Martina Hingis marries her former physician Harald Leemann in Switzerland

first_imgTennis legend Martina Hingis on Saturday announced her marriage with former sports physician Harald Leemann.Hingis, who got married on Friday, posted a picture on her Instagram account thanking family and friends for their best wishes.Hingis and Harald Leemann had been in a relationship for more than a year now and they got married in a hush-hush ceremony at the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz.”Sending greetings from our wedding from Grand Resort Bad Ragaz. Grateful to have our family and friends join us on this wonderful day!,” Hingis wrote on Instagram along with a picture with her husband.Leemann had accompanied Hingis at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Jeneiro as a personal supervisor.This is Hingis’s second marriage. She was married to the French show jumper Thibault Hutin from 2010 to 2013.Hingis, 37, once again made a major announcement through her social media account after revealing her plans to retire on her Facebook page last year.”Looking back now, it’s hard to believe that almost exactly 23 years ago I made my professional debut,” Hingis said on her Facebook page on Thursday.”The years that followed have been some of the most rewarding years of my life, both personally and professionally, but I believe the time has come for me to retire, which I will be doing after my last match here in Singapore.advertisement”I feel very lucky to have been given the opportunity to play this wonderful sport for so many years.”Tennis has always been my passion and I am extremely thankful for all the challenges, opportunities, partnerships and friendships it’s given me,” Hingis said.The retirement was Hingis’s third in a long and illustrious career during which she claimed 25 grand slam titles since her WTA Tour debut in 1994, five in singles, seven in mixed doubles and 13 in women’s doubles.The Swiss returned to the tour in 2006 and although she found more success in doubles than singles, she retired for a second time a year later after being handed a two-year ban for testing positive for cocaine.Hingis returned to the sport for a third time in 2013 and has enjoyed another successful spell of doubles tennis in the latest comeback, winning four women’s and six mixed doubles grand slam titles from 2015-17.The Swiss also spent 209 weeks as world number one and has won the season-ending WTA Finals twice in singles, three times in doubles and claimed a 2016 Olympic silver medal in women’s doubles with compatriot Timea Bacsinszky.(With Reuters inputs)last_img

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