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@  John Straiton : (21 September 2014 - 07:11) Caroline, that gal just can't win, fer loosen!!
@  Rutherford : (21 September 2014 - 00:21) Guten Nacht Marleen
@  Rutherford : (21 September 2014 - 00:21) who you callin' lard head, Straiton? haha
@  John Straiton : (20 September 2014 - 23:23) Hey fellow lard heads, there's a new gal posting here. Name is Marleen from Germany. Lets all welcome her aboard. And, as usual, don't all respond at once!
@  Rutherford : (20 September 2014 - 21:14) SJ: What the friggen, frig? How are ya, mate?
@  Rutherford : (20 September 2014 - 21:14) All I know is any topic that compels Lois to shoutbox must be pretty good. Hi, Lois.
@  bruce : (20 September 2014 - 20:42) Yeah, somehow the fix was in. Scottish ancestry here too, and I doubt that many really voted to stay in the UK. They got their own history, don't need the Brit one.
@  Collective : (19 September 2014 - 19:02) just kidding btw... I don't think the English are wankers at all, except for when they play the proper football world cup
@  Collective : (19 September 2014 - 19:01) Still colonized by wankers, like Mark "Rent Boy" Renton would say...
@  Lois : (19 September 2014 - 18:58) I like the fact that Scotland said "No" too much history, especially to the 'Royals' my ancestors were all Scottish so I'm glad they decided to stay with the British connection, too much to lose!
@  John Straiton : (19 September 2014 - 04:28) At the moment it looks like the dream of independence is in the toilet. I knew that would happen! Apparently big Scottish oil interests are on the table as well. I don't really know what is at stake industrially and moneywise at this point. Never really gave it much thought until now.
@  bobo : (19 September 2014 - 02:44) If no wins it was fixed like the JFK election!
@  John Straiton : (19 September 2014 - 00:29) Scottish independence: Counting begins in referendum. Ol dad would be proud to see Scotts spit in the eye of the Limeys.
@  bruce : (18 September 2014 - 21:48) Yeah, I say leave Scotland to the Scottish. I like the way those Brit announcers say "the dropah!" and the "the topah!" Pat McEnroe sometimes makes fun of that.
@  bruce : (18 September 2014 - 21:46) Maybe Marti needs to put in a call for Anna K. They did win a lot together.
@  Collective : (18 September 2014 - 16:00) that's the kind of game that Radwanska and Wozniacki can't do, rendering any comparisons to Martina absurd.
@  Collective : (18 September 2014 - 15:59) Wish Martina had played Tokyo on singles... she was so good indoors, taking the ball so early and using other girls' pace against them. She crushed Sharapova big time in 2006, and then won it in 2007...
@  bobo : (18 September 2014 - 04:52) The say coat instead of court. Ass clowns.
@  bobo : (18 September 2014 - 04:50) And what is it with limey commentators. Whiney delivery, idiotic pronunciation of words. Who hires these idiots?
@  bobo : (18 September 2014 - 04:46) They lost. 6-2. It was Martina. I have never seen he make more errors in a set ever.

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#1 sentance

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Posted 13 April 2007 - 00:33

Hingis back on top after retirementBy BRUCE SMITHCHARLESTON, S.C. - She was a tennis professional at 14, a superstar by 16 and forced into retirement at only 22 because of nagging foot and heel injuries. But Martina Hingis could not stay away from the sport that is her life."I love to compete. I love the challenge," she said Thursday, explaining why she came out of retirement two years ago. "I just wanted to give it a try and not to have any regrets when I'm older."A decade ago at the Family Circle Cup, Hingis became the youngest player in the world to be ranked No 1. She was only 16.Now 26 and two years into her return to the tour, the Swiss player is ranked No. 6 in the world, although she missed playing here this week because of a hip injury.Hingis on Thursday was honored with the Meredith Inspiration Award, given by the publisher of Family Circle magazine to a professional athlete who has inspired women around the world.Hingis, who over the past decade has worked with a number of organizations, including a World Health Organization effort to eradicate polio, said she had doubts about returning to tennis where she had 76 career singles and doubles titles."I had to overcome some fear and, you know, to kind of lose my name and everything," she said. "But I was willing to take the chance and survive it and I'm very proud of what I've done so far."Hingis felt she was missing out in retirement, even though she stayed close to the game, playing in some exhibitions and doing broadcast commentary."I was missing the challenge and the routine which I always had, you know, a sense of life," she said. "It's like I've been given a second life and it's very nice to be able to live it all over again."She said she the latest injury is nothing like those that forced her into retirement."It's not like I have to have surgery or anything," she said. "In the past, I've had to deal with many other things, bigger problems than this one."The hip injury, she said, should take at most a month to heal.

