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AjdeNate!
Jan 17th, 2005, 04:35 PM
Go Marti!!

alwayshingis
Jan 17th, 2005, 04:46 PM
AH! You beat me to making the Martina thread! I was SO going to be the first!!!

COME ON MARTINA

pan
Jan 17th, 2005, 05:07 PM
i'm curious! go MARTINA! :)

Martian Jeza
Jan 17th, 2005, 06:13 PM
Come on you my tennis idol : I wish you all the best because you deserve it !!! Martina show them you are still a great player ! Fingers crossed also that you will stay injuries free for a long time !

AjdeNate!
Jan 17th, 2005, 06:22 PM
Welcome back and COME BACK Martina!!!!

grmbl
Jan 17th, 2005, 06:24 PM
Welcome back Martina!! :D

A'DAM
Jan 17th, 2005, 06:33 PM
C'mon girl show them all!!!!!!!!!!!! :hearts: :bounce: :worship:

Circoletto
Jan 17th, 2005, 08:56 PM
:hug:

joeytaylor9
Jan 17th, 2005, 09:43 PM
id laugh so much if she would win the title. Do you think that she would make a comeback if she has agood week?

Martian Melissa
Jan 17th, 2005, 09:55 PM
COME ON MARTINAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!! :worship:

Martian Willow
Jan 17th, 2005, 10:11 PM
Udachi Martina. :dance:

AjdeNate!
Jan 17th, 2005, 10:12 PM
Ajmo Miss Hingis!!

BoomKat
Jan 17th, 2005, 10:27 PM
Go Martina. :dance:

anabel
Jan 17th, 2005, 11:28 PM
Vamos :):)

FedererFan84
Jan 18th, 2005, 12:13 AM
Come on Martina! We miss you...

Bacardi
Jan 18th, 2005, 01:20 AM
Thanx Nate, great idea for a thread :woohoo:

Welcome Back Princess Martina :worship: :bowdown:

Happy Guy
Jan 18th, 2005, 03:41 AM
Read my signature - I am already preparing for Martina's comeback! :D

Darop.
Jan 18th, 2005, 11:21 AM
She'll lose 1st round.


















:p

Chai
Jan 18th, 2005, 01:16 PM
Martina :yippee:

Vut
Jan 18th, 2005, 01:23 PM
:hearts: Martina

Daniel
Jan 18th, 2005, 02:06 PM
Vamos MArtina :D :kiss:

daniela86
Jan 20th, 2005, 10:51 AM
come on martina, my absolute fave!!!! :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: you absolutely rock and i missed you so much!!!:kiss: :kiss: win it to show that you're still the big big boss!!! and then comeback plz :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :cool: :cool:

Martian Melissa
Jan 20th, 2005, 02:47 PM
come on martina, my absolute fave!!!! :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: you absolutely rock and i missed you so much!!!:kiss: :kiss: win it to show that you're still the big big boss!!! and then comeback plz :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :cool: :cool:


:worship: :bounce:

Jeleno Benesovo
Jan 21st, 2005, 03:11 AM
Good Luck Marti, I don't know how is going to end this but hopefully you will be very happy playing pro-tennis again whatever are ur results :) (Anyway I want you to win this tourney :banana: )

oddkayla
Jan 21st, 2005, 05:07 AM
She was never my favorite player, but I hope she wins, because then she has good incentive to come back. She is still very young and can well succeed. That will also add some intrigue to the tour. Besides, she is never at a loss for words.

yukon145
Jan 22nd, 2005, 06:43 AM
c'mon Martina, make a full comeback!

Daniel
Jan 22nd, 2005, 11:09 AM
Go MArtina :D :D

Martian KC
Jan 24th, 2005, 06:58 AM
Good luck Martina!:drool:

lukehingis
Jan 24th, 2005, 10:56 AM
C'mon Martina! Win the title and return to where u belong - at the top of the women's game!

Daniel
Jan 24th, 2005, 12:14 PM
:bounce: Martina :worship:

Justin
Jan 25th, 2005, 12:14 AM
**TINA 2005**

Almalyk
Jan 25th, 2005, 08:04 AM
Best of luck to my all time fav!! Get a great result, and get back on tour!

