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Martina's comeback highlights start of season

From Hingis' comeback to Sharapova's health, Bonnie DeSimone previews the 2006 season on the WTA Tour.

Updated: January 9, 2006, 2:46 PM ET
By Bonnie DeSimone | Special to ESPN.com

Can Martina Hingis regain top-10 form after two full years on hiatus and a third under the radar with World Team Tennis? Don't rush to judgment either way after watching Hingis later this month in Australia. Any player coming back after that long, with that kind of scrutiny, probably will need time to find her rhythm. If Hingis pulls it off, she'll bring pleasure to connoisseurs of crafty shot making everywhere, along with another, increasingly rare commodity: an undiluted desire to play.

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