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Burberry
Mar 27th, 2003, 10:16 PM
Hours to go..... But can't wait any longer!!!!

This is going to be an exciting SF match between the two hard-hitting Amercian women Jennifer and Chanda!!! At the moment, I can't see who is going to win, its an even match!!!!

Who is going to meet Serena in the final???

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

patricio
Mar 27th, 2003, 10:40 PM
Jennifer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

iLUVTBJ
Mar 27th, 2003, 11:20 PM
I hope Jenny will win too!!!!! Go out Rock & Roll, Jenny from the court!!

:bounce:

Dava
Mar 27th, 2003, 11:31 PM
I dont know who I want to win cos I like them both, so good luck I hope its a good match/ :cool:

setpoint
Mar 27th, 2003, 11:37 PM
Good Luck Chanda Rubin. Keep it up, this has been a great week.

Heidi Capriati
Mar 27th, 2003, 11:50 PM
Jenny! Jenny! :p

banana
Mar 27th, 2003, 11:54 PM
Jenny! Jenny! :p
r we gonna have 2 wait til frifday 4 this semifinal? y?

Heidi Capriati
Mar 27th, 2003, 11:59 PM
Maybe

This is the forecast :eek:

Variable clouds with a chance of thunderstorms. A few may be severe, especially this evening. Storms could contain tornadoes. Low 71F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Rainfall around a half an inch.

banana
Mar 28th, 2003, 12:10 AM
Maybe

This is the forecast :eek:

Variable clouds with a chance of thunderstorms. A few may be severe, especially this evening. Storms could contain tornadoes. Low 71F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Rainfall around a half an inch.


How do they expect to play in conditions like that "winds of 10-15Mph

ktwtennis
Mar 28th, 2003, 12:11 AM
Yeah, don't get your hopes up...We may not even get to see a match...

WhatTheDeuce
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:21 AM
hopes are all officially crushed....no matches tonight...match can be seen live at 12:30 tomorrow following the end of the costa-federer match on espn or espn 2 (not really sure which one ;) )

Heidi Capriati
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:23 PM
Match starting soon! :D Costa and Federer have finished. Costa won if you are interested ;)

White Stripes
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:28 PM
go jen-jen!!!


siobhan :wavey:

Heidi Capriati
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:30 PM
Hi Katharina!! :wavey:

shouldn't be too long now ;) Come on Jen!

caramel
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:33 PM
Not too long to go anymore!!! Whoa, I´m so excited! Come on Chanda! :bounce:

Shuji Shuriken
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:33 PM
come on Chanda (I'm mad at Jen for requesting Bombs Over Baghdad ;))

Shuji Shuriken
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:34 PM
woohoo...go Chanda

Shuji Shuriken
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:35 PM
rain bombs on Jen ;)

Shuji Shuriken
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:38 PM
come on Chanda

caramel
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:38 PM
rain bombs on Jen ;)

What? I hope it´s not raining again. :fiery:

Heidi Capriati
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:39 PM
15-0 Jen

Heidi Capriati
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:39 PM
30-40

King Aaron
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:39 PM
Chanda broke!

Heidi Capriati
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:40 PM
Chanda broke, 1-0. Chanda to serve

Come on Jen! break back

caramel
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:40 PM
Chanda already leads 1-0

Heidi Capriati
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:40 PM
chanda serving, 0-15

Heidi Capriati
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:41 PM
0-30 come on Jen!!!!

Shuji Shuriken
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:41 PM
go Chanda

White Stripes
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:41 PM
Come on, Jen!!!! 1-1!

JCAP
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:41 PM
Break back

High all of The Jens Den :kiss:

Heidi Capriati
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:42 PM
0-40 3 bp's!!!

caramel
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:42 PM
Please , please , please break back , Chanda!!!! :D

Shuji Shuriken
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:42 PM
damn chanda

Heidi Capriati
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:42 PM
Hi Lisa!! :wavey:

White Stripes
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:43 PM
30-0 jen! yes go girl

Heidi Capriati
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:43 PM
30-0!

