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Martina Hingis (SUI) (1)

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Martina Hingis - (SUI) Residence: Trubbach, Switzerland Birthdate: September 30, 1980 Birthplace: Kosice, Slovakia Height: 5' 7" (1.70 m) Weight: 130 lbs. (59 kg) Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand) Status: Pro (October 14, 1994) Sanex WTA TOUR singles titles: 38 Sanex WTA TOUR doubles titles: 34 Grand Slam titles: 5 singles, 8 doubles ITF Women's Circuit singles titles: 2 2001 HIGHLIGHTS - SINGLES WINNER: Sydney, Doha, Dubai FINALIST: Australian Open, Tokyo [Pan Pacific] SEMIFINALIST: Indian Wells 2001 HIGHLIGHTS - DOUBLES SEMIFINALIST: Australian Open (w/Seles); Sydney (w/Seles) GRAND SLAM (SINGLES) AND CHASE CHAMPIONSHIPS (S/D) HISTORY 01 00 99 98 97 96 95 94 AUSTRALIAN F F W W W QF 2r -- ROLAND GARROS -- SF F SF F 3r 3r -- WIMBLEDON -- QF 1r SF W 4r 1r -- UNITED STATES -- SF F F W SF 4r -- CHASE CHAMPS (S) -- W F W QF F -- -- CHASE CHAMPS (D) -- W W QF QF QF -- -- CAREER HIGHLIGHTS - SINGLES WINNER (38 Sanex WTA TOUR): 2001 - Sydney, Doha, Dubai; 2000 - Chase Championships, Tokyo [Pan Pacific], Miami, Hamburg, s'Hertogenbosch, Canadian Open, Filderstadt, Zurich; Moscow; 1999 - Australian Open, Tokyo [Pan Pacific], Hilton Head, German Open, San Diego, Canadian Open, Filderstadt; 1998 - Australian Open, Chase Championships, Indian Wells, Hamburg, Italian Open; 1997 - Australian Open, Wimbledon, U.S. Open, Sydney, Tokyo [Pan Pacific], Paris Indoors, Miami, Hilton Head, Stanford, San Diego, Filderstadt, Philadelphia; 1996 - Filderstadt, Oakland, ITF/Prostejov-CZE; 1993 - ITF/Langenthal-SUI CAREER HIGHLIGHTS - DOUBLES WINNER (34): 2000 - Roland Garros (w/Pierce), Chase Championships (w/Kournikova), Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (w/Pierce), Canadian Open (w/Tauziat), Filderstadt (w/Kournikova), Zurich (w/Kournikova), Moscow (w/Kournikova), Philadelphia (w/Kournikova); 1999 - Australian Open (w/Kournikova), Chase Championships (w/Kournikova), Indian Wells (w/Kournikova), Miami (w/Novotna), Italian Open (w/Kournikova), Eastbourne (w/Kournikova); 1998 - Australian Open (w/Lucic), Roland Garros (w/Novotna), Wimbledon (w/Novotna), U.S. Open (w/Novotna), Sydney (w/Sukova), Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (w/Lucic), Miami (w/Novotna), Los Angeles (w/Zvereva), Canadian Open (w/Novotna); 1997 - Australian Open (w/Zvereva), Paris Indoors (w/Novotna), Hilton Head (w/M.J. Fernandez), Stanford (w/Davenport), San Diego (w/Sanchez-Vicario), Leipzig (w/Novotna), Filderstadt (w/Sanchez-Vicario), Zurich (w/Sanchez-Vicario); 1996 - Wimbledon (w/Sukova), Zurich (w/Sukova); 1995 - Hamburg (w/G. Fernandez) CAREER HIGHLIGHTS - MIXED DOUBLES SEMIFINALIST (1): 1996 - U.S. Open (w/Van Rensberg) QUARTERFINALIST (3): 2000 - U.S. Open (w/Gambill); 1997 - Wimbledon (w/De Jager); 1996 - Roland Garros (w/Philippoussis) ADDITIONAL: Swiss Fed Cup Team 1996-98. Swiss Olympic Team 1996. QUICK FACTS * With teammate Roger Federer, won the 2001 Hopman Cup for Switzerland * In her first Sanex WTA TOUR event of 2001, defeated No. 2 Lindsay Davenport, No. 5 Conchita Martinez and No. 6 Serena Williams to capture the title in Sydney, defeating both Davenport and a Williams sister en route to a title for the first time in nearly three years; in the doubles, playing with first-time partner Monica Seles, saved four match points to end the Williams sisters' 22-match winning streak in a first-round win, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 * En route to a runner-up finish at the 2001 Australian Open became the first player to defeat both Serena and Venus Williams in the same Grand Slam; in the quarterfinals against Serena, trailed 1-4 and 3-5 in third set, two points from elimination; in the semifinals, handed Venus her worst loss as a pro, 6-1, 6-1; halted her three-Grand Slam losing streak to a Williams sister * Collected back-to-back titles in the Middle East in 2001, winning in Doha and Dubai * On February 26, 2001, began her 179th week (not consecutive) as the world's No. 1-ranked player, surpassing Monica Seles for fourth longest behind Graf, Navratilova and Evert * Ended 2000 as the No. 1-ranked player in the world for the third time in four years, gaining