Czech ex-world no.7 Vaidisova mulls comeback

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 19:36

London: Former tennis world number seven Nicole Vaidisova of the Czech Republic is mulling over making a comeback after hanging up her racquet in 2010, but she has to get fit first, her agent said Monday.

"She`s been saying this for some months. Her first goal is just to get fit," Olivier van Lindonk, an agent at the US-based IMG management firm, told AFP.

"She had a shoulder injury some months ago. She`s trying to get fit and after that we`ll see," he added.

Van Lindonk said a Twitter message supposedly written by Vaidisova earlier on Monday -- thanking fans for support and pledging a return -- had come from a fake account.

Vaidisova, who will turn 25 in April, won six tournaments and reached the semi-finals of the French Open in 2006 and the Australian Open in 2007.

She retired in March 2010 after sliding to 176 in the world from a career high of seven in May 2007.

Vaidisova made the headlines in July 2010 when she married fellow Czech Radek Stepanek, the current world number nine in doubles.

They announced a split last year as the 35-year-old Stepanek swapped Vaidisova for another Czech tennis star Petra Kvitova, 23, the 2011 Wimbledon champion and current world number six.

AFP

First Published: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 19:36

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