What I have done in my career earlier, I’m very proud of that,” Hingis said
Martina Hingis swept her doubles events at the U.S. Open.
Don’t look for her to try singles again.
“No thanks,” said Hingis, who will be 37 on Sept. 30. “I’m doing just fine with the mixed and the doubles.”
The member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame was 16 when she won the 1997 U.S. Open singles title by beating Venus Williams. She gave up singles long ago but returned to doubles after coming out of her second retirement and remains one of the tops in the world. She will move up to No. 2 in the WTA doubles rankings.
“What I have done in my career earlier, I’m very proud of that,” Hingis said. “I was very young. It’s been 20 years, been on and off. But I think today is even more it’s different, it’s sweeter, because it’s also the way how we won, the fashion.
“We just played impeccable, pretty much, I mean, from the start to the end.”
“It’s been a very amazing journey to make it all the way here,” Chan said, “and since the first day we agreed to play together, next day I said, ‘Oh, Martina said yes to me. That means I’m going to play beside my own idol, and we are going to fight together.’”