Martina hingis dating history
The doctor made her first house call in January of 1997 at the Australian Open.
She won the singles (against Pierce) and the doubles (with Zvreva), eclipsing another Lottie Dodd mark by becoming the youngest Grand Slam singles titleist in history.
If she happened to find a weakness, she would exploit it mercilessly.
Indeed, there were matches where Martina looked completely outclassed for a set, only to dissect her opponent and win the final two sets with relative ease.
A couple of weeks later she upset Helena Sukova, and a couple of weeks after that upended Sabine Hack. Martina climbed into the Top 20 just eight months after playing her first WTA event. Her finest moment came in the first round of the French Open, when she saved three match points to defeat Judith Wiesner.
Martina finished the season ranked 87th in the world, and reached the quarterfinals of two tour events. In 1995, she played all four Grand Slams, reaching the fourth round of the U. Two rounds later, she nearly stole a three-set battle with Lindsay Davenport.
Melanie and Karol started entering their daughter in tournaments after her fifth birthday, and she usually did well against the older, bigger children she played. This did wonders for her balance, and for her confidence. She lived exclusively with her mother after that, and as the walls of Communism began to erode, Melanie was able to move them permanently to Switzerland.
Martina started the 1996 season by becoming the youngest player in the Open era to reach the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. Open, Martina went all the way to the semis before Graf avenged her spring defeat.She did not have any single overwhelming weapon, so it was difficult to prepare for matches against her.Yet she did everything well, and could pick apart an opponent better than anyone else on the tour—an amazing achievement considering she was still a teenager.Martina Hingis is a retired Swiss professional tennis player of Czech/Slovak/Hungarian descent. Her parents, Melanie Molitor and Karol Hingis, had both been top junior tennis players, and were beginning their coaching careers in the sport.She was born on September 30, 1980, in Kosice, Czechoslovakia, which his now part of Slovakia. Martina was named after Martina Navratilova, but her tennis idol as a child was Monica Seles.