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Martina Hingis

Swiss tennis player

Martina Hingis (born 30 September 1980 in Košice, Slovakia, then Czechoslovakia) is a Swiss professional tennis player who spent a total of 209 weeks as World No. 1.[2] She is known as the "Swiss Miss". She has won five Grand Slam singles titles, three at the Australian Open (1997 to 1999), one at Wimbledon (1997) and one at the U.S. Open (1997). She is a dominant player in doubles, winning 10 Grand Slam doubles titles and 3 mixed doubles titles.[3]

Martina Hingis
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Hingis in 2017
Country (sports)  Switzerland
ResidenceFeusisberg, Switzerland
Born (1980-09-30) 30 September 1980 (age 39)
Košice, Czechoslovakia
Height1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro1994
Retired29 October 2017
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$24,749,074[1]
Int. Tennis HoF2013 (member page)
Singles
Career record548–135 (80.2%)
Career titles43 WTA, 2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 1 (31 March 1997)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenW (1997, 1998, 1999)
French OpenF (1997, 1999)
WimbledonW (1997)
US OpenW (1997)
Other tournaments
Tour FinalsW (1998, 2000)
Olympic Games2R (1996)
Doubles
Career record489–109 (81.77%)
Career titles64 WTA, 1 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 1 (8 June 1998)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenW (1997, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2016)
French OpenW (1998, 2000)
WimbledonW (1996, 1998, 2015)
US OpenW (1998, 2015, 2017)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour FinalsW (1999, 2000, 2015)
Olympic GamesF (2016)
Mixed doubles
Career record54–12 (81.82%)
Career titles7
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian OpenW (2006, 2015)
French OpenW (2016)
WimbledonW (2015, 2017)
US OpenW (2015, 2017)
Team competitions
Fed CupF (1998)
Hopman CupW (2001)
Coaching career (2013–2015)
Coaching achievements
Coachee Singles Titles total2
Coachee(s) Doubles Titles total2

Hingis has retired twice from the game. The first time was in 2002, when she was struggling with injuries and was only 22. She returned to tennis in 2005, but retired two years later after sustaining more injuries.[4] A blood test had also proved that she was using cocaine, an illegal drug.[5] In 2013, she returned to playing doubles and became a tennis coach.[6] She won the 2015 Wimbledon doubles title together with Sania Mirza, 19 years after winning her first Wimbledon doubles title in 1996.[7]

She was a contestant in the 2009 series of Strictly Come Dancing.

Career statisticsEdit

Singles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 SR W–L
Australian Open A 2R QF W W W F F F A A A QF QF 3 / 10 52–7
French Open A 3R 3R F SF F SF SF A A A A QF A 0 / 8 35–8
Wimbledon A 1R 4R W SF 1R QF 1R A A A A 3R 3R 1 / 9 23–8
US Open A 4R SF W F F SF SF 4R A A A 2R 3R 1 / 10 43–9
Grand Slam W–L 0–0 6–4 14–4 27–1 23–3 19–3 20–4 16–4 9–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 11–4 8–3 5 / 37 153–32
WTA Tour Championships A A F QF W F W A A A A A RR A 2 / 6 16–5
  • SR = the ratio of the number of singles tournaments won to the number played
  • 2If ITF women's circuit (Hardcourt: 12–2; Carpet: 6–1) and Fed Cup (10–0) participations are included, overall win-loss record stands at 548–133.

Grand Slam singles finals: 12 (5–7)Edit

Outcome Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1997 Australian Open Hard   Mary Pierce 6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 1997 French Open Clay   Iva Majoli 4–6, 2–6
Winner 1997 Wimbledon Grass   Jana Novotná 2–6, 6–3, 6–3
Winner 1997 US Open Hard   Venus Williams 6–0, 6–4
Winner 1998 Australian Open (2) Hard   Conchita Martínez 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 1998 US Open Hard   Lindsay Davenport 3–6, 5–7
Winner 1999 Australian Open (3) Hard   Amélie Mauresmo 6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 1999 French Open Clay   Steffi Graf 6–4, 5–7, 2–6
Runner-up 1999 US Open Hard   Serena Williams 3–6, 6–7(4–7)
Runner-up 2000 Australian Open Hard   Lindsay Davenport 1–6, 5–7
Runner-up 2001 Australian Open Hard   Jennifer Capriati 4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 2002 Australian Open Hard   Jennifer Capriati 6–4, 6–7(7–9), 2–6

DoublesEdit

Tournament 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 200306 2007 200812 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 SR W–L
Australian Open A 1R 1R W W W F SF W A 2R A A A 3R W 2R 5 / 12 43–7
French Open A A QF SF W F W A A A A A A A QF 3R SF 2 / 8 33–6
Wimbledon A 2R W QF W A 2R A A A A A A 1R W QF QF 3 / 9 29–6
US Open A 3R SF SF W A 3R QF QF A 3R A 1R F W SF W 3 / 13 47–9
Grand Slam W–L 0–0 3–3 13–3 17–3 24–0 11–1 14–2 7–2 9–1 0–0 3–2 0–0 0–1 5–2 17–2 15–3 14–3 13 / 42 152–28
Tour Championships A A QF QF QF W W A A A A A A A W SF SF 3 / 8 13–5

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