I used to despise Martina Hingis. While she was busy reaching12 Grand Slam finals between 1997 and 2002 (and winning five of them), I was cultivating a dark hatred for her entire being. Her joyless, little-Miss-Perfect smile. Her waxy, bulbous forehead (which has inspired some on the tour to nickname her "Chucky"). Her offensive comments (she once called Amelie Mauresmo "half-man").
Found this little gem on Tumblr of all places, it's an oldie but it expresses very eloquently what I have been saying & will continue to say about Martina Hingis.
The writer even touches on very similar feeling I had when I first started watching her in her prime...and how ironically so many fans are now longing for the days of the Swiss Miss domination.
Hell at this point I would take domination of any kind.
The WTA in it's current era is a sad imitation of what it once was with a revolving door of forgettable newcomers (despite some possible break-outs).
None of them seem to rival the guile & spunk that made Martina the talent she was.