Re: Peak Azarenka vs. Peak Hingis
Hingis would win this one in my opinion.
Azarenka does not have much more power than Hingis did. A common misconception is that Hingis lacked any sort of power off the ground which is bogus. Hingis had a very attackable second serve which was her blatant weakness... not her lack of power.
With that said did Hingis hit the ball really hard? No but she was more than capable enough. Comparing her ground game to Radwanska's is just a bit too far in my opinion. Hingis could take control of the rallies where Radwanska really cant. Radwanska moves and defends better than Hingis which makes up for her chronic lack of power.
Where Hingis shined was in her variety and incredible finesse. If you could not overpower her your chances of winning sharply dropped. Azarenka simply does not have enough power to really shut Hingis down which would be crucial for her in order to win.