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Posted 13 April 2007 - 01:12

Good to hear that it isn't too serious... but then her next tournament will definitely be Berlin... Can't wait !
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Posted 13 April 2007 - 01:15

This shows how much they wanted her to play in Charleston. Too bad she couldn't make it. I guess she felt she wasn't 100% to play against Serena. And didn't want to lose the battle against her. In her word, the "name". It turned out Serena was too bored and walked away. I wonder would Serena do so if Martina were there.

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Posted 13 April 2007 - 03:30

Well that's good news that she is still positive on the comeback etc and felt like she missed the challenge of routine and competition. Also nice to know that her injury isnt serious and nothig like problems she has had in the past. :lol:
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Posted 13 April 2007 - 09:47

Thanks for posting the article :)It's great that she won another award :)So much for shopping in Portugal :PIt's good to hear that the injury isn't too serious. I wonder if she'll skip the upcoming exhibition in Denmark though.

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Posted 13 April 2007 - 11:09

View Postyong, on 12th April 2007, 18:15, said:

This shows how much they wanted her to play in Charleston. Too bad she couldn't make it. I guess she felt she wasn't 100% to play against Serena. And didn't want to lose the battle against her. In her word, the "name". It turned out Serena was too bored and walked away. I wonder would Serena do so if Martina were there.
OMG, ARE YOU NOT DONE WITH HINGIS BEING AFRAID TO PLAY WITH SERENA??????WTA is not all about SERENA.HENIN was giving an even better performance last season...why can't you get it? martina's pulling out, n other players pulling out has nothing to do with SERENA?you think henin was complaing about her breathing problem in the first day of miami cause she was afraid to play serena?you think maria was complaining about her shoulder from january because of serena? then why did she pull out of fed cup?you think amelie purposely went for an appendix operation because she is scared of serena?come on, these players are professionals. they would never been playing professional tennis if they r quiting tournaments because of Serena...

Edited by pooh, 13 April 2007 - 16:05.

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Posted 13 April 2007 - 11:40

i also heard that she present $5000 for the poor childs,it's great!
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Posted 13 April 2007 - 11:44

View Postpooh, on 13th April 2007, 11:09, said:

OMG, ARE YOU NOT DONE WITH HINGIS BEING AFRAID TO PLAY WIHT SERENA??????WTA is not all about SERENA.HENIN was giving a even better performance last season...why can't you get it? martina's pulling out, n other players pulling out has notthing to do with SERENA?you think henin was complaing about her breathing problem in the first day of miami cause she was afraid to play serena?you think maria was complaining about her shoulder from january because of serena? then why did she pull out of fed cup?you think amelie purposely went for an appendix operation because she is scared of serena?come on, these players are professionals. they would never been playing professional tennis if they r quiting tournaments because of Serena...
Well said Pooh :(
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Posted 13 April 2007 - 11:59

Congrats to Martina for another award. It's good to know the injury is not that serious. :(

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Posted 13 April 2007 - 12:17

View Postbeboop, on 13th April 2007, 18:59, said:

Congrats to Martina for another award. It's good to know the injury is not that serious. :(
OMG!our ID is much too similar!
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#11 Aaron@VallePH

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Posted 13 April 2007 - 14:46

Very well said pooh :)AND I updated Martina Hingis' wikipedia with her new award, as well as her 20 million dollar milestone :(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martina_Hingi...s_and_Accolades(I was also the one who made her singles and doubles runner-up data there!! :P :) :D :D )
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Calendar Doubles Grandslam Winner

and most important: MY FAVORITE WOMEN's Tennis Player!!! Yahoo! Yipee!
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Posted 13 April 2007 - 19:46

View PostAaron@VallePH, on 13th April 2007, 15:46, said:

Very well said pooh :)AND I updated Martina Hingis' wikipedia with her new award, as well as her 20 million dollar milestone :(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martina_Hingi...s_and_Accolades(I was also the one who made her singles and doubles runner-up data there!! :P :) :D :D )
Good job Aaron!! (once more!) :D
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Posted 13 April 2007 - 19:49

View Postsentance, on 13th April 2007, 01:33, said:

Hingis on Thursday was honored with the Meredith Inspiration Award, given by the publisher of Family Circle magazine to a professional athlete who has inspired women around the world.
Yes, how many women did she inspire? :( :) :D
Did you try TE and TEM?

