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Henin now vs. Martina 1997+ who would win?

Just like Amelie proved that at her best she could Kill Martina on any court (minus being young, and injured) I think that Justine would squash the serve of Martina Hingis and move into a 6-4 6-3 win on any court!

Justine is fast and fitter than Martina ever was and her serve is much bigger.
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Just like Amelie proved that at her best she could Kill Martina on any court (minus being young, and injured) I think that Justine would squash the serve of Martina Hingis and move into a 6-4 6-3 win on any court!

Justine is fast and fitter than Martina ever was and her serve is much bigger.
When did amelie "prove" that?

I think this a is a totally useless topic, but if you held a gun to my head, I'd say Hingis in straight sets on anything but clay, where it's a pick 'em.
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It is a shame that Henin and Hingis never had a match up! I would put my money on the 1997 Hingis...she was so skilled and supremely confident, beating her was no easy feat!
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It is a shame that Henin and Hingis never had a match up! I would put my money on the 1997 Hingis...she was so skilled and supremely confident, beating her was no easy feat!
they did play, actually. Twice in 2000. Martina won easily both times.
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i pick martina 97... for sure.
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Yeah, but that was a completely different Justine!

I think Justine would whomp her, actually.
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Without a doubt Martina Hingis of 1997 would destroy Henin of 2003.

People are acting Like Justine is dominating the sport or something... this is still the same kid who needed gamesmenship and a racial crowd to hold a trophy.

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Tough say, and it would depend on what surface the game was to be played on. While Martina has a creme puff serve, and was a little chubby back then, she did seem to master nearly ever surface (except clay) that she crossed in 1997. But, ultimately I would have to give the edge to Justine Henin, no matter what court it was to be played on. She just has more game than Hingis did in 1997.

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In 1997 Hingis serve was actually faster and she would beat Henin with consistency. Henin still makes alot of errors compared to Hingis.


Henin has to do more on all surfaces and she has to win some more slams and make it to many more finals to even be compared to Hingis of 1997.

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Martina 1997 winner of 3 slams... for sure i`ll pick her

Gabriela Sabatini 2006 HOF
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Seasons in the top ten: Sabatini 10 Conchita 9
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Straight seasons in the top 5: Sabatini 6 Conchita 4
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Yeah, but that was a completely different Justine!

I think Justine would whomp her, actually.
True.

You think she'd whomp her on US Open hardcourt?
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Hingis was farr farr farr to supreme back thent o lose to a girl like henin's games!
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Henin became good because she developed a game to combat the Williamses. Hingis did not have that kind of pace in mind while developing her game.

Henin is a reaction to the Williamses, so I agree with the previous poster who said that this is a pointless argument.

Overall, Hingis is definitely a 2nd team ALL-TIME-ALL-STAR. With Graf, Navratilova, etc on the first team. Henin is up to now a one-Slam winner.

Henin could definitely challenge the 97 Hingis. Hingis was good, but she has not proven that her game could stand the test of several generations of players.
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Martina was already 40 years old in 1997. Justine would thrash her.

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Hmm...On clay...that would be interesting. However I don't think Henin possesses enough "power" to really push Hingis off the court.
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