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o0O0o
Jul 23rd, 2002, 05:05 AM
Since I'm feeling strangely positive tonight (must be karma -- but don't tell Samantha S.), I figured I'd write a tribute thread to my favorite, Martina Hingis. Hingis fans and non-Hingis fans, feel free to write something complimentary about her.

Come back soon Martina! We all love your game, as you prove that you don't need to be strong or fast to be the best tennis player on tour! We need your beautiful groundstrokes, amazing finesse, and on-court craftiness to dominate women's tennis again. After all, who doesn't like to see the smaller, weaker person pull off the win?

With a winning record against everyone and their mother, 5 GS titles (including 5 straight finals, winning four of them), 6 straight Australian Open finals, 9 doubles Grand Slams, years at #1, and the best court-sense in the history of the game, you truly are the one to beat.

Feel the positive vibes. Post something nice! :hearts:

(Oh yea, Martina, some of the guys miss your awesome bod! :lick: )

jomar
Jul 23rd, 2002, 05:23 AM
It's just great to see whenever she let the power players move from side to side....amazing stuff for a small lady like her.:angel:

ASTRID
Jul 23rd, 2002, 05:27 AM
totally with you there Jomar

Can't wait to see the Variety and skill's Marti has again :)

Keep getting better Martina The Tour needs you :)

jomar
Jul 23rd, 2002, 05:47 AM
Make a strong come back genius Marti!!!!:bounce:

o0O0o
Jul 23rd, 2002, 05:51 AM
Further proof that no one in the history of tennis can play like Martina:

Did you know that when she was young, she entered a tournament but broke her right hand? What did she do? Won the tournament playing left-handed...:eek:

:hearts: :wavey:

Buitenzorg
Jul 23rd, 2002, 05:53 AM
Martina HINGIS is The GREAT Champions


I :hearts: Martina HINGIS

ASTRID
Jul 23rd, 2002, 05:57 AM
No Doubt !

jomar
Jul 23rd, 2002, 06:18 AM
great hands.;)

kiwifan
Jul 23rd, 2002, 07:22 AM
Swiss Miss Chuckyova is the single most ruthless player on the tour. Who else would run her first round opponents side to side and back and forth all the while flashing that cold "Joker-like" grin.

She is truly the cat toying with that half dead mouse for hours on end. Unless of course she hears that Venus beat her first round opponent in 35 minutes. Then Chucky will go out and beat her opponent in 33.5 minutes.

Who else would have so much integrity for competition that once against a visibly hurting Monica Seles, she whipped her 6-0 6-0, leaving the fans to boo Monica for her pathetic effort.:p

Even though I am also a Seles fan, I was happy that there was one person out there on the tour that didn't give a crap about her history. The butt was there to be kicked and Chucky kicked it.

Chucky is also the most honest woman on the tour. Sure she was a little pre-mature throwing dirt on Graf's career and paid the ultimate price of public humiliation. Sure dumping her doubles partner for being too old was rough, but it was the truth wasn't it? She even admits that she doesn't like Anna getting more cheers than her, it should be by rankings not looks, right?

I look forward to watching her bully the less fortunate players in the early rounds like she used to. That is what I've missed in these Chucky free days.

Am I the only one who roots for both Chucky and the Sisters?

Venus v Chucky is the best semi-final possible in every tournament.

Good luck and welcome back (you know she's really not all that little guys and she hits pretty hard when she wants to).

:angel: :angel: :angel:

jomar
Jul 23rd, 2002, 07:29 AM
LMAO@kiwifan....certainly Marti has controlled your life.:p

Jamy
Jul 23rd, 2002, 02:44 PM
She is defenitly the best in the game. She might not be the strongest but she does own the game. She is the best of the best.

