Hingis rejoining tour next week

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Martina Hingis, who underwent left ankle surgery two-and-a-half months ago, will return to the WTA Tour next week, Hingis' management firm Octagon announced Mon

Hingis withdraws from U.S. Open

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., July 12 (UPI) -- Martina Hingis will miss this year's U.S. Open as she continues to recover from left ankle surgery, the WTA Tour announced Friday.

Serena Williams beats sister Venus

LONDON, July 6 (UPI) -- Serena Williams, who earlier took the No. 1 ranking from her older sister Venus, Saturday took her Wimbledon crown.

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Today is Friday, July 5, the 186th day of 2002 with 179 to follow.
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Capriati out at Wimbledon

LONDON, July 3 (UPI) -- Ninth-seeded Amelie Mauresmo of France ended Jennifer Capriati's run of six consecutive Grand Slam semifinal appearances Wednesday while Serena Williams kept ro

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Venus avoids upset bug at Wimbledon

Hewitt, Venus avoid upset bug at Wimbledon

LONDON, June 27 (UPI) -- No. 1 seeds Lleyton Hewitt and Venus Williams did their part to restore order at Wimbledon Thursday, but more of the top players fell out of the tournament duri

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Agassi, Serena , Sampras win openers

LONDON, June 24 (UPI) -- After having his request denied to have his first-round match delayed to Tuesday, seven-time champion Pete Sampras shook off sore ribs Monday and beat Britain's

Agassi plays first on Centre Court

LONDON, June 23 (UPI) -- Andre Agassi will be the center of attention Monday at Wimbledon.

Woods hangs onto Open lead

FARMINGDALE, N.Y., June 15 (UPI) -- An all-star cast of international golf did its best to put the heat on Tiger Woods during the third round of the U.S. Open Saturday only to find his lead at the
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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.

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