Share this article

print logo


Martina Hingis was winning her match so easily at the Bank of the West tournament in Stanford, Calif., that she had a chance to peek at the action on an adjoining court.

Hingis had six aces and didn't lose her serve in a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Magdalena Maleeva that took just 50 minutes. It improved her singles record to 47-1 this year.

Third-seeded Amanda Coetzer defeated Meilen Tu, 6-2, 6-0, in a match that took place on an adjacent court at the same time Hingis was playing Maleeva.

Hingis, the top seed and defending champion of the $450,000 women's tournament, said she couldn't help looking at the Coetzer-Tu match during changeovers.

"I felt pretty good with my game, so I wanted to see what was going on on the other court," she said with a laugh.

Monica Seles, the No. 2 seed, is scheduled to play her first match in the tournament tonight against Rita Grande.

There are no comments - be the first to comment