Shuji Shuriken
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:43 PM
break her Chanda

White Stripes
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:43 PM
Lisa :wavey:

Heidi Capriati
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:44 PM
30-15

JCAP
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:44 PM
come on Jen :bounce:

Heidi Capriati
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:45 PM
go Jen! :bounce:

Heidi Capriati
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:45 PM
still 30-15 i think

Shuji Shuriken
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:46 PM
come on Chandler ;)

JCAP
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:46 PM
Kath :wavey: Why is it still 30/15 must be a long rally are somthin :rolleyes:

Heidi Capriati
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:46 PM
83% first serve for Jen! Yay ;) 50% for Chanda

White Stripes
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:46 PM
livescore :fiery:

caramel
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:47 PM
Yeah come on , Chandler!!! Where´s Monica...?LOL :bounce:

Andy_
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:47 PM
Well, They' ve just started. They're at 1-1, first set.

Heidi Capriati
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:47 PM
maybe the stupid scoreboard is stuck :fiery: :mad:

selesfan
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:48 PM
:mad: scorboard is stuck. Is anyone watching on ESPN?

White Stripes
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:48 PM
2-1 jenny!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Heidi Capriati
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:48 PM
any Americans with ESPN here? ;)

Shuji Shuriken
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:48 PM
come on Chanda

JCAP
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:48 PM
whats goin on??

caramel
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:48 PM
1-2 now... :( Fight Chanda!

mn73
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:48 PM
Chanda had breakpoints but Jen held for 2-1 :)

Heidi Capriati
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:48 PM
yay!!!!! thanks Katharina ;)

caramel
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:50 PM
I have ESPN but I´m currently at my friend´s place so I can´t see the match live. :( Gotta stick to the scoreboard. I´m taping it anyway.

White Stripes
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:50 PM
15-30! break her, jen!!

JCAP
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:50 PM
WWWWOOOOOWWWW go jen 30/15 Jen :bounce: :bounce:

Heidi Capriati
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:50 PM
Hi Mark :wavey:

Shuji Shuriken
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:51 PM
come on

Heidi Capriati
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:51 PM
40-30 Chanda

Heidi Capriati
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:52 PM
AD Jen!!!!

White Stripes
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:52 PM
Hi Mark :wavey: :wavey: :wavey:

Shuji Shuriken
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:52 PM
fight Chanda

JCAP
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:53 PM
come on Cappy break her :eek:

White Stripes
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:54 PM
3-1 jennifer! yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Keith
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:54 PM
Good, Jen broke for 3-1!

caramel
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:54 PM
1-3 Oh no... please keep on fighting Chanda!!!!

Heidi Capriati
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:54 PM
YES!!! 3-1 JEN!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

mn73
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:54 PM
Hi Siobhan :)

Jen broke for 3-1, but these are all tough deuce games!?! Could be a long one this!!!

selesfan
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:55 PM
C'mon Chanda! :bounce:

Keith
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:55 PM
Looks like Jen is ripping apart Chandas second serve..Chanda is 0% on her second serve so far

Shuji Shuriken
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:55 PM
fight fight fight Chanda

Heidi Capriati
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:55 PM
30-0 Jen :bounce:

Keith
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:55 PM
40-0 Jen

JCAP
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:56 PM
Yes Jen keep it goin girl :kiss:

Heidi Capriati
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:56 PM
40-0 :p

selesfan
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:56 PM
Looks like Jen is really on today!

mn73
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:56 PM
I say we are in for a long match and Jen holds serve to love for 4-1 :)

White Stripes
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:56 PM
4-1 jen!!! a game to love!!

Heidi Capriati
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:56 PM
4-1!!!!! :bounce:

Keith
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:56 PM
Great start for Jen, 4-1! yAy!!!!!!

Shuji Shuriken
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:56 PM
pick the serve up Chanda

caramel
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:57 PM
:sad: Please don´t give up, Chanda! :devil:

Heidi Capriati
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:57 PM
Go Jenny ;) Go Jenny ;)

JCAP
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:57 PM
Shit that girl is on form :eek: :eek:

Shuji Shuriken
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:57 PM
:fiery:

Heidi Capriati
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:58 PM
0-15 Chanda serving

treufreund
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:58 PM
JENNY looks great. Chanda is getting overpowered and rushing some of her shots. Jen is now incorporating some angles and good defense too. :D

Keith
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:59 PM
Keep it up, Jen!!!!!!!!!

Heidi Capriati
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:59 PM
15-15

White Stripes
Mar 28th, 2003, 05:59 PM
Siobhan :wavey:

Lisa :wavey:

Mark :wavey:

Keith :wavey:

Dörte :wavey:

Heidi Capriati
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:00 PM
40-30

JCAP
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:00 PM
40/30 Chanda :eek:

White Stripes
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:00 PM
JENNY looks great. Chanda is getting overpowered and rushing some of her shots. Jen is now incorporating some angles and good defense too. :D



are you watching?

bluna82
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:01 PM
hi everybody :wavey:
hi kath :kiss:

come one jen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Heidi Capriati
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:01 PM
ad Jen! break and then serve for the set Jen! :p

Shuji Shuriken
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:01 PM
fight

Dava
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:01 PM
Wow this is easier then I thought it would be for Jen.

