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Hingis to help street children

Switzerland's world number one tennis player, Martina Hingis, is due to lend a helping hand to Latin America's street children.

This content was published on July 5, 2000 - 23:36

Fresh from her defeat in the Wimbledon tennis tournament, Hingis will turn her attention to Colombia's young victims of poverty, pornography, prostitution and drugs.

Hingis will travel to the capital, Bogota, as part of the United Nations Development Programme's Team to End Poverty.

The project has enlisted the football stars Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane,and movie stars Omar Sharif, Gerard Depardieu and Jeanne Moreau.

The top-seeded woman at Wimbledon, Hingis lost on Tuesday to fifth-seeded Venus Williams of the United States, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4.

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