I absolutely hate to say this but this match just confirmed what many people have been saying for the last three years. Martina Hingis WILL NEVER win a grand slam singles title again.
When she lost to Steffi Graf, a lot of people asked that. I still believed in her. Because not only was she close, but there were circumstances that were involved that made her to lose. A whole heap of issues.
When she lost to Serena Williams at the US Open final, she was just outplayed. That was the time when Martina was having difficulty with power players. Serena was just too good.
Same when she lost to Lindsay Davenport at the Australian Open final. She was lucky to have been competitive in the 2nd set.
Last year, well she made changes to her game and she was beginning to contend with the power players, but again Jennifer Capriati came out and blew her away.
This time things are different. Really different. 6-4 4-0, the commentators were saying Hingis is the aggressor and she's the one dominating Capriati a power player. Yet again she just wasn't able to close out the match, given 4 match point opportunities. Sorry but if you can't win a grand slam given those opportunities, you'll never win one again.
There's a quote of Jennifer's I found interesting: <i>"I don't really know how I won this match today"</i>
Well I hate to say this, but we're going to hear a lot more players saying that in grand slam finals in the future if they happen to face Martina Hingis.
Look by all means, I wish her luck and a great future on or off the tennis court
but believe me she won't win a grand slam again.