Daniel
Jul 23rd, 2002, 02:57 PM
Hi Jomar :kiss:

Go Martina!!!!!!

barmaid
Jul 23rd, 2002, 04:26 PM
Looking forward to Martina's return to the court 100% healthly and raring to go!!:D Heal quickly Marti, we sure missed you!!:hearts:


barmaid:wavey:

o0O0o
Jul 23rd, 2002, 08:55 PM
Nobody said YOU can't make a thread for YOUR favorite player if the enthusiam of Hingis fans bothers YOU so much.

:D That's ok, because few players are admired so much as the great Martina Hingis! So a thread about anyone else would probably drop to the bottom of the boards. :kiss:

Did you know that when Martina was 6, she could only lose to those older than 9?

-Sonic-
Jul 23rd, 2002, 09:37 PM
I had no idea about the breaking her hand/arm thing, thats amazing.

I love how she can manufacture these shots when she's in trouble or her opponent its the ball in a funny place... a swish of her hand and she's back in control. its amazing.

Martian Mel
Jul 24th, 2002, 12:17 AM
Marti is simply the best, she isn't only a tennisplayer but she is also an entertainer and i love her for that!There isn't a single boring match when Marti plays!Her smile is beautifull and she truely makes me happy when skies are gray!
We love you Marti!Come back soon!!:kiss:

heidi2
Jul 24th, 2002, 12:35 AM
Totally agree with you Barmaid !

MARTINA :kiss: :hearts: YOU !

http://photos.wtastarz.com/data/2168pv12-thumb.jpg

Daniel
Jul 24th, 2002, 01:19 AM
Martina: #1 forever

Eric_tennis
Jul 24th, 2002, 01:46 AM
I miss Martina~~~ :kiss:

I thought I'm an WTA tour fan, but I found that I'm more of Martina fan. Nowadays, I don't read news from West Bank events and others. I just visit this site to look for any updated news from Martina and sometimes Challenger events forum. I started watching ATP matches rather than WTA.

I play hard hitting tennis (with soft serve :o ), but I enjoy watching Martina's play much more than any hard-hitter's who has similar game with me. I just don't know the reason. :rolleyes:

I read a thread in "Non Tennis" section about "Martina Hingis & Michelle Kwan". I found they have one aspect in common. When I saw they playing, I got inspired by them. :hearts:
When Kwan won silver in a Olympic games 4 years ago, I got inspired by her 2nd place performance not by Ripinski's (No offence to her). I know Ripinski did more difficult jump in program,.. I thought she did very well but that's all. No inspiring stuff. And I thought Kwan did most beautiful performance and the best in my memory.

It's almost same with Martina! :D Even if she loses in the final or semi-final in GS or loses her confidence and plays somewhat defensive tennis,... I still could see some of brilliant shot from her, and that makes me her loyal fan.

Martina, Come back soon with healthy body.
We all miss you!!

:D

Daniel
Jul 24th, 2002, 01:51 AM
Hi Eric :wavey:

Nice words :kiss:

Candy946
Jul 24th, 2002, 04:20 AM
Always- Martina! :bounce:

o0O0o
Jul 24th, 2002, 04:53 AM
Martina never wins, or loses, "ugly". Everything about her game is eye candy!

jomar
Jul 24th, 2002, 05:16 AM
hello guyz!:wavey:

and her eyes are just....yummmmyyyy...:bounce::lick:

MartinaI
Jul 24th, 2002, 09:16 AM
Martina - you are quite simply the best.

I love your kind heart, how you always manage to light up children's eyes. You have such an aura!

Can't wait until your back, we miss you so much but we hope you have found great happiness with Sergio!

jomar
Jul 24th, 2002, 09:24 AM
Marti can be more happier with moi.:o

Martian Stacey
Jul 24th, 2002, 09:25 AM
I think since the first time i saw Martina play, i became a huge fan. She was just so great to watch - i'll never get tired of watching her play tennis. But as well as that, she has this amazing personality that made me admire her so much.

Come back soon Martina!

jomar
Jul 24th, 2002, 09:28 AM
I couldn't agree more Honesty. I'm proud to have witnessed this very talented tennis player.:angel:

Eric_tennis
Jul 25th, 2002, 01:56 AM
I like this thread,.... no bashers so far. :D
Hope this thread keeps going only with admirers!

