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CoryAnnAvants#1
Jun 22nd, 2007, 11:57 AM
Talented British player in front of a completely vocal crowd against a player who hasn't played a match when she was healthy since March...and very well might be injured still. Under normal circumstances, Naomi would get killed. If Martina isn't 100% though, I'm sensing an upset.

saki
Jun 22nd, 2007, 11:58 AM
It's not as though Hingis hasn't been upset early at Wimbledon before..

jimbo mack
Jun 22nd, 2007, 11:59 AM
no, hingis will thrash her. this is a british player we're talking about remember lol

BestShooterEver
Jun 22nd, 2007, 12:01 PM
Prediction: Hingis 6-0 6-1

CoryAnnAvants#1
Jun 22nd, 2007, 12:04 PM
no, hingis will thrash her. this is a british player we're talking about remember lol

Right, but this is a good British player ;) She lost to Sugiyama 4-6 5-7 last year and won a round at Birmingham this year. She's definitely not afraid of the pressure or the circumstances.

I obviously don't expect Naomi to win if it's her best vs. Martina's best...but Martina hasn't been at her best for a while and she still might be injured. Not to mention it's her first match in a while on her worst surface.

Hingie
Jun 22nd, 2007, 12:04 PM
Hopefully Hingis is rested, fully healed and focussed.

If she is, routine win for her.

Farina Elia Fan
Jun 22nd, 2007, 12:23 PM
it could be close

Craigy
Jun 22nd, 2007, 12:24 PM
If Hingis is struggling with injury she might have a tougher match that expected. Wouldn't say an upset is on, but a tough match for sure.

Poova
Jun 22nd, 2007, 12:26 PM
Doubt it. But I think Hingis might lose to Bammer in 3R. :shrug:

Viktymise
Jun 22nd, 2007, 12:26 PM
I think it might be close but i can't see her losing it, Naomi isin't at that level yet

Daniel K
Jun 22nd, 2007, 12:38 PM
Please... Hingis eats these kind of players for breakfast
Two easy sets.

jamatthews
Jun 22nd, 2007, 12:41 PM
If it's on Court 2 she'll lose in 2, if it's on another court she'll save a couple of match points and win in 3.

Viktymise
Jun 22nd, 2007, 12:42 PM
If it's on Court 2 she'll lose in 2, if it's on another court she'll save a couple of match points and win in 3.

:lol:

HTE
Jun 22nd, 2007, 01:03 PM
Martina in two shorts sets, needs to settle in the first, might be something like 6-4. then 6-2 in the second.

égalité
Jun 22nd, 2007, 01:08 PM
"British wild card" and "trouble" shouldn't generally be used in the same sentence.

pooh14
Jun 22nd, 2007, 01:16 PM
hingis isn't completely fit yet, her doctor said.
she may even pull out over the weekends.

so i do not think it would be major upsets for hingis to lose this match, cause as her doctor said she only started playing tennis last friday.

trufanjay
Jun 22nd, 2007, 01:21 PM
Anyone who hits a decent ball, who has a good serve, some power and speed can take out Hingis. If this girl has these qualities then yes, she could make some noise. I don't expect to see Hingis in the second week

Mark for Martina
Jun 22nd, 2007, 01:22 PM
Hingis will be eager to play again. That should get her to the 3rd round.
If she is inspired and if she has gathered some confidence over the break, she may even get to see Jelena in the QF.
But if she would be passive and uninspired. Sybille will play her to submission.

pwayne
Jun 22nd, 2007, 01:22 PM
Hingis court savvy will win this one in 2 easy sets (2 and 1). Cavaday will be nervous facing a great champion

Wannabeknowitall
Jun 22nd, 2007, 01:48 PM
If you have an hip issue, grass is probably the most forgiving surface in that respect.

Martina has the best draw she can ask for.
She crushed Bam Bam earlier this year.

She beat Chakvetadze last year at Montreal.

If she's going to beat Jankovic it will be on grass. This is a surface she can outwit Jelena on.
She really has a good shot to make the semis, I doubt she'll waste it on losing to Cavaday.

-sugi-
Jun 22nd, 2007, 01:59 PM
I think Martina will win, but Naomi could trouble her :)

martin white
Jun 22nd, 2007, 02:09 PM
:lol: :spit: hingis in two easy sets! tough draw for cavaday given a nicer draw could've won a round or so,but not as this level!;)

Monica_Rules
Jun 22nd, 2007, 02:11 PM
Anyone who hits a decent ball, who has a good serve, some power and speed can take out Hingis. If this girl has these qualities then yes, she could make some noise. I don't expect to see Hingis in the second week


Most of those qualities sum up Naomi. Minus the speed thing but shes been working on it.

If you haven't see Naomi play yet you may be suprised shes a player on the up and this may be the kind of match she needs to set her career up cos if she wins this i see her getting to the 3rd round and could trouble Bammer.

