Jul 21st, 2002, 06:31 AM
Not long now, untill the much anticipated return of Martina Hingis. Even if she misses the US open she should be ready to play in the Indoor Tournaments at the end of the year :wavey:

More news on Martina's comeback
By: Martin Gray
Date: July 20, 2002, 5:17am

The prospect of Martina back on the tour in the near future is
becoming more and more a reality. She is planning a
comeback at the US Open, but even if she just misses out on
that target, then it's looking almost certain that she'll be able
to play the indoor tournaments at the end of the year.

Its something that all true tennis fans should celebrate, as there's no doubt that when
Martina is missing from tennis, it just isn't the same.

According to Swiss newspaper "Blick". Martina is practising three or four hours a day
and although her ankle is slightly swollen after the operation couple of months ago, as
well as her on court practice, she is managing to cycle, to swim and also even try
some roller blading, so that shows that her ankle is mending extremely well.

The surface at her home in Saddlebrook, Florida that she's been practising on, is a
soft rubberized surface to ease stress on her ankle, the surface is probably very
similar to that used at the Australian Open. Although in the next few days Martina is
planning to move onto hard courts.

Martina is still understandingly a little cautious about her ankle saying "I have to be
careful not to put too much stress on it"

She won't be back in the next few weeks, she might miss her third Grand Slam of this
year, but it won't be long till that familiar beaming smile will be back on court, to once
again try to stop the bigger hitters in the game.

Jul 21st, 2002, 06:33 AM
Martina forever

lrg bllt
Jul 21st, 2002, 06:36 AM
she'll be back soon, yay! :bounce:

Jul 21st, 2002, 07:02 AM
oh yeah play on a rubberized surface like australian open which has been known to CAUSE many injuries. LOL.


Jul 21st, 2002, 07:37 AM
I :hearts: Martina HINGIS

Jul 21st, 2002, 08:12 AM
hehe lol me too :)

Jul 21st, 2002, 08:47 AM
:bounce: :D

Jul 21st, 2002, 09:14 AM
It sounds like that day is very almost coming

Jul 21st, 2002, 09:20 AM
Keep going Marti!!!!!!!!:bounce:

Jul 21st, 2002, 09:36 AM
proud to be a marti parti member

Jul 21st, 2002, 02:37 PM
*only* like 5 weeks to go!


Jul 21st, 2002, 02:55 PM
Viva la Martinaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Jul 22nd, 2002, 04:46 AM
Pic of Marti winning a match we will see this again soon

Venus Forever
Jul 22nd, 2002, 05:26 AM
I am not a real fan of Hingis, but I am glad she is going to be back soon!! She is a good player to have on the tour!!

lrg bllt
Jul 22nd, 2002, 11:51 AM
Let's hope she's better in time for the US Open :D:bounce::kiss:

Martian Mel
Jul 22nd, 2002, 12:19 PM
great pics astrid:kiss:

The waiting is 'almost' over :bounce:

lrg bllt
Jul 22nd, 2002, 12:35 PM
hehe 'almost' :)

Jul 22nd, 2002, 02:45 PM
Great news, she is missed!

Jul 22nd, 2002, 02:54 PM
I join all the others on this board with great anticipation of Martina's return but I am a little concerned that she still is experiencing some swelling in her ankle..and if that persists ..she should wait until she is 100% with no after effects whatsoever!! Continued good luck with your rehab Marti and return healthly and strong!!:D


Jul 23rd, 2002, 05:11 AM
yeh me too barmaid, I hope the swelling goes down and she's fit to play for the US open :)

Jul 23rd, 2002, 05:19 AM
I want her back 1000% fully fit, so I can wait forever.:angel:

lrg bllt
Jul 23rd, 2002, 06:20 AM
I agree with jomar :)

Jul 23rd, 2002, 06:26 AM
hehe me too

what part of Australia you from samantha ?
Im from Melbourne Vic