Martina Hingis Marries Show Jumper Thibault Hutin in Paris
"Our wedding came as a surprise for many, but it has been in planning long in advance," Hingis told Schweizer Illustrierte.
Hingis, a five-time Grand Slam champion has not played competitively on the WTA tour since 2007. Since her retirement, Hingis has been an avid horse owner and rider.
After a spectacular young career, Hingis retired from tennis in 2003 before returning to the sport for one unsuccessful tournament in 2005. She then made a full comeback in 2006 -- finishing the year ranked No. 7 -- before retiring again in 2007 after testing positive for cocaine at Wimbledon. Though she maintained her innocence, Hingis served her two-year ban that has since passed.
There has been recent speculation regarding Hingis' return to tennis. She played a full schedule of World TeamTennis for the New York Buzz this summer but has never committed to anything -- noting she would only return to the WTA if her heart was fully into the sport.