Famous Tennis Player Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis was born in 1980. She is probably one of the most popular tennis stars in the history of the game. She started playing tennis at a tender age of 14. When she entered professional tennis, she dominated the scene. In fact, she was the most dominant tennis player in 1990s. She almost won all the Grand Slam titles in 1997, missing only French Open.
She was a very popular player, known for her powerful shots and top spin. She was named the best player, grabbing World No.1 rank, in 1997, 1998, and 2000. She won a total of $15 million by year 2000. Her doubles pair with Anna Kournikova was among the most popular and successful doubles pair through the 90s era.
Martina Hingis had a glittering career with 9 Grand Slam titles in women’s doubles. She won number of titles in 1999 winning seven titles at Grand Slam and Tier 1 events. She entered 20 tournaments and made to 13 finals in the same year. At WTA, she won 16 singles and 15 doubles titles.
Martina Hingis faced ankle injury in 2002, which forced her to sit out of the court for an entire year. She was so frustrated by her injury that she announced her retirement in 2003 out of sheer frustration. However, she thought about it later and played tennis for three more years before finally retiring from the game.