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Ways that Jennifer Capriati is underrated

1. Class and sportsmanship. Sure she swears. Who doesn't? But she is probably one player who never gets credit for being classy. Some examples:
-She never gets personal about her opponents when talking in press conferences. Compare that to Hingis and Davenport calling Mauresmo masculine.
-She doesn't brag about her talent. She comes across as very humble and never says things like "if I play my best, nobody can beat me."
-She always says something nice about her opponents when she loses. Some folks don't recognize this at all, but it's true.
-She does not take injury time outs often and when she does, she actually is injured. In some really big matches, like those US Open semi finals, she could have easily faked an injury and asked for a timeout to stop the momentum, but she didn't. Even Davenport said that in their sf match at Indian Wells two years ago that Jen doesn't do that to people.
-She dedicated two of her Slams to cancer patients. Very very classy.
-She does plenty of charity work, is very patient when signing autographs for fans and gets along very well with her opponents.

2. Clutch play/heart: Sure she's choked. Who HASN'T. But don't tell me she didn't show heart or clutch play in the following matches...
-2001 Aussie Open quarters. Down a set and 2-4 to Seles. Came back to win.
-2001 FO Qf's. After blowing the second set on a double fault, came back to beat Serena in three
-2001 FO final. Won a 1-6 6-4 12-10 thriller against Clijsters.
-2001 Wimbledon qf's. Down a set 3-5 0-30 to Serena Williams, came back to win.
-2002 Aussie Open finals. Down a set and 0-4. BRUTAL conditions. 4 championship points saved. End of story.
-2004 US Open qf's. Who gives a damn about the bad calls

3. Fitness:
Folks criticise her for being "fat" and unfit. But she sure as heck doesn't play like an out of shape player.
-She won 3 three setters at the FO and 3 three setters at the US Open in 2004, and ran like the wind in those matches at the Open. Her defense in the US Open qf was amazing and she ran her butt off in her SF loss. Something an out of shape person could not do.
-She continues to impress with on court speed, which is VERY underrated

etc etc

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i totally agree. jen is a class act whether the haters on this board like it or not

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-2001 FO final. Won a 1-6 6-4 12-10 thriller against Clijsters.
-2002 Aussie Open finals. Down a set and 0-4. BRUTAL conditions. 4 championship points saved. End of story.
Two of the best finals I have EVER had the priviledge to watch.
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i totally agree. jen is a class act whether the haters on this board like it or not

Great post and definately true.

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yeah, but remember that incident with dementieva at the USO i think, where dementieva won the point, but the umpire accidentally called 15-40 then corrected to 30-30 (i think)....she was like "wtf?u cant change what u said!" yeah right, but its ok for them to change line calls for u.

still, respect and kudos to her for her charity work and dedicating her slams to cancer patients. and she is a great fighter, i will admit.

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Jennifer is a wonderful player & so talented still great enough to win a Slam & stay in the top ten if not higher Come back Jenny soon! Get well
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Great post, jen is such a classy act and she's so missed on the tour, get well soon jenny


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yeah, but remember that incident with dementieva at the USO i think, where dementieva won the point, but the umpire accidentally called 15-40 then corrected to 30-30 (i think)....she was like "wtf?u cant change what u said!" yeah right, but its ok for them to change line calls for u..
Cappers also falsely accused the umpire of calling the score wrong for the past 3 points which was odd to me coz CLEARLY she hadn't been

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Cappers also falsely accused the umpire of calling the score wrong for the past 3 points which was odd to me coz CLEARLY she hadn't been
I think recent history has shown that it is better to speak up when in doubt than keep quiet and trust the umpire to always keep the score correctly!

C'mon Jenny, come back soon!
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As well as the above, She also has the X factor in entertainment value, remarks like the baby, the blimp etc are priceless!
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Jennifer once said "It seems like everytime we play Serena is injured"...

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1. Class and sportsmanship. Sure she swears. Who doesn't? But she is probably one player who never gets credit for being classy.


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yeah, but remember that incident with dementieva at the USO i think, where dementieva won the point, but the umpire accidentally called 15-40 then corrected to 30-30 (i think)....she was like "wtf?u cant change what u said!" yeah right, but its ok for them to change line calls for u.
still, respect and kudos to her for her charity work and dedicating her slams to cancer patients. and she is a great fighter, i will admit.
I remember that too

I don't really like her, but she's a fighter when she wants to be! Especially in those matches against clijsters and Hingis, that some posters mentionned
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