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Say why do you love Jenny so much!

Hi all Jenny fans,

This is a cheering thread for our Tennis-queen. We love her for many reasons. Just say why

I love her, cause she is so lovely, plays such a great tennis, was in such problems and managed to come back and take the Tenniscrown, cause she gives credit to her opponents after she loses, and finally, cause she is a real champion. A true champion!!!
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post #2 of 29 (permalink) Old Apr 13th, 2002, 03:27 AM
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Hi Oizo!

Hmmm.....why do I love Jen......where to start??

Everything you said, and of course her incredible fighting spirit.

Her passion and feisty attitude on court.

The way she just is who she is, and doesn't really care what anyone else thinks.

How she has a heart of gold and a very caring nature, but at the same time she looks like she'd beat the crap out of anyone who really crossed her or someone she cares about.

I dunno. Everyone always expects women tennis players to be so polished and demure, I like that Cappy has a bit of a street edge.

GO JEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I have so many reasons why I love Jenn!! One reasone is that she is such an AWESOME tenns player, and she really is a true champion! I also love her because she is such an inspiration to a lot of people (including me...) I'm sure that it wasn't easy for her to come back from her troubled past and win 3 Grand Slams AND claim the #1 spot. She is just so awesome....

Go Jennifer!!
Good Luck in 2003!!

"I just made the decision that it's now or never..Just, you gotta have this positive self-image of yourself and otherwise, you know, your not gonna survive this life, I mean, you're gonna go through living depressed and sad and not being able to look at yourself and always degrating yourself..You know the most important thing is, is that to love yourself, you know, walk around with your head high and not take anything from anybody!..There's no other way than to just try to be happy, to try to smile, 'cause you know it's just..your wasting time if you're not!"
-Jennifer Capriati
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Second chances. Jen could have packed it in, rested on her savings, and said to hell with tennis forever. Instead, she gave wrestled with whatever demons she had to deal with, looked at herself in the mirror without hating the image for a change, and got her ass in gear. There's a better person in all of us-and to me she's proof of that. Haven't most of us screwed up at some point?
I konw i have. i can identify with her.

Dreams can come true! If you work hard enough anything is possible. Last year's Aussie final was like a fiary tale ending-except maybe it was only a second start I never thought Jen would win 2nd and 3rd slams.


Her fight to the death spirit. Does this girl compete- or what? She's awe inspiring A female Jimmy Connors.

Her fans. Now that slowly geting to know other Jen Happy-Cappy campers, I'm seeing that as a group we don't go knocking others down.

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I agree with kazzmazz and love the on-court intensity. I was just a “passive fan” until I saw her slam her racket into the ground at the NASDAQ Open on that double fault and in that instant, I was sold. I love that! She wears it on her sleeve – “white line fever” - a tigress on court - but off court, she’s cake. Just seems more real than some of the other players who, while very talented and I enjoy them too, are just a little more white-washed and less colorful.
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" A female Jimmy Connors!"

You got it! The perfect summary!
The guts, the game, the attitude!
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I have loved her since she joined the tour in spring 1990. There was so much hype surrounding her debut, covers of Newsweek, SI etc etc. Then she goes and makes the final of her very first tournament (a big Virginia Slims in FL) and barely loses to Sabatini in the final. I saw interviews and match reports but it wasn't until a few weeks later that I actually saw her play a complete match on TV at the Family Circle Cup (a huge tier 1 event). What does this smiling, happy go luck kid do...she makes the finals against Navratilova and plays her seemingly without nerves before losing 4 and 4. I was hooked after that. She was pure joy and having a blast and it was lovely to watch.

When she won the Aussie Open last year I thought this is what tennis should have been like in the mid 1990's, Jennifer Capriati hitting winners, smiling and winning grand slams.

When she took the French I was amazed at her fighting spirit and I could have had a heart attack during this years AO final. She has shown true courage on the court in the past year and it is a thrill to watch.

I am truly glad she is back where she belongs. To me she is a link back to a different generation. Somehow at 26 she almost bridges the late Evert/Navrat era to the William's sisters present day. I know she came on the scene a few months after Chrissie left, but it was almost as if she were the newer, funner, younger version. At least the press made her out to be and I needed someone to fill the void after CE's absence. Now Jennifer is a legend in her own right.

No one in tennis has her never say die attitude. I think Rollo mentioned Jimmy Connors and that is a wonderful comparison.
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I've been thinking about this for a while ...

But on court it's the fact she never gives up It's a credit to her that when she was down match point against Serena as the NASDAQ Open, I thought she could still win the match. She runs for practially every ball, something I only really notice when watching other players and feeling they're not putting in as much effort as Jen does because they'll just leave balls that Jen would run down, no questions asked.

off court - it doesn't need repeating, but if a person can get back on track when the public scrutiny is unbearable, then in private it gives hope to those that are in places they don't want to be.

Enjoying live because it's the only one we get...

there's a line from the poem "IF" in Centre Court which goes ...

[IF]

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you
But make allowance for their doubting too,
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream--and not make dreams your master,
If you can think--and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it all on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!"

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings--nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much,
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And--which is more--you'll be a Man, my son!


--Rudyard Kipling


Sums up many of Jen's achievements, even though she's not a man

and where they produce desolation, they call it peace
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It's difficult for me to put into words something which began as a gut instinct. When I first heard about this kid, only a few years older than myself, beating the great Martina Nav at Wimbledon, I felt some sort of connection, if only because she was the closest in age of all the tennis players at the time. So, it began as an instinct and has since grown.

However, reasons why I still find reason to keep interested in her are numerous. Initially, after looking out for her results during the crappy years, tennis now is so fulfilling. Any victory to me is worth celebrating.

The attitude she displays on court makes me proud to be a fan of hers. I feel that her spirit will be her legacy, admittedly the comeback will be the main one, but when people recall her as a player, her spirit will be the most memorable aspect of her career.

One thing I have to say still makes me smile is that she even bothered to play again. She put herself back into the limelight, where she knew she would be scrutinised relentlessly, despite the results. She could have walked away but knew her story wasn't over. She's got guts.

I could go on forever with this one, but will try and cut it short. One final thought is that beyond being a great player, she could be a script-writer of great thrillers. When she was asked after the AO final 2001 about the film of her life, she seemed surprised at the thought. Ever since, I think she's been trying to write an even more incredible script - FO final and this year's AO final. Sometimes, I still shake my head when I think about that Aussie final from this year. Who knows what she'll come up with next? But I get the feeling we're all going to have fun along the way.
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These are great posts here in this thread. Here are my top 10 reasons why I love her.

10) Unbelievable will to win every match no matter what
9) Runs after EVERY single ball
8) Her forehand
7) Stamina and toughness that can't be matched
6) Graciously accepts defeat
5) Mental strength
4) Passion and feistiness on-court
3) She will be Jennifer Capriati whether people like it or not
2) Has a heart of gold and cares about people who have troubles of their own
1) Nerves of steel when it really counts (4 matchpoints AO '02, 2 matchpoints Miami '02)
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Hey

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JCFan I LOVE your #2!
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post #14 of 29 (permalink) Old Apr 17th, 2002, 03:41 PM
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BUMP!

C'mon guys we have about 25 people on Jen's roll(o) call but only 10 or so "say why you love Jen" stories.

We need some more!
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