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And They Make Pretty Good Cheese, Too

November 29, 2005

They make fine watches, exquisite chocolate, and clever pocket knives, but did you know the Swiss also make great tennis players? Basel’s own Roger Federer is considered the premier artisan of men’s tennis today.

Just a few years ago, Martina Hingis occupied that role in the women’s game before a string of injuries forced her into early retirement in 2002.

Today, Ms. Hingis announced her return to professional tennis, beginning in 2006.

From Reuters: Former world number one Hingis to make comeback

“I was never happy my injuries cut my career short and ultimately forced my decision to step away from tennis,” said the 25-year-old Swiss in a statement issued by her agents Octagon on Tuesday.

And, yes, Mr. Crumpet still plays with a wooden racket.

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