At the end of July, I wrote that Martina Hingis's months-long hip injury had totally healed. That is what Hingis thought. But two weeks later, the pain started again, and Hingis had to withdraw from Rogers Cup competition. Still plagued with hip pain, she has now withdrawn from the Zurich Open, which must be especially difficult for her. Her season, in fact, has ended.
It is starting to look like Hingis's hip is doing her in the way her feet did before. She had such a great comeback last year, but this year has been rough. We can only hope that she really does get rid of the hip problem and return in 2008 fully healthy (and with a better serve).