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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old Mar 18th, 2006, 02:27 PM Thread Starter
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Nobody question it, Hingis will rise to No.1 again.

Seriously I just watched the match against Sharapova....

and it took Maria EVERYTHING to beat her. Some of those points were unbelievable.....Hingis pushed her really hard....especially considering the 6-3 6-3 scoreline - doesnt reflect it at all. I still dont think Hingis is quite at her best level either and I WAS SO SO SO IMPRESSED by what i saw.

I am honestly predicting Hingis to get to the top again, weak serve or not....its just a matter of time....Mark my words.

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i didn't see the match. when i learned about the scoreline, i was depressed. now, i feel better coz you said she did well despite of that score.

so, what is martina's new ranking next week?

i still doubt though if she ever reaches #1 again..

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I'd love to see her get back to the very top, but I seriously doubt she will be number 1 again.

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I question it.

Hingis was outpowered and outplayed by Sharapova.

Hingis doesn't dictates the points. She hits too few winners in the matches. She just waits for the opponent to take the risks and make mistakes. Her style of game remembers me of Hewitt. It's enough to win against inconsistent players, but it's also boring.
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what tennisrox said


I love Martina, but she's now running into a similar problem: she has to play 2-3 power players in a row, which is taking toll on her physically. I hope Martina does get there, but it'll be a little miracle IMO.

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only when Hénin, Clijsters, Mauresmo, Sharapova...retire
From now Hénin, Clijsters, Mauresmo will have chance to level their H2H record against her
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well only time will tell.

i never thought mauresmo would reach number 1 but she proved me wrong and she doesnt have the strongest game in the world. Hingis is 3 months in and has already taken out 2 or 3 top 10 players, on the contrery - the number one at the start of the year has been beaten by henin, sharapova, and hingis.

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I'd love to see her get back to the very top, but I seriously doubt she will be number 1 again.
I agree.
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Sorry, but I get a different feeling from the Maria match, which tells me that Hingis will never be #1 again. Why? Everyone talks about how intelligent a player she is... yet in the entire match she tried to hit with Maria, even when it was obvious that wasn't working. If she's going to try to hit with the top players, she's not going to be one.
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What MelissaTorresFan said. From what I've seen of her matches, I believe she will continue to play exactly like where she left off in 2002. She'll Kill the lower ranked players with an occasional win over a top 10 player, get far in the draw, maybe win a tournament or 2 and that will be it.
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She seems to fail against most of the top ranked players in her comeback

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What MelissaTorresFan said. From what I've seen of her matches, I believe she will continue to play exactly like where she left off in 2002. She'll Kill the lower ranked players with an occasional win over a top 10 player, get far in the draw, maybe win a tournament or 2 and that will be it.
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.

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Martina can be number 1 is she really wants it and works hard .. she was number 1 when she was 16 years old .. I dont see why she cant be now..
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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.

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