Rumours circulated after the US Open but in Singapore Martina Hingis has let the cat and has called time on her 23 year career.
During this time she has played in 1283 matches on the WTA tour winning 43 singles titles and 64 doubles titles. Add to that is 25 career Grand Slam titles and five titles at the tour finals.
Retirement is no stranger for Hingis who has done it a couple of times before but this is now the end despite finishing the year as world number one on the doubles tour with 9 titles to her name but she has decided her time has come.
Hingis is a fighter. She kept coming back from multiple injuries and drugs suspensions and many would have called it a day a long time ago but not Martina she loves the sport and the sport loves her. I wouldn’t be surprised to see her take up a coaching role of some sort over the next year having already coached Pavlyuchenkova, Pennetta and fellow Swiss Belinda Bencic.
Through all the ups and downs one thing has remained consistent she played with a smile on her face!