Martina Hingis: Comeback Ruled Out

October 21, 2009

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.

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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.

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4 Responses to “Martina Hingis: Comeback Ruled Out”

  1. 1
    Anthony Says:

    she tested positive for 42 nano grams. Which by the US military standards, it would not have been detected. And also she tested negative for cocaine on her hair follicle. I damn believe she was innocent and is still innocent. Its a shame that such a great player was maltreated and bullied out of the sports she loved.

  2. 2
    Tennis Betting Says:

    A great player who was at No. 1 in women’s rankings for more than 200 weeks.

  3. 3
    James Says:

    if she is financially well-off for the rest of her life, why subject herself to the added pressure of being a professional athlete?

    most of her life has been all about tennis, and it seems that she is enjoying “retired” life. Who wouldn’t??

  4. 4
    Vicky Says:

    If Martina is happy with life now that is huge and I admire her for staying the course instead of going back into the “rat race”. I loved watching her play, but I saw her at a tournament once and she had an angry demeanor and was not responding well to the pressure. She will definitely be missed, but I’m glad to hear she is happy.