Re: Martina Hingis, overrated?
Originally Posted by mistymore
Yes that is why she lost over half of her combined career matches to Clijsters, Henin, and Mauresmo. Those 3 were known as such big "power" players, LOL! She also lost three times to Patty Schnyder, and had a couple other 3 setters vs her, and Schnyder in power hitting makes Hingis look like Serena. Even back in 1998 she was having trouble with Schnyder before Schnyder fell off the map entirely in 1999 for a few years. She has also lost at Wimbledon to Dokic, Ruano Pascual and to Sugiyama, more tall huge power players for you. She has numerous losses to the power hitting Coetzer at 5"1. She has lost most of her matches on clay to Conchita "moonb.....errr I meant powerball" Martinez.
Martinez had very good forehand. Have you ever even seen her play? Btw, Martina was 11-3 vs Martinez and 10-2 vs Coetzer. Yeah, those players were really problematic to her.
"Backhands should be hit with two hands, as should forehands. A Selesian's strength flows from the Holy Groundstrokes, but beware: sliced backhands, Graf forehands - the dark side of Selesianity are they. Easily they flow, but if once you start down the dark path, forever will Graf damnate your destiny - consume you she will..."