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tennisfan22
Sep 8th, 2004, 02:10 AM
Go and play your best tennis in the SF :kiss:

Sharapova's_Boy
Sep 8th, 2004, 02:11 AM
Good luck Jennifer. :)

Mase
Sep 8th, 2004, 02:12 AM
Keep that intensity up Jennifer!!!!!

tennisfan22
Sep 8th, 2004, 02:17 AM
:bounce:

Zhao
Sep 8th, 2004, 02:18 AM
pls dun let wat happened in Roland Garros HAPPEN AGAINhere :)

tennisfan22
Sep 8th, 2004, 02:28 AM
:kiss:

Robbie.
Sep 8th, 2004, 02:30 AM
Hopefully Jen has learnt from RG.

:bounce:

HectorMagnus
Sep 8th, 2004, 02:31 AM
Good luck Jen, you can do it!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

tennisfan22
Sep 8th, 2004, 07:06 AM
http://www.wtatour.com/global/photogallery/flushingmeadows2/f_02.jpg

Love that smile

Go Jennifer :hearts:

Tratree
Sep 8th, 2004, 07:08 AM
Good luck in the semis! Go Jenn :)

tennisfan22
Sep 8th, 2004, 07:12 AM
Jennifer Capriati reacts as she watches a lob shot drop in behind Serena Williams
http://www.gotennis.com/Photos/2004-09-08T030140Z_01_USO58D_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS.jpg

Jennifer Capriati reacts as she watches a lob shot drop behind Serena Williams during their quarterfinal match at the 2004 U.S. Open in New York, September 7, 2004. Capriati defeated Williams 2-6 6-4 6-4. REUTERS/John Gress

tennisfan22
Sep 8th, 2004, 07:15 AM
http://www.gotennis.com/Photos/2004-09-08T021720Z_01_USO49D_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS.jpg



Jennifer Capriati of the United States celebrates her win over compatriot Serena Williams during their quarterfinal match at the 2004 U.S. Open in New York, September 7, 2004. Capriati defeated Williams 2-6 6-4 6-4. REUTERS/John Gress

tennisfan22
Sep 8th, 2004, 07:16 AM
Jennifer Capriati celebrates victory over Serena Williams during US Open quarterfinal
http://www.gotennis.com/Photos/2004-09-08T021600Z_01_USO52D_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS.jpg



Jennifer Capriati of the United States celebrates her win over compatriot Serena Williams during their quarterfinal match at the 2004 U.S. Open in New York, September 7, 2004. Capriati defeated Williams 2-6 6-4 6-4. REUTERS/John Sommers II

tennisfan22
Sep 8th, 2004, 07:20 AM
http://www.gotennis.com/Photos/2004-09-08T015709Z_01_USO48D_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS.jpg



Jennifer Capriati of the United States celebrates during the third set of her win over compatriot Serena Williams in their quarterfinal match at the 2004 U.S. Open in New York, September 7, 2004. Capriati defeated Williams 2-6 6-4 6-4. REUTERS/Mike Segar

tennisfan22
Sep 8th, 2004, 07:21 AM
http://www.gotennis.com/Photos/2004-09-08T021341Z_01_USO50D_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS.jpg



Jennifer Capriati of the United States celebrates her win over compatriot Serena Williams during their quarterfinal match at the 2004 U.S. Open in New York, September 7, 2004. Capriati defeated Williams 2-6 6-4 6-4. REUTERS/John Gress

tennisfan22
Sep 8th, 2004, 07:21 AM
http://www.gotennis.com/Photos/2004-09-08T021633Z_01_USO51D_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS.jpg



Jennifer Capriati of the United States celebrates her win over compatriot Serena Williams during their quarterfinal match at the 2004 U.S. Open in New York, September 7, 2004. Capriati defeated Williams 2-6 6-4 6-4. REUTERS/John Sommers II

tennisfan22
Sep 8th, 2004, 07:22 AM
Jennifer Capriati celebrates a point against Serena Williams during their US Open quarterfinal
http://www.gotennis.com/Photos/2004-09-08T015136Z_01_USO47D_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS.jpg



Jennifer Capriati of the United States celebrates a point against compatriot Serena Williams during their quarterfinal match at the 2004 U.S. Open in New York, September 7, 2004. REUTERS/John Sommers II

tennisfan22
Sep 8th, 2004, 07:23 AM
Jennifer Capriati hits a return to Serena Williams during their US Open quarterfinal
http://www.gotennis.com/Photos/2004-09-08T005348Z_01_USO42D_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS.jpg



Jennifer Capriati of the United States hits a return to compatriot Serena Williams during their quarterfinal match at the 2004 U.S. Open in New York, September 7, 2004. REUTERS/John Gress

tennisfan22
Sep 8th, 2004, 07:24 AM
Jennifer Capriati hits a return to Serena Williams during US Open quarterfinal match
http://www.gotennis.com/Photos/2004-09-08T010432Z_01_USO43D_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS.jpg



Jennifer Capriati of the United States hits a return to compatriot Serena Williams during their quarterfinal match at the 2004 U.S. Open in New York, September 7, 2004. REUTERS/John Gress

gRaFiC
Sep 8th, 2004, 07:39 AM
thanks for those pictures. she looks so so so happy. Good luck for the semis!

