1s in London to celebrate the WTA's 40th anniversary, Hingis said she was awed to sit amongst so much past and present talent.
"Wow," she thought, "I'm one of them." This weekend, more than ever.
Perhaps the most disheartening part of Hingis' legacy was her second exit from the sport. The Hall of Fame shows that things like that don't matter.
She tested positive for cocaine at Wimbledon in 2007 and then received a two-year ban from the International Tennis Federation. It's the achievement and the career that count." Whatever the truth, it clearly had little effect on the Hall of Fame voters.
"She was the one that taught me everything," said Hingis, who admired Seles and Jennifer Capriati growing up. There was more behind just being a doubles partners." For all her subtlety on the court, Hingis' comments were often direct, unfiltered and inelegant. "It was all a part of her persona." On court, Paris was her bugaboo.
Creative and confident beyond her years, Hingis collected a string of youngest-ever titles — youngest to win a junior Grand Slam title (12); youngest Grand Slam champion (at 15 with Helena Sukova in doubles); youngest to win a major and become No. For all her prowess in singles, Hingis' genius was perhaps best expressed in doubles. She dissed her doubles partners and the Williams sisters on more than one occasion, and infamously labeled France's Amelie Mauresmo "half a man" when she came out as a lesbian during the 1999 Australian Open. "Of course today I wouldn't say the things I said the way I did. She never captured the French Open, losing finals to underdog Majoli in 1997 and more notoriously to Graf in 1999.
"She had a very high tennis IQ for her age." More maddening still, Hingis performed her dissection by a thousand little cuts with a devious, Cheshire-cat smile, which led some to call her "Chucky" after the horror-movie doll. There is no bad feelings anymore." Either way, Hingis did not shy away from sharing her viewpoint.
Both her parents were accomplished players, but Hingis' game was shaped by her ever-present mother, Melanie Molitor, who relocated to Switzerland with Hingis when she was 7. I also apologized to people where things were said. "She came off many ways — confident to arrogant to haughty to open to blunt," ESPN commentator Shiver said.I wish they had had Hawkeye." Hingis, who had string of romances with athletes ranging from Radek Stepanek to Sergio Garcia before marrying equestrian jumper Thibault Hutin, pulled the plug on her career at 22 because of ligament damage to her ankles."I was scared to move," said Hingis, who had already logged tons of miles from her junior and pro career.Former Swiss tennis star Martina Hingis has tied the knot with ex-sports physician Harry Leeman.The couple had been reportedly dating since one year.Grateful to have our family and friends join us on this wonderful day!Tags: Adult Dating, affair dating, sex dating