Conchita Martinezhas earned her placed among tennis’ greats…
The 47-year-old Spanish former professional tennis player has been elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
The Class of 2020 was announced Tuesday at the Australian Open, where Martinez and fellow honoree Goran Ivanisevic are coaching players who reached the quarterfinals.
Martinez, a baseliner, was the first Spanish player to win the women’s singles title at Wimbledon, where she beat Martina Navratilovain the 1994 final.
Martínez was also the singles runner-up at the 1998 Australian Open and the 2000 French Open. She reached a highest world ranking of No. 2 in October 1995 and finished the season in the Top 10 for nine years. Martínez won 33 singles and 13 doubles titles during her 18-year career, as well as three Olympic medals.
The induction ceremony will be July 18 in Newport, Rhode Island, where the Hall is located.
Ivanisevic helps coach Novak Djokovic, while Martinez works with Garbine Muguruza.