Don't be sad, they sliced up coverage in the usual ESPN fashion anyway... plus you get to see her personally win the French Open, so, cheer up :p
May 11th, 2002, 08:27 AM
I suppose :rolleyes: But I am still searching for a tape. :p
Here are some more interesting (and encouraging) comments from Jennifer about the match today:
Press conference with Jennifer Capriati Berlin, 10. May 2002
Jennifer Capriati - Sandrine Testud 6:3, 5:7, 6:4
Question (Q): It must be great to be able to play as well as that?
Capriati: Yes, I played consistently thoughout the whole match. It even feels better because the last two times I lost against her. So, it was like a little revenge for me.
Q: What are you satisfied with of your performance?
Capriati: That I moved really well; I was able to play aggressively the whole match and that I was able to close it out. She started to come back, but then I served really well in the last game.
Q: She also was pretty aggressive. Does it suit yoiu to have somebody come at you like that?
Capriati: I she's on, she's definitely difficult to play. I played like that. She started to go for it in the third. She made me earn
Q: Would it have been better to win the match in straight sets or is it better to have long matches in view of the preparation for the French Open?
Capriati: I think that there is still plenty of time to have close matches before the French. I am definitely getting enough long matches and would rather have liked to have a shorter match.
Q: A lot of players would have given up the match at 4:0?
Capriati: I tried to break her mentally in the second set. I knew that it would have been very bad for me to go into the 3rd set with 0:6.
Q: She has got a very good backhand. Were you trying to play on the forehand?
Capriati: Yes, she has a better backhand. So, I tried to keep it away from that. It is important to move around and difficult to hit down the line on her backhand all the time. I was able to move the ball around, was patient when I had to be.
Q: What part of your game were you not so happy with?
Capriati: I was pretty happy with everything.
Q: Compared to last year at this tournament you didn't seem so comfortable on clay as this year.
Capriati: I guess last year I wasn't that comfortable as I won the French (laughs). At this tournament, I think I have more experience and my confidence is bigger than last year. Last year I didn't know how I was going to do on clay.
Q: You might play Henin...
Capriati: She has to win first. If I play her, it's going to be another match. I think I play better than last year. Maybe if she does not play as well as last year ... But you can never underestimate any player. I think I was ahead last year, then she came back; so I've got to be ready.
Q: Are you likely to have the Wimbledon match on your mind?
Capriati: I haven't even thought about it. That is totally different.
Q: Did you have the Munich match on your mind today?
Capriati: That was different. i was really sick then, it was the end of the year and I was kind of really tired by then. Now, I feel different.
Q: Does Sandrine have the game that is capable of challenging the big titles, or is she not consistent enough?
Capriati: She does well, but mentally there is a lot. In a Grand Slam you have to play consistently for seven matches and I don't know whether she has the mental ability for it, but she has the game.
Q: You won the French and the Australian Open.
Capriati: Yes, I want to do it again.
Q: Does it take pressure off you that you have done it?
Capriati: Yes. I don't know what people expect. It's going to be tough to win a second Grand Slam back to back. In know there are so many good players out there.
May 11th, 2002, 05:49 PM
Wow, Jennifer is greedy!
Too bad Sandrine will be holding the RG trophy :angel: