Actually he's quite right. As far as I know , Hingis does
have the skills required to beat the Williams. But she's not powerful enough to reach their super paced shots. And he's also right in the statement
I think the Williamses are mostly winning matches because they are stronger than they other girls
Ofcorse pure power alone
does not win you matches. But the balance and co-ordination that the Williams possess , is possessed by almost everyone in the top 20. It is undoubteldy the pace with which they hit their shots that gives them edge. If you dont believe me , you can ask any tennis expert or Mr. Richard Williams himself ,who designed this novel idea( and I dont mean this in the negative sense at all!)
But I think what Magnus Norman has not taken into account is that Hingis is still a small-framed girl , and can never generate the same power as that of the Williams. Sure if she will be physically upto it ,she would be able to fend of threats from Dementieva ,Myskina etc. as someone above stated ,but challenging the Williams on a regular basis ,is not really possible. When the Williams are on
and not making errors , it is not possible for a girl of the size Hingis to beat them. Hence she may beat them occasionally ,but she can never get to the No.1 spot again. I am glad that she realised this and retired.
Before people bash Magnus Norman, you should realise that there's quite some truth in what he said. He didnt say that the Williams were unskilled
,but it was the power tht gave them the edge , which is true!