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boggs570
Sep 16th, 2004, 07:07 PM
http://www.timesdispatch.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=RTD%2FMGArticle%2FRTD_BasicArti cle&c=MGArticle&cid=1031777982219&path=!sports&s=1045855934844

boggs570
Sep 16th, 2004, 07:11 PM
I cannot believe she thinks nothing was wrong with what when on in her match with Serena.

griffin
Sep 16th, 2004, 07:17 PM
This the one you mean?


During her 15 years on the women's professional tennis circuit, Jennifer Capriati has suffered a lot of setbacks, both on and off the court.

But the American has shown the ability to bounce back, and perhaps that, above all else, will be her legacy whenever she decides she's had enough.

In the past 13 months, Capriati has lost excruciatingly close matches in the semifinals of the U.S. Open, and it hasn't affected her outlook or her game.

The 28-year-old was beaten by Justin Henin-Hardenne a year ago and bowed to Elena Dementieva last week in Flushing Meadow. Winding down earlier this week at her home in Saddlebrook, Fla., Capriati was asked if those losses rated as her biggest disappointments.

Anthem Live
Tennis Expo Exhibition match featuring Jennifer Capriati vs. Serena Williams
Tomorrow: 7 p.m.
Where: Siegel Center
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"I could look at that way, and everybody else could look at it that way," Capriati said. "But I want to look at it as something being very positive. First of all, not too many people get to the semifinals. Then, the way I got to the semifinals and the way I played, it's not something to be disappointed in. It's something to be proud of.

"As an athlete and as a competitor, and because I work hard, you do get disappointed because you want the outcome to be different. But if anything, this should make me more determined and more angry or willing to come back and get that one step further. Or two steps further [at the Open]."

Capriati reached the semifinals this year with a hard-fought, controversial 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 victory over Serena Williams in the quarterfinals. The two will meet again tomorrow in the Anthem Live Tennis Expo at the sold-out Siegel Center.



Boosting Capriati's chances at the Open were several line calls that went against Williams, including an obviously correct call that was overruled by the chair umpire.

"That call, I really don't think it was enough to even call it a controversy," Capriati said. "I don't think it impacted the match enough to make it decisive [for] who was going to win. Everyone likes to make a big deal out of nothing. She had every opportunity after that to beat me, and she didn't. It came down to who was able to fight harder and maybe be in a little better shape and more gutsy."

Capriati trails Williams 10-7 in their head-to-head matchups, but has claimed three of their four meetings this year.

"It's a good rivalry to be a part of," she said. "We always seem to have competitive matches. We play similar games. Attitude-wise, there's the same kind of feistiness out there. You always want to prove something to each other and everyone else . . . who's the better player."

Capriati turned pro at 13 and enjoyed quite a bit of early success before running into problems with the law including an arrest for possession of marijuana and burnout. She left the tour for several years but returned and eventually earned the No. 1 ranking in the world (2001) after winning two Australian Opens and one French Open.

"I've had many high moments in my career," she said. "Those stand out because they were the real evidence for how far I've come to come back. I'm very happy to have achieved those. Now, it could be another goal, because I haven't won a Grand Slam in a while, so let's see if I can do that again."

Capriati says she's recovered from back and hamstring injuries that plagued her earlier this year and wants to keep playing for the foreseeable future.

"I think I can definitely be in better shape," she said. "And have more of the belief that I can still win, no matter how tough the competition is or if I'm getting older.

"A lot of people would think I'd be crazy to stop playing, especially when I haven't even been 100 percent this year, and I've still come so close. Imagine if I was 100 percent, what I could do. I still probably have a few more years. I'm right there. If I was not even close, then I could say, 'Maybe I don't have it any more, and I'm going to give it up.' But that's silly."

Capriati won't look back and wonder what might have been.

"You can't change the way things have gone," she said. "I have no idea what might have happened. Maybe I wouldn't have won any [major titles]. In the end, nobody is going to think about how many Grand Slams I won. In the end, it comes down to what kind of person you are and how you affected others . . . things you did to affect people in a deeper way. That, to me, is more important."


Contact John Packett at (804) 649-6313 or jpackett@timesdispatch.com

*abby*
Sep 16th, 2004, 09:15 PM
"In the end, nobody is going to think about how many Grand Slams I won. In the end, it comes down to what kind of person you are and how you affected others . . . things you did to affect people in a deeper way. That, to me, is more important."
:worship:
she has done that plenty

jenny161185
Sep 16th, 2004, 09:19 PM
great article I love her determined attitude it seems like shes going to work really hard to get to 100 % , hopefully she can score a hatrick of Ozzy opens in January! Go Jen , Keep positive :)

Gerri
Sep 16th, 2004, 09:33 PM
Pleased to hear she's so positive and planning on playing for a few more years. The tour is so much more fun when she's around and playing well. She's got such a great attitude. Keep it up Jen :kiss:

boggs570
Sep 16th, 2004, 09:48 PM
She's in denial I can tell you that.

udachi Elena
Sep 16th, 2004, 09:48 PM
Was this thread intended to bash Jen? b/c it did a pretty bad job.

