Martina Hingis is a Swiss former professional tennis player. She spent a total of 209 weeks as the singles world No. 1 and 90 weeks as doubles world No. 1, holding both No. 1 rankings simultaneously for 29 weeks. She won five Grand Slam singles titles, thirteen Grand Slam women’s doubles titles, winning a calendar-year doubles Grand Slam in 1998, and seven Grand Slam mixed doubles titles; for a combined total of twenty-five major titles. In addition, she won the season-ending WTA Finals two times in singles and three times in doubles, an Olympic silver medal and a record seventeen Tier I singles titles.
In July 2013, Hingis came out of retirement to play the doubles events of the North American hard-court season. During her doubles comeback, she won four Grand Slam women’s doubles tournaments, six Grand Slam mixed doubles tournaments (completing the Career Grand Slam), 27 WTA titles and the silver medal in women’s doubles at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Hingis retired after the 2017 WTA Finals while ranked world No. 1.
Widely considered an all-time tennis great, Hingis was ranked by Tennis magazine in 2005 as the 8th-greatest female player of the preceding 40 years. She was named one of the 30 Legends of Women’s Tennis: Past, Present and Future by TIME in June 2011. In 2013, Hingis was elected into the International Tennis Hall of Fame, and was appointed two years later the organization’s first ever Global Ambassador.
Martina Hingisová Molitor
The Swiss Miss
Professional Tennis Player
Right-handed (Two-handed backhand)
Coach / Mentor
Melanie Molitor (Former Coach)
Grand Slam Singles Wins
Martina won her singles Grand Slam titles for the first time in the years –
- Australian Open – 1997
- French Open – None
- Wimbledon – 1997
- US Open – 1997
Birthday / Date of Birth
Martina Hingis was born on the 30th of September 1980, in Košice, Czechoslovakia (now in Slovakia).
She’s currently 39 years old.
There isn’t much information regarding her education.
- Father – Karol Hingis (Accomplished Tennis Player)
- Mother – Melanie Molitorová (Accomplished Tennis Player)
- Siblings – Unknown
- Relatives – Andreas Zogg (Stepfather) (Computer Technician)
Boyfriend / Spouse
Martina Hingis has dated –
- Magnus Norman (2000) – In 2000, Hingis dated Swedish tennis player Magnus Norman.
- Ivo Heuberger – Martina has previously dated a retired Swiss tennis player, Ivo Heuberger.
- Sol Campbell (2005-2006) – For couple of months, from 2005 to 2006, she dated former England international footballer, Sol Campbell.
- Radek Stepanek (2006-2007) – In December 2006, Martina engaged Czech Republic professional tennis player, Radek Stepanek. But, the engagement was called off in August 2007.
- Alexander Onischenko (2007) – Briefly in October 2007, she dated 10 years her senior, Alexander Onischenko, an Ukrainian personality.
- Andreas Bieri (2010) – From March 2010 to August 2010, Andreas Bieri and Martina dated each other. They were also engaged during this time.
- Thibault Hutin (2010-2013) – In April 2010, she started dating French equestrian show jumper, Thibault Hutin. On December 10, 2010, the couple married each other. They split in early 2013 which was revealed later in July 2013 in an interview with Swiss newspaper.
- David Tosas Ros (2013-2017) – She started dating Spanish person, David Tosas Ros in May 2013. Martina is signed with Octagon (management company) and David works in the Barcelona branch of the same company. The relationship is still going strong.
- Harald Leemann (2018-Present) – In 20 July 2018, Hingis married former sports doctor Harald Leemann in Switzerland in a secret ceremony at the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz. Hingis and Leemann had been in a relationship for almost a year before they got married. On 30 September 2018 (her 38th birthday) Hingis announced, via social media, her first pregnancy. She gave birth to a daughter, Lia, on 26 February 2019.
