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Martina Hingis Quotes

I'm very excited. We've had great battles over the years, and now that I haven't played her since my comeback, it's definitely a great challenge. We always played one of the best matches because we knew every time we played, either we win the tournament or we were close to doing so. So (it) always brought the best tennis out of each other.
Martina Hingis
#Battles

I'm very excited to be making my return to competitive tennis in Australia, I have always felt at home on the Australian courts.
Martina Hingis
#Home

Probably I was a little more determined, even more hungry.
Martina Hingis
#Determined

I don't think I played my best tennis today. But as long as you win, it's always good. Always room to improve for the next match.
Martina Hingis
#Tennis

It's great to be back out there. When you hear the applause, people are out there wanting to see you.
Martina Hingis
#Applause

It's great to be back out there. When you hear applause, people are there wanting to see you. It's great. And I played some good points early on, and then you just get going.
Martina Hingis
#Applause

One day you can be a kid, but another day you have to be like this is your job, you play tennis. You have to work for that.
Martina Hingis
#Tennis

I just really like playing here. I've always had good results here and those memories kick in as well.
Martina Hingis
#Memories

(My performance at the recent Australian Open) gave me a lot of confidence. Making the last eight (in Melbourne) exceeded all my expectations. Now that confidence shows, especially in today's game. I've been improving every week.
Martina Hingis
#Confidence

That gave me a lot of confidence making the last eight and showed I had some kind of game. It exceeded my expectations....The confidence, it showed in today's game. The potential is there and I can improve every week.
Martina Hingis
#Confidence

I didn't miss much of the key points and I put her under pressure. I couldn't ask for more, because Maria is number four in the world. I knew I had to come up with a great game and I did.
Martina Hingis
#Ask

It took me three years to recharge my brain and my body and hopefully I can keep playing like this.
Martina Hingis
#Body

We both knew what to expect from one another. I was watching her growing up and playing.
Martina Hingis
#Growing Up

I knew I had to come up with a great game and I did.
Martina Hingis
#Game

I'm not looking for any excuses, she was just too good today. I'm going home with my head up. This is a good start to my comeback. I don't think I played badly today, she was just too good. Being in the finals here in Tokyo really exceeded my expectations.
Martina Hingis
#Home

It's really great to be back after all this time. I have very nice memories because I was the first female player to win the title here (in 2001). Hopefully these memories will inspire me and it will be a good week for me in this great event. I was always impressed with the modernity of Dubai and all that it has to offer.
Martina Hingis
#Memories

I felt I had the game under control and whenever I needed it I was able to step it up. I wasn't thinking that I was going to lose the set because I felt she always had ups and downs. So did I, but every time I needed it I knew I could pressure her.
Martina Hingis
#Control

It looked more like a football match. I could not find my rhythm and I am just happy to be through to the next round.
Martina Hingis
#Football

It felt more like a soccer match out there. She is not very big built and when she hits that forehand, you think 'Whoa! Where did that come from?' But she needs to be more consistent.
Martina Hingis
#Soccer

It was definitely a good performance today. I played smart and concentrated throughout the whole match. It was key in the first games to hold serve.
Martina Hingis
#Performance

It's great. Wherever I go, people are very welcoming and friendly.
Martina Hingis
#People

There is no doubt Amelie is the best player in the tournament. I am playing well and I am not too disappointed with my loss.
Martina Hingis
#Doubt

The first three games it was a little chilly out, but after that it got a little better.
Martina Hingis
#Games

In general, when you look at girls in the academies, they are just not taught that way. I think it's just because they're always so one-sided, playing with their coach or playing with their hitting partner. And you know, just boom, boom, boom all the time. I think it's also the problem of the coaches or parents, because they don't teach them different. I don't think it's (because of) the girls, because I think if you show them how to do it, how it's done, I think a lot of them, they would use more skill.
Martina Hingis
#Girls

I don't think anyone wants to lose the third round of the tournament. That's definitely one of the goals that I try to move up as soon as possible so I don't have to face someone like Lindsay in the (fourth) round. But it's here right now and one of us has to leave the tournament. But you know, I think we both give it the best shots, but that's the game.
Martina Hingis
#Goals

Beating Lindsay today here under these circumstances on this occasion, it's definitely not easy mentally for me to play her. Now I know that I have the potential to meld with the best.
Martina Hingis
#Circumstances

So far, so good. I'm definitely very happy with the progress I'm making. Today probably wasn't my prettiest game, but it was effective.
Martina Hingis
#Progress

For sure since 4-1 I started to play better. All these chances I had and games I could have won, she won anyway. You've got to have the stamina.
Martina Hingis
#Games

She didn't really give me many chances. I just didn't get many opportunities to really do too much with balls. She doesn't make many errors, which she probably still did in Tokyo. Against her, you don't get away with much.
Martina Hingis
#Balls

I'm sure she wants revenge. I'll just try not to let that happen.
Martina Hingis
#Revenge