Heidi Capriati
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:02 PM
Hi to all my fellow Jen fans! :wavey:

caramel
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:02 PM
No , no advantage Capriati... :sad:

Heidi Capriati
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:02 PM
AD Chanda

Shuji Shuriken
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:03 PM
hold Chanda

caramel
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:03 PM
Phew... deuce again. ;)

White Stripes
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:04 PM
2-4...............

JCAP
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:04 PM
Hey all Jen Fans :wavey:
Hey Heidi :kiss:
Chanda holds serve 4/2 :fiery:
Come on Cap :bounce:

Heidi Capriati
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:04 PM
4-2 come on Jen! :)

caramel
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:05 PM
2-4

Keith
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:05 PM
Chanda needs to pick up her serve today, Looks like Jen is serving well and picking on Chanda's serve...it's still early in the match, but Chanda has only won 2 points on her second serve so far

White Stripes
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:06 PM
hi everybody :wavey:
hi kath :kiss:

come one jen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


hi dörte :D :worship:

Heidi Capriati
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:06 PM
Hi Lisa!! ;)

Shuji Shuriken
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:06 PM
break back Chanda

Heidi Capriati
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:07 PM
30-30

bluna82
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:07 PM
2-5 ...great... :bounce:

Heidi Capriati
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:07 PM
5-2!!!! yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!! go jen!

White Stripes
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:07 PM
5-2 jen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

JCAP
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:08 PM
Some Capriati Stats
1st serve 70% :eek:
DF 1 :worship:
Winners 7 ;)
UE 7 :fiery:
Total points won 27 :kiss:
Fastest serve 102MPH :eek:
Average serve 93MPH :D

treufreund
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:08 PM
Jen has more ability to absorb power and defend well than Chanda. Once Chanda is not in control off of her weak serve then she is overpowered and almost never is able to defend well enough to turn the point around.

caramel
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:09 PM
Noooooooo... please fight , Chanda! :kiss:

Shuji Shuriken
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:09 PM
fuck

Heidi Capriati
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:10 PM
Some Capriati Stats
1st serve 70% :eek:
DF 1 :worship:
Winners 7 ;)
UE 7 :fiery:
Total points won 27 :kiss:
Fastest serve 102MPH :eek:
Average serve 93MPH :D

70% yay!! :bounce: but 7 UE and 7 winners is ok so far ;) it's not like there are loads of UE and no winners ;)

go Jen! :bounce: :hearts: :kiss:

bluna82
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:11 PM
6-2 jen....wahooooooooooooooooo :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

White Stripes
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:11 PM
jen won the 1st set 6-2!

come on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

treufreund
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:11 PM
WOW! Jen is on fire 6-2. :D

Heidi Capriati
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:11 PM
yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!! :bounce: Jenny rocks!!! :D:p :worship:

caramel
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:12 PM
Please take the second set , Chanda!

Heidi Capriati
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:12 PM
come on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I loved it when she said that with a pumped fist against Meghann :bounce: She rocked!

JCAP
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:12 PM
WWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWW first set jen
BUT 62% second serve which is SH!T :fiery: :fiery:

Heidi Capriati
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:14 PM
15-0 Jen :)

Harju.
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:15 PM
fight chanda ;)

c2
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:15 PM
Yes Decapitator!! Roll To The Finals!

Heidi Capriati
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:15 PM
1-0 to Jen!! :bounce:

JCAP
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:15 PM
40/30 Jen
Is it just me are is that girl on FIRE :devil: :devil:

bluna82
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:15 PM
1-0...good start jen :D

jenny161185
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:16 PM
Go Jen she sounds like shes playing great i hope she makes it through the second set so convincingly- hows chanda playing

JCAP
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:19 PM
1/1 :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: :fiery:

White Stripes
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:21 PM
s*** chanda broke jen.....

JCAP
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:22 PM
2/1 Chanda NNNNNNNNOOOOOOO :fiery: :fiery: :fiery:
Come on Jen :bounce: :bounce:

Heidi Capriati
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:23 PM
dammit Chanda broke :fiery: 2-1 chanda to serve

White Stripes
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:24 PM
40-0 chanda :mad:

JCAP
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:25 PM
what the hells goin on with jen???

