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Now Hingis is back on the WTA...

Frederick16
11-29-2005, 06:49 PM
wich legendary former male pro will pick up his racket also up???? :p

lau
11-29-2005, 06:50 PM
Marat.... on Wednesday :p :lol:

Frederick16
11-29-2005, 06:51 PM
yes but he wasn't retired yet!! so this is a no count!! :p

lau
11-29-2005, 06:53 PM
yes but he wasn't retired yet!! so this is a no count!! :p
:secret: It was suposed to be a joke.... Although is true he starts practise soon ;)

adee-gee
11-29-2005, 06:53 PM
Arthur Ashe

Frederick16
11-29-2005, 06:54 PM
i know it was a joke! thats why my cynical reaction to you!! haha.. i still love you, you know that :angel:

stebs
11-29-2005, 06:54 PM
GORAN!!!!!! pleeeaaasssseeee

*Ljubica*
11-29-2005, 06:54 PM
Goran Ivanisevic had retired, but will represent Croatia in the Davis Cup Final - I am sure he will pick up a racquet at some stage - especialy if there is a "dead rubber" ;)

Frederick16
11-29-2005, 06:54 PM
ivanisevic is a real serious contender...

Chloe le Bopper
11-29-2005, 06:56 PM
Hingis? Really? *runs over to wtaworld*

lau
11-29-2005, 06:56 PM
i know it was a joke! thats why my cynical reaction to you!! haha.. i still love you, you know that :angel:
Awwwww :hug:
Anyway..., I felt he retired for some time... :lol: :o

Frederick16
11-29-2005, 06:57 PM
chloe!! haha. the news of the day i think... even cnn had it!

Chloe le Bopper
11-29-2005, 06:58 PM
chloe!! haha. the news of the day i think... even cnn had it!
Well, this could just mean that she plays Thailand and loses to Who? again.

DrJules
11-29-2005, 07:01 PM
If this is true then this is brilliant news. In 2002 ankle injuries forced her out of the game. At the time she was my favourite female player. One of the most complete tennis players I have seen :worship:

:bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap:

Frederick16
11-29-2005, 07:02 PM
no not pattaya only. she asked octagon to ask for wildcards for a full schedule!

Chloe le Bopper
11-29-2005, 07:08 PM
I'll give her a WC to play the tournament in my backyard.

surfpinky
11-29-2005, 07:44 PM
cliff drysdale

Iheartandy&roger
11-29-2005, 08:49 PM
I am so excited that Hingis is coming back it'll be so awesome to see her and Kimmy play!

musefanatic
11-29-2005, 08:56 PM
I'll give her a WC to play the tournament in my backyard.

lol i thibk it's great to see her back :) I think it might be a bit hard for her to come back, what'll happen about her ranking?

Chloe le Bopper
11-29-2005, 08:59 PM
lol i thibk it's great to see her back :) I think it might be a bit hard for her to come back, what'll happen about her ranking?
I'm not sure what the rules regarding protected rankings on the wta are. I would assume that she simply won't have one... nor will she need one for entry purposes, I can't imagine her getting turned down for a WC anywhere. I'm sure that somebody on wtaworld will clarify the injury ranking rules sooner or later.

Regardless, I won't get my hopes up about this :p

Doris Loeffel
11-29-2005, 10:46 PM
Well she's going to give a press conference on Saturday about her comeback - so we might know more then.

But it for sure would be great to see her back. (But hopefully fitter than she was in Battaya....)

Scotso
11-29-2005, 10:49 PM
Arthur Ashe

not funny.

almouchie
11-29-2005, 10:55 PM
r u sure Martina Hingis is making a comeback??
thats strange I thought her injury would prevent her from playing a full competitive season.
I always thought she gave up her racket too soon
it will be an uphill battle for her
she is a good marketing scheme so tourny directors will give her WCs

Scotso
11-29-2005, 10:57 PM
yes we are sure.

