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Martina Hingis

Martina Hingis Welcomes First Child, Daughter Lia

Twenty -two years ago, at age 16, Martina Hingis became the youngest woman to win the Australian Open finals and now Hingis served up a new title, “mom” when she welcomed her first child, daughter, Lia this year.

The former No. 1 WTA player announced the birth over Twitter last week.

“And then we were three!” she captioned a photo of herself cradling her newborn in front of husband, Harald Leemann, a former sports doctor. “Harry and I are excited to welcome our baby girl Lia to the world. We are already so in love.”

The Swiss announced she was expecting on social media last Fall, on September 30, 2018, on her 38th birthday.

Before retiring for the final time in 2017, Hingis won 20 Gran Slams in both women’s and mixed play.

Congrats!

Martina Hingis Announces On 38th Birthday That She’s Expecting First Child

We have a tennis baby boom on our hands as former Number 1 Tennis Player Martina Hingis announced on her 38th birthday yesterday that she is expecting her first child.

The Swiss 5-Time Grand Slam winner shared the news on her Instagram account with a photo of a tiny pink US Open tee, a mini tennis racquet and tennis ball, revealing that she is having a baby girl

Hingis and her husband and former physician Harald Leeman married last July.

“Thanks for all the birthday wishes! Happy to share that this will be the last time we’ll celebrate as a couple…excited to announce that we will become a family of three,” she captioned the adorable photo!

Congrats!