Switzerland‘s Martina Hingis, who had planned to end her career after her final match at the Masters, lost in the semi-finals of the doubles match with Taiwan’s Chan Yung-Jan against Hungary’s Timea Babos. and Czech Andrea Hlavackova 6-4, 7-6 (7/5), Saturday in Singapore.
The N.1 World Double, and former N.1 singles, was seeking a 10th trophy this season with his partner after winning the US Open and three of the four ” Premier Mandatory ” (Indian Wells, Madrid, Beijing), the equivalent of Masters 1000 for men.
The youngest N.1 in women’s singles (at age 16 in 1997) has raised 25 Grand Slam titles during her career: 5 singles, 13 doubles ladies and the rest mixed doubles.
Babos and Hlavackova will face Johanna Larsson / Kiki Bertens (SWE / NED) or the Russian tandem of Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina in Sunday’s Masters final.