'I don't have to defend mMUNICH, Germany (Reuters) -- Jennifer Capriati is tired of hearing that the best player in the world is Venus Williams.
The 25-year-old, whose remarkable comeback has taken her all the way to number one, said she was irritated by remarks suggesting the powerful Williams would be in top spot had she played more tournaments.
"It's all speculation," Capriati said as she was warming up for the last tournament of her fairytale season, the WTA Championships starting on Tuesday.
"If Venus should be number one, why isn't she? I don't have to defend myself."
While Capriati won the Australian and French Open titles, Williams also took two Grand Slams -- Wimbledon and the U.S. Open -- and often looked in a class of her own.
But she has struggled with injuries and recently upset the WTA Tour officials by saying she could not play in Munich because of a sore wrist, after repeatedly assuring them that she would come.
Capriati said she had needed time for everything to sink in after she knocked Martina Hingis off the top of the rankings earlier this month.
"It's all settling in pretty good," she said. "Now it's the end of the year and I can start looking back and enjoy what has happened." <br />yself'
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<br />If she didn't believe Venus was no. 1, why even comment about it at all. Venus does nothing but offer either positive comments, or she doesn't comment at all. Cocktail Capriati, needs a new lesson...humility.