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is it just me or did she got a little more punch on her shots? Also her body seems to be more toned down. Granted it's not enough to counter all the other power players but she is not a pushover as far as power goes and everyone thought of her
 

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She's clearly in the best shape of her career. Her power is definitely up, evidenced by the fact that she hit a 120 mph serve in the Australian.

Old news, anyway, been talked about.
 

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I do not know how far she will pass at Dubai tournament. Did she train hardly with power in the last two weeks.
 

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I think she will be top 5 at the end of the year....playing great!
 

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She has a tough draw this week.
Mirza, Myskina, Sharapova,Davenport, Henin
I think its a fifty fifty proposition against Myskin and Sharapova
less of a chance against Davenport and Hengis
i am sad to say but I think she will not go far in this draw.
I hope I am wrong
 

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I feel that too. Can Hingis pass 2nd round against Myskina ? Hingis has very little chance to go far in this Dubai tournament
 

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Zauber said:
She has a tough draw this week.
Mirza, Myskina, Sharapova,Davenport, Henin
I think its a fifty fifty proposition against Myskin and Sharapova
less of a chance against Davenport and Hengis
i am sad to say but I think she will not go far in this draw.
I hope I am wrong
I loved that one :lol:
 

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ezekiel said:
is it just me or did she got a little more punch on her shots? Also her body seems to be more toned down. Granted it's not enough to counter all the other power players but she is not a pushover as far as power goes and everyone thought of her
Yes she has and we all noticed it during the Australian Open. Her serve has improved so much. :bounce:
 

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I think Hingis should beat Nastya relatively easy...at her peak she's never had problems with counter-punchers. It will depend on how well Martina plays, hopefully she's up to the test.
 

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I think Hingis should beat Nastya relatively easy...at her peak she's never had problems with counter-punchers. It will depend on how well Martina plays, hopefully she's up to the test.
Is Martina `s game strong enough after two weeks training ?
 

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Ryan said:
I think Hingis should beat Nastya relatively easy...at her peak she's never had problems with counter-punchers. It will depend on how well Martina plays, hopefully she's up to the test.
I think so as well. Nastya will make lots of UE's in their meeting because she's not accustomed to generating the pace and of course, Martina's genius court sense will take care of the rest. :)
 

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ezekiel said:
is it just me or did she got a little more punch on her shots?
Not really. Hingis increased her weight training circa 2000, but it did not make her hit harder, though it helped her avoiding running out of gas in long matches (compare RG final 1999 and AO QF 2001...). She does have bit more zip in her serve compared to pre-retirement, but that is more of matter of technique.

She is thinner now than in 2001-2002, giving her more muscle definition, but she clearly is not any bulkier.

Hingis' old service speed record was 108mph from 1998 or so, which - when one considers radar gun speed inflation - is on par with her new record. In 2001, Hingis started to go for less in her 1st serves to avoid hitting 2nd serves.
 

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Is Martina `s game strong enough after two weeks training ?
That's a stupid question. You're saying that after only two weeks off a player can't compete at a high level? :retard:
 

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That's a stupid question. You're saying that after only two weeks off a player can't compete at a high level? :retard:
It helps a lot for two weeks `s training. I am looking forward to seeing Hingis comes out with powerfull games, at least improved serve significantly. Her little bit improved serve right now does not affect at all agaisnt top 10. Myskina will swallow her in 2nd round.
 

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I do not know how far she will pass at Dubai tournament. Did she train hardly with power in the last two weeks.
Nice to see you back. Umm....but this time don't be scared to post when/if she gets to the final.
 

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Will Hingis pass 2rd round for good ?
Will you pass your kidney stone?
 

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