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*JR*
Dec 2nd, 2005, 01:13 AM
Presuming she plays the whole year, and somewhere in the range of 15-20 events. Like how many Slam QF's or even SF's, doing how well @ Tier I's and II's, maybe copping a couple of Tier III titles. (Feel free to name tournaments, besides Zurich of course, that you consider likely for her to play).

Geisha
Dec 2nd, 2005, 01:16 AM
I think she can win a whole bunch of Tier III tournaments, if she keeps improving. I mean, she's going to start slow, no doubt.

Knizzle
Dec 2nd, 2005, 01:18 AM
I think QF's of a slam would be a great accomplishment for someone just coming back.

FaceyFacem
Dec 2nd, 2005, 01:18 AM
i think successful would be winning a title
i think very successful would be slam QF or SF and top25
i think amazing story would be slam F, titles, and YEC

Equipped
Dec 2nd, 2005, 01:20 AM
There are obviously going to be a lot of expectations for her. I think (provided she's healthy) she should do rather well, but no one should expect the Top-Ten-Hingis we all remember to return in 2006. Good luck to her!

russophile
Dec 2nd, 2005, 01:26 AM
i hope she does well

*JR*
Dec 2nd, 2005, 01:28 AM
Thanks for posting ranking related stuff, I left that out B4. Also: who are some players you think Hingis:

- should beat
- its a toss-up
- probably can't (assuming both are healthy)

Kworb
Dec 2nd, 2005, 06:19 AM
If she wins the French Open, the only Grand Slam she hasn't won and the most important tournament of the year, that would be a successful '06.

Sir Stefwhit
Dec 2nd, 2005, 06:23 AM
Her finishing the year in the top 20.

KoOlMaNsEaN
Dec 2nd, 2005, 06:29 AM
Top 20 is a good goal. Don't expect a top 10 year end ranking..

Tati & Dani
Dec 2nd, 2005, 06:41 AM
let's start with top 100 for 2006 after that we will see

it's not that easy to be in the top 20 after 3 years no competition

CoryAnnAvants#1
Dec 2nd, 2005, 06:55 AM
-If she were able to be seeded at the Australian Open '07
-If she wins a title or two, even if it's a Tier IV
-If she reaches the 4th round of a Slam
-If she pulls off a top 10 or 15 scalp at some stage during the year.

cfc_4_ever
Dec 2nd, 2005, 07:56 AM
Hopefully she is just competive that would be successful.
but sum1 like martina i cant see her comming back if she dosent belive that she can beat the top players again and win tourneys

Hingie
Dec 2nd, 2005, 07:57 AM
Well my predictions for Martina have been known to be very optimistic but I hope she surprises you all!

Drake1980
Dec 2nd, 2005, 07:58 AM
I say Top 20, one smaller tournament say Pattaya, and maybe a GS QF, also doing well say the SF of Zurich woul be great. Also if she plays a full doubles schedule Top 10 there, with 2 Title and solid GS showings.

Jeff
Dec 2nd, 2005, 08:07 AM
My expectations are conflicting. As a fan of hers, I have high hopes. It is also quite difficult to think of Martina (2005), without thinking of Martina (2002) for example. It's hard to imagine Martina "not being successful." I think that if Martina reaches the quarterfinals of Australia, that would be a great comeback, although I'm not sure this is realistic...it depends on her current level, and that won't be known until we actually see her play at a pro level (not just from WTT). Either she will come back and be top 20 easily or realise that it's going to take time and work. Without a doubt it's going to take time to win a slam and reach the top ten, but I do think that if her foot holds up and she is committed, she has the talent.

stijntje
Dec 2nd, 2005, 08:15 AM
just staying healthy would be great for her...

