Hingis, Martina   ESPN

Height: 5-foot-7
Weight:  130 lbs.
Plays: Right-handed

Born: Sept. 30, 1980, Kosice, Slovakia
Career Titles: 40
Career Highlights
Australian Open: 1997, 1998, 1999
French Open:
Wimbledon: 1997
U.S. Open: 1997

• Down Under she won the title in Sydney before reaching the final of the Australian Open. For the second consecutive year she lost to Jennifer Capriati 4-6, 7-6 (7), 6-2 in a match fought in oppressive heat.

• Defeated Monica Seles to win her 40th career title in Toyko.

• Withdrew from the German and Italian Open with injuries. Unable to play at the French Open and withdrew from Wimbledon. Doctor initially said she might have to consider retiring.

• Returned for the hard-court season at the Canadian Open, where she reached the quarterfinals. At the U.S. Open, she was able to reach the quarterfinals.

• After first round losses in Moscow and Filderstadt withdrew from the rest of the indoor season saying she had come back too early. For the first time in six years, her ranking fell out of the top 10.

• Announced in December that she would skip the Australian Open.

2001 • Parted ways with her coach -- and mother -- Melanie Molitor. Mother and daughter reunited as coach-player before the French Open.

• Surpassed Monica Seles record of 178 weeks ranked No. 1 in singles.

• Reached the final of every tournament she played in January and February and won three: Sydney, Doha and Dubai.

• Seeking her first Grand Slam title in two years, she reached her fourth consecutive Australian Open final only to lose to Jennifer Capriati in a surprising two-set victory 6-4, 6-3. Lost to Capriati once again at the French Open -- this time in the semifinals. At Wimbledon, was upset in the first round by Virginia Ruano Pascual. Reached the semifinals of the U.S. Open for the sixth consecutive year.

• Underwent surgery in October to repair torn ligaments in her ankle causing her to miss the rest of the season and be unable to defend her title at the season-ending championships.

• Broke up her doubles partnership with Anna Kournikova saying she wanted more independence. The pair finished 2000 ranked No. 3 and No. 4, respectively, in doubles. In February announced that she was tired and taking a break from doubles play to focus on singles.

• Led the WTA Tour with nine titles in 2000 but went without a Grand Slam crown for the first time since 1996.

• Dominated the Chase Championships by appearing in a fourth Chase final and winning both singles and doubles (with Anna Kournikova) titles.

• Her three-year stranglehold on the Australian Open -- she hadn't lost a match since 1996, winning 27 in a row including three straight titles -- came to an end when she lost to Lindsay Davenport, 6-1, 7-5. She had been vying to become the first woman since 1966 to win four consecutive championships Down Under.

• She lost at each Grand Slam to the eventual winner, the final at the Australian Open to Davenport, the semifinals of the French Open to Mary Pierce, quarterfinals of Wimbledon and semifinals of the U.S. Open to Venus Williams.

• Five of her seven singles titles came at Grand Slam (Australian Open) or Tier I events. She tied for most titles and reached the finals at 13 of the 20 tournaments she played in, including three Grand Slam finals (Australian, French, U.S. Open).

• With her win over Venus Williams in the semifinals of the Chase Championships, became the youngest player (19 years, 51 days) to win 300 pro matches.

• Finished with 71 match wins, leading the tour and is tied with Lindsay Davenport for 16th place on the Open Era titles list with 26.

• At the Australian Open, became the only player in history to win the same Grand Slam tournament in singles and doubles three consecutive years with three different doubles partners.

• Won second straight title of year in Tokyo, reclaiming the world No. 1 ranking which she had relinquished to Davenport.

• Reached the French Open final and came within three points of the title, the only Grand Slam singles title she hasn't won, before falling to Steffi Graf.

• Reached her third Grand Slam final at the U.S. Open with a third-set rally over No. 3 Venus Williams in the semifinals before falling to Williams' sister, Serena, in the final, where she saved two match points at 5-3 in the second set and rallied to force a tie-break before losing.

• In August, defeated No. 10 Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario, No. 6 Mary Pierce and stopped four-time defending champion and world No. 5 Monica Seles to claim her first Canadian Open, ending Seles' 24-match winning streak at the event.

• Won at least one title (singles or doubles) in seven straight Grand Slam tournaments from 1997 Wimbledon through 1999 Australian Open.

• Ended the year by defeating No. 1 Lindsay Davenport to win the Chase Championships for the first time, becoming the only player to win two major tournaments in 1998 (Australian Open, Chase). • Completed a Grand Slam in doubles, winning titles at the U.S. Open, Wimbledon, French Open and Australian Open.

• Reign at No. 1 ended after 80 weeks on October 11 when she lost in the quarterfinals of Filderstadt to Dominique Van Roost. Lindsay Davenport replaced her.

• Became the youngest player to successfully defend a Grand Slam title in Open Era history (1968-present) when she won the Australian Open at 17 years, four months and one day.

• Won titles at the Evert Cup, International Damen Grand Prix and Italian Open.

• In June, became the third woman in the Open Era to hold the No. 1 ranking in singles and doubles simultaneously (joining Navratilova and Sanchez Vicario).

• Won ESPY award for Outstanding Women's Tennis Performer.

• By winning the Australian Open, Wimbledon and U.S. Open, joined Steffi Graf and Monica Seles as the only teenagers (in the Open era) to win three or more Grand Slam singles titles in one year. Beat Venus Williams 6-0, 6-4 to win the Open.

• She won 37 straight matches to start the season -- including six consecutive tournaments to open the year -- the second-best start in the Open era and won 75 matches total, best on the Tour, including 11 titles.

• Became the youngest player in the Open Era to win the singles title at Wimbledon when she won in 1997 at age 16 years, nine months and five days; was the first Swiss woman ever to win Wimbledon.

• Defeated former world No. 1 Monica Seles in all four matches they've played on the year.

• Overtook Steffi Graf as the world's No. 1 player following her straight-sets victory over Monica Seles to win the Lipton Championships.

• Won her first two career titles, capturing both the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix and Bank of the West Classic.

• Advanced to the semifinals of the U.S. Open and reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open.

• Reached the semifinals of the U.S. Open by stunning third-seeded Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario and No. 7 seed Jana Novotna.

• Became the youngest Wimbledon champion ever when she won the doubles title with Helena Sukova.

• Won more than $1.3 million on the year, becoming the youngest man or woman to reach the $1 million mark in earnings.

• Lost to Graf in a five-set final at the WTA Tour Championships.

• Became the youngest player to win a match at a Grand Slam tournament when she advanced to the second round at the Australian Open.

• Turned pro in October, two weeks after her 14th birthday.