the ITF World Champion title; appeared in 13 singles finals in 2000 and collected nine titles, more than any player on the tour in 2000; ended 2000 season in ninth place on the Open Era titles list with 35 (had ended 1999 tied with Lindsay Davenport in 16th place with 26); in 20 tournaments in 2000, lost before the semifinals just twice * Won 77 matches in 2000, 20 more wins than anyone on the tour; finished 1999 with 71 match wins, leading the tour, and became the first woman player to earn more than $3 million in prize money for three straight years; also surpassed the 70-win mark in 1995 with 75 * Had 27-match, three-title winning streak at the Australian Open halted in the 2000 final by Lindsay Davenport; the 27-match winning streak ranks third all time behind Court's and Seles' 33-match winning streak; one of five players to win three straight Australian Open titles in the Open Era (joining Court, Goolagong, Seles and Graf); also reached the doubles final in 2000 with a fourth different partner (Mary Pierce) in four years, falling to the tops seeds in three sets; at the 1999 Australian Open, became the only player in history to win the same Grand Slam tournament in singles and doubles three consecutive years with three different doubles partners * Defended her Tokyo [Pan Pacific] title in 2000, winning the event for the third time in four years; also won the 2000 doubles title * After five straight losses to her, defeated Lindsay Davenport 6-3, 6-2 to win 2000 Miami; defeated Monica Seles 6-0, 6-0 in the semifinals and lost just 21 games in six matches en route to the title * Won 2000 Hamburg and reclaimed the world No. 1 ranking; defeated Anna Kournikova, Anke Huber and Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario en route to the title * Earned second career grass court title at 2000 s'Hertogenbosch * At the 2000 Canadian Open, recovered from a shutout in the first set of the final against Serena Williams to lead 0-6, 6-3, 3-0 when Williams retired with a foot injury, becoming the fourth player since 1980 (joining Navratilova, Evert and Seles) to defend her title at the tournament, and captured her fifth singles title of the year and fourth doubles title * Dropped 10 games in four matches en route to her sixth singles title of 2000 in Filderstadt and won the doubles title with Anna Kournikova * The week after winning the singles and doubles titles at 2000 Filderstadt won both in Zurich, and became the second person in 16 years to win those two tournaments in the same year (Iva Majoli did it in 1995); it was her first Sanex WTA TOUR title in her home country of Switzerland (her sixth attempt, and where she debuted on the tour in 1994); in the final, stopped world No. 2 Lindsay Davenport's 21-match winning streak in the country (at one point, Davenport served for the match); also retained the No. 1 world ranking by reaching the semifinals * In winning 2000 Moscow, captured a third straight singles title (best run since winning six successive titles in 1997) and became the youngest player to top $14 million in career prize money at 20 years, 29 days; also reached a third straight doubles final but lost in a third-set tie-break; became the youngest player ever to cross the $10 million mark in career prize money at 18 years, 11 months at the 1999 Canadian Open, and the sixth player to achieve the feat * Through 2000, has won every major event on the Sanex WTA TOUR (Grand Slams, Chase Championships and Tier I tournaments), including all four surfaces, at least once in her career except Roland Garros * Withdrew from 2000 Italian Open due to plantar fascitis (inflammation of the connective tissue) on her left foot * Semifinalist at 2000 Roland Garros and U.S. Open, reaching at least the semifinals in 15 of her last 17 Grand Slams * Finalist at 2000 Scottsdale, including straight-sets wins over seeds Mary Pierce and Sandrine Testud, before the final was canceled due to two days of rain; also a finalist in 2000 Indian Wells where her 12-match winning streak came to an end in the final * Won 2000 Roland Garros doubles title with Mary Pierce, her eighth Grand Slam doubles title and fifth consecutive year to win at least one Grand Slam doubles title * Has qualified for the Chase Championships for five years (1996-2000), winning the singles title in 1998 and 2000 and the doubles in 1999 and 2000; reached the final for third straight year in 2000, defeating fourth-ranked Monica Seles 6-7, 6-4, 6-4 to end the year with a 23-1 indoor record and ranked No. 1; with her win over Venus Williams in the semifinals of the 1999 Chase Championships, became the youngest player at 19 years, 51 days to win 300 pro matches; with her defeat of No. 1 Lindsay Davenport to win in 1998 for the first time, she became the only player to win two major tournaments in 1998 (won Australian Open) and ended a six-month title drought; by reaching the final in 1996 (lost to No. 1 Steffi Graf in five sets), she became the second-youngest Chase Championships finalist (Andrea Jaeger was 15 in 1981) * In just four tournaments in 2000 with partner Anna Kournikova, won three and reached the final of a fourth to qualify for the season-ending Chase Championships, then won that as well for the second straight year * Reached 1999 Roland Garros final and came within three points of the title, the only Grand Slam singles title she hasn't won, before falling to Steffi Graf; also reached the doubles final, her sixth consecutive Grand Slam doubles final * Reached third Grand Slam final of 1999 at the U.S. Open with a third-set rally over No. 3 Venus Williams in the semifinals before falling to Williams' sister, Serena, in the final, where she saved two match points at 5-3 in the second set and rallied to force a tie-break before losing * In August 1999, defeated No. 10 Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario, No. 6 Mary Pierce and stopped four-time defending champion and world No. 5 Monica Seles to claim her first Canadian Open, ending Seles' 24-match winning streak at the event; win over Pierce avenged her 6-0, 6-0 loss to Pierce there in 1995, and win over Seles avenged a loss in the 1998 semifinals * Won at least one title (singles or doubles) in seven straight Grand Slam tournaments from 1997 Wimbledon through 1999 Australian Open * Reached at least the semifinals at 11 straight Grand Slam tournaments from the 1996 U.S. Open through 1999 Roland Garros * Five of her seven 1999 singles titles came at Grand Slam or Tier I events; tied for most titles in 1999; reached the finals at 13 of the 20 tournaments she played in 1999, including three Grand Slam finals * First reign at No. 1 ended after 80 weeks from March 31, 1997 to October 11, 1998 * During the 1998 Australian Open, became the youngest player to earn $5 million in career prize money at 17 years, four months; crossed the $8 million mark at the 1998 Chase Championships, youngest to do so at 18 years, 1 month; at 16 years, one month, 10 days, became the youngest tennis player ever, man or woman, to earn $1 million in prize money; in 1997, became first woman to earn over $3 million in prize money in one season * In 1998, became the fourth woman in tennis history to win the doubles Grand Slam, joining Maria Bueno (1960), Martina Navratilova (1984) and Pam Shriver (1984); won the Australian Open with Mirjana Lucic, and won Roland Garros, Wimbledon and the U.S. Open with Jana Novotna * In June 1998, became the third woman in the Open Era to hold the No. 1 ranking in singles and doubles simultaneously (joining Navratilova and Sanchez-Vicario; Davenport later became the fourth) * Youngest player in the Open Era to win 18 singles titles at 17 years, seven months, 10 days (12 days younger than Tracy Austin) * Became the youngest player in the Open Era (1968-present) to win the singles title at Wimbledon when she won in 1997 at age 16 years, nine months and five days; was the first Swiss woman ever to win Wimbledon * By winning the 1997 U.S. Open, became second-youngest U.S. Championships winner at 16 years, 11 months and eight days (Tracy Austin was 16 years, nine months in 1979), defeating unseeded Venus Williams in the final; the final against 17-year-old Williams was the youngest Grand Slam final in the Open Era; became one of six players (and one of three teens) to win three or more Grand Slam singles titles in a calendar year in the Open Era (Graf, Court, Navratilova, King and Seles) * On March 31, 1997, became the youngest No. 1-ranked player (since the tour's computer rankings began in 1975) at