If Martina is in decent form she should win but Naomi will make this match interesting. I hope the schedlers have the sense to put this on court 2 then we all know what will happen.

TonyP
Jun 22nd, 2007, 02:12 PM
I am always amazed that people think grass is Martina's worst surface. She won the whole damn thing in '97 and got to the semi-finals in '98 and the quarter finals in 2000. She won the doubles titles in '96 and '98. She had back problems as I remember in 2001 and didn't play again until last year.

Her participation this year is iffy due to her injury and long lay off, but it is not a bad surface for her. She ain't bad, you know, at coming to the net.

switz
Jun 22nd, 2007, 02:15 PM
i seem to remember the thread start saying Akgul Amanmuradova could make the second week of wimbledon this year as well.

SM
Jun 22nd, 2007, 03:25 PM
Anyone who hits a decent ball, who has a good serve, some power and speed can take out Hingis. If this girl has these qualities then yes, she could make some noise. I don't expect to see Hingis in the second week
oh really?? what does that say about womens tennis if martina managed to win 3 slams and nearly the grand slam in the same year then...if thats all thats necessary to beat hingis :rolleyes: hingis is one of the very few active players who have won the wimbeldon singles, so im sure she knows more than most players about how to play grass court tennis and there isnt that many out there who can hit a VOLLEY these days!!!! if martina is adventurous and comes to the net sometimes, she can still be a threat on grass :cool:

jdyshrky
Jun 22nd, 2007, 03:32 PM
I back wannabe's sentiments exactly...Martina isnt the same player of old but she's still got something otherwise she'd have stayed at home. I think her draw is great, well, apart from the obvious party pooper later on...

Experimentee
Jun 22nd, 2007, 03:36 PM
Martina could have been out with injury for a year and she'd still beat Cavaday. She won a round by beating Bardina who anyone can beat these days, then was thrashed by Bartoli. Sorry I dont see any trouble here.

lecciones
Jun 22nd, 2007, 03:41 PM
If you have an hip issue, grass is probably the most forgiving surface in that respect.

Martina has the best draw she can ask for.
She crushed Bam Bam earlier this year.

She beat Chakvetadze last year at Montreal.

If she's going to beat Jankovic it will be on grass. This is a surface she can outwit Jelena on.
She really has a good shot to make the semis, I doubt she'll waste it on losing to Cavaday.

I agree very much, she has a great chance at SF which would boost her confidence and then the rest of the year is hers to try to win more titles.

oh really?? what does that say about womens tennis if martina managed to win 3 slams and nearly the grand slam in the same year then...if thats all thats necessary to beat hingis :rolleyes: hingis is one of the very few active players who have won the wimbeldon singles, so im sure she knows more than most players about how to play grass court tennis and there isnt that many out there who can hit a VOLLEY these days!!!! if martina is adventurous and comes to the net sometimes, she can still be a threat on grass :cool:

Oh nevermind, that poster is one of those people who do not understand Martina's kind of game, you don't need just that to beat Martina, you need all that going for you to beat her, like what all the commentators say during her matches, to defeat Martina in her normal game, you need excellent tennis.

égalité
Jun 22nd, 2007, 03:46 PM
Anyone who hits a decent ball, who has a good serve, some power and speed can take out Hingis. If this girl has these qualities then yes, she could make some noise. I don't expect to see Hingis in the second week
Uh, not so much. Hingis feeds off of players like that.

Thanx4nothin
Jun 22nd, 2007, 03:47 PM
:armed: :armed: :armed: :armed: :armed: :umbrella: Talented British player in front of a completely vocal crowd against a player who hasn't played a match when she was healthy since March...and very well might be injured still. Under normal circumstances, Naomi would get killed. If Martina isn't 100% though, I'm sensing an upset.

No, Martina on crutches would smoke the bitch.

CORIA01
Jun 22nd, 2007, 03:49 PM
If She Stays Focused She Will Win!

Max565
Jun 22nd, 2007, 03:55 PM
She's been out for a few weeks/months because of this injury so I think Cavaday will give her some trouble.... but I hope not an upset... ;)

jazar
Jun 22nd, 2007, 04:03 PM
naomi is a very talented player, but i cannot see her in a million years beating hingis, now or ever

No.1Hingis
Jun 22nd, 2007, 04:28 PM
I guess wont be a trouble.. after first round I dont know.. Martina will do everything to not be bumped out the tourney.. but she is not fit.. thats a fact.. so.. after use the energy reserves she gets and having resisted the pain.. the second round will demand a fit player.. dont care who will be the oponent the recovery will be tough..

RJWCapriati
Jun 22nd, 2007, 04:30 PM
No - Hingis will still win this.

