Tennis star Martina Hingis said Thursday that she's been accused of testing positive for cocaine at Wimbledon this year, but she denied using the drug.
She also announced her retirement from tennis.
"I find this accusation so horrendous, so monstrous that I've decided to confront it head on by talking to the press," Martina Hingis said. "I am frustrated and angry. I believe that I am absolutely 100 percent innocent."
"I believe" that I am innocent? That's about as believable as all of those claims of innocence and hunting down "real killers" O.J. Simpson used to make.
Martina Hingis: Snorting coke, retiring from tennis, lookin' good!
"They say that cocaine increases self-confidence and creates a type of euphoria," she said. "I don't know. I only know that if I were to try to hit the ball while in any state of euphoria, it simply wouldn't work.
"I think it would be impossible for anyone to maintain the coordination required to play top class tennis while under the influence of drugs. I know one other thing â€" I would personally be terrified of taking drugs."
Just keep clinging to that raft, sweetheart. The 27-year-old Swiss cutie lost in the third round at Wimbledon this year. Hingis said she was accused by "an outsource testing company" of taking cocaine during the Grand Slam event.
The longtime doubles parter of Anna Kournikova said she was "shocked and appalled" when her urine sample came back positive at Wimbledon.
Martina Hingis, who lost in the third round of the U.S. Open, hasn't played since her second-round loss to Peng Shuai of China in Beijing on September 19.
Martina won three straight Australian Open titles from 1997-99, and also won Wimbledon and the U.S. Open in 1997. She was hot back then, too.
What's next for this young, retired star? We can only hope she follows in the tennis / reality TV footsteps of Mark Philippoussis and stars in Age of Love-ette!