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Martina Hingis

29 March, 2006

Martina Hingis from Switzerland.Martina Hingis turned pro at age 14 and quickly became one of the dominant tennis stars of the 1990s. In 1997 she nearly completed a rare Grand Slam, winning the Australian Open, the U.S. Open and Wimbledon and losing only

 

Name : Martina Hingis

Birthdate : September 30, 1980

Birthplace : Kosice, Czechoslovakia

Residence : Trubbach, Switzerland

Height : 1.68 m (5' 6")

Weight : 52 kg (115 lbs)

Tennis

Coach : Her mother -- Melanie Molitor

Grip : Right-handed, two-handed backhand

Best Shot : Backhand

Court : Favorite surface is clay

Turned Pro : October 14, 1994

Rankings : Singles ranking No. 1 [5/25/1998]

                     Doubles ranking No. 2 [5/25/1998]

WTA Titles : 16 Singles titles, including 4 GS

                       15 Doubles titles, including 3 GS

Prize Money : $1,180,374 in 1998 [5/25/1998]

                          $6,128,991 in career [5/25/1998]

W/L Record : W/L record in 1998 -- 26/4 [6/7/1998]

                         W/L record in career -- 168/40 [6/7/1998]

Details

Martina Hingis turned pro at age 14 and quickly became one of the dominant tennis stars of the 1990s. In 1997 she nearly completed a rare Grand Slam, winning the Australian Open, the U.S. Open and Wimbledon and losing only in the French Open finals. Intensely competitive and a clever shotmaker, Hingis was ranked #1 in the world in women's singles in 1997, 1998 and 2000 and by the end of the year 2000 she had career prize winnings of $15 million. For a time she was part of a high-profile doubles team with fellow teen sensation Anna Kournikova. In 2002 Hingis battled ankle injuries, and in 2003 she announced that she was retiring from competitive tennis. However, she unretired three years later, making her official return to professional tennis on 2 January 2006 in the Australian women's hardcourt championships.


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