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treufreund
Oct 12th, 2002, 04:01 PM
``At the moment I am not capable of reaching the level that I expect of myself, and I apologize to the public and my sponsors,'' Hingis said.

I pulled this out of an article about Martina's announcement. To picture her APOLOGIZING for let down everyone made me VERY SAD. It just shows me what a sweet girl she is and what a professional she is. She wanted to do well so bad that she came back too early and is blaming herself for all of this but she is just guilty of trying to be the best and trying to help women's tennis. It's great that she had the humility and honesty to admit her shortcomings and to apologize because that shows how much she cares about tennis and her fans and sponsors who have stood by her. But nobody deserves all these injuries and she shouldn't really feel the need to apologize. :)

matthias
Oct 12th, 2002, 04:03 PM
a rest will be good for her, and then she will come back with mental freshness

AjdeNate!
Oct 12th, 2002, 04:03 PM
Poor Marti :(

Ryan
Oct 12th, 2002, 04:07 PM
:rolleyes: Lay off it Treu, you're just asking for trouble.

anton
Oct 12th, 2002, 04:07 PM
I think it's great that Martina can say "I'm sorry" and more players should too. A couple of names are on the tip of my tounge. I really think Jennifer Capriati should apologize for her adult language and not use it anymore in front of kids and the TV public.

I wish Martina the best of course and get well soon!!

Messenger
Oct 12th, 2002, 04:13 PM
Well the only terrible loss was to Petrova. The others aren't too bad.

treufreund
Oct 12th, 2002, 04:15 PM
Ryan what are you talking about??? Martina is great for admitting an error in judgment. An error that was made with all the best of intentions and the belief that she was ready. there is no crime in that. I think it's sweet that she can show that she cares about letting other down when she herself is so sad. That shows maturity. It's maturity when in the face of adversity and frustration you are still concerned about others. None of her fans and even most of her non-fans BLAME her for this or are MAD at her. Sure we might say that some of her decisions played a role but it's naive to not realize that injuries are happening to all kinds of player.

The hard court season is WAY WAY TOO LONG! Return tennis to clay and grass. The human body was not meant to play so much on hard courts. People whose faves play best on hard courts have a vested interest in their minds in keeping up the high number of hard court tourneys but if they thought about it for long it's a no-brainer cuz SOOOO Many wta and atp players have ankle, foot, back and knee problems. It's a travesty.

irma
Oct 12th, 2002, 04:19 PM
martina should not apologize, certain persons should apologize to her.
her mother first!

anton
Oct 12th, 2002, 04:21 PM
you think mum hingis pushed martina too fast? it was great to see hingis play some games so that is one good thing.

treufreund
Oct 12th, 2002, 04:22 PM
Also maybe the whole tennis community put too much pressure on her, lindsay and jenn to beat the williams. How stupid! Jenn was burnt out, linds and Marti were injured and the Willies deserved their wins.

irma
Oct 12th, 2002, 04:24 PM
anton do you know the pic from little martina who could hardly walk on the tenniscourt?

that says enough!

anton
Oct 12th, 2002, 04:25 PM
I think people want to see tome 3 setters and some good matches and some different winners so hopefully Martina will be back in Melbourne with her A game.

anton
Oct 12th, 2002, 04:27 PM
Originally posted by irma
anton do you know the pic from little martina who could hardly walk on the tenniscourt?

that says enough!

well melanie at times does seem a little pushy. i dont know though. i never heard her speak english or met the lady myself. she did get warned for coaching against venus @ NY 2000, but Richard got warned also @miami (2000?) in a serena match. serena said she was trying to ignore him to the umpire and did not like the warning at all.:confused:

treufreund
Oct 12th, 2002, 04:27 PM
Melanie is crazy but Martina loves her mother and will defend her to death. Alla Kournikova is also crazy IMHO

anton
Oct 12th, 2002, 04:33 PM
alla:rolleyes:

she is still sharing outfits with anna!

Shouldn't she stop wearing Britney spears at her age?:rolleyes:

Ryan
Oct 12th, 2002, 04:33 PM
Treu, all I was saying is that certain posters(you get my frist) will come in and harp on you for talking about Hnigis admitting her mistake.

locks
Oct 12th, 2002, 04:39 PM
Coming from a non fan Martina is a great player and will be missed. The tour not the same without certain players and she's one of them. I hope she can get herself well again:angel:

harloo
Oct 12th, 2002, 05:02 PM
No need to feel sorry for Hingis. She's a millionaire who is going to take a break and chill. Good for her. She should come back when she's ready, and I think she knows this.

Also, her mother doesn't tell her what to do and when to come back. I was reading an article where she doesn't listen to her mother when she's coaching her. Her mother has tried to get her to change her game, but Martina doesn't listen. Her mother stated that it's up to her to change her game, and the only thing she can do is her part.

Again I can say I hope Martina all the best, but to be realistic the game has changed. Martina is a champion and she knows what she needs to do to get back to the top. I thought she was changing at one point but she reverted back to her passive game. It's good that she is taking this break, maybe she can sort it all out and come back competitive.