RedFilaJ-Cap#1
Sep 8th, 2004, 12:00 PM
Those are awesome picks she was pumped and so happy. She played great and I think she has learned from RGs and will be ready for Elena!!!

roots
Sep 8th, 2004, 12:29 PM
I too hoped she learned from RG. There was su much hype for that QF against Serena in Paris, she didn't focus for the remainder of the tournament and was knocked out the following round. She's got to keep focus and concentrate at the task at hand: Win the whole damn thing!

ans
Sep 8th, 2004, 12:38 PM
It's great to see her back in the semis of a big tournament:)

PhoenixStorm
Sep 8th, 2004, 12:55 PM
GO Dementieva may the tennis officials smile down on you with many calls that go your way.

tennisfan22
Sep 8th, 2004, 04:03 PM
:bounce:

PhoenixStorm
Sep 8th, 2004, 04:05 PM
RUSSIAN POWER! Crush her Dementieva!

yukon145
Sep 8th, 2004, 04:22 PM
c'mon Jenn you can do it!

Keith
Sep 8th, 2004, 04:25 PM
thanks for the pics!

New_balls_please
Sep 8th, 2004, 04:28 PM
Go Jenn :bounce: :D

tennisfan22
Sep 8th, 2004, 04:37 PM
Jennifer Capriati Interview Day 9 (http://www.usopen.org/en_US/news/interviews/2004-09-07/200409071094659039884.html#)
Tuesday, September 7, 2004 Video Interview56 Kb (http://mfile.akamai.com/8589/rm/ibmusopen.download.akamai.com/8589/2004/int/int090709_lo.ram) | 250Kb (http://mfile.akamai.com/8589/rm/ibmusopen.download.akamai.com/8589/2004/int/int090709_hi.ram)RealOne Player
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Download RealPlayer (http://census.usopen.org/rc/click/www.real.com/realplayer.html?pp=home&type=dlrhap_bb_2&src=072104realhome_1_3_2_1_1_1) Transcribed InterviewJ. CAPRIATI/S. Williams

2-6, 6-4, 6-4

An interview with:

JENNIFER CAPRIATI

THE MODERATOR: Questions.

Q. You've had a little bit of time to think about it. What are your emotions? Must have been one of the bravest wins of your career?

JENNIFER CAPRIATI: Yeah, I mean, I feel great - of course. I'm thrilled about it. I just fought hard and, you know, I prevailed because of that, because I was just fighting. I think I played smartly at times and mixed up my shots, and I just believed in myself, you know. So it went my way.

Q. Serena said that the chair umpire went temporarily insane and that she was robbed. Could you comment on that, please.

JENNIFER CAPRIATI: I mean, that's what happens in tennis matches. I mean, I can't recall how many times that, you know, things have gone that way either against me or, you know... That's the way it goes. It was just, you know, one point of the match. But I think that I had some bad calls also at some point. So, really, it's just for one point, I don't think changed the match like so early on especially in the match.

Q. When you stood up to serve in that final game, three matchpoints, what was there any moment where you thought back to the dramatic match last year on that same court?

JENNIFER CAPRIATI: Yeah, there was actually a couple times there where that went through my mind. I was like, "I'm not gonna let this happen again." I think it was a good thing to think about it. I was like, "No, this is not going to happen again. I'm just going to, you know, go for it this time the best I can," you know.

Q. What did you see on the overrule in the first game of the third set?

JENNIFER CAPRIATI: I didn't really see anything. I mean, I was just like, you know, it was close. It was close, I thought. To me, it looked like it was close, so...

Q. Do you understand Serena feeling the way she does? She was in here saying, "I got robbed. I got cheated."

JENNIFER CAPRIATI: I think if you look back on the tape, I'm sure I was robbed a couple times on some baseline shots. You know, I came back and, I mean, I lost my service game on the next game, so it was completely even after that. So, I mean, yeah, I can understand. I mean, when you feel like you've been wronged and, you know, the umpire and you're just at war with the umpire basically.

Q. Did you hear the overrule?

JENNIFER CAPRIATI: Uhm, yeah. Well, yeah, yeah.

Q. On TV, watching the TV replays, it looked like -- well, I couldn't hear it myself -- but the only time it came clear was when the point --

JENNIFER CAPRIATI: I guess the umpire, I looked at her, and she said that was her call.

Q. Do you think more and more players will call for a Shot Spot on the umpire's screen? You mentioned that you thought it was a good idea early in the tournament. Do you think other players will start to think that?

JENNIFER CAPRIATI: I'm sure they already do. I mean, I don't know what has to be done to actually make that possible.

Q. She thought that your strategy was to get every single ball back, and she said that she thought she played like an "idiot" to play into that. Is that your strategy?

