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JenCpLvr
Feb 26th, 2005, 05:15 AM
Don't you guys think? Even those that do not like her recognize her spirit and miss her when she's outta the game.. She's admirable on so many fronts and tennis will never have another story like hers. She is simply incredible and makes me proud to be a fan!! :kiss: :worship: :bounce:

JenFan75
Feb 26th, 2005, 06:01 AM
I agree. Tennis is very droll without her intense matches. I don't want to talk about her retiring though! That's a sad thought.

JPrince
Feb 26th, 2005, 06:31 AM
I agree. I've followed Jen since she turned pro when she was just 13 and have always enjoyed watching her play, as well as her inviting demeanor off the court. As I felt with Sabatini, she will without a doubt be missed when she does retire!!! She is a true champion!!! :)

jrm
Feb 26th, 2005, 06:33 AM
Sorry that titel goes to Monica Seles

Stamp Paid
Feb 26th, 2005, 06:38 AM
Yup.

Mase
Feb 26th, 2005, 06:38 AM
Definiltley agree.

G1Player2
Feb 26th, 2005, 06:39 AM
Jenn is not going to retire anytime soon...

cherseles
Feb 26th, 2005, 09:38 AM
Don't you guys think? Even those that do not like her recognize her spirit and miss her when she's outta the game.. She's admirable on so many fronts and tennis will never have another story like hers. She is simply incredible and makes me proud to be a fan!! :kiss: :worship: :bounce:
That's true, tennis will never take both again, neither drug nor jail. :tape:

Wannabeknowitall
Feb 26th, 2005, 10:04 AM
I don't know. I might miss her. Sometimes she fights as if her life depended on it and other times there's no fight in her. She'll be remembered mostly for the bad times. It's been 15 years of her antics on and off the court. I think it's time to say goodbye to Capriati. She still might have one slam run left in her though.

DevilishAttitude
Feb 26th, 2005, 10:35 AM
The Capriati comeback is the greatest ever in tennis :worship: :worship: :worship: She's one of the biggest personalites in tennis :D It will be a sad and bad day for the tour when she announces her retirement :bigcry: :crying2: :sad:

Jenny.C.Fan
Feb 26th, 2005, 11:48 AM
Totally agree she really will be miss when she decides to call it a day lets hope thats no time soon though because there's plenty of slams left in jen-jen yet. :)

Geisha
Feb 26th, 2005, 12:11 PM
Yeah, I agree. I mean, she'll be remembered for constant complaining, terrible sportswomanship, and cheating Serena out of a QF US Open win. :)

But, she's dandy.

JenCpLvr
Feb 26th, 2005, 12:32 PM
Yeah, I agree. I mean, she'll be remembered for constant complaining, terrible sportswomanship, and cheating Serena out of a QF US Open win. :)

But, she's dandy.

There is ALWAYS someone who tries to turn a good thing into a bad one...

All I can do is laugh.. especially at "cheating Serena out of a QF US Open win".. Sounds like SOUR GRAPES FROM A SORE LOSER! :lol: :lol: :lol:

JenCpLvr
Feb 26th, 2005, 12:34 PM
And Yes, Jennifer isn't going anywhere anytime soon!

vertigo
Feb 26th, 2005, 12:39 PM
http://www.chieftain.com/archive/2004/sep/8/sptUS-OPEN.jpg

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2004/20040602/sp5.jpg

Retire!!? Nah, this woman has so much GAME in her left.. Come on the JENN!!!!
The best smile in tennis. A true legend.

V-MAC
Feb 26th, 2005, 12:48 PM
yeah I must admit I'd miss her even though I'm certainly not a fan of hers. Besides Venus and Chanda though, I do enjoy watching her play too :)

Wannabeknowitall
Feb 26th, 2005, 12:50 PM
I just love the physically altered picture of Capriati. I still can not stop laughing. Capriati does have a beautiful smile. Her style in clothes is lacking though. She needs a stylist. She can afford it. Noone will say anything about it.

^bibi^
Feb 26th, 2005, 12:52 PM
Sorry that titel goes to Monica Seles
why couldn't it go to both jenny and monica (though i'm not a huge fan of monica)

Geisha
Feb 26th, 2005, 12:52 PM
There is ALWAYS someone who tries to turn a good thing into a bad one...

All I can do is laugh.. especially at "cheating Serena out of a QF US Open win".. Sounds like SOUR GRAPES FROM A SORE LOSER! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Not a sore loser at all. Jennifer won sourly, that's all. We all remember the post-match booes, don't we? Jenny was the most hated person in that stadium, and well deserved.

JenCpLvr
Feb 26th, 2005, 01:00 PM
Not a sore loser at all. Jennifer won sourly, that's all. We all remember the post-match booes, don't we? Jenny was the most hated person in that stadium, and well deserved.

