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Martina Hingis
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Hingis in 2017
Country  Switzerland
Residence Feusisberg, Switzerland
Born 30 September 1980 (1980-09-30) (age 39)
Košice, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.71 metres (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro 1994
Retired 29 October 2017
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $24,749,074
Int. Tennis HOF 2013 (member page)
Singles
Career record 548–135 (80.2%)
Career titles 43 WTA, 2 ITF
Highest ranking No. 1 (31 March 1997)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open W (1997, 1998, 1999)
French Open F (1997, 1999)
Wimbledon W (1997)
US Open W (1997)
Other tournaments
Championships W (1998, 2000)
Olympic Games 2R (1996)
Doubles
Career record 489–109 (81.77%)
Career titles 64 WTA, 1 ITF
Highest ranking No. 1 (8 June 1998)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (1997, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2016)
French Open W (1998, 2000)
Wimbledon W (1996, 1998, 2015)
US Open W (1998, 2015, 2017)
Other Doubles tournaments
Championships W (1999, 2000, 2015)
Olympic Games F (2016)
Mixed Doubles
Career record 54–12 (81.82%)
Career titles 7
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open W (2006, 2015)
French Open W (2016)
Wimbledon W (2015, 2017)
US Open W (2015, 2017)
Team Competitions
Fed Cup F (1998)
Hopman Cup W (2001)
Coaching career (2013–2015)
  • Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (2013)
    Germany Sabine Lisicki (2014)
    Switzerland Belinda Bencic (2015)
Coaching achievements
Coachee Singles Titles total 2
Coachee(s) Doubles Titles total 2

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. 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.

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. A blood test had also proved that she was using cocaine, an illegal drug. In 2013, she returned to playing doubles and became a tennis coach. She won the 2015 Wimbledon doubles title together with Sania Mirza, 19 years after winning her first Wimbledon doubles title in 1996.

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

Career statistics

Singles performance timeline

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)

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

Doubles

Tournament 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003–06 2007 2008–12 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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