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PatM04
Nov 30th, 2005, 07:13 PM
I have said on this board before that my private coach travels every summer to New York and teaches in the Hamptons until the US open when he travels to Flushing. The he heads back to Alabama. My coach is very well respected. At the open he hits with players every year. In the past he has hit with Agassi, Hingis, both sisters, Fernando Gonzalez and this summer he worked with Srebotnik. I am saying all this so that what I am about to tell you has some credability.....

While in the Northeast he drove down with Gene and Sandy Mayer (former French open champs in dubs) to watch some practice sessions before the open. According to my coach (you can choose whether or not to believe it but I assure if it came form my coaches mouth and it has to do with tennis its true), Hingis and Sharapova played a practice set with Hingis winning 6-0! He said Sharapova was ripping every ball and Hingis was playing her game, moving Maria and forcing her into akward positions. He also said that Hingis utilized her drop shot very nicely. Now, I know that this was just a practice set but I still find it very interesting that Hingis, who has been away for so long, can bagel a world top 3 player who was contending for every major played in 2005. Seems like Martina still has what it takes. Can't wait to see what tricks she has added to her bag when she comes back:)

harloo
Nov 30th, 2005, 07:14 PM
:tape: :lol:

hablo
Nov 30th, 2005, 07:22 PM
nice (if it's true :tape: ) :eek::bounce:

-VSR-
Nov 30th, 2005, 07:25 PM
:lol:

Volcana
Nov 30th, 2005, 07:56 PM
you can choose whether or not to believe itWell, that's good.

Sharapova's_Boy
Dec 1st, 2005, 04:39 AM
:haha:

Mafia_Sharapova
Dec 1st, 2005, 05:07 AM
:eek:

tennisrox
Dec 1st, 2005, 05:17 AM
:eek: :scared:

bellascarlett
Dec 1st, 2005, 05:50 AM
ummm is this really true? coz if this isn't... :mad:

ur scaring the hell out of me... :scared:

martinafan
Dec 1st, 2005, 05:51 AM
if this is true it appears martina may do better in her comeback then i'm expecting!

Hope it's true ;) :p

Dan23
Dec 1st, 2005, 05:51 AM
:spit:

Dan23
Dec 1st, 2005, 06:08 AM
ummm is this really true? coz if this isn't... :mad:

ur scaring the hell out of me... :scared:
yea my mate had a hit with Federer before the AO this year too...beat Feds 6-0 playing left-handed and blindfolded...just too good ;)

DutchieGirl
Dec 1st, 2005, 06:27 AM
yea my mate had a hit with Federer before the AO this year too...beat Feds 6-0 playing left-handed and blindfolded...just too good ;)

:haha: sure. ;)

Shoulderpova
Dec 1st, 2005, 06:41 AM
Masha got bagelled again :awww:

dinhd82
Dec 1st, 2005, 10:13 AM
I would not be surprised it this were true, if you're not on when playing Martina cuz she is so daym consistent, it could get ugly...ie Venus at the Oz '2000, that was just unbearable to watch for Venus, and i'm a Hingis fan!!

Maria Croft
Dec 1st, 2005, 10:36 AM
:lol:

Even if it would be true it means shit, it's practice but still..... :lol:

madame_maria
Dec 1st, 2005, 12:22 PM
you know, the other day my grandma was hitting with Davenport, and my grandma's older by the way lest people get confused. but you know she was totally moving Davenport around and making her run for all her shots. i didn't think it was possible but she beat Davenport 6-1 in just one set. she could have bagelled her, but you see my grandma's a great great and very kind lady. they couldn't go on after that cause my grandma had a heart attack though.

IVI
Dec 1st, 2005, 01:01 PM
Martina is a champion and if she's coming back she'll do it like a champion. So it's normal that she wants to train with Masha.

vwfan
Dec 1st, 2005, 02:18 PM
Maria was undoubtedly being kind. Maria is as good as Davenport in most respects, and Davenport owned Hingis before she left. In real match play, unless on clay, I don't see Hingis bageling anyone in the top ten.

Vincent
Dec 1st, 2005, 02:30 PM
Is this really really true? :eek:

but I have faith in Martina, she is my absolute favourite, at this stage if she lost to Maria in 2 sets with the scoreline 3-6 4-6, I would be beyond satisfied.

Volcana
Dec 1st, 2005, 02:51 PM
[QUOTE=vwfan]Maria was undoubtedly being kind. Maria is as good as Davenport in most respects, and Davenport owned Hingis before she left./QUOTE]Last eight Hingi-Davenport matches, covering all of 2000 and 2001.

2000 AUSTRALIAN OPEN.... DAVENPORT 6-1 7-5
2000 INDIAN WELLS....... DAVENPORT 4-6 6-4 6-0
2000 ERICSSON OPEN...... HINGIS... 6-3 6-2
2000 ZURICH............. HINGIS... 6-4 4-6 7-5
2000 PHILADELPHIA....... DAVENPORT 7-6 6-4

2001 SYDNEY............. HINGIS... 6-3 4-6 7-5
2001 TOKYO (PAN PACIFIC) DAVENPORT 6-7 6-4 6-2
2001 FILDERSTADT........ DAVENPORT 2-1 ret.

