Martina Hingis Returns to World #1 Again Today
Martina Hingis returns to WTA World No.1 in doubles today following a trophy-laden season, capturing her eighth title of 2017 at the Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open (alongside Chan Yung-Jan) on her 37th birthday on Saturday.
This Swiss star has previously held the top doubles ranking for 66 non-consecutive weeks, having first captured the No.1 spot on June 8, 1998 at 17-years-old to become the youngest-ever doubles No.1.
In 2017, Hingis clinched eight titles, including her 13th Grand Slam trophy at the US Open, as well as at the BNP Paribas Open (Indian Wells), Mutua Madrid Open, Internazionali BNL d’Italia (Rome), Mallorca Open, Aegon International Eastbourne, Western & Southern Open (Cincinnati) and the Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open (all w/Chan).
Hingis most recently occupied the top spot the week of August 15, 2016, and now matches Jana Novotna for 13th most weeks atop the WTA doubles rankings with 67 weeks at No.1.
Hingis won all five major singles titles before the age of 19. She is a Tennis Hall of Famer, inducted in 2013 who went on to play doubles.
News item via WTA.