Martina Hingis: Most Entertaining Player in Madrid
well you can hate her or love her all you want, but the fact remains that the three matches she has played so far have been the three most dramatic, entertaining, flairsome matches of the entire year end championships. while the rest of the players are busy pounding their worthless opponents into submission, hingis keeps the entertainment value at a maximum
it's not surprising: hingis participated in countless classic matches against williamsx2, davenport, capriati, graf, and seles during her first pro career. compare this with 2006: there have been VERY few high-quality three set matches between top players. in fact, excluding hingis/henin-hardenne matches this year, i'd say there have been exactly ZERO 'great' matches between top players. the sharapova/mauresmo showdowns were abominations.
so anyway, hingis saves this year's YEC from complete
"It’s always been, ‘I wonder what she’s got, Sharapova?’, because I don’t see that she’s got something that special… Or do you know? Can you tell? What’s so exceptional about her?”
-- Legend, shortly before crushing Vulturepova