STARNBERG, October 26, 2017
Martina Hingis has announced her retirement from tennis for a third time. The 37-year-old from Switzerland revealed the news at the WTA Finals in Singapore, where she is playing in the doubles event with partner Chan Yung-Jan. This is supposed to be her last event as a professional tennis player.
She wrote on her facebook page:
Youngest World No. 1
Hingis was ranked World No. 1 by the age of 16 but began to struggle with ankle problems and announced her retirement from tennis in 2003 aged just 22, and then again in 2007 after a brief comeback.
The Swiss star won this year’s Wimbledon and US Open mixed doubles titles and regained the number one doubles ranking.
Hingis has spent a total of 209 weeks as the singles world No. 1 and has won five Grand Slam singles titles, 13 major women’s doubles titles, winning a calendar-year doubles Grand Slam in 1998, and seven Grand Slam mixed doubles titles.