In this series of great Tennis rivalries this is the latest one as both Martina Hingis and Monica Seles were great tennis players of their era and they had a great Rivalry which helped raise the game of both these women and they always took each other to the limit and it especially helped Monica Seles who became a much better player during the course of this Rivalry. Martina Hingis was already at the top of her game so it was an established top star against a rising talent.
Martina Hingis and Monica Seles played against each other a total of 20 times and the head to head in these Matches Martina Hingis has a 15-5 as she has won 15 Matches and Monica Seles won 5 Matches against Martina Hingis. The record is one sided however this does not mean that Monica Seles was not a good player.
So, let’s look at this rivalry.
Martina Hingis vs Monica Seles Head to Head in Grand Slams
Martina Hingis and Monica Seles played against each other 5 times in Grand Slams and their Rivalry started in 1996 and it continued till 2002 and in these 6 years they had 5 meetings and in these 5 Matches the Head to Head record is 4-2 in favor of Martina Hingis as she won 4 out of the 5 Matches. Their first Grand Slam meeting was at the 1998 US Open where Martina Hingis won In straight sets and then they took on each other at the 1999 Australian Open semi final and the 2000 US Open Quarter Final and in both the Matches Martina Hingis won both the Matches and the last match the had was at the 2002 US Open Round of 16 and Monica Seles won this match.
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Martina Hingis vs Monica Seles Other Head to Head
They had 15 other Matches which were not a part of any Grand Slam and these matches were the ones where it was more competitive between the two. Their first overall match was at Oakland and then at the Miami Masters and both were at Finals and both were won by Martina Hingis. The head to head record outside of Grand Slams is 11-4 in favor of Martina Hingis. They played all around the world in places like the USA, Canada, Tokyo etc.
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The following is an illustration of their Head to Head:
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