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Old Aug 1st, 2013, 03:24 AM   #1
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Hingis NOT returning to singles... for now

Just to kill the rumors:

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However, even though she would not completely rule it out, Hingis said she has no plans to return in singles again.
"Not at this point," she said.


"You have to put so much effort into it. Playing tournaments is the easy part, but it's all the behind the scenes training that people don't see, the six to eight hours of training and really the older you get, the harder it gets. "I wouldn't want to come out and play one or two matches and lose in the third round. That's not my type of personality."

While Hingis feels that top level singles play may be beyond her, she does not feel that way about doubles.
http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/news/t...213320213.html
http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports...-open/2606025/
http://www.cbc.ca/sports/tennis/stor...bles-play.html

Also, apologies if a thread has already been made.
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Old Aug 1st, 2013, 03:27 AM   #2
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Re: Hingis NOT returning to singles

Yes, she said that. Everyone pretty much thinks she's lying.
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Re: Hingis NOT returning to singles

"Not at this point" Tomorrow is another day
What if she does really well in doubles, rejuvenates, and wants to play singles
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Re: Hingis NOT returning to singles

If she was sure shouldn't she be saying "already past this point" especially as she's not getting any younger?
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Re: Hingis NOT returning to singles

She's not closing the door on the possibility though. I wouldn't be surprised if she came back but I wouldn't be surprised if she stuck with doubles only too.
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Re: Hingis NOT returning to singles

The most important part to me is "not at this point"
So I'm still keeping my fingers crossed
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Re: Hingis NOT returning to singles... for now

"Not at this point" says it all She will be back and we (fans) know it
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Re: Hingis NOT returning to singles... for now

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"I wouldn't want to come out and play one or two matches and lose in the third round. That's not my type of personality."
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Re: Hingis NOT returning to singles... for now

"I wouldn't want to come out and play one or two matches and lose in the third round. That's not my type of personality."


That rules out what I thought she might have been planning, concentrating on doubles but playing the odd singles tournament here and there.
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She's not closing the door on the possibility though. I wouldn't be surprised if she came back but I wouldn't be surprised if she stuck with doubles only too.
Pretty much.
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Re: Hingis NOT returning to singles... for now

Not at this point pretty much sums up the entire interview.

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"I wouldn't want to come out and play one or two matches and lose in the third round. That's not my type of personality."


That rules out what I thought she might have been planning, concentrating on doubles but playing the odd singles tournament here and there.
Reading between the lines:

She believes she can still reach to the third round of a tournament.

Adding those third round/quarterfinal points up and it's easily Top 50
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Re: Hingis NOT returning to singles... for now

well, obviously with doubles she is testing how she will hold up against today's players, if this looks good, my guess would be that she will next try an exo or two, likely with a Kvitova/Lisicki power type and/or Radwanska, and see how she does against them. She may prefer a clay xo match. Then she will announce a "limited schedule" for singles.
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Re: Hingis NOT returning to singles... for now

Can't wait for her to give a lesson to Errani in doubles
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Re: Hingis NOT returning to singles... for now

I don't want her to comeback just to lose to Radwanska. She already lost to her and another loss would be devastating.

The aame thing was with Navratilova who decided to comeback to play singles.
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Re: Hingis NOT returning to singles... for now

Legend.

Got my hopes up for nothing. At least for now..

But whatever she decides its fine. It's great to have her back if its just doubles.
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