Daniel
Jan 25th, 2005, 10:34 AM
Martina :worship: i cant wait to see her draw :D

Ryan
Jan 27th, 2005, 03:55 PM
Martina! :bounce: I've waited SO long for this, and you're finally back!!! Kick some ass in Thailand Marti! :D

alwayshingis
Jan 27th, 2005, 09:15 PM
4.5 Days

Bezz
Jan 27th, 2005, 09:35 PM
GO MARTINA, BEAT THEM ALL DOWN :devil: :worship:

croat123
Jan 27th, 2005, 10:41 PM
tennis is desperate for a player like martina right now!! allez :D

Daniel
Jan 28th, 2005, 10:22 AM
Martina :bounce: good luck :)

TiK-Tee
Jan 28th, 2005, 11:48 AM
Go Martina

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20050127/capt.xsl10201271108.thailand_hingis_xsl102.jpg

Martian Melissa
Jan 28th, 2005, 04:46 PM
Does anyone know if we can follow livescores somewhere??

GO MARTI!!!! :bounce:

alwayshingis
Jan 28th, 2005, 06:16 PM
Does anyone know if we can follow livescores somewhere??


I don't think so.

Her first match is going to be at 3am for me, and I would just be too nervous to follow live anyway. maybe it's better if I just wait to find out the result when I wake up.

BEST OF LUCK MARTINA!!!

Steff_forever
Jan 28th, 2005, 09:40 PM
Best of luck Martina for your comeback ...

it's soooo good to have you back on the Tour, something great was missing ! :worship:

Paco
Jan 28th, 2005, 09:51 PM
good luck Martina

Martian Stacey
Jan 29th, 2005, 02:05 AM
Its soooooooooo good to have a Martina cheering thread again!! I've missed these soooo much!!!

Good luck Martina :D

Martian Stacey
Jan 29th, 2005, 02:12 AM
http://www.gogocards.com/cardnest/goodluck/images/fingercrossani.gif

http://img.123greetings.com/events/gen_luck/1012-004-40-1040.gif

Martian Stacey
Jan 29th, 2005, 02:17 AM
Does anyone know if we can follow livescores somewhere??

GO MARTI!!!! :bounce:
Official sites:
http://www.pentanglepromotions.com/
http://www.volvowomensopen.com/

not sure if they will have scores or not Mel, but its worth a look.

maybe someone will be posting scores on this forum as well :)

lukehingis
Jan 29th, 2005, 04:06 AM
Any idea who Martina will play in the first round?

Go Martina!

Daniel
Jan 29th, 2005, 07:48 AM
draw is not out yet .

Go Martina, enjoy tennis again :clap2:

go hingis
Jan 29th, 2005, 10:00 AM
Go Martina, Welcome Back. Hope you have a great time out on court, have fun and I'm sure you will play great.

Jeleno Benesovo
Jan 29th, 2005, 10:06 AM
Martina will face Weingärtner in 1rd.

You can do it baby, just go for it!!! :bounce:

Vincent
Jan 29th, 2005, 10:11 AM
Goooooooooooooooo Martina! You Know Where I Have Been Living In!!!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

alwayshingis
Jan 29th, 2005, 06:01 PM
Weingartner is beatable. Martina is going to win!! :bounce: :bounce:

alwayshingis
Jan 29th, 2005, 06:05 PM
Martina has played Weingarnter twice in the past. Beating her at the 2002 Pan Pacific, and the 1999 Nasdaq-100. No set was more competitive than 6-2. Hopefully this will be more of the same...

Robbie.
Jan 30th, 2005, 01:44 AM
Come on Marti, I can't believe you're finally back :kiss:

Robbie.
Jan 30th, 2005, 01:45 AM
http://www.gogocards.com/cardnest/goodluck/images/fingercrossani.gif

http://img.123greetings.com/events/gen_luck/1012-004-40-1040.gif
oooh I remember these from the old days in Marti party :lol:

Sadka
Jan 30th, 2005, 06:13 AM
:kiss: Go Martina !!
So good to have you back :hug:

Daniel
Jan 30th, 2005, 10:19 AM
Good luck vs Wingartner :D :D

tennisibguy
Jan 30th, 2005, 11:58 AM
I just hope she has worked on that serve of hers. Other than that, her game was amazing.

martinafan
Jan 30th, 2005, 12:04 PM
Good Luck martina!!!

