Nonsense. Clay was her worst surface. As it is, Hingis won her last match against Venus.
However, none of this changes the fact that Venus won 3 out of of 4 of their last 4 matches.
Also, given the fact that Venus was playing with an injured left wrist most of 2006, I would imagine it wouldn't be all that difficult for Hingis to win. But again, how does your argument change the fact that Venus won 3 of their last 4 matches if Hingis was such a great tactician who could easily hang with the big hitters? Nothing you've presented so far supports your assertions.
Venus has just as poor second serve. Is it widely agreed serve is her major weakness?
Are you kidding me? Are you seriously comparing Venus' serve to Hingis?
And also, do you not realize that you contradicted yourself concerning Hingis' 1st serve in your previous post?
You stated that she had a 70% 1st serve record, yet you also go on to say that she no longer took any chances with it
Nothing wrong with Hingis' serve, really. Her second serve was pretty poor, but she had a good first serve with usually high percentage (~70). I don't understand S&V comment, she seldom played S & V. What did Hingis in was quite simply burnout - she played a lot in her teens and unlike SOME #1 players, she loved all that representing, charities etc committments. It was taxing life and she couldn't maintain it. If you look at Hingis at ~2001-2002, and compare to that of ther peak few years earlier, it's so obvious how much she had declined as a player - movement gone, loopy short forehand, no longer taking any risks with her first serve.
Furthermore, you still haven't answered my initial question about Hingis 1st serve percentage against the big babes such as Venus, Davenport, Serena, and Capriati.
The fact is, her 1st serve is ineffective against these returners (her 2nd serve, even worse), which was only one factor in her series of loses to the aforementioned players.
The other reason is that she just could not handle the pace and depth of the base-line players.
Why is this so hard to understand? And why is this even now an argument?
It takes nothing away from her past achievements.
But facts are facts, and even the commentators stated this constantly, during Hingis' matches with the Big Babes.
If you are in fact a Hingis fan and supporter you should know all of this better than anyone.
Another myth widely circulated and completely untrue. Most of the time, she had a gigantic lead in points and didn't need to play middling events, which often were not even counted in her points totals! She played lots of events because it was asked from her, WTA needed top players to promote events and she respected her committments. Quite unlike certain unnamed Serena Williams, I might point out.
Come on now...
We'll just have to agree to disagree on this last line of logic.
I'm going to sleep now.
One thing's certain...
a Hingis fan.