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Will Hingis's comeback really work for her?

It all depends on her goals i guess. i think she could easily become top 10 again, maybe even win a slam (if myskina and kuznetsova can then i'm certain hingis can?)

but i can't see her dominating again or winning multiple slams

toward the end of her career she was being overpowered by lindsay, capriati, williams, seles.....why would things be any different now? unless she beefs up her game, particularly the serve

and then of course, there's all the health issues....

will it work? IMO its worth a try.

what do u guys think?
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I think she has the skill and the drive to comeback. I don't think she would consider this lightly at all! I think that it may take time for her to fully comeback; smaller events or maybe a few ITFs just for her to gain form and confidence before stepping up and trying to win slams and Tier Is. She has been away for three years now, so it won't be easy and she can't stroll back in to where she was.
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I think she can't dominate like she did when she left the tour, but she is certainly able to become a top-15/20-player again. I don't see her winning slams anymore though.

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I think she can't dominate like she did when she left the tour, but she is certainly able to become a top-15/20-player again. I don't see her winning slams anymore though.
but surely if myskina and kuznetsova can?
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If she won't play too much the comeback can be very impressive
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but surely if myskina and kuznetsova can?
Kuznetsova is someone who has great groundies and can be very dangerous. I agree that she wouldn't have won the tournament if Lindsay would have been fit, but it's not her fault. Myskina profitated from bad matches of her opponents and played smart tennis herself, although she is no slam contender, yes.

I have a problem to believe that Martina can close the gap of three years without tennis so quickly. The tour has developed a lot and I'm sceptical. I always liked her. After Maggie's and Silvia's retirement I am happy to see a technical player to be still around, because the tour will miss this kind of game more and more from now on. Hopefully she will have a good year, but I can't see her having the same success as she used to have.

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good decision not to come back at top level (eg aus open)

pattaya city would be a fine start

although, i hope she wins a match this time round
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This is brilliant news!!Hingis' style contrasts beautifully with the current crash-bang-wallop style of play.It'll be fascinating to watch her take on power tennis,with her court craft and guile.I don't know how far she can get,because we have to see how her body holds up physically,but its the best thing that could've happened to the tour.
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I'm glad that she's giving herself another shot

I think that there still room for her style of game on the wtatour!!!

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I think it will work for her.

Do I think she'll be #1 again? Probably not...
But I think she will be a competitive top 10 player, and it is always good to have more challenges in the top of the tour. She still has the ability to beat top players even when they are on.
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If Martina can beef up her serve, itll be a huge boost. Patty, Justine, and Francesca, all of whom are shorter than Martina, have great serves, so if she works on it, Martina can achieve this too. Martina also has tremendous volleying skills. I think if she were to net often, she could fare very well with the top guns (cause it is a fact that Martina will never be able to overpower many of the top players).

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I think she can't dominate like she did when she left the tour, but she is certainly able to become a top-15/20-player again. I don't see her winning slams anymore though.
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Hingis didn't even work on her serve when she was playing and that was hurting her, so to comeback with that serve is not good. 20-30 player at the most. The players that Hingis use to beat will turn around and stomp her.

Myskina and Sveta will beat her almst everytime. Especially Sveta she'll break that serve apart. These girls are faster and go for their shots more. There was a reason why Hingis left the time that she did.

I would love for her to comeback to see a LIVE Hingis/ Vee match woud be a dream.

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i always thought martina needed to step into her serve more, and now she will need to

in her serving motion i found she used to lean too far back which promoted alot of topspin, but not much power. if she had a higher ball toss and really lunged into her serve i believe it would far more effective amongst the modern style of tennis
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Hingis didn't even work on her serve when she was playing and that was hurting her, so to comeback with that serve is not good. 20-30 player at the most. The players that Hingis use to beat will turn around and stomp her.

Myskina and Sveta will beat her almst everytime. Especially Sveta she'll break that serve apart. These girls are faster and go for their shots more. There was a reason why Hingis left the time that she did.

I would love for her to comeback to see a LIVE Hingis/ Vee match woud be a dream.
but hingis is more consistent than myskina and kuznetsova. if hingis played myskina at the french this year and kuz at the US she would have beaten them easier than sanchez lorenzo or bychkova did.
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