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Ok their is this feeling in the air regarding Anna. It seems like she is on a roll to win her first tourney. (which I think she will) <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> And it also seems that Hingis MAY have trouble defending this year. Anyhow who do u think will have the beter season?
 

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Oops I meant to write better not BETER.. lol <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

You know I don't know about this answer yet. I mean one can never count out Hingis but something also tells me that Anna is about to breakout and show some quality results this season. Sheesh I need to think on this one. <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> What do u fans think?

Also GO WTA and HAPPY HAPPY days are here again. I love it when the tour begins. <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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<center><font size=5 face=mistral color=purple> Martina! <font size=2>
 

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For starters - hingis has a MAJOR advantage over Anna, in that she will be seeded in every event she enters. Not only that, but she will be seeded high. Currently top 4, if her Oz season doesn't go well (or Kims and Serena's go extremely well) then she is still a top 8 seed.

Anna will have the possiblity of facing top players in early rounds untill she gets her ranking up - which could take a while, no matter how well she plays.

Furthermore - Hingis reaches the semi finals or further in slams about 80% of the time (I'm too lazy to check the exact stats over the past few years). I can't imagine that she will all of a sudden start doing much worse than that.

And I can't see Anna, just yet, consistently getting that far a slams, especially with not being seeded.

So I feel Hingis will have a much better year.

That said, I hope to see Anna have a good year, win a couple titles, and get a couple good wins over top players as well.
 

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Hingis at 50% and on one leg still trumps Miss Kournikova-Pornikova. I like Anna despite my flip remark, but come on, there is no comparison between these two. Just the fact that Anna has yet to win ANY event makes a comparison laughable.
 

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Well just think if Anna gets this win and gets her confidence on a high note that she can soar to new heights. (of course she already stands tall in her high-heel shoes though) But seriously if Hingis continues on her low confidence feel and Anna on a high note then who knows.

P.S. I am surprised nobody has yet to say that they will both TIE, considering that they play doubles together. LOL <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

anyhow I voted for Hingis. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
 

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I think if Hingis can beef up that serve a little bit, and maybe serve-volley a bit more, she could keep up with the "big babes". Everyone says she needs to play a power game and hit the gym but I disagree - Hingis doesn't have the stature for it. Plus, she's too smart to be a baseliner.

As for Anna, I think once she wins her first title, the weakest part of her game will improve... her mentality. The talent is there, but the mentality is not. Once she can improve the mentality, she will be a legit contender at the major tournaments.
 

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I dont see a comparison between them. Martina is still a TOP player while Anna is still strugling to be with the TOP.

Why dont we do it between Venus or Anna??? Come on, give Martina some respect!!!!!
 

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No comparoson between the two at all.<br />Martina is one of the best tennis players in history while Anna is just beautiful at the moment.
 

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Look at GOJELENA... look at who is being over-sensitive here... <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0">
 

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I think I just needs some some respect for Martina Hingis for someone to create this kind of thread.

What If I created, Who is better? Venus or someone in the rank 25 and below? What would you feel? GET REAL!!!!!!!!
 

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He he werent you that same ole DONKEY who was posting in the same type of thread about Venus and Serena? Rolleyes again.. lmao <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> Gettin all hot and bopthered are we? <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

And talk to my hand <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
 

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You forgot the wet trout Dawn <img src="wink.gif" border="0">
 

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Go Jelena: No one has actually insulted Martina at any point in this thread.

As much as I'd like to think that Anna having a better season is a silly idea - the 2002 season is yet to happen, and I can't read the future!

So people are entitled to think and hope for Anna to kick some major butt, all they'd like.

Personally I think the idea of her passing Martina is simply preposterous - but thats just my humble opinion <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Now I'm all for sticking up for Martina Hingis - but only when necessary.

They are doubles partners, and freinds - I can see why Dawn may have chosen to link the two together.

Relax! <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />
 

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LOL @ this question! The two are not in the same league. Even if Anna does win this week (which I think she can), she will do so without facing a player ranked above #40! <img src="redface.gif" border="0"> I don't think that will suddenly put her into Hingis' league.
 

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they are not compariable<br />it's like compare elephant and mouse <br />the season which has been terrible for Martina I mean 2001, could be extremely good for Anna if she had Martina's results...
 

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Well, it depends on if you're doing it like 'who has the better year from a standing start', as opposed to 'who has the best year period'.

It comes down to progress.

If Anna wins 3 Tier V's where she never has to play a player ranked higher than #40. That's a good year. That's progress, in terms of where she was before: Not having won a tournament.

If Martina gets to the final of all 4 slam events, but doesn't win any of them, makes a couple or 3 Tier I and II victories, Anna will still have had the better year imo. Unless she totally tanks it in the bigger events.

Success for Martina means only one thing (as with all the players in the Top 6 imo): Grand Slam titles.

Now, with only 4 at most able to win those, go figure.... <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0">
 

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Actually Becca understood my point <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

First of all their friends and they kinda play the same way. But anyway it is possible for Anna to have a better season than Hingis this year. Hingis kinda left last season on a downward trend.. whereas Anna seems to be on a high trend. I can very well see Hingis falling downward and lose more confidence while at the same time Anna may ride high on loads of confidence. I know Hingis is the all around better player but she has been without a slam in 3 years. And what if Anna has a breakthru season? What I mean as the better season was who has the most consistant results this year in slams and tourneys. I didn't choose to use Venus because Venus is kinda in a Galaxy all her own. If she hadn't of won two slams and many tourneys then I would have no problem comparing them both. In fact I could do a poll of who will have the better season between Serena and Anna and Hingis. I would pick Serena, of course but I am bias though <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

I dont know though I do think Anna is gonna have a good if not great year. I can feel it <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
 
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