The following year, she became the youngest singles Grand Slam tournament winner of the 20th century after her victory in the Australian Open, and the youngest-ever world No. She received the Laureus World Sports award for comeback of the year in 2006.In late 2007, Hingis revealed she was under investigation after testing positive for cocaine at Wimbledon.
Maintaining her innocence, the Swiss star decided to retire again rather than fight the charges.
In January 2008, she was suspended for two years by the International Tennis Federation.
Credit: Galina Barskaya / Martina’s professional tennis debut occurred just after her 14th birthday and by age 15 years and nine months she and Helena Sukova paired up and took home top honours by winning the 1996 women’s Wimbledon doubles crown, this achievement earned her the title as the youngest ever women’s Grand Slam doubles champion.
In her first year thereafter she also had the distinction of becoming the youngest women’s Grand Slam singles titleholder in the 20th century, after achieving her Tennis Australian Open victory, which earned her a double crown as the youngest ever woman to be ranked world number one, in the process she edged out Steffi Graf that suffered from injury.
The tennis icon plays her opening women’s doubles match against Jelena Jankovic and Yanina Wickmayer.
Born in Slovakia in 1980, Martina Hingis started playing tennis at a young age.Another standout piece from the spring collection is the Crosscourt Dress, characterized by a relaxed fit, dropped waist and criss-crossed straps.This dress offers a more traditional color palette, being available in black, white, aqua sky and apple.Beginning her tennis career a very young age she realised her some of dreams as a child early on in her career, by becoming the youngest ever Grand Slam female champion in the history of the game.She showed her future brilliance with a doubles win at Wimbledon aged only 15.Hingis continued on her career success tour by winning both the US Open and Wimbledon women’s singles championships in that same year, she returned to defend her Australian women’s singles title in 1998 & 99.