Join Date: Oct 2001
What Hingis said about Arantxa and Conchita
There was an interview with her in WELT AM SONNTAG today where she was asked about how hard it is for her to realize how long she hasn´t won a Grand Slam and stuff, I believe that the question also implied how hard it is for her to lose against powerplayers and being regarded as the underdog
And Martina said that she still regards herself as a top player and she thinks she won´t play any longer as soon as she is in the position she nowadays thinks Arantxa and Conchita are in, just to be in the second or even third league of players and that everybody thinks can beat you in your current form no matter what your past achievements were and how many Grand Slam titles you have won
I think it only underlines that though she is a nice person to talk to, to interview and stuff, she is indeed a girl that cannot accept being thrown from the throne.
Arantxa almost won against Venus 2 days ago, f.e.. I think that Martina each time argues she is still on top level denies the fact that she lost to powerplayers each time this year, except one, and that all her titles, apart from the ones she won against Seles were against those second league players whereas she herself each time lost to first league players
Now withdrawing from Berlin might be an injury reason, but often enough she just withdraws after lots and lots of pre-tournament interviews of strength and self-confidence and about beating the top and when losing she just withdraws or changes schedules to avoid new meeting with them