Martina Hingis Announces Retirement from Pro Tennis


Martina Hingis, one of only six women’s players to hold the No. 1 ranking in both singles and doubles at the same time, will retire after the WTA Finals. Hingis, 37, won Grand Slam titles Nos. 24 and 25 at the US Open in September, capturing the women’s doubles and mixed doubles titles.

Overall, she won 13 major doubles titles, along with five in singles and seven in mixed doubles. She held the world No. 1 ranking for 209 weeks during her career, winning 43 WTA singles titles and 64 doubles titles.

Important Takeaways from Above News for IBPS PO Mains Exam-

  • Martina Hingis is from Switzerland.
  • She is the youngest Grand Slam champion in history, having won the Wimbledon doubles title when she was just 15.
  • Hingis was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2013.
Source- ESPN Sports