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hankqq
Oct 20th, 2009, 04:59 PM
:sad: it's a shame her career ended the way it did.


http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/news;_ylt=AuanAEsXN5d4BDqyNynrw3A4v7YF?slug=ap-hingis-nocomeback&prov=ap&type=lgns



Former No. 1 Hingis rules out comeback to tennis

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PARIS (AP)—Former No. 1 Martina Hingis (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/3799/;_ylt=AvOEV7KrLoaTYcHIS9k16Aggv7YF) won’t make a comeback to competitive tennis.

The 29-year old Hingis, who retired after getting a two-year ban in 2007 for testing positive for cocaine, said Tuesday in an interview with L’Equipe that she is happy with her new life.


“I’ve got a nice house, my four horses,” Hingis said. “On the tour, I had no life.”

Hingis added that even without being tested positive, she likely would have retired.

“If I had won the four Grand Slam tournaments, maybe I would have continued,” she said. “But I was on downslope. And I was suspended for two years, and that was it.”

Hingis, who spent 209 weeks at No. 1 in the women’s rankings and won five Grand Slam singles titles, said she went through hard times during her suspension.

“I didn’t have the right to play any competition, even in another Olympic sport,” she said. “I didn’t have the right to feature in equestrian competition, even at an amateur level. … I’m not sure I have completely recovered.”

Hingis added that she learned that her suspension was over on Sept. 30—her birthday—a few days after undergoing a doping test at her home.

“They thought maybe, like you, that I was planning a second comeback,” she said.

Hingis quit tennis for the first time in 2002 because of foot and leg injuries. When she returned to the circuit in 2006, Hingis reached two Grand Slam quarterfinals, won two smaller tournaments and finished the year ranked No. 7.

Привет
Oct 20th, 2009, 05:02 PM
Sad, but I think everyone knew in their hearts that we'd seen the last of her.

JackFrost
Oct 20th, 2009, 05:08 PM
Why should she bother to comeback? Comebacks are hard work, training and discipline. Martina is enjoying her life after retirement too much for that. :D

dinhd82
Oct 20th, 2009, 06:02 PM
She also "enjoyed" her 1st retirement. Martina's competitive, she needs challenge in her life. Because she couldn't compete in any sport, she competed on TV. Face Martina, please come back.

SoClose
Oct 20th, 2009, 06:08 PM
:bigclap::clap2::banana::banana:

AcesHigh
Oct 20th, 2009, 06:09 PM
Sad, but expected

Mynarco
Oct 20th, 2009, 06:10 PM
:sobbing:

HippityHop
Oct 20th, 2009, 06:47 PM
Who was expecting her to come back?

Chrissie-fan
Oct 20th, 2009, 06:49 PM
She also "enjoyed" her 1st retirement. Martina's competitive, she needs challenge in her life. Because she couldn't compete in any sport, she competed on TV. Face Martina, please come back.
If she can't do herself justice it's best that she doesn't come back. Martina herself probably feels the same way. Having said that, I think she could still do some serious damage in doubles and I would be delighted to see her play again.

And let's not forget that they humiliated her with that suspension. They didn't show any respect for her and so I understand why she doesn't want to come back. it must have left a bad taste in her mouth, and if that is the thanks she got for her contribution to the game she must feel that they can stick it where the sun don't shine - and who can blame her?

Mynarco
Oct 20th, 2009, 06:54 PM
but seriously I don't think finesse would be a problem for any player to come back. Look at Kimiko. Winning a title at 39 yrs old? come on. I hope one day martina finds her life needs some excitement and announces comeback.

Vaidisova Ruled
Oct 20th, 2009, 07:01 PM
Really sad. It' s a shame how they destroyed her career.

Optima
Oct 20th, 2009, 07:06 PM
:sobbing:

sweetpeas
Oct 20th, 2009, 08:34 PM
Hingis Take care! Your'll shining STAR!No one can take your record away from you!No doubt:wavey::kiss::bounce::worship::D:cool::):

cellophane
Oct 20th, 2009, 08:48 PM
I'm sorry, but I just don't believe Hingis wants to make the effort... If she really committed herself, she'd be right up there.

Princeza
Oct 20th, 2009, 08:54 PM
:hysteric:

markhingis
Oct 20th, 2009, 09:28 PM
the worst thing is that ban excluded her even from equestrian competition. they ruined her provate life. It was not just an ordinary ban, someone up there meant to destroy her socially...

BournemouthBoy
Oct 20th, 2009, 09:30 PM
one of the best players ever to grace a tennis court imo, shame her career had to end so early, the comeback was a disaster

Slutati
Oct 20th, 2009, 09:30 PM
Come back, Martina. Don't be a bitch. :sad:

dinhd82
Oct 20th, 2009, 09:31 PM
If she can't do herself justice it's best that she doesn't come back. Martina herself probably feels the same way. Having said that, I think she could still do some serious damage in doubles and I would be delighted to see her play again.

And let's not forget that they humiliated her with that suspension. They didn't show any respect for her and so I understand why she doesn't want to come back. it must have left a bad taste in her mouth, and if that is the thanks she got for her contribution to the game she must feel that they can stick it where the sun don't shine - and who can blame her?

True, humiliation is horrible but she can do so much more and then retire with some dignity if anything in the end.

Martian Jeza
Oct 20th, 2009, 09:39 PM
Clever decision by Martina Hingis ! She should come back to the tour when the WTA and the ITF let her down big time and threw her to the dustbin without respect ? Of course not ! I didn't expect her to comeback anyway, it has been clear on my mind since a long time. What she gave me as a fan is priceless and unforgetable. She will stay 4-ever my idol and princess. She deserves a great life outside the hypocrite tennisworld. I hope she will start building a family soon and teaching Swiss children how to play tennis. Have fun with your horses. All the best Martina, I always will respect you and love you.

thrust
Oct 20th, 2009, 09:53 PM
Really sad. It' s a shame how they destroyed her career.

They did not destroy her career, but they did tarnish her reputation by treating her so shabbily. Very strange and unfair treatment, for no apparent reason.

LeonHart
Oct 20th, 2009, 09:56 PM
She'll be remembered for a long long time in the tennis world. There was no doubt in my mind she would not come back, especially after what they did to her. Enjoy life outside tennis Martina :wavey:

matthias
Oct 20th, 2009, 09:59 PM
sounds like she has enough money for her cocaine, so she don´t need to comeback

LoveFifteen
Oct 20th, 2009, 10:14 PM
:sobbing:

teddyboysmith2
Oct 20th, 2009, 10:19 PM
if her performance on strictly come dancing was anything to go by probably best she dont make a comeback!

cn ireland
Oct 20th, 2009, 11:07 PM
Not surprising but still disappointing:sad:!

hdfb
Oct 20th, 2009, 11:35 PM
Sad, but I think everyone knew in their hearts that we'd seen the last of her.
:sobbing:

Wannabeknowitall
Oct 21st, 2009, 12:04 AM
I just heard the bad news on Pardon The Interruption.

Women's tennis without the swiss miss is like having sex without foreplay.


Wawrinka's ass.

slamchamp
Oct 21st, 2009, 12:11 AM
They didn't let her compete in other sports?? :mad: those people treat those athletes like criminals:fiery:

delicatecutter
Oct 21st, 2009, 12:19 AM
Really wish she was coming back instead of Henin. :bigcry:

goldenlox
Oct 21st, 2009, 03:36 AM
It's a lot of work. You have to be very motivated to keep playing after you've made a lot of money, and realize how easy a life you can live

Miranda
Oct 21st, 2009, 04:44 AM
She also "enjoyed" her 1st retirement. Martina's competitive, she needs challenge in her life. Because she couldn't compete in any sport, she competed on TV. Face Martina, please come back.
agreed with you, she is a competitive person, sadly things did not go too well when she came back in 2006, otherwise she would have continued :wavey:

Seyz
Oct 21st, 2009, 06:31 AM
I definitely believe if hingis came back she would be top 10, it was so easy for her to get right back into the Top 10 when she made her 1st comeback. Even after all these years, I have no doubt that she would wipe the floor with many current players.

goldenlox
Oct 21st, 2009, 11:28 AM
Problem is most of these players wipe the floor with themselves.
We just had a Super Tier I, a $775,ooo for the winner. Maria and Serena were 1 match from playing each other.
Maria lost to Peng and Serena lost to Nadia.
Hingis has to see what's going on.

She is ready to enjoy the easy life.

Andreas
Oct 21st, 2009, 11:34 AM
Oh, too bad.

tobe
Oct 21st, 2009, 11:52 AM
too bad but expected...
And to think that Gasquet got away with his coke-scandal so easily while Martina got banned for 2 years still makes me angry!

Stevecw
Oct 21st, 2009, 12:50 PM
Thats bad news to hear it confirmed :sobbing:
But its what most of us expected.

Good to hear she is enjoying her easy life away from tennis anyway :)

barmaid
Oct 21st, 2009, 02:25 PM
Certainly Martina's brand of tennis will be missed on the tour,:sad: hers was so unique, using so much finesse and guile her tennis skills will forever be uncomparable but she leaves behind an amazing career and I'm sure she will be inducted into the Hall of Fame soon. :worship: Yes, Martina's career ended on a sour note but she makes the right decision in not returning...she loved tennis...but the authorities gave her a raw deal so now she's happy to pursue other things that I hope will end in marriage and family and future little Martina's to grace the courts!:hearts::kiss::worship:

Barmaid:wavey:

slamchamp
Oct 21st, 2009, 03:01 PM
Certainly Martina's brand of tennis will be missed on the tour,:sad: hers was so unique, using so much finesse and guile her tennis skills will forever be uncomparable but she leaves behind an amazing career and I'm sure she will be inducted into the Hall of Fame soon. :worship: Yes, Martina's career ended on a sour note but she makes the right decision in not returning...she loved tennis...but the authorities gave her a raw deal so now she's happy to pursue other things that I hope will end in marriage and family and future little Martina's to grace the courts!:hearts::kiss::worship:

Barmaid:wavey:Slamcamp:wavey:

pascal77
Oct 21st, 2009, 03:12 PM
Expected, if Hingis makes another comeback, it means the ban by ITF is justified. so Hingis just wont let such thing happen, and making no another comeback is the best reply to that stupid ban by ITF . By the way, how can ITF prohibit Hingis from entering any stadium to watch any sportS. Hingis had become an ordinary person, not a tennis player ruled by ITF after she announced her retirement, so you cant stop an ordinary person from doing any legal thing. i was just wondering what if Hingis doesnt follow ITF's orders ? whether ITF will threaten to take away all the achievement of Hingis by saying she got that by cheating?I dont know much about the law, but i guess what ITF has done is just against the law. shame on this shabby and shitty organization, someone should do something to overthrow this illgeal organization.
One thing keeping bothering me is that Hingis's team, for many years, hasnt done any right decision for Hingis. Hingis wasted 4 years outside the court during 2002-2006, the best times for a tennis player, and she didnt make a right decision about her hip injury and returned to the court in a hurry, only resulting in some unacceptable losses and a horrendous ban in 2007. Her lawyer didnt do anything constructive for Hingis when the latter was faced with a possible ban, but only suggesting Hingis to retire to save her money. It seem that for many years.Hingis has only been surrounded by a bunch of idiots ranging from her doctor to her lawyer.I just cant understand, any player's team can be even worse than Hingis's .?

irinska
Oct 21st, 2009, 08:07 PM
Pascal, you're 100% right, Martina's team is really awful, they're just using her.