MARTINA HINGIS PROFILE


Martina Hingis born 30 September 1980 in Košice, Slovakia, then Czechoslovakia is a retired Swiss 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.

Hingis set a series of "youngest-ever" records before ligament injuries in both ankles forced her to withdraw temporarily from professional tennis in 2002 at the age of 22. After several surgeries and long recuperations, Hingis returned to the WTA tour in 2006. She then climbed to world number 6 and won three singles titles. On 1 November 2007, Hingis announced her retirement from tennis after testing positive for cocaine during Wimbledon in 2007. She denied using the drug, but decided not to appeal the imminent ban.

Childhood and early career
Hingis was born to accomplished tennis players: a Czech mother, Melanie Molitorova, and a Hungarian father living in Košice (Slovakia), Károly Hingis. Molitorova was a professional tennis player, who was once ranked tenth among women in Czechoslovakia, and was determined to develop Hingis into a top player as early as pregnancy. Her father was ranked as high as nineteenth in the Czechoslovakian tennis rankings. Hingis's parents divorced when she was six, and she and her mother relocated around a year later to Trübbach in Switzerland. Her father, who continued to live in Košice as a tennis coach, said in 1997 that he had seen little of his daughter after the split.

Hingis began playing tennis when she was two years old and entered her first tournament at age four. In 1993, 12-year-old Hingis became the youngest player to win a Grand Slam junior title: the girls' singles at the French Open. In 1994, she retained her French Open junior title, won the girls' singles title at Wimbledon, and reached the final of the US Open.

She made her professional debut in October 1994, two weeks after her 14th birthday. She ended the year ranked World No. 87,[11] and in January 1995, she became the youngest player to win a match at a Grand Slam tournament when she advanced to the second round of the Australian Open.

Personal life
Hingis has dated Spanish golf player Sergio García and British footballer Sol Campbell. She was briefly engaged to Czech tennis player Radek Štěpánek, but split from him in August 2007.She has also dated former tennis players Magnus Norman, Ivo Heuberger and Julian Alonso.In March 2010, Hingis announced that she was engaged to marry Andreas Bieri, a Swiss attorney, but the engagement was broken off later.
Martina Hingis tied the knot on December 10, 2010 as she married fellow showjumper, 24 year-old Thibault Hutin, in an intimate ceremony in Paris.

PERSONAL INFORMATION
Nick name: Swiss Miss ChuckyWingis
Country: Switzerland
Residence: Hürden, Switzerland
Date of birth: 30 September 1980 (1980-09-30) (age 30)
Place of birth: Košice, Slovakia (then Czechoslovakia)
Height: 1.70 metres (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro: 1994

Retired: 2007
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Career prize money: US$20,130,657
(7th in all-time rankings)

Singles
Career record 548–133 (80.5%)
Career titles 43 WTA, 2 ITF
Highest ranking No. 1 (31 March 1997)

Grand Slam results
Australian Open W (1997, 1998, 1999)
French Open F (1997, 1999)
Wimbledon W (1997)
US Open W (1997)

Other tournaments
Championships W (1998, 2000)
Olympic Games 2R (1996)

Doubles
Career record 286–54 (84.1%)
Career titles 37 WTA, 1 ITF
Highest ranking No. 1 (8 June 1998)

Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (1997, 1998, 1999, 2002)
French Open W (1998, 2000)
Wimbledon W (1996, 1998)
US Open W (1998)
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