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Old 02-22-2006, 08:54 AM   #13
Moose Malloy
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Martina Hingis continued her impressive return to tennis with victory over Anastasia Myskina at the Dubai Open.

The former world number one beat sixth seed and former French Open champion Myskina 6-4 6-3 to reach the quarters.

"It is not a comeback anymore," Hingis said. "I am here now and this is my fifth tournament. I have shown that I can still play. I don't look at it as a comeback anymore. It is more like the second part of my career now."

The five-time Grand Slam champion led 4-1 in the first set, before Myskina drew to 5-4. In the second set, Hingis broke in the fourth game to go up 3-1 and held serve thereafter.

"I think winning the first game showed her that I am here and I am prepared, and that she has to earn her points," Hingis said. "It was really important to have won that first game."

Plays Sharapova next....
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