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I won't be muscled out, says Hingis

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I won't be muscled out, says Hingis


ZURICH (AFP) - Former world number one Martina Hingis warned the imposing superwomen of the modern game that she will not be muscled out of contention when she returns to the tour in January.
The 25-year-old Hingis, who left the tour three years ago because of a crippling ankle injury, will stage her comeback in January with the Australian Open her first target.

"I have to work on my strength," said the player who won 76 career singles titles and was the world's youngest world number one.

She also won the Australian Open in 1997, 1998 and 1999 as well as the 1997 Wimbledon and US Open titles.

"The game has changed, it has become more physical but not necessarily at the technical level. I will be playing the same girls against whom I played when I was at my peak."

Hingis made a brief comeback this year when she lost a one-off appearance in Thailand, but she insists she still has the ability to make an impact at the highest level.

To that end, she will use Mary Pierce as her inspiration after the French veteran reached the finals of the French and US Opens this year despite passing her 30th birthday.

"The fact that Pierce has had such a good year is a good example," said Hingis.

"My objective is to play in Australia, I am going to try and play there. My goal is to stay healthy and stay in shape. That is probably the biggest task.

"I still love the game," said Hingis who added she is prepared for failure should her hopes be shattered.

"There are worse things out there in the world than losing a tennis match."


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Wow I guess Pierce has influenced a lot lately first Dokic now Hingis!!!
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I find it fascinating that Pierce has gone from great French hope to complete joke to Veteran Superstar able to inspire the comeback of someone like Hingis. I'm really hoping that Pierce is gonna turn out a stellar 2006 and put a FABULOUS cap on her career.

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Pierce influenced me too!

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don't let them overpower u Martina. Don't ever give up!

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well at least it's easier to put up muscles, then say, put up some brain in the games, lol...

never seen hingis latest physical, has she bulked up a bit??
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should be a bit plumper i think.. don't know much though about her conditioning..

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saw her in the recent interview, she's not plumper at all. and she doesn't need to, just more racket head speed and flatten out her forehand.

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it'd be so good for tennis if she starts to play the way she is capable of playing!

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This season is going to be so exciting with Martina and Jelena back!
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i know she wont get out muscled cause she has all the right counter attacks for that if she plays 100% of what she capable of she will be back at top soon
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I hope she won't be overpowered, but I am fearing she will

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i know she wont get out muscled cause she has all the right counter attacks for that if she plays 100% of what she capable of she will be back at top soon

does she really? I remember her playing really really well against venus and serena back in the day and she still could not find an answer to their powergame.

that isnt to say that she always loses to the power hitters...

but i also fear that she might be bossed around by the likes of masha, serena, et al...

She should spend some more time in the gym, i reckon. But what do i know!

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