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Martina Hingis backs Ivanovic (and Sharapova, Venus, Serena) for Wimbledon title

Hingis backs Ivanovic for title

Former Wimbledon champion Martina Hingis has backed top seed Ana Ivanovic to triumph at Wimbledon this year.

But the 1997 champion said the retirement of Justine Henin has left a void at the top of the women's game.

Hingis, 27, said: "Confidence-wise you have got to go with Ivanovic after (her win at) the French Open.

"Justine (Henin) has retired and Amelie (Mauresmo) hasn't had a good season, but on grass anybody can beat you on a given day. A lot of it is mental."

Hingis, who beat Jana Novotna to win her only Wimbledon singles title, bemoaned the loss of Henin, who she described as "a little warrior" in a women's game which has become increasingly reliant on strength and power.

Hingis said: "Everyone was shocked to hear about Justine's retirement and her reasons for it. "She was one of the last little warriors out there. She was known for being such a fighter and her decision was so abrupt."

Hingis believes Ivanovic will have the edge in a women's competition made much more open by the retirement of Henin, with the likes of Maria Sharapova and the Williams sisters also in serious contention.

Hingis added: "It's been very open for the last couple of years with Justine dominating a little bit then Amelie Mauresmo coming up and winning Wimbledon and looking like she might take control.

"But Maria is always a good player on grass and I think this year there are about four or five players who you could pick to win it. Of course you can never discount the Williams sisters.

"Playing on grass is special but it is never that easy, and that is what makes it so difficult to pick a winner."


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I wonder if Hingis will breakout the coke again now that it's Wimbledon time.

Wait, that was unclassy and not funny.

She was right about the void left in the women's game tho.

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Martina also left a void at the top of the women's game

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Must be snortin that coke again. Oooooooooooooooooops.
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I'd back her too with that ridiculous draw.

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It's really sad that Martina Hingis' legacy is going to be how it ended rather than what she accomplished on the court. Everybody makes mistakes, you know.

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I wonder if Hingis will breakout the coke again now that it's Wimbledon time.

Wait, that was unclassy and not funny.

She was right about the void left in the women's game tho.
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It's really sad that Martina Hingis' legacy is going to be how it ended rather than what she accomplished on the court. Everybody makes mistakes, you know.
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So basically if your first name is MARTINA, you're obliged to blow smoke up Ana's ass


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I predict Ana too to win Wimbledon and my firstname is not Martina!!!

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Re: Martina Hingis backs Ivanovic for Wimbledon title

The conversation went like this

Martina: Ana you must win Wimbledon
Ana (giggling)]
Martina: I'm not kidding!
Ana (giggling)
Martina: I'll let you have some dope, and then you can play with my moustache
Ana : finally, why didnt you give it to me yesterday. I had to pretend i'm nice to Jelena
Martina: Well i was in the back gossiping with Nicole, Radek is doing her good!
Ana: giggling OBVIOUSLY he didn't meet me! I'm cutest girl on earth!
Martina: That's why you'll win Wimby, and Radek's goona have you on the shoot!
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The conversation went like this

Martina: Ana you must win Wimbledon
Ana (giggling)]
Martina: I'm not kidding!
Ana (giggling)
Martina: I'll let you have some dope, and then you can play with my moustache
Ana : finally, why didnt you give it to me yesterday. I had to pretend i'm nice to Jelena
Martina: Well i was in the back gossiping with Nicole, Radek is doing her good!
Ana: giggling OBVIOUSLY he didn't meet me! I'm cutest girl on earth!
Martina: That's why you'll win Wimby, and Radek's goona have you on the shoot!
Ana giggling : OBVIOUSLY! I'm so cute! Everyone loves me! Now let me have some dope!

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Re: Martina Hingis backs Ivanovic for Wimbledon title

Anyone to predict someone outside of the Williams Sisters or Maria to win Wimbledon is just plain foolish or doesn't know anything about tennis. I'd assume it would be the first with Martina or maybe she has us all fooled.

I mean listen to her comments. "Anyone can beat you on grass on any given day. It's mostly mental" Whaaaaaaaaaaat? Did she get clay confused with grass? Aren't all tennis matches a battle mentally and physically? Come on Martina atleast sound like you know the game of tennis, I mean you were one of the greats, no?
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The conversation went like this

Martina: Ana you must win Wimbledon
Ana (giggling)]
Martina: I'm not kidding!
Ana (giggling)
Martina: I'll let you have some dope, and then you can play with my moustache
Ana : finally, why didnt you give it to me yesterday. I had to pretend i'm nice to Jelena
Martina: Well i was in the back gossiping with Nicole, Radek is doing her good!
Ana: giggling OBVIOUSLY he didn't meet me! I'm cutest girl on earth!
Martina: That's why you'll win Wimby, and Radek's goona have you on the shoot!
Ana giggling : OBVIOUSLY! I'm so cute! Everyone loves me! Now let me have some dope!
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