Talented Vaidisova hoping to temper emotions for 2008

Like Jennifer Capriati and Martina Hingis, Nicole Vaidisova was a child prodigy. The powerful Czech has struggled with her emotions ala a young Roger Federer. We all know how it turned out for Roger, though. As for Vaidisova, the jury is still out.

Originally Published: November 20, 2007
By Ravi Ubha | Special to ESPN.com

In an era in which more and more coaches seem to coddle standout athletes, Nick Bollettieri didn't hold back when discussing Nicole Vaidisova.

Vaidisova, with looks to match Maria Sharapova and a game some say is better, appeared to make progress this year, reaching a Grand Slam semifinal and two quarterfinals, even though she was hampered by a wrist injury and suffered a bout of mononucleosis. For Bollettieri, it seems, the glass was half empty.

"She's only 18, and a lot's been expected ...

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