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Oizo
Apr 13th, 2002, 01:41 AM
Hi all Jenny fans,

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

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!!!
:hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

kazzmazz
Apr 13th, 2002, 02:27 AM
Hi Oizo! :wavey:

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TeNnIsFaN
Apr 13th, 2002, 02:35 AM
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....:D

Rollo
Apr 13th, 2002, 07:16 PM
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 :cool: 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.

cappy happy
Apr 13th, 2002, 09:43 PM
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.

Oizo
Apr 14th, 2002, 01:28 AM
:D :D :D :wavey: :wavey: :wavey:

vishniac
Apr 14th, 2002, 03:19 AM
" A female Jimmy Connors!"

You got it! The perfect summary!
The guts, the game, the attitude!

Mark43
Apr 14th, 2002, 05:47 AM
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.

veryborednow
Apr 14th, 2002, 12:50 PM
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 :p

Snuffkin
Apr 14th, 2002, 09:40 PM
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.

JCFan
Apr 15th, 2002, 01:05 AM
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)

Oizo
Apr 16th, 2002, 06:26 AM
Hey :wavey:

Cool answers :D :D :D

Oizo
Apr 16th, 2002, 06:28 AM
JCFan I LOVE your #2! :bounce: :bounce: :D :D

Mark43
Apr 17th, 2002, 02:41 PM
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!

Oizo
Apr 18th, 2002, 04:01 PM
Thanx Mark :wavey:

Luna_Angel_84
Apr 21st, 2002, 01:15 PM
I love her new-found attitude to life. As she says in one of your sigs, there's no point having this negative image of yourself .I don't like myself all that much, but Jen has given me a lot more confidence and my attitude to everything is a lot more positive now. I now know that if I work hard and stay focused I can achieve my aims.
I also love the way she is so exciting to watch. Some players are so bland but Jen doesn't care what others think and has no problems about simply being herself. That's the Jen we like to see and wouldn't change her for the world.
She's also a brilliant player with a lot moreto come in the future. I think the problems she went through have made her a lot stronger and proves that even if things look to be slipping away from you, you can turn them around in your favour.
Finally (you all knew this was coming), she's a VERY sexy lady who I can't take my eyes off! :hearts:

paigery
Apr 21st, 2002, 10:31 PM
Originally posted by Rollo
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 :cool: 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.

Said great, she is awesome and an inspiration indeed. Go Cappa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:kiss:

Oizo
Apr 22nd, 2002, 11:20 AM
I love her also cause she doesn`t care how many points she has to defend to stay at # 1. She said it after she lost to Patty! :cool:

Zhao
Apr 23rd, 2002, 04:18 PM
simple because she is the best
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Keith
Apr 23rd, 2002, 06:22 PM
I love Jen for so many reasons

One, she takes bullshit from no one!

Secondly, she never gives up! She is absolutely fearless Her heart is awesome

SHe is funny and cute

I just love her, she is a grand slam champion! 3 times over!

daustin
Apr 23rd, 2002, 09:47 PM
WOW!

I don't know how much more I could add. Everyone has covered so much and then some.

She definitely adds SPARK to womens tennis making it so much more fun to watch. Never used to watch tennis that much except maybee Wimbleton, or the US Open. But after I saw her play last year I'm hooked. Even got me back on the court, although it kinda gets in the way of my mountain biking and racing.

She is just down right AWESOME and has got to be the TOUGHEST player of all time with a ton of GUTS to go with that. A true Legend!

Her personality-----------2 thumbs up!!!!!!

veryborednow
Apr 24th, 2002, 04:47 PM
:wavey: @ daustin

welcome to Jenns Denn :)

daustin
Apr 24th, 2002, 09:35 PM
veryborednow:

Thank You.

Glad I found this place. Everyone seems a little NICER over here!

JCFan
Apr 24th, 2002, 11:23 PM
Hey daustin, don't mind all the anti-Jen people on the forum. They are only jealous of her. We all know how special she is and that's all that matters. :)

Oizo
Apr 25th, 2002, 02:28 PM
Originally posted by JCFan
Hey daustin, don't mind all the anti-Jen people on the forum. They are only jealous of her. We all know how special she is and that's all that matters. :)
Yes, they all could die of jealousy cause she achieved so much and they can´t believe it! ;) :wavey:

paigery
Apr 25th, 2002, 05:20 PM
We all had to learn about the "hate" of Capriati and her fans on the main board. We must all just try to understand peoples motivation. I did see this post that said that the WTA needed to "be more exciting with the players talking trash to each other and being disrespectful". This I do not understand. Sportsmanship is a better trait and winning isn't everything.....

GO CAPPA!

Nimi
Apr 25th, 2002, 05:33 PM
true, not everything, but definitly something, or else Jenn was not the same

paigery
Apr 25th, 2002, 05:37 PM
Originally posted by InSaNiTy
true, not everything, but definitly something, or else Jenn was not the same

LOL Insanity, you know what I mean........

Give credit to the winner for playing a better match, and in the past slams for Jennifer she was the winner, the better player!
Jennifer will always be a champion

GO CAPPA!

v/r

Oizo
Apr 25th, 2002, 10:58 PM
Yes Jenny is a true champion, she can always give credit to her opponents when she loses a match. And that proves that she has a wonderfull character. :hearts: :bounce: