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LefandePatty
Dec 19th, 2005, 10:48 PM
http://www.swisstxt.ch/TSR1/193-00.html

''....Before the Australian Open, the ex-number one of the world will play Sydney too.''

:hearts:

Andy.
Dec 19th, 2005, 11:09 PM
I really hope she comes to Sydney i would love to see her play

KimC&MariaSNo1's
Dec 19th, 2005, 11:11 PM
wouldnt it be great if she won gold coast or sydney

lynch79
Dec 19th, 2005, 11:11 PM
wouldnt it be great if she won gold coast or sydney

Or both. ;)

Martian Stacey
Dec 19th, 2005, 11:48 PM
Hmm i read an article that only said she was playing Gold Coast. Hopefully she'll play Sydney too :D

So Disrespectful
Dec 19th, 2005, 11:49 PM
I hope Martina doesn't lose faith if she is not successful immediately.

azinna
Dec 20th, 2005, 12:48 AM
Sounds like quite a bit (if it's true). Am I the only Hingis well-wisher who thinks she's rushing things a bit too much?

go hingis
Dec 20th, 2005, 01:02 AM
Best of Luck Martina, so excited she's back!

bello
Dec 20th, 2005, 01:06 AM
Good luck with it Hingis, I hope she can be patient and stay with it, as she is sure to be a little rusty for a while yet!

Ryan
Dec 20th, 2005, 01:55 AM
Sounds like quite a bit (if it's true). Am I the only Hingis well-wisher who thinks she's rushing things a bit too much?


It's entirely possible she will lose early in Gold Coast, so it would be good to have a second event to look forward to without springing it on them short notice. If she does well at GC (16, qf), then playing Sydney will be good to build on that performance. However, if Marti somehow goes deep at GC I hope she will withdraw from Sydney. 3 WTT sets a day is not equivalent to a 3 setter against a top 50 player.

Jennifer North
Dec 20th, 2005, 02:23 AM
that only means one thing: she is not assured of her game and expects some early round losses

Geisha
Dec 20th, 2005, 02:43 AM
I think she thinks she might lose early, so she'll only play two or three matches going into Melbourne.

New
Dec 20th, 2005, 02:47 AM
Hmmm... I'm not too sure if Playing in Sydney is good..

I mean it's good for the fans but it might be too tiring for her...

I always thought that she played too much events when she was active on tour..

However, playing in gold coast would be great as she can not only gauge how the current standard of play is and as well as get a week's rest (if she skips sydney) after the event is over ..

Jeff
Dec 20th, 2005, 02:48 AM
I hope Martina doesn't lose faith if she is not successful immediately.

I know, I've been thinking the same thing. It seems like it "should" take at least a few tournaments or even more for her to even get used to the current level of competion. I hope she realises this, which she probably does, but i hope she doesn't recognize but not really expect it.

Hayato
Dec 20th, 2005, 02:56 AM
I hope i can see her in the Sydney final if she makes it.

CoryAnnAvants#1
Dec 20th, 2005, 02:59 AM
I know, I've been thinking the same thing. It seems like it "should" take at least a few tournaments or even more for her to even get used to the current level of competion. I hope she realises this, which she probably does, but i hope she doesn't recognize but not really expect it.

I'm not sure if she does. She's expecting to win Gold Coast from what I've read from her in the way of quotes. In the absolute worst case scenario, she's expecting to go far, as in to the weekend.

I don't want to see her play Sydney. Three weeks in a row is a lot for most players, especially if you're just starting out again after having an almost career threatening injury. IMO, her playing more than two weeks in a row at any point in the year is insane and just asking for trouble. Not to mention she has NEVER played more than one warm-up leading into the AO. Not even in her debut year. Why start now when you're coming back from serious injury?

hablo
Dec 20th, 2005, 03:01 AM
allez Martina, just be perseverant,ok ? :bounce:

xin_hui
Dec 20th, 2005, 03:05 AM
3 events in a row....might it be too taxing on her body?:shrug: anw, i wish the best for her:yeah:

Penglover
Dec 20th, 2005, 03:36 AM
may she reach the 2nd round :angel:

Volcana
Dec 20th, 2005, 03:54 AM
Unless she figures she isn't going to win Gold Coast or Sydney, such a schedule is insanity. If she figures she'll win a round or two at each OTOH, then it makes some sense.

alwayshingis
Dec 20th, 2005, 04:45 AM
I'll believe she is playing Sydney if we get a quote from Martina or Mario. And maybe not even Mario. She's no fool.