Frederick16
11-29-2005, 10:59 PM
if you can beat the hell out of anyone on that team tennis thing in the us. you can also win against nathalie dechy and flavia pennetta... i hope we can see all the scary looks of the top players on the schedules next year!!

hablovah19
11-30-2005, 12:09 AM
I'm so happy she's back :banana:
except if she beats Momo :mad::angel:

Billabong
11-30-2005, 12:49 AM
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH MY DREAM IS COMING TRUE:banana:!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm the happiest man in the world right now:banana:!

prima donna
11-30-2005, 01:04 AM
Finally, Martina has returned. She will wipe the floor with what is left over of ball-bashers and continue her destruction of the atrocity that is Serena Williams. Enough WTA talk for me. :)

Fergie
11-30-2005, 01:27 AM
OMG I still can't believe it! ... Martina!!! :hearts: :bounce:

TenHound
11-30-2005, 02:49 AM
I hope she can make it back to the Top. Love to see her back on top playing against Justine. Does Anyone Here Know how she fared last yr. on WTT??

Will the Majors Feature an Exhibition MD match - on TV - Martina & Roger v. Steffi & Andre - loser dumped in pool of mud??? That'd be Great fun!!

TennisGrandSlam
11-30-2005, 02:49 AM
Hingis? Really? *runs over to wtaworld*


No problem :D


I think Roger's achievement is one of reason to trigger her return! :wavey:

wcr
11-30-2005, 02:51 AM
The WTA could use more spice. Maybe Anna K will join her for some doubles action.

TennisGrandSlam
11-30-2005, 03:01 AM
The WTA could use more spice. Maybe Anna K will join her for some doubles action.


Maria S is here, the world forgets Anna K! :cool:

Chloe le Bopper
11-30-2005, 03:08 AM
Maria S is here, the world forgets Anna K! :cool:
*insert crack about linebackers here*

wcr
11-30-2005, 03:09 AM
Maria S is here, the world forgets Anna K! :cool:

Yes Maria S is here and who knows for how long with that forehand that's giving her chest problems thanks to Robert Lansdorp. Yet, she's no Anna K in the looks department and, alas, the world hasn't forgotten the spice sisters of tennis.

Leo
11-30-2005, 03:14 AM
Good news. :) Not sure what she's getting herself into, but it'll be nice to see her on the tour again.

Golfnduck
11-30-2005, 03:17 AM
I hope Hingis plays well, I like her playing style.

TennisGrandSlam
11-30-2005, 03:21 AM
The WTA could use more spice. Maybe Anna K will join her for some doubles action.


Also, I hope Roger and Martina to play Mixed Doubles in some tournaments
! Hopman Cup 2000 Winner Combination return! :cool:

Havok
11-30-2005, 03:25 AM
Well, this could just mean that she plays Thailand and loses to Who? again.
Marlene Weingartner :tape:. VIVA HINGIS make a good comeback please :banana:.

Yonge
11-30-2005, 03:31 AM
Pat Rafter or Marcelo Rios. I haven't had enough of them when they retired.

Billabong
11-30-2005, 03:48 AM
I hope she can make it back to the Top. Love to see her back on top playing against Justine. Does Anyone Here Know how she fared last yr. on WTT??

Will the Majors Feature an Exhibition MD match - on TV - Martina & Roger v. Steffi & Andre - loser dumped in pool of mud??? That'd be Great fun!!

Martina totally dominated WTT, her team won (a lot thanks to her) and she won the Most Valuable Player award:worship:! So she probably used the WTT to see how she could still compete against the other players, and her results there probably encouraged to come back to the WTA tour:yeah:! GOOOOOOOO MARTINAAAAAAA:bounce::hearts::drool:!!!!!

Socket
11-30-2005, 04:22 AM
I wish her the best of luck. Her sublime game is simply gorgeous to watch.

And I look forward to listenting to her slice and dice some of the current players in her press conferences. :devil:

Mimi
11-30-2005, 04:26 AM
i am so happy for her and her fans, i wish monica can come back too :wavey:

TennisGrandSlam
11-30-2005, 04:37 AM
She's probably also thinking, "Hell, if Lindsay can be #1 at 29 and Pierce can stage a comeback at 31, what can I do at 25?"

But yeah, seeing her play against Lindsay/Kim/Henin-Hardenne? That would be fantastic.


