Great honour for Martina, and she really deserves that.
The Swiss broke into the tennis world in the mid 90s to win her first slam (doubles) in Wimbledon when she was barely 15 years old (youngest ever player to win a major). From that moment she won 5 slams (singles) and 38 career titles. Martina stayed at the top of the ranking for 209 weeks (4 all time record).
“Being inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame is tremendous honor,” Hingis commentd.
“It is truly a privilege to be part of such an exclusive group of tennis icons. I am looking forward to the enshrinement weekend in Newport and to being welcomed in by the other Hall of Famers.”
The other players to be included in the Hall of Fame are Thelma Coyne, Cliff Drysdale, Charlie Pasarell and Ion Tiriac.
Here a recent interview to Martina