Martina Hingis has been elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Hingis, who won five singles majors and nine doubles majors. Hingis, a former number 1 player in both singles and doubles, also won the Grand Slam in doubles in 1998.
Hingis--known for her superior court sense and tactical play--won 43 singles titles and 37 doubles titles, and spent 209 consecutive weeks as the number 1 singles player in the world. Her main doubles partner and friend was Anna Kournikova. In
When Hingis won the Australian Open, she became the youngest player in the Open Era to win a major; she was 16 years and 3 months old. A few months later, she became the youngest player to achieve the ranking of number 1 in the world.
Hingis won the Australian Open three times consecutively, in 1997, 1998 and 1999. She also won (with Mahesh Bhupati) the 2006 Australian Open mixed doubles title shortly after she returned to the tour following a three-year retirement. In 1997, Hingis also won the singles titles at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open.
The enshrinement ceremony will take place on July 13.