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Martina Hingis Granted Doubles Wildcard to Sony Open

03.13.2014

MIAMI, Fla. (www.sonyopentennis.com) – Former World No. 1 Martina Hingis, has been granted a doubles main draw wildcard for this year’s Sony Open. Hingis, winner of five Grand Slam singles titles and nine Grand Slam doubles titles, will partner with 2013 Wimbledon finalist, Sabine Lisicki.

Hingis, a recent Hall of Famer, has won the doubles title twice here in Key Biscayne and is looking to see if she can add one more title to the mantel. Hingis last played in Miami in 2007.

The women’s doubles draw begins Wednesday, March 19. Reserve your tickets to the 2014 Sony Open today. Tickets are available and can be purchased online at www.SonyOpenTennis.com or by phone at 305-442-3367.

Hingis brings even more star-power to an already loaded player field.

On the men’s side fans will have the opportunity to see World No. 1 Rafael Nadal, 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer, World No. 2 Novak Djokovic, defending Sony Open champion Andy Murray and newly crowned Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka.

The women’s field is just as impressive with World No. 1 and defending champion Serena Williams, four-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova, seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams and Australian Open champion Li Na.

But the Sony Open is not just a tennis tournament, it is a lifestyle event. The Sony Open offers a range of activities for the entire family. From the die-hard tennis fan to the casual consumer, the Sony Open features food by world-class chefs, luxurious shopping options, live music, beautiful weather and a host of other activities.

Come out and see why the Sony Open is considered the place to be in March!

ABOUT THE SONY OPEN: The 2014 Sony Open will be played March 17-30 at the Crandon Tennis Center in Miami. The two-week combined event is owned and operated by IMG. The Sony Open is one of nine ATP Masters 1000 Series events on the ATP calendar, a Premier Mandatory event on the WTA calendar, and features the top men's and women's tennis players in the world. In 2013 Andy Murray defeated David Ferrer for his second Sony Open title, while Serena Williams knocked off Maria Sharapova to capture her record sixth title in Miami. For ticket information, call (305) 442-3367 or visit the website at www.SonyOpenTennis.com.

ABOUT SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS: Sony Mobile Communications is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation, a leading global innovator of audio, video, game, communications, key device and information technology products for both the consumer and professional markets. Through its Xperia™ smartphone portfolio, Sony Mobile Communications delivers the best of Sony technology, premium content and services, and easy connectivity to Sony’s world of networked entertainment experiences. For more information: www.sonymobile.com

ABOUT IMG: IMG Worldwide is a global sports, entertainment and media business, with nearly 3,000 employees operating in 30 countries around the globe. IMG’s areas of expertise are diverse and wide ranging: IMG College; IMG’s Joint Ventures in China, Brazil and India; IMG Media; IMG Events and Federations; IMG Fashion; IMG Models; IMG Art+Commerce; IMG Clients; IMG Academies; IMG Consulting and IMG Licensing. More information is available at www.imgworld.com.