Martina Hingis announced her retirement from tennis after a storied career spanning three decades. From tennis prodigy to Hall of Famer to doubles dominance, relive the magic moments.
A tennis prodigy, Martina Hingis owns many “youngest ever” records. In 1996, Hingis became the youngest Grand Slam champion of all time, when she won the Wimbledon women's doubles title at age 15 years and 9 months (w/ Helena Sukova).
In 1997, Hingis became the youngest Grand Slam singles winner in the 20th century by winning the Australian Open at age 16 years and 3 months and rose to WTA World No.1.
In 1998, Hingis won all four of the Grand Slam women's doubles titles and became only the third woman to hold the No. 1 ranking in both singles and doubles simultaneously.
Hingis made her mark on the WTA Finals too. In 2000, she won in singles and doubles (w/ Anna Kournikova). She’d win two singles and three doubles WTA Finals titles in her career.
Hingis teamed up with a young Roger Federer to lead Switzerland to the Hopman Cup title in 2001 but injury woes were taking a toll on her game.
She underwent several surgeries and retired from tennis twice - once in 2003 at the age of 23 due to her injuries, and again in 2007.
Hingis’ already legendary career was honored with an induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2013
She made her third comeback to tennis in 2013 and reached the 2014 US Open final (w/Flavia Pennetta), marking the start of an era of doubles dominance.
Hingis teamed up with Sania Mirza - their partnership was called “Santina” - and together they enjoyed two years of dominance, culminating when they both reached World No.1.
Partnering with Timea Bacsinszky, Hingis won her first Olympic medal in the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro, claiming silver for Switzerland.
In the last year of her storied career, Hingis paired up with Chan Yung-Jan and the pair claimed nine titles - and counting.
She capped it off by returning to the WTA Doubles World No.1 ranking, ensuring that she’ll end her career at the top.