Re: Martina Hingis, overrated?
Hingis in her matches with the Williams by 2000-2002 was limited to between 4-11 winners per match, even when it went 3 sets (which was the only time she would eke into double digits on rare occasions), vs the always 30+ or more Serena or Venus hit. Even in the 99 U.S Open Hingis was limited to something like 7 winners in a long 2 set match, lol! While winners stats arent everything (just look at Federer and Nadal), and Hingis does force some unforced errors from her opponents, how one can deduce from that the matches were on Hingis's racquet and hers to win or lose when she could only truly win single digit # of points the whole match on her very own, are beyond any comprehension. I am also not a fan of Venus imparticular, but I am not blind to reality.
As for being totally overpowered Hingis was totally overpowered by Davenport at the 98 U.S Open, 99 Sydney event, 99 Year End Event, 2000 Australian Open, basically any match she played Lindsay from late 98-early 2000 minus the 98 WTA Championships. Against Serena she was totally overpowered in 2 of their last 3 matches, the first set of the 2000 Canadian Open where Serena held Hingis to 0 winners for the set before Serena incurred an injury and had to retire, obviously the 99 U.S Open where she was held to 7 winners even though Serena choking at the end of the 2nd set made it interesting only at the very end, and the 99 Miami match. I will give her credit that against Venus despite the huge disparity in winners totals she did seem able to hang in, and engage Venus in many long and hard fought rallies, so against Venus perhaps you could say she wasnt totally overpowered, but against Davenport and Serena she often was.