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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old Nov 11th, 2002, 02:13 AM Thread Starter
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Props to Jenni C

Gotta give Jenn credit. She fought all day, didn't give an inch, and came up with a LOT of amazing shots. She RAN too. Serena got her on a string repeatedly, but Jenn never quit and won half those points too. Off the ground, Jenn was the better player today. Not by much, but distinctly so. But Serena's serve bailed her out. It wasn't sheer velocity. The radar gun caught aces from 106 to 121. But she can hit the ball wherever she wants with the same service motion. All you can do is guess.

Jenn returned well, but so did Serena, and Jenn can't serve as well as Serena, so that part of the match went Serena's way. But anyone who watched this match knows why Jenn is still #3, and will likely be top five even if she DOESN'T defend OZ. She's the player you'd want on your side in a street fight.

She played a hell of a match today.

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post #2 of 35 (permalink) Old Nov 11th, 2002, 02:18 AM
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True!

That was a good "catfight"
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It was a sensational match! And I have newfound respect for Jennifer! She fought her heart and guts out. She played fantastically! She did not argue about a single line call. And she exchanged a smile with Serena at the end, like two TOP combatants who know they have put on a stupendous show for the audience!

Thanks, ladies! We appreciate your magnificent effort tonight! Best of luck to bothof you in 2003; may we have more of these, please!
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I guess Jen vs Serena is about styles. They have the attributes that will consistently give you a hard fought match. I know few matchups that consistently gives three sets of awe inspiring tennis.

Beat'em down Ms Williams, beat'em down!
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Doesn't Jen ALWAYS fight when she plays Serena? Was today's match any different than their other battles this year?
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post #6 of 35 (permalink) Old Nov 11th, 2002, 02:54 AM
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Doesn't Jen ALWAYS fight when she plays Serena? Was today's match any different than their other battles this year?
It's called INTENSITY!

When a player shows up and plays with INTENSITY with a determination to knock off a Williams -

That's a Good Match.
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Jennifer definitely deserves props after that match with Serena.
Wow Jenn ... gotta respect her game!

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LOL at Brought It! "That was a good "catfight"

Indeed it was!
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it was typical jennifer. all her matches with serena have been close and shes always been very competitive with her. but kudos to jen for showing people she can play indoors

Good luck to the Aussie and Balkan girls!
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Nice words, Volcana. I agree. Both ladies played well and, I hope that at this point, both know that the matches between them will be intense battles. I wish Jen played with a tad more power but all credit to Serena who came up with tremendous return games to close out the 2d and 3d sets, when she needed it most.

Congrats to Serena on the victory. And congrats to Jen for playing her best match since the US Open.

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Brought It!, again I ask . . . ???
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Serena said it best about her matches against Jenn: "we bring out the best in each other..."
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Well Done!! Jennifer!! Hope a victory over Serena will come in 2003!!
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Not to mention that Jenn did one of the best imitations of a backstop today that I've seen in a long time.
Some of her gets were just amazing.
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THankyou Canada for NOT showing me this match
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post #15 of 35 (permalink) Old Nov 11th, 2002, 06:25 AM
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It's good to see this performance from JenCap. She should maintain this level and get rid of her bitch attitude on court. It's about time she acts maturely on court; she's one of the oldest after all.

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