Sunday, June 24, 2012

Martina Hingis to launch Tonic apparel & play exhibition in Vancouver

Retired tennis great Martina Hingis, winner of five Grand Slam singles events, is coming to this year's Odlum Brown VanOpen at Hollyburn Country Club. 

No, she's not coming out of retirement, although she will play an exhibition match Aug. 1 against a "yet to be named top Canadian opponent." 

One night earlier, Hingis, a native of Switzerland, will also launch her new Tonic Tennis line of apparel on stadium court for Vancouver-based Tonic Lifestyle Apparel.

 "I love Vancouver and have heard great things about the tournament from my colleagues at Tonic," said Hingis. The $200,000 tournament runs July 28 to Aug. 5.

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