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maddogz48
Jan 8th, 2007, 04:38 AM
:lol:Hingis got beaten again in the first round like last year.

Hingis still cannot hang with the power-hitters. :lol:

Congrats Jelena. Good win.

fufuqifuqishahah
Jan 8th, 2007, 04:38 AM
:/ jelena's not a power-hitter

Dexter
Jan 8th, 2007, 04:38 AM
Awesome :woohoo:

Makes my day week! :banana: :drool:

selyoink
Jan 8th, 2007, 04:38 AM
Jelena should have had this in two sets. Glad she won.

Vaidisova
Jan 8th, 2007, 04:39 AM
Jelena:worship:

yukon145
Jan 8th, 2007, 04:39 AM
:lol: :lol: Hingis got her ass whipped again in the first round like last year. :lol:

Hingis still cannot hang with the power-hitters. :lol:

Congrats Jelena. Good win.

a tight 3 set is not getting your ass kicked :rolleyes:

nice win jelena, rest up for melbourne martina.

Billabong
Jan 8th, 2007, 04:39 AM
Okay. Has anyone wasted as many opportunities as Hingis did here:o Wasted around 10 break points in the second set, more in the third and tons of game points in the last game:( Really frustrating, at least she fought, but again fails to win a tight match. As usual...

Belmont Lad
Jan 8th, 2007, 04:40 AM
Jelena!!!! :bounce: :bounce: Glad she was able to finish this one off after letting some leads slip away! :yeah:

jamatthews
Jan 8th, 2007, 04:40 AM
Jankovic = what 2006/2007 Hingis should be...

Complete with powderpuff choking when serving for the match. :o :tape:

cartmancop
Jan 8th, 2007, 04:40 AM
Tough opener Martina :sad: Work hard to prepare for the AO :D JJ is definitely still on the rise, I'm interested to see how high she can climb in the ranks with so little to defend in the early stages of the year...

Langers
Jan 8th, 2007, 04:40 AM
Absolutely BRILLIANT match. Well done to Jelena on a hard fought victory.

Great tennis. :worship:

southpaw58
Jan 8th, 2007, 04:40 AM
Martina! Oh well. Good Luck at AO!

XaDavK_Kapri
Jan 8th, 2007, 04:40 AM
I'm really happy for Jelena, kinda sad for Martina since I like both but the match looked great.

Side note to the thread starter, review your definition of an ass-whipping. ;)

Andy.
Jan 8th, 2007, 04:41 AM
Firsty Hingis did not get her ass whiped it was an awesome match and a great battle. Well done to both girls.

~Kiera~
Jan 8th, 2007, 04:41 AM
Nice win, Jelena! :)

Martina :hug:

Shoulderpova
Jan 8th, 2007, 04:41 AM
Awesome :woohoo:

Makes my day week! :banana: :drool:

Absolutely :drool::woohoo:

2moretogo
Jan 8th, 2007, 04:41 AM
Jelena didn't kick anyone's ass. I'm not a big Hingis fan, but Jelena should of have won in 2, and she choked the first time she served for the match in the third.

But I loves Janky anyway!

ceiling_fan
Jan 8th, 2007, 04:42 AM
I like Jelena, but that injury was so fake.
If she hadn't ruined Martina's momentum, the match could have turned out differently.

rada
Jan 8th, 2007, 04:42 AM
it was a great match both played well ;) well done jelena it was a top win;)

hablo
Jan 8th, 2007, 04:42 AM
Well done, Jankovic ! :woohoo:

Paneru
Jan 8th, 2007, 04:42 AM
Should've been a quick 2 set affair for jelena,
but a win is indeed a win. :cool:

LoveFifteen
Jan 8th, 2007, 04:42 AM
:bigcry:

AJZ.
Jan 8th, 2007, 04:42 AM
Martina :hug:
Good job JJ :)

blumaroo
Jan 8th, 2007, 04:43 AM
Jelena never finishes the match when she's supposed to. Always lengthens the match being the drama queen that she is. :lol: This could have been 64 64. But still a good win.
Hingis played pretty well if the stats are any indication. Just not good enough with breakpoints though I know Jelena tends to give away break opportunities by shitty play and then saves most of them by playing great tennis.

