SANTA PONSA, June 15, 2017
Organizers of the WTA Mallorca Open, held at the Santa Ponsa Tennis Club from 18 to 25 June 2017, announced Thursday that Martina Hingis will come to the Balearic Island.
The 36-year-old from Switzerland has spent a total of 209 weeks as the singles world No. 1 and has won five major singles titles, twelve Grand Slam women’s doubles titles, winning a calendar-year doubles Grand Slam in 1998, and five Grand Slam mixed doubles titles; for a combined total of twenty-two major titles. In addition, Hingis has captured the season-ending WTA Championships two times in singles and three times in doubles and is an Olympic medalist.
Since 2013 Hingis has only played doubles and will compete in Mallorca alongside her 27-year-old partner Chan Yung-Jan of Taiwan.
Hinigs To Join Azarenka, Lisicki And Bouchard
In the singles competition of the grass court tournament, Viktoria Azarenka and Sabine Lisicki will make their comebacks to the courts. The 27-year-old from Belarus will compete in her first tournament after giving birth to her son Leo in December last year.
Lisicki had been sidelined from the courts due to injury since November last year and will play her first tournament of the season. Alongside Eugenie Bouchard from Canada, the three players have already started their practice sessions at the Santa Ponsa Tennis Club.