By senior1819
24 days ago

Martina Hingis' Birthday

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On this date in 1980, the youngest ever Grand Slam winner, both junior and senior, Martina Hingis was born. She was originally born in Košice in Slovakia. Initially, her parents were tennis players as well. When she was 7 years old, she emigrated to Switzerland, where her mother remarried; I always thought she was Swiss.

She spent two years as World Number 1, winning 5 Grand Slams singles titles; Australian Open (1997, 1998, 1999), Wimbledon (1997), and US Open (1997). Her testings turned out positive for cocaine during 2007 Wimbledon and made her to retire earlier than expected. Just, this was her first, not last retirement.

O, yes, she has retired a couple of times. The last one was in 2017 and, seems final. Glad to hear, this year, she got married to her partner and she became a coach for the Swiss Fed Cup team. Hingis also played doubles; her pairing with Sania Mirza is/was my favourite.

Ignoring these numbers and titles, which are important, I know, to me, watching her on television was always a thrill. Being present in the 90s when tennis ruled the most (from Sampras, Graff, Davenport, some Croatian tennis players and many others), she was always so composed, focused and professional. I see a lot of her in Roger Federer in his starting days or is that of the fact they're both Swiss. She is truly a legend.

This is one of her quotes:
"Now that I beat Lindsay I feel so much better." :)


The picture's link:
https://www.google.com/search?q=martina+hingis&hl=en-HR&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&sqi=2&ved=0ahUKEwjOp7zYx-LdAhVGk5AKHaLQCgcQ_AUIDigB&biw=1366&bih=657#imgrc=SVXOnJgbECEO8M:

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Violeta Happy birthday Martina
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senior1819 @Violeta Indeed😃
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maca1 Beautiful artikle Thanks for sharing
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carmen3521 Happy b day!🌹
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Deliana Happy Birthday, Martina! 🎈🎉🎈🎂🎈
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waflay She was my favorite too but I didn't see much action from her. My favorite is Ana Ivanovic-- even through she retired early due to a thumb injury.
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senior1819 @waflay Glad to hear that!I didn't know she retired. Such a shame.
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dorageorg Happy Birthday, Martina! 😃
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