I was always very impressed by Hingis and later Henin, because they may not have had the athletics, the body and the power but it was just a joy to watch their tennis. beautifully constructed points, superb shots and all with an ease rarely seen on courts.
That said, I have no idea of the womens game pre 1995. I know the stats and watched some matches of the best player but it is just to far back and the interest always lied more on the ATP tour.
"I'm better than most of the guys here in tennis and I'm also smarter than most. This justifies my sometimes cocky behavior." - Maximagq