of birth : 1989-04-23
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Nuremberg, Germany
Nationality : German
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-05-13
Credited as : Professional Tennis player, WTA tour,

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Nicole Vaidišová is a Czech female tennis player who is currently retired.

CAREER:

Singles Titles:

2006: Strasbourg
2005: Seoul, Tokyo, Bangkok
2004: Vancouver, Tashkent

Vaidišová is an Australian Open and French Open semifinalist and also reached the quarterfinals at Wimbledon. Vaidišová started playing tennis when she was six years old, enrolling to train at Nick Bollettieri's tennis academy in Bradenton, Florida. Her serve was considered her biggest weapon. On 9 August 2006, at the age of 17 years, three months, and two weeks, she became the 12th-youngest player in WTA Tour history to be ranked in the top 10. She achieved a career-high ranking of World No. 7 on 14 May 2007. Her form dipped shortly after, and at the time her retirement was announced in 2010, she was ranked at No. 177.

From March 2009, she was coached by her stepfather, Ales Kodat, who replaced David Felgate. By the end of 2009, she had hired top coach Eric van Harpen. Her stepfather announced that she had retired in March 2010, citing "lack of interest in tennis" as the primary reason.

PERSONAL:

Coached by David Felgate (since April 2008); working with physios Pavel Kovac and David Hogarth; formerly coached by stepfather, Alex Kodat
Introduced to tennis by mother, Riana, at age 6; has two younger brothers, Oliver and Toby
Lived in Germany until age 6
Trained at Nick Bollettieri Academy
Has an all-court game; biggest weapon is serve
Follows NHL (ice hockey)
Likes reading, watching movies, yoga, bike riding
Enjoys pop music, especially by Madonna
Speaks Czech, German and English, and is studying French
Favorite city is New York because of its constant activity.

Vaidisova was the face of Reebok and has been featured in their "I Am What I Am" and "Run Easy" campaigns. She also endorsed Citizen Watches and its Eco-Drive design. She is represented by Olivier van Lindonk of IMG. During her career she had been using Yonex racquets.

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