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Revealed! Tennis ace Martina Hingis's secret to success

Last updated on: December 03, 2014 14:27 IST

Martina Hingis

Image: Martina Hingis. Photograph: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

Super-talented five-time major singles champion Martina Hingis has revealed that chocolate and horse riding are secrets to her success.

Martina Hingis competes

Image: Martina Hingis competes in the Gucci Masters, International Grand Prix Competition at Paris Nord Villepinte. Photograph: Yves Forestier/Getty Images

The Tennis Hall of Famer said that her secret was maintaining the fitness she'd built up from childhood and having a healthy lifestyle which meant she could pick up maybe not quite where she left off but still considerably higher up the ladder than many of her competitors.

The 33-year-old said that everything in moderation is her mantra when it comes to diet and she has a healthy lifestyle, and that her body is her most important tool.

Anna Kournikova of Russia, left, rests with Martina Hingis of Switzerland

Image: Anna Kournikova of Russia, left, rests with Martina Hingis of Switzerland. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

She said that her number one priority so she takes care of it and eats as healthily as possible but she does like to have a little bit of everything and being Swiss she love her chocolate.

Hingis added that when she's feeling tired or stressed, she escapes to the stables for a couple of hours, as being around her horses, especially her favourite Ragana, calms her down and gives her a feeling of balance. 

Source: ANI