Martina Hingis

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Martina Hingis was born in Kosice, Slovakia on September 30th, 1980. Surprisingly enough, her birthday is coming up in a few days. Basically I'm about 9 months older than her, which shows how much more she has accomplished than me. Personally I believe she is one of the most talented tennis players in the world.

Starting from her name, Martina, given to her by her mother, Melanie Molitor, who is also her coach, in honor of the world-famous Martina Navratilova, Miss Hingis is all about tennis. She started playing at the age of 3, at that age she also started skiing. By the time she was 5, her mother, who has been her coach since then and is a former tennis champion herself, started entering Martina in tournaments.

At age 12, she won her first Junior Grand Slam at the French Open in 1993. She reached Pro status less than a month after her 14th birthday in October 1994.

Not too long after that she became part of the WTA, Women's Tennis Association, ranking number 399 at her entrance. Just over a year after that she was in the top 20. Today Martina is ranked number 1 on the WTA singles rankings.

But of course, she has her own personal life, which consists of playing other sports, having fun, being with friends and also guys. She enjoys shopping, flirting, rollerblading, swimming, skiing, and one of her favorites, horseback riding. Martina herself owns 3 horses named Montana, Sorrenta, and Velvet. She also has a dog named Zorro. Other players from the tours that have met Martina always have something positive to say. I've read that she does plenty of volunteering and community work. The media has at times said she is not too smart, which facts prove different, she is a very intelligent young lady and also speaks 3 languages and a little bit of French.

Martina Hingis has plenty of experience and plenty of titles to show. There are actually too many titles and feats to name, many which include records for being so good at such a young age. She definitely stands out in plenty of fields.

Not only a great tennis player, nice girl, and intelligent young woman, Martina is also gorgeous. She is 5'6", weighs 115lbs, and has "chestnut" hair and blue eyes. Her beauty has brought not only fame but also plenty or Romeos. But this past June she started dating 24 year old, ATP Tour number 2, Magnus Norman.

Currently Martina lives in Saddlebrook, Florida with her mother. But most of her time is spent on tours around the world.

Sponsored by Adidas, Martina plays right-handed and has a two-hand backhand. She has been criticized about the way she plays but has also been spoken greatly of because of it. Some say she's too slow to the ball but others say her backhand can be deadly.

Overall Martina Hingis is a star, a great athlete, a beautiful woman, a smart girl, and won't settle anytime soon. She has a few more years to go in her career and might, or should I say will, be number one many more times.