Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Martina Hingis wins award for Comeback of the Year
Yay! Martina Hingis won Laureus World Comeback of the Year Award. She deserves it without a shadow of a doubt for accomplishing so much in so little time.
There's also no doubt that one of those accomplishments is helping to put Tennis back in the forefront again, by getting people excited and interested in the game with her amazing comeback. So congratulations to her:).
Here is a great article from Sony Ericsson's WTA Tour which gives more information about this particular award and it's recipients.
Also due to winning the Italian Open this year Martina has moved higher in the prize money leader list:D.
(COURTESY WTA MEDIA INFORMATION SYSTEM)
#WOMEN'S TENNIS CAREER PRIZE MONEY LEADERS#-------------------------------------------(AS OF MONDAY, MAY 22, 2006)
STANDING NAME NAT CAREER TOTAL
1 STEFFI GRAF GER 21,895,277
2 LINDSAY DAVENPORT USA 21,549,902
3 MARTINA NAVRATILOVA USA 21,443,847
4 MARTINA HINGIS SUI 19,003,406
5 ARANTXA SANCHEZ-VICARIO ESP 16,942,640
6 VENUS WILLIAMS USA 16,090,969
7 SERENA WILLIAMS USA 15,907,370
8 MONICA SELES USA 14,891,762
9 KIM CLIJSTERS BEL 13,288,705
10 CONCHITA MARTINEZ ESP 11,527,977
She's moved to #4 with a career prize money total of just over 19 million. She's right behind Navratilova, and higher then both Williams sisters:D.
That's amazing for someone who's only 25.