Posted: Saturday July 13, 2013 2:53 PM

Hingis leads 2013 Tennis Hall of Fame class

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NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) - Martina Hingis has been inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

Hingis headlined the large class enshrined Saturday. She became one of the youngest players to enter the Hall.

The on-court induction ceremony lasted just over 90 minutes, including a 25-minute rain delay on Newport's grass courts.

Born in Czechoslovakia before moving to Switzerland at a young age, Hingis was named after a women's tennis great.

After the rain delay, Hingis, her hair still soaked, told the crowd: "Thank you, tennis. You gave me the world and now I honestly am out of words because there are no words to explain what I feel.''

 
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