Epigone
Jan 8th, 2007, 04:43 AM
It's not as though Martina was blasted off the court :rolleyes:

Both Jelena and Martina had approximately the same number of FH and BH winners and they produced some great rallies :worship:

Jelena :clap2:

Martina :sad: :hug:

Andrew..
Jan 8th, 2007, 04:43 AM
:lol: :lol: Hingis got her ass whipped again in the first round like last year. :lol:

Hingis still cannot hang with the power-hitters. :lol:

Congrats Jelena. Good win.
You continue to display your awesome knowledge of tennis.

1. A three set match where Hingis won 98 points to Jankovic's 102 is not "getting your ass whipped".

2. Hingis can't hang with the power hitters, but can beat the likes of Davenport, Sharapova, Kuznetsova, Mirza, and the list goes on....

3. Jankovic isn't even a power player.

Leo_DFP
Jan 8th, 2007, 04:44 AM
I wish I could have seen this match, sounds like a great one.

Jelena is on her way to the Top 10! :hearts: :bounce: What a turn-around since last spring. I still wish she could have made the USO final.

MyskinaManiac
Jan 8th, 2007, 04:45 AM
:lol: :lol: Hingis got her ass whipped again in the first round like last year. :lol:

Hingis still cannot hang with the power-hitters. :lol:

Congrats Jelena. Good win.

Er... the match was very tight. Hingis should have pushed it to a third set tie-breaker... it was so worth it. Again we saw under-handed tactics from JJ (injury time out for a mystery illness straight after she lost the second set) Hingis is older than JJ, cut her a bit of slack, it takes her a little longer to recover.

:/ jelena's not a power-hitter

Yes she is - compared to Hingis she is anyway.

Good scalp JJ... well played.

Derek.
Jan 8th, 2007, 04:46 AM
Martina. :sad:

Congrats Jelena. ;)

fufuqifuqishahah
Jan 8th, 2007, 04:47 AM
Yes she is - compared to Hingis she is anyway.

Good scalp JJ... well played.


no

if u compare hingis to most current players in the same way then they are power hitters

franny
Jan 8th, 2007, 04:47 AM
Man, this is not a good start for Martina. 3-2 so far, but both losses coming to players outside the top ten. That's gonna speak volumes for Martina. If she can't beat the Jankovic's and Safina's of the tour, she aint gonna be staying in the top ten. We'll see what happens in Melbourne. Martina needs to figure something out, some way to deal with these players. Make up a new shot if you have to girl, just find a way. But I love you no matter what!! Constructive Criticism!!

serenafan08
Jan 8th, 2007, 04:47 AM
Poor Martina. And why does Jelena always seem to bring some sort of drama to every big match she plays!? Just play tennis for crying out loud!!

Buitenzorg
Jan 8th, 2007, 04:48 AM
Hingis :eek:

dearplastic
Jan 8th, 2007, 04:49 AM
This is what I expected. I'm really proud of Jankovic... I honestly believe she is a contender for the Australian Open title (hey, she ALMOST made it to the US Open final).

I mean, Hingis could have easily had this scoreline against a higher ranked player such as Sharapova or JHH. If you put their name in place of Jelena's it would seem just as plausible. So don't count Jankovic out! I expect her to do well in this tournament.

As for Hingis... get your game in gear. These are not favorable results before the Open.

~Kiera~
Jan 8th, 2007, 04:49 AM
Again we saw under-handed tactics from JJ (injury time out for a mystery illness straight after she lost the second set)

Not so mysterious. Jelena spoke about feeling dizzy in Auckland, too.

