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Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: The City by the Lake.
Papa Richard Tells JenCap To Stop Cursing : (Let The Board War Begin, er Continue)
Capriati: Richard Williams 'should concentrate on his daughters'
August 27, 2002
NEW YORK (AP) -- Jennifer Capriati, seeded No. 3 at the U.S. Open behind sisters Serena and Venus Williams, bristled Tuesday night over remarks about her on-court behavior attributed to their father, Richard.
Told that he said in a magazine article that she should stop cursing on the court and should listen to her father, Capriati became angry.
``You can see how ignorant that sounds and how disrespectful that sounds,'' she said. ``I mean he should just concentrate on his daughters -- and he's doing a good job. I don't need his advice.''
After first refusing to comment, Capriati continued to respond.
``He gets away with it,'' she said. ``It's too bad. It's no class. I've never taken personal remarks. I've never said anything personal, just about the game itself. I could say things about them, but I'm not going to because I'm not going to lower myself to that.''
Capriati won her first-round match 6-0, 6-0 and was asked if she ever considered letting up on 17-year-old Bethanie Mattek.
``No,'' she said. ``I'm not out there to feel sorry for anybody. Once you start that, then you never know. It could turn into one game, two games, three games. You just never know.
``It's got to be a lesson, too. She's got to learn. She's got to experience it out there. I mean, it will make her tougher.''