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Martina Hingis Returns to the Tennis Tour - Dec-05

Martina Hingis is set for a return to professional tennis after a three-year absence due to injury. The former world number one will return to the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour in 2006. "I was never happy that my injuries cut my career short and ultimately forced my decision to step away from tennis," explained Hingis. "I have enjoyed my time away from the court, a period that has allowed me to experience a different side of life. However, I miss the game and the challenge of competing at the highest level of tennis, and I want to gauge whether I can stay healthy and compete against today's top players."

Martina Hingis had an extremely successful tennis career from 1994 to 2002. Hingis won forty 40 WTA Tour Singles titles, 36 Doubles titles, fourteen times Grand Slam Champion including five in singles and nine in women’s doubles. Martina Hingis broke the record for the youngest female tennis player to rank at Number one on March the 30th 1997 at sixteen years and six months. Martina Hingis career highlight was in the 1997 tennis season, where she won three out of the four Grand Slam finals.

However, Martina Hingis suffered from a foot and ankle injuries that forced her out of the tennis tour at the end of 2002 at the age of twenty-two. "Martina Hingis is one of the game's great champions and unique personalities," explained Larry Scott, CEO of the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour. "For fans of women's tennis, Martina's return will add another level of excitement to the sport and enhance the incredible rivalries and roster of big-name stars. Her passion for the game has never wavered and we look forward to her return."

Martina Hingis aged twenty-five, with several surgeries behind her, is looking forward to the challenge and competition of playing a competitive tennis schedule and upcoming events.

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