I assume she'll leave the door open in case of an early exit in Gold Coast, but if she makes it far, don't expect to see her in Sydney.

Vut
Dec 20th, 2005, 04:51 AM
good new! :hearts:

KoOlMaNsEaN
Dec 20th, 2005, 05:25 AM
I would play both events since she's always played good there plus she has lack of match play..

Zauber
Dec 20th, 2005, 05:55 AM
I think she hopes to win two rounds each.
That is not too much playing.
But if she looses twice in the first round.
It will probably be the end of her comeback.
If she wins more than two rounds the comeback is in full swing.

F-R-E-A-K
Dec 20th, 2005, 06:50 AM
Sydney :hearts:

I'll meet her again!! :woohoo:

Sadka
Dec 20th, 2005, 07:05 AM
:woohoo: MARTINA

October
Dec 20th, 2005, 07:20 AM
I hope if shes playing the 3 tournaments right away shes prepared herself to a good extent!!! Well that sounds nice to me!! Lets wish her all the Best and expect the best from her!!! Now i have to start keeping Myself busy by collecting all her pics with TROPHIES!!! :bounce:

http://jupiter.kaist.ac.kr/~henry/kaistenn/Image/Hingis/4002231P_Australian_Open_trophy.jpg

Marty's party
Dec 20th, 2005, 11:22 AM
cheering 4 ya!

Markus
Dec 20th, 2005, 11:57 AM
that only means one thing: she is not assured of her game and expects some early round losses
it would be quite normal to loose early after such a long time.
so there is a chance to catch two tournaments as a warm-up before the open.
i think it's ok to take Gold Coast and Sydney as a first look how things are going.

xXSarajevoXx
Dec 20th, 2005, 12:13 PM
Jeco, zelim ti puno srece :kiss:

hingis-seles
Dec 20th, 2005, 12:56 PM
Thanks. :)

I'm sure Martina knows what she's doing and what's best for her.

Martyś
Dec 20th, 2005, 01:04 PM
Gold Coast ? Maria plays there also :) That would be great to see their match if it is possible as fast.

tenn_ace
Dec 20th, 2005, 01:06 PM
Martina, I can't wait! :worship: and am cautously optimistic ;)

azinna
Dec 20th, 2005, 02:51 PM
it would be quite normal to loose early after such a long time.
so there is a chance to catch two tournaments as a warm-up before the open.
i think it's ok to take Gold Coast and Sydney as a first look how things are going.

refohaus, sounds good. Sort of. Hopefully, this isn't a sign that she's starting to believe her own hype machine. Hopefully, she's not expecting too much from herself and her body, and instead would be happy to win 4 matches in January (1 in GC, 1 in Sydney, 2 in Melbourne), with anything more being gravy that she can truly enjoy.

The worst-case scenario is actually somewhat possible given her talent: that she wins 2 matches in GC, decides to get some more matches in Sydney, reaches the semis or finals playing 3-setters, then gets pooped or even re-injured sometime during the Aussie Open. I'm not sure some of her die-hard fans realise that Hingis has enough talent and ego to sink her own ship quite early in her comeback.

polishprodigy
Dec 20th, 2005, 03:12 PM
Does Martina have an injury rank? Or is she getting a WC?

Ryan
Dec 20th, 2005, 03:18 PM
Does Martina have an injury rank? Or is she getting a WC?



WC's. As many as she wants until she doesn't need them I'd imagine.

jonny84
Dec 20th, 2005, 03:28 PM
It's difficult to say whether this is a good move or not. Three straight weeks playing, especially after Martina has been absent from the tour for three years, may not be a good thing. However the three weeks may give her the confidence and form back again.

martinailuv
Dec 21st, 2005, 02:15 PM
WC's. As many as she wants until she doesn't need them I'd imagine.

i can't imagine a tourney that would refuse marti a wc. :woohoo:

Mark for Martina
Dec 21st, 2005, 02:23 PM
A hungry Marti is a dangerous Marti... I don't think anybody would underestimate her... Martina has always been known to be a hard worker.. especially early in the year and leading up to Grand Slams.

