Hingis bounces back after Wimbledon disappointment

Switzerland's world number one tennis player, Martina Hingis, has progressed to the next round of the WTA tournament in San Diego in her first match since losing in the Wimbledon quarter-finals last month.

This content was published on August 2, 2000 - 08:57

Hingis beat the Belgian player, Dominique van Roost (WTA 15) 6-2, 7-6 (7-2) to qualify for the quarter-finals of the $535,000 tournament at Carlsbad. Hingis had been given a bye in the first round.

Nonetheless, she had difficulty disposing of van Roost. Her opponent at one stage led 6-5 in the second set, but failed to hold her serve, which would have sent the match into a deciding third set.

Hingis said she was generally satisfied with her performance, but realised the need for improvement.

"Overall, I think it was a good match to have. I still need a little bit of improvement on some of the strokes. In some parts of my game I got better and took some more risks" said Hingis.

She took a three-week break from the WTA circuit after losing to Venus Williams in the Wimbledon quarter-finals, spending most of the time at her home in Florida.

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