Hingis beats #13 player in world!!

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  1. tennisjunkiela

    tennisjunkiela Semi-Pro

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    Martina Hingis continues her charge back to the top of women's tennis!

    She just defeated another top wta player - #13 ranked Natalie Dechy 4-6, 7-5, 6-2.

    Hingis is proving each day that, even with her perceived "lack of power", she can still compete with the best. as much as i like sharapova and the williams sisters, they could learn a lesson or two from watching how smartly hingis plays, insteading of just bashing all the time.

    i love her "brain over brawn" style of play!
     
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  2. BreakPoint

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    I agree. Hingis is great for the women's game and I'm very glad to see her back on the WTA Tour. :D
     
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  3. Brigitte_B

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    I think Hingis will win at least one more Grand Slam,
    and she behaves like a queen!

     
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  4. Applez

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    Great job

    Keep it going Martina

    Hoping you will WIN the tournament
     
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  5. rfprse

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    Um...now there's a forum for match results. Please check the sticky. :)
     
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  6. bismark

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    This year's French Open may be Hingis chance of a slam. The slow clay may cancel out the advantage big hitters have. But she needs to work on her fitness though.
     
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  7. Applez

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    I hope she wins it

    Go Martina
     
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  8. Shabazza

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    way to go Martina :D Who's she playing next?
     
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  9. Noelle

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    Kirilenko's up next.

    Is anyone getting this tournament on TV?
     
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    power really is everything if u don't use it right, its obvious that if u dont use power properly then it doesnt matter. Martina may not have as much power but what she lacks for she makes up in great placement and tennis smarts which i believe is far better than power.
     
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  11. Shabazza

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    Not me. :( the next tournament they'll show here is Amsterdam...better than nothing I think.
     
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  12. Sixpointone

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    I continue to be pleased and impressed with the comeback of Martina Hingis. Anytime that I can see someone play with that amount of Court sense and shot variety is a great thing.
     
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  13. Alexandros

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    Natalie Dechy is hardly what I would call a power hitter. I still don't think Martina can compete with the top 5 or 6 elites in the women's game. If she's happy sitting around the bottom ten and going regularly deep in grand slams, good for her.
     
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  14. bluegrasser

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    Not Compete ! she did pretty good against Clisters - yea, she was injured a little, but still took it to three sets.
     
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  15. bc-05

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    can someone tape me the kirilenko match? they dont have any here
     
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  16. federerhoogenbandfan

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    So this is the grand win of her comeback so far? :rolleyes: Dechy is a very good player but definitely no power player, nor a real contender for slams. Hingis`s best showing so far was taking Kim to 3, but Kim would have won 6-3, 6-2 or easier had she made the easy swing volley she blew at 6-3, 2-0, 0-40 on Hingis`s serve. Plus she had about 3 different injuries.
     
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  17. Noelle

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    Yes, but the point is that Kim still had trouble with her.

    Besides, Hingis was gone for three years then shows up and starts competing at this level. I wish people could stop naysaying what she's accomplished right now before we really see what she's capable of at this stage. :roll:

    By the way, janipyt05, your post below did not make sense.
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  18. Ash Doyle

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    Hingis competed well with Clijsters and that match could have gone either way. Clijsters may be injured now, but I really don't think she was injured at the time of their match. She likes to say she is injured, but come on...Once she hit the court she showed nothing of the sorts. You can parrot what others said before Hingis's comeback began and think the women's game has made great advancement since Hingis's time, but sooner or later you're going to have to wake up and face reality.

    ...and I don't mean that as a dig against the women's game.
     
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  19. Carley1986

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    Do you mean

    Power isn't everything if you don't use it right. It is obvious that if you don't use your power properly it doesn't matter how much power you have. Martina may not have as much power as the other girls, but she makes this up by using great placements and smart tennis, which I believe is far better than power alone.

    Is it right?? :D
     
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    Ah, a much better test, IMO. Go Martina!
     
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    Thank you, Mr. Hall Monitor.
     
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    You're quite welcome. :)
     
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  23. The tennis guy

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    Typical posting where if a player doesn't miss then she would have won easily. That's not the point. The point is she missed. The current top 5 players can pile up unforced errors often and easily.

    Dechy was one or two points away from getting to the final of Australia Open last year.

    By the way, Dechy is not currently ranked #13.
     
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  24. Michael Haller

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    If you beat Dechy you should not have any trouble against Kirilenko types.
     
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  25. Serena2

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    Did Kirilenko play well in her last match? She beat Ivanovic, but she seems to loose strange matches anyway....Kirilenko could be a tougher opponent for Hingis especially if she plays like she did against Davenport at the Aus open.

    Anyway....good luck Hingis! I wanna see the Hingis v Sharapova 1/2 showdown.
     
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    so happy she is back, she is hotter too
     
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  27. MonkeyPox

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    Maria K. is playing much better than Dechy at the moment. If she wasn't a choker/headcase I would like her chances against Hingis. If she can hold her nerve she can hit Martina off the court. I watched her completely melt down at the U.S. Open and couldn't believe how she played so great and then worse than a park player. And she didn't seem to care either way. Maria is extremely attractive however, if that counts for anything.
    I'll go with Hingis in this one.
     
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  28. DaveGrable

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    Not to mention she's one fabulous babe. Eye candy is good.
     
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  29. Deuce

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    Kirilenko won't overpower anyone.

    Her game is quite similar to that of Hingis.
     
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  30. arosen

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    If Hingis gets to beat Sharapova, THEN Martina is defininitely in for another slam title. Kirilenko? No way.
     
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  31. Michael Haller

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    We must not go over the top too early. Beating Sharapova wouldn't mean that much. Don't forget that Sharapova didn't make the finals in the last SIX slams!
     
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    I do wish that you would stop denigrating Sharapova simply because she's of Russian descent and has lived in America. Sound familiar? It should....that's what you sound like when speaking of American fans.
     
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  33. Every smart, thoughtful, terse post typed correctly makes up for 3 idiotic ones.
     
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  34. tennisjunkiela

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    considering that this match nor tournament isn't on tv, i'm not sure that it is necessary to put a spoiler notice on this post or put in the match result forum
     
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  35. tennisjunkiela

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    my mistake - last week, dechy was ranked #13.

    on this week, she is ranked #21 because she didn't defend her points from reaching the semis of last year's australian open; however, the point is that hingis is beating top pros as if she never left the game. props to hingis!
     
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  36. Michael Haller

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    I don't denigrate Sharapova. But I don't take part in the Shara-hype. That girl has won a slam 1.5 years ago and has not backed it up with another slam final appearance. Although she is the best teen-age player by far that doesn't mean a lot as the oldies (Davenport, Mauresmo, Schnyder, Pierce) - who have seen better times some 5 or so years ago - still dominate today's game.
     
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    I continue to not get any of your posts.
     
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