Nowadays Martina doesn't play,.... so I visit interview archive site and read her interviews from 1996 in my spare time. It's another pleasure as an Martina fan. :o

Go, Martina!
:bounce:

ASTRID
Jul 25th, 2002, 05:04 AM
get well soon martina

i miss you

MARTINA FOREVER no1

jomar
Jul 25th, 2002, 10:24 AM
She's one in a million player.;):bounce::angel:

jomar
Jul 29th, 2002, 02:24 PM
stay happy and beautiful.;)

Zamboni
Jul 29th, 2002, 02:47 PM
She's one of the very few sportspeople that got me a fan the first time I saw them play! :)

Eric_tennis
Jul 30th, 2002, 03:13 AM
Any news from Martina?

I'm wondering she is still practicing on the rubberized court...?

Martina, we all miss you!
:wavey:

jomar
Jul 30th, 2002, 05:59 AM
I agree adnil...she's simply irresistible.:angel:

i wish i could answer Eric.:rolleyes: i can only say "hi eric!":wavey:

Eric_tennis
Jul 30th, 2002, 07:43 AM
Hi, jomar~ :wavey:
Thanks for your words. Hope we can hear some good news from Martina soon.

:D

ASTRID
Jul 30th, 2002, 08:00 AM
Martina Forever

get well soon Marti :)

kiwifan
May 14th, 2005, 05:02 AM
*bump*

I love my tribute to the Fallen Swiss Miss. :angel:

I'm proof that you can/could be a Chucky Lover and a Sister Fan. :cool:

I root for Sharapova too...:devil:

xin_hui
May 14th, 2005, 05:09 AM
martina:hearts: :hearts: i miss her so much:angel:

Martian Jeza
May 14th, 2005, 05:09 AM
martina:hearts: :hearts: i miss her so much:angel:

Idem : My idol :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

Vincent
May 14th, 2005, 05:17 AM
Martina and Martian are simply the best. ;)

WhatTheDeuce
May 14th, 2005, 05:21 AM
Viva Martina.

Martian Jeza
May 14th, 2005, 05:28 AM
She's retired and I hope she's enjoying her life, and I'm sure she is, Out of the WTA World.


Martina Hingis : I will always love you !

Geisha
May 14th, 2005, 05:33 AM
Oh my, I wish I had seen more of the Swiss Miss, back in the day. I've got the SF of the Australian Open in 2001 where she whipped my Baby Princess 6-1, 6-1- but, she played awesome and her topspin lobs are second to none.

She really is missed by myself and many others. I hope she comes back strong, healthy, and happy, and is able to spank some more players! :) Get that FO, Martina!

CooCooCachoo
May 14th, 2005, 07:00 AM
Martina :inlove:

Martian KC
May 14th, 2005, 07:09 AM
That was a long bump.:p

deja_entendu
May 14th, 2005, 08:25 AM
The Hingis backhand is easily the best backhand of all time. :hearts: Perhaps Chrissie's was most effective in her time, and Venus' is more powerful, but Hingis would dominate Chrissie in backhand-to-backhand exchanges in this day, and Hingis did beat Venus in most backhand exchanges. Her backhand dropshot, lobs, volley, crosscourt angles, and down the line shot were all perfectly timed and executed. And the depth she managed to get off of that side is one of the sole reasons she was able to defeat the power players time and time again.

:worship:

Calimero377
May 14th, 2005, 09:39 AM
The Hingis backhand is easily the best backhand of all time. :hearts: Perhaps Chrissie's was most effective in her time, and Venus' is more powerful, but Hingis would dominate Chrissie in backhand-to-backhand exchanges in this day, and Hingis did beat Venus in most backhand exchanges. Her backhand dropshot, lobs, volley, crosscourt angles, and down the line shot were all perfectly timed and executed. And the depth she managed to get off of that side is one of the sole reasons she was able to defeat the power players time and time again.

