Re: Is Aga's power underrated?
I remember one of the commentators saying during Radwanska-Hingis Miami match, when Aga hit quite hard and deep return-winner, "that's the danger that Radwanska represents". I always felt like in early 2007 not many people still knew what really was Aga's weapons - her consistency, touch, variety, movement. Generally that time it was believed that when someone young and promising played, it had to be all about power. And it pretty much was, with Azarenka, Szavay and Paszek, Wozniacki actually as well. So Aga was often considered in the same group as them mainly because of belonging to the same age group/generation. Of course her or their age didn't change but Aga isn't put in the same group anymore, Azarenka is very well known for her backhand and taking ball so early, Aga is known for her court craft and variety. I think it's all about stereotypes, it is often believed that for example Azarenka can't hit a beautiful touch stop-volley which is a piece of cake for Aga but we all remember her amazing stop-volley in Cincinatti 2013 final against Serena. Same for Aga, her over 150km/h forehand cross-court with Keys was such a suprise not only because of how hard it actually was hit, but also because of the fact that it came from Aga's racket.
I don't think her power is underrated. She generally hits the ball with less power then her opponents but occasionally can hit much harder than most of them.