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post #1 of 56 (permalink) Old Feb 17th, 2002, 06:59 AM Thread Starter
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Question Capriati's obscenities

Was Capriati fined for the obscene and abusive language she screetched at the chair at the Australian Open?

Hingis was given a warning for throwing a raquet (something almost common place among so many high profile players these days) and yet Capriati can scream the "f" word three times in the face of the chair audibly and demand a line judge be removed and she doesn't even get a warning. And the line judge's call was correct per the replay and the commentators!!

This hype about Capriati is sickening. Yes, she plays power tennis, but so do other players who act dignified and under control on the court.

I don't consider her the sportswoman of the year or "America's sweetheart" in the least. So she smoked some weed and got caught...and now she still plays tennis. So what? Is that some great heroic rise from the ashes? I don't think so.

Enough already! Other players that are just as formidable and impressive have overcome greater odds and actual troubles to perform in the top ranked group.

And they're not out on the court constantly grimacing, complaining and whining, yelling cuss words and trying to intimidate judges and more respectable players.

If a ball from an opponent even comes close to a line, and she happens to miss it, off she goes glaring or yelling at the chair. What a wimp!

Meanwhile, players like Venus Williams and Martina Hingis can have really obvious bad calls against them and just stay focused and deal with it.

I really hope this bogus "love affair" with Capriati and the media comes to an end.

Her "great comeback from troubled times" was being raised in overprivileged Boca, and getting caught partying with her friends. Her "great sportsmanship" consists of yelling and whining when things don't go her way and then putting on some little girl whisper in her interviews after cussing out every judge on the court like a psycho truckdriver.
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post #2 of 56 (permalink) Old Feb 17th, 2002, 07:13 AM
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Wow, strong words there, Trudy.

I'd be ducking and covering right about now. Expecting some hard and fast replies to this one.
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post #3 of 56 (permalink) Old Feb 17th, 2002, 07:14 AM
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And I think its a little late.

We've covered all of this before already.
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post #4 of 56 (permalink) Old Feb 17th, 2002, 08:01 AM
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Junior Member, 1st post ever......... How Convenient.........

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post #5 of 56 (permalink) Old Feb 17th, 2002, 09:35 AM
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Well i know that Trudy is not the only one of this board that feels that way, she's just brave enough to actually say what she thinks.
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post #6 of 56 (permalink) Old Feb 17th, 2002, 09:40 AM
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You're late. Slow. And we're bored of this already.

Actually. Jen swore yes, and Martina smacked her raquet against the net. Both of which would normally get a warning.

BUT both went unpunished. Due to the heat and stress these players were playing under I think it was a good idea.

FURTHER raquet smacking was warned against because it was repetitive.

As for the rest of your post, I'm not even going to dignify it with a response.

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post #7 of 56 (permalink) Old Feb 17th, 2002, 09:52 AM
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All the prissy personalities and their tiresome threads *sigh*
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post #8 of 56 (permalink) Old Feb 17th, 2002, 10:49 AM
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Hey Trudy how paying attention and how bout this for obsenities, you are an ignorant &^%$#@^&%$# and us Capriati fans don't give a damn what crappy things you have to say about her.

If you don't like her fine just don't insult the rest of us who like her just the way she is.
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post #9 of 56 (permalink) Old Feb 17th, 2002, 04:53 PM
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Hey there Trudy. Welcome to the board. Just because it is your first post does not mean you dont have a valid point. I used to be a Jen fan but yes i agree with most of your post.

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post #10 of 56 (permalink) Old Feb 17th, 2002, 05:08 PM
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Give Jen Cap A break !!

I wish Venus was like that....

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post #11 of 56 (permalink) Old Feb 17th, 2002, 05:12 PM
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Trudy, you have a right to your opinion but try not to be too harsh . I think Jen gets away with so much than any other top player on the tour, which is a disservice to her. Getting a pass with that type of behaviour only encourages it. With that being said, the top is a new place for her. I think in due time she will straighten up.
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I like Venus the way she is....
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post #13 of 56 (permalink) Old Feb 17th, 2002, 05:18 PM
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Some people really need to pick it out of their ass and move on with their own lives....

"Trudy" is no exception
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post #14 of 56 (permalink) Old Feb 17th, 2002, 05:23 PM
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I totally 100% agree with you Trudy... I'm so glad there's finally somebody else on this board that totally thinks the same way I do... right after the Aussie Open i brought up the same points you did and like you, mostly everybody freaked out!! Glad to read your post Trudy!!

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Go Jennifer!You rule 4ever!
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