The 2014 United States Open may not be the last time we see Martina Hingis playing doubles.
One of the most heartwarming stories over the past fortnight in New York has been that of the unseeded pairing of Hingis and Pennetta, who defeated two of the biggest seeds at the tournament, No.5 seeds Kveta Peschke and Katarina Srebotnik and No.3 seeds Cara Black and Sania Mirza, to reach the final of the tournament – Hingis’ firs doubles final since 1998.
The former No. 1 won 9 Grand Slam titles in doubles throughout her career and yet admit that there were still some tournaments that she wanted to play, which is why she had decided to take part in the 2015 season.
“Not all, but definitely the selected, the smarter ones, the good ones,” said Hingis of her proposed schedule. “Today I don’t have to prove nothing to nobody, but definitely there are so many nice tournaments still this year. It hasn’t finished yet. There is, yeah, next season. I’m looking forward to it already now.”
Although they have only played four tournaments together, Hingis and Flavia Pennetta reached the final of the US Open, which is why the Swiss star intends to keep the Italian on as her regular partner.