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2008: The Year Hingis Could Have Won The French Open

Had Hingis not tested positive to cocaine and was still playing at a similar level to what she was playing in 2006 and early 2007 then I think she would have been a strong favourite to finally win the French Open this year.

In 2006 there were many big hitters who she couldn't get around such as Clijsters, Henin and to a lesser extent V. Williams playing in the tournament, however, if she were playing this years' tournament her only main threats would have been from Ivanovic and Jankovic and she could have beaten them on clay.

Too bad for her that she tested positive to cocaine use because 2008, with the absense of Henin and Clijsters and with both Williams sisters out early, would have been a great opportunity for her to finally win the French Open.
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Had Hingis not tested positive to cocaine and was still playing at a similar level to what she was playing in 2006 and early 2007 then I think she would have been a strong favourite to finally win the French Open this year.

In 2006 there were many big hitters who she couldn't get around such as Clijsters, Henin and to a lesser extent V. Williams playing in the tournament, however, if she were playing this years' tournament her only main threats would have been from Ivanovic and Jankovic and she could have beaten them on clay.

Too bad for her that she tested positive to cocaine use because 2008, with the absense of Henin and Clijsters and with both Williams sisters out early, would have been a great opportunity for her to finally win the French Open.

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are you serious ???

Ivanovic, Jankovic, Sharapova are still IN

and don't forget Kuznetsova, Safina, ecc.....
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and was still playing at a similar level to what she was playing in 2006 and early 2007


but she wouldn't.


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well ... she did beat Sharapova in Toyko and with her double fault issues, hingis could've wabbled Sharapova up. I mean she lost a SET to a player she's never lost a set to ranked outside the top 100. Think of how easily Hingis could've won that match. She beat Safina in Rome in 2006 and i think i see the poster's point. The draw is opening up with a lot more less experienced players, no matter how big of a hitter of the ball they may be. Jankovic isn't really a power player except for her down-the-line-backhand and Hingis did beat Ivanovic last year in, guess again ... Toyko. I really want her to come back at 29
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Re: 2008: The Year Hingis Could Have Won The French Open

I don't know about the title , but she could have done pretty well , yeah.

And except Henin I'm sure Hingis could have beaten everyone on clay , also in her "new career".
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You're right though. If Kim or Martina were in the draw this year...ugh, I don't even want to ponder this.

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Re: 2008: The Year Hingis Could Have Won The French Open

2008: The Year Henin Could Have Won The French Open

...if she didn't retired.

or

2008: The Year Williams Could Have Won The French Open

...if they didn't play crap.
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Re: 2008: The Year Hingis Could Have Won The French Open

Try 2004. It was her best shot but she wasn't there.
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ROTFL

are you serious ???

Ivanovic, Jankovic, Sharapova are still IN

and don't forget Kuznetsova, Safina, ecc.....
I think Hingis could beat them as well & she also did. And the Starter of the thread didn't say she WOULD have won it , just COULD and that's maybe true.

There is nobody in the draw who a Martina Hingis could not beat , especially not on clay , especially on grass the thing would have been different since 2006.
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I think Hingis could beat them as well & she also did. And the Starter of the thread didn't say she WOULD have won it , just COULD and that's maybe true.

There is nobody in the draw who a Martina Hingis could not beat , especially not on clay , especially on grass the thing would have been different since 2006.

dude....it's 2008
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Nope, it's the year Henin could have won the French Open...looking at the way things are going. She's probably scratching her head now.

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dude....it's 2008
LOL. It's been about 15 months since Martina won a tournament, beating Ana and Lena D. Obviously she could still compete, besides which, the top 10 is a little
at the moment. At her worst, Martina would only be a top 25 player.

But I digress, it's irrelevant and I promised myself I wouldn't get sucked into this thread.

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Re: 2008: The Year Hingis Could Have Won The French Open

I was thinking the same thing.

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