Switzerland’s Martina Hingis announced she was looking forward to competing at the Rio Olympics, which will be her first Games since 1996.
The 35-year-old, who has won five singles titles, 11 doubles and five mixed double crowns, will team up with Timea Bacsinszky in the women’s doubles. The pair will lock horns with Australia’s Daria Fravrilova and Sam Stosur on Saturday.
Hingis won’t play in the mixed doubles after world number three Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka, ranked fourth in the world, both pulled out due to injury.
The 🇨🇭-Team is now complete!The Champ just arrived
mhingis</a> 🎉 ! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/justthetwoofus?src=hash">#justthetwoofus</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Rio2016?src=hash">#Rio2016</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/olympicscannowbegin?src=hash">#olympicscannowbegin</a> 😁😄 <a href="https://t.co/0SIRLB8xwE">pic.twitter.com/0SIRLB8xwE</a></p>— Timea Bacsinszky (TimeaOfficial) 4 August 2016