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Volcana
Nov 30th, 2005, 04:12 AM
Pattaya, Bogota, Acapulco, then take a nice long break and see where I am. If things are going well, come to the States for Amelia Island, then Estoril, Prague, then Roland Garros. I wouldn't go near a Tier I til San Diego, maybe even the Canadian Open. I also wouldn't bother with Wimbledon unless I had had NO problems with my feet.

If she's winning those smaller events, she has a good chance of being seeded for the US Open. But there's nothing to be gained by meeting top ten players in the first round her first couple months back. If things are going REALLY well, playing BErlin instead of Prague is practicable.

Hayato
Nov 30th, 2005, 04:17 AM
It would be great if she played Bogota. Someone needs to show up there to promote WTA tennis in South America. Dulko, Castano and Salerni are the only successful female players from there at the moment :bigcry:

Ceecor
Nov 30th, 2005, 04:17 AM
That all sounds good....BUTT
as you know, most people here will be more concerned if she is wearing a thong.

Wannabeknowitall
Nov 30th, 2005, 05:02 AM
Pattaya, Bogota, Acapulco, then take a nice long break and see where I am. If things are going well, come to the States for Amelia Island, then Estoril, Prague, then Roland Garros. I wouldn't go near a Tier I til San Diego, maybe even the Canadian Open. I also wouldn't bother with Wimbledon unless I had had NO problems with my feet.

If she's winning those smaller events, she has a good chance of being seeded for the US Open. But there's nothing to be gained by meeting top ten players in the first round her first couple months back. If things are going REALLY well, playing BErlin instead of Prague is practicable.

This is the schedule I think would be good for her. I still think she could still play well in Tokyo. I don't think it's a bad idea.
Then Pattaya, Bogata, Aculpulco, Indian Wells, Amelia Island, Charleston Estoril, Strasbrough, Roland Garros, Eastbourne, Wimbledon, Stanford, Toronto, US Open, Luxembough, Zurich, Hasselt.

I don't think it's smart to resort to advoiding the top players early on. Well not fully. Just play tournis where there won't be too many or where she knows she has the advantage. Not many top players play Indian Wells. Well the ones she has issues with. She does well on green clay.

After a while though she needs to stop playing the smaller tournis unless she feels that she absolutely has to.

jfk
Nov 30th, 2005, 05:12 AM
Pattaya, Bogota, Acapulco, then take a nice long break and see where I am. If things are going well, come to the States for Amelia Island, then Estoril, Prague, then Roland Garros. I wouldn't go near a Tier I til San Diego, maybe even the Canadian Open. I also wouldn't bother with Wimbledon unless I had had NO problems with my feet.

If she's winning those smaller events, she has a good chance of being seeded for the US Open. But there's nothing to be gained by meeting top ten players in the first round her first couple months back. If things are going REALLY well, playing BErlin instead of Prague is practicable.
You want her first big tournament to be Amelia Island, an event she's played only once and where she only made the quarters? She's going to stick to tournaments she feels comfortable at, like Tokyo and Indian Wells.

I don't see why anyone would advocate her skipping the AO season. It's a great opportunity for her to test out a comeback in a part of the year where she has excelled in the past. Even if she stumbles, she can go to smaller tourneys like Pattaya afterwards and not feel deflated, knowing that she aimed high. On the other hand, playing tourneys like Pattaya first and losing could be a disaster for her and her motivation.

switz
Nov 30th, 2005, 05:25 AM
i'm sure she knows what's good for her.

Wannabeknowitall
Nov 30th, 2005, 05:33 AM
You want her first big tournament to be Amelia Island, an event she's played only once and where she only made the quarters? She's going to stick to tournaments she feels comfortable at, like Tokyo and Indian Wells.

I don't see why anyone would advocate her skipping the AO season. It's a great opportunity for her to test out a comeback in a part of the year where she has excelled in the past. Even if she stumbles, she can go to smaller tourneys like Pattaya afterwards and not feel deflated, knowing that she aimed high. On the other hand, playing tourneys like Pattaya first and losing could be a disaster for her and her motivation.

I don't think she's going to be fit that early in the year. I don't see a reason for playing if she isn't fit. I know her record the AO is good but she was always good early in the year because she was prepared for it. I don't think she will be in Janurary. I know it might be bad to lose to someone ranked low at Pattaya but what if she gets lucky at the AO and plays a wildcard and loses badly. Wouldn't that deflate her even more?
I think she should probably start her season at Tokyo. She's done very well there. Not too many of the top players play there. Many of them are tired from playing in the AO, so if she's lucky she might get one of the top players on an off day.

