Martina Hingis was born in Slovakia (formally Czechoslovakia) in 1980. She became the youngest ever Wimbledon Champion when she and her partner Helena Suková won the Ladies Doubles title when Hingis was only fifteen years old. By 1997, she had reached Number One in the world rankings, had won the Wimbledon Ladies' Singles title and the Australian Open. She had also managed to deny Venus Williams the Women's Singles U.S Open title. While injuries forced her to withdraw from the game in 2001, she made a return to professional Tennis in the 2006/2007 season.