Capriati moves to No. 1

STAMFORD, Conn., Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Jennifer Capriati offically moved to the top of the WTA's computer rankings on Monday.

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Tauziat wins in Switzerland

ZURICK, Switzerland, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- With dethroned world No. 1 Martina Hingis forced to withdraw, Nathalie Tauziat's three-set struggle was overshadowed Sunday at the Swisscom Challenge.

Martina Hingis to have surgery

ZURICH, Switzerland, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Martina Hingis will undergo surgery Monday on torn ligaments in her right ankle and will be sidelined six to eight weeks, her official website stated Sunday.

Hingis injured in Germany loss

FILDERSTADT, Germany, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Martina Hingis, the top seed from Switzerland, suffered a right ankle injury Saturday in her semifinal loss to third seed Lindsay Davenport of the United States

Capriati upset in Grand Prix

FILDERSTADT, Germany, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Jennifer Capriati's troubles in the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix continued Friday when she was upset by unseeded Sandrine Testud of France in a quart

Tauziat defeated in Germany

FILDERSTADT, Germany, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Nathalie Tauziat's final appearance at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix turned out to be a short one Thursday.

Hingis overcomes sluggish start

FILDERSTADT, Germany, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Martina Hingis overcame a poor start Wednesday to overcome Magdalena Maleeva in the second round and advance to the quarterfinals of the Porsche Tenn

Hingis defeated in Kremlin Cup

MOSCOW, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Martina Hingis' reign as women's champion came to an end Friday, but Yevgeny Kafelnikov remained on course for his fifth straight men's title at the Kremlin Cup

Safin loses in home tournament

MOSCOW, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Marat Safin suffered a surprising 6-0, 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), second-round loss Thursday to Slovakia's Dominik Hrbaty, highlighting a day which saw a combined six seed

Kafelnikov advances in Kremlin

MOSCOW, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Top-seed Yevgeny Kafelnikov continued his success in the Kremlin Cup Tuesday but third seed Roger Federer was ousted at the $2.19 million tennis event at Moscow

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Top seeds try rebound

MOSCOW, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Top seeds Martina Hingis and Yevgeny Kafelnikov each try to snap an eight-month title drought this week at the $2.19 million Kremlin Cup tennis event at Moscow'
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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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