Hingis borrowing inspiration from mom as starts new coaching academy

Washington, Apr 30: Swiss tennis star Martina Hingis is reportedly borrowing some inspiration from her mother with a blossoming career as a tennis coach.

Hingis is presiding over a brood of young players on the clay courts of her new tennis center at Barcelona’s Real Club de Polo, where her mother Melanie Molitor also drops in to lend a hand.

According to CNN, Hingis, who conjured some of her old tennis nous to surprisingly win the Sony Open doubles title alongside German Sabine Lisicki in Miami last month, hailed her mother, saying that Molitor both coaches and mentors and is among the best coaches ever.

Stating that her goal for her project is to make it grow slowly but steadily, Hingis, who started the academy in collaboration with former top-10 player Felix Mantilla and Karim Perona, said that it is a small, elite group of pros but in the future they want to work with children, amateurs, veterans; in short, all the players.

Hingis’ caliber as a coach is growing as she has worked with Russian world No.25 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and is now coaching the 2013 Wimbledon finalist Lisicki, the report added. (ANI)