Sep 13, 2015

Martina Hingis and the comeback!

It feels wonderful to watch your once favorite player making a comeback into the game and winning the grand slams all over again.  The player, whom you once greatly admired, will stay in your favorites list forever unless there's really something disturbingly bad that he or she does. Martina Hingis is one of such players whom I admired a lot in my teenage, My mom used to talk about Stephie Graph but for me it was always Martina Hingis who would come first in the favorites list. Later when I kept occupied in my studies, a lot happened with Hingis in her sporting career. Once in a while I heard or read about her in news. At one point, I read about her being suspected in a doping case and that she would either have to prove her innocence by submitting the required samples or quit the game by retiring so that she would not have to face any allegation. She eventually announced her retirement. In women's singles category, she is the first and last player I ever admired. There have been many a players later on but frankly none has been my favorite somehow.

Before the London Olympics, when I read a news that Martina Hingis would do a comeback into the game and might be partnering Federer in the mixed doubles event in Olympics, I was very happy about it. But it did not happen the way I read though. Later on when Martina partnered Sania Mirza and Leander Paes in women's doubles and mixed doubles events, I started once again keeping an eye on her and on her Indian counterparts. We all know how Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis have raced flawlessly to the top of the rankings table. Leander Peas and Hingis won three grand slam titles of the year 2015. Sania and Hingis won the grand slams too! Currently, they are in the finals of the US Open 2015 and are going to play the finals tonight. I wish them all the best for yet another fantastic show to end the season. Congratulations to Leander and Hingis for winning the mixed doubles event yesterday. 

Hoping to see Sania and Hingis winning the coveted title tonight. Also, hoping to see Martina Hingis having yet another satisfying outing in the court  as part of her second innings in the game. It she and Federer will represent Switzerland in the Rio Olympics 2016, and Leander and Sania will represent India, it will be great to watch the final between these two teams. Wishing all of them all the best. 

1 comment:

KParthasarathi said...

Martina Hingis is one of the all time greats and a legend.She is in great form.It is gratifying that she partnered with Indians,Leander and Sania, to win the doubles tournaments in US Open.