JenCpLvr
Sep 16th, 2004, 10:46 PM
"A lot of people would think I'd be crazy to stop playing, especially when I haven't even been 100 percent this year, and I've still come so close. Imagine if I was 100 percent, what I could do. I still probably have a few more years. I'm right there. If I was not even close, then I could say, 'Maybe I don't have it any more, and I'm going to give it up.' But that's silly."

I'm soo relieved to read this part! LOVE YOU JENNY!!

bandabou
Sep 16th, 2004, 11:10 PM
huh?! Did she say that Serena was out of shape, there?!

Come on Jen..the call helped you take the lead in the last set, it´s easier to fight when you´re ahead than when you´re down and unjustly so.

Cybelle Darkholme
Sep 16th, 2004, 11:22 PM
This proves shes crazy....


"That call, I really don't think it was enough to even call it a controversy," Capriati said. "I don't think it impacted the match enough to make it decisive [for] who was going to win. Everyone likes to make a big deal out of nothing. She had every opportunity after that to beat me, and she didn't. It came down to who was able to fight harder and maybe be in a little better shape and more gutsy."

because if that were true she wouldnt bother arguing every single call that doesnt go her way during her matches. That is the most BS crap I have read from an athlete in quite awhile. Good job jen.

udachi Elena
Sep 16th, 2004, 11:23 PM
Isn't it about time we stopped attacking Jen? I don't know who that match sucked more for.. Serena for getting the bad calls? (and i honestly believe she'd have one either way.. a few calls does not make a match, even richard williams said that) or everyone discrediting Jen's win.

Shenay La Soul
Sep 16th, 2004, 11:37 PM
It might not have been a big deal for you Jen but it cause Serena to lose that match and 57 UFE has nothing to do with it. She has won 6 GS with many more errors than that. Those cheat calls caused SErena to not play her game. Yes it had everything to do with her losing that match.

Sorry but that's a cop-out. Serena is the caliber of player who could've dismissed it as a bad call and still dispatch Capriati. She let her ego, nerves and concerns about being Slamless in 2004 get the best of her. She's been in tight matches with JC many times and won them; this match wasn't any different. Serena had every right to be upset but not to the point of letting that one call decide her fate. Serena is too confident to wilt like that but she did which was highly unusual for her.

DannerCal
Sep 16th, 2004, 11:46 PM
Serena does not blame Capriati. Serena said that a call here and there does not win a match. Serena said that she should have been more focused and "finished her off" in the 2nd set.

This is the past now. Why do people want to paint Capriati to be this witch. O.K. She is not the most eliquent speaker - but she can only be responsible for her part.

Let's move on.

Shenay La Soul
Sep 16th, 2004, 11:57 PM
What is your problem it was 4 calls and the most cruical set in the match. Did you watch the match or not how can you make a statement like that. Let one call like that go against jennifer farless 4 and she would have brought the stadium down.

I did watch the match and it's the one blatant bad call that stands out. Serena knows how to win these matches; she's done it numerous times.

Steffifan
Sep 17th, 2004, 12:26 AM
"Come on Jen..the call helped you take the lead in the last set, it´s easier to fight when you´re ahead than when you´re down and unjustly so."give it a rest ok!-Jen was exactly right Serena had tons of opportunities to break back the 3rd set-she did actually & even in the last game she saved match points but Jen fought back harder & Won! Jen Good luck Fri night & The rest of the year! Go Get Em Girl!:) :worship: :worship: :worship: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :wavey: :wavey: :wavey: :angel: :)

Mudbone
Sep 17th, 2004, 01:21 AM
some of you fans are as delusional as Jennifer....No player on the ATP or WTA tour can overcome all the hook calls that jakked Serena out of that last game...Jenny's response shouldn't surprise anyone...She honestly believes the game owes her something...she said as much after the match...This is the same Jenny that cussed the ump for correcting an erroneous score call in her next match...IMHO..Its time for Jenny to fess up and admit that the calls were extraordinarily bad and the integrity of the match was compromised...Yet she doesn't have enough maturety and class to do it

DaNieLa RoCkZ
Sep 17th, 2004, 01:32 AM
y does it seem that everyone tends to forget that the one in the first game wasnt the only bad call. There 3!!! in the final game alone. Capriati forgot to mention those.. hmm.hmm

Black Mamba.
Sep 17th, 2004, 01:46 AM
If folks are making a big deal out of nothing why does she complain in every match about the calls she gets if they don't affect the outcome?

Diesel
Sep 17th, 2004, 02:10 AM
If folks are making a big deal out of nothing why does she complain in every match about the calls she gets if they don't affect the outcome?

And why did Jenny go sleepless if she herself didn't think something was wrong :confused:

Stamp Paid
Sep 17th, 2004, 02:20 AM
"That call, I really don't think it was enough to even call it a controversy," Capriati said. "I don't think it impacted the match enough to make it decisive [for] who was going to win. Everyone likes to make a big deal out of nothing. She had every opportunity after that to beat me, and she didn't. It came down to who was able to fight harder and maybe be in a little better shape and more gutsy."

WTF Jen? If that 1 call didn't mean anything, what about the other 3 when you were serving for the fucking match? You would have lost your fucking mind and shown your ass on court if you got 3 shitty calls in a game where Serena was serving for the set. And in the post-match interview, you would definitely atributed your loss entirely to the shitty calls had you been in Serena's shoes. Why don't you put yourself in her shoes, jerk. http://wtaworld.com/ubb/rolleyes.gif How could a grown ass woman be so ignorant?

Although I agree, those backhand slices were pretty gutsy.

tennnisfannn
Sep 17th, 2004, 02:23 AM
bad calls and when they are made do make a difference. If three bad calls had been called against dementieva in the last game jen served for the match, jen would have definitely held serve and made the final.

vettipooh
Sep 17th, 2004, 02:23 AM
She's in denial I can tell you that. Talk about being delusional!! I wonder if she's.........Well , let me quote" I've had many high moments in my career" hhmmmmm JEN, JEN, JEN!!!!!!!!!! Wake up and smell the coffee...you were GIVEN a chance to win the open, and you couldn't....you didn't.Time is running out!!!!!!

Black Mamba.
Sep 17th, 2004, 02:27 AM
The bogus calls were one thing, but everytime Jen makes comments like this it just makes more people like her a whole lot less. I can imagine if the situation were reversed Jen would definately think the calls were a big deal after all she is the same person who argues anything close and 90% of the time she is wrong.

Chrissie-fan
Sep 17th, 2004, 03:01 AM
Glad to hear that Jen is going to play for a few more (and I hope for more after that) years. I think it's rather funny how Serena's fans are trying to convince us that we Capriati fans are supporting what is in their opinion an awful person. Sorry guys,better luck next time. We will NEVER hate OUR Jen,and continue to support her until the end :worship: .

Now about the linecalls....Yes,they WERE awful,and Serena (AND her fans) have every right to be outraged about them. And yes,Jen probably would have caused a much bigger incident if it had happened to her than Serena did,and in my opinion she would have had the right to do so (as did Serena). I refuse to blame Jennifer for the fact that the umpire didn't do a good job though,just like I don't blame the umpire whenever Jen hits a ball into the net.

The discussion about whether it was a deciding factor for the end result of the match.....Well,we'll never know for sure,do we? It seems to me that all Serena fans and Jen-haters think that Williams lost because of the umpire,and all Cappy-fans think that she won because she played a great match. Let's just agree that Jen played very well and that some bad linecalls didn't hurt her either. Other than that,there's just no way of knowing (or agreeing:)

Gaston

Diesel
Sep 17th, 2004, 03:03 AM
Glad to hear that Jen is going to play for a few more (and I hope for more after that) years. I think it's rather funny how Serena's fans are trying to convince us that we Capriati fans are supporting what is in their opinion an awful person. Sorry guys,better luck next time. We will NEVER hate OUR Jen,and continue to support her until the end :worship: .


As it should be. I don't want any Jen fan giving up on her. Whatever opinion of her I had before is what I have now and I think the same is obviously said of anyone who calls themselves a Jen fan. We're all given a right to our opinions and can't see how anyone could be convinced otherwise.

Chrissie-fan
Sep 17th, 2004, 03:18 AM
:) No I didn't. I said that Jen was GIVEN (as opposes to her stealing) those points. And no,in my opinion there was no reason for Jen to say anything. Serena had every reason to say more than she did however.

Gaston

Nobody is telling you to hate jen and not to support her. But you did admit that jen stole those points when she should have said something.

Black Mamba.
Sep 17th, 2004, 03:28 AM
I'm not trying to convince anyone of anything, all I'm saying is that if she feels the calls didn't affect the match the fine, but to try to say people are overracting or to claim Serena isn't in shape isn't right especially when she makes a job out of complaining and if the calls aren't important and don't affect the outcome of matches then she should stop complaining then.

~ The Leopard ~
Sep 17th, 2004, 03:34 AM
Talk about being delusional!! I wonder if she's.........Well , let me quote" I've had many high moments in my career"
:smoke:

Diesel
Sep 17th, 2004, 03:52 AM
Again, no one is telling you to give up on her you are a fan of hers and I expect you to stay a fan. However, we expect you to also fess up when jen is wrong and do not back her bad behaviour.

I can't stand Jen, never could, never will, but I don't expect anything from her fans and I don't need that either. Even if they admitted what I wanted it wouldn't change anything.

brunof
Sep 17th, 2004, 03:56 AM
I will say it again...those who continue to beat this dead horse "in Serena's name, for Serena, blah, blah," don't really understand or care about the game of tennis. In it's pure form, tennis should not be about what we chose to bicker about. True tennis fans love the game of tennis, and not just for the latest "controversy" or "pin-up-player." :kiss:

bigshow21
Sep 17th, 2004, 04:33 AM
What a great article!!! :worship: I am so excited to see the part that she will be playing for more years. This just made my day. Great news, great news indeed. Cant wait for her to play and to cheer her on again. Go Jen!!!! :) :)

RedFilaJ-Cap#1
Sep 17th, 2004, 04:42 AM
"In the end, nobody is going to think about how many Grand Slams I won. In the end, it comes down to what kind of person you are and how you affected others . . . things you did to affect people in a deeper way. That, to me, is more important."
:worship:
she has done that plenty


Yep for sure that was the best thing said in the whole article!!!

tennischick
Sep 17th, 2004, 04:52 AM
the issue that refuses to die. me encanta...:devil:

bigshow21
Sep 17th, 2004, 04:54 AM
the issue that refuses to die. me encanta...:devil:

yeah because of stupid comments like yours!!

I said i liked the part about her playing for more years. I neve said anything about the bad line calls. So back off!

kabuki
Sep 17th, 2004, 04:56 AM
I'll take that the last part but I do believe that Jen should have said something. I believe deep down in my heart that if that was Serena she would have said something. I remember at the French Open '02 when Serena was playing Momo and momo serve the umpire called it out and Serena corrected the umpire and said the ball was in. I would never forget that and I have it on tape.

That's clay. On clay, there is an obvious mark. All Amelie would have had to do was get the ump out of the chair to look at it. Your example demonstrates nothing except that Serena wanted to get on with it. Which, by the way, might actually be good advice for you as well.

Stamp Paid
Sep 17th, 2004, 05:01 AM
That's clay. On clay, there is an obvious mark. All Amelie would have had to do was get the ump out of the chair to look at it. Your example demonstrates nothing except that Serena wanted to get on with it. Which, by the way, might actually be good advice for you as well.
Yes, because on clay, the umpire ALWAYS changes the call, and never says "I dont know if thats the mark" or "that isnt the mark" or "I didnt see the mark". http://www.ltmn.com/forums/html/emoticons/bday.gif

kabuki
Sep 17th, 2004, 05:08 AM
Yes, because on clay, the umpire ALWAYS changes the call, and never says "I dont know if thats the mark" or "that isnt the mark" or "I didnt see the mark". http://www.ltmn.com/forums/html/emoticons/bday.gif

Cute smilie. Very appropriate for this tired conversation.

RedFilaJ-Cap#1
Sep 17th, 2004, 05:14 AM
Right this conversation is tired!! I am even tired of it!! This article wasn't about the line calls it was about Jen coming back. Go to the Serena fan place that is all they have to talk about!!

Steffifan
Sep 17th, 2004, 05:44 AM
some of you fans are as delusional as Jennifer....No player on the ATP or WTA tour can overcome all the hook calls that jakked Serena out of that last game...Jenny's response shouldn't surprise anyone...She honestly believes the game owes her something...she said as much after the match...This is the same Jenny that cussed the ump for correcting an erroneous score call in her next match...IMHO..Its time for Jenny to fess up and admit that the calls were extraordinarily bad and the integrity of the match was compromised...Yet she doesn't have enough maturety and class to do it


Ouch thats a bit evil huh.....Fess up? OMG integrity? please do you think Serena or Venus ever would do the same..I doubt it no doubt the umpire & linespeople made bad calls during the match but serena had chances to come back but Jen wanted the match more & fought harder give credit to Jenn for playing a great match!...
Go Jenny!:)

Kabezya
Sep 17th, 2004, 05:47 AM
Right this conversation is tired!! I am even tired of it!! This article wasn't about the line calls it was about Jen coming back. Go to the Serena fan place that is all they have to talk about!!

It's nice to know you care what Serena fans are talking about.

RedFilaJ-Cap#1
Sep 17th, 2004, 09:07 PM
It's nice to know you care what Serena fans are talking about.


That is all you talk about here and in there!!! It is a bit silly isn't it come on!!

boggs570
Sep 17th, 2004, 09:34 PM
This thread is like a cancer it goes into remission for a few days and then it returns.

Steffifan
Sep 18th, 2004, 02:49 AM
Yes We should all move on I agree but Saying Jenn stole the match away unfairly & calling her a pothead & well I mean things have gotten ugly! I hope Jen Played well tonight against Serena at the charity match! Go Jenny!:)