age 16 years, 6 months and one day; was the seventh player to join that elite group (Evert, Navratilova, Austin, Graf, Seles and Sanchez-Vicario) * Won first career Grand Slam singles title at the 1997 Australian Open, becoming the youngest player in the Open Era (beginning in 1968) and in the 20th century to win a Grand Slam singles title at 16 years, 3 months, 26 days of age (youngest was Charlotte "Lottie" Dod who won the 1887 Wimbledon title at 15 years, 10 months old); also first Swiss woman to win a Grand Slam singles title * Won 37 straight matches to start the 1997 season, the second-best start in the Open Era (behind Graf's 45 in 1987) * By winning the 1997 Open Gaz de France, became the first woman to win consecutive tournaments she's played on three continents: Australia (Sydney and Australian Open), Asia (Tokyo [Pan Pacific]), and Europe (Paris); last player to accomplish the feat was Boris Becker in 1986 * One of only 20 players since 1971 who have won five or more tournaments in a single year * Became youngest ever to win an adult title at Wimbledon by capturing the 1996 doubles title with Helena Sukova at 15 years, 282 days old, breaking the record set in 1887 by Charlotte "Lottie" Dod who won the singles title when she was 15 years, 285 days old * In 1995, became youngest female player in Open Era to win a singles match at the Australian Open at 14 years, four months * At age 12, became youngest-ever Grand Slam junior titlist at 1993 Roland Garros, replacing prior record-holder Jennifer Capriati; named 1994 International Tennis Federation Junior Girls Singles Champion; won 1994 Wimbledon and Roland Garros junior singles titles (becoming youngest Wimbledon junior champion at 13 years, 276 days) and Roland Garros junior doubles; was a finalist at 1994 U.S. Open juniors * Recipient of the 2000 Sanex WTA Tour Diamond ACES award; named the 1999 Sanex WTA TOUR Doubles Team of the Year with Anna Kournikova and in 1998 with Jana Novotna; selected as the 1997 Player of the Year by the Sanex WTA TOUR, the International Tennis Federation and Tennis Magazine; named the Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year for 1997; named the 1996 Sanex WTA TOUR Most Improved Player; recipient of 1995 Sanex WTA TOUR Most Impressive Newcomer Award; named the 1995 TENNIS Magazine Female Rookie of the Year; her coach and mother, Melanie Molitor, was named the 1997 Coach of the Year by the Swiss Sports Federation, becoming the first woman to win the award, and also by Tennis Magazine * In 2000, one of five female tennis players named to the Forbes magazine Power 100 in Fame and Fortune list at No. 51; no other female athletes made the list * Sanex WTA TOUR mentor is Chris Evert in the Partners for Success program, the mentor division of the tour's Player Development Program * Began skiing and playing tennis at age 2; entered tournaments at 4 * Coached by mother, Melanie Molitor PERSONAL Mother, Melanie Molitor, coaches Martina...Moved to Switzerland at 8 years of age...Enjoys skiing, swimming and horseback riding (horses' names are Montana, Sorrenta and Velvet)...Became the first female athlete to be on the cover of the American men's magazine GQ in June 1998...Favorite cities to visit are Paris and New York for the shopping...Lists most memorable experiences as winning her first Sanex WTA TOUR title in Filderstadt 1996, winning her first singles Grand Slam (Australian Open 1997), playing Steffi Graf in 1999 Roland Garros final and defeating Venus Williams in the 1999 U.S. Open semifinals (her best win so far, she says)...Superstition is to avoid walking on tennis court lines...Immortalized in wax at the famous Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum in London...Invited to the Academy Awards by famous Swiss director, Arthur Cohn (Central Station)...Enjoys going to musicals (favorites are Miss Saigon and Lion King) and shopping (favorite designers are Gucci, D&G;, DKNY)...Named after Martina Navratilova. Sanex WTA TOUR RANKING (SEASON-ENDING, SINGLES) 2000-1; 1999-1; 1998-2; 1997-1; 1996-4; 1995-16; 1994-87 HIGHEST SINGLES RANKING: No. 1 (March 31, 1997-October 11, 1998; February 8-July 4, 1999; August 9, 1999-April 2, 2000; May 22-November 26, 2000)

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