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What's going on with Martina Hingis?

The media keep on saying Hingis is back, but she's not where I believe she truly wants to be. Of course yes its positive that Martina is back in the top 10. But Hingis doesn't look like a slam contender she looks like a quarterfinalist or semifinalist at best at the grand slams. I still believe she needs a better serve. She's losing to Safina and now Jankovic. Granted, Jankovic is one of the young players on the rise. Hingis should be lucky Henin is not playing the Australian Open this means her chances of winning the event do go up. Hingis could still win the Australian Open but it will depend on her draw. If Hingis draws, Sharapova or Clijsters I just don't see her getting past the quaterfinals. But if Martina draws Mauresmo or Kuznetsova she's got a shot.
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Don't underestimate Hingis, she's a fighter and she wants it very badly
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so do you mean martina will win momo?? i'm not sure about that! maybe she can win kuznetsova but i never know as for momo...

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Hingis is getting all this hype but she has yet to beat the top three or four players consistently yet. Until Hingis starts beating Clijsters, Henin, Mauresmo, and Sharapova I don't see it happening. She will have to beat two of these players to win the AO.
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I don't see as a threat to anyone anymore, the game has moved on. Plus I don't think she's what she was.

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at the moment, hingis is not comfortable with the extra ring on her finger.

i reckon she will soon be back in top 5 at least.

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I think that Hingis lacks the confidence, stamina and reflexes she had in her prime. The same was true of Seles when she came back. Like Seles, Martina will never be as good as she was before she left the game.
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The media keep on saying Hingis is back, but she's not where I believe she truly wants to be. Of course yes its positive that Martina is back in the top 10. But Hingis doesn't look like a slam contender she looks like a quarterfinalist or semifinalist at best at the grand slams. I still believe she needs a better serve. She's losing to Safina and now Jankovic. Granted, Jankovic is one of the young players on the rise. Hingis should be lucky Henin is not playing the Australian Open this means her chances of winning the event do go up. Hingis could still win the Australian Open but it will depend on her draw. If Hingis draws, Sharapova or Clijsters I just don't see her getting past the quaterfinals. But if Martina draws Mauresmo or Kuznetsova she's got a shot.
Why with Mauresmo??! Martina can't win Amelie since the German open in 2001! In 2006, she lost 3 times against Amelie! Two of them in 3 sets but in the end it was Amelie who won the match!

Amelie leads Jelena 4-0; Martina lost with Jankovic!

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Expectations have changed since last year. She did well in GC, and Jankovic is good. But people are expecting top 5 results now.

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Re: What's going on with Martina Hingis?

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Hingis is getting all this hype but she has yet to beat the top three or four players consistently yet. Until Hingis starts beating Clijsters, Henin, Mauresmo, and Sharapova I don't see it happening. She will have to beat two of these players to win the AO.
Hingis has not even reached semifinals of a grand slam since 2002, what makes you think she has a chance of winning a grand slam right now? She is back yeah, but she is far away from the top 5 at this point, and even more away from reaching the last 4 or a final in a grand slam.

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She's not far from a slam SF, but she would need the right draw.
Maybe in Sveta's quarter.
But she's not on the level of the top 2 or 3 right now.
Serena's fans saw the same thing last year. I heard all the Cincinnati hype, then Vera Z beat her.

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Why with Mauresmo??! Martina can't win Amelie since the German open in 2001! In 2006, she lost 3 times against Amelie! Two of them in 3 sets but in the end it was Amelie who won the match!

Amelie leads Jelena 4-0; Martina lost with Jankovic!
amelie won vs Martina HINGIS 3-6 6-1 6-4 and 4-6 6-4 6-4 ... i dont see why martina cant win


plus amelie lost to SCHIAVONE 4-6 7-6(4) 6-4 and Nicole VAIDISOVA 6-7(5) 6-1 6-2 so losing to jankovic is not a shame

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I think Hingis can beat Mauresmo because Mauresmo is more inconsistent then Clijsters and Sharapova. Mauresmo can still have very bad days like she had a few last year. Look at Mauresmo's dreadful performance against Maria at the US OPEN. Slicing backhands constantly, blocking serves. Mauresmo can be very passive and defensive on the court. And I feel Clijsters and Sharapova are so aggressive they really will attack Hingis serve over and over again. Hingis is back but unlike last yeat people expect more. Hingis will have to do MORE on the court. She will have to be more aggressive if she wants the AO.
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the only players that can consistently beat the top four are the top four themselves. asking that of hingis so soon after her comeback is unfair.

plus even if she doesn't win a grandslam, it's still good for tennis and just peachy for fans like me.

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Watching her play Safina of course her serve does her in sometimes. What bothers me is Martina is still sitting back and waiting for the other player to make the mistake or the first big shot. I was able to guess what was gonna happen in each point. Martina hits her return of serves usually right back to the player. She hits a ton of balls to the middle of the court or even right back to the player. The only point that was worth anything was the first game of the second set...Martina won it 40:0 and was hitting some powerful winners.

IMO She needs to go for her shots more and stop letting the other players make the winners. The same thing happened in every match at the US Open 2006, I saw every match and she just returns the ball.


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