Be on the lookout for your Britannica newsletter to get trusted stories delivered right to your inbox. At 12 she became the youngest-ever Grand Slam junior titlist when she won the 1993 junior French Open.
Hingis subsequently competed in seniors events. Partnered with Helena Sukova, Hingis became the youngest player ever to win at Wimbledon when the pair took the doubles title in 1996. In her relatively short, injury-plagued career, she won five Grand Slam tournaments. Molitor then began coaching her daughter in tennis intensively, and Hingis improved rapidly. Let us know if you have suggestions to improve this article (requires login).