Martina Hingis is a 28 year old from Czechoslovakia.
Currently out of the Tennis scene she has notched up three Australian Open, one US Open and nine Grand Slam Doubles wins.
In 2002 - when she was 22 yrs of age - she had various ligament injuries in her ankles.
This meant she had to refrain from playing tennis.
She endured several operations and this meant she spent a lot of time recuperating but she returned to the WTA tour in 2006.
The dance training will be tough - but as a professional tennis player she is used to hard training.
Currently banned from playing tennis as she had tested positive for cocaine during Wimbledon 2007.
She says to the above - "I am 100% innocent".
Dancing with her for this years competition is Matthew Cutler.
Good luck to this couple.
Return to Strictly Come Dancing 2009
Return from Martina Hingis to Home page.