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Martina Hingis Quotes

In awaiting our favorite Swiss Miss returning to the tour, let's hope she'll be just as quotable as ever. Like her or not, she has always been good for an unforgettable statement.

I'll start:

"I'm glad you're doing this story on us and not on the WNBA. We're so much prettier than all the other women in sports."

It will always be Arantxa, hall of famer! and martina hingis and kim clijsters - amazing legends
ana ivanovic and the italian girls, especially pennetta (forza azzurre! RG CHAMP FRANCESCA AND FINALIST SARA!)
aga, vika, sam, na in the next tier
NEVER say "I don't care who wins, I just want good tennis"
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"Do you want me to serve first? Or do you want me to break you?"

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"I want to do things on my own terms, I can't have anything take me out.
I have never given up and it's important for me to prove to myself that I can do this, and to prove to me that i'm a champion.
If I were just to sit down, lay down and give in, then I wouldn't have any respect for myself."
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"Favorite food? I'm very simple. I just eat everything that comes on the table, right now especially. When I was younger, I didn't like many things, but yesterday we went to eat Chinese, and Japanese I like; Italian, whatever".

"When I throw my raquet it helps me concentrate. It's just the way I am. It's better than to keep it inside."

" There was always a lot of interest in me, but that's OK - everyone likes to be popular and famous, that's what we work for."

"The juniors prepared me well for the pros. I'm used to girls acting like that. Its just as catty in the juniors. I didn't expect them to like having me on tour. They don't want to lose to someone so young. I had my mother there to support me, and that was all that mattered" - reflecting on her first pro match.

"Beating her was unbelievable. It was one of the best matches I've played. Now I would like to win a grand slam tournament. It could happen next year. I played such a perfect match today. I was always the youngster on court and so I always had to think about what I was going to do, and today it was just incredible" - after beating long time idol Monica Seles at Oakland.

"I just beat the world's No. 1, I can't describe the feeling. I was lucky. I played a great game today." - after beating Graf in the Rome quarter finals.

"I've never had big problems about being long on the court. During the U.S. Open I played three events (singles, doubles, mixed doubles) and some people asked me if I want to stay overnight on the court."

"I wish he had broken both hands" - after Marc Rosset lost the Swiss team the Hopman Cup when he punched an advertising board.

"It was just like a formula one car " - on Brenda Schultz-McCarthy`s world record serve against Hingis in Australia.

"It's better for me to have my mother as coach, she knows me so well. She was always at the tournaments from when I was little. No other person would know me so well. She's my best friend. We get mad at each other sometimes, like any family, but we can speak about it later, so everything is fine."

"I was up 6-1 and thought there was no way I'd lose. Normally, you should be able to get one out of five shots. But at 6-6 I got really nervous. I thought if I lose this point I'll crush my raquet in a thousand pieces." - from the Zurich semis against Huber.

"Maybe next year I`ll play in the mixed doubles " Her acceptance speech at the Australian Open 1997 after winning singles and doubles.

"It`s hard to find a horse " Martina commenting on the down side of indoor tournaments.

"I played like ... I want to say a bad word!" Hingis after narrowly defeating Gloria Pizzichini in the 1997 French Open.

After playing the pregnant Tami Jones at the 1997 U.S Open: " I'm going to face two opponents in one time "

Her good luck charm: " I have a little cow bell from Switzerland. When I carry my bags, you can hear it sometimes a little bit. That's it "

" Sometimes when you face Steffi, especially like two years ago, I didn't even want to go to Wimbledon because I saw the draw, first round Steffi. That wasn't very lucky for me. I was like 19 in the world and I had to play her first round, especially you know that on Thursday already. It's like, "Why do I have to practice? I don't even want to go there."

During a coin toss once, Hingis tweaked Davenport by saying, " Do you want me to serve or break you? ''

" I'm not a machine " After loosing only her 3rd match of 1997
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"A good solid fucking gets you really going for a match. I really retired because of a just AWFUL breakup. I really thought he was the one. His dick was HUGE. When we broke up, your average size dick just didn't do it for me. ANd you know what they say. 'If you can't cum hard, you can't play hard.' But last spring, I met these identical quadruplets, and *giggle*well, let's just say I've been getting it from three or four guys a day now, and they have they have the biggest... well, I finally think I'm ready to play at an elite level again. I'll have to rent an extra couple hotel rooms at evey stop, but if you could..... anyway trust me. It's worth it."

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"A good solid fucking gets you really going for a match. I really retired because of a just AWFUL breakup. I really thought he was the one. His dick was HUGE. When we broke up, your average size dick just didn't do it for me. ANd you know what they say. 'If you can't cum hard, you can't play hard.' But last spring, I met these identical quadruplets, and *giggle*well, let's just say I've been getting it from three or four guys a day now, and they have they have the biggest... well, I finally think I'm ready to play at an elite level again. I'll have to rent an extra couple hotel rooms at evey stop, but if you could..... anyway trust me. It's worth it."
nice made up quote
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"She's as mean as a snake. She reminds me of me."
-- Martina Hingis on Maria Sharapova.
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"Playing (Serena) 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."
-- Martina Hingis speaking to the German magazine Matchball on facing Serena Williams.

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"Chris Evert was my mentor (provided by the WTA Tour) when I turned pro. The main thing I asked her was, 'How do you handle men?'"
-- Martina Hingis.
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"It was just like a formula one car " - on Brenda Schultz-McCarthy`s world record serve against Hingis in Australia.


Most of these are great! Martina

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*waits for someone to mention the Mauresmo incident*
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"She's as mean as a snake. She reminds me of me."
-- Martina Hingis on Maria Sharapova.
Did Martina really say this about Maria? When?

Maria Sharapova
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"Playing (Serena) 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."
-- Martina Hingis speaking to the German magazine Matchball on facing Serena Williams.

How sweet. She's so full of charm.

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I haven't heard some of these... she's so funny sometimes

I'll post some more later if i find some good ones at home.

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"Playing (Serena) 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."
-- Martina Hingis speaking to the German magazine Matchball on facing Serena Williams.

It was more convincing than Volcanas, I suppose.

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*waits for someone to mention the Mauresmo incident*
please don't bring that up for Pete's sake
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