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Capriati closing in on Williams sisters
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Tuesday June 24, 2003 11:07 PM


Jennifer Capriati believes tennis is seeing the beginning of the end of the domination enjoyed by the Williams sisters.

She gives the pair no chance of repeating their monopolisation on grand slam final places which came to an end at the French Open three weeks ago.

The twice former semi-finalist reckons she is being underestimated, and said: "I had a great run the past two years, winning three grand slams and coming closer to the Williams sisters than anybody. Because I haven`t quite kept up that momentum it`s given other people a chance to do it. Nobody can really keep up that momentum. I mean, we even see the Williams sisters losing now. Everyone has a good run once in a while. They they kind of get set back and they`ll have it again."

Before that all-Belgian final in France, in which Justine Henin-Hardenne beat Kim Clijsters, Venus and Serena Williams had faced off in each of the previous four finals.

Serena won the lot, to do the `Serena Slam`, but her suggestion that she could go unbeaten through 2003 has proven ill-advised, with three recent defeats demonstrating her fallibility.

Capriati is eighth seed at Wimbledon this year but looked lean and mean as she took apart Myriam Casanova on Court One on Tuesday. She insists her form and physique is good, and although there were questions raised over her mental toughness when she wasted two match points and lost to Chanda Rubin in the Eastbourne semi-finals last week, it could be that the weekend break has done her the power of good.

Capriati won 6-1 6-3 in three-quarters of an hour, and then hit out at those who believe she is a non-contender at this year`s Championships.

Capriati`s ability to keep pace with her fellow Americans has been to some degree baulked by injuries. But can she win this fortnight?

"Absolutely. I still feel like I`m in the game 100% and I haven`t lost any of my ability or my motivation," said the 27-year-old after overcoming a player nine years her junior. Mentally I feel confident and pretty motivated. I feel I`m playing pretty good on the grass."

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There is nothing wrong with Capriati having confidence in her ability to win, she should do that, but to say that the WS have no chance of repeating a monopoly of the slams, and to say that their domination is over?? Especially when she had no part in keeping them from winning any tournaments this year including at the French. Capriati has talked like this since the AO 2002, but hasn't backed up her talk. It's kind of insulting to the WS to declare that they won't have a chance of continuing their dominance. The WS keep other players names out of their mouths unless they are saying something nice (besides Serena at the French speaking of Henin, but she had reason to say that IHMO), but can't seem to get the same respect from the other players. Why is that??

P.S. I hope Jennifer was misquoted in this article.

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I think Jennifer should just focus on her game and leave the other sh!t alone.

Yep.....good to see Vee on the go.
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I think everyone should read Jennifer's interview from Tuesday. This article is bullshit. She was basically saying that no one can win forever. Her comment was not meant to suggest that the Williams domination was completely over. The writer is trying to incite people. This is the reason that most celebrities are wary of journalists. So many of them are sensationalist liars.
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I think everyone should read Jennifer's interview from Tuesday. This article is bullshit. She was basically saying that no one can win forever. Her comment was not meant to suggest that the Williams domination was completely over. The writer is trying to incite people. This is the reason that most celebrities are wary of journalists. So many of them are sensationalist liars.
That's why I say she may have been misquoted, but we have heard talk like that from Jennifer in the past though. Also there are interviews taken as the players come off court or for newspaper, and such that are not in the press room.
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Um since when is Jen "closing in" on the Williams sisters? Jen is quickly sprinting back down the rankings and has shown no signs of improvement. Until I see some good results from her (which can still happen, of course), this article will remain baseless.
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That can be true but the quote that he/she has based the entire article on was taken from the interview. The rest is purely the writer's suppositions and opinion. The quote is being taken out context and used quite liberally.
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I think everyone should read Jennifer's interview from Tuesday. This article is bullshit. She was basically saying that no one can win forever. Her comment was not meant to suggest that the Williams domination was completely over. The writer is trying to incite people. This is the reason that most celebrities are wary of journalists. So many of them are sensationalist liars.
That's the only way papers are sold. This just doesn't happen in sport but in every type of news.
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That's the only way papers are sold. This just doesn't happen in sport but in every type of news.
Yeah that's why said celebrities are wary of jounalists. Its sickening though. Journalism is supposed to be an honourable profession but it is just filled with greedy and antagonistic jerks. I guess they think that's what people want but it actually drives me away from the headlines.
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This article appears RIGGED but just like there could be an end to V@S winning slams and tourneys... so too can it be an end for other players. Frankly it appears that the article is talking more about Jen Cap than any other player/s in the top ten.

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i think that altho it is obvious that her words have been misconstrued, what she is saying, if in this context, does make sense. i mean even if it isnt her that disrupts the "williams domination" there is goin to be someone and soon and im thinkin it will be a little belgian.she has said nothin untrue in this article she is just tellin it like it is, im definately not baggin on venus here cos i like her but she hasnt been up to her usual high standards lately which is perhaps why jenny suggested that the domination may soon be over. she is correct-no one can continue winnin for ever
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It's amazing how the interview transcripts and an article based on that transcript can be so different.

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It's amazing how the interview transcripts and an article based on that transcript can be so different.
Right???? Gotta love the media...

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Um since when is Jen "closing in" on the Williams sisters? Jen is quickly sprinting back down the rankings and has shown no signs of improvement. Until I see some good results from her (which can still happen, of course), this article will remain baseless.

omigod ooooo said something intelligent! Isn't that a sign of the apocalypse? anyway jen's interview read differently. The article twisted things a bit. Though the belgians not jen are the biggest threat to the williams sisters. And for being so close in age the sisters have a big edge in the head to head against the belgians though justine seems to be closing it with her clay play.

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omigod ooooo said something intelligent! Isn't that a sign of the apocalypse? anyway jen's interview read differently. The article twisted things a bit. Though the belgians not jen are the biggest threat to the williams sisters. And for being so close in age the sisters have a big edge in the head to head against the belgians though justine seems to be closing it with her clay play.
Everything he says is intelligent it's just that he's not constantly sucking up to the Williams sisters.
Whenever someone bashes or talks bad about someone who you hate also it's intelligent?

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