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Can Jennifer really take the positives out of the loss to Amelie at the Roma final?

I just wonder.........

In her post-match interview... she sounded really positive about the outcome..... and she said something like there was really no loser at the end of the match.... Well... I've watched the match and I agreed that it couldn't get any closer than this.... both women playing out of their hearts... it was only a couple of points here or there to decide who was the winner.....

But.... the fact was "Once again, Jennifer was the loser of these close 3-setter matches"... This was what happened to her last year.... She was playing great tennis..... but just couldn't win a tight match against another top player (even when she was leading )!!!! She lost the belief to close out all these tight matches..... and the most heartbreaking one was the US Open 2003 Semi-final against Justine when she was leading 6-4 5-3..... then lost the 2nd set 5-7.. then leading 5-2 in the 3rd..... but eventually lost match in a tiebreak....

Well.... this time at the Roma 2004 final against Amelie.... she broke for a 4-2 lead in the 3rd set.... got a "Match Point" at 5-4 at Amelie's service game.... up 3-1.... then 4-3 with her two service points to come in the tiebreaker.... but eventually lost the match........... AGAIN!!!!

I really hope she is really feeling the way she speaks...... I hope this loss won't turned out to be a re-make of the Jennifer Capriati that we have seen in 2003... the one who couldn't win the big matches!!!!

Come on, Jennifer!!!! How many more chances you can have in your tennis career? She really needs to step up to take her chances left in her tennis career..... (I've actually noticed that Jennifer always made the wrong choice of the shots at the crucial points e.g. she always used that one-handed backhand slice but didn't work.... I hope her new coach noticed that as well and rectify this major problem!! (I know that's Steffi's major weapon - that one-handed backhand slice, but that doesn't seem to work well on Jennifer's game!!) )
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I think she can and she will.

Come back EVENTUALLY Cappy!! Ok this clearly was written back in a day when I still had faith..


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jenny has enough experience by now to know that she needs to take pointers and learn from each match.dont worry about jenny she will be just fine
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Of course she can look how much she improved upon her showing against Amelie in the previous tournament.

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I'm not so sure she can. It's not huge monkey on her back....remember she beat Clijsters and Hingis in tough 3-setters, but still it's got to weigh on her. She did play well except for a few weird slice forehand thingy doodles. I'm still not sure why she tried those shots.

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I'm not so sure she can. It's not huge monkey on her back....remember she beat Clijsters and Hingis in tough 3-setters, but still it's got to weigh on her. She did play well except for a few weird slice forehand thingy doodles. I'm still not sure why she tried those shots.
Damn! you mean this match was on TTC?

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"And for the best of the teen-agers who followed her, and who occasionally referred to her as over the hill, Graf had a ready answer: against top-ranked Martina Hingis, Graf wound up 7-2. Graf's stirring 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 throttling of Hingis at the French Open final this June was perhaps the most emphatic parting shot the game has ever seen. "


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personally I think beating serena in straights has got to do ONLY positive things to your game given the fact she has lost to serena in three sets a bunch of times in a row before rome.

so yes, its disappointing that she couldn't pull through in the final.. but a HUGE huge confidence boost for her given how this season has gone so far (notwithstanding last week and this).
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Jennifer didn't really "lose" the match. Amelie won. Jen saved the first match point in spectacular fashion and the rally on Amelie's second match point was spectacular. Jen was really going for it on the shot that missed.

There are also two major differences. Jen will take positives from this tournament because:
She beat Serena at this tournament
She has a great coach right now

Also, the fact that this match wasn't at a major will also mean Jen won't get too down.
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Damn! you mean this match was on TTC?
Yep..and they showed the whole thing! No cheesy editing!

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jenny has enough experience by now to know that she needs to take pointers and learn from each match.dont worry about jenny she will be just fine
Could not agree more. She has come a long long long ways. I think she is the most mature player out there right now, and even when she is not the better player, she works and fights like hell. Why? because she loves the sport, and you know when she makes it to any final, its going to be a good one, and everyone gets their moneys worth. I have never seen anything like it in any sport. She just never gives up! I think its AMAZING!
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The only thing I've gathered is that Amelie is the better player on clay... and if Amelie plays her best, she wins.

But, Jen should take solace in that Amelie always chokes at RG.. and she'd likely beat Amelie there.
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Yep..and they showed the whole thing! No cheesy editing!
Hope you taped it..

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SF in Berlin, F in Rome she is on fire now, I am sure She will do very fine in RG
Of cours She can take positives, one can always take. She's done some hard work and I can see that especially on her serve, it is amazing now, all that will pay off I am sure.
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Do you know where to find the post match interview???
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See the picture in the thread ---" I am still the champion".

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