Career Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis was born on September 30 1980 in Kosice, Czechoslovakia.Martina Hingis turned professional on the WTA Tour on 14 October 1994, only 14 years old. She was number one in the world ranking at the age of 16 years and 6 months, the youngest of all time. She kept her place as number one 209 weeks of 247 between 1997 and 2001 . She was also ranked 1st in two-under 35 weeks.Hingis won a total of 43 WTA titles in singles, including five Grand Slam (GS), and 37 WTA titles in doubles (nine of GS titles). She also has a GS title in mixed doubles. In addition to these titles she has won two in singles and one in doubles at ITF circus and also won the singles title in The Season ending WTA Tour Championship in 1998 and 2000 .Martina Hingis won her first WTA Tour title in singles in 1996 (Stuttgart). The same season she won a second WTA title as well, yet not 16 years old, a double title in the Wimbledon Championships , together with Helena Sukova . The following year, 1997, Hingis won all 12 WTA titles in singles and also reached the finals in singles all four GS tournaments. In the Australian Open final she defeated Frenchwoman Mary Pierce (6-2, 6-2), the Wimbledon Jana Novotná (2-6, 6-3, 6-3) and the U.S. Open Venus Williams (6-0, 6-4) . However she lost the final of the French Open against Iva Majoli (4-6, 2-6). After this triumph-filled season that was being ruined because of a knee injury after a fall from a horse and forced her to surgery, and withdrawal from several tournaments, she was ranked as world number one sovereign.
She continued to play tennis at a high level even the next few seasons. In 1998 she won five WTA titles in singles, including the Australian Open final where she defeated Conchita Martinez (6-3, 6-3). In 1998, Hingis won also doubles title in all four GS tournaments, an achievement that can be counted as a "real tennis Grand Slam ", although only three of the titles were won with the same partner ( Jana Novotná ). The fourth title (Australian Open), she won with Mirjana Lucic .
In 1999 she won seven singles titles, including this year after a strong start with the singles title at Australian Open (final win over Amélie Mauresmo (6-2, 6-3). She lost the final of the French Open to Steffi Graf who thus took her last singles title the GS context. The next three seasons (2000-2002) she won a total of 14 WTA titles in singles, but no GS title in singles, despite several finals. All three seasons, she was in the final of the Australian Open, but lost them to Lindsay Davenport (2000) and Jennifer Capriati (2001 and 2002).
After his comeback on the WTA Tour in 2006 Martina Hingis won a GS title, mixed doubles at the Australian Open along with the ten-fold GS-winner in doubles and mixed doubles, Indian Mahesh Bhupathi . She also won the singles title in the Italian Open in May 2006.
Martina Hingis took part in the Swiss Fed Cup Team 1995-98. During that time she played 30 matches for the team and won 26 of them. The biggest success was the team in 1998, when it faced a team from Spain in World Group 1 Final. The Spanish team won, although by 3-2 in matches, but Hingis won her two singles matches over Conchita Martinez and Arantxa Sanchez Vicario .
Martina Hingis was born in Czechoslovakia, where her tennis enthusiasts father allowed her to play tennis even as a 2-year-old. At age four, she participated in her first tournament. In 1988 the family moved to Switzerland.Hingis, who played with a dubbelfattad backhand , suffered many injuries in the early 2000s and decided to quit tennis in 2002 only 22 years old. In late November 2005, the Hingis, however, his comeback on the WTA Tour in 2006.1 November 2007 Hingis announced that she would finish his career as a result of that she made a positive doping test during the Wimbledon Championships .January 4, 2008 Hingis was banned for two years because of the incident during Wimbledon.
Profile and Biodata of Martina Hingis
Full Name: Martina Hingis
Nickname: Swiss Miss
Place of birth: Kosice, Czechoslovakia
Date of birth: 30 September 1980
Length: 1.70 m
Weight: 59 kg
Prof Debut: 1994
Retired: 1 November 2007
Total prize money: $ 20,130,657
Career record: 545-131
Highest Position: No. 1 (31 March 1997)
Grand Slam results
Australian Open: Win (1997, 1998, 1999)
Roland Garros: Final (1997, 1999)
US Open: Win(1997)
Career record: 284 - 53
Highest Position: NO.1 (8 Jun 1998)
Grand Slam results
Australian Open: Win(1997, 1998, 1999, 2002)
Roland Garros: Win (1998, 2000)
Wimbledon: Win (1996, 1998)
US Open: Win (1998)