Join Date: Oct 2001
For those who didn´t believe Martina would drop to no7 ...
Next week she might do that ...
Injury or not ; how can she play in a doubles final that just takes place 1.2 hours before the withdraw info is published ?!
The injury could be an explanation but not a reason
I believe she realized that her schedule is just too hard playing singles and doubles and decided to take it one after another ; I think that she knew about this injury before the doubles final, wanted to test it and then decided that it´s better to rest rather than to run into Henin, Capriati and Serena and she is not in 100% form.
She´s under immense pressure
Everybody says her chances for winning GS are best in Paris, everybody says her weapons to beat powerplayers are best on clay, everybody proposes a better schedule for her to get the best preparation and she just chose the hardest of it all, playing three in a row which nobody of the top3 in person of Venus, Serena or Jenn does.
I think, in spite of the injury, no7 might be the correct position for her at the moment as Justine and Kim might beat her under the current circumstances as well and as she has nothing to defend in the nearer future, we shouldn´t dramatize things as she will definetly re-climb the rankings soon
But at the moment, it´s time for some Hingis-fans to admit that she had no weapons once again against Venus and that Hingis, in contrast to other players, always talks about how SHE played and what SHE did wrong rather than to admit she is no longer the one to beat but she indeed IS BEATEN every time