Five-time grand slam champion Martina Hingis is to come out of retirement for the second time in her career.
The 32-year-old Swiss has accepted a wildcard to play doubles with Slovakian Daniela Hantuchova at the Southern California Open in Carlsbad which begins in ten days time.
Hingis, who was recently inducted into the tennis hall of fame, first retired in 2002 but returned to action four years.
Her comeback was short-lived and surrounded in controversy as in 2007 she quit for a second time after testing positive for cocaine at Wimbledon.
Hingis, who has won 43 WTA tour titles, served a two-year ban but maintained her innocence.
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