:worship:


Yes, and that is why she won only 2 blue-chip slams (= FO, Wim, USO) and fell to an over-the-hill veteran at FO 99.

:lol:


OMG ....

Martian Jeza
May 14th, 2005, 10:20 AM
Yes, and that is why she won only 2 blue-chip slams (= FO, Wim, USO) and fell to an over-the-hill veteran at FO 99.

:lol:


OMG ....

Why do you always need to make Hingis, Seles or wathever thread a " I want to convince myself Graff was a tennis champion " ... It's time for you to stop living in the past !

sartrista7
May 14th, 2005, 10:42 AM
Swiss Miss Chuckyova is the single most ruthless player on the tour. Who else would run her first round opponents side to side and back and forth all the while flashing that cold "Joker-like" grin.

She is truly the cat toying with that half dead mouse for hours on end. Unless of course she hears that Venus beat her first round opponent in 35 minutes. Then Chucky will go out and beat her opponent in 33.5 minutes.

Who else would have so much integrity for competition that once against a visibly hurting Monica Seles, she whipped her 6-0 6-0, leaving the fans to boo Monica for her pathetic effort.:p

Even though I am also a Seles fan, I was happy that there was one person out there on the tour that didn't give a crap about her history. The butt was there to be kicked and Chucky kicked it.

Chucky is also the most honest woman on the tour. Sure she was a little pre-mature throwing dirt on Graf's career and paid the ultimate price of public humiliation. Sure dumping her doubles partner for being too old was rough, but it was the truth wasn't it? She even admits that she doesn't like Anna getting more cheers than her, it should be by rankings not looks, right?

I look forward to watching her bully the less fortunate players in the early rounds like she used to. That is what I've missed in these Chucky free days.

Am I the only one who roots for both Chucky and the Sisters?

Venus v Chucky is the best semi-final possible in every tournament.

Good luck and welcome back (you know she's really not all that little guys and she hits pretty hard when she wants to).

:angel: :angel: :angel:

This was a brilliant read! :D

Someone needs to find those pictures of Chucky and Martina where they have exactly the same expression on their faces.

Infiniti2001
May 14th, 2005, 01:16 PM
The Hingis backhand is easily the best backhand of all time. :hearts: Perhaps Chrissie's was most effective in her time, and Venus' is more powerful, but Hingis would dominate Chrissie in backhand-to-backhand exchanges in this day, and Hingis did beat Venus in most backhand exchanges. Her backhand dropshot, lobs, volley, crosscourt angles, and down the line shot were all perfectly timed and executed. And the depth she managed to get off of that side is one of the sole reasons she was able to defeat the power players time and time again.

:worship:

Can't you appreciate Martina without referring to Venus?? :rolleyes:

barmaid
May 14th, 2005, 01:35 PM
While this is an old thread "revived" from 2002, I can't resist joining in because of my admiration for Martina:worship: and to include some information on her upcoming events - first she's going to play Sabatini in an exhibition tilt in June..then she's going to play a "Legends Match" on June 17 in Eastbourne, England along with her old doubles partner Jana Novotna, GMTV star Andrew Castle and Peter Fleming although at the tender age of 24 its hard to accept the fact that Martina is playing in the "Legends" category.:sad: .then for the month of July she joins the World Team Tennis New York Sportimes along with John McEnroe and scheduled to play quite a few matches in that league noteably against her namesake Martina Navratilova in Boston on July 7th.

So hopefully while competing in all these matches a spark will ignite to bring her back to the WTA...and what a welcome sight that will be:hearts: :kiss:

barmaid:wavey:

thelittlestelf
May 14th, 2005, 01:41 PM
Martina--EASILY the most talented player EVER! :worship: Those drop shots, those lobs, those volleys---every shot she hit was a work of art. Her serve may not have been affective, but it was pretty nonetheless ;).

Martina, I hope you come back someday! The tour just truly is not the same without you.