- In feet – 5 feet 7 inches
- In centimeters – 170 cm
- In meters – 1.7 m
- In Kilograms – 59 kg
- In Pounds – 130 lbs
- Measurements – 35-26-36
- Bust – 35 inches
- Waist – 26 inches
- Hip – 36 inches
- Bra Size – 32D
She wears a size 8.5 (US) shoe.
Her dress size is 5 (US).
Playing tennis internationally and achieving world ranking #1 both singles and doubles format. As per WTA, she again achieved her world ranking #1 in doubles on January 18, 2016 after March 2000. In 2013, Hingis was elected into the International Tennis Hall of Fame and was appointed two years later the organization’s first ever Global Ambassador.
Tennis Match Debut
Martina made her WTA debut at the Zurich Open in October 1994, two weeks after turning 14 and ended 1994 ranked world No. 87.
In 1997, she first appeared in a short sports movie Martina II as herself. In 2005, she again appeared in a sports movie Record Breakers as herself.
From 1999 to 2008, she was sponsored by Adidas. Then, Yonex started sponsoring her for shoes and rackets. She has endorsed Asian Direct Selling Company, QNET. Martina was the spokesperson of Sergio Tacchini, a sportswear company. She has been seen in commercials for Sanex, Tonic Apparel etc. In 2001, she appeared in American Express credit card print ads.
Martina Hingis Favorites
- Favorite Tennis Player – Martina Navratilova
- Favorite Place to Compete in Tennis – Australia
- Favorite Hotel – Burj Al Arab in Dubai
- Favorite Airlines – Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Emirates
- Favorite Food – Chocolate
- Favorite Destination – Paris
Martina Hingis Net worth
Martina Hingis has an estimated net worth of $25 million dollars as of 2020.
Social Media Profiles
- Facebook – Martina Hingis
- Instagram – martinaingis
- Twitter – Martina Hingis
Some Lesser Known Facts About Martina Hingis
- Martina was born in Czechoslovakia, but she plays tennis representing Switzerland.
- Martina’s mother said that she named her daughter after the most celebrated female player at the time of her birth, Martina Navratilova.
- When Martina was 6, her parents divorced. Due to this, she relocated to Trübbach, Switzerland from Czechoslovakia at the age of 7 with her mom.
- Martina started competing at the age of 4 and turned pro at a mere age of 14.
- At the age of 12, in 1993, Martina won French Open Girls’ Singles title and became the youngest player to win a Grand Slam Junior Title.
- At 11, Hingis started horse riding. She also loves doing skiing and can’t live without it.
- In 1996, Hingis became the youngest Grand Slam champion of all time, when she teamed with Helena Suková at Wimbledon to win the women’s doubles title at age 15 years and 9 months.
- In 1997, Hingis became the undisputed World No. 1 women’s tennis player.
- In March 1997, Martina became the youngest top ranked player in History.
- In 1998, Martina Hingis became the first athlete to be on the cover of the American Men’s Magazine named GQ.
- In 1998, Hingis won all four of the Grand Slam women’s doubles titles, only the fourth in women’s tennis history to do so, (the Australian Open with Mirjana Lučić and the other three events with Novotná) and she became only the third woman to hold the No. 1 ranking in both singles and doubles simultaneously.
- The highest ranking (both in singles and doubles) she has ever achieved is #1.
- Hingis speaks five languages: Swiss German, Standard German, Czech, English and French
- In February 2005, Hingis made an unsuccessful return to competition at an event in Pattaya, Thailand, where she lost to Germany’s Marlene Weingärtner in the first round. After the loss, she claimed that she had no further plans for a comeback.
- In 2009, Hingis took part in the British television dancing competition Strictly Come Dancing. She was the bookies’ favourite for the competition but went out in the first week after performing a waltz and a rumba.
- She took hiatus from world tennis from 2002 to 2005 and then 2007 to 2013.
- She was named one of the “30 Legends of Women’s Tennis: Past, Present and Future” by TIME in June 2011.
- In 2013, Hingis was elected into the International Tennis Hall of Fame and was appointed two years later the organization’s first ever Global Ambassador.