MyskinaManiac
Jan 8th, 2007, 04:51 AM
no

if u compare hingis to most current players in the same way then they are power hitters

No. Hingis plays seemingly solid groundstrokes against those outside the top 20... I mean, if they can't unbalance her with power, they're not going to win. JJ is 100% a power player. But that doesn't take away from the fact that she's good at the tactics game. She's def not an all court player... can't volley to save her own life.

darrinbaker00
Jan 8th, 2007, 04:53 AM
Okay. Has anyone wasted as many opportunities as Hingis did here:o Wasted around 10 break points in the second set, more in the third and tons of game points in the last game:( Really frustrating, at least she fought, but again fails to win a tight match. As usual...
She blew a lot of break points against Dinara Safina the other day at Gold Coast. That's very un-Hingis-like.

WhatTheDeuce
Jan 8th, 2007, 04:53 AM
Martina :sad: Rock it in Melbourne, babe.

Hawn
Jan 8th, 2007, 04:54 AM
I'm personally not concerned for Martina going into the Australian Open. Yes she lost two matches in a row, but Safina and Jankovic are really on top of their game right now and Martina looks just a bit flat. She'll come back strong, she has done so many many times.

Billabong
Jan 8th, 2007, 04:54 AM
She blew a lot of break points against Dinara Safina the other day at Gold Coast. That's very un-Hingis-like.

I know, she finished 4/15 in bp conversion today:sad:

~Kiera~
Jan 8th, 2007, 04:55 AM
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y39/Kiera123/stats/statshingis.jpg

fufuqifuqishahah
Jan 8th, 2007, 04:55 AM
No. Hingis plays seemingly solid groundstrokes against those outside the top 20... I mean, if they can't unbalance her with power, they're not going to win. JJ is 100% a power player. But that doesn't take away from the fact that she's good at the tactics game. She's def not an all court player... can't volley to save her own life.

she's definitely not a 100% a power player.. she does have some power, but not a shit load. she usually doesnt have tons of winners and unforced errors in a match, and she's not always blasting the ball. i agree that shes not an all court player, but she plays the court a lot more and better than most of the current players. jj wins matches because she covers the ball well and has consistent shots.

winone23
Jan 8th, 2007, 04:55 AM
I knew JJ was going to win!!! Good Jobs JJ!!!

G1Player2
Jan 8th, 2007, 04:57 AM
I know, she finished 4/15 in bp conversion today:sad:

:eek: You are kidding me.

soccerjock
Jan 8th, 2007, 04:58 AM
Excellent stuff Jankovic. Hard luck Hingis. Tho the person who said Hingis got her ass whipped!!! How is a tough three setter a ass whippin?

fufuqifuqishahah
Jan 8th, 2007, 04:58 AM
I know, she finished 4/15 in bp conversion today:sad:

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y39/Kiera123/stats/statshingis.jpg

well, i wasnt really keeping track of her break point saving rate laast year, but last week and in this match, jelena has been always giving a lot of break point opportunities but she has been saving quite a healthy percentage of them.

AK-DH Fan
Jan 8th, 2007, 04:59 AM
I'm upset that Hingis lost, but it's not like Jelena and Safina are slumping. It looks like they are playing close to their best, so I'm not worried. She can do well, in Melbourne, but hopefully she gets a good draw

Billabong
Jan 8th, 2007, 05:00 AM
Still it was an improvement from her match against Dinara:) Tests like that match are important, she has to stay positive even though I know 1st round losses are tough..

Billabong
Jan 8th, 2007, 05:01 AM
On the positive side, Martina will have some rest after these 2 tough and long matches, and will definitely be 100% in form for AO. She'll have a week to recover and adjust her game.

Hingie
Jan 8th, 2007, 05:03 AM
:sad:

K something is seriously wrong with Marti. I haven't seen the match with JJ yet but from the sounds of it, she's having major trouble with game/break points. It's really not like Marti... Safina played great tennis during these but she's gotta strike first on these important points!

Work it out before next week girl!

Well done JJ!

switz
Jan 8th, 2007, 05:03 AM
This loss isn't a big negative for Hingis as it was high quality match played in very windy conditions.

Martina made too many errors in the last game - would have been interesting if she took advantage of some of those game points because Jankovic appeared to be fading and she has a bit of a tendency for choking.

Hingis would have got by any other unseeded player i suspect.

Mark for Martina
Jan 8th, 2007, 05:05 AM
Martina is still a match better from her 2006 performance so far... She'll be defending a lot of points though in Melbourne and Tokyo... Hope she peaks by then...

Josh.
Jan 8th, 2007, 05:06 AM
great match!!
jelena :D:D
martina.. overpowered once again..

Dani12
Jan 8th, 2007, 05:09 AM
Great match gfrom both girls!! Amazing long points and I can't believe they pulled that off after there recent matches.

Well done to Jelena for toughing it out! ;)

Mattographer
Jan 8th, 2007, 05:10 AM
For those people who say Jelena isn't a power player is clearly retarded or blind! :o I've seen the match on TV with my eyes and she played awesome so is Hingis too!

aussie_fan
Jan 8th, 2007, 05:12 AM
Good match from both players, really did enjoy the match. Jankovic was a little too strong in the end but really it just came down to a point here and there.

Huntress555
Jan 8th, 2007, 05:15 AM
I did enjoy that match! Jankovic did really well to push past feeling ill or whatever, and then come home really strong! She played some excellent points!

Almalyk
Jan 8th, 2007, 05:16 AM
from what i saw in auckland, jankovic is in sublime form, so hingis shouldn't take the loss to hard. i'm just gutted my 2 current favs had to meet in round 1.

I did enjoy that match! Jankovic did really well to push past feeling ill or whatever, and then come home really strong! She played some excellent points!

RenaSlam.
Jan 8th, 2007, 05:20 AM
Bye to the Queen of le Bitches, Hingis :wavey:

:)

Nice win, Jelena. Although Martina is not too hard to beat these days...Razzano, Sugiyama...etc.

Vaidisova
Jan 8th, 2007, 05:21 AM
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20070108/i/r3729235163.jpg
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20070108/i/r2164277781.jpg

.david.
Jan 8th, 2007, 05:22 AM
Jelena:bowdown: Awsome!


Hingis:hug:

Drake1980
Jan 8th, 2007, 05:22 AM
:hysteric:

Pasta-Na
Jan 8th, 2007, 05:24 AM
hingis, hope u can defend ur QF pts in AUS open :tape:

Ben.
Jan 8th, 2007, 05:25 AM
well done jelena :) still continuing that solid form from Auckland :yeah:

bad luck martina :hug: hope you can do better at the AO :)

Vaidisova
Jan 8th, 2007, 05:30 AM
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20070108/i/r327588044.jpg

http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/fb/full.getty-tennis-wta-atp-aus-jankovic_1_20_22_am.jpg

Sharapova's_Boy
Jan 8th, 2007, 05:36 AM
Great match from both girls.

Whoever said Martina got blasted off the court obviously didn't see the match. :weirdo:

ViennaCalling
Jan 8th, 2007, 06:11 AM
Great match Jelena :hearts: :kiss:

*Jean*
Jan 8th, 2007, 06:39 AM
Woohoo Jelena :hearts: I just love her more now :D

fufuqifuqishahah
Jan 8th, 2007, 06:40 AM
what i meant by jelena not being a power-hitter was she doesnt totally abuse the ball like a wild woman or a tank like a lot of the real power hitters... pierce, davenport, sharapova, serena, venus, etc. and by calling her a power-hitter alone greatly limits the accuracy of the description of the type of player she is.
she hits the ball with a lot of consistency and often does not hit a lot of winners. she uses angles a lot better than the average woman in the top 100 as well.

she definitely has a lot of power, but if you compare it to a lot of the top 100, its by no means, from a power stand point, anything special.

however, to make a concession, it is possible that she played this match with a substantial amount more poower than what i have seen her produce, considering it is a new season and could be playing differently.

WhatTheDeuce
Jan 8th, 2007, 06:41 AM
fufu's absolutely right.

jazar
Jan 8th, 2007, 06:44 AM
go jelena :D great match. lets see how far she can go this week :)

Drimal
Jan 8th, 2007, 07:15 AM
So proud of you Jelena! :woohoo: :bigclap:

Last year at the time you were going through such an horrible time ... and now you are a completely different player. She should be an example for all slumping players ... after heavy rain there will be sunshine!:umbrella:

KimC&MariaSNo1's
Jan 8th, 2007, 07:17 AM
Good win Janko :woohoo:

Hingis rest up for Aussie you will do better their :hug:

Mina Vagante
Jan 8th, 2007, 07:17 AM
great win!

Experimentee
Jan 8th, 2007, 07:28 AM
Jelena should have won it like 6-4 6-2 if she hadn't choked :o

Martina's definitely not as good as before, she can't take her chances and her lack of weapons really hurt her against both Jankovic and Safina.

Shimizu Amon
Jan 8th, 2007, 07:51 AM
I already expected this outcome. So it's nog a big shock.
Martina is just not good enough to beat players similar to Jankovic.
I still believe that Martina is one of the best players out there, she's just not good enough to compete with the super league.

rrfnpump
Jan 8th, 2007, 07:55 AM
well done, Jelena :) :D
I thought she would win this, she is in a great form

now go all the way now!!

ce
Jan 8th, 2007, 08:36 AM
yes,yes,yes:worship:,:banana:
thats my girl-future top 5:)

go hingis
Jan 8th, 2007, 08:45 AM
congrats to Jelena. Martina you played well and got a good competitive match under your belt going into the AO. I think the difference in this match was winning the important points / break points. Martina had so many chances and I think with more confidence she would have won this match.

winone23
Jan 8th, 2007, 08:49 AM
I already expected this outcome. So it's nog a big shock.
Martina is just not good enough to beat players similar to Jankovic.
I still believe that Martina is one of the best players out there, she's just not good enough to compete with the super league.

Agreed!!!

MrSerenaWilliams
Jan 8th, 2007, 08:52 AM
:eek: what a match

:bigclap: Congrats to JJ! :yeah:

:hug: Marti! Good luck in Melbourne though!

Prizeidiot
Jan 8th, 2007, 09:44 AM
As I said in the other thread, it was an unbelieveable match - best I've seen live. Both should feel very good about Melbourne

And I'd anticipated it too. One of my friends put $80 on Martina to win, even after I'd told him how good Jankovic was and suggested it was a bad bet.

V-MAC
Jan 8th, 2007, 09:46 AM
Sensational win Jelena. congrats :) :bounce:

nouf
Jan 8th, 2007, 09:50 AM
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nouf
Jan 8th, 2007, 09:56 AM
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Ben.
Jan 8th, 2007, 09:59 AM
thanks for the pics nouf :)

MistyGrey
Jan 8th, 2007, 10:02 AM
Good Job Jelena!

Steffica Greles
Jan 8th, 2007, 10:29 AM
Another unauspicious loss for Hingis. The sophomore year, which is what this is for Hingis, is always the most difficult. Opponents now have her measure.

Having said that, I do actually feel that Gold Coast and Sydney was too much tennis to begin the year anyway, so the loss may actually have a silver lining.

mc8114
Jan 8th, 2007, 10:43 AM
Martina :sad:

xXSarajevoXx
Jan 8th, 2007, 10:51 AM
Jelena :bounce: :bounce:

Vut
Jan 8th, 2007, 10:57 AM
:sad: Hingis... good luck in aus open!

spencercarlos
Jan 8th, 2007, 11:20 AM
Man, this is not a good start for Martina. 3-2 so far, but both losses coming to players outside the top ten. That's gonna speak volumes for Martina. If she can't beat the Jankovic's and Safina's of the tour, she aint gonna be staying in the top ten. We'll see what happens in Melbourne. Martina needs to figure something out, some way to deal with these players. Make up a new shot if you have to girl, just find a way. But I love you no matter what!! Constructive Criticism!!
This comment is ridiculous, these two players that Hingis has lost to, has beaten a lot more top ten players beside Martina herself in the last 12 months´s and they are just ranked 11 and 12 respectively :rolleyes:.
Yeah is a bit worry some for Martina to lose these kind of matches, but if you tell me that she is losing in straight sets to out of the top 30 players, then that is another story.

