The newly-inducted Hall of Famer Martina Hingis is sort of unretiring from tennis, by entering the doubles competition at the Southern California Open. Maybe the reason behind the decision is simply publicity, for her apparel brand Tonic has become the official clothing partner of the tournament.
The 32-year-old Hingis will be making her first WTA tournament appearance since September 2007 and it seems that the July 27 – August 4 event will be just a starting stop for the relaunching of Hingis’ career.
My competitive spirit is still very much alive and I love being out on court. The tournament at Onmi La Costa Resort and Spa is the perfect place for me to start.
Hingis’ doubles partner will be Slovakian Daniela Hantuchova. (photo: © Neal Trousdale)