I think Martina has a more heightened maturity about her that suddenly endears her to almost everyone she encounters these days. Even her former detractors who once loathed every move she made have forgiven her for her youthful indiscretions. Martina has made a decent return to professional tennis, perhaps a much better one than what was expected of her in her first full year back. She wasn't able to top Monica Seles' return after her 2 and a half years off the tour, but Martina plays a different game, one that takes more time to shape itself again. However, winning tournaments again was probably something nobody expected so soon, and definitely not being able to qualify for the season-ending championships in Madrid. She's Top 10 again and finds herself amongst the contenders for Grand Slam championships. Her personality is a little different, but you'd expect that with a growing maturity. She's still great to watch and brings another dimension to the WTA Tour. The power-hitters are plentiful and Martina Hingis stands out because she doesn't play with the most powerful shots, but boy, she can still put most of them in their place. That not only takes real talent, but a determination and a passion to succeed. But that's Martina Hingis! She's back, baby, and she will never be forgotten.
A more than three year retired player to comeback in the first year and already being a top 7? She had a great comeback, won a Tier I event, finals in two other Tier I events, some consistent results, aside Wimbledon and the Usopen.
Plus she beat a lot of great players and challenged everyone in the top ten.
All of this with her non poweful and quoted by many outdated game, that should not hurt.
As for the thread starter i think the only one boring here is you, Hingis may not outhit the other players brings to the game a sense of strategy and variety that lacks tremendously in today´s game. Hingis has proven that you can be competitive without hitting strong powerful shots or without having a big serve.
You being form spain (at least the flag) made me remmember again Conchita´s prediction of Hingis not being able to deal with today´s game and have enough results to make her a top ten ever again.. Lots of people were proved wrong?
Does Hingis have a shot at a slam? Hmm does not seem possible at this point, but i would love to see her try.