Meet Martina Hingis Just for kids

March 11, 1998

Life on the pro tennis tour is a ball for 17-year-old Martina Hingis! She is the No. 1 women's tennis player in the world. Last year, she won three of the four Grand Slam tournaments.

Martina was born in Czechoslovakia and she grew up in Switzerland. She played in her first tournament at age 5.

Martina says the strongest part of her game is her mental toughness. "I never give up," she says. "I stay calm and use my head."

Rescued by the Rain?

The Polecats are playing the Bombers in baseball, by major- league rules. Every Polecat pitcher is sick, so outfielder Lefty Lutzer is on the mound. He is getting shelled. After 41/2 innings, the Polecats are behind, 33-2.

Lefty jogs to the mound for the bottom of the fifth inning. As he warms up, it begins to rain. After a few minutes, the umpire announces that the game has been rained out.

"This game does not count," Lefty says. "We've been saved bthe rain!"

Is Lefty right?

Pub Date: 3/11/98

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