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Some words from Martina H.

Hello!
I found that today in the Swiss newspapers. Since nobody else's talking about it, I post it.

"HINGIS WONDERING

Present in L.A. but only for promotional purpose, Martina Hingis told she's wondering about the following of her careeer. "If I see that I can't go past quarter or semi-finals in the big tournaments, I think that I'm gonna take quickly the decision to stop definetly tennis", she said.

(...) Martina put a term to her season after being defeated by Dementieva in Filderstadt.
"I haven't been able to recover properly. my ankle is still swollen, and, especially, I'm too slow. So, I'm gonna take my time before returning to competition. No firm date has been chosen for my return."
Her coming to Australia next January is then uncertain.

She's not afraid by a life without tennis
"If, eventually, I call it quit, another life will start. A door will have shut down but a lot of others will be ready to open up. And I should really think about starting a family!"
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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old Nov 8th, 2002, 11:47 PM
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Even if she doesn't come back next year she will be back. I expect her to do a Jennifer Capriati and come back in a couple of years when the desire burns again.

Sad to hear her talking so negatively at the moment.

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hope she doesnt retire......

why do conservationists waste so much paper writing about saving trees?
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post #4 of 28 (permalink) Old Nov 9th, 2002, 12:57 AM
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Just re-cooperate and get better and she will be to her normal self again, hopefully
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post #5 of 28 (permalink) Old Nov 9th, 2002, 01:10 AM
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Don't be so negative Martina! You're still a great player and can be #1 again!!!
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NOOOOO, don't be so negative.
you can still be the no.1!!

Martina Hingis



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reading this thread just made me feel extremely sad
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post #8 of 28 (permalink) Old Nov 9th, 2002, 05:26 AM
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Hingis:
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"If, eventually, I call it quit, another life will start. A door will have shut down but a lot of others will be ready to open up. And I should really think about starting a family!"
Way to go girl, except for the last part. Give it some time.

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Martina winning Grand Slams at such young age hurts her badly cuz she wanted to be like Steff Graf. Tennis have changed with much more power since Williams sisters. Unfortunately, she is in the same league for the age group. Players at age 15 or younger today will not have to go thru with Williams anymore when they reach age 20.

WTA tennis would have be more interesting and entertaining without 2 Williams sisters today. I am sorry to say but I truly believe that Williams ruins WTA tennis. Sad but true. One of them on WTA tour would be better than both on WTA tour. Kournikova and others would have more chance to win big tournaments. We all have to live with it for about 5 years before they will be gone and/or their performances will go down as they age.

Today, players have to be tall and powerful to be firecely competitive.

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People said the same things that Sharky stated when Seles and Graf and Navriltilova came along. Bottom line Tennis evolves and either deal or don't watch or don't play. Imho I am glad I watched cause Seles,Graf,Navritilova ,Venus and Serena are fun to watch.


Sharky, when Venus and Serena retire many more players will then dominate as well. As for Anna are you nuts? Are you blaming the Williams sisters for Anna not winning? Child please!

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Why negatively Mark Newman? Poor girl seems burned out...Melanie Molitor had her hitting tennis balls from a frightfully young age, she achieved SO SO SO MUCH as a teenager and now realised that perhaps her priorities/interests have shifted...

not many players actually enjoy the game it seems, and when Hingis played she genuinely used to IMO..., but from her last matches if her heads not there and shes not enjoying it well there are other things she can do which can bring her more hapiness.

Good luck in Aus next year marti..i so hope she wins the Sydney int'l

Good luck to the Aussie and Balkan girls!
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This is so perplexing. Look, I've been a Williams fan from the get-go, but does Hingis truly believe she doesn't have the game to win Slams now? 4 championship points in Aussie Open 2002. Someone has to repeat this to her, although it may be the one thing she wants to avoid hearing. But those four championship points also represent her ability to sustain a quality of play necessary to win Big. Yes, we are allowed our funks, but she ought to calm down, let reason shine through and give herself a real chance. Come back when you're fully healed and prepped, Tina! Trust me, you will not only be welcomed but respected and feared.

Someone is quietly turning back the clock...to them bulldozer dayz...

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Something doesn't add up here. This article is claiming she won't play next year yet Hingis is on the Sydney commitment list. So which is it?????


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It's not her game, I think. it's the fact that she can't run as before and for her playingstyle that's a disaster!

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Through the desert of the truth
To the river so deep
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We all start in the streams
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post #15 of 28 (permalink) Old Nov 9th, 2002, 11:22 AM
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Marti is a smart girl . She can do alot of other things besides tennis . I''ll support her whatever decision she makes ! Go Marti !
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