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Dokic withdraws from Pilot Pen

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Yugoslavian Jalena Dokic, the third seed, pulled out of the Pilot Pen tournament Wednesday due to a strained right hamstring.

Draws announced for U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Top seed Serena Williams will face an emotional first-round match at the U.S. Open next week as she drew wild card and fellow American Corina Morariu when the b

U.S. Open women's draw

NEW YORK, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- The women's draw for the 2002 U.S. Open:

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Hingis sweeps past Smashnova

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Martina Hingis continued her comeback Monday night with a 6-4, 6-4 triumph over Israel's Anna Smashnova in the opening round of the Pilot Pen Tennis event.

Capriati reaches semis, Hingis ousted

MONTREAL, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Second seed Jennifer Capriati rallied past No. 5 Justine Henin Friday, 4-6, 6-0, 6-2, to advance to the semifinals of the Rogers AT&T Cup.

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Hingis reaches quarterfinals

MONTREAL, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Switzerland's Martina Hingis received a wild card berth in the U.S. Open Thursday and then celebrated with an impressive win at the Rogers AT&T Cup.

Hingis receives U.S. Open wild card spot

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Martina Hingis, who returned to action last week after undergoing ankle surgery in May, and Corina Morariu, who came back last month following treatment for leu

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Farina Elia wins at Montreal

MONTREAL, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Anna Kournikova looked to build upon her best results of the season Monday night when she took on Japanese qualifier Saori Obata in the first round of the $1.22

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Laker broadcaster Chick Hearn dies at 85

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Doctor says Hearn condition deteriorating

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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)
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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.

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