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Martina Hingis only playing doubles

Updated: July 31, 2013, 11:38 PM ET
Associated Press

CARLSBAD, Calif. -- After a near six-year absence, former world No. 1 Martina Hingis is back on the WTA Tour.

But Hingis, a five-time Grand Slam singles champion, insists her return will only be in doubles and not singles.

The 32-year-old Hingis began her second comeback to the tour Wednesday, teaming with Daniela Hantuchova for a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Julia Goerges and Darija Jurak in the Southern California Open.

Hingis has retired twice previously, the first time in early ...

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