From the time she emerged on the scene at the age of 14, Hingis displayed a natural ability beyond her years, quickly making her mark by winning the 1997 Australian Open title and becoming the WTA’s youngest World No. 1, a position she held for 209 weeks throughout her career. Between singles, doubles, and mixed, Hingis has won 25 major titles, two career Grand Slams, and a calendar-year Slam.
Hingis was 15 years and nine months old when she won the 1996 Wimbledon doubles title with Helena Sukova, making her the youngest Grand Slam champion of all time. 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. 1 when she replaced the injured Steffi Graf.
Injuries to her ankles and hip forced Hingis into retirement in February 2003, at age 22. She returned to the tour in 2005 with success, winning the 2006 Australian Open with Mahesh Bhupathi of India. She retired a second time in 2007, and was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in her first year of eligibility.
In 2013, Hingis once again came back to tennis, this time focusing on doubles. From 2015-2017, she added ten more major doubles and mixed doubles titles to her impressive resume including her final Grand Slam with Jamie Murray at Wimbledon 2017.
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