The Smiling Proncess

A Homage from Switzerland

Liechtenstein, 1999

The Final Games

Liechtenstein, 1999
 
1995 (1 final game / 0 won / 1 lost )
Hamburg Hingis - Martinez 2 - 6 3 - 6      
1996 (5 final games / 2 won / 3 lost )
Rome Hingis - Martinez 6-2 3 - 6      
Filderstadt Hingis - Huber 6 - 2 3 - 6 6 - 3    
Zurich Hingis - Novotna 2- 6 2 - 6      
Oakland Hingis - Seles 6 - 2 6 - 2      
New York Hingis - Graf 3 - 6 6 - 4 0 - 6 6 - 4 0 - 6
1997 (13 final games / 12 won / 1 lost)
Sydney Hingis - Capriati 6 - 1 5 - 7 6 - 1    
Melbourne Hingis - Pierce 6 - 2 6 - 2      
Tokyo Hingis - Graf won        
Paris Hingis - Huber 6 - 3 3 - 6 6 - 3    
Key Biscayne Hingis - Seles 6 - 2 6 - 1      
Hilton Head Hingis - Seles 3 - 6 6 - 3 7 - 6    
Paris Hingis - Majoli 4 - 6 2 - 6      
Wimbledon Hingis - Novotna 2 - 6 6 - 3 6 - 3    
Stanford Hingis - Martinez 6 - 0 6 - 2      
San Diego Hingis - Seles 7 - 6 6 - 4      
US Open Hingis - V. Williams 6 - 0 6 - 4      
Filderstadt Hingis - Raymond 6 - 4 6 - 2      
Philadelphia Hingis - Davenport 7 - 5 6 - 7 7 - 6    
1998 (8 final games / 5 won / 3 lost)
Melbourne Hingis - Martinez 6 - 3 6 - 3      
Tokyo Hingis - Davenport 3 - 6 3 - 6      
Indian Wells Hingis - Davenport 6 - 3 6 - 4      
Hamburg Hingis - Novotna 6 - 3 7 - 5      
Rome Hingis - V. Williams 6 - 3 2 - 6 6 - 3    
Los Angeles Hingis - Davenport 6 - 4 4 - 6 3 - 6    
US Open Hingis - Davenport 3 - 6 5 - 7      
New York Hingis - Davenport 7 - 5 6 - 4 4 - 6 6 - 2  
1999 (13 final games / 7 won / 6 lost)
Sydney Hingis - Davenport 4 - 6 3 - 6      
Melbourne Hingis - Mauresmo 6 - 2 6 - 3      
Tokyo Hingis - Coetzer 6 - 2 6 - 1      
Hilton Head Hingis - Kurnikova 6 - 4 6 - 3      
Berlin  Hingis - Halard Decugis 6 - 0 6 - 1      
Paris Hingis - Graf 6 - 4 5 - 7 2 - 6    
San Diego Hingis - V. Williams 6 - 4 6 - 0      
Toronto Hingis - Seles          
US Open Hingis - S. Williams 3 - 6 6 - 7      
Fielderstadt Hingis - Pierce          
Basle  Hingis - V. Williams          
Philadelphia Hingis - Davenport 3 - 6 4 - 6      
New York Hingis - Davenport 4 - 6 2 - 6      

Together with Anna Kournikova, Martina has won the New York Masters in double and finished the year 1999 on the first place of the WTA as a single and as a double player. As a single player she won during the year 1999 a number of 72 matches.

2000 (13 final games / 9 won / 3 lost / 1 draw)

Melbourne Hingis - Davenport 0 - 2 No. 1
Tokyo Hingis - Testud 2 - 0 No. 1
Scottsdale Hingis - N. Davenport draw No. 1
Indian Wells Hingis - N. Davenport 1 - 2 No. 1 
Key Biscayne Hingis - N. Davenport 2 - 0 No. 2 
Hamburg Hingis - Sanchez Vicario 2 - 0 No. 1 
Montreal Hingis - S. Williams 2 - 0 No. 1 
Rosmalen Hingis - R. Dragomir 2 - 0 No. 1 
Fielderstadt Hingis - K. Clijsters 2 - 0 No. 1 
Zurich-Kloten Hingis - N. Davenport 2 - 1 No. 1 
Moscow Hingis - A. Kournikova 2 - 0 No. 1 
Philadelphia Hingis - Davenport 0 - 2 No. 1
New York Hingis - M. Seles 2 - 1 No. 1 

In Fielderstadt Martina has won her 4th Porsche and also the 32nd final in her career. Together with Anna Kournikova she also won in double, against the pair Sanchez-Vicario/Schett, by 2:0. In Zurich Martina, named also the Swiss Miss, won this year for the first time an ATP tournament in Switzerland, and Davenport lost her first tournament as a professional player in the same country. Together with Anna Kournikova, Martina also won in double the final game in Zurich. Hingis won in the year 77 from a total of 87 games. Only 2 games were lost in 1/4 finals, all others in semi-finals or finals. On Nov. 19, 2000, Martina won the Masters Tournament in New York, at Madison Square Garden, in a dramatic game against a great Monica Seles. Together with Anna Kournikova she won also the double tournament. The year 2000 was a great year for Martina, the best female tennis player in the world. Congratulations!

2001 (3 final games / 1 won / 2 lost )

Sidney Hingis - Davenport 2 - 1 No. 1
Melbourne Hingis - Capriatti 1 - 2 No. 1
Tokyo Hingis - Davenport 1 - 2 No. 1
       

 

The Best Female Tennis Players after 1975 
(total weeks in Top)

  • Steffi Graf, GER: 377, 8/17/87
  • Martina Navratilova, CZK/USA: 331
  • Chris Evert, USA: 262
  • Martina Hingis, SUI: 245, 12/31/97
  • Monica Seles, CRO/USA: 178
  • Lindsay Davenport, USA: 27, 10/12/98

Background: Martina, after the match won against Venus Williams in San Diego, California, USA, the 8/9/99.

Notice: Since about a year Martina has serious problems with her recently operated ankles. She recently declared that  the pain she feels will possibly even hinder her to participate in the future in the professional tennis competitions. I, like many thousands of her truly fans ,can only hope that she will recover one day, and that we will see again on tennis courts the Graceful Queen of Tennis and our Swiss Miss!

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Revised: 01/17/03.
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