A Martina Hingis comeback to tennis? Nope, with her two year suspension for testing positive for cocaine now behind her, she has decided not to make a return to the sport she loves. Read more about the story below.
After testing positive for cocaine at Wimbledon in 2007, Hingis was handed a two year suspension from competitive play effective October 7th, 2007. She was informed that the suspension was over on her birthday, September 30th.
Many would think there would be a Martina Hingis comeback, but when interviewed by L’Equipe, a French newspaper, she is said to be quite content with the way her life is right now. She said:
“I’ve got a nice house, my four horses. On the tour, I had no life.”
“If I had won the four Grand Slam tournaments, maybe I would have continued. But I was on a downslope. And I was suspended for two years, and that was it.”
I agree with the folks over at Fanhouse. If she was innocent, why didn’t she fight the suspension? She claims, “[I was] frustrated and angry because I believe I’m 100 percent innocent. [I have] no desire to spend the next seven years fighting doping officials.” I don’t know about you, but if I was innocent on drug charges, you can sure as hell bet that I would fight it!
The 29-year-old first left the tennis world first in 2002 due to injury. She made a comeback in 2006, and for her efforts made it to two Grand Slam quarterfinals and finished the year with a ranking of No. 7.
It’s too bad really. What do you think, readers? Are you surprised that there will not be a Martina Hingis comeback? Leave me your thoughts in the comment section. I’ve put up some more pictures plus a video below.
Photos: HRC/WENN, JOHN AMATUZZI/ WENN, www.wenn.com