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MarcusRock
Apr 17th, 2003, 12:34 PM
and guess who she said it was .......





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Jennifer Capriati :)



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auntie janie
Apr 17th, 2003, 12:36 PM
:eek:

bee
Apr 17th, 2003, 12:42 PM
:)

SJW
Apr 17th, 2003, 01:03 PM
which tourney was this?

and its not surprising Jen is really down to earth :)

*abby*
Apr 17th, 2003, 01:26 PM
:eek: :eek: :eek: shock of the ****ury :eek: :eek: :eek:
wasnt expectin that one :p :D
way to go jenny

Mattographer
Apr 17th, 2003, 01:27 PM
which tourney was this?
Amelia Island, this week

Mase
Apr 17th, 2003, 01:31 PM
Wow, Im a little shocked as well... Good for you Jenny!!!

Kirt12255
Apr 17th, 2003, 01:40 PM
:wavey: Not suprised at all.....I remember when she came to Aus for the Open...she went to the hospital to see a young kid (13 or so) who wrote her a letter....was a massive fan...he was dying and she got him tickets to watch her play and mentioned him in her speech....Jen has always been a terrific woman. :wavey:

*abby*
Apr 17th, 2003, 01:43 PM
:wavey: Not suprised at all.....I remember when she came to Aus for the Open...she went to the hospital to see a young kid (13 or so) who wrote her a letter....was a massive fan...he was dying and she got him tickets to watch her play and mentioned him in her speech....Jen has always been a terrific woman. :wavey:

i remember that he was called darren or something.she is so nice :worship:

Mattographer
Apr 17th, 2003, 01:49 PM
:wavey: Not suprised at all.....I remember when she came to Aus for the Open...she went to the hospital to see a young kid (13 or so) who wrote her a letter....was a massive fan...he was dying and she got him tickets to watch her play and mentioned him in her speech....Jen has always been a terrific woman. :wavey:
I also remember that as well!! :worship:

Kirt12255
Apr 17th, 2003, 01:54 PM
I also remember that as well!! :worship:

It was so sweet....for someone who has had such bad press....I don't think the press see enough of what they do off the court as well. :wavey:

moby
Apr 17th, 2003, 02:04 PM
*becoming a jenn fan*

till marti comes back, that is...

SJW
Apr 17th, 2003, 02:33 PM
:wavey: Not suprised at all.....I remember when she came to Aus for the Open...she went to the hospital to see a young kid (13 or so) who wrote her a letter....was a massive fan...he was dying and she got him tickets to watch her play and mentioned him in her speech....Jen has always been a terrific woman. :wavey:

that is so touching its insane

shes on my "most wanted list" to meet at wimbledon this year :)

go and win the title Jennifer!!!

SJW
Apr 17th, 2003, 02:34 PM
i mean the AI title of course :)

Wimbledon is SERENAS :p

Mark43
Apr 17th, 2003, 02:43 PM
Thanks for the info! More juicy tidbits from your week in Amelia Island, please! :wavey:

King Aaron
Apr 17th, 2003, 03:11 PM
:eek:

I guess Jennifer on court is different than Jennifer off court.

goshka
Apr 17th, 2003, 03:12 PM
Jennifer is very nice person, I know that.

And about her friend - his name was Darren Bartholomeusz, a 24-year-old cancer patient.

Here are his pictures:

http://images2.fotki.com/v21/photos/2/22401/143913/ao02darren-vi.jpg

http://images2.fotki.com/v20/photos/2/22401/143913/ao02728-or.jpg

By the way number of Capriati fans donated money to the CanTeen organization after I posted that article on my web site - Thank you All for your support!

Here is part of article:

Jennifer Capriati was reading the paper last week, an edition that included a publicity shot of herself splashing happily in a fountain the day before the start of the Australian Open, when another item caught her eye. It involved a sports-loving young cancer sufferer, bald from the treatment of her inoperable spinal tumor, playing on a swing.

Soon after, a phone call was made from one of the city’s five-star hotels to the headquarters of teenage cancer support group CanTeen, located opposite Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital. On the line was Denise Capriati, asking at her daughter Jennifer’s behest if a group of young people would fancy a day at the tennis and if so, which afternoon would suit them?

How often do you see convenient photos of image-troubled sports stars visiting hospital wards, or grasping the next picture opportunity with the ill or underprivileged? Far more often than a player or her family taking the initiative, making private arrangements and expecting nothing in return, according to staff on the WTA Tour.

Yesterday, four cancer-sufferers and CanTeen’s Victorian coordinator Ruth Anderson were collected in a courtesy car by Denise Capriati, issued with player guest passes and escorted to Melbourne Park. They wore Open hats and had a drink on the sponsors, taking up their seats in Rod Laver Arena for Nicolas Kiefer’s fourth-round win over Wayne Ferreira.

While Jennifer Capriati prepared for her afternoon doubles match with Australia’s Jelena Dokic, her guests were taken into the player lounge for a dreamed-of meeting with Anna Kournikova. "It was a big thrill,’’ said Darren Bartholomeusz, a 24-year-old amputee. "I was just upset that I didn’t have my camera out.’’