Heidi Capriati
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:25 PM
this is shit. come on Jen!

3-1 chanda

White Stripes
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:26 PM
1-3...........

Heidi Capriati
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:27 PM
40-0 jen, more like it ;)

bluna82
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:27 PM
3-2.. ;)

JCAP
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:27 PM
Who s watching the match LIVE?? Whats going wrong with Jen??????????????????????????? :fiery: :fiery: :fiery:

Come on Jen :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

White Stripes
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:27 PM
another game to love! yeah, jen!!! 3-2

caramel
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:27 PM
Keep it going , Chanda!!!! :bounce:

Happy Guy
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:29 PM
I am not watching but from the stats seems Chanda is rushing more to the net in Set 2.

Heidi Capriati
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:29 PM
0-15 yay jen ;)

Harju.
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:30 PM
fight chanda :bounce: :bounce:

bluna82
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:32 PM
3-3... :bounce:

JCAP
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:32 PM
30/15 jen :bounce: :bounce:

if jen wins (she will ;) how will she be feeling playing serena will she be tired :eek:

White Stripes
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:32 PM
3-3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :worship: :bounce:

caramel
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:34 PM
Oh no... please keep on fighting , Chanda!!!! :mad:

bluna82
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:35 PM
4-3 for jen...come on :worship:

White Stripes
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:35 PM
4-3 jen!!!! :D :D :D :D

Dava
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:35 PM
4-3 Jen

JCAP
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:35 PM
40/30 Jen!!!!!!!

treufreund
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:35 PM
Jenn back on track up 4-3. :D

JCAP
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:37 PM
Come on Jen break and hold and that titles yours :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Happy Guy
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:37 PM
30/15 jen :bounce: :bounce:

if jen wins (she will ;) how will she be feeling playing serena will she be tired :eek:

Agree that Jenn will win, but I don'tthink she will feel very tired. So long does she have motivation by entering into her first final since Montreal she would be doing well and beat Serena. Remember Ai could win 4 matches a day!:)

Heidi Capriati
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:38 PM
woohoooo go Jen!!!!

Heidi Capriati
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:39 PM
30-30 come on jen and break!

Heidi Capriati
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:39 PM
deuce!! :p

JCAP
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:41 PM
Happy Guy :wavey:
With it being her BDAY and all she might just have a double celebration :worship: :worship: :bounce: :bounce: !! Yeah the fact it would be her first final for AGES she will be motivated and ready to kick butt ;) :eek:

White Stripes
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:42 PM
5-3 jen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

bluna82
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:42 PM
5-3 for jen...yyyyyyeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

JCAP
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:42 PM
Heidi is your real name Heidi Capriati :confused: :confused: Are is it just for jen :eek: :D :worship: :worship:

Heidi Capriati
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:44 PM
yay 5-3 :D

caramel
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:44 PM
Jenn´s serving for the match... :mad: :sad:

White Stripes
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:45 PM
lol@lisa ;)

JCAP
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:45 PM
Fuck 5/4 jen just bloody break her!!

caramel
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:45 PM
4-5 ... come on Chanda!

Heidi Capriati
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:46 PM
Heidi is your real name Heidi Capriati :confused: :confused: Are is it just for jen :eek: :D :worship: :worship:

I wish :eek: :p It's just a nickname :) My friend gave me the Heidi part and I added the Capriati bit ;) My real name is Siobhán :)


argh chanda broke :fiery: come on jen and break back!!!

bluna82
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:48 PM
30-15..come on jen

JCAP
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:49 PM
ohhhhh right i was just thinking you could be related to her royalness ;)
Kath :wavey: How you keeping :angel:
Jen 30/15 Come on Jen :bounce: :bounce:

White Stripes
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:49 PM
2 matchpoints for jen!

Heidi Capriati
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:50 PM
2 match points!!!!!

White Stripes
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:50 PM
jenny won!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Heidi Capriati
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:50 PM
Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!!!!!!!1



Wohoooooo!! Party!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :d

bluna82
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:51 PM
yes, yes , yes..she won...great :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: sheßs in the final.. :kiss: kick serenas ass!

Happy Guy
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:51 PM
Jenn wins! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Next up against Serena

Get your birthday present from Serena!:)

Heidi Capriati
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:51 PM
she is so meant to win this :bounce:

roots
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:51 PM
Congratulatios Jennifer. Good luck against Serena in tomorrow's final!!!!

