View Full Version : Hingis & clay court season?

Mar 20th, 2006, 11:48 PM
I am a little surprised that Hingis has not signed up for any clay court events leading up to the French Open. They do have deadlines, so i guess she will opt for more wild cards.

They asked her in the press conference last week and she said she is going to wait and see how she does in Miami....

I think she will get better results on clay - as it is more suited to her game..

Anyone else have any thoughts on this?

Mar 20th, 2006, 11:51 PM
i pray she wins the FO

Mar 20th, 2006, 11:53 PM
You know, people have always said her game is better suited to clay and I suppose logically it is, Ive just always seen her being more affective on hardcourts.

Mar 20th, 2006, 11:56 PM
i pray she wins the FO

That's such a beautiful picture of Martina in ur avatarr!!! :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

Mar 21st, 2006, 12:14 AM
ye she always has had great results on clay but i mean id pick hardcourts over clay for hingis

Mar 21st, 2006, 12:37 AM
Anyone else have any thoughts on this?

maybe she is courting appearance fee $$.

Mar 21st, 2006, 12:40 AM
Clay is more demanding on her body, so I'm guessing she wants to wait and see how shes feeling physically.

Mar 21st, 2006, 01:20 AM
Hingis' best surface is Rebound Ace, not clay, but regardless, she'll do very well during the clay season. I hope she wins a tournament on clay.

Mar 21st, 2006, 01:22 AM
She has historically done better in Australia, but I think Clay suits her game just as well. I hope that she does play lead ups, especially Charleston. :drool:

Mar 21st, 2006, 01:38 AM
She's still better on hardcourts. I think clay would really show her fitness level and how that could be exploited by the other players. But at the same time, clay gives her the time to hatch her game plan against the players and a plus is that it neutralizes the power a bit.

My bet is she's going to play the big ones like Rome and/or Berlin and considering her schedule she might skip the green clay tournaments and just play those two, considering she plays 3-4 tournaments and then takes 2 weeks off.

Mar 21st, 2006, 01:41 AM
I think Hingis may be better on hardcourts, but she has a better chance at beating the top players, besides Justine, on clay. I think she'll play out least two of these 3 events: Warsaw, Berlin, and Rome; then go into the French Open.

Mar 21st, 2006, 02:12 AM
I think she's likely to play Charleston, Berlin and Rome, but could be Warsaw, Berlin and Rome.

Mar 21st, 2006, 02:29 AM
With the conclusion of Miami she will have played 4 events, or 6 weeks in a row. She hasn't announced her clay schedule because she is waiting to see how this tournament goes...
It's just my theory but if she doesn't get far in Miami I think we will see her playing one of the green clay events, if she does get far I think she will go home and rest, recover and practice on the red clay and probably play Warsaw, Berlin, and Rome...either way it's a lot of matches and she should be more than ready to do some damage at RG :devil:

Mar 21st, 2006, 02:32 AM
I hope she takes the green clay off and rests, she's played Doha, Dubai, IW and Miami in a row. That's like 6 weeks, and she's done pretty well in all of them so far.

I REALLY would like Martina to play a Tier 2 like Warsaw or a Tier 3 somewhere, as well as a Tier 1. 3 tournaments before RG is plenty, and I just want her to be fit and ready. My ideal schedule might be:

Warsaw - Berlin/Rome - Madrid/Strasbourg (could easily win a title there, giving her momentum).

Mar 21st, 2006, 02:36 AM
I think we already know that she is not playing either of the green clay events. I think she will probably just play either Berlin or Rome and then the French. She knows how clay will affect her body...

Mar 21st, 2006, 02:48 AM
i hope she wins a clay tournament.. yeah...

Mar 21st, 2006, 02:52 AM
You know, people have always said her game is better suited to clay and I suppose logically it is, Ive just always seen her being more affective on hardcourts.
I totally agree. Not many of the power players do that well on clay. (Typically).