Well for all thouse having a chance to get Swiss TV
Check SFDRS 1 at 17.55 today. Martina will appear in St. Moritz aktuell - the programme covering the ski world championships. But today they'll have Martina as a special guest as there are no races.
Apparently they'll talk about her retirement.
Will post more about it on monday.
Feb 14th, 2003, 11:24 AM
Can we watch it through internet ?
Feb 14th, 2003, 11:31 AM
lucky u!!! don't miss it and Doris and pls let us know what did she said and how did she look :)
Feb 14th, 2003, 11:57 AM
hmmm not sure if you can see it through the internet
hmmmm doesn't look like. Actually it says that St. Moritz aktuell can be watched on real video but I made a mistake
Martina isn't on St. Moritz aktuell (which is on SF DRS 2 at 8 PM) but on St. Moritz heute (which is actually the one I meant just got the wrong name.)
But hey who knows maybe you might be lucky. So if you want check this site:
and under links you can find out more. (Yes part of it is in english...)
Feb 14th, 2003, 01:38 PM
I wonder if Martina will become a tv presenter??
Feb 14th, 2003, 03:12 PM
well, if she wants to become a tv presenter for swiss tv, she'll have to improve her swiss german... :o ;)
thanks doris for the info :kiss:
Feb 14th, 2003, 05:35 PM
Thanks for the links !
Feb 17th, 2003, 12:18 PM
O.K. here's a short transcript of the 45 min interview.
Sure the very first question after a short intro showing the big headlines of her retirement was has she retired.
Answer wasn't a clear yes or no.
As for right now she isn't playing competitive tennis anymore, as she isn't able to fully use her feet. After a while the pain keeps coming back. So she isn't actually able to train as hard as she should to be competitive. After 2 3 hrs on the court she feels the pain again. (And she doesn't want to play with painkillers and therefore may even do some more damage to her health) But to be competitve you have to train 5 or more hrs.
She still loves playing tennis and still does so almost each day. Tennis will always be part of her live just for the moment not as much as it used to be. Now she's what she said a sparingpartner for the other swiss players like Patty Schnyder, Myriam Casanova or even Ivo Heuberger.
Oh Heinz Günthard was there as well - saying that he understands very well that Martina isn't able yet to really put the line. And she has all the rights to do so. To leave it open wether she'll ever come back or not.
They also spoke about playing with pain and how to ignore it while playing. (They showed several interviews with doctors and sportpsychologs talking about it) Even talking about Steffi Graf how she was able to play with pain. Heinz said - that she (Steffi) loved that sport so much she absolutely wanted to play no matter what.
Right now it doesn't look like Martina is willing to do the same.
As most of you guys know she started school this january. She's working on the english proficiency. 4 times a week she'll has to sit behind a desk at a school in Zurich. She wasn't able to talk about other project as they haven't been sorted out yet. Of course she's having mort time now to do otherthings not only privat but also along with her sponsors. She said she's been invited several times to go for that bobsleige run in St. Moritz but before she never was able to accept the invitation only now she could go for it and enjoyed it very much.
She's been enjoying her holiday in St. Moritz (there were schoolholidays that's why she was ablt to spent the week up there) She met new ppl (mainly skiers) and is apparently a pretty good skier herself. (So says Vreni Schneider one of the most succesfull skiers from Switzerland). Went to see some races (Skiing and Horseriding) enjoyed to have late breakfast - enjoying the sun go skiing just relaxing or horseriding.
During the interview they were showing some of Martinas most beautiful and also sad moments.
All in all it was a pretty good interview.
But no big news.
Feb 17th, 2003, 12:30 PM
I'm thinking Hingis will be back maybe in a year....or maybe that's wishful thinking. Thanks for the report, Doris Loeffel.
Feb 17th, 2003, 01:56 PM
Thanks, Doris! :)
Feb 17th, 2003, 02:27 PM
thanks very much, doris! couldn't watch it, so i'm glad you did the job :) :wavey:
Feb 17th, 2003, 02:30 PM
oh, and doris, don't you think that martina's speaking swiss german much better again? i thought it was quite obvious that when she travelled the world, she was probably almost always speaking english or slovakian (with her mother), and was having difficuty expressing herself in swiss german.
and now that she spends her time constantly in switzerland, she has definitely improved the language again. just an observation
Feb 17th, 2003, 03:45 PM
i'm happy for you marti!:)
Feb 17th, 2003, 03:46 PM
she for sure has improved her swiss german. And she speaks more clearly as well.
Looks like going to school again does already some good ;)
Feb 17th, 2003, 04:27 PM
Ah so Martina has potatoes in her mouth when she speaks Schweizer Deutch as well as when she speaks English? That's interesting.
Thanks for the report Doris.
Feb 17th, 2003, 06:17 PM
Thanks Doris for your report . There was something about Martina and ski teacher in Blick(printet issue-17.02.) . Could you clear it for us not German speaking fans ?Thanks in advance !
Feb 17th, 2003, 08:41 PM
Thank you so much Doris !!!
It is quite funny, because after she lives in Switzerland for a long
time she doesn't speaks swiss german very well.
Feb 17th, 2003, 08:56 PM
Irinska... is there a url for that article. I didn't find it in Blick.
Feb 18th, 2003, 12:24 AM
Thanks for the details, Doris. :D
Nowadays, I almost lost some interest on Women's tennis. Actually I don't know who won last week and the week before,... I just don't care anymore. :eek:
I guess this interview is giving some hopes for Martina fans. :)
Hope Martina to see another doctor to examine her ankle soon.
I miss you, Martina~~
Feb 18th, 2003, 07:24 AM
thx a lot Doris
btw r u telling us that marti doesn't speak swiss very well :o
wow which language she speaks well then:rolleyes:
Feb 18th, 2003, 09:26 AM
Apparently she fell in love with her skiinstructor. It's been during a night downhill where he had the order to take care of her (on the slopes). As it looks like he took care of other things too.....
Feb 18th, 2003, 09:28 AM
As for her swiss german. She for sure can speak the language. The problen always was that you had a hard time understanding her as she cut of most words - not finishing sentenses and just speaking unclear. That for sure has improved now.
Feb 18th, 2003, 11:28 AM
Thanks, Doris ! I've read it .
Feb 19th, 2003, 02:26 AM
Thanks again, Doris :D
Regarding swiss german,... is it quite different from german? or it's just a matter of pronunciation? ,.... like Australlian English and American English...? :confused:
And I'm quite surprised at the affair with ski instructor.. It just reminds me a Sydney Sheldon(spell?) novel stuff. ;)
I miss you, Martina~~
Feb 19th, 2003, 02:35 PM
It's kind of both. Sometimes it's just a matter of pronunciation but often we have differend words too. So it is actually quite a difference between the proper "high" german and the swiss slang
Feb 19th, 2003, 02:45 PM
I am probably not so good in her hearing the mistakes but I always thought that martina's "normal" german sounded pretty well.