Hingis after latest loss: “I wanted to cry”

by: Matt Cronin August 22, 2013

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In the fourth tournament of her comeback in doubles, Martina Hingis and partner Daniela Hantuchova again lose early, this time to Cara Black and Vania King in the first round of New Haven, 6-3, 6-1.

Hingis and Hantuchova have gone 3-4 in their matches and have yet to advance past the second round of any tournament. They will play the U.S. Open together.

“I wanted to cry,” said Hingis with a bright smile. “I think we can play much better than that and we’ve shown it in the last three tournaments. It started off OK and we played pretty solid ... but then all of a sudden instead of 5-2 it’s like 3-4 and it all turned around there.”

Hingis seems to be reconsidering her decision to return.

“Sometimes I think my life is my problem because when you have those matches and you get down when you don’t play well,” she told the Connecticut Post. “My life is some comfortable at home and you have that comfort zone. Why would you want to suffer and put yourself into pain even in those moments when you think this is great?”

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