Martina Hingis still harbors an undiminished passion for tennis. Five years after her bow, she was in a position to see within the spans of Ladies Open that her reputation has not waned on this facet of the Sarine.
In Lausanne, the five-time Grand Slam winner rubbed shoulders with Timea Bacsinszky, the event ambassador, with whom she had gained silver on the Rio Games in 2016. Before this go to to the Olympic capital, Martina Hingis had present in London for the first time since 2017 the distinctive ambiance of Grand Slam tournaments. At Wimbledon, the mom of 3-year-old Lia gained the event of legends alongside Kim Clijsters.
“I could have extended my career even further”
“It was the first I had played since my retirement. My level of play is still correct. I could have extended my career even further, but the time had come to start a family. I was 37 in 2017. Today, I train regularly in the center where my mother officiates.”
At Wimbledon, Martina Hingis had the honour, like Roger Federer, of collaborating within the a centesimal anniversary ceremony of the “Center Court”. “It was a great moment. Wimbledon was not my favorite tournament when I played, but I am now convinced that it is the most beautiful of the four.”