Swiss great Martina Hingis again retires from tennis

Swiss great Martina Hingis again retires from tennis

World number one doubles player, Martina Hingis to retire at the end of this week’s WTA Finals in Singapore.
The 37-year-old who is playing in the doubles tournament alongside Taiwan’s Chan Yung-jan made the announcement on her Facebook page on Thursday.

“Looking back now, it’s hard to believe that almost exactly 23 years ago I made my professional debut”.

” The years that followed have been some of the most rewarding years of my life, both personally and professionally, but I believe the time has come for me to retire, which I will be doing after my last match here in Singapore.”

Martina Hingis found a lot of success in the Doubles

Ms Hingis first retired as a 22-year old in 2003 due to persistent injuries after winning 5 singles Grand Slam title.
Again in 2007, she retired after a brief comeback.The Swiss returned to the tour in 2006 and although she found more success in doubles than singles, she retired for a second time a year later after being handed a two-year ban for testing positive for cocaine but maintained her innocence.

This retirement will be Hingis’s third in her career after making a return in 2013.
She had successful spells in the doubles winning 4 women’s and 6 mixed doubles grand slam titles from 2015-17.

In total, she claimed 25 grand slam titles since her WTA Tour debut in 1994, 5 in singles, 7 in mixed doubles and 13 in women’s doubles. The Swiss also won an Olympic silver alongside Timea Bacsinszky in Rio last year and also spent 209 weeks as world number one.

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