Later they cheered for Capriati and Dokic out on court three in their doubles match against Els Callens and Dominique Van Roost. They sat in on Serena Williams’ news conference in Melbourne Park’s media amphitheatre, and then spent some more time meeting and greeting Todd Woodbridge, Darren Cahill, more Anna.

"It’s not for any kind of publicity or anything like that,’’ said Capriati. "I just wanted to invite the kids to see if they would have a good time and enjoy it. I’m really happy that I can provide them with that and it just makes everything a little bit better. It kind of puts it all in perspective.’’

Capriati, of course, has had her own problems, but her very public pains were of the growing, rather than health-related variety. "That’s part of life, you have to go through the hard times to grow and get wiser,’’ Denise Capriati said. "She’s happy now, and she feel’s good about herself. The tennis was always going to come back if she was happy.’’

She is also hoping and expecting her daughter’s maiden initiative is the first of many. "I think Jennifer is really starting to look outside her own life now. Actually it’s been there but I don’t think she was ready; she was still getting her own life in order and now that she feels really good about herself, she’s ready to help give back.’’

The unseeded Capriati today plays Ai Sugiyama in her first grand slam quarter-final since 1993, the year before she temporarily dropped off the tour as she struggled to cope with the pressure of teenage fame. She travels often with her mother, and sometimes with her father, Stefano, or 20-year-old brother, Steven, a Florida university student.

As her appetite for tennis has returned, so has Capriati’s potent game. A ranking that fell off the computer in 1994-95 will soon be back into the top 20. And a life that is now back on the rails led to a treasured outing yesterday for Bartholomeusz and 20-year-olds Kate Sheales (who unfortunately failed to see out the day), Alison Kuter and Andrea Jansen.

"It was a great surprise for us,’’ said Anderson, who admitted she did not doubt the identity of the American woman who left the initial out-of-the-blue message, on the basis that "the accent was the giveaway!’’

CanTeen is the Australian Teenage Cancer Patients Society, a self-funded organisation providing support and educational and recreational programs for cancer patients aged 12-24.

Denise Capriati has two healthy children, Jennifer and Steven, aged 23 and 20. She is also involved with a centre for abused and neglected children in Chicago. And now her daughter is also seeing the bigger picture.

"I think Jen’s ready to do something she really believes in and participate and become involved,’’ she said. "We have a lot of time in between matches and you can’t go shopping every day! We just don’t realise how much help we can give.’’

Kudos Jennifer!

Eugene

JCAP
Apr 17th, 2003, 03:13 PM
I remember hearing her talk about that boy Darren it was sooo sweet of her i bet he was well proud ;) :angel: !! At last the real Jen is starting to shine through ;) :D :angel:

Harju.
Apr 17th, 2003, 03:23 PM
:eek: Jen :D :D

Glad to hear that.. She's sure a nice person :)

Kirt12255
Apr 17th, 2003, 04:36 PM
Jennifer is very nice person, I know that.

And about her friend - his name was Darren Bartholomeusz, a 24-year-old cancer patient.

Here are his pictures:

http://images2.fotki.com/v21/photos/2/22401/143913/ao02darren-vi.jpg

http://images2.fotki.com/v20/photos/2/22401/143913/ao02728-or.jpg

By the way number of Capriati fans donated money to the CanTeen organization after I posted that article on my web site - Thank you All for your support!

Here is part of article:

Jennifer Capriati was reading the paper last week, an edition that included a publicity shot of herself splashing happily in a fountain the day before the start of the Australian Open, when another item caught her eye. It involved a sports-loving young cancer sufferer, bald from the treatment of her inoperable spinal tumor, playing on a swing.

Soon after, a phone call was made from one of the city’s five-star hotels to the headquarters of teenage cancer support group CanTeen, located opposite Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital. On the line was Denise Capriati, asking at her daughter Jennifer’s behest if a group of young people would fancy a day at the tennis and if so, which afternoon would suit them?

How often do you see convenient photos of image-troubled sports stars visiting hospital wards, or grasping the next picture opportunity with the ill or underprivileged? Far more often than a player or her family taking the initiative, making private arrangements and expecting nothing in return, according to staff on the WTA Tour.

Yesterday, four cancer-sufferers and CanTeen’s Victorian coordinator Ruth Anderson were collected in a courtesy car by Denise Capriati, issued with player guest passes and escorted to Melbourne Park. They wore Open hats and had a drink on the sponsors, taking up their seats in Rod Laver Arena for Nicolas Kiefer’s fourth-round win over Wayne Ferreira.

While Jennifer Capriati prepared for her afternoon doubles match with Australia’s Jelena Dokic, her guests were taken into the player lounge for a dreamed-of meeting with Anna Kournikova. "It was a big thrill,’’ said Darren Bartholomeusz, a 24-year-old amputee. "I was just upset that I didn’t have my camera out.’’

Later they cheered for Capriati and Dokic out on court three in their doubles match against Els Callens and Dominique Van Roost. They sat in on Serena Williams’ news conference in Melbourne Park’s media amphitheatre, and then spent some more time meeting and greeting Todd Woodbridge, Darren Cahill, more Anna.

"It’s not for any kind of publicity or anything like that,’’ said Capriati. "I just wanted to invite the kids to see if they would have a good time and enjoy it. I’m really happy that I can provide them with that and it just makes everything a little bit better. It kind of puts it all in perspective.’’

Capriati, of course, has had her own problems, but her very public pains were of the growing, rather than health-related variety. "That’s part of life, you have to go through the hard times to grow and get wiser,’’ Denise Capriati said. "She’s happy now, and she feel’s good about herself. The tennis was always going to come back if she was happy.’’

She is also hoping and expecting her daughter’s maiden initiative is the first of many. "I think Jennifer is really starting to look outside her own life now. Actually it’s been there but I don’t think she was ready; she was still getting her own life in order and now that she feels really good about herself, she’s ready to help give back.’’

The unseeded Capriati today plays Ai Sugiyama in her first grand slam quarter-final since 1993, the year before she temporarily dropped off the tour as she struggled to cope with the pressure of teenage fame. She travels often with her mother, and sometimes with her father, Stefano, or 20-year-old brother, Steven, a Florida university student.

As her appetite for tennis has returned, so has Capriati’s potent game. A ranking that fell off the computer in 1994-95 will soon be back into the top 20. And a life that is now back on the rails led to a treasured outing yesterday for Bartholomeusz and 20-year-olds Kate Sheales (who unfortunately failed to see out the day), Alison Kuter and Andrea Jansen.

"It was a great surprise for us,’’ said Anderson, who admitted she did not doubt the identity of the American woman who left the initial out-of-the-blue message, on the basis that "the accent was the giveaway!’’

CanTeen is the Australian Teenage Cancer Patients Society, a self-funded organisation providing support and educational and recreational programs for cancer patients aged 12-24.

Denise Capriati has two healthy children, Jennifer and Steven, aged 23 and 20. She is also involved with a centre for abused and neglected children in Chicago. And now her daughter is also seeing the bigger picture.

"I think Jen’s ready to do something she really believes in and participate and become involved,’’ she said. "We have a lot of time in between matches and you can’t go shopping every day! We just don’t realise how much help we can give.’’

Kudos Jennifer!

Eugene

There have been a few of us Trying to get Canteen into Rock Eisteddfod Challenge....my friend is in Event Management.

Awesome post ty....I know anyone who reads that will think how lucky we really are....I know I do.

GoDominique
Apr 17th, 2003, 05:01 PM
SerenaJWilliams: Can you please reduce your signature ? It's too big.

¤CharlDa¤
Apr 18th, 2003, 02:20 AM
Well that is a surprise...She wasn't at the Quebec City Challenge bell 1999 and 2000 though...

Keith
Apr 18th, 2003, 04:07 AM
Jen won the Bell Challenge is 1999...Im pretty sure!

Of course Jen is nice!

Rtael
Apr 18th, 2003, 04:18 AM
won Quebec City (d. Rubin in final)
1999
from wta tour site

Keith
Apr 18th, 2003, 04:20 AM
and in 2000, I think she lost to Rubin in the final

TM
Apr 18th, 2003, 04:50 AM
LoL! MR u r too funny.

mn73
Apr 18th, 2003, 12:56 PM
Losing your cool in a tennis match and shouting obscenities does not mean you are the same off court.

I hate the way in that article they say one of the kids didn't see out the day, makes it sound like they died or something - very insensitive writing.

Great to see Jen shown in a good light for once, she does some nice things off court that we don't get to hear about much, as do a lot of players.

c2
Apr 18th, 2003, 01:08 PM
Jenn's like me -- she's emotional & fiery :kiss: so that can come out on court,under pressure. But it ALSO means someone can feel for others and demonstrate caring, as she demonstrated with these sick folks. Now add her beautiful dark hair & eyes, great bod, tennis prowess, and you know the rest.. sigh :hearts: :drool: :lick:

SerialKiller#69
Apr 18th, 2003, 01:12 PM
shouldn't be a surprise. i never thought of Jen as being rude and mean to others offcourt.

F-R-E-A-K
Apr 19th, 2003, 11:05 AM
Wow! Jenny? Where is Monica then lately? or whats with Monica? Monica is the truest and nicest playa on the WTATOUR!

debs06
Apr 19th, 2003, 11:35 AM
im so proud 2 b a cappy fan

Randy H
Apr 19th, 2003, 11:40 AM
Jenn is very sweet in person :)

I am not surprised that someone would rank her amongst the nicest around, though I am a bit surprised she was chosen #1 - There is some stiff competition out there :)

SJW
Apr 19th, 2003, 12:46 PM
SerenaJWilliams: Can you please reduce your signature ? It's too big.

ok :)

Dava
Apr 19th, 2003, 12:49 PM
Just cos she swares a lot and has a bad attitude on court does not mean shes the same off court!!

F-R-E-A-K
Apr 20th, 2003, 07:50 AM
Jen has a bad attitude 85% of the time

Shane54
Apr 20th, 2003, 10:14 AM
Doesn't surprise me! I am the same exact way. I too, get fired up in competition and say some offbeat things. But in everyday life I am a "teddy bear".... :angel: