[Yahoo] Hingis makes a statement: big net gain on her return (AP)

Rusty Backhand
01-02-2006, 06:31 PM
Once, it all seemed so routine to Martina Hingis. She would step on the court, and from up in the seats the shouts of encouragement would roll down, descending on her in waves. Hingis is playing on the tour again for the first time in three years, and on Monday the 25-year-old Swiss star made a confident return from retirement.