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Martina Hingis, Anna Kournikova to play doubles at Wimbledon

May 7, 2010 |  4:11 pm


It won't be in the main draw but Martina Hingis (above left) and Anna Kournikova (above right) will play in the ladies' invitational doubles tournament (that's the senior bracket) at Wimbledon in July.

Guaranteed that they'll pack some outside court during the second week when the event begins while some women's quarterfinal singles match not involving a Williams sister or Kim Clijsters or Justine Henin is going on.

Hingis, 29, has been retired since allegedly testing positive for cocaine after the 2007 Wimbledon tournament. She has denied using the drug. Kournikova, 28, retired from the WTA Tour in 2003 after a series of injuries. 

-- Diane Pucin

Photo credits: Walter Bieri / EPA and Tina Fineberg / Associated Press