Originally posted by Infiniti2001
How could you compare Venus of 2002 to Hingis of 2000 & 2001?? Did I miss something?? The last time I checked Venus had 2 slams under her belt :P
hope you dont mind that i deleted the color in your post. it's a tad blinding. and here's my point:
In 2001, Hingis played in 4 slams, 7 (out of a possible 9) Tier I tournies, 6 Tier II tournies, and 1 Tier III tourny. she played in the sole Tier III tourny (in Doha) but only did so at the request of the WTA and for which she was given a hefty appearance fee as part of a promotion deal.
Venus on the other hand played in 4 slams, 3 Tier I tourneys and 5 Tier II tourneys.
or we could compare their careers to date:
since 1993 (when she was 13), Hingis has played in a total of 137 tournies. here is the breakdown:
Slams 29 (21.2%) (29 of 29 since her first slam in 1995)
WTA Championships 5 (3.6%) (5 of 6 she qualified for)
Tier I 44 (32.1%)
Tier II 46 (33.5%)
Tier III 2 (1.5%)
Unk. 5 (3.6%) (Essen in 1994, Oakland & Chicago in 1996, Grand Slam Cup in 1998 & 1999)
Olympics 1 (.7%)
ITF Circuit 5 (3.6%)
Since entering the tour in 1994 at age 14, Venus has played in 86 tournies. here is her breakdown:
Slams 19 (22.1%)(19 of 20 since her first slam in 1997)
WTA Championships 1 (1.2%) (1 of 3 she qualified for)
Tier I 20 (23.3%)
Tier II 36 (41.9%)
Tier III 3 (3.5%)
Unk. 6 (7%) (Oakland in 1994, 1995, 1996, Grand Slam Cup in 1998 & 1999, Hannover in 1999)
Olympics 1 (1.2%)
in your opinion, which of these two women has played at more "smaller" tournies compared to "bigger" tournies? the notion that Hingis has padded her resume with a whole slew of smaller tournies is a myth found only on tennisborads. it is simply not true.
but my real point is that Serena has played higher level tournies more consistently than her sister. it's time to separate these two in our accolades. Serena rules!!!!!!!!!