Yeah, because Jennifer was supposed to be both a player and a linesperson that night...I get what you mean now. :rolleyes:

JennyS
Feb 26th, 2005, 01:45 PM
Yeah Jen was sooooo hated that the crowd cheered her on the whole match. They were teasing her with those boos. It's New Yawk. They boo their own all the time. The US Open crowd has basically adopted Jen. Sorry to disappoint.

Volcana
Feb 26th, 2005, 01:45 PM
Actually, I don't know about that. Thing is, Jenn doesn't play much. Nor did she win many tournaments, even in her relative dominant periods. People didn't really get all that many opportunities to see her, relative to an Evert, or a Graf, or a Navratilova, all of who had long careers, and long careers in the top five. Martina Hingis has already fallen out of the awareness of the average fan. (The people who post here are NOT average fans. This is the hard-core.) Sports memories are short. She'll be lauded, and rightly so, when she retires. But ten years later? Fifteen years later? Look how few people on this board actually remember how good Tracy Austin actually was. Look how few people realize Martina Navratilova was a top ten player only eleven years ago.

Jenn also never had a glamour period, like Seles or Evert or Serena. Stuff like being in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue does raise your profile in the public consciousness. And that in turn makes more people aware of you. She's not political, like BJK or Nav. No TV ad campiagns, no making the award shows. None of that has anything to do with tennis, but it has a lot to do being remembered.

Jennifer's wife
Feb 26th, 2005, 02:44 PM
i cannot think about jen retiring!! :eek: even the thought that she might not be fit for wimbly this year makes me desperately need to call my therapist!!!

lunarossa
Feb 26th, 2005, 03:01 PM
Don't you guys think? Even those that do not like her recognize her spirit and miss her when she's outta the game.. She's admirable on so many fronts and tennis will never have another story like hers. She is simply incredible and makes me proud to be a fan!! :kiss: :worship: :bounce:

I agree 100%
forza Jen come back soon :bounce:

SelesFan70
Feb 26th, 2005, 03:17 PM
The Capriati comeback is the greatest ever in tennis :worship: :worship: :worship: She's one of the biggest personalites in tennis :D It will be a sad and bad day for the tour when she announces her retirement :bigcry: :crying2: :sad:

I disagree with you. The greatest comeback ever is Monica Seles' comeback from attempted murder on a court in Hamburg, Germany. Jennifer brought herself out of a pit she dug for herself, which is admirable, but definitely not "the greatest comeback ever" in tennis.

yukon145
Feb 26th, 2005, 03:25 PM
great to see non-Jenn fans saying such great words! thanks guys, it makes me feel proud to be a Jenn fan!

bigshow21
Feb 26th, 2005, 04:25 PM
Jen is fucking awesome! She will definately be missed and remembered for years and years and years to come. She is a part of history! Even the people that hate her will eventually succomb to their own depression of missing Jen. :p But for real, I don't like thinking about her retirement. She still has many more years left in her to play. Go Jen!!!

SJW
Feb 26th, 2005, 04:32 PM
Yeah Jen was sooooo hated that the crowd cheered her on the whole match. They were teasing her with those boos. It's New Yawk. They boo their own all the time. The US Open crowd has basically adopted Jen. Sorry to disappoint.

actually the crowd DID boo Jen after hearing her comments. i dont think they were too impressed about what she had to say after a match like that :o

i cant see Jen retiring anytime soon. if i thought she was coming to the end of her career, i would probably say i would miss her, yeah.

23TwentyThree23
Feb 26th, 2005, 05:01 PM
jennifer will be very missed by anyone who plays and enjoys watching tennis because she always gives her best and tries so hard and also a lot of times come up with a special winner. also she fights like a tiger! :devil:

englishjenfan
Feb 26th, 2005, 05:02 PM
Jen better not retire soon, and i dont believe that she will. She's an awesome player and i love her personality. Jen kicks ass better than anyone else and will be truely missed when she leaves the game.

..ikke..
Feb 26th, 2005, 05:05 PM
I agree to :p
I hope that she will make her come-back soon

Brandon85
Feb 26th, 2005, 05:27 PM
i dread the day...:(

FrauleinSteffi
Feb 26th, 2005, 07:29 PM
Monica came back but was never the same........Jennifer after she came back reached #1 & won 3 Slams & beat Serena 6 times.....Monica barely beat Serena once....even in her glory years Jennifer matched Monica shot for shot & could overpower her..... Jennifer is a great champ so is Monica but even if she is injured Jen is still #10 & Monica doesnt even have a ranking Monica is a lot closer to retirement Than Jen...Jen has had 8 years in the top ten too:) Go Jenny!:)

Volcana
Feb 26th, 2005, 10:52 PM
The greatest comeback ever is Monica Seles' comeback from attempted murder on a court in Hamburg, Germany. Jennifer brought herself out of a pit she dug for herself, which is admirable, but definitely not "the greatest comeback ever" in tennis.Actually, I disagree.

