Originally Posted by NadalAgassi
Henin dominated tennis for only one year- 2007. The field included Serena and Venus but nowhere near their primes. Serena was out of shape and nowhere near her 1999-2003 level or even her 2008-2012 level. Venus was long past her best by then. The #2 and #3 ranked players that year were Kuznetsova and Jankovic. Hingis dominated a field with Serena and Venus too technically, both were on tour in 1997 and early 1998 when Hingis was still totally dominant, but like 2007 nowhere near their best.
Hingis was generally regarded as the best player in womens tennis for 3 years- 1997 to 1999. Henin for only 1- 2007. This despite that Henin had a not so strong field to play with in 2004-2006, in 2006 she didnt play a Williams in a slam final and still went 1-3 in slam finals. Henin couldnt even be the best player in the World in an average field in 2004, 2005, and 2006, and Hingis was in a strong one in both 1998 and 1999.
lol, what ?
henin was clearly no 1 in 2003 - she won the FO beating serena and clijsters
she won the USO beating capriati and clijsters
she also made the SFs of AO and wimbledon ..
don't even start with that serena was the best player , because she coudn't even play that many matches and she did lose @ the FO to henin
when henin was no 1 in 2006 - she won a slam and made finals of the other 3 and won the WTA championships, win record of 87%
when hingis was no 1 in 2000, her record was clearly worse with one final and 2 SFs and a win in the WTA championships
in 98, she was #2, behind davenport , her record was one win, 1 final, 2 sfs and win at the wta championships, a 82% win record ... still quite clearly inferior to henin's 2006 ....
coming back to 2007, serena had won the AO, and was playing pretty decently at the USO ( so was Venus ) ... and henin beat beat them both there ....