PDA

View Full Version : Nottingham Exo: Michaella Krajicek def. Martina Hingis 6-4, 6-4


Ciarán
Jun 11th, 2010, 07:41 PM
Even if you were planning to, don't even bother coming back Martina :happy:

mckyle.
Jun 11th, 2010, 07:42 PM
Let's not forget, she lost to WEINGARTNER before she officially came back last time :lol:

AnnaK_4ever
Jun 11th, 2010, 07:43 PM
Grass is Hingis' worst surface and Krajicek's best so...

joão.
Jun 11th, 2010, 07:46 PM
Any reports on this match?

croat123
Jun 11th, 2010, 07:51 PM
i'd say that's a promising scoreline

RenaSlam.
Jun 11th, 2010, 07:52 PM
Don't return, Martina. PLEASE.

Olórin
Jun 11th, 2010, 07:54 PM
Wingis. :shrug:

Miss Amor
Jun 11th, 2010, 07:54 PM
Thats not a bad scoreline for Martina, she should definitely try to make a comeback.

hingisGOAT
Jun 11th, 2010, 07:57 PM
Don't return, Martina. PLEASE.

But you're in every Hingis thread :wavey: It's clear you love Hingis, or at least love talking about her :hearts:

Polikarpov
Jun 11th, 2010, 07:58 PM
Are you sure it's Michaella, and not Richard? :lol:

I don't think it's a bad scoreline either. And I believe she's leaning more toward a doubles only comeback anyway.

Chorophyll
Jun 11th, 2010, 08:03 PM
Stay at home Martina. :sobbing: I oh w...:sobbing:

spencercarlos
Jun 11th, 2010, 08:06 PM
Stay at home Martina. :sobbing: I oh w...:sobbing:
Pathetic result :p
I Wonder how easily she´ll lose with Kournikova against some oldies at Wimbledon.. Then Venus and Serena :sad:

irinska
Jun 11th, 2010, 08:17 PM
You're reading too much in theses results. Till last week Martina was riding in a show jumping events in France. Don't worry for WTT season she'll be in form.

Marcelo.
Jun 11th, 2010, 08:17 PM
Oh no :sad:

Elwin.
Jun 11th, 2010, 08:19 PM
MichaellaGOAT :bowdown: :inlove:


http://twitter.com/MisaKrajicek
I beat Martina Hingis 6-4,6-4!! Wow!! She is still hitting the ball good!!
about 1 hour ago via mobile web

Ciarán
Jun 11th, 2010, 08:21 PM
Grass is Hingis' worst surface and Krajicek's best so...

...Martinas achievements on grass thump Krajiceks a ten fold :lol:

You're reading too much in theses results. Till last week Martina was riding in a show jumping events in France. Don't worry for WTT season she'll be in form.

I'm not reading too much into anything. I don't give a fuck about either of these players or the result :lol:

Polikarpov
Jun 11th, 2010, 08:21 PM
You're reading too much in theses results. Till last week Martina was riding in a show jumping events in France. Don't worry for WTT season she'll be in form.

Yeah I've seen the photos. She looked great.:hearts:

How many show jumping events has she been on?

Anabelcroft
Jun 11th, 2010, 09:12 PM
Let's not forget, she lost to WEINGARTNER before she officially came back last time :lol:

Well,this was not an exo,but official tournament in Pataya as far as I remember...

petkoan
Jun 11th, 2010, 09:15 PM
Not bad at all if you ask me. If she hang on with this girl in two set loss I guess with some proper training she might soon easily trash her.

cellophane
Jun 11th, 2010, 09:33 PM
Michaella did make the quarters at Wimby in 2006 or 2007 right? :scratch:

Misa&andylover
Jun 11th, 2010, 09:45 PM
Misa :cheer:

Misa&andylover
Jun 11th, 2010, 09:46 PM
Michaella did make the quarters at Wimby in 2006 or 2007 right? :scratch:


2007 ;)

mckyle.
Jun 11th, 2010, 09:50 PM
Well,this was not an exo,but official tournament in Pataya as far as I remember...

You're crazy if you don't think Martina took this exo seriously. She's that kind of person.

#1SteffiGraf#1
Jun 11th, 2010, 10:02 PM
You guys are insane if you read anything into her losing this.

Are you gonna tell me with a decent training, and getting fitter, she wont be able to make her shots she used to make? She is incredibly smart, and has pair of best hands in WTA history. It's all a matter of getting sharp again. Calm down, haters...With proper training, she would be a top 10-20 player again for sure. It's all a matter if she WANTS TO.

CoryAnnAvants#1
Jun 11th, 2010, 10:13 PM
Considering that Martina is reportedly looking into a doubles only comeback, I wouldn't read too much into her singles results this tournament. One would assume that Martina is smart enough to know that her slam winning singles days are long gone, but she could still be a major force on the doubles court.

cellophane
Jun 11th, 2010, 10:17 PM
Considering that Martina is reportedly looking into a doubles only comeback, I wouldn't read too much into her singles results this tournament. One would assume that Martina is smart enough to know that her slam winning singles days are long gone, but she could still be a major force on the doubles court.


Why would they be long gone? Schiavone just won a slam... Hingis could have beaten the same players (well the way Stosur played).

Ryan
Jun 11th, 2010, 10:24 PM
Why would they be long gone? Schiavone just won a slam... Hingis could have beaten the same players (well the way Stosur played).



:sobbing: I never thought of that. I dont want to.

:shrug: Not a good match, but its only an Exho. She'll either work hard to get better, or be happy with that and still do well in doubles.

fouc
Jun 11th, 2010, 10:58 PM
oopsies!

Chorophyll
Jun 11th, 2010, 11:14 PM
Why would they be long gone? Schiavone just won a slam... Hingis could have beaten the same players (well the way Stosur played).

:sobbing: but by the time Martina sorts herself out most everyone will magically be playing well again like in 2006.

cellophane
Jun 11th, 2010, 11:25 PM
:sobbing: but by the time Martina sorts herself out most everyone will magically be playing well again like in 2006.

2006? The year the WS were "off"? Could have probably won AO that year... of course Kim was in her way. OK, I'll stop :p

Carotastrophe
Jun 12th, 2010, 01:36 AM
Well, Hingis first match from a comeback was not that good last time

meteor
Jun 12th, 2010, 01:39 AM
not too bad a result for hingis, given how long she's been out.

Joana
Jun 12th, 2010, 01:52 AM
2006? The year the WS were "off"? Could have probably won AO that year... of course Kim was in her way. OK, I'll stop :p

You mean, Kim who was battling 7-8 carrer-ending injuries at the time?
Hingis never came close to winning a Slam in her comeback. And they way she played in her Slam losses would make her lose to Schiavone in straight sets in this year's RG final.

cellophane
Jun 12th, 2010, 03:13 AM
You mean, Kim who was battling 7-8 carrer-ending injuries at the time?

That's exactly what I'm saying... she should have taken advantage. Maybe she couldn't beat Kim, but she could beat everyone in Schiavone's draw.


Hingis never came close to winning a Slam in her comeback. And they way she played in her Slam losses would make her lose to Schiavone in straight sets in this year's RG final.

She did have good wins & tournaments (Rome, Tokyo)... She has a winning H2H over Schiavone... :shrug: Sure, she has bad losses in slams, but with a draw like Schiavone's, I don't see why she couldn't win. You seriously don't think she would have beaten Wozniacki and an injured Dementieva on clay?

metamorpha
Jun 12th, 2010, 03:26 AM
Hingis is very talented and consistent, if she comes back she will enter top 10 again within a year. It's not a difficult challenge for her. Winning a slam, however, is very tough task.

Caralenko
Jun 12th, 2010, 03:39 AM
Keep it to doubles please Wingis :tears:

Anabelcroft
Jun 12th, 2010, 03:44 AM
You're crazy if you don't think Martina took this exo seriously. She's that kind of person.

That's why I was referring to the fact that people mix exo with an official tournament...even though it was Pataya...

égalité
Jun 12th, 2010, 06:32 AM
Wingis Losegis :weirdo:

Clearly she's just conserving her energy for RG 2011. :sobbing:

chantie
Jun 12th, 2010, 08:14 AM
Misa:worship::bounce::angel:

Serenita
Jun 12th, 2010, 08:21 AM
Misa:worship::bounce::angel:


Ben je hier nou echt tevreden over :lol:

propi
Jun 12th, 2010, 08:27 AM
She has a winning H2H over Schiavone...
So did Stosur ;)
But then again, look at the final :p

Amalgamate
Jun 12th, 2010, 08:31 AM
:o I thought we got rid of her?

Sander.
Jun 12th, 2010, 08:32 AM
What's Krajicek doing on a exo :weirdo:

She has better things to do.

Amalgamate
Jun 12th, 2010, 08:34 AM
What's Krajicek doing on a exo :weirdo:

She has better things to do.

:scratch: Like..?

Sander.
Jun 12th, 2010, 08:39 AM
:scratch: Like..?

Rest and train with Wimbledon coming, this matches aren't necessary to play. :shrug:
A match against Hingis... practising on her weakness would be much better for her at the moment.

Amalgamate
Jun 12th, 2010, 08:41 AM
Rest with Wimbledon coming, this matches aren't necessary to play. :shrug:

Practice match on grass with Martina + extra money > "resting" for Wimbledon.

Sander.
Jun 12th, 2010, 08:42 AM
Everybody knows how quick she's injured, she has to be careful with her slight ankle injury, but you don't know anything about it looks like :rolleyes:

I edited my post, please response on that one.

tom62
Jun 12th, 2010, 09:28 AM
i like the adidas wears by martina :) :)
again 12 match on grass for martina in june :worship::worship::worship:

misa talk on martina : :) :) :)
I beat Martina Hingis 6-4,6-4!! Wow!! She is still hitting the ball good!! Having dinner with @AllistairMcCaw, Richard, Martina Hingis, etc.

cellophane
Jun 12th, 2010, 12:33 PM
So did Stosur ;)
But then again, look at the final :p

Yeah, but Hingis is a far more experienced player than Stosur in Slam finals. :)

ElusiveChanteuse
Jun 12th, 2010, 12:34 PM
Misa :cheer:

Olórin
Jun 12th, 2010, 02:14 PM
That's exactly what I'm saying... she should have taken advantage. Maybe she couldn't beat Kim, but she could beat everyone in Schiavone's draw.


The reason she didn't do better in slams in her comeback and the reason she wouldn't have won like Schiavone did at the FO is not because of what is obviously the ability of an all-time great, but because her game has lacked passion and conviction since the 2001 Australian Open if not even before then. When you look at Fran, her passion, and how inspired she was in the French Final - you wonder whether Hingis could bring that to the court again.

Duramont
Jun 12th, 2010, 02:16 PM
Misa is good on grass :cheer:

Too bad she can't play at her home event because of Wimby quali.

brickhousesupporter
Jun 12th, 2010, 02:19 PM
I wish Martina the best.....part of me wants Venus to at least even her head to head with her.