I can't believe she's back....i'm nervous already! :D

alwayshingis
Jan 30th, 2005, 06:09 PM
40 Hours

Steff_forever
Jan 30th, 2005, 06:13 PM
40 Hours
and counting ... ;)
(... Marlene out: grrrrrrrrrr)

I guess even Steffi is feeling joyous respect for her comeback efforts ... :kiss:

alwayshingis
Jan 30th, 2005, 08:51 PM
I'm saying this now:

Comeback Player of the Year 2005: Martina Hingis

This is the start of something really big, I can feel it.

CHapuL
Jan 30th, 2005, 09:47 PM
Welcome back and Good Luck Martina!

The odds for this game is:
2.10 Weingartner M. v Hingis M. 1.60

The odd for Martina is enough to win? What do u think about this game?

MisterQ
Jan 30th, 2005, 09:51 PM
Good luck Martina! :bounce:

Martian Melissa
Jan 31st, 2005, 01:38 AM
oooh I remember these from the old days in Marti party :lol:

Yeah...me too! :lol:

cameron
Jan 31st, 2005, 01:45 AM
All the best Martina, Lets hope you can get back to your best and the tennis world can enjoy that smile of yours again.

LeonHart
Jan 31st, 2005, 05:10 AM
Win Martina!!

Daniel
Jan 31st, 2005, 07:42 AM
Go Martina, win your match :D :kiss:

Daniel
Feb 1st, 2005, 09:32 AM
Good luck Hingis :dance: :D

ginger_fish668
Feb 1st, 2005, 10:36 AM
Martina!!!! :worship: I've missed you! I'm so excited! Do well! :bounce: :bounce:

katiektc
Feb 1st, 2005, 10:44 AM
any news on the score? when does the match start?

FedererFan84
Feb 1st, 2005, 01:36 PM
Martina loses 1-6/6-2/6-2

gsm
Feb 2nd, 2005, 12:12 AM
well that was an anti climax.

martina was 6/1 2/0 40-0 up and the rest is history.

a lot of work to do baby.

Martian Stacey
Feb 2nd, 2005, 09:02 AM
Hingis rules out comeback
From correspondents in Pattaya
February 2, 2005

FORMER world No.1 Martina Hingis says she has no plans to play more tournaments.

Her comments came after a 1-6 6-2 6-2 defeat to German Marlene Weingartner at the Thailand Open overnight.

"I've never had plans further than this step. Maybe I'll play some exhibitions.

"That's my plan at the moment. At this point I have no plans to play any more tournaments," she said.

The 24-year-old Swiss was thought to be using the Thai event as a test for a fulltime return after two years out with an ankle injury.

While Hingis was on top for the first set against a player ranked 73 in the world, her service began to deteriorate in the second and her opponent took advantage of a series of lightweight returns.

In the third set, an increasingly listless Hingis fell behind 1-0 with a netted double-handed backhand and a blistering backhand winner down the line gave Weingartner a further break for 4-1. A netted Hingis forehand ended her hopes of victory.

Weingartner failed to hold serve in the opening set and lost it on her third double-fault. Hingis showed a few strokes of genuine class and appeared in total control.

But the weak link of Hingis's game was her serve and it became an increasing liability as the match progressed.

A second serve return gave Weingartner a break for 1-0 in the second set and although Hingis immediately levelled with a crosscourt backhand winner, the match began to turn.

Leading 2-1, Hingis went up 40-0 on Weingartner's serve by hitting a smash so hard that it removed several letters of her opponent's name on the scoreboard.

Hingis then lost nine of the next 10 points to go behind 3-2 and she never recovered.

Looking slow against an opponent growing in confidence and aggression, Hingis barely competed for the remainder of the match.

Her serve offered no threat at all, and many of the rallies ended in listless errors.

Daniel
Feb 2nd, 2005, 09:29 AM
Martina :sad:

Bezz
Feb 2nd, 2005, 09:33 AM
"At this point i have no plans for any more tournaments" - thats better than saying no for ever :D .

Martian Stacey
Feb 2nd, 2005, 09:55 AM
Hingis Loses in First Round of Comeback

PATTAYA, Thailand - Martina Hingis' return to tennis Tuesday was spoiled when she was beaten by Germany's Marlene Weingartner 1-6, 6-2, 6-2 in the first round of the Volvo Women's Open.

Playing in a tournament for the first time since taking a two-year break after severely injuring her ankle, Hingis won the first set easily but looked far slower than she did when she was the No. 1 ranked player in the world. The five-time Grand Slam champion last competed in a WTA tournament in October 2002 at Filderstadt, Germany, where she lost to Elena Dementieva.

