Martina Hingis

Martina Hingis

Tennis Player
Born Sep 30, 1980

Martina Hingis is a Swiss former professional tennis player who spent a total of 209 weeks as World No. 1. She won five Grand Slam singles titles (three Australian Opens, one Wimbledon, and one US Open). She also won nine Grand Slam women's doubles titles, winning a calendar year doubles Grand Slam in 1998, and one Grand Slam mixed doubles title.… Read More

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1980 Birth Born on September 30, 1980.
1987 6 Years Old Hingis's parents divorced when she was six, and she and her mother defected from Czechoslovakia in 1987 and emigrated to Trübbach (Wartau) in Switzerland when she was seven. … Read More


1993 - 1996 5 More Events
1997 16 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1997, Hingis became the undisputed World No. 1 women's tennis player. … Read More
In 1998 already she suffered a foot injury, and she withdrew from the Wimbledon doubles competition in 1999; Hingis alleged that a Tacchini-appointed specialist recommended her shoes be changed, a recommendation which was ignored by the company, which had fired her as spokeswoman in April 1999 due to an alleged breach of contract. … Read More
1999 18 Years Old 1999 saw Hingis win her third successive Australian Open singles crown as well as the doubles title (with Anna Kournikova). … Read More
2000 19 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2000, Hingis again found herself in both the singles and doubles finals at the Australian Open. … Read More


In 2001, Switzerland, with Hingis and Roger Federer on its team, won the Hopman Cup. … Read More
Hingis set a series of "youngest-ever" records, including youngest-ever Grand Slam champion and youngest-ever world No. 1, before ligament injuries in both ankles forced her to withdraw temporarily from professional tennis in 2002, at the age of 22. … Read More
2003 22 Years Old In February 2003, at the age of 22, Hingis announced her retirement from tennis, due to her injuries and being in pain. "I want to play tennis only for fun and concentrate more on horse riding and finish my studies." … Read More
2005 24 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2005, Tennis magazine put her in 22nd place in its list of 40 Greatest Players of the TENNIS era.
2006 25 Years Old 1 More Event
With these promising results behind her, Hingis announced on 29 November her return to the WTA Tour in 2006. … Read More
Having retired for the second time in 2007, Hingis played an exhibition match at the Liverpool International tournament on 13 June 2008. … Read More
2009 28 Years Old In 2009, Hingis took part in the British television dancing competition Strictly Come Dancing. … Read More
At the start of 2010, Hingis defeated former world number one Lindsay Davenport, and hinted at a possible return to tennis.


2011 - 2013 6 More Events
Hingis helped Sabine Lisicki during the 2014 Australian Open. … Read More
Together they won three consecutive Grand Slam titles: the 2015 Wimbledon Championships, the 2015 US Open, and the 2016 Australian Open.
…  In addition, she has won the season-ending WTA Championships two times in singles and three times in doubles and is an Olympic medalist, winning silver in women's doubles at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.
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