Be cautious people. She does not miss.

Fantastic
Dec 22nd, 2005, 02:41 PM
Martina has only ENTERED Gold Coast, Sydney and Melbourne. Martina is probably not expecting to go out there and find instant success so she needs to keep her options open. If she happens to perform exceptionally well at Gold Coast, then she will have the option of withdrawing from Sydney. However, if she loses early at Gold Coast, she needs another tournament to fall back on to give herself more match play. Even if she does well at both, there's nothing to suggest that she won't be able to cope with it. She has been working on her fitness with Pat Etcheberry. If it's not been in preparation for playing tennis four weeks in a row, what has all that hard work been for? Martina would not attempt a comeback if her previous injuries were not fully healed and able to withstand the strain of professional competition. I think we are worrying unnecessarily about that. She and the people around her know what they are doing. Kim Clijsters came back and played four weeks in a row after over a year out of the game. It's not the same as three years out of the game but both injuries were career-threatening and Martina has had much longer to recover from hers.

That said, who's to say that she'll play anything after the Australian Open until Indian Wells in March? She'll probably take a long break anyway to give herself the opportunity to rest, assess and plan her next assault.

Meesh
Dec 22nd, 2005, 03:22 PM
Martina! Good Luck in your return! 2006 is looking to be exciting! Now where the hell is JEN :)

martinafan
Dec 23rd, 2005, 12:48 AM
By the sounds of the 'suprise' that the Tokyo tournament organisers have in stall, Martina could be playing FOUR tournaments in a row. :eek: :scared:

Allez Joosteen
Dec 23rd, 2005, 10:47 AM
http://www.swisstxt.ch/TSR1/193-00.html

''....Before the Australian Open, the ex-number one of the world will play Sydney too.''

:hearts:

:clap2: I'm so happy that my second favourite is back. :D

Munchen
Dec 23rd, 2005, 11:32 AM
Good Luck Martina :bounce:

willrock
Dec 23rd, 2005, 11:40 AM
4 in a row now with Tokyo!

The Kaz
Dec 23rd, 2005, 11:47 AM
5 in a row with Pattaya City :eek:

daniela86
Dec 23rd, 2005, 12:40 PM
Martina has only ENTERED Gold Coast, Sydney and Melbourne. Martina is probably not expecting to go out there and find instant success so she needs to keep her options open. If she happens to perform exceptionally well at Gold Coast, then she will have the option of withdrawing from Sydney. However, if she loses early at Gold Coast, she needs another tournament to fall back on to give herself more match play. Even if she does well at both, there's nothing to suggest that she won't be able to cope with it. She has been working on her fitness with Pat Etcheberry. If it's not been in preparation for playing tennis four weeks in a row, what has all that hard work been for? Martina would not attempt a comeback if her previous injuries were not fully healed and able to withstand the strain of professional competition. I think we are worrying unnecessarily about that. She and the people around her know what they are doing. Kim Clijsters came back and played four weeks in a row after over a year out of the game. It's not the same as three years out of the game but both injuries were career-threatening and Martina has had much longer to recover from hers.


Nothing to add :worship:I fully agree with you :worship: :D Good luck Martina :aparty: :hug: :bowdown:

auntie janie
Dec 23rd, 2005, 02:38 PM
I don't think Martina should sign up to play so many weeks in a row, but my guess is that the better she does in some of the events, the more likely it is that she will bail out from some of the others. That's the way a lot of the players schedule themselves these days, unfortunately.

But I'm surprised Martina isn't being more careful, after the injuries she's been through. :(

KoOlMaNsEaN
Dec 23rd, 2005, 03:06 PM
Marti needs to slow down. I know she hasn't play in a long time but pace yourself

Ryan
Dec 23rd, 2005, 04:13 PM
:rolleyes: Silly Marti, lying to Tourney organizers. There's NO WAY she will play 4 weeks in a row, unless she loses 1st round in GC, Sydney, and the AO.