Hingis to play Williams sisters, Clijsters

Updated: March 11, 2010, 4:56 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Martina Hingis will face top-ranked Serena Williams and two former No. 1 players in World Team Tennis competition.

The WTT announced its 10-team schedule on Thursday. Hingis will play for the New York Buzz and face Williams on July 9 at the Glens Falls Civic Center.

Hingis is a five-time Grand Slam singles champion and the youngest woman to be ranked No. 1. She retired for a second time in 2007, when she was given a two-year suspension for testing positive for cocaine. She denied taking the drug but did not appeal the ruling.

Hingis will also play Venus Williams of the Washington Kastles in D.C. on July 7 and Kim Clijsters of the New York Sportimes in Manhattan on July 19.

The coed league founded by Billie Jean King heads into its 35th season on July 5.

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