Azarenka could face three Top 5 players in Melbourne

Azarenka could face three Top 5 players in Melbourne

MELBOURNE, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Three Top 5 players are potentially ahead for Victoria Azarenka in her quest for a third consecutive Australian Open title.
Serena Williams continues run as WTA No. 1-ranked player

Serena Williams continues run as WTA No. 1-ranked player

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Serena Williams' run atop the WTA rankings is likely to last quite a while yet, a situation that will put her in even more historic company.

Serena Williams rallies past Li Na for WTA Championships victory

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Serena Williams overcame a slow start Sunday, rallying past Li Na to win the WTA Championships and wrap up one of the best seasons of her career.
Kvitova returns to WTA Top 10

Kvitova returns to WTA Top 10

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Petra Kvitova returns to the WTA Top 10 this week in the wake of her win at the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Japan.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 30, 2013.
By United Press International

Washington Kastles tennis squad sets pro winning streak record

WASHINGTON, July 10 (UPI) -- The Washington Kastles set a record for the longest win streak in U.S. professional sports Tuesday by beating the Boston Lobsters 25-12 in World Team Tennis.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, July 5, 2013.
By United Press International

UPI NewsTrack Sports

Flacco signs NFL's richest contract ... Gonzaga takes No. 1 in coaches' poll ... Hingis Voted into Tennis Hall of Fame ... First-time winners jump in golf rankings... Sports news from United Press International.
Hingis Voted into Tennis Hall of Fame

Hingis Voted into Tennis Hall of Fame

NEWPORT, R.I., March 4 (UPI) -- Martina Hingis, who won five Grand Slam titles and was ranked No. 1 for 209 weeks, has been selected for induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 5, 2012.
By United Press International

Azarenka suffers first loss in 2012

MIAMI, March 28 (UPI) -- Marion Bartoli handed Victoria Azarenka her first loss of 2012 Wednesday in reaching the semifinals of the Sony Ericsson Open.

Azarenka, Sharapova set for final

INDIAN WELLS, Calif., March 17 (UPI) -- Victoria Azarenka extended the best start to a season on the WTA Tour in 15 years Friday by reaching the title match of the BNP Paribas Open.

Azarenka eases into Indian Wells semifinal

INDIAN WELLS, Calif., March 15 (UPI) -- Top-ranked Victoria Azarenka stayed unbeaten in 2012 Wednesday by storming into the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 30, 2011.
By United Press International
Page 1 of 28
Martina Hingis
Virginie Razzano of France reacts as she beats Martina Hingis of Switzerland, who is the eighth seeded womens player, 6:2, 6:4 in the US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 31, 2006 in New York. Hingis lost the match. (UPI Photo/Monika Graff)

Martina Hingis (born 30 September 1980 in Košice, Slovakia, then Czechoslovakia) is a Swiss former professional tennis player who spent a total of 209 weeks as World No. 1. She won five Grand Slam singles titles (three Australian Opens, one Wimbledon, and one US Open). She also won nine Grand Slam women's doubles titles, winning a calendar year doubles Grand Slam in 1998, and one Grand Slam mixed doubles title.

Hingis set a series of "youngest-ever" records before ligament injuries in both ankles forced her to withdraw temporarily from professional tennis in 2002 at the age of 22. After several surgeries and long recuperations, Hingis returned to the WTA tour in 2006. She then climbed to world number 6 and won three singles titles. On 1 November 2007, Hingis announced her retirement from tennis after testing positive for cocaine during Wimbledon in 2007. She denied using the drug. On 4 January 2008, she was banned from tennis for two years after both cocaine tests (samples A and B) tested positive.

Hingis was born to accomplished tennis players: a Czech mother, Melanie Molitorova, and a Hungarian father living in Košice (Slovakia), Károly Hingis. Molitorova was a professional tennis player, who was once ranked tenth among women in Czechoslovakia, and was determined to develop Hingis into a top player as early as pregnancy. Her father was ranked as high as nineteenth in the Czechoslovakian tennis rankings. Hingis's parents divorced when she was six, and she and her mother relocated around a year later to Trübbach in Switzerland. Her father, who continued to live in Košice as a tennis coach, said in 1997 that he had seen little of his daughter after the split.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Martina Hingis."
Most Popular
Miss Spain comes out as lesbian
Molly Ringwald's daughter channels 'Sixteen Candles' character
Firing range instructor shot by 9-year-old girl dies
Kristin Cavallari makes headlines after 'Good Morning America' appearance
'Jurassic World' statue pays tribute to Richard Attenborough