Hingis told reporters the match had been "a nice experience," but that she had no set plans for an extended comeback or to play other tournaments.

"I might play exhibitions," she said. "My life has been very good over the past couple of years and I feel comfortable with it."

Hingis thought she played well but said the two-year layoff had taken a toll.

"The foot is still all right now," Hingis said. "But we will see tomorrow. I'm 25 now. It's hard for me physically. I'm not 18 years old anymore."

In the first set, the Swiss star moved swiftly all over the court and used well-placed groundstrokes to break Weingartner twice for a 3-0 lead. After double faulting to drop a game, Hingis rallied against her erratic opponent to win the set in 24 minutes.

Weingartner attacked a weak serve from Hingis to break the opening game of the second set but could not hold her next game. After Hingis went ahead 2-1, the German used a series of powerful shots to take charge in the next five games.

The difference in energy levels between the two players became obvious in the final set, when Hingis could not chase down balls and Weingartner hit winners.

Weingartner quickly strode to a 5-2 lead and set up a match point with a forehand down the line. The German celebrated her 1-hour, 19-minute win after Hingis netted a forehand.

It was Weingartner's first victory against Hingis, who easily beat her twice in 1999 and 2002.

In other matches, third-seeded Conchita Martinez of Spain survived a scare from American Shikha Uberoi to advance into the second round. Martinez, ranked 43rd, bounced back from a 4-2 deficit in the final set to beat the rising American star 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in a match lasting 2:31.

Sixth-seeded Marta Domachowska of Poland was upset by 17-year-old Shahar Peer of Israel, 6-3, 6-2; Virginia Ruano Pascual of Spain beat Tzipora Obziler of Israel 6-3, 6-4; Galina Voskoboeva of Russia easily handled Yuliana Fedak of Ukraine 6-2, 6-1; qualifier Akgul Amanmuradova of Uzbekistan stunned Antonella Serra Zanetti of Italy 6-3, 6-2, and Silvija Talaya of Croatia defeated Angelika Bachmann of Germany 6-2, 6-1.

Three seeds have already lost, including fourth-seeded Mashona Washington of the United States and Kristina Brandi of Puerto Rico on Monday.

Martian Stacey
Feb 2nd, 2005, 09:59 AM
Where did Martina Hingis go?

February 2, 2005


http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2005/02/01/martinahingis_narrowweb__200x319.jpgMartina Hingis in her prime.
Photo: Sharon Smith



Her injuries allowed rivals to push her out of tennis. Now Hingis is taking tentative steps towards a comeback. Connie Levett reports from Pattaya.

Who is coming to see us? "Martina Heengis," chant 100 hyped, cross-legged children at Pattaya's Redemptorist Street Kid Centre. Where does she come from? "Sweetzerland." What does she do? Tennis player. Remember Martina, the tallest forehead in tennis? She was marked for greatness from birth by an ambitious mother: world junior champion at 14; US Open semi-finalist at 15, youngest world No.1 at 16 and just one match short of a grand slam. So fearless on the court, so feckless off it; a five-time grand slam singles winner who seemed poised to rule tennis for a decade. Then, at 22, she was gone, clubbed into submission by the big babes of tennis and chronic foot injuries.

Remember when Martina, Lindsay and Serena ruled tennis, all those Russians and a couple of Belgians ago. Suddenly, everything old is new again. Davenport and Williams met in the Australian Open final and now here is Hingis in Thailand, at a Tier IV Women's Tennis Association event, playing her first professional tournament in more than two years. Why?

"I planned to play some exhibitions, then I was offered the chance to play in Pattaya. I had played doubles in Zaragoza [Spain] in late November and felt OK. And now I'm very happy to be in Thailand and play an event," Hingis said. In 2002 she said it would take miracle treatment for her to return to the circuit. "Sometimes you say things. I haven't tested my body yet so I can't say if it's healed or not, it had a rest for two-and-a-half years but I don't know yet," she said.

Hingis still has endorsement contracts. She was here five days before her first match, played overnight against 76th-ranked German Marlene Weingartner, to adjust to the conditions. Guests see her dining outdoors at The Bay restaurant with her mother and coach Melanie Molitor, or walking through the lobby to the hotel spa in a white pool robe, eyes blank to the curious stares. Significantly slighter than at her peak, she practises each morning with an ITF Futures circuit player. The first session was reportedly a little rough but now she is hitting the ball better. "As a competitor and an athlete, you always want to win. I hope my body is going to last," she said.

