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Capriati Undaunted by Losing Streak

Capriati Undaunted by Losing Streak
Sat May 31, 2003 09:45 AM ET
By Pritha Sarkar
PARIS (Reuters) - Jennifer Capriati arrived at Roland Garros on a mission to end her 16-month title drought and so far things have gone according to plan.

The American is frustrated by her failure to win an event since her triumph at the Australian Open in 2002 -- a losing streak that stretches back 23 tournaments.

But with a likely quarter-final against Venus Williams looming fast, the 2001 champion appears to be peaking at just the right time.

Capriati charged into the fourth round of the French Open with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Ukrainian Julia Vakulenko Saturday and has now lost only nine games in her three matches here.

"I think I'm already at the level (to do well here). I'm feeling up there with my game. The rest is pretty much mental from here on out," said Capriati.

The 2001 champion was certainly in blazing form against Vakulenko and barely broke sweat in the first set as she left the Ukrainian rooted to the baseline with a series of crunching winners.

Serving for the match at 5-1 in the second, Capriati briefly lost her concentration and was broken. But she made no mistake in the next game, forcing Vakulenko to hit wide on match point to end the contest after 57 minutes.

Despite seeing rival Serena Williams bulldoze past Barbara Schett 6-0, 6-0 Friday, Capriati was undaunted by the task of running into one of the Williams sisters at the event.

"Nobody cares about those early round results. People just care who's the winner of the tournament," said the seventh seed.

"I still feel I can definitely hang with the young guns out there. I still feel that way inside, I'm still a youngster," 27-year-old Capriati added with a smile.

Capriati will next meet Nadia Petrova of Russia.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Jun 1st, 2003, 07:12 AM
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Capriati unduanted by Losing Streak....

....oh well....she must have gotten used to it already....and I want her to meet Venus in the quarterfinals already.

"When I was four years old, we moved from England to USA, when my mother found out that I won't be KING!" -- Bob Hope--

Madame Oracene Williams could certainly teach the French & Belgian crowds on how to upgrade their respective primitive behaviours during a tennis match.
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I want her to meet Venus and kick her butt!

Jennifer Capriati: "I feel like my old self again"
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