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Nov 30th, 2005, 06:05 AM
It would be great if she played Bogota. Someone needs to show up there to promote WTA tennis in South America. Dulko, Castano and Salerni are the only successful female players from there at the moment :bigcry:

Not even with Hingis there things would change....

As a matter of fact... I would play in Colombia if I were her... It is damn too risky..

Volcana
Nov 30th, 2005, 06:11 AM
I don't see why anyone would advocate her skipping the AO season.Actually, I started at Pattaya 'cause that's the tournament she said she was going to play first. As for Artificial Intelligence, it isn't the ideal tournament, but I fiured she needed a tournament between Acapulco and Estoril. At any rate, I definitely would avoid hard courts for the first six months. No IW, no Miami. Stick to clay. If she feels the need to face top players, Charleston, Berlin and Rome all offer that opportunity. But it's important she NOT play too much the first six months. She's a good indoor player, Luxemborg, Filderstadt, Zurich, Moscow, Linz offers a fine opportunity to pick up points after she's sure her body will hold up.

If Hingis gets through this season injury-free, and ends up inthe top twenty, she might play for another five years. That's what I'm hoping for.

VeeReeDavJCap81
Nov 30th, 2005, 06:15 AM
Whatever her schedule might be, she'll have to play her way into form. I hope she sticks with it even if she has a few tough losses in the beginning.

Hingiswinsthis
Nov 30th, 2005, 06:41 AM
oh she will definitely have tough loses in the beginning ala that Weingartner match. but she should swallow her pride and realize she now have to play even better and more physical than when she left the game. It's not impossible to win again, but it will take time. I agree that she's better off playing Tier III and TIV events to get her game rolling and confidence going. It's a long, long, road back for her.

I'm guessing she's training extensively in Saddle Brook during this off season. Otherwise, she wouldn't say she was coming back if she wasn't training.

LefandePatty
Nov 30th, 2005, 06:45 AM
PLEASE Marti, play Zürich !!!!! :bowdown:
I want to see you ! :hearts:
Seeing Patty and Marti in a tournament, my DREAM :worship:
+ play with Patty in doubles :kiss:

Wannabeknowitall
Nov 30th, 2005, 06:59 AM
Actually, I started at Pattaya 'cause that's the tournament she said she was going to play first. As for Artificial Intelligence, it isn't the ideal tournament, but I fiured she needed a tournament between Acapulco and Estoril. At any rate, I definitely would avoid hard courts for the first six months. No IW, no Miami. Stick to clay. If she feels the need to face top players, Charleston, Berlin and Rome all offer that opportunity. But it's important she NOT play too much the first six months. She's a good indoor player, Luxemborg, Filderstadt, Zurich, Moscow, Linz offers a fine opportunity to pick up points after she's sure her body will hold up.

If Hingis gets through this season injury-free, and ends up inthe top twenty, she might play for another five years. That's what I'm hoping for.

It sounds good but I don't see a reason why she should not try to play 17 tournis. I mean she can try and if her body breaks down then ok. Retire again.
Lindsay is ranked number one at this time but most people even her fans can see that she's holding back hoping her body holds up long enough that someone gives her a slam.
It isn't going to happen though. She's going to have to work hard for it. Even at Hingis' age the clock is ticking. What's the point of staying in the game five more years if she really isn't going to go after the thing she really wants, another slam?
I'm sure she's going to say like Kim that she missed the game. I'm sure she does. She also misses the attention of winning big titles just like I'm sure Kim missed as well (for like a month, girl doesn't miss a beat).

KimC&MariaSNo1's
Nov 30th, 2005, 09:31 AM
i think she must have been preparing for this for a while and im sure she will be ready for a return in Australia she always has a nack for being ready for that time of year.

AlwaysGraf
Nov 30th, 2005, 09:53 AM
Seems like only yesterday I remember Hingis playing Graf first round of Wimbledon 1995....now someone mentions they hope she plays for another 5 yrs where she will be 30- crazy :)

jonny84
Nov 30th, 2005, 10:03 AM
Well Melbourne has said that they would give her a WC, so if she plays its best for her to play a warm-up event; maybe Hobart?

Then she can go back to Pattaya. Maybe try out Bangalore or Doha. Rest and only play at one of Indian Wells and Miami. Play Rome and Strsasbourg. Play Roland Garros. Play Eastbourne and Wimbledon. Rest. Play Los Angeles and New Haven and US Open. Rest. Play Luxembourg and Zurich.

Tenisci
Nov 30th, 2005, 10:17 AM
WTA Istanbul organizers catch her :)

Mr_Molik
Nov 30th, 2005, 01:00 PM
hope she plays hobart