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Martina Hingis confirmed for Nottingham Masters event

Martina Hingis
Hingis won her first Grand Slam title in Australia in 1997

Former Wimbledon champions Martina Hingis and Richard Krajicek will be the star attractions at this summer's Nottingham Masters tournament.

The event takes place at Nottingham Tennis Centre between 10 and 13 June.

Krajicek, winner of last year's men's title, won 20 career titles including the Wimbledon men's title in 1996.

Hingis became the youngest player to win a Grand Slam, winning the women's doubles title at Wimbledon at the age of 15 in 1995.

The Swiss originally retired from tennis in 2003 but launched a comeback before retiring for a second time in in 2008 after being found guilty of a doping offence in 2007.

Krajicek retired from professional tennis in 2003 and set up the Richard Krajicek Foundation, which builds sports facilities for children in inner cities in the Netherlands.

Former British number one Jeremy Bates also joins the line-up for the first time.



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