Originally Posted by BruceG
The only women who ever moved as beautifully and effortlessly as Mandlikova were Goolagong and Bueno. Martina Hingis was a compact and smooth hitter but she was like a robot compared to Hana and as an athlete she simply wasn't in the same stratosphere as Mandlikova. I mean, that's like comparing a race horse to a cart horse.
When Hana was on she could hit winners off everything and beat anyone in the world from any part of the court. When she was off she could lose to anyone. Her game was very delicate and didn't have the same margin for error as Martina or Chris. She was a better shot-maker than either of them but didn't have their determination or drive.
I agree but I think Hingis was just as graceful as a shotmaker and her charm was the way she used her mind, which is the contrary to Hana.Mandlikova had too many options and got herself into a mess more often than not ( a bit like Nastase who would be her equivalent in menīs field)
"Esther,Evonne,Hana,Martina: was it a fairy stick or a tennis racket?"