Swiss tennis legend Martina Hingis included in Tennis Hall of Fame
Swiss tennis legend Martina Hingis (32) was inducted in Tennis Hall of Fame. She has become the fourth youngest member to be inducted in the Tennis Hall of Fame after Tracy Austin (30), Bjorn Borg (31) and Hana Mandlikova (32).
Martina Hingis Career & Achievements:
- She came into limelight after clinching the 1993 Roland Garros junior title at just 12 year of age.
- Won three Australian Open titles (1997, 1998, 1999), one Wimbledon (1997) and a US Open title (1997).
- Stood at the number one ranking for 209 weeks.
- She also won nine grand slam doubles titles and a mixed doubles title.
- In 1997, Hingis became the undisputed World No. 1 women’s tennis player.
- In 1998, Hingis won all four of the Grand Slam women’s doubles titles, only the fourth in women’s tennis history to do so.
- In 2001, Switzerland, with Hingis and Roger Federer as mixed doubles won the Hopman Cup.
- In 2003, at the age of 22, Hingis announced her retirement from tennis, due to her injuries and being in pain.
- In 2005, Martina Hingis made a return at an event in Pattaya, Thailand, where she lost to Germany’s Marlene Weingärtner in the first round.
- In 2011, she was named one of the “30 Legends of Women’s Tennis: Past, Present and Future“.
- She is counted as the most successful player to play the Toray Pan-Pacific Tournament with 5 wins in 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2007, and reached 8 finals in the years1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2007.
Month: Current Affairs - July, 2013