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PARIS (March 6) - Martina Hingis says she came out of retirement for the French Open, the only Grand Slam title she is yet to win.

The former No. 1, who has won three Australian Opens, one Wimbledon and one U.S. Open, returned to tennis in January after foot, heel and ankle injuries forced her to retire three years ago.

"I truly hope that I will be in Paris to win," the Swiss star said in Monday's edition of French sports newspaper L'Equipe. "Returning to Roland Garros to try to win the only Grand Slam title that I am missing was one of the principal motivations for my comeback."

The 25-year-old Hingis said she will finalize her preparations for the May 28-June 11 French Open after she has competed at Indian Wells and Miami.

Hingis, who spent 209 weeks at No. 1 in five stints, reached the quarterfinals at this year's Australian Open and won the mixed doubles with Mahesh Bhupathi.

In 1997, Hingis won three of the four majors but lost the French Open final to Iva Majoli 6-4, 6-2.
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good luck to Martinka!


I hope French crowd is not tough on her though.

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Great to hear! I think she is older and wiser and will be able to handle the FO crowd now.
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Good to hear. Complete the collection, Marti!

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Great to hear! I think she is older and wiser and will be able to handle the FO crowd now.
true, although when you egt booed by 15,000 people, you do really need a very superthick skin.

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Myskina won, Dementieva with her shit serve was in the final, Petrova and Likhotseva in the 1/2...... Martina can do better
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true, although when you egt booed by 15,000 people, you do really need a very superthick skin.
Maybe she should ask McEnroe or Connors for advise. Those guys played great in a hostile atmosphere.

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Maybe she should ask McEnroe or Connors for advise. Those guys played great in a hostile atmosphere.
You can only learn so much - the rest comes from inside. That's why there people who are called hot heads and there others. I hope it works out for Martina, but if she doesn't win, I hope it's Sveta who wins FO.

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It would be a dream come true! Go Marti!

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i think she'll definitely go deep in this tournament, but winning it? no way.

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What will happen if she plays Amelie or Mary there?

The linemen will change, the crowds wont be the same, and the same attitude!
It will be tough to play local players there! But wont be like that in 1999 for sure.

Best of luck to Matina!!
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she will needs lots more motivation
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What will happen if she plays Amelie or Mary there?
She'll beat them.
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Who knows?

Let's see what she is like playing clay first and then we will have a better picture.
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That was wonderful to read. I love to see her so motivated.
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