Of course, glass can be half full. You could just as well say that Hingis gave problems to power players who generally swept aside other players w/ similar games. Just how bad was Martina against power players?
So it seems that pretty much only player of note she had lopsided record against was Graf. It's of course debatable whether some of those mentioned are "power players". Lots of people nowadays seem to think that Graf would be blown off the court by ITF event level players, for example.
Teenage Martina was viewed as somewhat lazy in her practice. It was obvious during 1998 she was clearly out-of-shape much of the year. She improved her fitness regime considerably after that, culminating in 2001 AO where she was in great shape and outlasted Serena in a gruelling duel. I recall that in some point she claimed to have tried enhanced weight training but that it screwed her stroke mechanics. Tennis players in general often don't like changing things.
Huge biceps don't necessarily make tennis players hit harder. In fact some of the hardest hitters are pretty skinny.
I'd answer that question if I understood what exactly is what you're asking. I don't have original statlines around anymore.
I'm not pulling facts out of a hat here, Timariot.
Okay, just look at Hingis' slam record from 1999 to 2002, "Grand Slam singles finals"
heading.She lost every single slam she entered during that time period, where she played the likes of Graf, Davenport, Serena, and Capriati:
Now are you trying to honestly tell me that there wasn't an obvious problem with "the genius" Hingis?
Come on now, just look at her win/loss stat between 1999 and 2002.
This tells me, and everyone else who watched tennis during that time, that Hingis got waxed shamelessly by these great returners, and heavy hitters. Just about all, if not all, of these ladies are considered big babe tennis players.
I'm honestly amazed that you find this difficult to accept, as it doesn't detract from her greatness at a time when she did in fact win a great many titles, aside from the slams.
Anyway, enough of that issue.
And in reference to my previous queries...
I think it's very disingenuous of you to pretend that the question weren't clear enough, or that you don't have the stats, when you are clearly a huge Hingis fan. But that's okay, as I made the points I wanted to convey, without any of them being effectively disputed.
For the most part, it was a nice debate regardless.