July 29, 2013 |
Victoria Azarenka, the third-ranked player in the world and a two-time winner of the Australian Open, is playing her first match since she withdrew from Wimbledon last month before the second round. Azarenka, who had been seeded second at Wimbledon, hurt her knee in a first-round win over Maria Joao Koehler on a day when the Wimbledon grass was wet and slippery. Azarenka was sobbing when she clutched her right knee. She finished that match and won but withdrew before the second round with a bone bruise.
July 25, 2013 |
Martina Hingis, who played for the Washington Kastles, was named most valuable player of the World Team Tennis season and former USC star Steve Johnson was named rookie of the year Thursday. Johnson played for the Orange County Breakers. Hingis is entered in the doubles competition next week at the WTA event in Carlsbad, causing speculation the 32-year-old former No. 1-ranked player in the world might be considering a comeback. Jean-Julien Rojer of the Springfield Lasers was named the men's most valuable player and Murphy Jensen, coach of the Kastles, is coach of the year.
July 16, 2013 |
Martina Hingis, recently inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame, announced Tuesday that she will play doubles with Daniela Hantuchova at the Southern California Open at the Omni La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad. Hingis, 32, won the singles and doubles event at La Costa in 1997 and the singles in 1999. This will be her first WTA tournament appearance since September 2007. She was once ranked No. 1 in the world and won five Grand Slam singles titles and 43 career WTA singles titles.
July 13, 2013 |
Martina Hingis, known as the "Swiss Miss" during her tennis playing days when she won five Grand Slam events, should be enjoying a stellar week as she prepares to be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame on Saturday in Newport, R.I. But her estranged husband has put the spotlight on their personal life. Thibault Hutin, a 26-year-old Frenchman who is an equestrian show jumper, says that he knows of at least two times that Hingis, 32, cheated during their marriage, according to the Swiss newspaper SonntagsBlick.
March 4, 2013 |
Five-time Grand Slam singles champion Martina Hingis, 32, was elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame on Monday. Hingis won 15 major titles, including nine in women's doubles and one in mixed. The first came at Wimbledon in women's doubles in 1996, at the age of 15 years, 9 months, making her the youngest Grand Slam event champion in history. Also elected on Monday were Cliff Drysdale, Charlie Pasarell and Ion Tiriac. Hingis, who retired in 2007, spent a total of 209 weeks ranked No. 1 in her career.
September 6, 2012 |
Martina Hingis of Switzerland, who won five Grand Slam singles titles, has been nominated for induction in the International Tennis Hall of Fame along with two-time Wimbledon singles champion Michael Stich of Germany and doubles star Helena Sukova of the Czech Republic. The three are nominees for the 2013 class in the recent players category. Induction requires 75% support from a selection panel. "Martina Hingis, Michael Stich, and Helena Sukova worked hard to achieve the ultimate prizes in tennis -- top world rankings, Grand Slam titles, Fed Cup and Davis Cup success, and Olympic medals.