Billabong
May 14th, 2005, 01:57 PM
Martina is sooooooo awesome:hug: I'll always remember her, she's my favorite player EVER:worship:!!!!!!!!!!

Rub
May 14th, 2005, 03:01 PM
i think finally i have accepted her retirement.. which was actually very hard for me... i really love her and her game!

should she come back, she must have a shot at being the best! any lesser than that, staying retired still is the better option...

i don't wanna see her come back and lose to... you know these players...

Calimero377
May 14th, 2005, 08:43 PM
Why do you always need to make Hingis, Seles or wathever thread a " I want to convince myself Graff was a tennis champion " ... It's time for you to stop living in the past !


1) Who is "Graff"? A contemporary of Selles and Higgins?

2) I love living in the past. I prefer Beethoven & Mozart to B. Spears & Kylie Minogue. And red wine from 1989 to red wine from 2004.

Onyxangel
May 14th, 2005, 08:51 PM
I credit Hingis with reviving my interest in women's tennis after a long layoff... I was so stunned at how a woman so small and seemingly not even in great shape could dominate such and athletic sport like she did for a while ( a tribute to her monumental skill at the game). It was so fascinating I simply couldn't stop watching her.

Calimero377
May 14th, 2005, 08:52 PM
Martina--EASILY the most talented player EVER! :worship: Those drop shots, those lobs, those volleys---every shot she hit was a work of art. Her serve may not have been affective, but it was pretty nonetheless ;) ....

How was her talent in footwork, power forehand, serve, slice backhand, mental toughness, tactical savvy in great slam finals against great players?

Average at best.

So she won 3 AOs (least prestigious slam), 1 Wimbledon (without Graf in the draw) and 1 USO (without Graf in the draw).
She is not even top 10 in open era.

Onyxangel
May 14th, 2005, 09:01 PM
How was her talent in footwork, power forehand, serve, slice backhand, mental toughness, tactical savvy in great slam finals against great players?

Average at best.

So she won 3 AOs (least prestigious slam), 1 Wimbledon (without Graf in the draw) and 1 USO (without Graf in the draw).
She is not even top 10 in open era.

I don't think there was anything less about her talent in footwork, power forehand, serve, slice backhand, mental toughness, tactical savvy in great slam finals against great players... I simply think that her lack of physical stature or athletic ability was simply too great a liability to allow her to consistently beat truely great players in thier prime.

thelittlestelf
May 14th, 2005, 09:16 PM
How was her talent in footwork, power forehand, serve, slice backhand, mental toughness, tactical savvy in great slam finals against great players?

Average at best.

So she won 3 AOs (least prestigious slam), 1 Wimbledon (without Graf in the draw) and 1 USO (without Graf in the draw).
She is not even top 10 in open era.Blah blah blah blah Graf blah blah blah blah blah.

Calimero377
May 14th, 2005, 10:19 PM
Blah blah blah blah Graf blah blah blah blah blah.


You should be more humble, son.
Venus fans should be glad that Graf didn't play Wimbledon 2000 & 2001 ...

Martian Jeza
May 14th, 2005, 10:22 PM
1) Who is "Graff"? A contemporary of Selles and Higgins?

2) I love living in the past. I prefer Beethoven & Mozart to B. Spears & Kylie Minogue. And red wine from 1989 to red wine from 2004.

Ow, ow, ow, I'm so sorry Calimero I misspeled " Graf " ... Pls forgive me

bandabou
May 14th, 2005, 10:27 PM
Cali, Cali...you make it seem like wimbledon ' 99 Qf was a walk in the park for Steffi...plus Venus HAS beaten Steffi on ocations..

alfonsojose
May 14th, 2005, 10:30 PM
Martina :bowdown:

thelittlestelf
May 14th, 2005, 10:34 PM
You should be more humble, son.
Venus fans should be glad that Graf didn't play Wimbledon 2000 & 2001 ...What do Venus and Steffi Graf have to do with admiring Martina Hingis?

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