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hingisch
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:12 PM
:confused: :confused: :confused:

hingisch
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:13 PM
swiis TV SF said that!?!

Slutiana
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:14 PM
:lol: no

tae04
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:14 PM
WHAT! Well test results could be things similiar to cocaine like a pill valium lol

sfselesfan
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:15 PM
Huh?

SF

Tennisation
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:15 PM
which Martina?:confused:

LoveFifteen
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:15 PM
I seriously hope this is just a desperate cry for attention.

sfselesfan
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:16 PM
Well, she is friends with Capriati. Don't they live near each other at Saddlebrook.

j/k - I like both.

SF

Tennisation
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:19 PM
why wimby? If she's gonna do cocaine, do it at the FO since that's the elusive grand slam

Martian Jeza
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:20 PM
WTF ? :confused:

waterlily_021989
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:22 PM
WTF is this?:confused:

Markus
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:23 PM
it looks like it's true.

http://www.20min.ch/sport/tennis/story/14825215

hingisch
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:23 PM
Apparently she was tested positive for cocaine in Wimbledon. She denies any use of it

cogent53
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:24 PM
It was just reported on BBC radio 5 Live! Wow. No wonder she's retiring.

bestohb
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:25 PM
You gotta be kidding? :speakles:

Steffica Greles
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:26 PM
Well, she is friends with Capriati. Don't they live near each other at Saddlebrook.

j/k - I like both.

SF

I tried to rep you for that, but I don't spread myself enough. Apparently :kiss:

Yes that's true, I bet Jennifer had something to do with it. Melanie Molitor caught Jennifer in the dressing rooms with Martina when she was only 14, showing her how to smoke. Did you ever hear about that? LOL

Not true, but oh can't you just picture it. Both are little minxes and have that devilish side to them.

Vaidisova
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:26 PM
:o

Effy
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:26 PM
what the fuck?

LoveFifteen
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:26 PM
What?! My whole world is collapsing. Why the hell would Martina do coke at her first tournament back from injury? What is the penalty?

hingisch
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:27 PM
AND SHE STOPS PLAYING : www.txt.ch (http://www.txt.ch)

Geoffry
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:27 PM
Totally didn't expect that.
Seems very odd.

Lunatiq
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:27 PM
martina??? cocaine??? NEVER !!! I am with You Martina!!!!

Tennisation
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:28 PM
OMG it's true! The legendary Martina Hingis tested positive for drugs? This is going to ruin her reputation for life!:eek: :eek: :eek:

Markus
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:28 PM
she denies it. she's going to consult her attorneys despite the b test was also positive. who would have thought that?

Ksenia.
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:29 PM
wtf...?

Slutiana
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:29 PM
:eek: i thought this poster was just trolling. My mistake, heres some good rep. I can't believe this. Maybe the press conference is just to deny this.

So much drama in the past 7 days... I can't believe it.

égalité
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:29 PM
:spit:

tae04
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:30 PM
Radek must had been mad, she called off the engagement and doped her up with some drugs one nite LOL

Tennisation
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:30 PM
WTF? Cocaine AND Retired? There's gotta be a link between the 2:eek:

Boreas
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:31 PM
OMG.:sad:

Tennis-Chick
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:31 PM
:eek: Really??! OMG I can't imagine Martina do drugs :eek: I'm in shock!!

tae04
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:32 PM
Well wasn't she taking prescription drugs or pain killers around the time she got injured, so maybe thats whats coming up on test results in her system.

égalité
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:32 PM
Come on, Whitney came back, so can you Martina!!! :sobbing:

Princeza
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:32 PM
http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/01112007/58/wta-tour-hingis-positive-cocaine.html

OMG

griffin
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:32 PM
It was just reported on BBC radio 5 Live! Wow. No wonder she's retiring.

Supposedly she's not - they assumed she was when she called this press conference, but she's announcing the doping result instead.

I am stunned.

*JR*
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:33 PM
OMFG. Marti, say you were actually pregnant. :o

AnnaK_4ever
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:33 PM
:eek: :eek: :eek: Martina!

:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

She is retiring with the BANG!

égalité
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:33 PM
OK wait, so... is she not retiring then? :tape:

Rik.
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:33 PM
:eek: Really??! OMG I can't imagine Martina do drugs :eek: I'm in shock!!

I have the same. :speakles:
Martina :sad: :sobbing:

Tennisation
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:34 PM
I'm so confused, is she retiring because she was caught doing cocaine or because she's not at the competitive level that she is capable of anymore?

Nicolás89
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:34 PM
she is both retiring and affirming she tested positive for cocaine

http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/ticker/tickerhub.html?item=1367173

égalité
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:34 PM
PLAY DOUBLES WITH SESIL AT THE 2008 AO! OMG :woohoo:

Princeza
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:34 PM
OMFG. Marti, say you were actually pregnant. :o

Sesilicious

Steffica Greles
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:34 PM
Personally, I'm finding this hard to take in. Whatever I thought of Martina's game, I never had her down for a drug taker. It's rare that appeals are won.

I wouldn't put it past her to take it for recreational purposes, as part of some sex orgie, or general debauchery. But I cannot believe that a player who has spent her life in tennis would risk her reputation for a few more wins after an injury. I just cannot believe that.

I hope she comes up with a convincing appeal.

But why retire if she's innocent?

Tennis-Chick
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:35 PM
IS the press conference over?

Veritas
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:36 PM
This is what I don't like about the media - there's always bound to be conflicting reports :fiery: Is Martina using the conference to address the cocaine incident? Or is she doing that PLUS announcing her retirement?

sfselesfan
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:36 PM
Guys, don't overreact. I do a lot of work with toxicologists. In fact, I'm working on a project right now related to driving under the influence of drugs.

Most toxicology screeners use something called a "kit." Generally, the basic kit detects the base metabolites in the system. Often, prescription drugs metabolize into some of the same substances as narcotics. Further tests of the sample may show that in fact this was a legal substance. If she gave urine, than it is particularly unreliable. Blood tests can be tested further with more complicated procedures to determine exactly what the substance was.

Only time will tell.

SF

LoveFifteen
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:36 PM
Coke is not going to help you play tennis better. This had to be for recreational use if she used it.

Poova
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:36 PM
OMG i can't believe it! Martina doing drugs? :speakles::speakles::speakles:

Can't say I'm surprised about her retirement though. :spit:

Ksenia.
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:37 PM
it sounds so weird.. pelase say it's a mistake

Tennisation
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:37 PM
Personally, I'm finding this hard to take in. Whatever I thought of Martina's game, I never had her down for a drug taker. It's rare that appeals are won.

