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CaptnMatt
May 12th, 2006, 01:38 AM
Regardless of the outcome of her match with Mauresmo later on, Martina Hingis should be commended on her performance against Dementieva and for the ENTIRE YEAR since she has returned.

It only occurred to me last night just how significant Hingis' win over Dementieva really was. I remember after the Year 2000, (which IMO is the last year that Hingis really was the BEST in the world) Hingis really struggled. 2001 and 2002 are years that were really really tough on her...Not only did she have those injuries that prevented her from preparing properly for matches, but looking back, Hingis barely beat a top ten player in either of those years (minus her 3 wins against Seles in 2002 and her great Aussie Open in 01).

Since Hingis has returned, she has beaten Maria Sharapova (at No.4), Svetlana Kuznetsova (at No.11), Lindsay Davenport (at No.4) and now Elena Dementieva (at No.8). I can honestly say that these 4 players are fantastic players.....and Hingis has overcome her own lack of confidence (she'd lost to Davenport and Dementieva many times in a row the last times she'd played them) and match-play to win - it has been A VERY VERY VERY LONG TIME since Hingis beat players of this standard.

For all the criticism she received about her loss to Venus last week, I think that Hingis deserves some praise for what she's done. Yes, I am her greatest fan....but I think she's shown form since she's returned, that can guarentee us that she'll be round for a long while more and she'll win more titles again. Against all odds, She really has shown us why she will be one of the greats in women's tennis....and after such a LONG break, and to do it so quickly....i think that is awesome.

I read on another board that Aggressive Hingis is a top 5 player. I honestly believe that if she can produce more consistent performances like the one against Dementieva, she is without doubt a top 3 player...maybe even good enough to be the No.1 again...

Well done Martina :)

alwayshingis
May 12th, 2006, 01:40 AM
True Story.

Chrysanthemum
May 12th, 2006, 02:13 AM
Im really hoping that ur opinion will come true...Martina Hingis will be back to the top 5 and world No. 1 if possible...i always believe that she can get better than she is rite now. GO Hingis !!!

ezekiel
May 12th, 2006, 02:13 AM
Gotta love the unbridled optimism
Maybe 2007 will be greater than 1997 :tape:

Mark for Martina
May 12th, 2006, 02:25 AM
I wish only the best for our Martina... As long as she's having fun and doing what she loves, I'm happy for her...

Thank you for coming back Martina!

go hingis
May 12th, 2006, 02:37 AM
Nicely Said.

I'll BOW DOWN when she comes to my town. Go Martina!!!!

I think most people forget the small amount of time Martina's been back on tour and that she wasn't training for very long at all and didn't play on the Challenger tour to get confidence and some wins like most who return. She jumped into the tour and is still working her way back. At first I thought she might be jumping in too early but you can see how this is more beneficial for Martina as she still had the game and shots but needed to work on being consistant, aggresive, court sense and for her to see exactly where the game of today is at.

DannerCal
May 12th, 2006, 04:43 AM
Amen!

LUIS9
May 12th, 2006, 05:03 AM
Regardless of the outcome of her match with Mauresmo later on, Martina Hingis should be commended on her performance against Dementieva and for the ENTIRE YEAR since she has returned.

It only occurred to me last night just how significant Hingis' win over Dementieva really was. I remember after the Year 2000, (which IMO is the last year that Hingis really was the BEST in the world) Hingis really struggled. 2001 and 2002 are years that were really really tough on her...Not only did she have those injuries that prevented her from preparing properly for matches, but looking back, Hingis barely beat a top ten player in either of those years (minus her 3 wins against Seles in 2002 and her great Aussie Open in 01).

Since Hingis has returned, she has beaten Maria Sharapova (at No.4), Svetlana Kuznetsova (at No.11), Lindsay Davenport (at No.4) and now Elena Dementieva (at No.8). I can honestly say that these 4 players are fantastic players.....and Hingis has overcome her own lack of confidence (she'd lost to Davenport and Dementieva many times in a row the last times she'd played them) and match-play to win - it has been A VERY VERY VERY LONG TIME since Hingis beat players of this standard.

For all the criticism she received about her loss to Venus last week, I think that Hingis deserves some praise for what she's done. Yes, I am her greatest fan....but I think she's shown form since she's returned, that can guarentee us that she'll be round for a long while more and she'll win more titles again. Against all odds, She really has shown us why she will be one of the greats in women's tennis....and after such a LONG break, and to do it so quickly....i think that is awesome.

I read on another board that Aggressive Hingis is a top 5 player. I honestly believe that if she can produce more consistent performances like the one against Dementieva, she is without doubt a top 3 player...maybe even good enough to be the No.1 again...

Well done Martina :)

Unfortunately she'l never get the respect she deserves. It will always be well her opponent didnt really chew up those miserable 2nd serves. Good win for Hingis but "x" wasn't playing well enough, on another surface she would have been swallowed whole. I for one have given up trying to reason why she dosn't get her deserved respect. I am just happy to see her back big wins like today's just make it even sweeter, more memories to cherish and to alway's take with me.

hingis-seles
May 12th, 2006, 05:31 AM
You're right. I was one of the people who was so angry after the Venus loss and EXTREMELY critical of her performance (read: choke) but I guess even the best have their off days. Just glad she came back and I got to see her play in person (Dubai 2006 - she plays SO smart!)

Jamie
May 12th, 2006, 05:33 AM
She has my respect and admiration. I love her game. She might not have the power, but she has the game.

Barlos
May 12th, 2006, 05:47 AM
Thanks a lot for that CaptnMatt :) Great post.

A lot of people do forget what they thought about Martina's come-back earlier in the year, so many people didn't expect her to even make the top 50... She's achieved so much already this year and there's a lot more to come!

What a fabulous performance yesterday against Dementieva! A win today would be awesome.

PLP
May 12th, 2006, 05:49 AM
Martina played a fabulous match...I was very impressed...I hope you play as fearlessly against Amelie! Go Martina!!

lukehingis
May 12th, 2006, 05:51 AM
She has certainly brought new life into the woman's tour. She's proven that tennis isn't just about hitting the ball hard. I was skeptical about her return but after the Australian Open I had faith that she'd fit right back. She had 2 somewhat disappointing loses (to top 15 players and GS champs no less) in her previous 2 tournaments but seems to be back on track and ready to contend at the French Open. I think her problem is beating more than 2 power hitters in a row, so hopefully with a higher ranking she can avoid that. I wish her all the luck in the world!

Martian Stacey
May 12th, 2006, 06:33 AM
Great post :worship:

I just hope she can keep up this level of performance and not go back into her shell in the upcoming matches ;)

LoveFifteen
May 12th, 2006, 06:39 AM
Martina deserves nothing but praise. She's been back for 4 and a half months, and she's on the cusp of the Top 20. Her last two losses were so close. She was two points from beating Venus, and she had a match point against Kuznetsova. Those are respectable losses IMHO.

She's obviously improved since her return. I expected Dementieva to destroy her again, and Martina shocked me. I was so proud of her.

We'll get to see more of her progress tomorrow against Amelie. Even if she loses, I will be proud of her. For me, the entire year 2006 is just about Martina getting back into the swing of things and seeing where she is. I won't be upset with her if she doesn't win a title. Lord knows there are plenty of people ranked above her who've never even won a singles title, or haven't won a singles title in years. And Martina won a Slam mixed doubles title after being back for 3 weeks! LOL!

I think Martina can certainly get back into the Top 5. If Mary Pierce can be in the Top 5 after bombing out of Australia and being MIA for much of the year, consistent Hingis can certainly get there.

October
May 12th, 2006, 07:34 AM
True True True!!! :worship: :bounce:

Dymension
May 12th, 2006, 07:46 AM
Martina :kiss::worship:

azmad_88
May 12th, 2006, 09:24 AM
You just gotta love Martina and her game...theres no one out there plays like her...

Hingie
May 12th, 2006, 09:31 AM
The girl has certainly re-generated interest in the women's Tour that's for sure.

I am encouraged by her results thus far. It's only May and she's already on the brink of the top 20 which is an unbelievable effort!

Great post! :bounce:

furrykitten
May 12th, 2006, 09:35 AM
Hingis is doing great on her comeback, hope it continues until she plays any of the 4 in my Signature! :worship:

azmad_88
May 12th, 2006, 09:36 AM
yes :worship:

Oriental_Rain
May 12th, 2006, 09:42 AM
:worship:

Kunal
May 12th, 2006, 11:35 AM
FORE SURE....I CANT FAULT HER COMEBACK REALLY....SHE HAS PLAYED REALLY WELL AND HAS BROUGHT SOMETHING fresh to the wta

Light-skinned Girl
May 12th, 2006, 11:46 AM
Rubbish will always be spewed about Martina, whether it be here or another board, but it’s just so wonderful to see her back! Not only has she returned but she’s gradually becoming her old self again…with a better serve and a stronger body. MARTINA! :worship:

Krystell
May 12th, 2006, 01:37 PM
Martina has done great. Her comeback has already been a big succes. :D

Steffica Greles
May 12th, 2006, 01:46 PM
Regardless of the outcome of her match with Mauresmo later on, Martina Hingis should be commended on her performance against Dementieva and for the ENTIRE YEAR since she has returned.

It only occurred to me last night just how significant Hingis' win over Dementieva really was. I remember after the Year 2000, (which IMO is the last year that Hingis really was the BEST in the world) Hingis really struggled. 2001 and 2002 are years that were really really tough on her...Not only did she have those injuries that prevented her from preparing properly for matches, but looking back, Hingis barely beat a top ten player in either of those years (minus her 3 wins against Seles in 2002 and her great Aussie Open in 01).

