No, that’s not a typo. The news is in, and the scoreboard confirms it. The charismatic and colorful former WTA top tenner from the Czech Republic, otherwise formerly known as Mrs. Radek Stepanek, announced her comeback with an entry into this week’s $75K USTA Pro Circuit event in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she was given a wildcard into the tournament’s main draw. In her first round match today against Bulgaria’s Sesil Karatancheva, Vaidisova, known as much for her volatility as her penetrating groundstrokes, prevailed in two sets, 6-3 6-4.
Love her or hate her, one thing about Nicole Vaidisova’s return is certain–women’s tennis just got a lot more entertaining.
With comebacks being more and more passé, can Justine, Kim, and even Tracy, Chrissie and Martina be far behind?