[Reuters] Hingis triumphs in Australia comeback match

Rusty Backhand
01-02-2006, 05:46 AM
MELBOURNE, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Former world number one Martina Hingis made a successful return to professional tennis with a 6-2 6-1 victory over Venezuela's Maria Vento-Kabchi at the Australian hardcourt championships on the Gold Coast on Monday. The 25-year-old Swiss, who retired in 2002 with foot and ankle injuries, dropped her serve in the opening game but soon rediscovered the touch that led her to five grand slam titles.