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Hingis may have been in more legendary Grand Slam matches than any other player

Martina Hingis may now have been in some of the most memorable tennis Grand Slam matches ever played.
Here are a few:

1. 1999 vs Graf in Roland Garos final
2. 1999 vs VENUS in U.S. Open semi final
3. 1999 vs SERENA in U.S. Open final
4. 2000 vs VENUS in Wimbledon qtr. final
5. 2000 vs VENUS in U.S. Open semi final
6. 2001 vs Capriati in Australian Open final
7. 2002 vs Capriati in Australian Open final




Hingis is still quite young and there will be more GS highlights to come.

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Hopefully we'll see her on the winning end of some great matches to come
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I agree, I mean Martina at her best really match well with any player in the world, especially the hard hitters, it is so sad to see that when she has a chance to win, she did not have enough weapons for her to pull it through. But just think in a positive way she is only 21, I mean there 's at least 8-9 years of tennis left for her, so I won't be disappointed at all, although she did lose the last 5 grand slam final which is really bad, coz the more she lose the more times when she get close she cannot close it.
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I really hope so, Tee.

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Hi Tee Rexx .
You have to feel sorry for anybody that loses a match when they were up 6-4 4-0 AND had 4 match points.

Martina really needs to re-tool her serve if she wants to taste Grand Slam Championships again. Lindsay was out, Serena was out and Venus was not 100%. She had Jennifer on the ropes in the final but her serve was no threat. She really needs to go for her serves because when the big girls get healthy, it is going to get REAL TOUGH.

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Martina brings drama to the court

Tennis needs her.

I hope she sticks around the top and can start to win big events again.

Yesterday was a little too sad.

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We always fight Tee Rexx, but this thread was very classy from you

anyways, it seems one of the few times you are complementary toward Martina I have to disagree.

I don't think she is going to win a GS again, and Gumby, I don't think the problem is her serve, it was working quite well, the problem is her attitude and this defeat won't make it better.
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Well of course she's been in some fantastic matches, but the most that anyone ever has?

Anyone remember Navratilova, Evert, Seles, Graf, Sanchez-Vicario?
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Hi, Gumby. Good to hear from you.
It was a classic tough loss, but it was a physical breakdown from the heat, like VENUS in 1999, not a mental breakdown or choke.

SK - Steffi avatar looks great.

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The 1999 French Open final v Steffi Graf was sheer class. I'll never forget that (ever!)

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the most classic match Martina ever played will always be the quarters of philadelphia 98 though(oh how I wished I had seen that third set)

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Shirley - That French is an absolute classic. That underhanded serve to Steffi made me dislike her, but now I have learned to appreciate Hingis after this AO final.

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that's right - I can still remember 99 RG final and the 99 US Open semifinals.

she'll have many more chances to win a Grand Slam tourney

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Lady did her best.pROUD OF HINGIS.sHE HAS NOTHING TO BE SHAME OF.She give it her all.
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