Martina Hingis won 43 titles in singles, five at the Grand Slam level. But few may have been as satisfying as her championship run in Rome 15 years ago, when it looked like the Swiss tennis savant’s winning days may have passed her by.
Just 25 years old at the time, Hingis hadn’t won a title of any measure sincen2002, when she announced her first retirement from the game due to constant injuries and changing interests.
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