HINGIS PROBABLY WLL ENTER THE US OPEN AS A WILD CARD
HERE IS HERE THE LASTEST INTERVIEW SADDLEBROOK -
"My crutches(?) are still are in the garage, but I need them no longer," said Martina Hingis yesterday from the USA. Swiss number 1 trains at the moment in her second home in Saddlebrook near Tampa, already hitting again twice daily on the tennis court, mostly with young college players. She had been operated on 20 May in Zurich at the ligaments of the left foot. "I am from day to day better, but at the moment I want to aggravate nothing. I orient myself at my feeling ", she said.
Participation in the US Open still possible.
Meanwhile the WTA provided for confusion with an announcement which said Hingis' starts were off in the next weeks in San Diego, Los Angeles and Montreal to call had, and in accordance with information of their management to announce itself before the entry deadline on 15 July for the US Open.
That is a pure formality, because she never intended after the operation to play these three preparation tournaments, said Mario Widmer. The consequence of the WTA announcement is however hasty. A start in Flushing Meadows is also possible at short notice by means of Wildcard and cannot not be excluded in accordance with Hingis herself and Widmer at this time.
"I want to set myself to no time frameworks for my comeback, thereby pressurize myself", said the US open 1997 champion. "Surely there is the possibility that I will play in New York. Nevertheless I have still over five weeks time for preparation. And up to now the therapy ran well."
The possibilities for training are ideal in Florida; also the warmth does her well. Apart from tennis training, she swims very often. In addition, she hits golfballs almost every second day on the driving range. She does not intend however, to visit her friend, the Spanish golf professional Sergio Garcia at the British Open in the coming week, although she was with him almost three weeks long in the USA on the golf route. "I remain provisional in Florida. At the moment I must look so Swiss for me ". René Stauffer