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ezekiel
Feb 19th, 2006, 11:34 PM
is it just me or did she got a little more punch on her shots? Also her body seems to be more toned down. Granted it's not enough to counter all the other power players but she is not a pushover as far as power goes and everyone thought of her

Babolatpro880
Feb 19th, 2006, 11:36 PM
She's clearly in the best shape of her career. Her power is definitely up, evidenced by the fact that she hit a 120 mph serve in the Australian.

Old news, anyway, been talked about.

migi
Feb 19th, 2006, 11:52 PM
I do not know how far she will pass at Dubai tournament. Did she train hardly with power in the last two weeks.

RJWCapriati
Feb 20th, 2006, 03:14 AM
I think she will be top 5 at the end of the year....playing great!

Zauber
Feb 20th, 2006, 03:59 AM
She has a tough draw this week.
Mirza, Myskina, Sharapova,Davenport, Henin
I think its a fifty fifty proposition against Myskin and Sharapova
less of a chance against Davenport and Hengis
i am sad to say but I think she will not go far in this draw.
I hope I am wrong

migi
Feb 20th, 2006, 12:11 PM
I feel that too. Can Hingis pass 2nd round against Myskina ? Hingis has very little chance to go far in this Dubai tournament

bailey
Feb 20th, 2006, 12:15 PM
She has a tough draw this week.
Mirza, Myskina, Sharapova,Davenport, Henin
I think its a fifty fifty proposition against Myskin and Sharapova
less of a chance against Davenport and Hengis
i am sad to say but I think she will not go far in this draw.
I hope I am wrong

I loved that one :lol:

McAuley
Feb 20th, 2006, 12:42 PM
is it just me or did she got a little more punch on her shots? Also her body seems to be more toned down. Granted it's not enough to counter all the other power players but she is not a pushover as far as power goes and everyone thought of her

Yes she has and we all noticed it during the Australian Open. Her serve has improved so much. :bounce:

Ryan
Feb 20th, 2006, 02:23 PM
I think Hingis should beat Nastya relatively easy...at her peak she's never had problems with counter-punchers. It will depend on how well Martina plays, hopefully she's up to the test.

migi
Feb 20th, 2006, 03:06 PM
I think Hingis should beat Nastya relatively easy...at her peak she's never had problems with counter-punchers. It will depend on how well Martina plays, hopefully she's up to the test.

Is Martina `s game strong enough after two weeks training ?

Light-skinned Girl
Feb 21st, 2006, 02:29 PM
I think Hingis should beat Nastya relatively easy...at her peak she's never had problems with counter-punchers. It will depend on how well Martina plays, hopefully she's up to the test.

I think so as well. Nastya will make lots of UE's in their meeting because she's not accustomed to generating the pace and of course, Martina's genius court sense will take care of the rest. :)

Timariot
Feb 21st, 2006, 02:50 PM
is it just me or did she got a little more punch on her shots?

Not really. Hingis increased her weight training circa 2000, but it did not make her hit harder, though it helped her avoiding running out of gas in long matches (compare RG final 1999 and AO QF 2001...). She does have bit more zip in her serve compared to pre-retirement, but that is more of matter of technique.

She is thinner now than in 2001-2002, giving her more muscle definition, but she clearly is not any bulkier.

Hingis' old service speed record was 108mph from 1998 or so, which - when one considers radar gun speed inflation - is on par with her new record. In 2001, Hingis started to go for less in her 1st serves to avoid hitting 2nd serves.

Andrew..
Feb 21st, 2006, 02:56 PM
Is Martina `s game strong enough after two weeks training ?
That's a stupid question. You're saying that after only two weeks off a player can't compete at a high level? :retard:

Kunal
Feb 21st, 2006, 03:06 PM
well i hope she has.....a babe she is

migi
Feb 21st, 2006, 03:12 PM
That's a stupid question. You're saying that after only two weeks off a player can't compete at a high level? :retard:

It helps a lot for two weeks `s training. I am looking forward to seeing Hingis comes out with powerfull games, at least improved serve significantly. Her little bit improved serve right now does not affect at all agaisnt top 10. Myskina will swallow her in 2nd round.

Martian KC
Feb 21st, 2006, 03:32 PM
I do not know how far she will pass at Dubai tournament. Did she train hardly with power in the last two weeks.

Nice to see you back. Umm....but this time don't be scared to post when/if she gets to the final.

migi
Feb 21st, 2006, 05:03 PM
Nice to see you back. Umm....but this time don't be scared to post when/if she gets to the final.

Will Hingis pass 2rd round for good ?

Martian KC
Feb 21st, 2006, 05:26 PM
Will Hingis pass 2rd round for good ?

Will you pass your kidney stone?

Martian KC
Feb 21st, 2006, 05:51 PM
Will Hingis pass 2rd round for good ?

YES!:D:haha:

Ryan
Feb 21st, 2006, 06:15 PM
Will you pass your kidney stone?




LOL! :D good rep for you. :p

Chrissie-fan
Feb 21st, 2006, 06:47 PM
Will Hingis pass 2rd round for good ?
No, just this once. :) But with another two weeks of training under her belt she might pass the 3rd round for good. You would be surprised what she can do with a few more power muscles. :drink:

migi
Feb 21st, 2006, 09:27 PM
No, just this once. :) But with another two weeks of training under her belt she might pass the 3rd round for good. You would be surprised what she can do with a few more power muscles. :drink:

I like to see Hingis with muscle biceps and muscle triceps

RAA
Feb 21st, 2006, 09:31 PM
Will you pass your kidney stone?:lol::lol:

Chrissie-fan
Feb 21st, 2006, 09:53 PM
I like to see Hingis with muscle biceps and muscle triceps
You don't want to turn her into half a man, do you? She's a tennis player, she ain't preparing to become the heavyweight champ of the world. :)

migi
Feb 21st, 2006, 09:55 PM
You don't want to turn her into half a man, do you? She's a tennis player, she ain't preparing to become the heavyweight champ of the world. :)
Is Serena a half man ?

hablo
Feb 21st, 2006, 10:01 PM
Nice to see you back. Umm....but this time don't be scared to post when/if she gets to the final.
good one. :lol:
There are so many posters who do just that on this board ;)

Chrissie-fan
Feb 21st, 2006, 10:02 PM
Is Serena a half man ?
No, if ever someone was 100% woman it's Serena Williams, that's for sure. I don't know how her physical attributes would look on Martina though. :lol:

Barlos
Feb 21st, 2006, 10:08 PM
Martina is definitely in better shape than in her "first career" (as she calls it). Her first serve is stronger but when she really goes for it she's paying for the power with a low first serve percentage and more errors. I think those will be reduced in time though and Martina will be better than ever. She'll need to be if she's to beat the very best players.