Can Capriati beat Venus? -
View Poll Results: Can Capriati beat Venus?
yes Capriati will do it this week 22 33.85%
yes eventually, but Venus will win this week's meeting 13 20.00%
no Capriati will never score a win, Venus is too strong 21 32.31%
Monica Seles is 6-2 against Venus/Capriati in grandslams. Go Monica! 9 13.85%
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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old Jul 31st, 2002, 06:02 AM Thread Starter
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Can Capriati beat Venus?

She has lost all 4 meetings. It would be great if they meet in the final (now that Monica withdrew). Your thoughts on that match-up.

Venus seems to be in better form right now so I'd pick her. But who knows maybe Capriati will be fresh and is playing great tennis.
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post #2 of 36 (permalink) Old Jul 31st, 2002, 06:52 AM
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if your weapon is power, you can never challange the Williams sisters.So i would pick Venusto be the winner.i don't see if Cappy can get into final, may be Kournikova be the surprised winner!

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I also pick Venus to win if they meet in the final. And what a great final it would be!

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post #8 of 36 (permalink) Old Jul 31st, 2002, 03:40 PM
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Cappy can beat Venus if:

1) she serves well
2) returns well
3) plays more balls to the center of the court.

With that said, I don't think she'll beat Venus if they meet this week in the finals.

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She can beat her, because everyone is beatable.

But whether she will do so on a consistent basis is unlikely for the time being. Venus and Jen actually have similar games and Venus does pretty much everything better. The only edge I would give to Jen is that she should be a bit fresher than Venus, given Venus' tourney win last week.
Jen needs to get a few more free points off her serve, and hope that Venus is not serving well. plus, Jen needs to be more aggressive earlier in the point.
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post #10 of 36 (permalink) Old Jul 31st, 2002, 04:04 PM
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Since she had something like 7 match points against Venus last year, sure she can beat her. Will she...who knows? I would have to say Venus is playing better than Jen right now, so i would be a bit surprised. Jen's serve and ability to stay aggressive will be the key factors if they meet up in the finals.

But I have to disagree with eshell. I don't think playing balls to the center of the court is the 'word' on the Williams sisters anymore. I am not sure if Stefano Capriati has figured this out, since Jen is still doing it at the expense of hitting a possible winner/forcing shot cross court.
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I think she had a good chance at the Ericsson against Venus when she had all those matchpoints. Venus wasn't playing well at all. Her serve was off and she was overhitting. Anyone can beat anyone on any given day, so who knows?

I think Venus somewhat intimidates Jen somewhat when they play. If she can get over that mental barrier then she would have a better chance against Venus. That's why I think she prefers to play Serena, because Serena makes the player on the other side feel like they have a chance at times. When Venus gets going, it's like she gives you no hope.
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Venus at erricksen was just messing about with jen cap, venus wanted to get revenage for serena and gave jen cap the match points just soo jen would feel even worse than if she got beat in straight sets...
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balls down the middle of the court is no longer working. let me tell you. jennifer tried that at New Haven, and it didn't work. Venus and Serena know about this already, and Venus has learned to get out of her own way, or not over hit and just put the ball back in play when they do the "down the middle" play. Just like jennifer. She "worked" on her backhand that still to me really sucks, but she new that everyone always attacked that side. To me really, when she plays the williams sisters, she can't hang with the backhand to backhand ralleys. She doesn't have a good down the line back hand. She does hit it against the other players on the tour during the early rounds, but i remember asking myself why doesn't she hit it down the line against them? that is what she needs to improve to "try" and "challenge" the sisters. She needs to really really improve on her serve and backhand!
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Where's the option "Venus wont get a chance to play Jenn cause Lindsay will beat her in the semi's"?

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