Slutati
Jun 12th, 2010, 03:15 PM
Wingis fail. :tears:

But please do come back, Martina.

spencercarlos
Jun 12th, 2010, 03:51 PM
The reason she didn't do better in slams in her comeback and the reason she wouldn't have won like Schiavone did at the FO is not because of what is obviously the ability of an all-time great, but because her game has lacked passion and conviction since the 2001 Australian Open if not even before then. When you look at Fran, her passion, and how inspired she was in the French Final - you wonder whether Hingis could bring that to the court again.
Sorry but Schiavone won because of a great draw. Had she faced Serena, Henin, or even Sharapova, Jankovic or Venus she would not be holding that title. IMO.
She could be well inpired but her game is not enough to beat these great players, especially at a slam IMO.

Anyway this kind of tennis "accidents" happen from time to time. See Gaudio winning in 2004, on his only grand slam SF and Final appearence. Same as Thomas Johansson at the Australian Open 2002 who took out Safin, who was the one who beat Sampras, along the way... while Johanson beat no one of real importance in his side of the draw. Even Wozniacki who served for the first set against Kim at the Usopen final last year could have been another one :tape:. This seems to be a trend for the years to come on the women´s side.

Chorophyll
Jun 12th, 2010, 03:54 PM
Sorry but Schiavone won because of a great draw. Had she faced Serena, Henin, or even Sharapova, Jankovic or Venus she would not be holding that title. IMO.
She could be well inpired but her game is not enough to beat these great players, especially at a slam IMO.

Anyway this kind of tennis "accidents" happen from time to time. See Gaudio winning in 2004, on his only grand slam SF and Final appearence. Same as Thomas Johansson at the Australian Open 2004 who took out Safin, who was the one who beat Sampras, along the way... while Johanson beat no one of real importance in his side of the draw :tape:.

Sampras played the 2004 Australian Open? :bowdown:

Mrs. Dimitrova
Jun 12th, 2010, 03:56 PM
Sampras played the 2004 Australian Open? :bowdown:

I think he meant 2002. :o

spencercarlos
Jun 12th, 2010, 04:01 PM
I think he meant 2002. :o
Exactly! Thank you already corrected the typo! :rolleyes:

King Halep
Jun 12th, 2010, 05:52 PM
Michaella :worship::worship:

thrust
Jun 12th, 2010, 07:00 PM
Don't return, Martina. PLEASE.

Hingis-Davenport doubles team at Wimbledon, or anywhere else?

Muffin the Mule
Jun 12th, 2010, 09:51 PM
Olga Savchuk d. Martina Hingis 6-2 4-6 10-5 :help:

Sammo
Jun 12th, 2010, 10:13 PM
Don't return, Martina. PLEASE.

Please Serena, retire!! leave the game alone!! let people whos tennis is beautiful to save the game!!

PLP
Jun 12th, 2010, 10:56 PM
Olga Savchuk d. Martina Hingis 6-2 4-6 10-5 :help:

Actually that isn't too bad. Hasn't Martina only been training for about a week.
:lol:

I would still love it if she came back in whatever capacity but she is obviously just getting her feet wet.

Olórin
Jun 12th, 2010, 11:01 PM
let people whos tennis is beautiful to save the game!!

This doesn't make any sense.

Sammo
Jun 12th, 2010, 11:08 PM
ohhh sorry!! not all of us have been bornt in an english speaking country! :happy:

tom62
Jun 13th, 2010, 02:12 AM
martina very fit on pictures , and no training for nottingham masters because in april/may 2010 she was in france for 4 showjumpin event ( vidauban , fontainebleau , palaiseau and laboissiere )

report :

Savchuk beats Hingis in thrilling match

Former World No. 1 Martina Hingis has once again proved the right to be called a legend despite only being 29, although she lost to Ukrainian Olga Savchuk in three sets at the Nottingham Masters today.

The pair were a great match for each other, producing some stunning rallies and keeping the crowds guessing until the final minute. Hingis, who is making her professional comeback in the legends doubles at Wimbledon, was able to take the second set off the World No. 149 but in the end Savchuk proved to be too much on the day. The match ended 6:2 4:6 10:5 after a thrilling super tie-break in the third set. After the match, Savchuk said that “it was always my dream to play against Martina, as she has influenced my professional career.”

Day Three also saw Mikael Pernfors beat Jeremy Bates and Barry Cowan surpisingly winning against former Wimbledon Champion Richard Krajicek.

Tickets for the Sunday are still available and can be purchased from the box office tomorrow.

http://www.nottinghammasters.co.uk/default.phuse


this sunday : Martina Hingis vs. Michaella Krajicek

wow 4 matchs in 4 days :) :)

Xian
Jun 13th, 2010, 02:49 AM
if she tried her best then she should avoid a comeback. Losing to Krajicek is just awful and pathetic

Kworb
Jun 13th, 2010, 02:59 AM
Let's not forget how bad Clijsters looked in her Wimbledon exo before her comeback.

spencercarlos
Jun 13th, 2010, 03:06 AM
Let's not forget how bad Clijsters looked in her Wimbledon exo before her comeback.
She beat Graf 6-4 :confused:

JamieOwen3
Jun 13th, 2010, 03:55 AM
the losses like these mean nothing it's an exhibition after all. what she has achieved won't be taken away by this u know :p i hope she atleast thinks about making a return to doubles just look at lindsay matina and drag anna back to doubles with you to please :hearts: remember the days
Lfa46sV44VQ

LeonHart
Jun 13th, 2010, 06:48 AM
She beat Graf 6-4 :confused:

Should have beaten Graf 6-0 :p

sandv1
Jun 13th, 2010, 07:48 AM
http://twitter.com/MisaKrajicek

...now following. :yeah: Thanks!

