US Open: Did Martina Hingis smell someone smoking pot?

Sep 03, 2014, 21:56 IST | Agencies

Former World No.1 Martina Hingis reportedly bothered by a waft of pot smoke during her doubles match alongside Italian Flavia Pennetta at the ongoing US Open at Flushing Meadows

Sydney: Swiss tennis star Martina Hingis, the former world no.1, was on fire in the US Open doubles match along with her Italian partner Flavia Pennetta when she reportedly smelt something odd.

Hingis and her doubles partner Pennetta were playing against Australia's Jarmila Gajdosova and Ajla Tomljanovic at the time. And as the five-time Grand Slam winner made her way towards the umpire's chair for change of ends, she waved her hands in front of her face and informed the chair-umpire on the micro-phone that, "Somebody's smoking some overwhelming s**t."

One would assume that Hingis had been referring to marijuana, reported.

Martina Hingis and Flavia Pennetta
Martina Hingis of Switzerland (left) and Flavia Pennetta of Italy react against Kveta Peschke of the Czech Republic and Katarina Srebotnik of Slovenia during their women's doubles quarterfinal match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Tuesday. Pic/AFP

Hingis has not competed in the main draw of a grand slam singles tournament since her retirement in 2007, but has made her way back onto the court via doubles.

She and Pennetta overcame the fumes to triumph 6-1, 6-4 and move into the quarterfinals.

Hingis has had issues with drugs in the past, banned from the game for two years after testing positive to cocaine, the report added.

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