Hingis had the toughest oponnent for the first round for this event (for a seeded player), just like she had last year when she was unseeded.

People forget this girl beat Serena, Venus, Kuznetsova, Vaidisova, Petrova, Ivanovic recently. Almost beat Henin at the the Usopen..

Just like her lost to Safina, Hingis loses to a younger rising oponnent just ranked a few spots below her, i don´t think its too much of shame for Martina to lose these matches.

Once again her serve and forehand let her down... that´s the biggest concern.

spencercarlos
Jan 8th, 2007, 11:27 AM
Another unauspicious loss for Hingis. The sophomore year, which is what this is for Hingis, is always the most difficult. Opponents now have her measure.

Having said that, I do actually feel that Gold Coast and Sydney was too much tennis to begin the year anyway, so the loss may actually have a silver lining.
This is the first time Hingis plays Jelena, so i don´t see her how she has her measured now :rolleyes:
After such difficult last two matches against these players, i think it´s definetly better for Martina to lose in Sydney this early.
Still i don´t see her getting further than the Quarterfinals at the Australian Open.

oliverbecken
Jan 8th, 2007, 11:30 AM
Poor Martina:sad:

Good luck next two weeks:kiss:

ioni
Jan 8th, 2007, 12:08 PM
Jelena ,nice win ! :clap2:

Just Do It
Jan 8th, 2007, 12:42 PM
Another top10 win 4Jelena !!! Great match :worship:

Kim's_fan_4ever
Jan 8th, 2007, 12:45 PM
Awesome Jelena :yeah: :D

Morrissey
Jan 8th, 2007, 01:23 PM
I am starting to see what Hingis critics are saying about her. I mean she obviously has problems with the more powerful players. And the thing is Safina and Jankovic aren't even top 10. Yet Hingis is losing to them as well. Late last year Hingis also lost to Sania Mirza and I don't think she's even in the top 50.

alfonsojose
Jan 8th, 2007, 01:27 PM
Best thing to happen to Hingis. She's not a teenager anymore. Play singles and doubles in Hopman or Gold Coast and rest a week for AO.

Ferosh
Jan 8th, 2007, 02:36 PM
Congratulations Jelena, but you should have closed it up in two. :banana:

Harju.
Jan 8th, 2007, 02:52 PM
JJ :banana:
And she has nothing much to defend until clay season :D.

Tina :hug:

Wannabeknowitall
Jan 8th, 2007, 02:58 PM
Again Hingis needs to step it up.
She's not opening up the court enough.
She's gotta work on that inside-out forehand.

Wayn77
Jan 8th, 2007, 03:04 PM
Jelena 'the real deal' Jankovic :worship: :woohoo: :banana: :rocker:

Hingis - hope you have a good AO!

Nicolás89
Jan 8th, 2007, 03:04 PM
this lost make me remember when martina also lost against an upcoming player (miss vee) years ago in the first round of sidney and then marti won the australian so dont worry about this lost marti

!<blocparty>!
Jan 8th, 2007, 03:12 PM
:eek::eek::eek:

Awesome win. Please don't tire yourself out this week JJ.

brent-o
Jan 8th, 2007, 04:14 PM
I don't think Martina will be too hard on herself over the loss because Jelena Jankovic is a very in-form player right now who very well could have beaten anybody. Good luck to both at the Australian, though.

Ferosh
Jan 8th, 2007, 04:23 PM
manian over at aussietorrents captured this match for me. It is available as a torrent. Make sure you seed as long a possible.

http://www.mininova.org/tor/539787

Complete match.

DVB-T capture from local Australian broadcaster (CH7).