WTA 2006 is interesting


Belgian Twins (Kim C, Henin-Hardenne)

Williams Sisters (Venus, Serena)

French Twins (Amelie M, Mary P)

Lindsay D

Russian Groups (Anastasia M, Maria S, Svetlana K, Nadia P, Elena D)


also Jennifer C

hablovah19
11-30-2005, 04:52 AM
And I look forward to listenting to her slice and dice some of the current players in her press conferences. :devil:
ditto :devil:

mandoura
11-30-2005, 05:05 AM
i am so happy for her and her fans, i wish monica can come back too :wavey:

Same here.

Clara Bow
11-30-2005, 06:51 AM
Pat Rafter or Marcelo Rios. I haven't had enough of them when they retired.

Ditto-

I was so sad to see both of them go. I thought both retired too early and both brought something unique to the game. I miss Rafter's play style, samurai ponytails, zinc oxide and "sorry mate"s. I miss Rios' great talent, questionable long on top/shaved underneath hairdo, and just the fact the he didn't give a toot about what people thought.

Even though Guga is still not yet officially out- I am hoping that his physical problems are miraculously healed and he comes back 100%. I lurve him.

I hope that Hingis does well in this comeback. She definatley had one of the most interesting personalities of the past 20 years in the women's game. I think that Dementiava has some spicy (albiet different style) personality too- but Hingis brought the drama like no other.

i am so happy for her and her fans, i wish monica can come back too

Me too- but I am afraid that it is too late for Monica. :sad:

Frank Winkler
11-30-2005, 07:14 AM
great tennis news.
I just hope she does well.
She was a truly great player for protracted period of time.

Action Jackson
11-30-2005, 09:33 AM
I can't stand the WTA, but this could be newsworthy.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/4484064.stm

Hingis offered Melbourne wildcard


Three-time Australian Open champion Martina Hingis will be offered a wildcard for next year's tournament - if she decides she wants to compete.

Hingis, who retired due to injury in 2002, announced on Tuesday she planned to return to professional tennis.

Tournament boss Paul McNamee said: "She'll be very popular and very welcome, but she has not finalised her plans as to when she's returning.

"We're hoping it's in Australia, but it's not a fait accompli."

McNamee said he had already made informal contact with the 25-year-old Swiss star's representatives.

"It's great for the sport that she's coming back," he said. "We just don't know whether it will be in Australia."

The 25-year-old Hingis, who won five Grand Slam titles during her career, made an earlier unsuccessful attempt to return to the circuit last February.

But on Tuesday she said: "I was never happy my injuries cut my career short and ultimately forced my decision to step away from tennis.

"I miss the game and the challenge of competing at the highest level of tennis, and I want to gauge whether I can stay healthy and compete against today's top players."

its.like.that
11-30-2005, 09:39 AM
great, who gives a toss about Hingis? go to wtaworld :retard:

almouchie
11-30-2005, 10:45 AM
i just read that in several places
she really wants to come back
should add flavor to the tour just by being there, & a few wins might get the attention of most
he is a brilliant talent, no doubt about it, BUT
is she truly fully fit & has put her injury behind
how strong physically is she to stand the battering some of the younger player diss
How legitimate a challenger would she be to the top girls
I liked watching her play, always expect the unexpected from her

DrJules
11-30-2005, 10:52 AM
great, who gives a toss about Hingis? go to wtaworld :retard:

Do you have to be so negative :mad:

avocadoe
11-30-2005, 12:58 PM
oh wowowowowow, Hingis comeback would be fab and certainly spice my year. I love her and watching her play. Watched WTT every chance I got when she was playing. yeaaaaaaaaaaa!

alfonsojose
11-30-2005, 01:06 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: She's more interesting than 90% of the ATP players :yeah:

alfonsojose
11-30-2005, 01:07 PM
great, who gives a toss about Hingis? go to wtaworld :retard:
and you go to non-tennis :smash:

its.like.that
11-30-2005, 01:24 PM
and you go to non-tennis :smash:

and you stop farting out condoms. :p

bad gambler
11-30-2005, 01:28 PM
great, who gives a toss about Hingis? go to wtaworld :retard:


yes :lol:

Action Jackson
11-30-2005, 01:32 PM
great, who gives a toss about Hingis? go to wtaworld :retard:

Post that Safin is making a comeback to the ATP and post it on WTA world. How long would it last? Less time than Muster has ever spent at Wimbledon.

alfonsojose
11-30-2005, 01:40 PM
and you stop farting out condoms. :p
that's your job :angel:

mojo37_12
11-30-2005, 02:34 PM
I feel that she quit the first time because she could not stand her losses to the younger and stronger players. Especially the Williams sisters... I bet she got so used to being the best that seeing the Williams sisters dominate the game was too much for her... if this is truly the case then she will probably last for a couple of months only... let me tell you now... after a couple of losses to Petrova or Sharapova she will probably quit again...

DrJules
11-30-2005, 02:59 PM
I feel that she quit the first time because she could not stand her losses to the younger and stronger players. Especially the Williams sisters... I bet she got so used to being the best that seeing the Williams sisters dominate the game was too much for her... if this is truly the case then she will probably last for a couple of months only... let me tell you now... after a couple of losses to Petrova or Sharapova she will probably quit again...

She quit because of ankle surgery in 2001 and 2002 which did not fully recover. I think she was leading the ladies points race at the time she left. I agree she may struggle to return, but her exit owed mostly to injuries; a problem all too evident in tennis today.

Bubba08
11-30-2005, 06:24 PM
It's almost impossible to make a come-back after a retirement of the ATP tour, whereas on the WTA, it is still possible. :angel:

Frederick16
11-30-2005, 07:49 PM
marcelo rios can be an candidate. i thought i heared something of that last this year... that he is comming back. whats true about that?

Chloe le Bopper
11-30-2005, 07:56 PM
great, who gives a toss about Hingis? go to wtaworld :retard:
I give a "toss" about Hingis.

So piss off.

hablovah19
11-30-2005, 09:47 PM
I give a "toss" about Hingis.

So piss off.
You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to Chloe le Bopper again. :sad:

Seleshfan
11-30-2005, 10:13 PM
Old news. I learned about this last week in the Forehead Fetish Forum last week.

*Viva Chile*
12-01-2005, 12:36 AM
marcelo rios can be an candidate. i thought i heared something of that last this year... that he is comming back. whats true about that?
Only for play Davis Cup... like Ivanisevic did for Croatia, and it's only a possibility. ;)

Federerhingis
12-01-2005, 03:44 AM
ditto :devil:

Moi aussi! :p :devil: Even if she doesnt I will still be glad to watch her play. :D

Federerhingis
12-01-2005, 03:49 AM
I'm so happy she's back :banana:
except if she beats Momo :mad::angel:

Momo is probably too strong for her now. I wouldnt mind my favorite and my 3rd favorite going at it once more. :p

hablovah19
12-01-2005, 04:16 AM
Momo is probably too strong for her now. I wouldnt mind my favorite and my 3rd favorite going at it once more. :p
I can't wait to see those two play against each other :devil::bounce:

FaceyFacem
12-01-2005, 06:02 AM
i wish rafter would come back...he still had a crack at wimbledon if he stuck around in 2002 and 2003 (although i'm glad lleyton won in 2002!)

Noelle
12-01-2005, 07:01 AM
Martina :bounce: :rocker2: I am so excited.

As for retired players from the ATP, Sampras should make a comeback. :p

Hola Mr. SK
12-01-2005, 08:00 AM
cant believe she's 25...still single, right?
well,best of luck in 2006.

Noelle
12-01-2005, 08:17 AM
She's with some English footballer or somesuch... :unsure:

Tennis_Passion
12-01-2005, 08:21 AM
cant believe she's 25...still single, right?
well,best of luck in 2006.
Right....didnt her hottie ex retire early too, Magnus Norman:).
Maybe he should come back sometimes too....

frederer
12-01-2005, 08:49 AM
yesssssss it's a fucking great new... i can't wait to see her in court

alfonsojose
12-01-2005, 01:04 PM
ATP guys, be alert. The :kiss: of death is back again.
Date Hingis and good bye to the game :wavey: :tape:

JuanRodriguez
12-02-2005, 08:05 AM
ahum... maybe John McEnroe :rolls: in doubles :tape: :tape:

alfonsojose
01-03-2006, 06:51 PM
Nice start. She defeated Vento-Kabchi 6-2,6-1 and teamed with Golovin to beat 6-1,6-4 the Chinese team who won the Gold medal at Olympics lsat year

Tennis_Passion
01-03-2006, 07:05 PM
Go PETE:)

frederer
01-03-2006, 08:36 PM
thanks i'm so glad go on Martina, you can do it.... you're the best... you were exactly but you will again i believe in you

<Eve>
01-05-2006, 09:26 AM
And she's moving on to the semi finals after def. Vives (6-2 4-6 6-0)!!
:woohoo:
:yeah: :yeah: :yeah: GOOO MARTI!

mandoura
01-05-2006, 09:36 AM
Tina :yeah:

:woohoo:

Dirk
01-05-2006, 10:18 AM
Patty is out now so Hingis has a great shot at the title. I have a question if she wins then will she no longer need the wildcard due to earning enough points to enter the main draw?

almouchie
01-05-2006, 11:09 AM
What is Hingis's first tournament?
will she get proctected rankings or wil she have to qualify to Aussie Open
probably get Wild Card

bokehlicious
01-05-2006, 12:25 PM
What is Hingis's first tournament?
will she get proctected rankings or wil she have to qualify to Aussie Open
probably get Wild Card

She plays Gold Coast yet. For AO her WC is still in the bag...

alfonsojose
01-05-2006, 12:45 PM
Now Penetta :scratch: a good player who can hit hard. She should prevail but she is playing doubles too. She won yesterday again with Golovin. In the match against Nuria they had to stop playing 'coz of the heat :scared:

Pea
01-05-2006, 01:27 PM
Patty is out now so Hingis has a great shot at the title. I have a question if she wins then will she no longer need the wildcard due to earning enough points to enter the main draw?

She'll still need to play 1 more tournament to even get a ranking.;)

celia
01-05-2006, 03:42 PM
i am soooooo happy she is back. :hearts:

Saturn66
01-06-2006, 12:09 AM
Have always admired Hingis. Good Luck!

avocadoe
01-07-2006, 12:17 AM
rest up a few days Martina and tyhen back at it...can't wait to watch her play :)

Dirk
01-07-2006, 12:23 AM
Her body can't keep up with her yet. I hope she has a nice Oz but WC never seem to get good draws.

LoveFifteen
01-07-2006, 06:53 PM
She's got a first-round match with Justine Henin-Hardenne in Sydney. :sad:

alfonsojose
01-07-2006, 06:56 PM
:scared:

Frederick16
01-07-2006, 07:52 PM
martina will dropshot her to death!!

alfonsojose
01-18-2006, 06:50 PM
http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=214446

She called Kuznetsova Terminator :tape: and said "When I saw a marginal player like Myskina win a major, it inspired me to return."

:tape: definitely, that big mouth was missed too :devil:

alfonsojose
05-03-2006, 01:51 PM
Warsaw 2nd round : Hingis vs. Venus :yeah: :boxing: :shout: :devil:

Nathaliia
05-03-2006, 01:57 PM
Whoever wins, gonna lose to our Wimby champette A. Radwańska :angel: sooner or later :p

joeb_uk
05-03-2006, 03:20 PM
http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=214446

She called Kuznetsova Terminator :tape: and said "When I saw a marginal player like Myskina win a major, it inspired me to return."

:tape: definitely, that big mouth was missed too :devil:

Damn, I love hingis :hearts: She really speaks the truth! Hell, I am surprised it hasnt motivated steffi graf to come back after seeing myskina win a slam :eek: Calling her marginal is actually a compliment :lol:

oneandonlyhsn
05-03-2006, 07:29 PM
Damn, I love hingis :hearts: She really speaks the truth! Hell, I am surprised it hasnt motivated steffi graf to come back after seeing myskina win a slam :eek: Calling her marginal is actually a compliment :lol:

Amen to that, Martina :devil: love those insightful comments

Frederick16
05-03-2006, 07:34 PM
when i openend this thread i didnt expected martina to rocket up the ranking as hard as she did now...

amarone
05-04-2006, 12:13 PM
Warsaw 2nd round : Hingis vs. Venus :yeah: :boxing: :shout: :devil:

That match is now on Eurosport. You can watch Eurosport with TvAnts. It's listed as "Soccer Addict" in the channel list.

Pureracket
05-05-2006, 02:58 AM
Venus won in three!!!!!