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Martina Hingis visits Taiwan on vacation

2017/10/30 22:20:10

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Taipei, Oct. 30 (CNA) Tennis legend Martina Hingis arrived in Taiwan on Monday with Chan Yung-jan (詹詠然), the last partner of her illustrious doubles career, to enjoy the first vacation of her retired life.

Having partnered with the Taiwanese native since February, Hingis wanted to take advantage of her free time now that she is retired to visit Chan's homeland and enjoy some of its best-known attractions.

On the top of her to-do list is to eat Taiwan's famous "xiao long bao" (steamed soup-filled dumplings) and visit hot springs to take advantage of official Hot Spring Season in Taipei.

According to her agent, Hingis has no public events to attend or appearances scheduled for her time in the country. Her plan as of now is to relax for a few days.

The Swiss tennis star officially retired from tennis following the conclusion of the BNP Paribas WTA Finals in Singapore on Sunday.

In the last event they played in together, Chan and Hingis reached the semifinals but were upset by Timea Babos of Hungary and Andrea Hlavackova of the Czech Republic 6-4, 7-6 (5). Chan and Hingis had won all three of their previous matches against the duo this year.

Still, the two had a great run together, winning the U.S. Open in September and eight other titles during the year.

Hingis said she was looking forward to spending time with Chan in Taiwan, with whom she has shared unforgettable experiences and a special relationship.

Hingis is reportedly staying in Taiwan until Friday.

(By Lee Chin-wei and Kuan-lin Liu)
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