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By Mark Davis
The nation founders, the Lone Star State thrives
Topic - Martina Hingis
The Washington Kastles continued their WTT dominance with their fourth consecutive championship.
Longtime rivals Martina Hingis and Venus Williams teamed up to lead the Washington Kastles over the Texas Wild 23-18 on Wednesday night in WTT action.
The Washington Kastles inched halfway to history, beating the Austin Aces 25-10 for their 17th consecutive victory.
The Washington Kastles moved their home venue from the Southwest Waterfront to Foggy Bottom. No matter the site, they clearly remain the best World Team Tennis has to offer.
Martina Hingis won her first doubles title in seven years when she and Sabine Lisicki beat Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina 4-6, 6-4, 10-5 on Sunday at the Sony Open.
Schwyz canton police spokesman Florian Grossmann says Hingis, her mother Melanie Molitor and her mother's boyfriend Mario Widmer were interviewed at its headquarters last week. French equestrian athlete Thibault Hutin has said he was attacked on Sept. 23 at his home in Feusisberg.
After finishing the 2013 season Sunday night with a World Team Tennis title, the third straight for Washington, the first-year Kastles player vowed to be back.
The Kastles secured their fourth finals win in the past five years in front of an announced crowd of 2,670 fans who waited out a two-hour rain delay before the match began. Hingis, in her first season with the Kastles, was elated to win the title at home.
The Kastles announced Tuesday that Hingis will join the club on July 15, two days after she is enshrined in the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I.
Martina Hingis will join the Washington Kastles of World TeamTennis after her Hall of Fame induction in July.
Five-time Grand Slam singles champion Martina Hingis leads the 2013 class for the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
Kimiko Date-Krumm is the oldest woman in the Australian Open draw at 42, with some competitors less than half her age still in high school.
Arina Rodionova returned for her second season with the Washington Kastles with her sister Anastasia by her side.
Martina Hingis and the New York Sportimes visit the Washington Kastles on Thursday night at Kastles Stadium with hopes of ending their 18-match undefeated streak. But before she took the court, she addressed several topics in a press conference.
The mixed doubles draw was a little more star-studded than usual at the Australian Open this year, at least until Andy Roddick's hamstring injury.
"On a day like today when it rains, it helps," an all-smiles Hingis said. "It's a really nice venue. They did a great job putting it altogether. The seats are really close."
"We have a great team and great coach," Hingis said. "Every player is very motivated to come back to this team."