We have talked about a lot of female great tennis players from over the years and this list would not be complete if we don’t talk about one of the best ever in both Singles and doubles and that is the ever popular Martina Hingis. Martina Hingis is one of the best players and she has won multiple Grand Slam titles in both Singles and doubles and in doubles she has won the career Slam meaning all 4 Grand Slam titles at least once in her career. She has won a total of 18 Grand Slam titles and we will talk about her career records below. She turned pro in 1994 and played till 2017 that is a whopping 23 years of tennis at the highest level.
Martina Hingis has won 5 singles Grand Slam titles across 3 different Slam events and the only trophy missing from her cabinet is the French Open. She was world number 1 in singles for 209 weeks and 90 weeks as the world number 1 in doubles. Her singles career record is 548 wins and 135 losses which gives her a win @% of 80.2% Her doubles record is 490 wins and 110 losses which gives her a 81.7 win % in doubles. Her career prize money is $24,749,074. Let’s look at her Top 5 Best Performances.
1997 Wimbledon Final vs Mary Pierce
This was the Grand Slam singles title for Martina Hingis and it came in 1997 which was her golden year in tennis and it all started with the Australian Open where she was dominant throughout and in the final it was no different as she outclassed her opponent Mary Pierce in just 2 sets and she lost a total of 4 games in a Grand Slam final. The scoreline of the match was 6-2 and 6-2 and in under an hour Martina Hingis had realized her dream of winning a Grand Slam title and it was only the beginning.
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1997 Wimbledon Final vs Jana Novotna
The second performance that we will talk about also came in the year 1997 where she won her first Wimbledon title as well in a 3 set thriller of a match where she lost the 1st set 3-6. To then come back the way she did in the next 2 sets showed how good she was at that time and she lost just 6 games in the next 2 sets winning them both by 6-3 and 6-3 thus winning her maiden title at Wimbledon. This was a special performance as she was on the backfoot and then she showed composure and skill to win.
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1997 US Open Final vs Venus Williams
1997 was the year of Martina Hingis where she won 3 Grand Slam titles and just missed out on the French Open or it would have been a calendar Slam which would have been mind-blowing. Her opponent in the US Open Final was the home crowd favorite Venus Williams and she was not bogged down by the pressure and the atmosphere as Martina Hingis was clinical as she won the match in 2 sets and only lost 4 games in the process where she won the first set 6-0 in a final and in the 2nd set she won 6-4 thus winning her first US Open title. She had won 3 Grand Slam titles in 1997 against 3 different opponents which is special.
1996 Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Final
After talking 3 singles Performances of Martina Hingis it’s time to talk about a couple of doubles Performances as well and the first that we will talk about is the 1996 Women’s Doubles title at Wimbledon which was also her first Grand Slam title of any kind and she and her partner Helena Sukova beat their opponents Meredith McGrath and Larisa Neiland in a 3 set thriller and Martha and her partner lost the first set 5-7 and them to show character and come back and win the second set by 7-5 takes some doing and it was all to play for in the 3rd and deciding set and here Martina and Helena were too good as they easily won this set by 6-1 thus clenching her first doubles Grand Slam title.
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2015 Australian Open Mixed Doubles Final
This is one of her best performances as it came in 2015 which was later on in her career and this time she won the Grand Slam with Indian legend Leander Paes and they were a lethal team as they showed in this match. They beat their opponents Kristina Mladenovic and Daniel Nestor in 2 sets and were dominant as they won by 6-4 and 6-3. Martina Hingis was showing that even at this late stage in her career she is capable of winning a Grand Slam and it was lovely to watch. Martina Hingis will be missed by all tennis fans.
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