Martina Hingis, no stranger to controversy, is embroiled in another mess. This time, the estranged husband of the tennis star claims she is a serial adulterer, according to a Swiss newspaper.
The timing of the allegations from her husband, Thibault Hutin, a 26-year-old French equestrian, is awkward for Hingis. She is being inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Rhode Island this weekend.
Hingis won three consecutive Australian Opens, one Wimbledon title and one U.S. Open between 1997 and 1999, and was the world's No. 1 for 209 weeks.
After an early retirement due to injury in 2002 at the age of 22, Hingis made a return to tennis in 2006 but quit a year later after testing positive for cocaine in a routine drug test.
Hutin told SonntagsBlick: "A year after the wedding [...] we were supposed to meet in New York and I wanted to give her a surprise.
"Upon arriving at the hotel room it was me that was surprised, because Martina was not alone."
Hutin added "late last...