Hingis happy to be healthy enough to compete

Martina Hingis sees herself as a long shot to win Wimbledon. Still, the former champion is happy to be healthy enough just to be playing.

Updated: June 25, 2007, 5:15 PM ET
By Bonnie DeSimone | Special to ESPN.com

WIMBLEDON, England -- The teenager who won here 10 years ago walked into the interview room with a tender hip, an engagement ring sparkling from her left hand and a mixture of post-victory pleasure and relief.

Martina Hingis hadn't played in more than a month, but she feels so strongly about this annual trip to London that she showed up even though her doctor estimated she was no better than 70 percent match fit.

Once on the grounds, she was resolved to avoid the first-round trapdoor ...

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