Originally Posted by V-MAC
Yep you've pretty much summed it up there. Before Martina started her comeback in January, I was really optimistic that she'd get back to her winning ways again. I guess she has done well so far and has been pretty consistent, but she seems to come fall apart when it comes to the semi's and quarters of these tournaments (seems to be a pattern starting to develop). Maybe she should drop to a few tier III level tournaments, she would probably roll through the draws then and just work her way up from there.
Honestly i dont agree, why should she be back to Tier III events when she is reaching semis and finals of Tier I events, that´s ridiculous.
Venus did it last year because she was playing poorly at the start of last year.
She has beaten Davenport and Sharapova, top players, Davenport number one at the start of this year, which is great for Hingis.
You haters (not necesarily you V-MAC) will never make up your minds, i can see you bashing Martina if she in fact starts to play and win (of course she would) Tier III events.
Martina coming back to great events only shows the direction that she is taking, she wants the big ones. She is not winning events, which is more than normal, at this point she should not be beating top 30 players, and she is doing it at will. She has beaten all 2004 GS champions except Henin, has beaten Davenport who was a RU at 2 GS last year, and took the recent Usopen Champion to 6-4 in the third at the Australian Open, is way amazing.
Having said this, is ridiculous from the bashers like Infinitti and some others to already count her out and not give her the chance to compete at least for a season and see how she develops.
Venus was not beating top ten players for more than a year and look what happened at Wimbledon, who knows she is still young enough to improve.