Czech tennis player Nicole Vaidišová, who once ranked No.7 in the world, has announced the definitive end of her career due to long-term injuries. She made the announcement on Wednesday on her Instagram account. The 27-year- old player, who reached two Grand Slam semi-finals in 2007 and clinched 6 WTA titles, quit playing already once in 2010 after she tumbled down the world rankings. She returned to professional tennis in 2014 after a four-year pause, but hasn’t had any major success.
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Czech tennis player Nicole Vaidišová, once ranked 7th in the women’s rankings, will appear at ITF tournaments in Plzeň and Prague in August, after also playing in Poland. Last year she returned to tennis after more than four year’s absence, and currently ranks 278. She has not appeared in competition in Prague since 2009. Then, she was romantically involved with fellow tennis player Radek Štepánek, who she later married. Their marriage lasted three years.
Former tennis star Nicole Vaidišová has won her first match on the WTA tour since beginning a comeback six months ago. The one-time world number seven beat Timea Babos of Hungary 6-1 7-6 at the prestigious Miami Open for her first WTA victory in five years. Vaidišová – who turns 26 next month – quit playing in 2010 after tumbling down the world rankings. The Czech faces world number three Simona Halep of Romania in the second round in Miami.
Former tennis star Nicole Vaidišová has lost on her return to the WTA tour after a five-year absence. The 25-year-old Czech lost 1-6 6-7 to Ana Ivanovic of Serbia in the first round of the Monterrey Open after entering the competition as a qualifier. A one-time world number seven, Vaidišová quit playing in 2010 after tumbling down the rankings. She has undergone two shoulder operations during her time away from the court.
Former tennis star Nicole Vaidišová is set to return to the sport later on Tuesday when she takes part in the first round of an International Tennis Federation tournament in the US city of Albuquerque. The one-time world number seven, who is 25, retired four years ago saying she had lost her love of tennis. Vaidišová said coming back would be a lot harder than starting out in the first place, describing the move as a step into the unknown.
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Czech tennis player Petra Kvitová has moved up from 28th to 18th spot in the women’s rankings after her recent run at the Australian Open, where she went out in the quarterfinals. It is the first time in her career that the 20-year-old has broken into the top 20. No Czech female player has ranked among the twenty best players in the world since Nicole Vaidišová succeeded in June 2008.
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