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Martina Hingis

Martina Hingis

Former World No.1 Tennis Player - Winner of five Grand Slam singles titles, twenty five Grand Slam women's doubles titles

Martina Hingis began playing tennis at an early age and made her professional debut just after turning 14.

Hingis was 15 years and nine months old when she won the 1996 Wimbledon doubles title with Helena Sukova, making her the youngest Grand Slam champion of all time. The following year, she became the youngest singles Grand Slam tournament winner of the 20th century after her victory in the Australian Open, and the youngest-ever world No. 1 when she replaced the injured Steffi Graf.

Career Highlights

  • 16-time Grand Slam Champion (5 Singles, 10 Doubles and 2 Mixed Doubles titles)
  • Held #1 for 209 non-consecutive weeks in singles and 35 nonconsecutive weeks in doubles on the WTA Tour Rankings
  • Champion of 43 singles titles and 37 doubles titles
  • Member of the Swiss Fed Cup Team from 1995 to1998
  • Member of the 1996 Swiss Olympic Team

Awards

  • Inducted into the International Hall of Fame (2013)
  • 2006 Tour Comeback Player of the Year
  • World Comeback of the Year Award at 2006 Laureus World Sports Awards
  • One of five female tennis players named to the 2000 Forbes magazine Power 100 in Fame and Fortune list at #51
  • 2000 Tour Diamond ACES Award
  • Tour Doubles Team of the Year in 1999 with Kournikova & 1998 with Novotna
  • 1997 Player of the Year by the Tour, the International Tennis Federation and Tennis Magazine
  • Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year for 1997

Giving Back

Martina is the World Health Organization Goodwill Ambassador of Polio Eradication

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