Re: Martina Hingis, overrated?
Hingis always came across as a brilliant teen prodigy. Even though she lacked power, tennis greats acknowledged her talent and knew she's only behind Graf and Seles in 1996.
She successfully made her name written in history so early thanks to her talent... and a bit of luck in 1997. But soon it became obvious that she had it all too easy. As a naive teenager, she didn't know that she still had a long road ahead, the false sense of pride brought her to the beginning of her downfall. She would never fully recover from it as things didn't go her way. Tennis geared towards speed and power game, tennis slowly became a train that Hingis wasn't willing to catch. Her pride was hurt and there she went into early retirement.
But Boris convinced her somewhere in Wimbledon 2004 that she could at least reach the Top 10 easily if she decided to comeback. She dismissed that notion although her pride started to emerge again. Two years later, she came back and proved herself that her talent was enough to put her in Top 10, but not enough anymore to give her a slam.
So, no. She's not overrated. From the beginning to the end, she was measured correctly in general.