I wouldn't put it past her to take it for recreational purposes, as part of some sex orgie, or general debauchery. But I cannot believe that a player who has spent her life in tennis would risk her reputation for a few more wins after an injury. I just cannot believe that.

I hope she comes up with a convincing appeal.

But why retire if she's innocent?maybe she's retiring because she isn't innocent

darkangel23
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:38 PM
She is retiring because of her injuries not because of this positive befounding! But I'm sure she's innocent, she's a fair competitor, and she knew from the beginning that she won't become Number One again so...

AlonsoFx
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:38 PM
WTF! so She announced it for helself?

LoveFifteen
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:39 PM
She proclaims to be innocent so let's not condemn her as 100% guilty just yet. It just seems so fucked up that she would do coke at Wimbledon, a tourney she never should've played anyway.

hablo
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:39 PM
Sad.

But, really, doping in the world of sports should be a surprise to no one.

Super Dave
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:40 PM
:speakles: :secret: Holy CRAP

Tennis-Chick
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:40 PM
Does anyone have a link to what she actually said?

Slutiana
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:40 PM
oh gosh. This was just came out of nowhere. Im speechless :speakles: the way a random poster just said she could be retiring before i was doubting it but now this? omg this is big big big news. I can't believe it. I really can't. Im not even a fan her but i just can't believe it. WTF?!

Princeza
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:41 PM
http://eurosport.yahoo.com/01112007/58/wta-tour-hingis-quits-cocaine-positive.html

My absolute tennis idol, i've been following you for 11 years and this is it!? Drugged??? :eek: How could you????????????

griffin
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:41 PM
Sad.

But, really, doping in the world of sports should be a surprise to no one.

Coke? I don't think that's the same kind of doping.

(ot - imo the wta/atp shouldn't test for recreational drugs unless they have performance-enhancing qualities. eieio)

LoveFifteen
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:41 PM
Sad.

But, really, doping in the world of sports should be a surprise to no one.

Why on earth would ANYONE take cocaine to dope? That doesn't even make sense. It's super-easy to detect. It doesn't really give you much benefit. You have a terrible low afterwards. Someone with millions of dollars looking to dope wouldn't go to coke. If it were nandrolone or something, I could understand, but coke? To dope? :confused:

Young 8
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:41 PM
not surprising at all

you need cocaine to (almost) marry Stepanek !!!!!!!

:lol:

Demska
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:42 PM
Wow. Never saw this one coming. Well, I never really liked her as a player, but I liked how she played the game.

C'est la vie.

:wavey:

MistyGrey
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:42 PM
I believe her.... I dont think she would ever take cocaine to get better results.. I am sure there is a good explannation for this..

Martina :o:o

Martian Jeza
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:42 PM
Time to control the whole wta"girls" then. Even if you take some tranquilizers like I do, you are accused of doping so I rest my case about the wannabe cocaine... It's weird they always say facts months or even years ( Armstrong case ) after the thing happened.

dylan24
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:42 PM
she added it to her coffee...she thought it was sugar.

Effy
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:42 PM
:shrug: :o

Tennis-Chick
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:42 PM
I knew with Sesil coming back it was all to good, and one of my other favourites had to have a doping scandal :o

rwn
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:43 PM
Sad.

But, really, doping in the world of sports should be a surprise to no one.

Cocaine shouldn't even be on the doping list. Total nonsense.

Mike_T
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:43 PM
How long does cocaine stay detectable? http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_long_does_cocaine_stay_detectable_in_the_body_ after_use = 2 days. Sounds like she wasn't in control of this habit if she was using it that close to a tournament.

Boreas
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:43 PM
not surprising at all

you need cocaine to (almost) marry Stepanek !!!!!!!

:lol:

:lol: True

AnnaK_4ever
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:43 PM
Am I the only one who thinks that calling cocaine a doping is stupid?

I've never heard it enhances player's abilities...

bestohb
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:43 PM
http://eurosport.yahoo.com/01112007/58/wta-tour-hingis-quits-cocaine-positive.html

My absolute tennis idol, i've been following you for 11 years and this is it!? Drugged??? :eek: How could you????????????

:hug: It's very sad and quite upsetting :sad:

Martian Jeza
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:45 PM
http://eurosport.yahoo.com/01112007/58/wta-tour-hingis-quits-cocaine-positive.html

My absolute tennis idol, i've been following you for 11 years and this is it!? Drugged??? :eek: How could you????????????

²

I just can't believe it.

markhingis
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:45 PM
Omg I Cannot Believe That!!!

Veritas
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:45 PM
So Martina's retiring then? :eek:

That's really disappointing - I'm assuming the reason for this is similar to the reason she left the first time.

For her sake, I hope the cocaine was for 'recreational' purposes only and that she isn't serious about leaving the game just yet.

Craigy
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:46 PM
:speakles:

ce
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:46 PM
omg martina you should be ashamed

Markus
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:46 PM
Am I the only one who thinks that calling cocaine a doping is stupid?

I've never heard it enhances player's abilities...
couldn't agree more. anyway it's surprising that martina took cocaine (assuming it is true) during wimbledon. she should have known that it is on the list of substances tested.

shrOOf
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:46 PM
:spit: didn't excpect that at all. Good bye Martina :wavey:

LDF
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:46 PM
I am speechless. :speakles:

Farina Elia Fan
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:47 PM
so sad to see a champion like Hingis go out this way :sad:


Im speechless and that doesnt happen very often :tears:

jawadde
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:47 PM
Waaw Martina. It is sad that her carreer ends this way :mad:

But I still like her.. maybe even more now:p

Tennisstar86
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:48 PM
Did you retire? I'm getting conflicting stories some say she did retire others say they expected it but were shocked by this.... I dont believe it though..

Poova
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:48 PM
What's funny is that this has completely taken all attention away from her retirement announcement. :lol:

Steffica Greles
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:48 PM
maybe she's retiring because she isn't innocent

Well that's what I thought. It doesn't look good.

But this is just a smoke screen for not wanting to play any more. She's said in her statement that 27 is too old - WTF?!?! She isn't motivated to continue any longer, and if she was innocent, you'd have thought she'd have fought on regardless.

27 old - help, that's only two years older than me!

*JR*
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:49 PM
Don't blame Jen. Marti lives 10 or 15 km from the Creepy Couple on the south side of Lake Zurich. :scratch:

Farina Elia Fan
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:49 PM
So Martina's retiring then? :eek:


yes she is

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/7073033.stm


Hingis makes drugs test admission

Hingis has won five Grand Slam titles
Martina Hingis has admitted she is under investigation for a positive test for cocaine at this year's Wimbledon.
The 27-year-old Swiss star was speaking at a news conference in Zurich where she announced her retirement for the second time on Thursday.

"I have tested positive but I have never taken drugs and I feel 100% innocent," Hingis said.

"The reason I have come out with this is because I do not want to have a fight with anti-doping authorities."

She added: "Because of my age and my health problems I have also decided to retire from professional tennis."

Hingis first retired in 2003 because of persistent injuries before returning to top-flight tennis at the start of 2006 and winning three more titles.

She brought her season to a premature end last month because of hip problems but had vowed to return to action.

Hingis ended 2006 ranked seventh in the world and is currently number 19.

Young 8
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:49 PM
well....it's not the end of the wordl

we don't know which problems she really had

Vaidisova
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:49 PM
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20071101/i/r110642752.jpg
Former world number one tennis player Martina Hingis of Switzerland leaves a news conference in Zurich, November 1, 2007.

LoveFifteen
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:49 PM
Link (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/tennis/7073033.stm)

"I have tested positive but I have never taken drugs and I feel 100% innocent," Hingis said.

"The reason I have come out with this is because I do not want to have a fight with anti-doping authorities."

She added: "Because of my age and my health problems I have also decided to retire from professional tennis."

nhissan
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:49 PM
lmao Cocaine wtf what a waste

hingis44
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:50 PM
It Is A Bad Dream No??

loppy
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:50 PM
Martina!!!! :bigcry:

Tennis-Chick
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:50 PM
It's very sad way for Marti to go :sad:

LoveFifteen
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:50 PM
Yes, she has retired.

Ksenia.
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:50 PM
the worst way to end career for such a champion as Martina...

Tennis-Chick
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:51 PM
PLAY DOUBLES WITH SESIL AT THE 2008 AO! OMG :woohoo:

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20071101/i/r110642752.jpg
Former world number one tennis player Martina Hingis of Switzerland leaves a news conference in Zurich, November 1, 2007.

Very sad :sad: :sad:

Effy
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:51 PM
:sad:

dylan24
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:51 PM
she couldn't compete w/ the big hitters
so she turned to drugs
no surprise
kind of sad

Il Primo!
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:51 PM
:haha: :haha: LMAO. Hingis is a crack-whore. Didn't expect this at all!
It's a shame though, she really deceived lots of her most devoted fans.

hablo
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:52 PM
I wouldn't put it past her to take it for recreational purposes, as part of some sex orgie, or general debauchery.
Could be.


However, it is also a stimulant that can improve performance:

Cocaïne
(stimulant)
- Gain : augmentation de l'activité cérébrale, perception améliorée et accélérée, exaltation de la vigilance et de la mémoire, ajustement des réflexes et clairvoyance.
- Dangers : sueurs froides, agressivité, insomnie, anxiété, maux de tête, amaigrissement par malnutrition et diminution de l'appétit. Lésions nasales, congestion des sinus. Douleurs thoraciques, poussées tensionnelles, tremblements, accès thermiques.
- Détection : possible.
- Autres sports utilisateurs : comme produits précédents + athlétisme (sprint), basket-ball, boxe, cyclisme, hockey sur glace, natation et tennis.

http://www.chez.com/nethorizon/dopage/a_chaque_sport_son_doping.htm

(I read on another website that Cocaine has been used for doping since the 1960s...)

Wintermute
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:52 PM
:speakles: Holy crap!

Well I guess it's all over. Bye Martina! :wavey:

Just Do It
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:52 PM
This is not happening :eek:

The Daviator
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:52 PM
Uhm, why not? Most other sports have a policy that tests for recreational drugs. An athlete should not be messing around with drugs. Even if it doesn't enhance their ability, drug addicts should not be allowed to represent this (or any) sport.

Anyway, if this is true, I feel sorry for Martina. She was a great in this game and her reputation and what she accomplished will probably be tarnished because of this. That's very sad.

:worship:

Martina :o I hope this isn't true, can't believe it :eek:

Wayn77
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:52 PM
Un-f*ckinbelievable! :eek: :eek:

griffin
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:53 PM
Don't blame Jen. Marti lives 10 or 15 km from the Creepy Couple on the south side of Lake Zurich. :scratch:

Besides, Jen-Jen's more of a weed kind of girl. Now if Hingis had been caught with hash-brownies...

Just stunned.

And health or no, I am surprised she's not at least trying to play for a few more months. This is a bad way to go out.

Michael!
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:53 PM
I never really liked her as a person, but that is a shock for me. :eek:
Obviously she´s taking drugs. That´s a shame.
But you must be on :crazy: to date Radek, so that was the reason :lol:
Her retirement is not a surprise for me. Her results were too weak this year and she
has many problems with her health.

MistyGrey
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:53 PM
Martina :hug:
Best of Luck!

shrOOf
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:53 PM
simply pathetic

alex14
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:53 PM
OMFG!!! i have no idea what to say!
for some reason i find this whole thing hysterical. I wake up to see all these articles of her retiring! and now!!
COCAINE!! LOL
im just shocked!

Tennis-Chick
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:53 PM
I really like Martina, but retiring and not even fighting this, is like saying it's true and that's what people will remember in the future.

bestohb
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:54 PM
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20071101/i/r110642752.jpg
Former world number one tennis player Martina Hingis of Switzerland leaves a news conference in Zurich, November 1, 2007.

Oh Martina :sobbing: :sobbing: :sobbing:

K-Dog
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:54 PM
Dang is all I have to say. This is some wack stuff!!

fleemke³
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:54 PM
Shocked :eek:

maddogz48
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:55 PM
WOw!!! Hingis is officially done for. Cocaine!!! Hingis is a coke head. Oh no!! She just destroyed her career and reputation.

I am not her biggest fan but damn this information is too much to handle from the 5-time Grand Slam Champ.

Sally Struthers
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:55 PM
what. the. fuck. :speakles: :eek:

Lunatiq
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:55 PM
without fight?? about good name?? Someone wanted to distroy You and he made it - You helped him!! I am shocked!!

hingis44
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:56 PM
Is she addicted?

Super Dave
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:56 PM
Maybe she just came within 50 miles of Britney Spears. Anyone who does will test positive. :rain:

@Sweet Cleopatra
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:56 PM
I'm not a fan , but so sad , it's not good for any player , and yes , wait till the investigations end ,,,

Just Do It
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:57 PM
Why did she want to come back then ?

She was broke coz she spent all money on the drugs ?

Tennis-Chick
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:57 PM
The board is going to crash soon with this story. Still in shock!

@Sweet Cleopatra
Nov 1st, 2007, 05:59 PM
she confirmed by her self , OMG , shock shock shock ,,

hingis-seles
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:00 PM
Trust Tina to go out with a bang. :lol: Thanks for the memories. So glad I got to see her play live in 2006.

Oh, and she looks hot in that press conference picture. :drool:

The Daviator
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:00 PM
I wonder if Lindsay will mention this in her next blog :eek:

Rocketta
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:01 PM
WOWEEE, :eek:

What can you say? I'm sorry but I just can't imagine a person who is 'innocent' and who has a place in history to protect would not *fight* false drug charges? :confused:

goldenlox
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:01 PM
Martina denies using cocaine. "I have never taken drugs"

ZURICH (Reuters) - Former world number one Martina Hingis said on Thursday she had tested positive for cocaine during Wimbledon this year.
The 27-year-old five-times grand slam champion from Switzerland told a news conference she was retiring from professional tennis.
"I have tested positive but I have never taken drugs and I feel one hundred percent innocent," Hingis said in a brief statement.
"The reason I have come out with this is because I do not want to have a fight with anti-doping authorities.
"Because of my age and my health problems I have also decided to retire from professional tennis."

Slutiana
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:01 PM
omg, its true. So the reason shes retiring is 'because she doesn't want to have a fight with the anti-doping authorities' i dno about other people here but even if i was planning to retire but i was innocent, i'd actually continue playing to clear my name. This would be perfect motivation. I don't want to judge her stright away but thats the sign of a defeated woman. If shes innocent then why not clear her name? From now on every time shes reported about its gonna be 'Disgraced tennis star Martina Hingis' or something along the lines of that. Its really a wwaste and so sad. :sad:

JackFrost
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:01 PM
Am I the only one who thinks that calling cocaine a doping is stupid?

I've never heard it enhances player's abilities...

Didn´t the same thing end Mats Wilanders Comeback a few years ago? Cocaine in Wimbledon (or Roland Garros?)?

crazillo
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:01 PM
This is just so surprising and sad... She had a really good comeback and I expected her to be back stronger in Ausutralia next year. I thought she maybe could play only until Australia in one year, but it's sad she retires so immiteadetly andwithout a last event at Zurich or so.

BuTtErFrEnA
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:01 PM
:smash: Martina....if that's how you do it then keep it out of the sport :o nice knowing you for the "second half of your career" :wavey:



and a big congrats to everyone who called this retirement earlier in the season!!! ;)

MistyGrey
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:01 PM
Trust Tina to go out with a bang. :lol: Thanks for the memories. So glad I got to see her play live in 2006.

Oh, and she looks hot in that press conference picture. :drool:

Best post in this thread :yeah:

AlonsoFx
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:02 PM
Maybe cocaine is a way of doping but HEY There's more ways of doing it, I think Martina is not that silly to increase her abilities with COCAINE. There should be something else hidden

sfselesfan
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:02 PM
For the record, I think cocaine definitely qualifies as "doping."
It gives a tremendous amount of energy which definitely enhances ability.

I have to agree. I mean, if she were on a downer or hallucinogenic I'd feel differently.

That being said, I don't presume guilt because I know from my career how unreliable these tests can be (especially urine tests). It's not like a person pees cocaine, you pee metabolites. If you're on medications...some of the metabolites cross over.

SF

tennis_lover89
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:03 PM
oh noo...please tell me it's not true

Neptune
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:03 PM
For the record, I think cocaine definitely qualifies as "doping."
It gives a tremendous amount of energy which definitely enhances ability.

Exactly.

Tennisstar86
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:03 PM
I just dont buy it..... She should have lost some drug weight.....shes too healthy looking to be a coke head.

hablo
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:03 PM
Why on earth would ANYONE take cocaine to dope? That doesn't even make sense. It's super-easy to detect. It doesn't really give you much benefit. You have a terrible low afterwards. Someone with millions of dollars looking to dope wouldn't go to coke. If it were nandrolone or something, I could understand, but coke? To dope? :confused:

Too bad all the articles on cocaine as a doping substance that I'm finding are in french at the moment.

But here's another link, in english this time :

http://www.wada-ama.org/rtecontent/document/Athens_Grucza.pdf

Scroll down to page 9.

Shepster
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:03 PM
"I have tested positive but I have never taken drugs and I feel one hundred percent innocent," Hingis said in a brief statement.


"The reason I have come out with this is because I do not want to have a fight with anti-doping authorities.


"Because of my age and my health problems I have also decided to retire from professional tennis."

That's from the sky sports website. :sad:

ViennaCalling
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:03 PM
:eek:

Cannot believe it ...

Wayn77
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:03 PM
For the record, I think cocaine definitely qualifies as "doping."
It gives a tremendous amount of energy which definitely enhances ability.

Sure .... but try running around for two hours on that stuff, you'd have a heart attack!

I've just logged on to this news, in total shock ...

thenj
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:04 PM
Hey everyone: I am posting the contents of an email statement I just received re. Martina Hingis's reported decision to retire from tennis:

November 01, 2007

Statement from Martina Hingis

Throughout my career, I have always been open and honest with you.

I have been accused by an outsource testing company of taking cocaine during the Championships at Wimbledon. I find this accusation so horrendous, so monstrous, that I have decided to confront it head-on by talking to the press.

My weapon on the tennis court is and always was one single thing: the game, the ingenuity on court. And for this style of tennis, there is only one performance enhancer – the love of the game.
They say that cocaine increases self-confidence and creates a type of euphoria. I don’t know. I only know that if I were to try to hit the ball while in any state of euphoria, it simply wouldn’t work. I would think that it would be impossible for anyone to maintain the coordination required to play top class tennis while under the influence of drugs. And I know one other thing – I would personally be terrified of taking drugs.

When I was informed that the A Test I took following my defeat at Wimbledon apparently came back positive for a cocaine metabolite, I was shocked and appalled.

Acting upon the advice of my family and my management, I immediately took the hair test which can prove whether or not someone has taken cocaine. This test of course produced a negative result, the same negative result as all the countless doping tests that I have taken over the last twelve years.
However, the B Test from Wimbledon once again produced the opposite result – positive for a metabolite that apparently stays in the system for some time following cocaine use.

I immediately retained an attorney. Anybody who even attempts to take on this doping machinery alone has no chance.

The attorney and his experts discovered various inconsistencies with the urine sample that was taken during Wimbledon. He is also convinced that the doping officials mishandled the process and would not be able to prove that the urine that was tested for cocaine actually came from me.

However, this attorney and others have also pointed out to me that a case like this one can sometimes take years to resolve, especially if both sides repeatedly appeal the case and take it to the next level.
And this is the reason for my announcement. I have no desire to spend the next several years of my life reduced to fighting against the doping officials.

I am frustrated and angry. I believe that I am absolutely, one hundred percent innocent. The fact is that it is more and more difficult for me, physically, to keep playing at the top of the game. And frankly, accusations such as these don’t exactly provide me with motivation to even make another attempt to do so. I attempted a comeback after a three-year break and succeeded in winning three tournaments, bringing my ranking to 6 in the world. But in the meantime, I’m now 27 years old, and realistically too old to play top class tennis.

So now I’m standing before you, confronting the situation. Today I also informed my sponsors.
And so, considering this situation, my age, and the problems I have been having with my hip, I have decided to no longer play tennis on the Tour.

Upon advice from my attorneys, I’m afraid I am unable to answer any questions. My answers could insult someone and create even more problems for me. Therefore, there is only one more thing for me to do - to thank all of you for many years of goodwill, and also to assure you:

I have never taken drugs.

tennis.com (http://tennisworld.typepad.com/tennisworld/2007/11/breaking-news-h.html)

so her hair test was negative, but the B test positive

LudwigDvorak
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:04 PM
The sad part to me is I recall reading a story last year how Hingis was pissed off about the times and random frequencies she had to go through when getting tested for drugs. Maybe this is why. :shrug:

Hope the accusations are false.

darkangel23
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:04 PM
But there's the controverse thing! She has let made a hair analysis in Wimbledon and it was NEGATIVE!!! Something just can't be right there!

jrm
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:04 PM
Hahaha!!!!!!!!!!

Made My Year (if It's True)

Lunaris
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:05 PM
I only know that I am gonna miss her. It's very sad.

Berlin_Calling
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:05 PM
wtf? coke completely leaves the system after 3 days which means martina mustve done it right before her test if this is true... i don't know... and :rolleyes: at people calling martina a crack whore. crack and coke are two completely different things, dumbasses. :retard:

BuTtErFrEnA
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:05 PM
:haha: :haha: LMAO. Hingis is a crack-whore. Didn't expect this at all!
It's a shame though, she really deceived lots of her most devoted fans.

:haha: i can always count on you to bring a smile to my face LMAO

Demska
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:05 PM
Maybe Serena has something to do with it....:scratch:

The Daviator
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:06 PM
And to think she was close to missing Wimbledon :o This would never have come out, no wonder Cavaday almost won :tape:

Princeza
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:06 PM
Statement from Martina Hingis

Throughout my career, I have always been open and honest with you.

I have been accused by an outsource testing company of taking cocaine during the Championships at Wimbledon. I find this accusation so horrendous, so monstrous, that I have decided to confront it head-on by talking to the press.

My weapon on the tennis court is and always was one single thing: the game, the ingenuity on court. And for this style of tennis, there is only one performance enhancer – the love of the game.
They say that cocaine increases self-confidence and creates a type of euphoria. I don’t know. I only know that if I were to try to hit the ball while in any state of euphoria, it simply wouldn’t work. I would think that it would be impossible for anyone to maintain the coordination required to play top class tennis while under the influence of drugs. And I know one other thing – I would personally be terrified of taking drugs.

When I was informed that the A Test I took following my defeat at Wimbledon apparently came back positive for a cocaine metabolite, I was shocked and appalled.

Acting upon the advice of my family and my management, I immediately took the hair test which can prove whether or not someone has taken cocaine. This test of course produced a negative result, the same negative result as all the countless doping tests that I have taken over the last twelve years.
However, the B Test from Wimbledon once again produced the opposite result – positive for a metabolite that apparently stays in the system for some time following cocaine use.

I immediately retained an attorney. Anybody who even attempts to take on this doping machinery alone has no chance.

The attorney and his experts discovered various inconsistencies with the urine sample that was taken during Wimbledon. He is also convinced that the doping officials mishandled the process and would not be able to prove that the urine that was tested for cocaine actually came from me.

However, this attorney and others have also pointed out to me that a case like this one can sometimes take years to resolve, especially if both sides repeatedly appeal the case and take it to the next level.
And this is the reason for my announcement. I have no desire to spend the next several years of my life reduced to fighting against the doping officials.

I am frustrated and angry. I believe that I am absolutely, one hundred percent innocent. The fact is that it is more and more difficult for me, physically, to keep playing at the top of the game. And frankly, accusations such as these don’t exactly provide me with motivation to even make another attempt to do so. I attempted a comeback after a three-year break and succeeded in winning three tournaments, bringing my ranking to 6 in the world. But in the meantime, I’m now 27 years old, and realistically too old to play top class tennis.

So now I’m standing before you, confronting the situation. Today I also informed my sponsors.
And so, considering this situation, my age, and the problems I have been having with my hip, I have decided to no longer play tennis on the Tour.

Upon advice from my attorneys, I’m afraid I am unable to answer any questions. My answers could insult someone and create even more problems for me. Therefore, there is only one more thing for me to do - to thank all of you for many years of goodwill, and also to assure you:

I have never taken drugs.

Ellery
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:06 PM
Wtf.

crazillo
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:08 PM
November 1, 2007

Statement from Tour CEO re. Martina Hingis

The Sony Ericsson WTA Tour has not received any official information regarding the positive doping test result referred to by Martina Hingis in her press conference today, and as a result we are not in a position to comment on the matter.

However, it is important to remember that in the area of anti-doping, all players are presumed innocent until proven otherwise. The Sony Ericsson WTA Tour has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to doping in sport, and fully supports the Tennis Anti-Doping Program. The Tennis Anti-Doping program is both rigorous and comprehensive, and is designed to keep our sport clean.

With respect to her retirement announcement, Martina Hingis is a tremendous champion and a fan favorite the world over. In her most recent comeback, she proved again that she can perform at the very highest levels of the game. Martina will always be respected for not only having achieved the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour world No.1 ranking, her five Grand Slam singles titles, nine Grand Slam women’s doubles titles and two Sony Ericsson Championships titles, but just as much for her incredible touch, on-court intelligence and off-court professionalism.

LARRY SCOTT
CEO, SONY ERICSSON WTA TOUR

This statement is surprising. Hingis said it by herself and it shows that she is innocent IMO. Otherwise she wouldn't have sait it by herself. Her reactions sounds a bit hysterical though and it's sad that she throws away the two years of success so easily.

~Cherry*Blossom~
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:08 PM
lol, this is so random :lol:

Super Dave
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:08 PM
Maybe they screwed up the results and she tested positive for cocoa.

http://www.cybercandy.co.uk/acatalog/1114.jpg

:yeah:

Veritas
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:09 PM
The ones who I feel truly bad for are the fans. It must've been disappointing when Martina retired the first time. And now that it's happened again, it's not just disappointing, it's heartbreaking.

Ceze
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:09 PM
:speakles:

Craigy
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:09 PM
Maybe Serena has something to do with it....:scratch:

Oh dear lord. :help:

jul
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:09 PM
It's unbelievable ! :eek:
This event shows that Cocaine don't give good results :p

Denise4925
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:09 PM
:speakles: OMG, how sad. :sad: I've never been a big fan of Martina's. In fact she was once on my hate list, but I still respect her as a tennis player and come to like her since she rejoined the tour as a more mature person. But, this is just...WOW! I hope for her sake, it's a mistake and she can clear her name.

LeonHart
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:09 PM
Ughh Martina!

For 1, I believe Martina 100%, there is no way she is taking drugs.

On the other hand I'm sooo sad right now that she has decided to retire again. She only took 1 shot at Roland Garros, and she was sick when she lost to Kim :sad: She still has a chance to play top tennis but I guess her injuries took a toll.

AnnaK_4ever
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:10 PM
I see nothing bad (as well as nothing good) in taking cocaine :shrug:
It's a personal choice of each man. And as long as Martina is not a drug dealer I'm fine with it.
Her losses to Granville, Razzano, Mirza and others would harm your legacy much more than this ridiculous 'doping' case.

Effy
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:11 PM
Why did she want to come back then ?

She was broke coz she spent all money on the drugs ?

just shut up.

shrOOf
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:11 PM
Yawn!

In The Zone
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:11 PM
Cocaine does not affect you as a player or a player's performance. Maybe the WTA never found out because it's useless to be notified about something like this. Although this does tarnish her as a person, as a player -- they must be noted to be two different persons. I am sad to see her go in 2008. This could be the reason why she is retiring because she is embarrassed but she should and will not receive penalties for something so silly.

[ And stop calling her a crackwhore. Crack is whack. She's got money, she can get coke. ]

Slutiana
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:11 PM
:sad: at the statement. She says that 27 its too old to compete at the highest level, well venus won wimbledon aat 27 years old. :scratch:

Nicolás89
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:11 PM
this surely will make a lot of talkin' for weeks or months, what a way to end a career :lol:

dylan24
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:12 PM
Maybe I over-rate Hingis, but I just can't see her being so stupid as to use cocaine to enhance her performing ability. I can totally see her snorting a line of blow off some gigalo's 9-inch cock and then getting tea-bagged by him as he eats out her pussy.

But taking coke to win Wimbledon? :shrug:


:lol: :lol: :lol:

ViennaCalling
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:12 PM
http://www.20min.ch/images/content/1/4/8/14825215/22/1.jpg

http://www.20min.ch/diashow/14340/hingis3.jpg

Petkorazzi
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:13 PM
Naima :hug:

Mike_T
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:14 PM
But taking coke to win Wimbledon? :shrug: She didn't use it to cheat at tennis. Obviously any slight pros that coke may give your performance, are greatly out weighed by the cons - like trying to play after 8 pints of beer.

hingis44
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:14 PM
She doesnt feel very weel in this photos

hablo
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:15 PM
Well I hope for her reputation's sake that Martina Hingis manages to proove her innocence.

But I know from my own country that sometimes athletes do stupid things (Ben Johnson, for instance, got caught not just once but TWICE! :o) ....

carling
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:15 PM
I'm shocked by this story! I just read about it on Fox Sports and my jaw nearly hit the ground. Hingis retired due to allegations of cocaine use?! WTF?! I've never been Hingis' biggest fan, but like her so much more since her return to tennis and this story is insane to me. I cannot believe Martina Hingis worked so hard to comeback to tennis only to leave this mess as her legacy. Believe me, all her accomplishments will pale in comparison to the disgrace of retiring due to drug use.

The fact that Martina isn't fighting the allegations clearly suggests that she is guilty.

waterlily_021989
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:16 PM
this can't be true!!! :(((((((

roelc
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:19 PM
do not condamn her just yet!
the other test was negative no?
it's a pitty cause if it turns out to be not true, some people 'll still believe she's lying

I wish you the best martina!

pigam
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:19 PM
wow, she must be gutted.
i don't know who advised her on this "tactic".
In belgium we also have a triathlete (once at the very to of the world) who was tested positive for EPO (sic?) After years of proceeding before court etc. he proved that he has a naturally high EPO % in his blood.

Now of course, this is not the same. Just saying, if you're really innocent (and I don't see why Hingis would take cocaine??!!) this must be thé most terrible thing that could happen. It's enough to completely ruin an athlete's life

Rik.
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:21 PM
http://www.20min.ch/images/content/1/4/8/14825215/22/1.jpg


she really doesn't look well in this pick :eek:

ViennaCalling
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:22 PM
Maybe we can change the thread title? :fiery:

Nobody knows what the thread is about now :banghead:

waterlily_021989
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:24 PM
if she says she didn't do it i believe her.end of story!

Denise4925
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:25 PM
Maybe Serena has something to do with it....:scratch:

:weirdo:

Denise4925
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:26 PM
Maybe they screwed up the results and she tested positive for cocoa.

http://www.cybercandy.co.uk/acatalog/1114.jpg

:yeah:

:spit: That's too funny :lol:

patch.
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:26 PM
OMG

I cant believe that...sort of a sad way to end but its a shock...out of the blue

Martina :sad:

ViennaCalling
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:26 PM
:weirdo:

I guess that was a joke, Einstein :rolleyes:

Viktymise
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:27 PM
:speakles: Shoked about the whole cocaine thing.

The retirement part though, was obvious.

Slumpsova
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:27 PM
Demska is trying too hard :haha:

Denise4925
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:28 PM
I guess that was a joke, Einstein :rolleyes:

Ya think? :rolleyes:

Rocketta
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:28 PM
how long a suspension did LOURDES DOMINGUEZ LINO get for testing positive for coke and if Martina tested positive on both the A and B sample won't the Wta have to give her the same suspension even if she is *retired*?

The Daviator
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:28 PM
I see nothing bad (as well as nothing good) in taking cocaine :shrug:
It's a personal choice of each man. And as long as Martina is not a drug dealer I'm fine with it.
Her losses to Granville, Razzano, Mirza and others would harm your legacy much more than this ridiculous 'doping' case.

Um, cocaine is a class A drug and is illegal :p

LoveFifteen
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:29 PM
I am totally devastated by this. I will miss seeing Hingis on court so badly. She will always be my favorite player. :sobbing:

I wonder if Venus will say again, "It's a shame she has retired because I didn't get the chance to even up our head-to-head." :haha:

diekedelver
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:29 PM
High on crack ? :mad:

bestohb
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:29 PM
Maybe I over-rate Hingis, but I just can't see her being so stupid as to use cocaine to enhance her performing ability. I can totally see her snorting a line of blow off some gigalo's 9-inch cock and then getting tea-bagged by him as he eats out her pussy.

But taking coke to win Wimbledon? :shrug:

:haha: :haha:

:hug:

AnnaK_4ever
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:30 PM
Um, cocaine is a class A drug and is illegal :p

I do not care about stupid laws. I'm Russian :p

RJWCapriati
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:30 PM
O....m.....g

Highlandman
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:31 PM
:eek: :eek: :eek:

I never been a fan of her, but I don't know, it makes me sad :sad: cocaine and Hingis? Can't image it.

She really doesn't deserve such an unworthy retirement, definitely not. It was even more unworthy than in 2002. She is a great champion and a great competitor, she will be missed for sure.:sad:

I feel I will miss her a lot (I never thought this before), also all the great matches she had against Venus especially, so many great memories.

I'm very shocked :sad:

mdterp01
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:31 PM
Truly sad news!! This is just ridiculous. Nothing will shock me anymore. I shouldn't be shocked to begin with. You never know with some people. How embarrassing to end your career this way.

The Daviator
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:31 PM
I do not care about stupid laws. I'm Russian :p

Ok :lol:

Karsten Braasch
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:32 PM
I knew Radek was too good for her.

najad
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:32 PM
wow big news ! cocaine :eek:
sorry that she's retired one more time and it seems the last time:wavey:

IanRadi
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:33 PM
:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

"If something is SO horrible, avoid it with some 'help'. What's better than cocain?".

This can explain her relation with Radek.

Smackie
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:36 PM
I don't buy it either. Martina is so talented, she needs not take drug to enhance her performance. You may call me naive but I think there must be some mix-up along the line and I feel really sorry for Martina.

Princeza
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:36 PM
I knew Radek was too good for her.
Karsten baby boy, not the time to fight, it's all your fault.

Drimal
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:37 PM
OMG :eek: :eek: :eek:

I feel sorry for Martina and her fans! :hug:

John.
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:37 PM
Martina:eek:

danieln1
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:38 PM
Martina Hingis, "Retired", and "Cocaine" in the same sentence, is too much for a big fan to handle... I will miss her, it´s just too bad to be true... Tennis will be much more boring without her, again! I hope in 2009 she returns again, because those losses to Razzano, Mirza, Azarenka, GRANVILLE, Radwanska, Peng... she just isn´t allowed to lose to those players
The strangest part of this awful history is that the WTA didn´t know about this failed drug test... the world is so crazy right now

Karsten Braasch
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:39 PM
Karsten baby boy, not the time to fight, it's all your fault.

I know I am not starting up over this, I know she is one of your favs, but Radek is just a god.

This is very shocking :eek: I hope it's not true.

Princeza
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:41 PM
I know I am not starting up over this, I know she is one of your favs, but Radek is just a god.

This is very shocking :eek: I hope it's not true.

They were so sexy together :sad:

Rocketta
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:41 PM
Martina Hingis, "Retired", and "Cocaine" in the same sentence, is too much for a big fan to handle... I will miss her, it´s just too bad to be true... Tennis will be much more boring without her, again! I hope in 2009 she returns again, because those losses to Razzano, Mirza, Azarenka, GRANVILLE, Radwanska, Peng... she just isn´t allowed to lose to those players
The strangest part of this awful history is that the WTA didn´t know about this failed drug test... the world is so crazy right now

If you believe that I have some swamp land to sell you. :tape:

Karsten Braasch
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:42 PM
They were so sexy together :sad:

Just too sexy :sad:

fioredeliberi
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:42 PM
This sounds like the doping fiasco over Greg Rudseski(?spelling), where the authority had to make a humiliating apology to him years after it realized that it had actually given him suppliments that might have caused a positive finding on his test.
Doping tests these days have very little credibility at all and worse if they are conducted by companies that have poor chain of custody and technical controls.
That Hingis's hair test(if she really has had one) already shows negative should be enough to invalidate the finding of the urine test against her.
She should sue the testing company for defamation.

Bijoux0021
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:44 PM
Shocking! Was Hingis that desperate?:confused:

Helaena
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:45 PM
seriously?:confused:

athake
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:47 PM
Cocaine's not used for doping, its so easy to detect. it makes u feel more brave,happy and makes u feel energetic for 8-12 hours, but afterwards u move like a dead man :)
it could only makes sense if she used it before the final match and was sure not to be tested. Using Cocoine to cheat in the middle of a tournament, impossible...

if she really used it, it seems she used it for just joy. But it shows she does not care her tennis,goals etc anymore, and declaring it by using Cocaine's the worst way...

Philip
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:47 PM
my god :o

KBdoubleu
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:47 PM
I believe Hingis...there is no way she would have been doing cocaine at a tournament. Its a shame she had to end her career under these circumstances. She'll be missed

DarkchildSwiss
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:47 PM
i am really shocked and do not know what to say.

©@®eLess
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:49 PM
Oh my.....Even if this is not true, a pure allegetion that she used it will be on her name forever. But if its true...then its just a total shock!

Il Primo!
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:50 PM
Maybe Serena has something to do with it....:scratch:

:help: :tape: :haha: Seriously, that guy is a motherf*cking piece of sh*t and he loves to be so :scared:

fioredeliberi
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:51 PM
Upon further reflection this story sounds so stupid it is likely to be a cockup by the testing company rather than any doping on Hingis part. Or it's possible some of her party friends might have inadvertently contaminated her food.
Only a fool would take cocaine to play tennis better to just before a doping test or during a GS.
And Hingis is no fool.
So it doesn't sound logical and seem more like a repeat of the GREG RUDSESKI doping fiasco.

joaco
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:55 PM
I'm in a complete state of shock. I cannot believe this. It's so sad:sad: :sad: :sad:

Keaka
Nov 1st, 2007, 06:56 PM
:eek:

So, she used it while partying or intentionally...? :eek: :eek:

Denise4925
Nov 1st, 2007, 07:11 PM
I do not care about stupid laws. I'm Russian :p

Wow, now that says it all.

tobe
Nov 1st, 2007, 07:11 PM
i'm seriously shocked....from comeback of the year to drug retirement....if it s true or not, i m sad about her retirement!

justine&coria
Nov 1st, 2007, 07:15 PM
Well, maybe that's why she's in a slump this year.
But what a bad way to retire !! :(

Diesel
Nov 1st, 2007, 07:16 PM
:o

Tennisation
Nov 1st, 2007, 07:17 PM
I knew there had to be some use for this new stupid smiley face ":eek:"

ClaudiaZ-S
Nov 1st, 2007, 07:17 PM
:o

A Magicman
Nov 1st, 2007, 07:19 PM
:haha:

I never thought I'd say this, but she fuckin made my day.

:aparty:

VishaalMaria
Nov 1st, 2007, 07:20 PM
Well to be totally truthful, most of the posts in this thread are complete and utter BS! Trust most people to hide behind their screen and make stupid/disgusting comments.

I didn't like Martina as a tenns player, so as far as I am concerend, this has got nothing to do with tennis. Whether Martina beat your favourite tennis player or not, it doesn't matter; this goes beyond tennis. It focuses on Martina as a person and something in me just tells me she is 100%innocent. Whether people believe that or not, it's up to them...but I like to look at the good in people and I'm sorry, Martina isn't that stupid to tarnish her legacy like this. I know for a fact that I'm going to support her. She will need as much support as she can get, and I am sure she is ready for the fight.

alfonsojose
Nov 1st, 2007, 07:21 PM
PLAY DOUBLES WITH SESIL AT THE 2008 AO! OMG :woohoo:

:haha: :haha:

Sylwiiia
Nov 1st, 2007, 07:21 PM
Shock :eek: :eek:

winone23
Nov 1st, 2007, 07:21 PM
I am totally devastated by this. I will miss seeing Hingis on court so badly. She will always be my favorite player. :sobbing:

I wonder if Venus will say again, "It's a shame she has retired because I didn't get the chance to even up our head-to-head." :haha:

I guess Venus can comfort herself knowing she has more slams. :lol: :lol: :lol:

daniela86
Nov 1st, 2007, 07:21 PM
Noooooooooooooooo :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry: :(
I really hope she isn't guilty :( :sad:

starin
Nov 1st, 2007, 07:26 PM
I am totally devastated by this. I will miss seeing Hingis on court so badly. She will always be my favorite player. :sobbing:

I wonder if Venus will say again, "It's a shame she has retired because I didn't get the chance to even up our head-to-head." :haha:

:sad: I'm going to miss their rivalry. So much drama, even when their matches weren't the best quality. She's had a really tough year and she's "older" in tennis and she's already accomplished so much so i'm not surprised she's called it quits.

jazar
Nov 1st, 2007, 07:26 PM
i wonder if she actually will grasp the whole concept of retirement this time

winone23
Nov 1st, 2007, 07:28 PM
I don't know if Martina did cocaine or not, nor do I care, but she is going to regret retiring like this.

cancelled1
Nov 1st, 2007, 07:30 PM
What a bad way to go out for Martina.

Helen Lawson
Nov 1st, 2007, 07:32 PM
It's awful. If the test is accurate, I'd assume she might do the drug recreationally and just traces of it were left behind at Wimbledon. I can't believe she would be getting high during the tournament or for a match.

While I don't know about Martina obviously, face it folks, young rich girls like her who like to party do cocaine recreationally. If it's true about her, she's not the first and won't be the last. I hope she clears herself, this will really tarnish her legend.

G1Player2
Nov 1st, 2007, 07:33 PM
I don't know if Martina did cocaine or not, nor do I care, but she is going to regret retiring like this.

I agree. What a way to retire. In the face of adversity I'd assume that not only would she fight this issue in the legal court, press, media, etc. but she could also persevere on the tennis court as well and leave all the ravages of this behind...It may take awhile but Sesil Karantacheva was on performing enhancing drugs and still plans on making a comeback. I'm sure Sesil will achieve alot more in her career and won't let that doping case be the final nail in her career unlike this situation with Hingis.

Tennisation
Nov 1st, 2007, 07:34 PM
I really want to believe she's innocent and hope she's innocent, but retiring on a positive drug test is way too suspicious.

*Jean*
Nov 1st, 2007, 07:35 PM
WOW! Schocking news! :o What a nice way to retire :o

Ryan
Nov 1st, 2007, 07:35 PM
I dont see why Hingis should keep playing if she doesn't want to - she'll be HOUNDED by the media as it is, but showing up for press conferences every day and being accused of taking drugs? There's no way she'd post good results, and that would "ruin" her legacy even more.

Ballbasher
Nov 1st, 2007, 07:37 PM
Wow :eek: Never thought Martina would do something like this :eek:

Serenidad.
Nov 1st, 2007, 07:38 PM
She needed to retire regardless of this drug allegation or not. She was ruining her records and things as it was. I think she already knew she wasn't going to do much.

Crack Whore
Nov 1st, 2007, 07:41 PM
Who was her supplier?

LoveFifteen
Nov 1st, 2007, 07:42 PM
Wouldn't her hair test be positive if she used cocaine?

iPatty
Nov 1st, 2007, 07:42 PM
and people thought patty's orange juice was bad. :tape:

that's really funny to me that she would do drugs. doesn't really surprise me.

goodbye, martina. have fun with jennypoo.

Halardfan
Nov 1st, 2007, 07:43 PM
The WTA has to step up its drug testing program. Logic suggests drug use of one kind or another is more common that the relatively lax testing regime shows. There should be testing comparable to athletics.

hurricanejeanne
Nov 1st, 2007, 07:45 PM
What. The. Fuck?!

Martina :sobbing: Why?
My heart goes out to her diehard fans though, this has got to be unbelievably crushing. :hug: