Truth is she served for 2 more Slams
Good for her, she still didnt win them. Someone else did. You want a cookie as compensation.
truth is that even 1997 was better than the last 4 years of women's tennis
LOL even that isnt easy to say. Coetzer who is like 5 foot 1 reached #3 in 1997, and a 30 year old Novotna who was only ever any threat to win a major title on grass or indoors was the perennial #2.
truth is that Davenport, Seles, Graf, Pierce, etc. were much better players than Serena's main rivals over the past few years
Graf didnt exist during that time. She played a few months barely too injured to walk let alone play, then skipped the next 15 month and had major surgery before returning and at age 30 in a 40 year old body winning 2 of her final 3 matches with Hingis and winning her final slam after Hingis.
Seles was 250 pounds, in the worst shape of even her post stabbing career due to her dieing father and her depressions over it, and getting owned by people like Sandrine Testud and Irina Spirlea. Pierce began 1997 ranked outside the top 20. Davenport was also about 250 pounds then, and a nobody until 1998 as her slam results prove (yet reached #2 at one point in 1997, doesnt that say it all). No none of these players in their 1997 form were better than Serena's main rivals (Azarenka, Sharapova, Wozniacki, Clijsters) of the last few years, not even close. They couldnt even beat the likes of Kimberly Po, Denisa Chladkova, Iva Majoli (a slam winner that year, lol), Sandrine Testud, Irina Spirlea, and others in slams that year.
truth is that Graf said that no one could feel the court like she did, truth is that her drop shots are indisputably the best of tennis history, men or women, truth is she made the doubles Grand Slam in 1998, truth is, she routinely defeated big hitters when fit (6-1 6-1, bye Vinas
), truth is Venus' technically pure crap compared to her, truth is... You want me to continue?
Like others have said you and other Hingis stans help prove this thread title correct.