LH2HBH
Dec 2nd, 2005, 08:31 AM
A Tier II Title and a couple of Slam QF's

bellascarlett
Dec 2nd, 2005, 09:46 AM
I think just to get to the latter stages of most of the tournaments she enters would be successful enough for her this first year out of retirement. If she joins mostly lower tier tournaments, winning them or even getting to the semis/finals would be great. Fourth rounds in slams would be succesful, QFs very succesful...top 20-30 by the end of the year but having had great impacts in tournaments would be worth her comeback...2007 should be the year to have higher expectations for her...If she goes beyond my 2006 expectations for her, she would be worthy of worship...haha

KimC&MariaSNo1's
Dec 2nd, 2005, 09:50 AM
if she qualifies for YEC that would be great.

Andy.
Dec 2nd, 2005, 10:40 AM
A slam quarter and getting into the quarters of a few tier 1's and tier 2's maybe a title

Munchen
Dec 2nd, 2005, 10:44 AM
Reaching TOP 20 :)

villa
Dec 2nd, 2005, 11:53 AM
Playing a full schedule would be a sucessfull season for Martina. She is only 25 and has a few years to work on being a serious contender for major titles.

Renaissance
Dec 2nd, 2005, 11:56 AM
Reaching a QF or a SF in a Grand Slam and winning a tier II would be great.

Allez Joosteen
Dec 2nd, 2005, 12:35 PM
Martina, being the great player that she is, would have a successful year if she made the final of any of the grand slams.

manu
Dec 2nd, 2005, 12:58 PM
I'd say

- finishing the year in top-20
- more or less consistently trying to reach 4th rounds at the Slams (maybe a QF)
- winning a tournament
- beating a top-10 player

would be awesome achievements for Martina! Once again, good luck! :yeah: :)

anabel
Dec 2nd, 2005, 01:08 PM
I dont think she would come back if she would think she can only be a top 20 or win tier III events.. before she retired, she was still a contender for the GS titles and the #1, and there were Williams Davenport and belgiums already around. So i guess she expect some of the success she had before.

LefandePatty
Dec 2nd, 2005, 01:10 PM
I dont think she would come back if she would think she can only be a top 20 or win tier III events.. before she retired, she was still a contender for the GS titles and the #1, and there were Williams Davenport and belgiums already around. So i guess she expect some of the success she had before.

Exactly :yeah:

joaco
Dec 2nd, 2005, 01:18 PM
I'd say....

- finishing Top 30 (remember guys, these are EXTRAORDINARY players)
- Reaching later rounds of Tier IVs, Tier IIIs (remember, she hasn't competed in nearly 3 years. Getting her confidence back is what will take the longest).
- CHALLENGING a Top 15 player would be an amazing feat.
- Reaching 4th round of a slam.

Joaco :wavey:

*JR*
Dec 2nd, 2005, 02:16 PM
I hope Martina doesn't enter singles and dubs @ the same events, except Slams. If she has a dubs partner she can go deep into draws with, that seems like enough work for a week (and would still help attendance @ an event).

New suggestion (specify the surface if you want). Take current Top 20 players and predict how Martina would do against them (assuming both are healthy). I'll start by saying that I'd expect Kim or Serena to win such a match about 6-4, 6-3 in the first few months of '06.

alfonsojose
Dec 2nd, 2005, 02:20 PM
Dating a guy without jinxing his career :tape: BTW, any "dick" news about her? Don't know who's the current unlucky guy.

SAEKeithSerena
Dec 2nd, 2005, 03:38 PM
quarters in a grand slam would be amazing, we can't hold her to too high of standards, it's amazing that she's even coming back. i'd love to see her in a grand slam final...with serena winning of course:) haha

*JR*
Dec 2nd, 2005, 03:46 PM
In this case, the scores are rather relavant. Losing matches to top players "12-5" or worse (after the first few events) could make the experiment a failure. (Or having them tank a couple of games, to avoid embarrassing a legend that way). Losing in 3, or in 2 close sets to the top tier folks (with nothing tanked by them) is quite different, especially if Martina isn't blowing leads a lot.

Penglover
Dec 2nd, 2005, 04:18 PM
if she could defeat peng :angel:

tennisrox
Dec 2nd, 2005, 05:15 PM
I think i'll be happy with a couple of tier III or IV's and a slam quarter final.I'll be happy if she makes it to the top 40.She would've done extremely well if she manges all that.
I want her to get back to form gradually and not rush things.I'm not expecting any miracles from her.These things take time.

Shonami Slam
Dec 2nd, 2005, 05:25 PM
a good 2006 would probably be the will and health to play 2007.

tennisrox
Dec 2nd, 2005, 05:26 PM
a good 2006 would probably be the will and health to play 2007.

Again, a very good point :yeah:

Penglover
Dec 2nd, 2005, 05:27 PM
If she wins the French Open, the only Grand Slam she hasn't won and the most important tournament of the year, that would be a successful '06.

only if all other players would retire :lol:

SilK
Dec 2nd, 2005, 06:42 PM
I have NO clue what her status is... playingwise.

She has got the skills. She has got the experience. I do not expect her to win a GrandSlam or to be top10 this year.

First, let her win a Tier3. After that, we'll see.

SerenaSlam
Dec 2nd, 2005, 07:21 PM
well i don't think it will take her long b/c there is no "other player" on the tour like hingis....and honestly her craftness is what got 2 the players and right now there are soooo many young players that i think martina herself will know exactly what to do etc to get them going and prob upset quite a few of the up and comers as in the young 1's in the top 20 and up....but i think she could win some tier III etc....as she plays more she will get that game back....

jonny84
Dec 2nd, 2005, 07:44 PM
Everyone can't expect Martina to win every match she plays; its not going to happen.

I think that any step she takes in becoming ranked higher will be successful - hopefully she can come back to her top form and go out there and win titles but there should be no pressure for her to do so.

Ambrosia
Dec 2nd, 2005, 07:48 PM
I wouldn't aim too high (in terms of winning a singles major) but I'd say successful for Hingis' calibre would be cracking the Top 20. Perhaps I'm wrong? :o :shrug:

martinafan
Dec 3rd, 2005, 08:08 AM
Yeah i think if she can finish the year in the top 20, and win a title (even if it's just tier 3) then that would be a good achievement.

Because to finish in the top 20, that would mean that she would have had to either win/be a finalist in a lot of smaller events or reach quite a few Semi's of tier 2's and 1's etc in the year.

If she finishes top 20, and decides to continue and play a full 2007 then that's a great achievement IMO.

KimC&MariaSNo1's
Dec 3rd, 2005, 08:14 AM
if she could defeat peng :angel:

that aint nothing special and wouldnt be too hard for her prolly could breadstick her without really breaking a sweat

morningglory
Dec 3rd, 2005, 08:29 AM
RG 4th round or higher is what I would expect....

waratahsrock
Dec 3rd, 2005, 08:32 AM
Isn't her press conference stating her schedule meant to be today?

Blonde_Ambition7
Dec 3rd, 2005, 09:07 AM
I think QF's of a slam would be a great accomplishment for someone just coming back.

completely agree. racking up some tier 3's would be nice too. even QF or SF at a tier 1 or 2.

Gowza
Dec 3rd, 2005, 01:13 PM
she's been out 3 years, the game has moved on a lot. forgetting the fact that she has to catch up with the others and focus on the fact that she hasnt played much tennis (in terms of a full schedule year) i think winning any title will be successful. certainly a tier 3 or higher would be very successful imo. it might take her a season to get back into it, get use to playing week in week out and get use to the level the tour is at now, it's going to bemore strain on her body than it use to be and she is going to have to work hard and long to get use to these type of things. certainly can't expect her to win all of her matches. talking in grand slam terms a QF would be extremely successful for first year back imo.

russophile
Dec 5th, 2005, 02:35 AM
i hope she does well and anna follows her to returning

switz
Dec 5th, 2005, 02:39 AM
stealing Rainer from Patty ;)