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May
10

The ‘Dream Team’?……to play at Wimbledon.

The renowned “Dream Team” of women’s tennis is back. Tennis stars Anna Kournikova and Martina Hingis have today confirmed that they will compete together in the Ladies’ Invitation Doubles at Wimbledon this June. The pair formed one of the most formidable doubles tandems in women’s tennis in the 1990’s, winning two Grand Slam doubles titles, reaching No. 1 in the WTA Tour Doubles rankings and earning the 1999 WTA Doubles Team of the Year honors.

“I’m so excited to be returning to the UK to play doubles with Martina again,” said Kournikova. “This tournament has always held a special place in my heart, and it will be a great honor to play on the courts of Wimbledon again. I’m looking forward to having a lot of fun.”

“Anna and I have had a lot of success together and I look forward to being reunited with her at Wimbledon,” said Hingis. “Having won singles in 1997 and doubles in 1996 and 1998, I am excited about returning to the place where I have had some of the best memories of my career.”

Kournikova is a two-time Grand Slam women’s doubles champion, No. 1 ranked world junior champion, No. 1 ranked WTA tour doubles and No. 8 WTA tour singles player. At age 14, Anna became the youngest player to ever win a Fed Cup match. In 1997, she reached the semifinals of Wimbledon and became the second woman in the Open Era, next to Chris Evert, to reach the Wimbledon semifinals in her career debut. She has also defeated many of the world’s top players who have competed on the women’s tour including Lindsay Davenport, Steffi Graf, Monica Seles, Jennifer Capriati and Arantxa Sanchez among others.

Hingis is a five-time Grand Slam singles champion and nine-time Grand Slam women’s doubles champion. In 1997, Hingis won Wimbledon, the French Open and the first of three consecutive Australian Open crowns on her way to becoming the youngest top-ranked player in history. Her Australian Open victory made her the youngest Grand Slam singles winner in the 20th century at the age of 16 years and 3 months. The following year, Hingis became only the fourth woman in tennis history to win all four Grand Slam doubles titles in the same year. She owns a 548-133 all-time singles record and her 209 weeks as the world’s number 1 female player ranks fourth all-time.

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