JCAP
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:51 PM
:bounce: :bounce: :worship: She kick ass once again Game Set And Match Cappy
Watch out Serena Jens coming :p ;)

Heidi Capriati
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:52 PM
27 winners :eek: woooohooo on fire! :fiery: :p

treufreund
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:52 PM
Jenn is truly the best striker of the ball in the women's game. Nobody hits like that. :eek:

caramel
Mar 28th, 2003, 06:53 PM
Jenn won... :sad: :sad: :sad: I wish her lots of luck against Serena anyway.

jenny161185
Mar 28th, 2003, 07:10 PM
If she beats Serena tomorrow i will be so happy but even if she loses Im just so happy thats she's showed all thoses idiots who doubted her that she's still one of the best players in the world, go jen happy birthday take this title home baby :)

1jackson2001
Mar 28th, 2003, 07:17 PM
Congrats Jen. :D Awesome display of groundies. :eek:

Robbie.
Mar 28th, 2003, 10:10 PM
OMG! This is great :D:D:D

Well done Jenn :kiss: :hearts: :worship:


One more match now. Hopefully it will be third time lucky :bounce:

Brian Stewart
Mar 28th, 2003, 11:31 PM
Congrats to Jen! She capitalized on the openings, and was playing the best she has in a long time. If she plays like this tomorrow, she'll win.

Burberry
Mar 29th, 2003, 12:26 AM
Wow!!! The Firing Jenn is back on!!! Congrats!!! :bounce:

lin
Mar 29th, 2003, 01:29 AM
Chanda :sad: but still great week :)

sperosgeorgejr
Mar 29th, 2003, 01:35 PM
http://www.nasdaq-100open.com/news/2003/interviews/0328c.html


J. CAPRIATI/C. Rubin 6-2, 6-4

An interview with CHANDA RUBIN

THE MODERATOR: Questions.

Q. It seemed like it took you a while to get into the match. Once you did, you're right there. Is that how you saw it?

CHANDA RUBIN: Yeah, I started off a little bit slow. I mean, I had some opportunities early on in the first set, then, you know, just making a few too many errors and letting her force me a little too much. I definitely got back into the match in the second set, of course, got up a break. You know, was right there. Still just was a little bit short on some big points, wasn't quite as solid as she was. She was hitting the ball really well today. Just wasn't quite as solid off the ground. My attacking game was working really well, but I just wasn't able to impose it enough when I was making errors from the ground, so...

Q. You changed your game in the second set, went to the net more?

CHANDA RUBIN: Well, I definitely had to. You know, I would have liked to have hit the ball just a little bit better off the ground and match her a little bit better there. As I said, she was hitting the ball really solidly. Sometimes you have to sort of go with a changeup, not really plan B, because I planned to mix in my attacking game. But I felt like I had to do a lot more to really get into it.

Q. Her forehand was particularly brutal today. How did you feel about it? At times, it seemed like you went there when you might have had other options?

CHANDA RUBIN: I mean, her backhand is really solid, you know. I think, bread and butter shot for her. She happened to hit her forehand really well today and, you know, wasn't many places I could go. I think I just needed to pressure her a little bit more, be a little more solid early in the points, then really pressure her more by getting in, attacking, using the volleys. You know, it's a high-tempo game that I needed to play a few times, that there were a few times in the match where it was just lagging a little bit, had some long rallies, real physical way to play. But that's what I have to be able to do and sustain throughout a match from start to finish.

Q. How would you assess how she's playing right now? January was tough for her. She's come back. She said she thought today was probably her best match in a long time?

CHANDA RUBIN: I felt like she played a really, really good match compared to other matches I've seen or parts of other matches I've seen from her this week. She was on the ball. She didn't make a lot of errors. There were times where, you know, she would give a few up, but, yeah, I thought she played a really solid, solid match. She basically will come out and hit the ball from the ground that, I knew that coming into it. I'm a little bit disappointed I didn't play better and wasn't able to raise my game where it needed to be.

Q. Do you feel sometimes she hits the ball so hard the linesmen don't see it?

CHANDA RUBIN: Yeah, well, it's tough, but they're coming really fast sometimes. You know, it's -- just got to be ready, you know. A couple calls here and there, you know, you'd like to think it doesn't make or break a match, but sometimes it's at a really tough time.

Q. You double-faulted on the next play, I think, made it 5-3. Did that affect you at all, that baseline call, mentally, maybe?