JamieOwen3
Jun 13th, 2010, 08:00 AM
she's not following serena,roddick,venus and caro well it could be cuz she doesn't give a shiznik what they tweet about :lol:

markhingis
Jun 13th, 2010, 09:07 AM
the losses like these mean nothing it's an exhibition after all. what she has achieved won't be taken away by this u know :p i hope she atleast thinks about making a return to doubles just look at lindsay matina and drag anna back to doubles with you to please :hearts: remember the days
Lfa46sV44VQ

I miss them so much!!!

JamieOwen3
Jun 13th, 2010, 09:31 AM
I miss them so much!!!

right there with you!!!! here's another memory of both 2000 Chase Championship Semifinal singles which some nice tennis was played in with a lot of variety.


KDzxYMltOJU

chantie
Jun 13th, 2010, 04:56 PM
Misa beat Hingis again today!! Got it from her twitter..she did't write the score!!

Misa:angel:

tom62
Jun 14th, 2010, 09:27 AM
now martina will playing at liverpool ( 16/20 june ) :) :) http://www.liverpooltennis.co.uk/

Daniel K
Jun 14th, 2010, 10:15 AM
Misa beat Hingis again today!! Got it from her twitter..she did't write the score!!

Misa:angel:

Hingis won a set this time ;) At least she's improving. Who are her opponents in Liverpool or is it just doubles?

*edit* Looks like some young juniors. Bouchard, A. Bogdan and Eikeri. Should have a better time this week :)

tom62
Jun 15th, 2010, 09:01 AM
interesting article for liverpool exhibitions :worship::worship::worship:


Borg urges Martina Hingis to make Grand Slam comeback


ORGANISER of the Liverpool International, Anders Borg, watched Francesca Schiavone win the French Open last weekend – and immediately urged Martina Hingis to fill in the only blank in her own Grand Slam record.
Hingis, winner of every Grand Slam crown except Paris, is returning to Merseyside next week for her second year at the Liverpool International. She will also play the Wimbledon Senior Doubles this summer alongside Anna Kournikova.
But Borg believes Hingis still has the game to shake up the WTA rankings once again.
“She’s still only 29 and every time I talk to her I say to her ‘Make a real comeback! Do it again!’ :) :) :)
“If she did come back properly I’m convinced she could get into the top 10 and get rid of all the talk about this and that.
“You saw at the French Open a 29-year old Italian suddenly playing the best tennis of her life and Martina can do the same.
“We’ll see what we can do with her when she’s here!”
By ‘this and that’ Borg was delicately referring to the positive test for cocaine which hastened Hingis’ retirement in 2007.
She denied using the drug and after serving a two-year ban has refused to return to the Grand Slam circuit
But she did hint earlier this year that the idea hadn’t totally been extinguished.
“There’s a spark. If it was played in the backyard,” Hingis said from her home in Switzerland, “then I’d probably think about it twice.”
The five time Major singles titlist in Australia, USA and Wimbledon, but famously not Paris, played World Team Tennis in 2005 – in preparation for her first return to tour.
Hingis originally burst onto the tennis scene by becoming the youngest woman ever to win a Wimbledon title.

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/tennis/2010/06/10/borg-urges-martina-hingis-to-make-grand-slam-comeback-100252-26624350/

Bezz
Jun 15th, 2010, 06:06 PM
she could easily give it ago for another 2/3 years, retire at 31/32 :)

tom62
Jun 15th, 2010, 07:50 PM
great news martina will return in double after the wtt ( for us open ) interview today with martina in liverpool :) :)

Martina Hingis considers return to WTA Tour in doubles
Martina Hingis, five-time Grand Slam singles winner and former world No. 1, might be ready to return to the WTA Tour after a three-year hiatus.
On a conference call Tuesday to talk about World TeamTennis, Hingis said that she was not considering a comeback in singles, but that she has been having conversations about a return to doubles. She mentioned Lindsay Davenport as a possible partner.


"I had some conversations, and I'll see her at Wimbledon, and we'll see where we take it from there," Hingis said.



Hingis will play Legends Doubles at Wimbledon with Anna Kournikova, whom she previously partnered with for two Australian Open doubles titles. When asked if Kournikova would be a potential partner for the doubles' comeback, Hingis didn't rule it out. She said they, too, have been talking.

Davenport, who has won three Grand Slam singles titles herself as well as an Olympic gold medal, would be an interesting partner for Hingis. The two have only played doubles once together, but their singles careers overlapped quite a bit. Hingis and Davenport played each other 25 times in their careers, with Davenport owning a 14-11 advantage in the rivalry.

"We've been around for a long time, pretty much the same time at the top," Hingis said. "We've had some great matches, (like the 1997) semifinals at the US Open."

Hingis will play a full season with World TeamTennis this year. The season begins July 5.
http://www.usatoday.com/sports/tennis/2010...rs-return_N.htm

Larrybidd
Jun 15th, 2010, 08:09 PM
Why would they be long gone? Schiavone just won a slam... Hingis could have beaten the same players (well the way Stosur played).

Because she just lost is straights to somebody who is not nearly as good as even Schiavone! Hingis would have to completely change the way shes trained her entire career to have a chance to fight her way back into the top 20 (and I'm being generous), and she's shown no indication she's willing to work that hard at it. She doesn't serve well enough to play at the top of today's sport, the way its played today.

It one thing to say, "Chucky, come back. I want to see you play again, with no expectations". But to actually think she can compete at the top of the sport again is delusional. God Bless her tho, if she wants to try. The beauty of sport is the results will tell whether u belong or not.

spencercarlos
Jun 15th, 2010, 08:36 PM
Because she just lost is straights to somebody who is not nearly as good as even Schiavone! Hingis would have to completely change the way shes trained her entire career to have a chance to fight her way back into the top 20 (and I'm being generous), and she's shown no indication she's willing to work that hard at it. She doesn't serve well enough to play at the top of today's sport, the way its played today.

It one thing to say, "Chucky, come back. I want to see you play again, with no expectations". But to actually think she can compete at the top of the sport again is delusional. God Bless her tho, if she wants to try. The beauty of sport is the results will tell whether u belong or not.
What a ridiculous comment. Hingis had to fight her way against a better field in 2006-2007 and she got as high as 6th in the world.

This ridiculous talk was the same when she retired in 2002, Hingis is done, She can´t handle the power of today´s players, she will never get into the top ten and so on.. Those were the comments back then..

When she cameback she challenged almost everyone (DNP Serena) at the top.

If Schiavonne did it, Hingis can as well. Just needs that same luck of a draw IMO :lol:.....

AcesHigh
Jun 15th, 2010, 08:41 PM
Hingis can def win the French. She needs to definitely train better this time and stay focused. She didn't play too well in her last comeback... well she made it to top 10 but she could have made top 5 if she had played as well as we all know she can.


A Hingis-Davenport pairing would be awesome though. Imagine them playing the WS :hearts:

LeonHart
Jun 15th, 2010, 08:42 PM
What a ridiculous comment. Hingis had to fight her way against a better field in 2006-2007 and she got as high as 6th in the world.

This ridiculous talk was the same when she retired in 2002, Hingis is done, She can´t handle the power of today´s players, she will never get into the top ten and so on.. Those were the comments back then..

When she cameback she challenged almost everyone (DNP Serena) at the top.

If Schiavonne did it, Hingis can as well. Just needs that same luck of a draw IMO :lol:.....

Yep, that's what all the haters were saying. "Hingis wouldn't even crack the top 100!" LOL. She sure proved them wrong in her comeback.

JamieOwen3
Jun 15th, 2010, 08:50 PM
oh i hope she comes back please martina id be the happiest person ever even if it was in doubles i don't care and i hope anna returns to 2 but she would have to gain a few pounds of muscle because she lost it all when she stopped playing.

spencercarlos
Jun 15th, 2010, 09:19 PM
oh i hope she comes back please martina id be the happiest person ever even if it was in doubles i don't care and i hope anna returns to 2 but she would have to gain a few pounds of muscle because she lost it all when she stopped playing.
I would not be so thrilled about Anna´s coming back. I don´t even see them winning the "oldies" doubles at Wimbledon...

But Hingis/Davenport as doubles partners, that would be something :bounce:

LudwigDvorak
Jun 15th, 2010, 09:44 PM
She would need to make the same improvements in her game that she was lacking before to compete. Her serve was better in 2006, but still not good enough. Her forehand is still ineffective and not being struck as early and purposeful as her peak years, but that could be attributed to the power quotient.

:sad: Wingis.

hingisGOAT
Jun 15th, 2010, 09:50 PM
I'm not sure her serve was better when she returned; she added some slight oomph to it, but peak Hingis would have 70-80% 1st serve percentage... I think the higher percentage worked better for her.

Yorker
Jun 15th, 2010, 09:51 PM
What I love about people saying she has no chance is that this happened in her first match back last time when people actually thought she was going to lose to vento kabchi then she goes out and thrashes her. Look, i'm not being dumb here to think she'd come out and dominate but if Schiavone can win the french with not the biggest power shots out there then Martina can as well. Never underestimate grand slam champions coming back. It happens every time, people thinking bartoli would beat Clijsters in cincy...nope.

phelbyn
Jun 15th, 2010, 09:51 PM
Grass is Hingis' worst surface and Krajicek's best so...

For goodness sakes: Krajicek is an actual tour player... she plays all the time! Hingis hasn't played a tour level match in almost three years or so! Good on ya Hingis! To be 29 and play a tour professional after a three year absence and on your worst surface: YOU STILL ROCK HINGIS!!!!!!!!!!

manu32
Jun 15th, 2010, 10:14 PM
Blast From The Past,please,mods??

tom62
Jun 16th, 2010, 02:03 PM
http://twitter.com/liverpooltennis

martina 's match taoday starts in 23Mn on the twitter 's liverpool ,

she lokks very hot today :) :)

PLP
Jun 16th, 2010, 03:16 PM
Blast From The Past,please,mods??

How?
She is playing against tour players and up and coming players...this is very current...
In fact, she is playing more matches in the next few months than some members of the top 10. :lol:

tom62
Jun 16th, 2010, 03:46 PM
first set for martina :) 6/1
she looks very hot !!!!

JamieOwen3
Jun 16th, 2010, 05:33 PM
a 6-1 6-3 winner experience wins this time.

cellophane
Jun 16th, 2010, 05:35 PM
Who is she playing?

BTW, Jamie, tried Replay Media Catcher, but it doesn't see the stream in Google Chrome for some reason :(

fouc
Jun 16th, 2010, 05:41 PM
who was she playin'?

JamieOwen3
Jun 16th, 2010, 05:51 PM
thats strange i record with it like that try refreshing the page once the replay media catcher is recording

JamieOwen3
Jun 16th, 2010, 05:51 PM
and martina was playing a girl from norway Ulrikke Eikeri

Larrybidd
Jun 16th, 2010, 06:01 PM
What a ridiculous comment. Hingis had to fight her way against a better field in 2006-2007 and she got as high as 6th in the world.

This ridiculous talk was the same when she retired in 2002, Hingis is done, She can´t handle the power of today´s players, she will never get into the top ten and so on.. Those were the comments back then..

When she cameback she challenged almost everyone (DNP Serena) at the top.

If Schiavonne did it, Hingis can as well. Just needs that same luck of a draw IMO :lol:.....

One, the field wasn't better then. Its better - deeper, actually right now. Clisters and Henin's combacks are proving that. Two, That was 2006-2007, we are 4 years PAST that now, nearly four years past w/o hingis playing on tour. And again, hingis still uses the serve to just get the point started. That won't wash today - 25 girls will just jump all over her and take control of the points. Even Schiavone has a serve now.

spencercarlos
Jun 16th, 2010, 08:47 PM
One, the field wasn't better then. Its better - deeper, actually right now. Clisters and Henin's combacks are proving that. Two, That was 2006-2007, we are 4 years PAST that now, nearly four years past w/o hingis playing on tour. And again, hingis still uses the serve to just get the point started. That won't wash today - 25 girls will just jump all over her and take control of the points. Even Schiavone has a serve now.
:lol: You got to b kidding me.

Even then Clijsters was a consistent performer in grand slam play back then and Henin reached 4 slam finals in 2006 and won 2 in 2007. Hardly a similar scenario for this year´s. Serena was just won a tournament which happened to be the Australian Open but aside that she has not done much. Venus happy to be the MM queen in February and beyond that she has had bad loses along the year (Li, Petrova,Rezai).

For a fact players like Azarenka, Radwanska, Peer or even Jankovic, Penetta (who´s sucked of late) does not have big serves for a weapon, and they are ranked high up there. Don´t tell me that a big serve is a MUST in today´s womens game :lol:. Neither of these players are overwhelming power players, aside Azarenka (and to some extent) IMO....

MJSM got crowned in Rome. On a lovely draw to get a more tired Jankovic in the final. :help:
Schavonne just won a slam :tape: Sorry but today´s field its ridiculously bad.

Another ridiculous draw in the remaining slams, and the lesser player (Lets say a Wozniacki, Peer, Radwanska, Azarenka), putting up a great performance in the final could easily bag a slam for this year. Yeah its that deep this field :lol:

fouc
Jun 16th, 2010, 09:00 PM
and martina was playing a girl from norway Ulrikke Eikeri

World #928. A quality win for Martina I guess. :unsure:

PLP
Jun 16th, 2010, 09:32 PM
World #928. A quality win for Martina I guess. :unsure:

:p

She is 17, give her time, I have read that she is very talented but have never seen her play.

Martina loves hitting with the Juniors, she always has...she is such a scout. :lol:

JamieOwen3
Jun 16th, 2010, 10:10 PM
i said expericence prevails i never said it WAS a quality win ;) !

Matt01
Jun 16th, 2010, 10:15 PM
Hingis can def win the French.


I really doubt that. In her last comeback she never made it past the quarters of any Slam and had problems with the power game of the top players. She would not get past the likes of Stosur or Clijsters in good form IMO. And RG was not exactly her best tournament in her first career, either.


What I love about people saying she has no chance is that this happened in her first match back last time when people actually thought she was going to lose to vento kabchi then she goes out and thrashes her. Look, i'm not being dumb here to think she'd come out and dominate but if Schiavone can win the french with not the biggest power shots out there then Martina can as well. Never underestimate grand slam champions coming back. It happens every time, people thinking bartoli would beat Clijsters in cincy...nope.


Clijsters won her first Slam in 2005, Hingis won her last one in 1999 (!). That is quite a big difference.

Given Hingis' talent, I'm not saying that she would not be able to be a solid Top 15 or even Top 10 player if she came back on the tour again. But winning Slams again? Very doubtful.

spencercarlos
Jun 16th, 2010, 10:33 PM
I really doubt that. In her last comeback she never made it past the quarters of any Slam and had problems with the power game of the top players. She would not get past the likes of Stosur or Clijsters in good form IMO. And RG was not exactly her best tournament in her first career, either.





Clijsters won her first Slam in 2005, Hingis won her last one in 1999 (!). That is quite a big difference.

Given Hingis' talent, I'm not saying that she would not be able to be a solid Top 15 or even Top 10 player if she came back on the tour again. But winning Slams again? Very doubtful.
But don´t you think that giving Hingis draws like Usopen 2009 (Wozniacki) or Roland Garros 2010 (Schiavone) would not have a chance to bag a slam? If she plays the match of her life she could. Schiavone could. :lick:

I don´t see Hingis beating elite power players back to back either IMO.. But given a good draw, there is always a chance..

Matt01
Jun 16th, 2010, 10:38 PM
But don´t you think that giving Hingis draws like Usopen 2009 (Wozniacki) or Roland Garros 2010 (Schiavone) would not have a chance to bag a slam? If she plays the match of her life she could. Schiavone could. :lick:


I don't think that after being again several years off the tour, Hingis will come back and suddenly play the match of her life.

But of course since even Schiavone could do it and win a Slam these days, Hingis could, too :lol:

Chances aren't very high, though, I think.

JamieOwen3
Jun 16th, 2010, 10:50 PM
2006 indian wells against davenport,i also have highlights of the 2000 indian wells match if anyone wants me to post it?

BQ8OSOMDvfU

spencercarlos
Jun 16th, 2010, 10:52 PM
I don't think that after being again several years off the tour, Hingis will come back and suddenly play the match of her life.

But of course since even Schiavone could do it and win a Slam these days, Hingis could, too :lol:

Chances aren't very high, though, I think.
Exactly i would not bet on her winning another one. Imo but given MJMS win in Rome and Schiavone´s Rg i think there could be a slim hope.

tom62
Jun 17th, 2010, 12:03 AM
marti looks very fit , comeback after the wtt schedules ?

tom62
Jun 17th, 2010, 12:50 AM
the last interview with martina !



June 15, 2010



ROSIE CREWS: Thanks for taking the time to join us for today's conference call with Martina Hingis, who is here to talk about her return to World TeamTennis this July.
I speak for all of us at World TeamTennis, how thrilled we are to have Martina back playing for the first time in World TeamTennis since 2006. She's going to play the entire 2010 season for the New York Buzz, which are based in Albany, New York. She starts on July 5th in Albany and during the course of the season will play some of the best names in the game right now with matches against Venus and Serena during the first week, and Kim Clijsters later on.
She will be playing six home matches in Albany and one in Glens Falls, New York; and road matches in Philadelphia, Boston, St. Louis, Springfield, Missouri, New York City and D.C.
Martina first played World TeamTennis in 2005 for half a season and only dropped one set the entire summer, and led her then team the New York Sportimes to the WTT title. So I don't know that opponents are going to be excited to have her back, but I know we are, fans are.
Actually this week on WTT.com we're counting down the top 35 impact players, in World TeamTennis to celebrate our 35th season. We're down to the final three. Fans are selecting that. The final three are somebody we all know named Billie Jean and two people named Martina. That's pretty good company.
Martina joins us from England today where she's playing in some exhibitions and will play in legends doubles at Wimbledon with another WTT player Anna Kournikova of the St. Louis Aces.
With that introduction, let's go to the first question for Martina.

Q. Martina, have you been to Albany at all? What are your plans for the summer? Have you seen Albany yet?
MARTINA HINGIS: Yeah, I have been to Albany. I think I played in my 2005 season. That season was very good for me, so I think I had quite a successful match over there. You know, I really like playing there.
You know, I have good memories in general from the World TeamTennis. It's a great team I'm joining. They won in 2008. They won the title. I know they've been very solid over the last year. So I'm looking forward to be on the team.

Q. How fit are you? You haven't played in a while. How fit are you to take on some of the best players in the world this summer?
MARTINA HINGIS: I don't have that easy of a schedule, do I (laughter)? It's like the Eastern Conference, playing the Williams sisters, Kim Clijsters. I'm glad that I get a little bit of preparation playing over here in England some exhibition matches and playing Wimbledon with Anna Kournikova in the legends doubles.
As much as I can do. I haven't played in three years a player in the top five. That's the No. 1 and 2 in the world, so I just have to bring my best tennis, I guess.

Q. For those who aren't familiar with the WTT, how competitive of a match will the people of Glens Falls expect between you and Serena?
MARTINA HINGIS: Well ...they're going to be playing Wimbledon. I mean, of course for me, since I haven't been playing in the last three years, it will be quite interesting to be playing the No. 1 player in the world. We've played a lot of matches in the past, but I'm sure it's going to be different this time.
But, you know, I love the competition, I love the challenge. We'll see. I'll definitely have to come out with really good tennis if I want to do something.

Q. What kind of atmosphere do you expect to have at this event?
MARTINA HINGIS: I mean, it's always great atmosphere because you have the teammates rooting for you. It's totally different when you play tournaments, it's mostly quiet. Here you have the music playing, the team, everyone is rooting for you, you have the coach on the court. I really loved when I played the season 2005 and 2006.
So I'm returning back to TeamTennis because I loved it. I liked the team spirit, as well.

Q. You've been talking about it's been a few years you've been away from professional tennis. How have you been preparing for legends doubles and for World TeamTennis?
MARTINA HINGIS: Well, I'm playing now some exhibitions in England. I played last week at Nottingham. I'll be playing also in Liverpool and Manchester just before Wimbledon, before I'm going to play with Anna at the legends at Wimbledon. This is pretty much the preparation I've had. I've been hitting balls.
Obviously I played some matches against Savchukand Krajicek, who are ranked around 100 in the world. Definitely going to be different when I have to play the Williams sisters. I haven't been playing in the last three years that much. It will be definitely a great experience to have again, you know, playing the top in the world.

Q. What made you decide to have this comeback now? What made you decide to come back now?
MARTINA HINGIS: Because I love the game. That's like the first thing. And then I've had great memories when I played in 2005 and 2006. I played almost half of the season. We ended up winning for the Sportimes. It was a great time. I loved the team spirit. I liked just going out there and having a challenge, playing some tennis.

Q. Could you share with us some of your memories you've had specifically playing against the Williams sisters as well as Kim Clijsters when you were on tour.
MARTINA HINGIS: Yeah, I was basically growing up with the Williams sisters when I was on tour. They came on tour in '94 and '95, just as I did. You know, overall we played like pretty much 20 matches, each of them, against each other.
I think we always brought out the best tennis in each other, kept us pushing. I have great memories. I think that was some of the best times in women's tennis. They brought the power game, which I tried to deal a little bit with the finesse. I think it was a great contrast every time we played each other.

Q. Were you committed to play WTT no matter who drafted you or were there only specific teams because of geography or schedule that you would have played for?
MARTINA HINGIS: No, I would have played for anybody. I really had great memories playing the season. I didn't care. I just wanted to play. I'm happy to be on a great team with some great teammates. So, you know, really looking forward to it.

Q. The last time you played World TeamTennis, you were like the (WTT Finals) MVP, had a great year, then you had a successful WTA comeback. If this goes well, would you consider playing on the WTA Tour at some point?
MARTINA HINGIS: I knew this question was gonna come up (laughter).
At this point I'm not considering a comeback. But, like I said, I love to play tennis. That was definitely a different time. It was five years ago when I decided to come back. I'm going to turn 30.
Like I said, it's a great experience to have. You know, just very much looking forward to it. Definitely see, you know, if I last the season. That's the bottom line. Since I only played half a season last time, I said, Okay, 14 matches in three weeks, that's going to be a lot of tennis, so...
Definitely working on it now, ready to be in good enough shape to survive it.

Q. What did you miss the most about playing? World TeamTennis has been innovative with coaching, the replays. The tours have picked up some of that. What other things would you like to see the tours adopt that World TeamTennis does?
MARTINA HINGIS: I don't know. It's like because when I'm growing up, I didn't really mind about having noise and this and that. I love the music part. I've always been a big fan of music. When you play the US Open, there's always noise. You have airplanes, other things, distractions. I wouldn't mind. I like to dance. That's probably one of the things at the Grand Slams that would kind of boost the people.
I mean, I don't know what else. The let calls slows down the game. In TeamTennis, you play the lets from the serve.
I don't know really. It didn't really seem that much different to me when I was playing the TeamTennis. I just like the team spirit. Tennis is individual, so it's hard to have somebody. You know, if you're not having a good day, somebody can take over. That's not happening in the real tennis world. So probably that's the biggest difference also.

Q. Martina, in the time that you've been away from the game, what is your frame of mind and attitude about tennis? Were there moments when you thought, Oh, the heck with this, I can move on, I don't need it anymore? If there were, how did you get from that point to maybe where you are now, wanting to come back?
MARTINA HINGIS: Yeah, but I always loved tennis, so that never really stopped me from playing or anything. I always liked the challenge. I always liked the competition.
Playing TeamTennis, you know, like I did in 2005, like I said, I have great memories. To have a little bit of that competition, like the spirit back, that's what I'm looking for.

Q. When did the process start? Did somebody from World TeamTennis contact you or did you contact them about playing again?
MARTINA HINGIS: That's been like we never lost contact. I mean, ever since I played the season in 2005, and even before, you know, I was always seeing Billie Jean King at the tournaments. She's always been talking about World TeamTennis, if some year I wanted to play. Then 2005 was the season that I played.
It just happened naturally, I'd say. I always liked the team competition. Once you fall in love with it, you just always know, like, you have those memories and the excitement is different.

Q. When might you decide about a return to the WTA Tour and would it be just in doubles?
MARTINA HINGIS: I mean, we've had some talks. Not for the singles. I mean, I'm not considering a comeback. Like I said, I'm playing some exhibitions now. I'm playing the TeamTennis. I have no further plans at this point.
We've talked about doubles, yeah.

Q. There have been talks about doubles?
MARTINA HINGIS: Yeah, with Lindsay in January I had some conversation. I'll see her at Wimbledon, see where we take it from there.

Q. You're playing with Anna Kournikova at Wimbledon. Is she a possibility for another doubles partner like you had in the past on the tour?
MARTINA HINGIS: We're going to play the legends. It's not the real...

Q. So Anna is not considering a comeback?
MARTINA HINGIS: We've been talking. We'll see how we do. We'll see how it goes.

Q. Will you have a better sense of your game after the 14 matches that you play for World TeamTennis, especially against the top players like Venus and Serena?
MARTINA HINGIS: Well, definitely. Playing now already some exhibitions over here in England, playing the TeamTennis, it always gives you an idea where you stand, where things are.

Q. I think I read somewhere that you said the women's game was kind of monotonous. Explain that. Who in today's game impresses you the most?
MARTINA HINGIS: Sorry?

Q. I believe I read somewhere that you said the women's game was a little monotonous. Can you explain that? And who in today's game impresses you the most?
MARTINA HINGIS: I don't see that I said anything like that.

Q. Whose game impresses you?
MARTINA HINGIS: Well, at this point I think I was watching some of the games at Roland Garros. What a great win for Francesca Schiavone, who played the tennis of her life in the finals. Sam Stosur, they both deserve getting there.
I always like to watch the Williams sisters because, even like now at Wimbledon, they're always favored for the Grand Slams.
There are young, upcoming players who you always root for now and then. In the last three years...I don't know if I would exactly pick somebody.

Q. How confident are you with your health? I know you've had injury concerns in the past. How has that been for you?
MARTINA HINGIS: I'm good. I'm good. I hope I can say the same thing when I'm finishing the TeamTennis (laughter).
ROSIE CREWS: We'll take care of you, I promise.

Q. You said you had some discussions with Lindsay about doubles. Lindsay Davenport?
MARTINA HINGIS: That's right.

Q. Seems like you were both at the top of your game at the same time. Do you want to rehash some memories? You had a rivalry going.
MARTINA HINGIS: Yeah, I think we've been around for a long time, pretty much the same time at the top. We've had, like I said, some great matches, semis, finals at the US Open. We only played once doubles together. That was one of the great experiences, as well.
I think she's even going to play mixed doubles now, is the latest I heard. She's excited about playing.
ROSIE CREWS: Lindsay will be playing World TeamTennis this summer for the St. Louis Aces, so we'll be seeing a lot of Lindsay.
Last question, please.

Q. Martina, it's a big deal that you're coming to little Springfield, Missouri. We have lots of kids here who are aspiring tennis players. Will you look forward to interacting with fans and will you make yourself available to talk to some of these aspiring players?
MARTINA HINGIS: Absolutely. That's one thing I can give back these days. I'm a little bit older, a bit more experienced. You don't always have the opportunities like I had playing tennis. I assume there are things like that with children. Definitely I'll make myself available. I'm sure it's going to be organized to hit with the kids at some point.
ROSIE CREWS: That concludes our call. Thanks again, Martina. We appreciate you calling in from England today. Good luck at Wimbledon with Anna. We'll look forward to seeing you in World TeamTennis this summer.
MARTINA HINGIS: I'm looking forward to it. Thank you.
ROSIE CREWS: Thanks for taking the time and have a great day.

http://www.asapsports.com/show_interview.php?id=64185