View Full Version : Capriati praises Baltacha

Jun 25th, 2004, 11:46 PM
From the Wimbledon site:

Q. That was quite a match. Did she extend you more than you thought?

JENNIFER CAPRIATI: Yeah, actually. I didn't expect her to play so well. She hit a lot of balls back, and she hit a big serve. I just kept looking at the radar. I was blinking my eyes, "Are those really coming like 116, 118 there?"

Q. Had you known much about her? Had you scouted her out beforehand?

JENNIFER CAPRIATI: No, no. Just the people that are here with me said they watched a little bit of her match, the previous match. And I saw a couple highlights on TV. But that's about it.

Q. You knew nothing about her problems with her health, how she's battled back and all that?


Q. She is quite magnificent because she had this liver disease, it's incurable. She still came back and played to that level.

JENNIFER CAPRIATI: It's amazing. Happy for her that she's able to come back.

I heard something about it, but I didn't know exactly what the disease was.

Q. A good prospect. Do you think she can build on that?

JENNIFER CAPRIATI: Yes. I mean, I think, you know, she's got potential. I think she has some talent there, especially on the serve. You know, I think maybe on other surfaces, maybe on hard court also, you know, would be to her advantage. She moves well. You know, I don't even know how old she is. I think she has potential, yeah.

Nice of Jennifer to say such nice things, it was a really competitive match out there. Something for Elena to build on :)

Jun 25th, 2004, 11:51 PM
Jen :worship: :hearts: :worship:

Good luck next year, Elena Baltacha! ;)

Mrs. Peel
Jun 25th, 2004, 11:52 PM
Baltacha did play a very good match...she kept it competitive and when you thought she was completely down she fought back hard...WELL DONE!!!

Jun 25th, 2004, 11:54 PM
Classy reply by Jen, and great 2C Bally recovered To This extent. :yeah: