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Switzerland’s Martina Hingis ends her career

Martina Hingis, who had planned to end her career after the doubles Masters in Singapore, lost in semifinals on Saturday.

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Martina Hingis leaves the courts at the age of 37

Associated with Taiwan’s Chan Yung-Jan, Martina Hingis lost in the semi-finals of the double-sided Masters in the pair of Hungarian Timea Babos and Czech Andrea Hlavackova (6-4, 7-6 [5] ), Saturday in Singapore, ending a career taken over four years ago. She had only been playing since double matches.

Martina Hingis arrived on the professional circuit in 1994 at the age of 14. She won her first title in 1996 before winning the Australian Open in 1997, her first Grand Slam success. Until 2002, when repeated injuries kept him away from the courts, Hingis won 40 singles titles including five Grand Slams (three times the Australian Open, plus one Wimbledon and one US victory open and two Masters). On three occasions, she finished the year by being No. 1 worldwide. She was the youngest player to reach this rank (at age 16 in 1997).

A second career doubles

The Swiss player returns to the competition in 2006, but with less success. She won three WTA tournaments and failed Grand Slam. A year later, his career ends. Martina Hingis returns to the courts in 2013 but only for doubles competitions with success. Associated with the Indian Sania Mirza, she will win the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open, not to mention the Masters. Then with Chan Yung-Jan, she won this year again the US Open.

At the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro last year, Martina Hingis brought back a silver medal, along with her compatriot Timea Bacsinszky. She was this year world No. 1 in doubles. Finally, in mixed doubles, playing with Leander Paes and Jamie Murray, Hingis also shone, winning six other Grand Slam titles, including Roland Garros which has always escaped him in singles and doubles women. She retired permanently from tennis at the age of 37 with a total of 115 tournaments won, all categories included.

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  1. […] Switzerland’s Martina Hingis, who had planned to stop 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 the duo of Hungary’s Timea Babos and Czech Andrea Hlavackova 6-4, 7-6 (7/5), 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 3 of the 4 “First Mandatory” (Indian Wells, Madrid, Beijing). 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. […]

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