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Smile What Jenny needs to work on (imo)..

I don't get to watch nearly as much tennis as I would like to so I'm no expert. However, after watching Jen's match against Serena I thought she may be able to improve on a few things in preparation for defending her RG title.

SERVE

Although her serve has not been breaking down as much, it is also not the weapon it could be. With Jen's power, I think she should be serving more aces ala Lindsay Davenport. This would obviously help her hold her serve and give her some easy points if needed.

Concentration

Jen seems to lose focus after winning a few points in a row or after breaking her opponents serve. In her match against Serena she would break Serena and then immediately fall 0-30 on her own serve. She needs to keep her concentration consistent throughout the match. She should be so focused on tennis that she just mentally blocks out the cell phones, flashes...lol.

Variety

I like when Jen mixes up her pace a little more. She likes to bait the opponents with a few slower balls or slices to get them off rhythm and then burn them with a sizzler. I noticed Serena doing that more to Jen then the other way around. Also, go up to the net now and then. Even if you don't win the point at least your not allowing your opponent to get into a rhythm.

Any other ideas? There's not too much to complain about in Cap's game but there is always room for improvement. I would love to see her defend her RG title.


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she just mentally blocks out the cell phones, flashes.
easier said than done, though. The anger she generates from cell phones may help her in a match. I'm not sure....

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lol..I think she's one of the few that does do better when she's angry...

I know how to post pics but I didn't know you couldn't post angelfire pics...

I'll go to the den to see what you say though.

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Jen seems to play best when her back is against the wall. I think we've all seen that. that is a great trait, however, eventually it catches up with her. she is VERY focussed and determined when she is down set point or match point, but she definitely seems to lose focus when she is in the lead... the odds are against her to come back from a big deficit ALL the time.
I do wish she would be less distracted on the court, but I do think, as another poster says, this doesn't seem to hurt her THAT much - I mean, she usually steps it up in big points. jen definitely seems to play better when she's agitated or mad. so if cell phones get her going,well then, so be it.
so, i guess the bottom line is I think she needs to have a little more concentration during the routine games of the match. her concentration and fight during big points is one of the best, but she needs to maintain that throughout the match.
just my two cents. shes a great champ and a great fighter.
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I agree Ruth.


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I have to agree that the serve could be consistent. She could win more points and close out more matches ( Miami) (Scottsdale) and if she perfected that serve, watch out!! I think her getting angry helps her game, but I feel a little less displays of her feelings would be better for her. She is awesome, I believe she will improve over the next couple of weeks to prepare to defend her title in South Carolina. Watch out at Roland Garros.............
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1.personality
2.weight
3.outfit
4.using new cuss words..."we've heard those all before"
5.trying to be more like Venus and not Serena
6.Being anybody but Jennifer Capriati

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weight, at least she is not a string bean or big with a huge backside. Haters go away, all you do is hate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Maccardel,
Why are you such a Jen hater? I've read a few of your posts now and you actually go out of your way to put her down. If you don't like her, fine-- I can live with that-- but you actually like to spread hatred about her, which I think is downright evil. This thread is about what Jen needs to improve on in her tennis game, and most comments I've read have been thoughtful and constructive. If you don't have anything to say about that, then don't. I don't appreciate you coming in and trying to incite people into anger by talking trash about Jen. Thank you.
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let me explain...


In trying to be like Venus that means that she can best Serena all the time and since Venus only can beat Venus...then she will beat the real Venus.......

She needs a different personality that accommodates her talent. she lets the suituation gets the best of her by re-acting in ways that causes her to lose focus and then concentration afterwards...


If she improved on those then she will seen better results.

Her outfit wasnot designed for tennis...it messes her up with her movement and agility.
Her weight is self explanatory........I wasn't the only one who saw the flabs under the outfit....c'mon the girl has taken Serena's spot along with her own on line at McDonald's.

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gogetter--this is not a hate thread...being direct does not imply hate.

Read the follow-up post and see what I meant...

Obviously you cannot stand someone talking about your fav and her short comings.

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maccardel, you have some strange logic, but I'll dialogue with you.

"In trying to be like Venus that means that she can best Serena all the time and since Venus only can beat Venus...then she will beat the real Venus....... "

Are you saying that anyone who tries to beat Serena is trying to be like Venus? Pardon me if I'm wrong but isn't everyone trying to beat each other-- that's the name of this game, right? So then I don't understand this comment, other than huge ego on behalf of your faves, for you to think that no one can beat them other than each other.

"She needs a different personality that accommodates her talent. she lets the suituation gets the best of her by re-acting in ways that causes her to lose focus and then concentration afterwards... "

Fans of Jen don't see her personality as an issue. In fact we see her personality as a reason for her success. I think people who have a problem with her personality may be (understandably at times) offended by her... but that's not a reason to say that she should change. If it works for her, then she should stick with it, and it undeniably works for her. We've seen her time after time come back after being p-o'd at some line call or other.

"Her outfit wasnot designed for tennis...it messes her up with her movement and agility. "

How do you know this? Have you worn her outfits? To my knowledge she wears FILA, maker of primo tennis outfits. Also, most commentators agree that she moves quite well on the court.

"Her weight is self explanatory........I wasn't the only one who saw the flabs under the outfit....c'mon the girl has taken Serena's spot along with her own on line at McDonald's."

As long as her weight doesn't affect her movement then you have no call say any of this, it's just simply derogatory and that last comment especially was uncalled-for.

Also, I have no issues with people making constructive criticisms of my faves, just as long as they're not hateful.
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