Martina Hingis is officially retired from tennis. 37-year-old St. Galloise, paired with Taiwan’s Yung-Jan Chan, lost 6-4 7-6 (7/5) to Hungary’s Timea Babos and Czech Andrea Hlavackova in the semi-finals Masters, Singapore. The youngest No1 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.
St. Gallen played Saturday the final match of his long and successful career. A bitter end for Martina Hingis and her Taiwanese teammate Yung-Jan Chan, seeded No. 1, who hoped to conclude their association with a 10th common title in 2017.
Martina Hingis and Yung-Jan Chan lost after a hard-fought game after 1 hour and 45 minutes. It was St. Gallen who sealed their retirement, taking out a half – flying on the match ball. As modest as it is, the old little princess of Trübbach left the court without much demonstration, just smiles and greets the audience.
At 37, Martina Hingis takes a well-deserved retirement, announced Thursday to everyone’s surprise. St. Gallen said it wanted to go “to the top” after a season rich in eleven new titles (9 doubles, 2 mixed), which have inflated his record in total hallucinating 114 trophies since its inception professionals in 1996 (43 singles, 64 doubles, 7 mixed). Having already retired twice in 2003 and 2007, Martina Hingis has assured that this time she will not make a comeback, even if she intends to continue working in the world of tennis.