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  Friday, 7 February, 2003, 11:31 GMT
Hingis retires from tennis
Hingis makes her debut on the circuit aged just 16-years old
June 1996: Martina Hingis makes her debut aged just 16 and immediately impresses with her smart play

Hingis wins Wimbledon, only missing out on the French Open title in 1997
June 1997: Hingis tops the women's world rankings and wins three of the four Grand Slam titles

Hingis with the Australian Open trophy, her last major title
January 1999: Winner of five Grand Slam titles Hingis' last big singles win is the Australian Open in Melbourne

Hingis and Kournikova clinch the doubles title in Melbourne
January 1999: Hingis also makes a success out of her doubles pairing with Anna Kournikova

The French Open eludes Hingis again as her crown begins to slip in 1997
June 1999: The French Open evades Hingis' grasp again as she loses the final to Steffi Graf

Hingis and Capriati battle in the blistering heat but Capriati takes the title
January 2002: Hingis seems to have beaten injury in an epic US Open final, but Jennifer Capriati wins the match

Hingis announces her retirement after losing her battle with severe ankle problems
2003: Hingis struggles with her ankle injury throughout the rest of 2002, forcing her to retire aged only 22

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07 Feb 03 | Tennis
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