Monica's actual, physical INJURY such that she could have been back on court in a couple months or so. The psychological, is rather harder to measure, but I think rather more serious. Jenn getting herself arrest, and winding up IN 'the pit' as you describe it, was also hard to measure, but it's the psychological vs the psychological. I can't judge comebacks by such immeasurables.

Jenn came back to be BETTER, Monica never really recovered herself, post-stabbing OZ title or no. Measured strictly in athletic terms, Jenn's really was pretty much the greatest comeback ever, although Margaret Court retired to Mommie-hood, and returned to dominate the game (Open era too). That might trump Jenn.

It's two different stories though.

Jenn's is a Phoenix-from-the-Ashes kind of deal.

Monica's is more the inherent unfairness of life. Monica never really DID 'come back', not all the way.

faboozadoo15
Feb 26th, 2005, 11:18 PM
Monica came back but was never the same........Jennifer after she came back reached #1 & won 3 Slams & beat Serena 6 times.....Monica barely beat Serena once....even in her glory years Jennifer matched Monica shot for shot & could overpower her..... Jennifer is a great champ so is Monica but even if she is injured Jen is still #10 & Monica doesnt even have a ranking Monica is a lot closer to retirement Than Jen...Jen has had 8 years in the top ten too:) Go Jenny!:)

um, monica came back in 1995. there was no serena to beat.

jennifer could overpower monica? when was this?

fact is, monica has a better head to head against jenn before and after the stabbing. and 6 more slams. and 39 more titles. and 13 years in the top 10.

monica doesn't have a ranking anymore because she hasn't played in a really really long time and may never again.

this thread is about remembering jenn, now do you really want to remember jenn by comparing her to monica? i think you'd be making a mistake.

Geisha
Feb 26th, 2005, 11:39 PM
Yeah Jen was sooooo hated that the crowd cheered her on the whole match. They were teasing her with those boos. It's New Yawk. They boo their own all the time. The US Open crowd has basically adopted Jen. Sorry to disappoint.

Uh no. I didn't hear any commentator or anybody in the stands say 'we were just teasing her'. She was being a bitch after the match.

SelesFan70
Feb 26th, 2005, 11:47 PM
Actually, I disagree.

Monica's actual, physical INJURY such that she could have been back on court in a couple months or so. The psychological, is rather harder to measure, but I think rather more serious. Jenn getting herself arrest, and winding up IN 'the pit' as you describe it, was also hard to measure, but it's the psychological vs the psychological. I can't judge comebacks by such immeasurables.

Jenn came back to be BETTER, Monica never really recovered herself, post-stabbing OZ title or no. Measured strictly in athletic terms, Jenn's really was pretty much the greatest comeback ever, although Margaret Court retired to Mommie-hood, and returned to dominate the game (Open era too). That might trump Jenn.

It's two different stories though.

Jenn's is a Phoenix-from-the-Ashes kind of deal.

Monica's is more the inherent unfairness of life. Monica never really DID 'come back', not all the way.


The fact the Monica came back at ALL is testament enough for me. Jennifer never really had a legacy to "come back" to...she'd never won a Major before. However, I will give her lots of credit for getting the 3 she does have.

RedFilaJ-Cap#1
Feb 27th, 2005, 01:49 AM
OMG I will miss her so much when she retires. Tennis just won't be the same ever again. She is a fighter and a great person too. She has a lot of great years left, but when the time does come everyone will miss her even if they hate her now. That happens all the time in other sports. Jennifer adds something special to womens tennis and once it is gone for good it will be missed for sure. Not anytime soon though. Come on Jen come back and kick ass once again!!!!

Melly Flew Us
Feb 27th, 2005, 02:07 AM
so, has she set a retirement date? or do you know something you're nottelling? or is it just fear?

as far as i can see there's no need to panic and jen's record will speak for itself.

TaylorNYC
Feb 27th, 2005, 02:58 AM
Capriati is the ONLY reason I fell in love with tennis. I will be really depressed when she retires. I hope it's not for a while.

Until then, I'm checking every entry list and draw until she returns!!!!!

Jennifer's wife
Feb 28th, 2005, 10:51 PM
me too! taylornyc. :kiss: i always kinda liked tennis and i watched wimbledon but that was it. and then, there was jen........;) :hearts:

RedFilaJ-Cap#1
Mar 1st, 2005, 01:40 AM
For real I would watch it once in awhile like if it was on tv, but I never followed it like I do now. Well really I have not really been following it lately because no Jen makes it boring. Jen made me realize how great this game is, she is a great athlete, tennis player, and person and I can't wait until she comes back again.

JenCpLvr
Mar 2nd, 2005, 05:55 AM
Absolutely! Love all the wonderful posts...

Isn't it nice to unite the lovers and haters?!

sparkyslave1
Mar 2nd, 2005, 06:50 AM
of course
Get well soon baby
Go Sparky
j-r

jonny84
Mar 2nd, 2005, 08:58 AM
I will always remember Jen for her awesome win against Martina Hingis at the Australian Open in 2001 where she saved all those match-points, proving what a fighter she is. :dance: