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Martina Hingis inducted in Tennis Hall of Fame

Jul 22, 2013 18:46 IST

Martina Hingis32 Year old Swiss tennis legend Martina Hingis was inducted in Tennis Hall of Fame on 13 July 2013.

With the induction she became the fourth youngest members to be included in the tennis hall of fame., followed by Tracy Austin (30), Bjorn Borg (31) and Hana Mandlikova (32).

 It is important here to note that Czechoslovakia born Martina Hingis was named after Martina Navratilova. She came into limelight after she won the 1993 Roland Garros junior title at just 12 year of age.

A brief insight into Martina Hingis’ Career

• She had won three Australian Open titles (1997, 1998, 1999), one Wimbledon (1997) and a US Open title (1997).
• She held the number one ranking for 209 weeks. She also won nine grand slam doubles titles and a mixed doubles title.
• In June 2011, she was named one of the "30 Legends of Women's Tennis: Past, Present and Future" by Time.
• 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 on its team, won the Hopman Cup.
• In February 2003, at the age of 22, Hingis announced her retirement from tennis, due to her injuries and being in pain.
• In February 2005, Martina Hingis made an unsuccessful return to competition at an event in Pattaya, Thailand, where she lost to Germany's Marlene Weingärtner in the first round.
• 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 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2007.

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