JENNIFER CAPRIATI: Of course I'm going to try to get every ball back. Of course (laughter). I mean, Wimbledon, it's grass. It's a completely different game. I was just trying to move it around as best I could. And change-up the pace. Yeah, I mean, the way Serena plays, you're put on defense quite a bit. I think that, you know, even playing like defense - which usually that is not my game, my style is to play on offense - that I even was able to win at this point. So, really, maybe I was the one playing like an idiot. But, you know, I still won, so...

Q. Where would you rank this in terms of how proud you are of how you played? Is this up there with your Slams?

JENNIFER CAPRIATI: Well, every Slam that I've won, I mean, I've had to fight my heart out. You know, this is also another match, you know, where I've had to do that. And that's -- like I can recall in the other ones that I really just believed in myself and believed in the hard work that I put in and, you know, really just fought for every ball and really did try to get every single ball back.

Q. After that heart-wrenching loss last year, night match, packed house, is it particularly sweet in somewhat similar circumstances to come back and hear people cheer for you?

JENNIFER CAPRIATI: Yeah, I mean, it just goes to show you how amazing it is that I can have this chance to come back a year later and really be in the same position again. I mean, I haven't won the tournament. There's still two more matches to go. So, really, I'm not going to dwell on it too much and just kind of put it away.

Q. Are Ashe night matches your favorite atmosphere in this sport?

JENNIFER CAPRIATI: Yeah, I have to say it's really -- you can't describe it. You know, the position, it can be a hard position because, you know, you feel so much tension and so many emotions going on out there, you know, but I love it at the same time. I mean, I wouldn't trade it for anything. There's no place I'd rather be no matter how hard it can actually be. You feel like you want to cry out there because you want to win so bad.

Q. Can you possibly try and describe just the intensity of the arena and the intensity of the crowd, possibly try to put words to that.

JENNIFER CAPRIATI: I just -- I mean, it's just like you're just like in this huge arena and just so many people just are just basically -- sometimes you feel like they're on top of you, watching you, which basically they are. But you're just two warriors out there, fighting.

Q. Coming into this tournament, did you have any doubts that you'd be able to find the level you showed in the last three sets?

JENNIFER CAPRIATI: No. And as soon as -- I mean, if I did feel some of those doubts creeping in, I'd just try to just put them away as fast as possible and know that, you know, whatever happens, happens. But I believe that I can win this tournament.

Q. You're pumped up now. You beat Serena Williams. What is your game plan for the next match?

JENNIFER CAPRIATI: Right, well, enjoy it now, for the moment. But, you know, I have two days off, so I think it's just really just go through the exact same routine that I've been doing - you know, the same practice times, the same workouts. Really, you know, not answer a lot of questions about this and, you know, about the press and all this stuff and just think about my next opponent. Really not -- I mean, just think about my game, too. Just don't change anything.

Q. Have you had a chance to see Dementieva play this tournament?

JENNIFER CAPRIATI: You know what, I've watched a little bit of her play Mauresmo and that's it.

Q. She's obviously advanced pretty far again with a serve that is perplexing to a lot of people who watch it, including a lot of us. It seems like you should be able to sit back on that second serve and just hit a winner, yet no one seems to be able to do it.

JENNIFER CAPRIATI: Well, it's tough because it comes in with a lot of slice and I think you're, you know, watching her do the motion. By the time the ball comes, it's too late. You're like watching how kind of awkward it looks, I mean not even watching the ball anymore. And, I mean, it's just -- it is tough, but it goes to show you, I mean, you can have that serve and you can have a 118-mile-an-hour serve, too. But, I mean, as soon as the point starts, though, she's a machine off the baseline, so...

Q. Any possible way to prepare for that? Will you watch tape? Is there any way anyone can try to assimilate that, a hitting partner, anything?

JENNIFER CAPRIATI: You know what, I think I've been playing long enough to know how to return serves like that, whether they're easy or hard, and I just basically can adjust. The first intention is to go for it and attack the serve. You know, if you're missing, it's tricky to either -- to try not to overhit it. But I think, you know, basically, I've been playing long enough to know how to adjust.

Q. You think you've become a better fighter as you've gone along, as you've come through your career, with perhaps some of the experience you've had like perhaps Henin-Hardenne last year?

JENNIFER CAPRIATI: I mean, it seems like I've been fighting against something since the start of playing tennis, so that is -- I've gotten pretty good at it, yeah.

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PSUjcapfan
Sep 8th, 2004, 04:37 PM
Go Jenny :-)

tennisfan22
Sep 8th, 2004, 04:48 PM
Jennifer said "I haven't won the tournament. There's still two more matches to go." :bounce: Keep up the intensity Jennifer ! :bounce:

Zhao
Sep 8th, 2004, 04:57 PM
Q. What did you see on the overrule in the first game of the third set?

JENNIFER CAPRIATI: I didn't really see anything. I mean, I was just like, you know, it was close. It was close, I thought. To me, it looked like it was close, so...






Jenn says this herself... n i believe her...
its highly possible that Jenn cannot really judge from the location she was...

*abby*
Sep 8th, 2004, 05:12 PM
way to go jenny we r so proud of u :D