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.
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.
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.
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.
August 1, 2011 |
Roger Federer and Martina Hingis against Serena Williams and Andy Roddick for the mixed-doubles Olympic gold. Sounds good to everyone, except perhaps Hingis. On Monday afternoon the former world No. 1 met with the media after playing a pro-am event to kick off the Mercury Insurance Open at La Costa Resort and Spa and said "at this point," she would not consider an Olympic comeback with Federer at the London Games next year. "I didn't think it was going to make such an explosion, oh my God," she said.
August 6, 1997 |
It's standard scientific method, when encountering a new phenomenon-- identify it, break it down, analyze, if possible, reproduce it. When tennis discovered Martina Hingis, winning junior Grand Slam titles at 12, it didn't at first distinguish her from the long line of precocious preteen prodigies that preceded her.