Video: 512x288 16:9 XviD @ 1176kbps
Audio: CBR MP3 @ 128kbps


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Tenis Srbija
Jan 8th, 2007, 04:49 PM
Jankyyyyyy :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

Top ten is yours to rule :D :kiss:

Tenis Srbija
Jan 8th, 2007, 04:58 PM
no

if u compare hingis to most current players in the same way then they are power hitters

JJ is by far bigger "power hitter" then Martina.

It's obvious that you haven't watched JJ play...

She plays with power, but she is consistant! But she can't be listed as "power hitter"...

Steffica Greles
Jan 8th, 2007, 05:52 PM
This is the first time Hingis plays Jelena, so i don´t see her how she has her measured now :rolleyes:
After such difficult last two matches against these players, i think it´s definetly better for Martina to lose in Sydney this early.
Still i don´t see her getting further than the Quarterfinals at the Australian Open.

Hehe. You should be Martina's PR man!

She could be hovering just inside the top 100, and you'd be putting a positive slant on that. You never outline where exactly she should be in your own estimation, so you are comfortably able to do that. Of course, Martina has never been one for dishonesty. I can just imagine you striving to present her in a positive light only for her to turn round and tell it how it is.

The fact is, it's looking more and more like I'm right and you're wrong. One should never say "I told you so", but, well...I told you so!

If I'm ever clearly wrong on any of my predictions, I will hold my hands up and say so, so long as it's not based on euphoria over one result. I actually think it would be good for women's tennis if little Marti won another slam, or posed a real threat to the top players. But I don't think it looks like that's going to happen, do you?

:)

mboyle
Jan 8th, 2007, 06:03 PM
Hingis will be out of the top ten very soon, and I mean very soon. She just can't compete with the top twenty anymore...Hate to say it, because I love her and her game, but she just can't compete...

spencercarlos
Jan 8th, 2007, 06:06 PM
If I'm ever clearly wrong on any of my predictions, I will hold my hands up and say so, so long as it's not based on euphoria over one result. I actually think it would be good for women's tennis if little Marti won another slam, or posed a real threat to the top players. But I don't think it looks like that's going to happen, do you?

:)
I does not look like anytime soon, but still, unless Martina shows up with a better serve and a more agressive attitude, she will keep losing these matches. She needs more spin action in her forehand, like it was a year ago at the Australian Open, she was even hitting some great inside out forehands last year, and she is not these last few months, she is hitting a flatter ball, and we know that in a toe to toe power to power contest Martina does not have the strenght to survive a hard hitting battle.

She needs to settle down and really think that the only way to produce big wins these days is to be agressive, which does not necesarily means that she must hit the hell out of the ball everytime.

The difference between you and me is that i feel Martina has the tools to play a more agressive game, whereareas you give her no chances and think she does not have what it takes to.

spencercarlos
Jan 8th, 2007, 06:10 PM
Hingis will be out of the top ten very soon, and I mean very soon. She just can't compete with the top twenty anymore...Hate to say it, because I love her and her game, but she just can't compete...
Once again had she lost in two straight sets these last two matches, i would say yes, right now Martina is struggling to "compete", but losing 7-5 in the third set and 6-3 in the third to the 11 and 12th ranked players in the world does not mean she can´t compete :rolleyes:.
But i agree she may leave the top ten after Tokio finishes..

spencercarlos
Jan 8th, 2007, 06:10 PM
Hingis will be out of the top ten very soon, and I mean very soon. She just can't compete with the top twenty anymore...Hate to say it, because I love her and her game, but she just can't compete...
Once again had she lost in two straight sets these last two matches, i would say yes, right now Martina is struggling to "compete", but losing 7-5 in the third set and 6-3 in the third to the 11 and 12th ranked players in the world does not mean she can´t compete :rolleyes:.
But i agree she may leave the top ten after Tokio finishes..

fufuqifuqishahah
Jan 8th, 2007, 06:18 PM
JJ is by far bigger "power hitter" then Martina.