In 2000, Davenport won three, Hingis two.
In 2001, they were 1-1 and the third match was an early retirement.

Would you mind explaining what you mean by 'owned'? When I use that word, I'm thinking more of the Seles or Henin-Hardenne records vs Venus. However, if what you mean by 'owned' is 'closely competitive, with each player winning multiple times', then it's my fault for not understanding you.

AsGoodAsNew
Dec 1st, 2005, 06:41 PM
[QUOTE=vwfan]Maria was undoubtedly being kind. Maria is as good as Davenport in most respects, and Davenport owned Hingis before she left./QUOTE]Last eight Hingi-Davenport matches, covering all of 2000 and 2001.

2000 AUSTRALIAN OPEN.... DAVENPORT 6-1 7-5
2000 INDIAN WELLS....... DAVENPORT 4-6 6-4 6-0
2000 ERICSSON OPEN...... HINGIS... 6-3 6-2
2000 ZURICH............. HINGIS... 6-4 4-6 7-5
2000 PHILADELPHIA....... DAVENPORT 7-6 6-4

2001 SYDNEY............. HINGIS... 6-3 4-6 7-5
2001 TOKYO (PAN PACIFIC) DAVENPORT 6-7 6-4 6-2
2001 FILDERSTADT........ DAVENPORT 2-1 ret.

In 2000, Davenport won three, Hingis two.
In 2001, they were 1-1 and the third match was an early retirement.

Would you mind explaining what you mean by 'owned'? When I use that word, I'm thinking more of the Seles or Henin-Hardenne records vs Venus. However, if what you mean by 'owned' is 'closely competitive, with each player winning multiple times', then it's my fault for not understanding you.
:worship: I love it when facts dispel myths! Davenport was at her best when she was beating Martina, and Martina wasn't at her best when she was beaten.

Anyway, I know who I would rather watch - Martina any time. I can't wait for her to comeback!

bis2806
Dec 1st, 2005, 09:23 PM
So what is the name of your well-known coach?

dinhd82
Dec 1st, 2005, 09:26 PM
Evidently only match that COULD, even though it shouldn't, be called "owning" was won by Hingis, 2000 ERICSSON OPEN...... HINGIS... 6-3 6-2.

royalfocus
Dec 2nd, 2005, 12:33 PM
Didn't Capriati start practicing with Hingis the summer before she started doing well again? Maybe a good omen for Hingis.

Shelley

Andrew..
Dec 4th, 2005, 12:06 AM
Straight from Hingis at today's announcement:

"I want to see what she's got," Hingis said. "I'm looking forward to playing her. The last time I practiced her she was 12 and I was 17 and I won the WTA Championships right after that. I could beat a 12-year-old then. Hopefully times won't change. But I have to take long steps first to get to the top again. I don't think it's unrealistic."

Szymanowski
Dec 4th, 2005, 12:16 AM
If true, very interesting.

I can't wait now to see her play on the tour. She does have the game to give Sharapova trouble, but if this really was the scoreline, I'd be surprised if Sharapova was giving it a proper go.

bellascarlett
Dec 4th, 2005, 05:41 AM
Straight from Hingis at today's announcement:

"I want to see what she's got," Hingis said. "I'm looking forward to playing her. The last time I practiced her she was 12 and I was 17 and I won the WTA Championships right after that. I could beat a 12-year-old then. Hopefully times won't change. But I have to take long steps first to get to the top again. I don't think it's unrealistic."

hmmm....now I'm wondering whether my sig is at all accurate...how could Martina have been 17 and Maria 12? Just 5 years difference when Martina is now 25 and Maria 18 which makes for a real difference of 7 years. Either Maria was about 10 and Martina 17 or Maria was 12 and Martina 19 but Martina mentions the championships so she probably got Maria's age all wrong. I'm thinking the time they practiced at Bolletieri's, Maria was about 10 or had just turned 11 (Maria's birthday is in April, Martina-Sept)...which just makes everything much more impressive...:)

Okay I'm obsessing about this waaay too much but I have a point...haha...now my sig is in question...ugh! :rolleyes:

To Maria fans: Is it the BBC Maria documentary that mentions this practice session? I know someone states Maria's age there...i'll prob watch it again...

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Dec 4th, 2005, 06:55 AM
yea my mate had a hit with Federer before the AO this year too...beat Feds 6-0 playing left-handed and blindfolded...just too good ;)

OMFH! :haha:

Hingie
Dec 4th, 2005, 06:59 AM
I think the match up with Sharapova would certainly be one of the more interesting ones.

I'm not saying Martina would win or anything but i think she would be better playing Maria than Venus, Lindsay or Kim - just because of that unknown factor. There aren't many girls on tour like Martina (actually none) and no doubt players will have to get used to the different pace once again.

:bounce: GO MARTI - ALL THE BEST FOR 06 :bounce: