By winning the Billie Jean King Cup, Switzerland closed the last gap in the palmarès. Overview.
Grand Slams: Hingis, Federer and Wawrinka
The tennis crown traveled to Switzerland 28 times in singles. “Rot-Weiss” was most successful at the Australian Open (Roger Federer six times, Martina Hingis three times, Stan Wawrinka once), followed by Wimbledon (Federer eight times, Hingis once) and the US Open (Federer five times, Wawrinka once, Hingis once). At the French Open, Federer and Wawrinka have “only” won once.
Unbelievable: Swiss tennis players have also won every major tournament at least three times in doubles. In addition to Hingis’ 13 titles with various partners, Heinz Günthardt (with Hungarian Balazs Taroczy) also triumphed in Paris 1981 and Wimbledon 1985, as well as Jakob Hlasek and Marc Rosset at Roland Garros in 1992.
ATP/WTA Finals: Federer and Hingis
At the year-end men’s and women’s tournaments, the Swiss swung a total of eight times, Federer six times at the ATP Finals and Hingis twice at the WTA Finals.
Olympia: Rosset, Bencic and Federer/Wawrinka
Marc Rosset became the second modern individual Olympic champion in Barcelona in 1992. Belinda Bencic did the same last year in Tokyo. In 2012, Federer also won silver on the Wimbledon lawn. In the doubles, Federer and Wawrinka – who went down in history as “Fedrinka” – secured Olympic gold in Beijing in 2008. There was also silver for Timea Bacsinszky/Hingis at Rio 2016 and Bencic and Viktorija Golubic at Tokyo 2021.
Davis Cup: 2014 in Lille
The Davis Cup, the 122-year-old trophy for the world’s best men’s team, seemed out of reach even for Federer for years — until Wawrinka went from very good player to champion.
In 2014, the two – supported en route to the final by Marco Chiudinelli and Michael Lammer – won the final against France in front of more than 27,000 at the Lille Football Stadium. Switzerland previously lost the final in the USA in 1992 to Hlasek and Rosset.
Billie Jean Cup: 2022 in Glasgow
In 1998, when the women’s team competition was still called the Fed Cup, Hingis and Patty Schnyder lost a dramatic final at Geneva’s Palexpo to Spain with Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario and Conchita Martinez.
23 years later, in the meantime in the Billie Jean King Cup, the Swiss women failed in Prague in the final against Russia in 2021. It was only this year in Glasgow with the first triumph that it finally worked out. Bencic, Jil Teichmann and Golubic all won singles.
Hopman Cup: Maleeva, Hlasek, Hingis, Federer and Bencic
Switzerland has won the most important mixed competition, the Hopman Cup in Perth, Western Australia, four times. In 1992 the duo of Manuel Maleeva/Hlásek, in 2001 Hingis and then a teenage Federer, and in 2018 and 2019 Federer and Bencic. After that, the Hopman Cup was no longer held. The United Cup will be available as a new mixed competition from next January. Switzerland will also have to be reckoned with there.