Why the hell does Hingis get such criticism?????
Seriously, every 2nd thread I read about Martina is about the number of tournaments she's entered and the fact that she doesn't deserve her ranking or seeding.
These people are full of absolute crap.
I'm not going to list Hingis' credentials and achievements in the past year - but in my opinion - her ranking of No.6 is accurate (and at times I think she's better than Kuznetsova who is above her - and results support that).
So what if she is 2nd seed at Indian Wells (she's actually 3rd seed now that Kuznetsova has entered)???
Hingis deserves to be where she is. There are MANY players around her who play just as many or MORE to achieve their ranking and nobody ever says a thing.
Kuznetsova, Dementieva, Schnyder, Petrova, Vaidisova, Chakvetadze, Safina, Ivanovic and Jankovic have all played more tournaments and are 'BEHIND' Hingis. It has nothing to do with the number of tournaments played.....she deserves to be where she is and plays no more tournaments (20 in total) than any other player who is injury-free in the top 10.
On top of that, I'm sick of everyone jumping on the bandwagon....''Hingis should retire'', ''hingis is losing her legacy'', ''hingis is hopeless'' because she loses.
Yes, she lost to Hantuchova after being up 6-1 4-1....but people who actually watch the match will see that whilst Hingis could have played better, Hantuchova was really on fire. Everybody has their off-days....it doesn't mean that Hingis is not as good anymore....She won Tokyo just a month ago beating Dementieva and Ivanovic in succession....how bout people focus on the positives rather than negatives??
I dare say that most criticism is from Williams supporters who feel now that Serena has won a slam again that they can open their mouths with crap about Hingis.....If Serena played more, yeah she'd be ranked above Martina (BUT SHE'D ALSO BE RANKED ABOVE THE OTHER 14 PLAYERS WHO ARE CURRENTLY ABOVE HER, ALTHOUGH MAYBE NOT HENIN)...the fact is, she doesn't play enough tournaments.....Hingis deserves her ranking and her seeding at Indian Wells. Period.
Martina HINGIS [Australian Open 97/98/99, Wimbledon 97, US Open 97]
Kim CLIJSTERS [US Open 05/09/10, Australian Open 11]
Ana IVANOVIC [French Open 08]