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post #1 of 52 (permalink) Old Jul 3rd, 2005, 05:12 PM Thread Starter
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Arrow WTT 2005: World Team Tennis

Am not usually one to follow WTT, but with Hingis playing several matches this year, including one against Navratilova, I thought we should have a thread for it.

So please post WTT news and results here, and especially, I hope someone will post the times and network where any televised matches can be seen, especially that Martina vs Martina one! Thanks!
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FROM ESPN: http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/ten...ory?id=2098944



Martina Hingis isn't done with tennis quite yet.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that Hingis, the former world No. 1 who won five Grand Slam singles titles and nine Grand Slam doubles titles, was set to make her World TeamTennis debut Tuesday night in Radnor, Pa.

"It's my first appearance," Hingis was quoted as saying. "I don't want to disappoint the team."

Hingis, whose career was cut short by ankle injuries three years ago, attempted a comeback earlier this year but decided to stay retired after losing a match in Thailand to Marlene Weingartner, then ranked 173rd.

The Inquirer said Hingis, 24, in unsure how she'll react to the noisy WTT atmosphere, but what she misses most since retiring is playing in front of crowds.

"They cheer you on," she told the Inquirer. "You walk in and you have this buzz.

"I was always a much better team player, a doubles player," she added. "I enjoy that more. You have somebody to talk to on the court."

Hingis will play six matches for the New York Sportimes this season.
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Thanks, Meesh!

Radnor is actually not too far from me. Wish I could go.

Something tells me this thread might not take off -- I see visions of GM clogged with WTT threads! Oh well, I tried!
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Will Hingis and Kournikova play doubles? Would love to see that one

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Here's the TV shedule: http://www.worldteamtennis.com/schedules/tv2005.asp

I'm glad some of its on ESPN2, which I actually have

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I'm so very thankful that Elena Likhovtseva was there. I was REALLY annoyed because I thought (and they touted) Nicole Vaidisova would be there.

Not to mention Tamarine Tanasugarn (who I've never had the pleasure of watching) was touted for the Laser team and somehow we got Kelly McCain instead.

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Great pics, thanks!!! Ruxandra is still playing, omg! And the surging EL!

Thx for posting tv schedule, Zak! I was hoping someone would.

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from WTT web site:

2005 WTT Season: Looking ahead at Week One

The first week of the WTT Pro League presented by Advanta includes the introduction of the WTT Coaches Challenge, WTT's version of instant replay where coaches can challenge a limited number of calls each match.

July 7 will be a popular night of WTT tennis from coast to coast. The Battle of the Martinas will rage in Boston when Martina Navratilova (Boston Lobsters) and Martina Hingis (NY Sportimes) face off for the first time ever in singles. The Lobsters are new to the League this season, having last played in Beantown in 1978. Martina (Navratilova -- Hingis was only 2 years old at the time) was also on that 1978 team along with current Lobsters coach Anne Smith.

On the West Coast, Anna Kournikova makes her debut for the Sacramento Capitals when they travel to the home of the 2005 WTT Champs, the Newport Beach Breakers, on July 7.
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Actually, Martinas have faced each other in some exhibition match in late 1994 - they were in same event, it was one of the Navratilova's last singles tournaments and one of Hingis' first. They didn't meet in the main draw, but played an exhibition match, which Martina Sr won.
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good luck today Anna!
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NY Sportimes @ Boston on Saturday night at 11pm on ESPN2 for those in the States... I can't wait...
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