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Posted 14 April 2007 - 06:39

Thanks for posting this bit of great news, Martina has inspired more poeple than you could imagine...she deserves such recognition. Congrats Princess! :(
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Posted 14 April 2007 - 07:26

View Postpooh, on 13th April 2007, 20:09, said:

OMG, ARE YOU NOT DONE WITH HINGIS BEING AFRAID TO PLAY WITH SERENA??????WTA is not all about SERENA.HENIN was giving an even better performance last season...why can't you get it? martina's pulling out, n other players pulling out has nothing to do with SERENA?you think henin was complaing about her breathing problem in the first day of miami cause she was afraid to play serena?you think maria was complaining about her shoulder from january because of serena? then why did she pull out of fed cup?you think amelie purposely went for an appendix operation because she is scared of serena?come on, these players are professionals. they would never been playing professional tennis if they r quiting tournaments because of Serena...
Yes it has everything to do with Serena. Maria, Justine (and Serena herself) are constant injury fakers. I mean all the top players can play with injuiry to an extent. But they won't want to face Serena if not 100%. But when are the times they are 100% anyway? I don't even remember when Justine didn't claim to have injuries. But she still won most of the matches. Other players with breath problem play the next day. Sharapova is "100% injuried" when it comes time to play Fed Cup. You could just place a "bet" on it and won.All the top players who played in Miami pretty much faked their injuiry. The reporters even ask Martina what was wrong with Miami.

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Posted 14 April 2007 - 08:19

View Postyong, on 14th April 2007, 00:26, said:

Yes it has everything to do with Serena. Maria, Justine (and Serena herself) are constant injury fakers. I mean all the top players can play with injuiry to an extent. But they won't want to face Serena if not 100%. But when are the times they are 100% anyway? I don't even remember when Justine didn't claim to have injuries. But she still won most of the matches. Other players with breath problem play the next day. Sharapova is "100% injuried" when it comes time to play Fed Cup. You could just place a "bet" on it and won.All the top players who played in Miami pretty much faked their injuiry. The reporters even ask Martina what was wrong with Miami.
can you give me REASONS why should players play with injury? so that they could make their injury worse and take an even longer time out? oh ya, then according to you, they have a valid excuse to run away from serena for an even longer period right?maybe i think amelie purposely got her appendix remove cause at least she would have a good excuse to escape serena....she coudn't think of any other injury, so resort to this.i think you cannot get it, but players are much more logical then you are.everybody knows that at a certain period sometimes, they would be someone dominant....that is sports. unlike YOU, players do not RUN AWAY.....maria, henin, martina, amelie would not have achieve so much in sports if they are cowards like what you think. CHAMPIONS do not run away from Oppositions, they FACE it. they sure hate losing, but they know you cannot avoid that.
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Posted 14 April 2007 - 08:27

I agree with Pooh ;)Besides, Martina's injury was genuine and in fact, I think I did see her twist her hip purposely, as if it was bothering her.. (during the Radwanska match in Miami)

Edited by Max565, 14 April 2007 - 08:28.

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Posted 14 April 2007 - 08:58

Good to see a bunch of positives from the Hingis end- yet another award honouring her return to the sport, a positive reference to her 'comeback' (can't believe we are still using that word!), and Hingis declaring her current injury as a) not career ending and :( not too serious; igniting hope for a return to the tour within a month.Hope Hingis takes all the time she needs to recover from this injury. As she is fond of reminding all who care to listen these days, she aint 16 anymore!

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Posted 14 April 2007 - 10:52

The hip injury, she said, should take at most a month to heal.OMG! I hope it doesn't take that long. :(

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Posted 14 April 2007 - 19:20

View PostMax565, on 14th April 2007, 09:27, said:

Besides, Martina's injury was genuine and in fact, I think I did see her twist her hip purposely, as if it was bothering her.. (during the Radwanska match in Miami)
Max, that's an hypothesis I made in another thread. That would explain the tactic she used during that match. But I still can't make a rhyme between this (which is very logical) and the dispatch which mentioned her withdrawal ("I've been training very hard the whole week" or stg like that).
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