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More Hingis comeback rumours

Sorry if it's already been posted, couldn't see it anywhere and thought it might interest some of you. From Bob Larson's Daily Tennis News (usually pretty reliable):

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--that Martina Hingis is working out at the Saddlebrook Resort as she prepares to make a comeback in tennis. She won’t be making an announcement about her plans for a while.

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post #2 of 34 (permalink) Old Mar 8th, 2005, 08:16 AM
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How old is she now? The field has gotten so deep. I think that it will be very hard for her. But good on her that she has a dream and she is at least doing something about it. It will be interesting to see. I just think that as she gets older, it going to be harder. But anything can happen, I suppose.

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The way I see it, even if she DOES make a return, who's to say she could be sucessful? She was overpowered by anoyone who could hit the ball hard before, and they ALL hit hard now. Hell, Marlene Weingartner overpowered her. I think it's better for her to stay retired and sucessful, rather than risk a laughable comeback.

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The way I see it, even if she DOES make a return, who's to say she could be sucessful? She was overpowered by anoyone who could hit the ball hard before, and they ALL hit hard now. Hell, Marlene Weingartner overpowered her. I think it's better for her to stay retired and sucessful, rather than risk a laughable comeback.

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Levo., I agree with you. But I do think it's commendable when someone has a dream and take action on fulfilling it.

I agree that it is better to go down in the history books as a young champion with 5 Grand Slams than as the has-been with failed comeback attempts. Not to say that that will happen, but if she is not successful, then that may be how she is remembered. But I guess that's a choice she has to make. And I guess she only needs to please herself. So what about what others think, huh?

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It depends. Maybe her priorities have changed, as well as the goalposts. Perhaps she's happy to come back and play Tier IIIs, simply because she loves the game...or doubles. I feel a bit sorry for her (although I cant say I ever liked her) because even if she gets to the Top 20, people will still be bemoaning that she "can't win slams" and should have stayed in bed. Which is ridiculous. How many of us are amongst the top 500 in the world at what we do? She should just enjoy herself and see what happens.

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would be great if she and Anna played doubles again... I miss them!
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Does Anna still know how to play tennis?!
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What if Hingis did come back, and not only came back, but won a slam? How cool would that be Not saying it'll happen, but wouldn't that be somethin'?







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how old is this source?
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The way I see it, even if she DOES make a return, who's to say she could be sucessful? She was overpowered by anoyone who could hit the ball hard before, and they ALL hit hard now. Hell, Marlene Weingartner overpowered her. I think it's better for her to stay retired and sucessful, rather than risk a laughable comeback.
  • She won the first set
    Look at her 2 other head to heads against Marlene
    Her first Competitive Match for over 2 years
    Do you really think she was going to come back exactly where she left of in 2002?

And at the end of the day, A return isn't contemplated by what people are going to think, they return because they can and want to compete at a professional level, I wouldn't suspect Hingis would care on what people thought at her attempt, just like Navratilova, now compare her Doubles and Singles record (very little) before 1994, shes having the time of her life.
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It's from yesterday's newsletter.

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i highly doubt she'll make a succesful return, but good luck to her


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I hope she does return, and if gave her a bit of time to get back into things, bet she would do well But whatever she decides, hope she is happy.

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She said she DOESN'T INTEND TO COME BACK ... after losing to Weingartner but maybe playing some charity matches, that's all!

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