yeah, I know, I know, blick is a crap paper, but there's this interview I thought you might be interested in. go and have a look here:
it's in german, so I'll try to give you a short translation (by the way: the photo is from last october, I think)
martina, how are you?
martina hingis: «I'm fine. Heinz Bühlmann repaired the ligaments in my left foot. the surgery was on monday, and I could already go home on tuesday. a miracle of modern medicine. of course the foot is still swollen. and on tuesday i was still in pain. but last autumn i had a similar job done on my right foot, and the pain vanished pretty quickly. so I'm optimistic.»
and how are you mentally? four days before the french open you're bound to do nothing?
«at the moment I don't have any problems. When I had to take painkillers three weeks ago in hamburg, I knew something had to happen. it just couldn't continue like that. who wants to be a professional athlete has to be able to train without pain. otherwise there's no chance you're going to improve. certainly - I could have played the french open and wimbledon without surgery, but the chances of winning those titles would not have been realistic. it would just have gotten worse and worse.»
your therapy will take place in switzerland?
«surely for the first 2 or 3 weeks. after that - with the french open and wimbledon happening - I might go to my house in florida.»
and to your friend sergio garcia who's playing tournaments there?
«right. I'd like to accompany and support him at one of his tournaments .»
who's going to win the french open and wimbledon?
«difficult to say. the top has gotten broader. my favourites for paris are capriati, clijsters and serena. venus will win wimbledon, if she stays healthy - or Justine Henin?»