Hingis denies Olympic reports

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Former world number one Martina Hingis has played down speculation that she might compete in next year's Olympics.

The 30-year-old dominated the women's game in the late 1990s, winning three Australian Open titles, plus the Wimbledon and US Open titles in 1997.
She also reached six more Grand Slam finals before opting to retire from the sport in 2003 at the age of 22 due to persistent injury and outside interests.
However, the 'Swiss Miss' returned to the professional game in 2006 and reached the quarter-finals of both the Australian Open and the French Open.
She also reached the last eight in Melbourne a year later before retiring for good in 2007 after testing positive for cocaine.
Despite denying the charges, the talented right hander felt that, due to her age and injury problems, it would be better to call time on her career once and for all.
But Hingis played doubles at both the French Open and Wimbledon in 2011, partnering Lindsay Davenport to win the Roland Garros Women's Legends title and teaming up with the American once again at SW19 to win the Wimbledon Ladies' Invitation Doubles title.
Her reappearance prompted speculation of a possible pairing with Roger Federer in the mixed doubles in London 2012 but, despite admitting that the competitive juices are still flowing, it appears unlikely that she will appears in the English capital
"I'm not really thinking about it at all," she said. "The invitation has been blown a bit out of proportion. I may be retired but the competitive instinct is still there."

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