Hingis wants to come back, but is not sure if she can. "Thanks for coming, it feels like in the good old days," she said after surveying the 40 Thai and international journalists at her first press conference.

She retired because she could not play the way she wanted to - "You want to compete and you are not 100 per cent, so that is not very enjoyable .." - and it gave her time and freedom she had never had before. Hingis does some TV commentary, but you get the feeling she thinks her tennis life is an unfinished work: "In doing the tennis commentary I miss being there myself."

Tournament director Geoffrey Rowe thinks even Hingis isn't sure if this is a comeback. "I've got a girl from Switzerland in the draw who doesn't have a ranking. She asked for a wildcard. She could have asked for a protected ranking if she was going to make a serious return but she has not done that," he said. "Say she wins this tournament, then she might start thinking about it."

But Mario Widmer, her manager, stressed: "She has not trained professionally enough to trust her feet; she would have to do a lot more. For the past few weeks she has practised every day a little, one hour or two. But she has done almost no physical training. She's playing for charity."

Widmer said a percentage of her prizemoney would go to a local children's charity, the Father Ray Foundation, in Pattaya. Hingis has visited similar projects in Colombia and works as an ambassador for the World Health Organisation and UNICEF. "I don't really have any plans," she said. No tournaments perhaps, but her next exhibition is scheduled for Antwerp, against Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario on February 13.

"You take the future in your own hands," Hingis told the children at the Street Kid Centre. She could have been speaking for herself. Is it a comeback? No-one wants to say the word. Father Phairot, her host from the foundation, came closest to drawing a confession. "Martina, I have always admired the way you played tennis. You were my favourite player. And now you are trying to make a comeback," he said. "That is why I am here," said Hingis, clearly.

Bezz
Feb 2nd, 2005, 10:04 AM
Damn those feet :mad: , she could have mine if i thought it cud help :angel: ;)

Martian Stacey
Feb 2nd, 2005, 10:05 AM
Hingis fails comeback test


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PATTAYA, Thailand (AFP) - Former world number one Martina Hingis failed in her comeback attempt when she was beaten 1-6, 6-2, 6-2 by Marlene Weingartner in the first round of the Volvo Open in Pattaya.




It was the first match since October 2002 for Hingis, who retired from tennis after failing to sufficiently recover from a left ankle injury.



Saying at first that she was playing the event to raise money for children's charities, she later admitted that she wanted to judge whether she might be able to consider a full comeback.



On the evidence of her performance against 74th-ranked Weingartner, that appears unlikely.



"I think I'm ready for playing exhibitions," said Hingis. "I felt pretty good about my game. I just couldn't raise it when she started playing quicker.



"She really raised her level, and that's another step for me to do physically. That's the game of today."



Although Hingis took the opening set with ease, that was in large part due to her opponent's errors.



Weingartner, perhaps nervous at playing in such a high-profile match, struggled to keep the rallies going and also had problems with her serve.



She was broken in all four of her service games in the first set, conceding the set with her third double-fault as she was broken to love, and Hingis seemed to be heading for a comfortable and encouraging victory.



But once Weingartner settled, early in the second set, the match began to turn. Hingis was never the most powerful of players, and her serve in particular began to be punished by her German opponent.



The turning point came as Hingis led 2-1 and then 40-0 on her opponents serve. Weingartner responded by winning nine of the next 10 points, breaking to lead 3-2, and Hingis' game became increasingly ineffective against a stronger and more confident opponent.



More good returns gave Weingartner another break for 5-2, and the final set slipped away from Hingis just as quickly.



A netted backhand gave Weingartner a break for 1-0, and an impressive double-handed backhand down the line gave her a second break and virtually ended the contest.



"It takes so much energy and so much focus," said Hingis. "I almost didn't miss a ball in the first set. But keeping that focused and that consistent the whole match is just almost impossible at this point.



"I've never had plans further than this step. Maybe I'll play some exhibitions. That's my plan at the moment. At this point I have no plans to play any more tournaments.



"My life has been very good the last couple of years. I'm very comfortable, and this is really hard work."

patricio
Feb 2nd, 2005, 11:42 AM
Well martina, I hope you can come back and play again.