It's obvious that you haven't watched JJ play...

She plays with power, but she is consistant! But she can't be listed as "power hitter"...

its obvious u haven't read my other posts :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:


and even from the post that you quoted, i don't know how you can assume that it's so obvious i haven't watched JJ play :smash:

Tenis Srbija
Jan 8th, 2007, 06:36 PM
Well to stat that JJ is not bigger "power hiter" than Martina could only mean that you haven't seen Jelena play, or that you are a bit crazy :p :)

Your choice? :shrug:

Mina Vagante
Jan 8th, 2007, 06:38 PM
two years in a row! not good martina

-Makiri-
Jan 8th, 2007, 06:40 PM
Martina :sad:

LUIS9
Jan 8th, 2007, 06:49 PM
Martina! Oh well. Good Luck at AO!

Those are my sentiments as well.

I too agree with Seb she wasted so many chances again, even against Safina she had more than just a few break opportunities and did not capitalize. Yes there were some rallies as well where she had no control over them, too good from her opponents at that. However, she could have made more for her cause had she capitalized on her break opportunities. I guess it's still a working process, getting match tough again, closing out matches too has been an Issue she still has to solve, she's had many three set matches were she even got to match point or close to match point and could not close the deal. For example, against Pennetta at gold coast.

She still needs to get her stamina up to par with that of the top 15 players and really work on her general fitness, not just looking fit. She has improved a bit on this since '06, she too should be careful with the issue of being low on Iron as she was for most of the latter parts of the '06 season. I guess being away for 3+ players really took a lot from her on the fitness department; besides she never was big on the idea of going to the gym.

So yeah good luck for the aussie open and there's still a lot of work ahead for Hingis if she wants to keep up with the competition of the top 15 players.

hingisGOAT
Jan 8th, 2007, 07:39 PM
there are more hingis haters than jankovic fans in this thread. i'll bookmark it for when she wins the australian ;)

perseus2006
Jan 8th, 2007, 07:47 PM
I don't think JJ will win the AO!

RJWCapriati
Jan 8th, 2007, 07:49 PM
:sad:

MatchpointPRT
Jan 8th, 2007, 07:49 PM
Again, I didn´t like what Jelena said "I had better wins than this..." but obviously she is more determined than Martina at the moment and thats why Martina is shaking so much in the key points, lots of break points wasted... Anyway, i keep believing she will have a very good year.

fufuqifuqishahah
Jan 8th, 2007, 08:46 PM
Well to stat that JJ is not bigger "power hiter" than Martina could only mean that you haven't seen Jelena play, or that you are a bit crazy :p :)

Your choice? :shrug:

i never said that :/

i think u need to brush up on your reading skills before criticizing what someone says :p

i think it would be kind of stupid to say that i havent seen jj play considering she is one of my favorites if you look at my sig....

WhatTheDeuce
Jan 8th, 2007, 08:50 PM
LOLz.

Martian Jeza
Jan 8th, 2007, 08:55 PM
FFS Martina, Convert your chances you have to break and be confident in your game ! And also this is not the first time she loses a 3 set match against a teenager : Where's your pride Martina ? Hopefully I didn't watch the match : no caption but this give me no good feelings for the AO. :fiery: :help:

~Kiera~
Jan 8th, 2007, 09:32 PM
http://media.putfile.com/Hingis-vs-Jankovic

Nice point from the match :)

Havok
Jan 8th, 2007, 09:42 PM
That's about as tough of a frst draw you can get, and a great battle between two very talented girls. Jankovic keeps her impressive form rolling in the new year, and this extra break might benefit Martina.

I hope both do great at the AO.

goldenlox
Jan 8th, 2007, 10:14 PM
The AO draw will be important for Martina.

austennis
Jan 8th, 2007, 10:43 PM
An awesome match and one of the best ive seen in a long while.. Hingis had problem with her forehand and jankovic struggled little with consistency in the 2nd set.. but both played awesome points and had incredible rallys..