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Swiss Miss back on the court in 2006

Updated: December 19, 2005, 10:11 AM ET
By Bonnie DeSimone | Special to ESPN.com

We've all become used to the idea that retirement can be a temporary state for top athletes. They never seem embarrassed about changing their minds, no matter how many tributes and special parting gifts they receive or how many naysayers cast doubt on the wisdom of a comeback.

Yet the news that Martina Hingis will return to the WTA Tour next season -- probably at or just before the Australian Open -- deserves to be regarded a little differently. There's nothing to compare it to in tennis, ...

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