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Performances vindicate Hingis's comeback decision

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MADRID, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Former world number one Martina Hingis said that her performances at this week's season-ending WTA Championships vindicated her decision to return to the professional circuit after a three-year lay-off.

"I feel that after these three days I'm playing my best tennis again," the 26-year-old told a news conference on Thursday after her three-set defeat by defending champion Amelie Mauresmo. "I haven't played like this all season and these matches are the reasons why I came back."

Hingis also lost to Justine Henin-Hardenne in three sets but beat Nadia Petrova and will make the semi-finals of the tournament if the Belgian beats Mauresmo in the final round-robin match.

The Swiss, who won the Championships in 1998 and 2000, decided to leave the circuit at the end of 2002 after being plagued by ankle and foot injuries, but returned to action on a full-time basis at the start of this season.
"I can only be proud of myself and I've done more than I expected in these three days. I don't regret for a second coming back.
"I've shown that I am capable of playing with the best and my aim is to continue like this at the start of next season. If I play more matches like this I can only get better." "I will definitely watch the (Henin-Hardenne - Mauresmo) match on TV and maybe live," said Hingis. "I don't like relying on other people, but there is still a chance to get there."

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Happy for her and glad she came back. She made 2006 very interesting. Regardless of whether she makes it to the SF, it's been a good tournament for her. Well Done, martina!!

that said... go Justine!!!

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So true
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Yes Martina, you should be very proud of yourself
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Re: Performances vindicate Hingis's comeback decision

If she hadn't been placed in the hard group, she would have had an easier road to the semis.

All 4 of the people in the yellow group are very deserving and playing quite well.

This is really an encouraging week for women's tennis.
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we all are proud of you martina and yes you played some good tennis this week
keep it up girl!!!
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another one I am so happy!
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Martina I can only be proud of you to. Keep it going!
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Martina you're fantastic!
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Re: Performances vindicate Hingis's comeback decision

Hingis' decision to come back didn't need vindication. It was her decision. If she was ranked #500 and was happy then she would have been vindicated.

How successful has she been? Well that's all relative to what one expected, I suppose. It has been successful relative to what I expected from her. She's done very well.

But I can't see her going significantly further, as I've said many, many times already.
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Shes definately one of the smartest sportswoman of all time love to see you back to your best Martina

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Re: Performances vindicate Hingis's comeback decision

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Hingis' decision to come back didn't need vindication. It was her decision. If she was ranked #500 and was happy then she would have been vindicated.

How successful has she been? Well that's all relative to what one expected, I suppose. It has been successful relative to what I expected from her. She's done very well.

But I can't see her going significantly further, as I've said many, many times already.
and yet you probably did not see her taking a set of juju, beating nadia the next day and pushing momo to 64 in the 3rd on her third consecutive day of 3-setters? and, well, if you did see her doing that then you have high expectations of her.
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Re: Performances vindicate Hingis's comeback decision

I'm certainly not a Hingis supporter but I have to say she has done really well on her comeback and it's great to see someone doing something different on the court and using all of the court. She's great for the game and adds another dimension to tennis.

RIP Elena Baltacha, thank you for dedicating your life to a sport we all love. You'll be missed but never forgotten.
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Re: Performances vindicate Hingis's comeback decision

Some of Hingis' comments towards the end of the year sounded discouraging unlike this one. Sounds like she has identified what she needs to do and work on to get even better results next year.
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