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UH-OH! The media ran to Richard Williams with Capriati's remarks

In today's USA Today sports section:

Even when Richard stays out of the spotlight the media will hunt him


They re-cap Capriati's French open comments.

"Venus and Serena refused to respond, pointing to their winning record against Davenport, Hingis, and Capriati in the last two years. Capriati's assertion also ovelooked the fact that her jump to number 1 occurred duing Venus' injury layoff last fall and Davenport's surgery.


"Jennifer is always making excuses," Richard Williams said. "Venus and Serena have beaten all of them, Jennifer ,Lindsay and Martina. But Jennifer gets angry when she's losing and says these things.

"Capriati should have come to the French OPen as a spectator this year. She was going to lose anyway so she should have just come and watched so she could have figured out how to play Venus and Serena instead of looking at the computer game. No one has to destroy Jennifer because she is destroying herself. Until she takes responsibility for herself she is alwyas going to have problems."
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Lol! He know's how to get the media going. He knows how to provoke people and it's probably just a game to him....he reminds me of my dad actually.

Bless him.

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but by that time there wasn't anyone
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Well,

Guess they couldn't get Serena or Venus to start a fire so they went to a reliable source.
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really, he ought to just let the tennis speak for itself

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Cool Can't argue with what he said...

However, it was probably better left unsaid.
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Maybe Jennifer should have done the same, then he'd have had nothing to talk about.
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post #7 of 73 (permalink) Old Jun 10th, 2002, 03:51 PM
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He is very right.

When did Capriati gain this right to be a brat ?

Capriati over the last year has been abrasive and aggressive with both fellow players and officials. She has been frequently foul mouthed and is prone to outbursts at the slightest 'thing' that goes against her.

But we are constantly told that how Jen 'is', and its just her temperament.

She is not worth defending.

take the converse picture. If venus and Serena were constantly hurrying opponents on points, constantly cussing officials even on correct line calls, and was deliberately casting aspersions on the nature of their opponents victories, you think the tennis media would have let them get away with it ?

Winner or no winner.

Richard Williams is right on the button.
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ouch! that is a bit harsh of richard.
he should learn from his Daughters and take the high road, as they have done so well. this is a great moment for him and he should focus on the positive, not the negative.
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Actually it's arrogant not harsh. It's ridiculous since Jenn is the only one of two players to take sets of Serena and the one was not Venus.
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Ricahrd has been, and always will be, an arrogant moron.
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He is very right.

When did Capriati gain this right to be a brat ?

Capriati over the last year has been abrasive and aggressive with both fellow players and officials. She has been frequently foul mouthed and is prone to outbursts at the slightest 'thing' that goes against her.

But we are constantly told that how Jen 'is', and its just her temperament.

She is not worth defending.

take the converse picture. If venus and Serena were constantly hurrying opponents on points, constantly cussing officials even on correct line calls, and was deliberately casting aspersions on the nature of their opponents victories, you think the tennis media would have let them get away with it ?

Winner or no winner.

Richard Williams is right on the button.
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I am no fan of Richard's, but someone had to say something... It's just ridiculous that the media and "some" fans overlook everything Jennifer says... Who the *uck cares if she took a set from Serena??? The last time I check , a player need to win 2 sets to win a match... That was so irrelevant is you asked me.

Yes Richard should have taken the high road, but he spoke the truth....


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Before this thread turns into a nightmarish tirade of insults between fans, remember out of all of this commotion, Venus nor Serena have commented on this.

-one of those "bad" Williams fans that everyone keeps talking about


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WHAT DID CAPRIATI REALLY SAY OFFENSIVELY TOWARDS THE WILLIAMS'? NOTHING. JENNIFER WAS MERELY GIVING A STATEMENT ON THE QUESTION ASKED ABOUT THE SUCCESS OF THE SISTERS RIGHT NOW. AND THERE WAS NO SMUG OR RUDE OVERTONES TO IT. NOW MR. WILLIAMS WISHES TO MAKE A SPECTACLE AND GIVE REPORTERS FUEL FOR A STORY THAT IS TRASHPAIL WORTHY. MR. WILLIAMS IS ATTACKING JENNIFER FOR NO REASON. HE SHOULD TAKE A LESSON AND LEARN HOW TO BE CIVIL. WITH JENNIFER YOU CAN TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT, BUT SHE IS A CHAMPION WHO WAS IN THE GAME WAY BEFORE THE SISTERS AND SHE IS STILL A PLAYER WHO CAN AND WILL WIN TITLES. VENUS AND SERENA ARE NOT UNBEATABLE AS HE BELEIVES. MAYBE MR. WILLIAMS SHOULD HAVE BEEN A SPECTATOR HIMSELF, TO SUPPORT HIS DAUGHTERS INSTEAD OF INSULT THEM WITH HIS MOUTH!!

" Here I am once again, torn into peices can't deny it can't pretend thought you were the one, broken up deep inside but you don't get to see these tears I've cried behind theses hazel eyes."

GO CAPPA!
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