SM
Jun 22nd, 2007, 04:32 PM
people dont realise that martina has the tools to take apart players. no one other than justine IMO has the variety and smarts to kind of force players in to making errors and looking "lost" out there like martina used to do in her prime, and will do again if she finds some form here.. she isnt a player that should be discounted against anyone, on any surface..she understands tennis better than 99% of the tour

Martian Jeza
Jun 22nd, 2007, 05:10 PM
Anyone who hits a decent ball, who has a good serve, some power and speed can take out Hingis. If this girl has these qualities then yes, she could make some noise. I don't expect to see Hingis in the second week

Typical answer from a McDonald's tennis style lover... Ball bashing and pace only don't defeat a focussed Hingis, you must have much more under your belt to take Hingis off.

Ah the knowledge of some here always will impress me... NOT !

LUIS9
Jun 23rd, 2007, 01:34 AM
If you have an hip issue, grass is probably the most forgiving surface in that respect.

Martina has the best draw she can ask for.
She crushed Bam Bam earlier this year.

She beat Chakvetadze last year at Montreal.

If she's going to beat Jankovic it will be on grass. This is a surface she can outwit Jelena on.
She really has a good shot to make the semis, I doubt she'll waste it on losing to Cavaday.

Not really. Even a healthy Hingis was never a sure bet to get past the quarters at wimbledon. If and Hingis makes it to Jelena, Jelena is a far superior athlete and that alone would give her the edge.

Bruno71
Jun 23rd, 2007, 01:38 AM
Not really. Even a healthy Hingis was never a sure bet to get past the quarters at wimbledon. If and Hingis makes it to Jelena, Jelena is a far superior athlete and that alone would give her the edge.

Not to mention, grass is a surface where Jelena can outhit Martina. And there should be no doubt as to who's the more in-form player. That said, neither player would serve the other off the court.

PLP
Jun 23rd, 2007, 03:05 AM
I guess wont be a trouble.. after first round I dont know.. Martina will do everything to not be bumped out the tourney.. but she is not fit.. thats a fact.. so.. after use the energy reserves she gets and having resisted the pain.. the second round will demand a fit player.. dont care who will be the oponent the recovery will be tough..

Well, I know what you are saying but Martina has only been out for about 2 months so her match fitness shouldn't be that bad. I don't see her tiring until the 4th rd at least, depending on the schedule of course.

josemanuel
Jun 23rd, 2007, 04:13 AM
Martina wins in two easy sets. It´s a nice 1st round to start a Slam

WhatTheDeuce
Jun 23rd, 2007, 05:36 AM
I'll throw up if Martina loses this.

hingisGOAT
Jun 23rd, 2007, 06:55 AM
That Anna signature gif is awesome

lecciones
Jun 23rd, 2007, 10:32 AM
I'll throw up if Martina loses this.

Me too and btw your anna avatar is luscious.

That Anna signature gif is awesome

:bounce:

~Cherry*Blossom~
Jun 23rd, 2007, 11:06 AM
lol I can't see Hingis losing. It will be an easy win for her.

ichigo
Jun 23rd, 2007, 11:07 AM
lol I can't see Hingis losing. It will be an easy win for her.

i agree. :bounce:

Hashim.
Jun 23rd, 2007, 11:09 AM
hingis will win hopefully..

supermarcel
Jun 23rd, 2007, 11:16 AM
Martina in 2 sets I hope.

kittyking
Jun 23rd, 2007, 01:11 PM
Most certainly not!

danieln1
Jun 23rd, 2007, 08:48 PM
6-2 6-0 Martina

SvetaPleaseWin.
Jun 23rd, 2007, 08:58 PM
i think cavaday has a chance with martina seemingly struggling mentally and she hasnt played in so long-you never know hey :shrug:

jamatthews
Jun 25th, 2007, 04:09 PM
If it's on Court 2 she'll lose in 2, if it's on another court she'll save a couple of match points and win in 3.

Nearly right...:sad:

Dino?Dino.Dino!
Jun 25th, 2007, 04:45 PM
CoryAnnAvants#1 is having the last laugh with this thread.

HTE
Jun 25th, 2007, 05:00 PM
CoryAnnAvants#1 is having the last laugh with this thread.

Why? :confused:

Darop.
Jun 25th, 2007, 05:30 PM
If it's on Court 2 she'll lose in 2, if it's on another court she'll save a couple of match points and win in 3.

:speakles: :speakles: :speakles:


:bowdown:

.ivy.
Jun 25th, 2007, 05:57 PM
If it's on Court 2 she'll lose in 2, if it's on another court she'll save a couple of match points and win in 3.

:rocker2: :rocker2:

merda2004
Jun 25th, 2007, 06:43 PM
[QUOTE=CoryAnnAvants#1;11032096]Talented British player in front of a completely vocal crowd against a player who hasn't played a match when she was healthy since March...and very well might be injured still. Under normal circumstances, Naomi would get killed. If Martina isn't 100% though, I'm sensing an upset.



no upset there...but cavaday played very well....maybe uk has another talent in their hands (besides andy)