Skiplink Navigation

Main Features

Tired Hingis holds on to reach final

Hingis shows her frustration during Friday's semi-final


Martina Hingis had to overcome her own exhaustion as well as a battling performance from Thailand's Tamarine Tanasugarn on Friday to reach the final of the WTA tournament in Dubai.

The Swiss world number one had to defend three set points against the number seven seed before eventually winning the opening set on a tie-break.

The second set was a more routine affair, with Hingis completing a 7-6 (8-6), 6-1 victory. Afterwards the Swiss star admitted she had felt drained going into the match, following Thursday's quarter-final clash with France's Sandrine Testud.

"I was still a little bit tired from yesterday and couldn't somehow get it going," she explained. "I was also a little bit dizzy on the court and I didn't really feel out there. Maybe it's because I lost a lot of fluids last night."

In the final, Hingis will face the tournament's third seed, Nathalie Tauziat of France.

swissinfo with agencies


Neuer Inhalt

Horizontal Line

subscription form

Form for signing up for free newsletter.

Sign up for our free newsletters and get the top stories delivered to your inbox.

Click here to see more newsletters

WEF 2018

WEF Teaser 2018