Memory Lane: Swiss aren't messing around

Wednesday October 5th, 2011

Swiss players Emmanuelle Gagliardi (from left), Patty Schnyder and Martina Hingis pose with trainer Max Renggli in a boxing gym in Chur, Switzerland, where they train for the 1997 Fed Cup. (Arno Balzarini/AP)

Memory Lane is a recurring feature in which we dig through's photo archives for classic pictures.

With all the speculation over the last few months about whether Martina Hingis will link up with Roger Federer to play mixed doubles at the London Olympics in 2012 (upshot: who knows), now seems as good a time as ever to look back to a simpler time. A time when Hingis wore oversized Sergio Tacchini gear and had no problem punching people in the face.

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