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post #1 of 188 (permalink) Old Sep 30th, 2004, 01:56 AM Thread Starter
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Hingis comments on Serena!

There has been an interview with Martina Hingis in the latest edition of the German tennis magazine "Matschball". One of the questions was about Serena. I have tried my best to translate Martina's answer. Here it is:

"Playing her it always felt like playing a steamroller. No subtlety, no finesse, just raw, loud power. To respect this style of play was always a bit tough for me, but of course I had to, because the rules of tennis don't state that having a beautiful game is required to become no.1.
Serena has been struggling a bit in recent times, she hasn't won a slam this year. One reason might be that there are now more and more players coming up who are just as powerful as her but also do some thinking on the court."

What do you think about her statements?
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post #2 of 188 (permalink) Old Sep 30th, 2004, 01:58 AM
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I think a lot got lost in your translation, so I am withholding comment.

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My translation is definitely not perfect, but basically that's what she said.
I will try to find an online version of the interview though, then you can check yourself.
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I have some doubt that she would say that, especially that she didn't respect her game. However, if she did I'd be disappointed, because in a lot of ways Serena has become a very intelligent player on the court.

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Martina is still there with her bad mouth......why would she change?

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An example of why I don't care if Serena isn't "gracious" enough to some opponents.
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post #7 of 188 (permalink) Old Sep 30th, 2004, 02:09 AM
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German magazine, German poster, partisan interpreter, the comments sound alot more like Hinquit than others I've read. Put it all in the melting pot and viola -----------> bs stew.
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post #8 of 188 (permalink) Old Sep 30th, 2004, 02:24 AM
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Martina Hinges will always be jealous of the Williams, she quite early in her prime because she could not handle the game anymore too hard & too fast for her so she is still pist deep down inside her................and look at her know can not keep away from the game, she need to go find a new career!!! and one other thing she will always be jealous of the williams they have other careers and not just tennis, Martina always live and breath tennis and she don't know what to do with herself just make comments about the williams..........she needs a LIFE!!!!!!
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I guess Martina's beautiful game wasn't enough to keep her in it. Sounds like sour grapes to me.
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post #10 of 188 (permalink) Old Sep 30th, 2004, 02:42 AM
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great quote martina
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post #11 of 188 (permalink) Old Sep 30th, 2004, 02:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Mr_Molik
great quote martina
Ah the general hypocrisy. The same people bitching about Serena applaud Martina
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post #12 of 188 (permalink) Old Sep 30th, 2004, 03:06 AM
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If those comments are true, then she's really revealing her true reason for retiring..the finesse broad just couldn't handle Serena's "raw loud power', so she quit...coward!!!!

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I hate it when people say that "so and so is all power." I just think that is pure B.S. Sure hitting the ball harder is better than hitting it soft. So if you don't have much power...hit the gym.

Serena's technique, timing, fight, and mental toughness ought to count for something.

But on the other hand Martina and Serena have always seemed similar in how highly they regard their opponents.(not very high)

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Serena's game and achievements just overpower anything negative Hingis has to say.

Hingis's mere words can't overshadow the truth. I mean Serena is a great player who has many slams left in her. She has a game that is STILL top notch after her injury. I just can't stop laughing as I type. .. Rotfllma.. no really.. we all know Serena is the bomb on the tennis courts.

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If it's true, then I'd be disappointed.

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