Martina Hingis to play doubles at Wimbledon

By Evan Hilbert |

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Martina Hingis will play doubles this year at Wimbledon. (Getty Images)

After seven years away, former world No. 1 Martina Hingis will return to play at Wimbledon. Hingis was granted a wild card by the All England Club Wednesday, according to the Associated Press.

The Swiss champion will play with Russia's Vera Zvonareva, herself a former Wimbledon doubles champ.

Hingis, 33, has twice retired from the game before returning to the court. Following her second retirement in 2007, Hingis and Sabine Lisicki won a doubles title last year in Miami. Her last appearance at Wimbledon came in 2007, when she lost in the third round.

A five-time singles major champion, Hingis has won nine Grand Slam doubles titles, including twice at Wimbledon.

The tournament begins June 23.

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