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Martina Hingis Quotes

Martina Hingis
( Photo credit: Art Seitz ©1993 )

October 1, 2013: "On Monday evening, I was in our shared apartment when the doorbell rang. In the course of a dispute, Martina and her mother Melanie Molitor pounced on me—beating and scratching me. My upbringing forbids me to beat women. I resisted every effort, but Mario Widmer, the partner of Melanie, struck me in the head with a DVD player. The policemen went back to the apartment with me and forced the three to surrender my valuables. They wanted to kill me. I'm shocked! I never thought it would go so far."
— French showjumper Thibault Hutin, who is waiting to divorce former world No. 1 Martina Hingis, telling the Swiss newspaper Blick that he was sitting at home minding his own business when Hingis, her mother, and her mother’s boyfriend combined to launch an attack on him.

"I am number one in the world, so I have the right to be arrogant!"

Martina Hingis, then seventeen, responding to suggestions that her comments sounded arrogant (1998).
"Sometimes I feel, been there, done it, now what? What more is there to prove?"
-Former No. 1 Martina Hingis, sidelined following ankle surgery, at age twenty-one
1998: "It does bug me, being No. 2.. When you are used to being a champion, it's like a drug-you want to be there again and again."
-Martina Hingis, eighteen, after losing the Number one ranking to Lindsay Davenport
2000: "I did things I should not have done. But people make mistakes, especially at my age, when you feel you are so smart, but in fact you are an asshole."
-Martina Hingis, on behaving like a spoiled brat in the 1999 French Open final

1997: "It's all the time, 'Tiger Woods, Tiger Woods.' I am better than he is. I've been on top longer and I am younger. I'm just better."

-Martina Hingis

1997: "I had a great year. You know, what can I improve? Sometimes I ask myself."

-Martina 'Hubris' Hingis, after winning three of the four Grand Slams at age sixteen.

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