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martina hingis's style of game

i often wondered was that the way she was trained or you either have it or you dont style of game
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A little of both. She's unique- a very gifted player.

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I often view Marti's game as a modern day Chris Evertt type of game. A game based on rallies and baseline precision. The modern day power players are based more on Seles' game. Power players of today generate pace off of both wings in addition have big serves. None control the net say like Navrtilova.

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I think a lot of it is natural. I mean, you can't teach court sense. Listen, Martina Hingis simply put is not the fastest player, or the quickest. It seems like she is so quick because she anticipates. She seems to always know where her opponent is going to hit the ball, sometimes even before her opponents hit it. That court sense, of knowing where to be on the court, knowing which way to lean, knowing when to stand back and when to step up, that's natural. Another thing that is natural are her reflexes. Most players need to have great footwork to control where their shots are going. Players like Davenport, Sharapova, Williams, and Clijsters all rely on not only getting to the ball but being quick enough to make the small steps to stay balanced in order to hit the ball. Hingis, somehow it's like she doesn't even need to look at the ball when she's on the run sometimes. She can hit shots that land deep in the corner and on the baseline without having to really be on balance. She can hit shots while off-balanced, and again, that is natural. Those two things, which are so vital to her game, are natural. Other aspects of her game, like the technique on her backhand, her volleys, etc are of course trained and taught by her mother. However, knowing the game and having the touch, that's natural.

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Re: martina hingis's style of game

you cant really teach the court sense she has, that is natural. but her style of play is based around her physique, she isnt big so cant be an all out power hitter, she uses what she has, which is her court sense, very good hands, defensive, etc very well

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you cant really teach the court sense she has, that is natural. but her style of play is based around her physique, she isnt big so cant be an all out power hitter, she uses what she has, which is her court sense, very good hands, defensive, etc very well

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SHE CAN LEARN TO GENERATE A LITTLE BIT MORE RACQUET SPEED. but in any case, good win today
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Martina is very smart on the court but the game has moved on. I think she can win Tier I titles and if she plays well she can get to Grand Slam SFs but she doesn't have the power to consistantly challenge the top players and reach Grand Slam finals.
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Hingis started playing at the age of 2 and played her first tournament when she was four (she lost 0-6 0-6). She spent her junior career playing against players who were nearly always older, faster & stronger. So much of it traces back to those days.

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If Kuznetsova can win a GS then Hingis can win another one. She'll need a light draw (i.e. some luck) but it can be done. I think even with a tough draw she could still win the French if Justine isn't there or not at her best.
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so regarding martina's court sense, is she the greatest ever in this department? But what i cant understand how can she predict whats going to happen, is she really a genius?
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Re: martina hingis's style of game

shes been playing since 2 so years of experience.

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so basically she was 'lucky' to make it only for her mother got her started at 2 years of age
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I think a combination of experience and talent. she makes it look easy. some people just have a natural skill for things and martina has it for tennis and she is clever she constructs points well and thinks on the court.

Yes in a sense marti is lucky she moved to switzerland when she was 8 and things hadnt been easy for her family so her mum risked a lot on martinas career.

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I often view Marti's game as a modern day Chris Evertt type of game. A game based on rallies and baseline precision. The modern day power players are based more on Seles' game. Power players of today generate pace off of both wings in addition have big serves. None control the net say like Navrtilova.
I partly agree. Additionally, Hingis is known to really construct her points and think a lot more than what is usual or common. She has never really won because she over powers her opponents, out thinks is more like what she does.

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