Swiss tennis sensation Martina Hingis made waves when she won the Australian Open at age 16, becoming the youngest Grand Slam singles winner of the 20th century. The youngest world number 1, too, she was named after Martina Navratilova and was the daughter of a Czech tennis player and a tennis coach.
Mirka Federer is a Swiss former tennis player best known as the wife of legendary tennis player Roger Federer whom she met at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Having supported Federer throughout his career, Mirka is often praised for being a pillar of strength and is largely credited for Roger Federer's achievements on the tennis court.
Known for her tactics and positions on field, Swiss tennis star Belinda Bencic first made waves when she made it to the US Open quarterfinal at age 17. Her aggressive style of play has already helped her win 5 singles titles, including an Olympic gold medal.
Known for her stint with the WSA club Aston Villa, Swiss footballer Alisha Lehmann was always openly lesbian and even gearing up for a wedding with her Swiss teammate Ramona Bachmann. She later stunned her fans with an Instagram post, confirming her relationship with Brazilian midfielder Douglas Luiz.
Once world number 9 in singles, Swiss tennis star Timea Bacsinszky was 5 when she was encouraged to take up tennis by her tennis coach father. Born to Hungarian parents, she initially wanted to play for Hungary. The Olympic silver medalist retired in 2021, owing to a back injury and the COVID-19 pandemic.
With a career-high ranking of 36 in singles, Swiss tennis player Viktorija Golubic is definitely showing a lot of promise. While she began training in the game at age 5, she now has an Olympic doubles silver medal in her kitty, and that too, in her debut Olympic game, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Spanish-born Swiss-origin tennis player Jil Teichmann not only experimented with various sports in her early days, before choosing tennis, but also learned 5 languages. With a career-best singles ranking of 31, she has 2 WTA singles and 6 ITF singles titles in her kitty. She has also defeated stars such as Naomi Osaka.
Once world number 7 in singles, former Swiss tennis star Patty Schnyder has defeated the who’s who of tennis, including Maria Sharapova, Martina Hingis, and Serena Williams. Shortly before retiring from tennis, she became the oldest female to qualify for a Grand Slam, by making it to the US Open.
Born to a Spanish mother and a Slovak father in Switzerland, Rebeka Masarova was first inspired to take up tennis after watching Roger Federer in the 2003 Wimbledon final. She first gained attention after winning the 2016 French Open junior championship. While she initially played for Switzerland, she later switched to representing Spain.
While she initially represented Bulgaria, former world number 3 tennis star Manuela Maleeva began playing for Switzerland after her marriage to Swiss tennis coach François Fragnière. Politically vocal, the Olympic bronze medalist co-established the party Yes, Bulgaria! She also owns a foundation that helps disabled children.