Martina Hingis to Play New Haven Open

By LeAnne Gendreau
|  Thursday, Jul 18, 2013  |  Updated 11:05 AM EDT
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Martina Hingis to Play New Haven Open

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 30: Martina Hingis arrives for the WTA 40 Love Celebration during Middle Sunday of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 30, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

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Martina Hingis, the multiple-Grand Slam Champion, will be in Connecticut next month to compete in the New Haven Open at Yale.

The competition happens between August 16 and 24 and Hingis, 33, will compete in the doubles during the competition in August.

The last time she was here to play in the tournament was in 2002 and she was a singles quarterfinalist.

"I am looking forward to coming back to the New Haven Open to compete in doubles," Hingis said in a statement. "I feel in good shape at the moment after playing World Team Tennis. My competitive spirit is still very much alive and I love being out on court."

She became the youngest Grand Slam Champion in the 20th century at the 1997 Australian Open when she was just 16 years old. Last weekend, she was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

"Adding newly minted Tennis Hall of Famer Martina Hingis to the New Haven Open at Yale doubles field is fantastic news, and will complement a very strong singles field featuring five of the top 10 players in the world," Tournament Director Anne Worcester said. "I can remember when Lindsay Davenport returned to play doubles in New Haven after she’d stepped away from the tour when her first child was born. Our fans came out in droves to support her, and I know they will do the same for Martina."

For more information on the 2013 tournament, volunteer opportunities and to secure tickets, log on to www.newhavenopen.com or call the New Haven Open Box Office at 855-464-8366.
 

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