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Hingis rates toughest competition!

This is an excerpt from an Australian Tennis magazine, October 2004 where they questioned Martina Hingis about her life now and her life when she played tennis. Here is her answer to the following question:


During your career, you played and best several all-time greats. In what
order would you rate the five best players you completed against?

Serena, Venus, Lindsay, Monica and Jennifer. Serena had tremendous power.
She didn't have much feel. But she does'nt need touch when she's serving
aces all the times. She also has great (service) returns. Graf wasn't on my
list because I didn't play her that much. But maybe I should put her in
there somewhere.

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I think so, Graf did have a 7-2 record against Martina!


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I'm surprised that she put the Williams sisters one and two on her list.
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I'm surprised that she put the Williams sisters one and two on her list.
Why?
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I am not surprised about Serena being number one (as she has a winning record against Hingis), but I thought she would have put Lindsay or Jennifer over Venus.
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Of the five mentioned...only Serena and Lindsay have a winning record against Hingis..I don't know the exact numbers..maybe 7-6 for Serena and 8-6 for Lindsay...somebody will know



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pretty interesting that she indeed does have venus over lindsay and jenn, but she knows what it must have taken to beat any of those players on any given day, and maybe she thinks that her wins over venus came more difficultly perhaps. jenn did have her number for a while, and she had such a great rivalry with lindsay.

about monica being on there... maybe she was just being nice, or maybe she realizes that when she caught monica when she was playing well, it was very tough. who knows?

no doubt about it, steffi should be on there. they played 9 times. how many more times did she plays serena and jenn? just curious. i am pretty sure she played venus 19 times and monica 20-22 times.
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What does she mean that Serena doesnt have touch! She has both power and touch which makes her the player she is... i dont know what she is thinking just cuz she doesnt go come to the net or hit drop shots all the time doesnt mean she doesnt have touch....

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Surprised she put Monica there considering her record against her.

I thought LD was 14-10 up on Hingis, but not 100%
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Liz, you really must be driving some of these people crazy...they question everything you say...

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A few suprises there.

It's suprising that she has Venus above Lindsay, seeing as when she was playing she always said that she preferred to play Venus over either Serena or Lindsay and Venus never dominated her the way Lindsay did. Remember the "I Hate playing you" confession after Aus Open '00? Lindsay should definitely be above Venus.

I'm also a little suprised she has Monica who she always dominated when on top of her game above Jennifer who she lost 4 straight matches to, who cost her 2, arguably 3 GS titles and who really put the nail in her coffin as the best player in the world.

Just from reading the h2h's and what she said during her career;

Steffi, Serena, Lindsay, Venus, Jennifer, Monica

would seem to be a better order.

Maybe she's ranking them on "achievements" during her career?

Atleast this order should shut up some people who thinks she hates the Williams' and doesn't give them credit
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What does she mean that Serena doesnt have touch! She has both power and touch which makes her the player she is... i dont know what she is thinking just cuz she doesnt go come to the net or hit drop shots all the time doesnt mean she doesnt have touch....
Serena's game is certainly not about touch, there are players out there with much more touch than Serena. Where she is has nothing to do with touch at all.
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I know she and Jen were tied 5 all in their head to head.

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Liz, you really must be driving some of these people crazy...they question everything you say...
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Per Wtatour.com

Davey 14 Hingis 10
This is odd.... Seles 5 Hingis 15
Serena 7 Hingis 6
Hingis 10 Venus 9

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A few suprises there.

It's suprising that she has Venus above Lindsay, seeing as when she was playing she always said that she preferred to play Venus over either Serena or Lindsay and Venus never dominated her the way Lindsay did. Remember the "I Hate playing you" confession after Aus Open '00? Lindsay should definitely be above Venus.

I'm also a little suprised she has Monica who she always dominated when on top of her game above Jennifer who she lost 4 straight matches to, who cost her 2, arguably 3 GS titles and who really put the nail in her coffin as the best player in the world.

Just from reading the h2h's and what she said during her career;

Steffi, Serena, Lindsay, Venus, Jennifer, Monica

would seem to be a better order.

Maybe she's ranking them on "achievements" during her career?

Atleast this order should shut up some people who thinks she hates the Williams' and doesn't give them credit
How the hell are you gonna tell Martina who it was harder for her to compete against?

Yes, and I knew her #1 would be Serena. Martina could not easily make Serena look like the dumb athlete.


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