Since Hingis has returned, she has beaten Maria Sharapova (at No.4), Svetlana Kuznetsova (at No.11), Lindsay Davenport (at No.4) and now Elena Dementieva (at No.8). I can honestly say that these 4 players are fantastic players.....and Hingis has overcome her own lack of confidence (she'd lost to Davenport and Dementieva many times in a row the last times she'd played them) and match-play to win - it has been A VERY VERY VERY LONG TIME since Hingis beat players of this standard.

For all the criticism she received about her loss to Venus last week, I think that Hingis deserves some praise for what she's done. Yes, I am her greatest fan....but I think she's shown form since she's returned, that can guarentee us that she'll be round for a long while more and she'll win more titles again. Against all odds, She really has shown us why she will be one of the greats in women's tennis....and after such a LONG break, and to do it so quickly....i think that is awesome.

I read on another board that Aggressive Hingis is a top 5 player. I honestly believe that if she can produce more consistent performances like the one against Dementieva, she is without doubt a top 3 player...maybe even good enough to be the No.1 again...

Well done Martina :)

Yes she does deserve praise. She deserves praise every time she hits the ball. She's one of the best hitters there's ever been.

But I don't think she'll win another slam.

frenchie
May 12th, 2006, 01:57 PM
What Hingis is doing this year is simply AMAZING! :worship:

Veritas
May 12th, 2006, 02:13 PM
Yes she does deserve praise. She deserves praise every time she hits the ball. She's one of the best hitters there's ever been.

But I don't think she'll win another slam.

Amazing things do happen. Recent examples are Venus' win at Wimbledon last year, and Anastacia's win at the French Open back in 2004. If they can win a Slam with the current crop of contenders, then I don't see why Martina can't do the same.

She's "only" 25. There's still time for her to add to her number of Slam trophies. Martina's much, much more talented to finish her career with just 5 Slams.

jenny161185
May 12th, 2006, 02:28 PM
great post!

liuxuan
May 12th, 2006, 02:30 PM
was. I remember after the Year 2000, (which IMO is the last year that Hingis really was the BEST in the world)


I read on another board that Aggressive Hingis is a top 5 player. I honestly believe that if she can produce more consistent performances like the one against Dementieva, she is without doubt a top 3 player...maybe even good enough to be the No.1 again...

Well done Martina :)

first off - well done to Hingis, shes made a great comeback.

secondly - in 2000, she was NOT the best player in the world. Venus was clearly the best in the world, she was totally dominant that sumer, winning two grandslams and beat Hingis 2-0 in them.

Lindsay was clearly the second best that year, despite being hampered by injury. She trashed Hingis to win the australian Open and was runner up at Wimbledon and the US Open, and beat Hingis 3-2 that year, one of her losses was while injured at Key Biscayne.

Hingis was ranked #1 because she played week in week out, but SHE knew, like everyone else, she was certaily not the best.

1997 is the only time in history, when anyone could rightly say that Hingis was playing the best tennis in the world. There has been no time since that anyone could rightfully say that as there has always been a player who has been better than her, not ranked higher, but that everyone knows if they play well they would beat her.

1998 - Lindsay, (Steffi@the end of the year)
1999 - Lindsay, Steffi, Venus, Serena
2000 - Lindsay, Venus
2001 - Lindsay, Jennifer, Venus, Serena

Andy T
May 12th, 2006, 02:35 PM
I haven't seen the Martina-Venus match but by all accounts it sounds like a scrappy nervy affair with both players struggling to find their range at their first clay court event of the year. Full credit to Venus for gutsing it out but, imo, that result is already history and I doubt if it has any bearing on what lies ahead for either woman in the coming weeks.

Martina's year has been a very good one by ANY standards. She's at #7 in the 2006 race and on a points/tournament average, she's got the 8th best record on the tour this year. Her scalps include three of the women above her. Add to that her win over Davenport, the fact that her return to the top 20 is imminent (this weekend or next) and you can see how much she's achieved in 4.5 months.

I'm not sure how likely it is that she'll make the top 16 seeds for Roland Garros - she needs great showings in Berlin and Rome to get there, I think - but she ought to be among the top 16 by Wimbledon, at least.

It's great to have her back and I hope she continues in the same vein for the rest of the year. I'd love to see her lift a couple of trophies - why not the Coupe Suzanne Lenglen for starters!

RAA
May 12th, 2006, 03:42 PM
I totally agree. she has been amazing and has well exceeded my expectations.

i'm glad she's back and Ihope she keeps beating some of the players in the top 10 who in my opinion don't have a 10th of her talent or desire.

La Reine
May 12th, 2006, 04:04 PM
Martina WILL win another slam (probably this year too).