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The way to beat Capriati was to slow down the game she was the fastest player always ready to play the second the point was over.
And hit a large number of moon balls, only a Williams, Davenport, Seles etc could out hit her.

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Re: Question:What was Capriati's weapon of choice

in 2001-2003 in particular her forehand was a huge weapon

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I didnt become a tennis fan until 2005 so Ive never seen her play. Im creating her on top spin 2 and I want the stats to be realistic.

What was her greatest asset? Speed/Forehand
How good was her forehand/backhand? Excellent/Good
Was she good at net? Capable
Did she come to net often? No
How good was her serve? Mediocre
Did she have alot of power in her game? During her peak years, yes. From 2004 to the end of her career, not so much.
Was she fast/How was her court coverage? Excellent, one of the best.


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Greatest asset- Speed around the court allied by her great anticipation. also forehand crosscourt and backhand up the line. Backhand usually more reliable, but forehand able to generate more spectacular winners, particukary in a off-balance position.

Forehand- Could be amazing at times. Great length and angle she could generate from this shot. Could go off a bit though, especially on the return. Became more of a threat in the long rallies rather than the immediate big shot.

Backhand- extremely reliable. only critique was that it could go a bit loopier than the forehand, thus allowing her opponents to pounce on the shorter ball.

Did she come to net often- Only after good groundstrokes set up an easy volley. Never one to come to the net and create the winning volley. It had to be an easy one for her to puttaway.

Serve- Got better as her career went on. Had major issues with in 2002, but found a more consistent technique in 2003-04, which didnt make her serve that much of an issue anymore.

Power- To an extent. Not the same kind of raw power like Venus, Seles etc, but gave the ball a hefty crack, particulary on the forehand. Serve could reach 166mph too, so quite a lot of power in capriati's game at times.

Court coverage- Excellent. The grinder of the WTA. Had to win the points about 5 times to finish her off in a rally.
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Greatest asset- Speed around the court allied by her great anticipation. also forehand crosscourt and backhand up the line. Backhand usually more reliable, but forehand able to generate more spectacular winners, particukary in a off-balance position.

Forehand- Could be amazing at times. Great length and angle she could generate from this shot. Could go off a bit though, especially on the return. Became more of a threat in the long rallies rather than the immediate big shot.

Backhand- extremely reliable. only critique was that it could go a bit loopier than the forehand, thus allowing her opponents to pounce on the shorter ball.

Did she come to net often- Only after good groundstrokes set up an easy volley. Never one to come to the net and create the winning volley. It had to be an easy one for her to puttaway.

Serve- Got better as her career went on. Had major issues with in 2002, but found a more consistent technique in 2003-04, which didnt make her serve that much of an issue anymore.

Power- To an extent. Not the same kind of raw power like Venus, Seles etc, but gave the ball a hefty crack, particulary on the forehand. Serve could reach 166mph too, so quite a lot of power in capriati's game at times.

Court coverage- Excellent. The grinder of the WTA. Had to win the points about 5 times to finish her off in a rally.
166mph?

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Doh

116mph, dont want to make it seem Jen had a record unnoticed

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