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Last Updated: Thursday, 1 November 2007, 20:39 GMT
Martina Hingis's career in photos

Martina Hingis shortly before announcing her retirement.

Martina Hingis retires for good on 1 November with the bombshell that she tested positive for cocaine at Wimbledon

Martina Hingis in 1993

Her glittering career began at an early age - Hingis won the French Open girls' singles crown aged 12

Martina Hingis in 1995

In 1995, barely 14, she became the youngest player to win a match in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament

Martina Hingis with her Australian Open trophy in Melbourne, 1997.

And in 1997, she was unstoppable - here in Melbourne she shows off the first of five Grand Slam single titles

Martina Hingis winning the Wimbledon final.

In June, by now world number one, she beats Jana Novotna in the Wimbledon final despite losing the first set 6-2

Martina Hingis winning the 1997 US Open final

And despite home advantage, Venus Williams is swept aside 6-0 6-2 in the US Open final at Flushing Meadows

Martina Hingis and Anna Kournikova lifting the 1999 Australian Open doubles

She added two more Australian Open singles titles and several doubles titles with Russian glamour girl Anna Kournikova

Martina Hingis in her comeback match, Gold Coast, January 2006

But injuries took their toll, and Hingis retired in 2003 - however, she returned at the start of the 2006 season

Martina Hingis watches fiance Radek Stepnaek at the 2007 Artois Championships in London.

Hingis also appeared to have found happiness off the court, becoming engaged to fellow player Radek Stepanek

Martina Hingis losing at the China Open, 2007

The engagement did not last, but Hingis won three more titles before injury ended her 2007 season at the China Open

Martina Hingis shows the strain as she confirms her retirement at the age of 27

That tournament turned out be her last, and Hingis quits again at the age of 27 - this time under a cloud



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