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ChampLindsay
Apr 24th, 2007, 02:15 PM
Marlene beat her with 2:6 7:6 6:4:worship: :worship:
I think that was Marlenes best match with an amazing fighting spirit and she have so a nice MW on her raquet, very cute:) :)

she was down 6:2 4:2 and came back!!

BTW that was Jenny last Australian Open!!:sad:

http://dosyalar.hurriyet.com.tr/avustralya_acik_2003/bayan/15_Jennifer%20Capriati.jpg
http://dedicated.cf.ac.uk/featurespix3/capriati1.jpg
http://www.jencapriati.de/gallery/2003/australian%20open/aussies03-62.JPG
http://www.tribuneindia.com/2003/20030114/sp1.jpg
http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/38687000/jpg/_38687087_weingartner_300afp.jpg
http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/38687000/jpg/_38687233_marlenenew150.jpg

liuxuan
Apr 24th, 2007, 02:23 PM
poor Jenny, she was having a tough time of it at that point. she had problems with her eyes too. it was that tournament where she kinda lost her aura of being up there in the top three with the williams sisters and justine and kim replaced her in the top 4.

V-MAC
Apr 24th, 2007, 02:24 PM
I think Jenny said there was something wrong with her eyes during the match, like she was seeing dots or something :scratch:

-sugi-
Apr 24th, 2007, 02:32 PM
I used to really like Marlene. A shame she retired :sad:

MyskinaManiac
Apr 24th, 2007, 04:31 PM
Marlene was a great player... fantastic fighter... shame she got mixed up with the wrong coaches.

Craigy
Apr 24th, 2007, 04:34 PM
I think Jenny said there was something wrong with her eyes during the match, like she was seeing dots or something :scratch:

Yeah, I remember that. She would always have to squint because there were times she just couldn't see the ball at the other side of the net.

lolas
Apr 24th, 2007, 06:08 PM
Marlene and me were born in the same city , she does wonderful art as well.2007 most impressive screensavers

myscreensavers.info

manu32
Apr 24th, 2007, 06:17 PM
injured capriati.....just after eye's surgery.....

Direwolf
Apr 24th, 2007, 06:24 PM
I think both players fought their match through...

but yer up 6:2 4:2..
and suddenly yer eyes get dotty??
I think she should have an injiry timeout and used something for her eyes...

korben
Apr 24th, 2007, 06:27 PM
Its been 4 years since that... geez. I remember that like yesterday :):(

Good match from one eyed Jen

Tenisci
Apr 24th, 2007, 06:50 PM
I watched that match, it was good.

Btw, was Marlene retired ?

RJWCapriati
Apr 24th, 2007, 07:47 PM
What an odd time to bring up this match...........anyways, here's an article from the upset.

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Defending champion Jennifer Capriati crashed out of Australian Open 2003 this evening, falling in three sets to Marlene Weingartner of Germany.

The American looked to be cruising at a set and a break up but the match swung suddenly in Weingartner's favour and from then on in, despite some impressive shot-making, it was an uphill battle for the world's No.3 player.

"Physically I felt I started to get a bit tired (in the second set) and she just got on a roll there," said a visibly disappointed Capriati after the match. "I felt the momentum swing and physically and mentally I wasn't quite there I guess."

The American, who underwent surgery for an eye condition a week after the 2002 season-ending WTA Championships in Los Angeles said she was disappointed and that recovery from operations to both her eyes had restricted her preparation for her title defense.

"In a lot of ways I'm disappointed of course but I've got to look on the positive side. I came here as defending champion and maybe I didn't feel quite myself but I put myself on the line anyway and I have to give myself credit for that...even if I went out the loser."

However the two-time Australian Open champion was quick to give her opponent credit for her career-best performance. "She just hit really great shots out there," she said.

Jennifer Capriati - Marlene Weingartner: 6-2 6-7(6) 4-6

John.
Apr 24th, 2007, 08:27 PM
She also said she would have withdrawn had she not been the defending champion. Was so shocked when this happened.

tennismaster8820
Apr 24th, 2007, 11:07 PM
I remember that match very well, Marlene played great, the best I've ever seen her play!
I miss Jennifer!

Andrew..
Apr 24th, 2007, 11:18 PM
poor Jenny, she was having a tough time of it at that point. she had problems with her eyes too. it was that tournament where she kinda lost her aura of being up there in the top three with the williams sisters and justine and kim replaced her in the top 4.
It was the other way around. At that point you had two levels at the very top - Serena and Venus, and Jennifer and Kim. Justine joined Kim at that level early that year, while Jennifer dropped out.