Martina Hingis's Biography
Hingis was the youngest ever tennis player to top the rankings - she was 16 at the time. These figures relate to the period before her return to tennis.
In May 2006, Martina Hingis won her first title in over four years, defeating Dinara Safina to win the Italian Open. Further Hingis victories are mentioned below.
Hingis started playing tennis professionally when she 14 and retired when she was 22. She had made a million by the time she was 16.
Martina Hingis was born on 30 September 1980. As a young girl she was often accompanied to tennis fixtures by her mother, Melanie Molitor.
Martina Hingis had a brief return from retirement in the Volvo Women's Open in 2005. However in January 2006 Hingis went much further as she not only reached the quarter-finals of the women's singles but also won the mixed doubles title at the Australian Open with Mahesh Bhupathi. After which, Hingis said: "If anyone asks me why I came back, this is why - the dream of being back on court, of winning major titles."
In April 2001, Dubravko Rajcevic was jailed for two years after being found guilty of stalking Martina Hingis.
Hingis enjoys riding and skiing.
In February 2007, Martina Hingis's winning return to tennis continued when she beat Ana Ivanovic 6-4 6-2 to win a record fifth Pan Pacific Open title.
However, in the autumn of 2007 Martina Hingis announced she was retiring from tennis, soon after the news that she had tested positive for cocaine. Hingis was insistent that she had never taken drugs but in January 2008 was banned for two years after being found guilty of taking cocaine at Wimbledon.
In series 7 of Strictly Come Dancing, Martina Hingis partnered Matthew Cutler, however they were voted off in the first week.
In December 2010, Martina Hingis married French show-jumper Thibault Hutin.
In March 2014, Martina Hingis won her first title since 2007 when she teamed up with Sabine Lisicki in the Sony Open doubles and they beat Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina 4-6 6-4 10-5 in the final.
In July 2017, Martina Hingis and Jamie Murray won the final of Wimbledon in the mixed doubles.
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