Hingis discusses positive cocaine test as two-year ITF ban lapses

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  1. ispaht

    ispaht Rookie

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    Hingis discusses positive cocaine test as two-year ITF ban lapses

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/writers/jon_wertheim/09/30/martina.hingis/index.html

     
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  2. 1970CRBase

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    I've always believed Hingis was framed on trumped up charges.:evil: Missed her distinctive game & her personality a lot, even if she was a bit bratty. :p Wish she would consider coming back & join Henin and Kim at the top.
     
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  3. Linfei

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    I would like to see her being back too, but frankly in her case, I think it's more much difficult... maybe 1-5% chance....
     
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  4. backhander

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    How does Hingis' infraction and punishment compare to Gasquet's?

    Hingis got banned for 2 years and Gasquet got like close to nothing, what was the deal?
     
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  5. Lionheart392

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    Maybe it's just me, but I always forget about the cocaine scandal when I think about Hingis. Like I would think about her career first and the cocaine would be an afterthought. I don't think her reputation is that badly affected which should make her feel better at least.
     
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  6. sureshs

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    Why didn't she sue for defamation if the test was wrong? Why did she just accept the decision without protest? There is something going on which we don't know.
     
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  7. Kids, please don't do drugs. :)
     
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  8. mandy01

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    I dont know how Gasquet was let off when he claimed he got it in his system because he kissed a girl.Had she applied it on her lips or something? :lol:
    I love Richou but I have a hard time believing his verdict.
    As for Hingis.Its hard to find details of how her case was exactly dealt with by the ITF and how they came to a conclusion that a ban was in order..perhaps due to the fact that she was tested positive during a tournament,unlike Gasquet.
     
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  9. Mick

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    i wonder why the penalty for using cocaine is so harsh for a tennis player. The drug doesn't give them any advantage over other players like steroid does. 2-year ban, that's a long time.
     
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  10. jwbarrientos

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    As I said before, Richard just kissed a girl :shock: and nobody guarantees where Martina put her lips, you know :mrgreen:
     
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    I agree, if her results were similar or even smaller than Gasquet's, and based on the evidence that trace of cocaine have been found in London, I find it ridiculous that she did not appeal.
     
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  12. eric draven

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    I've always thought the way she was forced to leave tennis was questionable. This sheds some light on her situation but it's a shame. I've always liked her game and even though she would get overpowered by the top females she had an entertaining game to watch.
     
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  13. jimbo333

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    If she really thought that she could have challenged for world no1 again, I think she would have appealed the decision!
     
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  14. grafselesfan

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    That simply isnt realistic for her. Her game does not work as well amongst the current field as either Henin or Clijsters. Her last comeback was only mildly successful, and a comeback next year at 29 years old would be even less so.
     
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  15. scotus

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    Here's my theory:

    Gasquet kissed a girl. Then Hingis kissed Gasquet.
     
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  16. bojsag

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    Can cocaine be used as masking agent for certain PED's? You just don't know what's going on in Swiss tennis these days.
     
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  17. 1970CRBase

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    Then what is the current field like compared to 2006? Aside from Clijsters and Henin, all I see are head cases, injuries, medocrity, more injuries and the Williamses not particularly motivated to play well.
     
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