I find this accusation so horrendous, so monstrous, that I have decided to confront it head-on by talking to the pressHingis banned after positive drug test Jan 04, 2008
I'm very disappointed that I have to withdraw from the Zurich OpenReport: Hingis ends her 2007 season Oct 12, 2007
The most important thing against Ana is to stay close with her in the beginning. I noticed in her past matches, she gets off to a very fast start, and after that, her confidence keeps buildingHingis wins the Pan Pacific Open Feb 04, 2007
I've been playing well for the last five or six weeksDementieva routs Hingis in Tokyo final Feb 05, 2006
As a player and a competitor, you try to overcome things like that and still play until the end of the matchHingis falls at Gold Coast Jan 06, 2006
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.