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Vol. 5 Num 574 Fri. January 06, 2006  
   
Sports


Hingis reaches last four


Former world No. 1 Martina Hingis continued her professional comeback Thursday with a win in the quarterfinals of the Australian women's hardcourt tournament, but was undecided on whether a similar return to the circuit by former world No. 4 Helena Dokic could succeed.

Hingis, 25, retired due to injury three years ago but has made her most determined comeback to the game at the Gold Coast tournament where she Thursday wiped out Spain's Nuria Llagostera Vives 6-2, 4-6, 6-0.

The five-time Grand Slam champion will also play in the Sydney International later this month before taking a wild card entry into the Australian Open, which begins in Melbourne on January 16.