Switzerland sensation women’s tennis star Martina Hingis born on 30 September, 1980 in Slovakia and currently she is living in Hurden, Switzerland. Martina has been playing professional tennis since 1994 though she took retirement for a span of time during injury concerns. She is having great tennis career throughout her journey, let’s have a look at some interesting facts about Martina Hingis.
Birth Name: Martina Hingisova Molitor
Birth Date: 30 September, 1980
Birth Place: Kosice, Czechoslovakia
Father: Karol Hingis
Mother: Melanie Molitorova
Height: 1.70 meter
Boyfriends: (Past- Magnus Norman, Sergio Garcia, Radek Stepanek, Ivo Heuberger and Julian Alonso)
Spouse: Thibault Hutin (Separated in 2013)
Facts about Martina Hingis
1.) Martina Hingis started to play tennis when she was just 2 year old.
2.) She played her first tournament when she was four year girl.
3.) In 1995, Tennis Magazine awarded her Female Rookie of the Year.
4.) In 1998, Martina Hingis became the first athlete to be on the cover of the American Men’s Magazine GQ.
5.) She has got retirement 2 times in her career due to injuries and return back.
6.) Martina Hingis has been related with several sports personalities like Magnus Norman (tennis player), Sergio Garcia (Golfer), Radek Stepanek (tennis player), Ivo Heuberger (tennis player) and Julian Alonso (tennis player).
7.) Hingis got married to Thibault Hutin in December, 2010 and after 3 years she announced that her marriage life was ended in the beginning of 2013.
8.) Time magazine recognized her as one of the “30 Legends of Women’s Tennis: Past, Present and Future” in 2011.
9.) Martina was included in International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2013 year.
10.) She got 22nd place in the list of “40 Greatest Players of the TENNIS era” published by Tennis magazine in 2005.
11.) Martina Hingis is known for carrying “youngest-ever” records and titles.
12.) At the age of 12 in 1993, Martina Hingis won French Open Girls’ Singles and became youngest player to win a Grand Slam Junior Title.
13.) Hingis is the youngest Grand Slam winner as she claimed Wimbledon Championships Doubles Title in 1996. She was 15 year and 9 month old when she won her first Wimbledon with Helena Sukova.
14.) In 1997 Martina Hingis won Australian Open singles title at the age of 16 years and 3 months to become youngest Grand Slam singles winner of 20th century.
15.) Martina became the youngest top ranked player in History in March, 1997.
16.) In 1997 She won the Australian Open and US Open Grand Slams without losing single set.
17.) She has won 5 Grand Slam Women’s Singles, 10 Grand Slam Women’s Doubles titles and 3 Grand Slam Mixed Doubles Titles. Hingis also won a calendar-year doubles Grand Slam in 1998.
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18.) At the age of 22, Martina announced retirement from tennis in February 2003 due to injuries.
19.) In 2005, she returned to tennis court again and after playing some tournament she declared retirement for the second time in 2007.
20.) She made comeback in 2013 and now plays only doubles.
21.) Martina Hingis has won 5 Grand Slam Singles Titles as she claimed 3 Australian Opens (1997, 1998, 1999), 1 Wimbledon (1997) and 1 US Open (1997).
22.) Hingis is having 4 Grand Slam Australian Open Doubles Titles (1997, 1998, 1999, 2002), 2 French Open Doubles Titles (1998, 2000), 3 Wimbledon doubles (1996, 1998, 2015) and one US Open (1998).
23.) Swiss player’s performance gets double she plays with a partner. Martina has won all top four grand slams of the year as she has claimed Grand Slam Doubles titles of Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and US Open.
24.) Currently. Martina is partnered with Sania Mirza for women’s doubles events.