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Thumbs up Davenport thinks Venus is the number 1 player in the world

Capriati looks to show Davenport who's No. 1
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By ERICA BULMAN
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October 20, 2001


ZURICH, Switzerland (AP) -- Jennifer Capriati is out to justify her world No. 1 ranking against skeptic Lindsay Davenport.

Capriati, playing in her first tournament since replacing Martina Hingis at No. 1, will face Davenport in an all-American semifinal in the Swisscom Challenge on Saturday.

Earlier in the week, Davenport, a former world No. 1, hinted that U.S. Open and Wimbledon champion Venus Williams was the true top player in the world.

``Jennifer is No. 1 on the computer, but when I play Venus, in my mind, it feels like she's the best player in the world,'' said Davenport, the top-ranked player in the world on four occasions.

Capriati moved atop the rankings after Hingis tore ligaments in her right ankle at the Porsche Grand Prix last Saturday. She has a chance to set Davenport straight and prove she is worthy of her ranking.

Capriati turned her career around completely this year, winning the Australian and French Opens, and reaching the semifinals at the other two Grand Slam tournaments.

Capriati will need to improve her play. She labored against Russian wildcard Nadia Petrova in her first match and was slow to relax against 17-year-old Swiss qualifier Marie-Gaiane Mikaelian before winning 6-4, 6-2.

Davenport and Capriati last met in February in the semifinals of a tourney in Scottsdale, Ariz. Capriati won in three sets.

``It's been awhile,'' Capriati said. ``We'll probably feel each other out a bit at first. It should be a good match.

``I'll have to try and serve well and make her (Davenport) run, make fewer errors and expect more winners. It won't be an easy time.''

Davenport, seeded third in the tournament, has much less at stake.

Already qualified for the WTA Tour's year-end championship in Munich, Germany, Davenport admitted she was tired and wary of risking injury by pushing too hard.

Davenport has looked strong in recent weeks, reaching the finals of three of her last four events. She won two, giving her five titles in 2001.

She rallied after a slow start to eliminate qualifier Daniela Hantuchova 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 in 86 minutes on Friday.

Davenport won the Zurich event in 1997-98, and her only defeat here came against Hingis in last year's final. She has a 13-1 record in the tournament.

The Capriati-Davenport winner will face either fourth-seeded Jelena Dokic or eighth-seeded Nathalie Tauziat.
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It has more to do with who is playing who here.....Lindsay has problems with Venus, more so then Jennifer, so she would feel Venus is a better player....Martina has more problems with jennifer, then Venus, so she feels Jen is number 1.....

The computer says Jen is number 1, so she is number 1..all the conjecture in the world is not going to change it.....
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Maybe players do see Venus as the world number 1, it's just she'll never officially reach that spot unless she commits to play more tennis tournaments than she is at the moment.

I think everyone realises that.

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something's wrong with the article. Their last meeting was won by Lindsay. <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">

Venus is playing like the No.1 player but at the moment her best is not good enough to earn the TOP ranking. The other top players were able to achieve it, so wait for Venus' turn. <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">

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Well if it has anything to do with who plays whom then Jennifer must think Venus is #1. She's what like batting a zero average against the Goddess?

Lindsay is right and Venus will get that rank.. She wants to be #1. That is why she is playing Linz and Chase/Munich <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"> It will only help to increase her lead next season.

P.S. I hope Jelena wins it all.. that way Jennifer nor Davey can gain points on Venus. <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

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Well if it has anything to do with who plays whom then Jennifer must think Venus is #1. She's what like batting a zero average against the Goddess?

Lindsay is right and Venus will get that rank.. She wants to be #1. That is why she is playing Linz and Chase/Munich <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"> It will only help to increase her lead next season.

P.S. I hope Jelena wins it all.. that way Jennifer nor Davey can gain points on Venus. <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

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Yeah I can see why, Lindsay has just beaten Jennifer again. I think Lindsay sees Venus as a larger threat to her than Capriati, hence, she thinks Venus is number 1!

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Then of course Martina would feel more comfortable and confident about beating Venus then anyone else in the top 5..go figure......
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Venus is the best player right now, but Jen is the number 1 player right. If venus wants to be number 1 play more DAMN tournaments. Simple as that.

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I AGREE WITH LINDSAY, JENIFER IS THE TOP RANKED PLAYER BUT VENUS IS FAR AWAY THE BEST PLAYER ON COURT.

ANYONE THINK CAPRIATI IS THE BEST PLAYER???????????????????????????????

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Why is capriati questioning Lindsay 's performance at the grandslams??? It's not like Lindsay never won any... Besides she has won more titles than miss questioning calls herself this year alone. Why not ask herself why she has such a miserable record against top 10 or 20 players of late???

Umm Venus and hingisova have met 18 times , and granted the record is 8-10, but Venus has won 5 of the last 7 times they've played... They last played in March at the Ericsson open.. Can anyone tell me that if they met again anytime soon that Hingisova would have the upper hand??? I don't think so... Venus is fast closing in on her .. I bet she won't be happy to see Venus in her draw at any tournament...

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I'm no Capriati fan, but isn't it strange Lindsay never said she considered Venus to be the "best player in the world" until her girl Hingis lost the #1 ranking? Now that Jen Jen has the #1 ranking, Lindsay considers Venus the best? Why not give Venus those props when Hingis was #1 with few titles and no grand slams. Am I missing something here?
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In Lindsay's defence, she did acknowledge that Venus was playing like the #1 player last year... Not sure in which interview... I will do some research , if I find it I will post it here :P

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Thanks Infiniti2001!! I guess that's why I felt I had missed someting <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0"> and I did <IMG SRC="smilies/confused.gif" border="0">
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everyone posted here is a venus fan or a capriati fan so u arent impartial!!!! <IMG SRC="smilies/tongue.gif" border="0">
anyway Lindsay is very humble and kind.venus or jennifer wouldnt say the same thing of an other player... <IMG SRC="smilies/tongue.gif" border="0">
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