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Hingis plots to capture the Roland Garos title

From a March 10 interview:
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Q. What is your clay court schedule after Key Biscayne? Are you playing in the Family Circle Cup?

MARTINA HINGIS: No, I'm not playing any of these tournaments. I'll go back home to Europe and practice there. My next one would be Hamburg, Berlin, and Rome.

Q. You're playing all three of those before Paris?

MARTINA HINGIS: Yes, on the red clay.
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From this statement it looks like Hingis is going to go all out to try and capture the elusive RG title and possibly her best chance at a slam this year.

This may be a good strategy because the fast courts at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open will be overrun with bigger hitters that will leave Hingis only a small chance to win at those events.

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shes out of the family circle cup???? i mean, shes just GIVING UP points, whats up with that??? how does she knows she wont have a broken nail & will fall out of RG in the 1st round??

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Oh THAT was VERY intelligent Insanity.
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InSaNiTy I have to disreguard anything you will ever have to say because you believe that Alexandra Stevenson rocks.

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Martina usually plays all 3 red clay tournaments anyway, last year she opted to play the American clay tournaments in place of Hamburg.
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Hopefully she'll FINALLY take the Roland Garros title.
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wow what a pic mauresmofan, Anna is looking better & better in every picture i see of her....

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Insanity:

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I believe Martina won the Family Circle Cup in 99 beating Kournikova. In 2000, she decided to forgo that event and stay in Europe after the Ericsson. It certainly didn't hurt Martina's ranking or results on clay where she won Hamburg, made the semi's of both the German Open and the French Open.

Overall, I think Martina is very smart in her scheduling and she probably realizes that the French Open is her best chance for a grand slam title this year. Let's hope that she can make it to the finals and not face Jennifer, who absolutely demolished Martina in the SF's last year.
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Yeah, but look what Martina alllllllmost did to Jen in AO this year. If Hingis gets her hands on Jen again, it will be a cat fight.
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ha?

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Yeah, but look what Martina alllllllmost did to Jen in AO this year. If Hingis gets her hands on Jen again, it will be a cat fight.
Good point. But in tennis, it is who wins, not who came close. Martina played amazing tennis for a set and a half @ the Oz, but it was not enough to put Jennifer away. Hopefully, Martina will have learned from her mistakes and make sure that it does not happen again.
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true... 8 match points...

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What Ryan14 was saying is that getting to match with Jenn shows that Martina HAS THE ABILITY AND GAME to beat Jenn. If you play tennis sometime and have match points against the person I doubt that you will walk off the court believing that you could not have beaten that person. If so then your self-confidence is unrealistically low.
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What Ryan14 was saying is that getting to match with Jenn shows that Martina HAS THE ABILITY AND GAME to beat Jenn. If you play tennis sometime and have match points against the person I doubt that you will walk off the court believing that you could not have beaten that person. If so then your self-confidence is unrealistically low.
Good point. But I have to wonder how much of an impact that match will have on Martina in big match situations again.
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