Report: Hingis to play at Liverpool event

LONDON, March 5 (UPI) -- Martina Hingis, a former No. 1 in women's tennis, will play exhibitions this summer while her two-year ban for a positive drug test continues, a report said.
Hingis banned after positive drug test

Hingis banned after positive drug test

LONDON, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Martina Hingis has been suspended for two years by the International Tennis Federation because of a positive test for cocaine last year.

Report: Hingis to fight drug allegation

LONDON, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Swiss tennis star Martina Hingis has decided to challenge an allegedly positive drug test, a report says.

Hingis retires amid drug investigation

GLATTBRUGG, Switzerland, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Former world No. 1 women's tennis player Martina Hingis admitted she is under investigation after testing positive for cocaine use at this year's Wimbledon.

Report: Hingis ends her 2007 season

BERNE, Switzerland, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Martina Hingis Friday ended her 2007 tennis season because of her lingering ankle and hip problems.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Sept. 30, 2007.
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Hingis among early winners at China Open

BEIJING, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Fifth-seeded Martina Hingis and No. 6 Agnes Szavay both collected first-round wins Tuesday in the $600,000 China Open hard-court tennis tournament.

Kirilenko cruises in Kolkata tournament

KOLKATA, India, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Fourth-seeded Maria Kirilenko recorded an easy straight-set victory Monday in opening the $175,000 Sunfeast Open tennis tournament in India.

Cibulkova, weather rule at China Open

BEIJING, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Dominika Cibulkova was a winner Monday on the first day of the $600,000 China Open hard-court tennis tournament.

Roddick, Sharapova advance at U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Andy Roddick celebrated his 25th birthday Thursday by moving into the third round of the U.S. Open in New York.

Kuznetsova, Hingis go to Open second round

NEW YORK, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Former champions Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia and Martina Hingis of Switzerland were first-round winners Tuesday at the U.S. Open.

Schnyder, Golovin win Rogers Cup openers

TORONTO, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Patty Schnyder of Switzerland and Tatiana Golovin of France were among Monday's first-round winners at the $1.34 million Rogers Cup.

Upsets rule at East West

Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Tuesday was a day of upsets at the East West Bank Classic as three seeded players -- Marion Bartoli, Martina Hingis and Dinara Safina -- were eliminated.

Hingis fends off feisty 18-year-old

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Martina Hingis knocked off Michaella Krajicek of the Netherlands in the second round of the Acura Classic Tuesday but the 18-year-old went down fighting.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Thursday, July 5, 2007.
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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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