The real match of the tournament - Jennifer CAPRIATI (3) vs Lindsay DAVENPORT (2) - TennisForum.com
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The real match of the tournament - Jennifer CAPRIATI (3) vs Lindsay DAVENPORT (2)

Well both are gonna go into this match in great form, after displaying scintilating power and accuracy in their quarterfinals against quality opponents.

Last time out at Indian Wells they turned arguably the best match of the year so far at Indian Wells. Clay suits Jenn better historically, but Lindsay seems to have come into the clay season with a new attitude this year - and it is working.

With the Belgians and Williams Sisters safe in the top 4, this is the battle for the legitimate world #5

Who will win??
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I know Jen won the French Open, blah blah blah, but it's not like she does anything differently on clay. She just bashes the ball. And so does Lindsay. The winner will be whoever does that better. both players seem to be in top form, so it should be a thrilling contest.

I think jen might get this one in three sets, but I'd love to be wrong.
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This is so tough but I'll go with Jen; she seems hungry.

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i think the clay will work to both of there advantages. it will slow down jen's serve to be even more attackable and same for lindsey. it will help jen though more because she will be on defense most of the time and it will be a lot easier with the ball not traveling as fast...so i will go with jen. king lindsay- jennifer is a wonderful clay court player because she slides better than mostly everyone. thats why i will pick jen, lindsey doesn't try to slide. go jen!

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too close to call

but i say lindsay
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I know Jen won the French Open, blah blah blah, but it's not like she does anything differently on clay. She just bashes the ball. And so does Lindsay. The winner will be whoever does that better. both players seem to be in top form, so it should be a thrilling contest.

I think jen might get this one in three sets, but I'd love to be wrong.
Jenn's game is more successful on clay because of her footwork and her speed. Its not that she does anything particluarly different to the way she plays on a hardcourt, but her superior retrieving powers, the ablity to sustain rallies, have made her a better clay exponent than Lindsay.
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i think the clay will work to both of there advantages. it will slow down jen's serve to be even more attackable and same for lindsey. it will help jen though more because she will be on defense most of the time and it will be a lot easier with the ball not traveling as fast...so i will go with jen. king lindsay- jennifer is a wonderful clay court player because she slides better than mostly everyone. thats why i will pick jen, lindsey doesn't try to slide. go jen!
I don't know, brandon. I've never questioned Jennifer's movement, which I think is spectacular and really helps her on the dirt as you mentioned, but I think she just applies her hardcourt-refined game to the clay courts and get considerable success with it. Lindsay is attempting to do the same. The winner will be who does it better.
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I think the surface makes no difference. The green clay has been playing fast and the balls have been bouncing fairly high for the past two weeks, so both are comfortable. I think it will be a closely-fought 3-setter, and will once again come down to the mental edge which Davenport has over Capriati. Remember the California Girl has a 8-2 record over the Floridian.
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Talking Go Lindsay, Go!

Lindsay is just playing TOO well. She will beat Jennifer in two sets.

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post #15 of 32 (permalink) Old Apr 19th, 2003, 07:57 AM
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It think it will be close, it can be a two-setter (like 7-5 / 6-4), or a though three-setter (6-7 / 6-4 / 6-3)... But who will win, I really can 't give a prediction...
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