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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.”
Bhupathi and Hingis are likely to continue their partnership, however, Martina Hingis explained that she was yet to decide how many tennis doubles matches she would play in 2006.
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