Martina HINGIS


Her greatest regret may be never to have won Roland-Garros.

And yet everything suggested that Martina Hingis would wreak havoc at all the majors. In the end, the Swiss Miss won "only" five titles. But never in Paris. Named Martina after Martina Navratilova, her career took off quickly as she broke every record for youthful achievements: the youngest player to win a Grand Slam at 16 years and 3 months at the Australian Open in 1997 and the youngest world number one at 16 years and 6 months. But the image that sticks to her are the little girl tears she shed after losing the Roland-Garros final to Steffi Graf in 1999. Although she led 6-4 2-0, the match turned into a nightmare for Martina Hingis. She challenged a call by crossing to Graf's side of the court, refused to replay the point, relented, then delivered a soft serve. Her arrogance caused the Paris crowds to boo her...all the way to defeat. Hingis left the court, then returned in terms on the arm of her mother, Melanie Molitor. Hingis was the world number one for 200 weeks and subsequently experienced highs and lows, stops and starts, and even a suspension for using cocaine in 2007. The fairy tale soured. Now, though, the forty-something seems to have found peace with her husband and her daughter Lia.








Higher ranking


WTA Singles, 31/03/1997

grand slam


  • Australian Open (3): 1997, 1998, 1999
  • Wimbledon (1): 1997
  • U.S. Open (1) : 1997


  • Australian Open (3): 2000, 2001, 2001
  • Roland-Garros (2): 1997, 1999
  • U.S. Open (2): 1998, 1999



  • Masters (2): 1998, 2000


  • Masters (2): 1996, 1999
  • Fed Cup (1): 1998