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Martina Hingis Returns to the French Open - Jun-06
Martina Hingis progressed to the next round of the French Open after rain delays. Her opponent Zuzana Ondraskova was unable to stop her. Martina Hingis won through the second set six-one, six-three on Friday reaching the third round of the French Open 2006.
The match was scheduled to be played on Thursday but the weather put a stop to that however, this did not affect Hingis who won convincingly within forty nine minutes.
“I really played very well,” Martina Hingis explained.
“Served well, moved well, everything. It all is coming together again. I just hope it's going to continue like that. I just want to save the best for last.”
Martina Hingis Wins First Mixed Doubles Title - Jan-06
Martina Hingis wins her first final following her return to tennis, partnered with Mahesh Bhupathi in the mixed doubles of the Australian Open. Hingis was rewarded with the trophy after defeating Elena Likhovtseva and Daniel Nestor 6-3 6-3 in just over an hour.
The return of Martina Hingis to the tennis is tour has been very much appreciated by tennis fans. With her 2006 comeback, she has already achieved a title that has eluded her for her previous nine years on the professional tennis tour, a mixed doubles title.
Hingis explained, “I got the e-mail (from Bhupathi inviting her to partner him) and, I'm like right away it will be great because I don't know how long I'm going to last in singles.”
“The hopes are a lot better of staying in the event, I knew with Mahesh, having a great partner.”
“You don't want to lose first round and be sticking around for the next two weeks doing nothing.”
Hingis has high expectations of what she could achieve in the second phase of her tennis career, after her achievements at the Australian Open at Melbourne Park .
“It would be an underestimation if I didn't,”
“I mean, I played well ... first tournament to be back and making the quarter-finals right away.”
Martina Hingis Prepares for Warm-ups - Dec-05
Martina Hingis has considered beginning her tennis comeback at the Australian Open warm-up tournaments in Hong Kong or the Gold Coast, Australia.
"It's going to be great, four more weeks to go probably 'til I play my first tournament,"
The Hong Kong exhibition and Gold Coast tournament are scheduled in January on the second and ninth. The first Grand Slam event of 2006 that Martina Hingis will be hoping to enter is during the period of the sixteenth to twenty-ninth of January. "That would be the goal at the moment, to be able to participate at that level," explained Hingis,
However, to play in any Grand Slams Martina Hingis will need a wild card as she has dropped out of the WTA rankings requiring invitations to play at the tennis championships.
Martina Hingis aims for more Slams and Maria Sharapova - Dec-05
Martina Hingis hopes to add to her five grand slam singles titles following her decision to return to tennis professionally.
Martina Hingis wants to challenge herself once again with the very best saying, "When you've been number one for four years, that's all you want, to compete with the best and possibly win grand slams,"
Hingis may compete at an Australian tournament in January before expecting to appear at the Australian Open later in the month.
"I don't want to talk about goals because I'm a very realistic person and don't want to live in a dream world,"
"I would love to be world number one again, but I can only see if that's possible once I start competing again."
"Firstly, because she's the only one I haven't played, but also because she's won Wimbledon and been number one herself, so she's probably the young girl to aim for right now .”
"When I look at the rest of the top 10 and see that Lindsay Davenport, Mary Pierce, Amelie Mauresmo and the Belgian girls (Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin) are still at the top, that definitely gives me hope."
However, Martina Hingis main concern to her professional tennis comeback comes from any recurrence of her ankle and foot injury that put her out in 2002.
Martina Hingis Returns to the Tennis Tour - Dec-05
Martina Hingis is set for a return to professional tennis after a three-year absence due to injury. The former world number one will return to the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour in 2006. "I was never happy that my injuries cut my career short and ultimately forced my decision to step away from tennis," explained Hingis. "I have enjoyed my time away from the court, a period that has allowed me to experience a different side of life. However, 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."
Martina Hingis had an extremely successful tennis career from 1994 to 2002. Hingis won forty 40 WTA Tour Singles titles, 36 Doubles titles, fourteen times Grand Slam Champion including five in singles and nine in women’s doubles. Martina Hingis broke the record for the youngest female tennis player to rank at Number one on March the 30th 1997 at sixteen years and six months. Martina Hingis career highlight was in the 1997 tennis season, where she won three out of the four Grand Slam finals.
However, Martina Hingis suffered from a foot and ankle injuries that forced her out of the tennis tour at the end of 2002 at the age of twenty-two. "Martina Hingis is one of the game's great champions and unique personalities," explained Larry Scott, CEO of the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour. "For fans of women's tennis, Martina's return will add another level of excitement to the sport and enhance the incredible rivalries and roster of big-name stars. Her passion for the game has never wavered and we look forward to her return."
Martina Hingis aged twenty-five, with several surgeries behind her, is looking forward to the challenge and competition of playing a competitive tennis schedule and upcoming events.