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Rollo
Apr 16th, 2002, 04:41 PM
1993 started out promising as hopes were high follwoing the Olympic gold of 1992. But as the year ended, things started to fall apart...........

1993 record 29-11. 1 event win in 12 events. Jen had the bad luck of running into Graf in 3 of the 4 slams, all ending in quarterfinal wins for the German.


Sydney, Australia January 11, 1993
Surface: Hardcourt

R32 Isabelle Demongeot (FRA) 6-1 6-2
R16 Rosalyn Nideffer (RSA) 6-7 7-5 7-5
QF Pam Shriver (USA) 6-0 6-1
SF Gabriela Sabatini (ARG) 6-4 6-2
F Anke Huber (GER) 6-1 6-4

Australian Open at Melbourne, AustraliaJanuary 18, 1993
Surface: Hardcourt

R128 Linda Wild (USA) 6-0 6-1
R64 Florencia Labat (ARG) 6-7 7-5 6-2
R32 Natasha Zvereva (BLR) 7-5 7-5
R16 Katerina Maleeva (BUL) 6-7 6-3 6-1
QF LOST to Steffi Graf (GER) 5-7 2-6

Key Biscayne, Florida, USA March 08, 1993
Surface: Hardcourt

R128 Bye
R64 Ines Gorrochategui (ARG) 6-1 6-0
R32 LOST TO Judith Wiesner (AUT) 6-3 5-7 4-6

Houston, Texas, USA March 22, 1993
Surface: Clay

R32 Bye
R16 LOST TO Tatiana Ignatieva (BLR) 6-2 6-7(7) 2-6

Hilton Head, South Carolina, USAMarch 29, 1993
Surface: Clay

R64 Bye
R32 Jessica Emmons (USA) 6-0 6-2
R16 Sandra Cecchini (ITA) 6-3 4-6 6-4
QF Amanda Coetzer (RSA) 6-4 6-0
SF LOST TO Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario (ESP) 6-2 5-7 0-6

Amelia Island, Florida, USA April 05, 1993
Surface: Clay

R64 Bye
R32 Tatiana Ignatieva (BLR) W 6-1 6-0
R16 Ines Gorrochategui (ARG) W 6-3 6-1
QF LOST TOAmanda Coetzer (RSA) 2-6 6-1 4-6

Rome, ItalyMay 03, 1993
Surface: Clay

R64 Bye
R32 Sandra Cecchini (ITA) W 6-3 6-2
R16 Amanda Coetzer (RSA) W 7-6(6) 4-6 6-2
QF LOST TO Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario (ESP) 2-6 2-6

Berlin, GermanyMay 10, 1993
Surface: Clay

R64 Bye
R32 Wiltrud Probst (GER) W 6-2 4-6 6-0
R16 LOST TO Brenda Schultz-McCarthy (NED) 2-6 7-5 4-6

Roland Garros at Paris, FranceMay 24, 1993
Surface: Clay

R128 Nathalie Herreman (FRA) W 6-0 6-1
R64 Alexandra Fusai (FRA) W 6-1 7-5
R32 Florencia Labat (ARG) W 6-0 3-6 6-4
R16 Mary Pierce (FRA) W 6-4 7-6(6)
QF LOST TO Steffi Graf (GER) 3-6 5-7

The Championships at Wimbledon, Great Britain June 21, 1993
Surface: Grass

R128 Shirli-Ann Siddall (GBR) W 6-7 6-2 6-1
R64 Liz Smylie (AUS) W 4-6 6-3 6-2
R32 Brenda Schultz-McCarthy (NED) W 7-5 4-6 6-2
R16 Lisa Raymond (USA) W 4-6 6-3 8-6
QF LOST TO Steffi Graf (GER) 6-7(3) 1-6

Toronto, CanadaAugust 16, 1993
Surface: Hardcourt

R64 Bye
R32 Chanda Rubin (USA) W 6-2 6-1
R16 Amanda Coetzer (RSA) W 6-0 6-2
QF Julie Halard-Decugis (FRA) W w/o
SF Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario (ESP) W 7-6(8) 6-2
F LOST TO Steffi Graf (GER) L 1-6 6-0 3-6

U.S. Open at Flushing Meadows, New York, USA August 30, 1993
Surface: Hardcourt

R128 LOST TO Leila Meskhi (GEO) L 6-1 4-6 4-6


Win/Loss: 29/11

Rollo
Apr 16th, 2002, 04:42 PM
Jan 15, 1993

Fourth-seeded Jennifer Capriati, wasting no time on a steamy center court, routed fellow American Pam Shriver, 6-0, 6-1, early today to reach the semifinals of the New South Wales Open tournament in Sydney.

The 16-year-old Olympic gold medalist will face the winner of a later match between top-seeded Gabriela Sabatini and Germany's Barbara Rittner.

Capriati was relentless in hitting 21 winners to only two for Shriver, 30, who appeared overwhelmed by her opponent's pressure in this tuneup for next week's Australian Open. After dropping the first two points, Capriati won 32 of the next 42 while taking the first nine games.

When she finally held serve to pull within 3-1 in the second set, Shriver raised her arms in mock victory and slapped high-fives with two fans and a ball girl.

Capriati, who had looked vulnerable in her first two New South Wales matches, looked sharp in all phases of her game, blasting four aces and ripping pinpoint passing shots when Shriver ventured to the net.

After Thursday's three-hour struggle against South Africa's Ros Fairbank-Nideffer, Capriati said she was looking for a shorter outing.

She finished the match off almost exactly an hour after it began, zipping a forehand down the line that landed inches inside the corner.

"That's as easily as I've lost in a long while," Shriver said. "It gives your ego a kick. You just hope this is one of those exception things. When she's hitting her groundstrokes with such accuracy, I have a lot of problems."

Rollo
Apr 16th, 2002, 04:43 PM
Jan 16, 1993 New South Wales Open,Sydney

Fourth-seeded Jennifer Capriati blitzed defending champion Gabriela Sabatini, 6-4, 6-2, in the semifinals. The Sunday final pits two of the hardest hitters on the women's tour with Capriati facing No. 5 Anke Huber, who ousted unseeded American Amy Frazier, 6-4, 6- 3.

Capriati committed 31 unforced errors to 29 for Sabatini, the first seed in this warmup for next week's Australian Open. But Sabatini looked listless on steamy center court (122 degrees). Capriati tracked down tough shots and blasted 17 winners to Sabatini's five.

Sabatini was under constant pressure, facing 13 break points and losing her serve in six of nine games. Trying to add power to her serve, she double-faulted six times.

Sabatini looked listless at times on the steamy center court at the White City complex. Capriati used her deceptive speed to track down tough shots and had 17 winners to five for Sabatini.

Courtside temperatures reached 122 degrees, although a slight breeze eased conditions slightly.

Rollo
Apr 16th, 2002, 04:45 PM
Jan. 17

Fourth-seeded Jennifer Capriati defeated No. 5 Anke Huber of Germany, 6-1, 6-4, today, giving the United States both singles titles in the New South Wales Open at Sydney, Australia.

On Saturday, Pete Sampras won his last tuneup for the Australian Open by defeating Thomas Muster, 7-6 (9-7), 6-1, in the men's final.

The women's final matched teen-agers who are among the hardest hitters on the tour. Capriati was the steadier of the two in the sweltering heat at the White City complex near downtown Sydney.

"It was definitely very hot, but coming from Florida, I was used to it," Capriati said.

Huber, 18, looked nervous early, and Capriati, 16, was quick to capitalize. She broke Huber in the first game and kept up the pressure throughout the first set, allowing Huber to hold serve only once.

Huber, known for her go-for-broke style, began finding the lines in the second set. She broke Capriati in the fifth game and appeared on the verge of forcing a third set before the American won the last four games.


* Florida heat served Jen well years later too;)

Rollo
Apr 16th, 2002, 04:49 PM
Seles, Ailing Capriati Move On in Australia; Courier Wins, Edberg's Back Hurting
The Washington Post Jan 25, 1993;

Grunts or no grunts, Monica Seles still looks invincible. Fever or no fever, Jennifer Capriati just keeps winning.

Seles played in virtual silence today against Nathalie Tauziat, who complained about her grunting at Wimbledon last year, but walloped the ball anyway to win 6-2, 6-0 and reach the quarterfinals of the Australian Open.

Seles, one of the few healthy players in the Open, kept up her average of yielding only two games a match through the first four rounds. The defending champion and top women's seed won the last eight games against the No. 13 Tauziat, including a stretch where she won 31 of 38 points.

Capriati, seeded seventh, beat Katerina Maleeva, 6-7 (7-2), 6-3, 6- 1, to reach the quarters against Steffi Graf, whom Capriati defeated to win the gold medal in the Olympics. That match was on clay, this one on hard courts where Capriati's newly developed net attack should be severely tested by Graf's punishing forehand.

Capriati's fever went up and down and up the first week, and her abdominal pain came and went from a mysterious virus that bothered her only when she wasn't playing tennis. She got an extra day of rest Sunday when rain washed out play on the outer courts, and she looked strong against Maleeva, whose strained left thigh was heavily wrapped and hurt from the middle of the second set on.

Capriati's fever is "all gone, thank God," she said, adding that the last time she had it was after her match Saturday.

The Maleevas, Katerina, Magdalena and Manuela, were the first three sisters to reach the round of 16 in a Grand Slam event - and the first three to lose in that round.

Mary Joe Fernandez, No. 5 and a two-time finalist here, beat Manuela, 7-5, 2-6, 6-2, today, a day after Graf beat Magdalena.

Injuries have taken center stage through much of the week.
I was on fire."

The epidemic of injuries and illnesses began even before the first ball was struck last week. It didn't change when the tournament began.

Rollo
Apr 16th, 2002, 04:51 PM
Graf Beats Weary Capriati in Quarterfinals
The Washington Post Jan 26, 1993;

Steffi Graf sent Jennifer Capriati on a frenetic chase from corner to corner today in the Australian Open, wearing her down in a reversal of their duel for the Olympic gold medal.

Graf, a three-time Australian champion, took the sting out of Capriati's new net attack, pinning her to the baseline to reach the semifinals with a 7-5, 6-2 victory.

Arantxa Sanchez Vicario used much the same strategy in beating Mary Joe Fernandez, 7-5, 6-4, to set up the semifinal match against Graf. Fernandez, an Australian finalist in 1990 and 1992 and a semifinalist in 1991, worked her way to the net more frequently than Capriati, but gave away too many points by dumping volleys into the net.

Fernandez double-faulted to lose the first set and blew two leads in the second set at 2-0 and 4-2, with loosely played games. She won only two points while getting broken on her last two service games.

Sanchez Vicario, a finalist at the U.S. Open last summer and the 1989 French Open champion, reached the semis here the past two years before losing.

Graf's deep groundstrokes, teasing drop shots and occasional forays to the net exposed Capriati's lack of quickness.

Capriati, 16, who played most of last week with a virus and fever, showed no lack of power, though she appeared tired in the second set.

She simply couldn't get to the net because Graf's deep drives kept her near the baseline, setting her up for drop shots that she seldom reached. When Capriati won the gold in Barcelona, it was just the other way around as Graf chased deep balls on the clay courts.

"I kept her running around," said the second-seeded Graf, who won only one Grand Slam title each of the past two years - Wimbledon - and is hoping to regain the No. 1 ranking held by Monica Seles.

Capriati approached the net more than 50 times in some of her earlier matches last week against lesser opponents. But against Graf, she went only 11 times, winning just five points. Graf won nine points in her 15 approaches to the net.

More significantly, Capriati had 41 forced errors to Graf's 17, revealing the pressure that Graf placed on her.

Two key points at the end of the first set told the story. On Capriati's serve when she trailed 5-6, Graf drove a deep forehand cross-court. Capriati raced after it just a little too slowly and hit back a weak forehand, which Graf put away with a backhand volley cross-court for 15-40. Graf then broke her for the set with a similar sequence of shots: a forehand cross-court that sent Capriati chasing, a weak forehand back, and a half-volley drop.

The second set produced much of the same form, Graf pummeling the ball from side to side, coming back from an early break and winning the last five games of the match.

"I think it was a really good match, especially in the first set," Graf said. "There weren't really many mistakes in the first set. It was some great tennis. She was very tired by the beginning of the second set."

Graf said she hadn't played so well since she last met Capriati, beating her 6-0, 6-1 on an indoor court in Philadelphia. Graf lost, 6- 3, 3-6, 4-6 to Capriati in Barcelona but holds a 6-1 career advantage over her.

"It definitely showed me in good form," Graf said. "It will definitely help me in my next match."

Capriati agreed that Graf was at the top of her game, but held back from predicting she would win the tournament.

"She had an answer for everything," she said. "Her forehand worked well, and her slice was slicing into the court."

Unlike last year, when Capriati left in tears after losing in the quarterfinals, she took this convincing defeat with smiles, thankful she was able to get this far after her virus.

"I was getting run around a lot, but I wasn't feeling ill or anything," she said. "I was really down last year. This year, I thought to myself, in the beginning, `If I lose, don't get upset. Keep working hard and look forward to the next time.' It was kind of like a New Year's resolution.

"I'm a lot happier {than last year.} I'm happy with my game and how I'm playing the last three weeks. I'm confident for the future."

Zl@tko
Apr 16th, 2002, 09:05 PM
Thanks again, Rollo :)

Rollo
Apr 17th, 2002, 01:16 AM
Glad you are enjoying them Zlatko.
If you want any Seles matches you know where to reach me;)

Oizo
Apr 17th, 2002, 09:55 AM
Zlatko, your avatar :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

veryborednow
Apr 18th, 2003, 09:03 PM
*bump*