CHANDA RUBIN: Well, I don't think it affected me so much. I mean, she came up, I think the next point, with a really good pass. That was really a tough point, I think, at deuce. You know, just, you know, I didn't quite have it where I needed to have it, and, you know, had some really good opportunities there, I had some good moments where I had a chance just to keep it even and keep it tight, until I could kind of get my nose ahead, and I didn't do it well enough today.

Q. What would be your scouting report on the final tomorrow, Capriati and Serena? How would you see that match?

CHANDA RUBIN: Well, I think they've had some really good matches in the past that I've seen. Both hitting the ball. You know, I think Serena, you know, would probably want to play a little bit better than she played yesterday. But with that being said, I think it will be a really, really tough match if they both come out playing well, both come out hitting the ball. You'd like to give the edge to Serena, she's confident and hasn't lost a match this year and Jennifer hasn't beaten her, I think, in the last few times they've played, even though they've had some tough matches. But you never know. Who knows? It's not me, so I'm just gonna watch it (smiling).

Q. Talk more about yourself. You're one of the few players that actually did beat Serena. Looking at your future, you're in what they would call "the mid-life of tennis," I've never seen you play better. Do you feel that much -- do you feel your window of opportunity for winning a Grand Slam or beating the Williamses is getting more narrow?

CHANDA RUBIN: Well, you never know. I try not to think of it in terms of that. I mean, I definitely feel I have fewer opportunities now than I've had earlier in my career, of course. But I feel like I'm playing some of my best tennis. This is the time where I can really take advantage of it, and where I have all the tools and, you know, mentally and physically, to be able to take advantage the way I didn't have before. So, you know, I feel really good and confident about that. These type of situations, where I feel like it's an opportunity lost, it's tough. Really disappointing. That part, I think is a little more disappointing now. But you just got to come back. I feel like, you know, I really try to concentrate and work on positive things every time I go out into a tournament. I feel more consistent out there, and I feel like I'm giving myself better opportunities like this than I have a lot of other times. So, you know, I just have to go with that and come back, you know, the next week.
We've got three Grand Slams left. Those are really the big stages that you want to play well at. So if I get something from this match and from this week, that will propel me in those tournaments, I'll be smiling.

Q. Did you notice a difference in Jennifer? Jennifer said she's even tried, and we've noticed in interviews, she's trying to be more relaxed and not as uptight. Did you notice a difference in her demeanor or anything on the court?

CHANDA RUBIN: Well, I think definitely you want to come out relaxed. The semifinals of a tournament, she had a tough match the round before, she was able to win that. So I think, you know, from that match, going into here, she definitely felt a little more relaxed and tried to project that. You know, that's the way you want to come out and play. Any time you're in the last few rounds of a week where, you know, you found your form and you just want to keep riding it, so that's definitely the way to go.

Q. What about personally, have you been around her enough to notice a change there?

CHANDA RUBIN: Well, I mean, we've practiced a few times this week, couple of times. You know, other than that, you know, just around the locker room. I can't say I notice a big change or that I was really looking for it, so it's tough for me to say.

Q. You guys practice together at Saddlebrook?

CHANDA RUBIN: We do. We have occasionally, yes.

Q. This year?

CHANDA RUBIN: I don't know if we did this year.

Q. Did you play with a lot of different doubles partners this year? Will you play with one in particular this year?

CHANDA RUBIN: I don't have any plans yet. I don't have any one particular partner. I haven't played as much doubles so far this year, I've just been trying to focus on the singles and keep myself healthy for that.

Q. You've become quite a hero for quite a few people. The wheelchair tennis people tell me how much money you've given to their cause, the inner-city kids. You come from Louisiana. Your dad is both black and Jewish?

CHANDA RUBIN: We have a Jewish last name, but we're not really Jewish in terms of... Yeah.

Q. Your dad is Jewish but...

CHANDA RUBIN: I don't know where the name so we've been trying to follow the family true. You know, I mean, in terms of being Jewish, I don't really have any reference for that. But they always encourage me just early on to give back, and certain causes that I really felt were worthwhile and at this point, it's just things that I feel personally that, you know, I just want to give some time to and it's not quite as much as maybe it used to be, but, you know, I definitely feel, you know, just a certain affiliation for certain people, just in terms of tennis and trying to give back, trying to encourage kids, introduce kids to tennis. I mean, I've gotten a lot from the game. I think it's just important to put it out there when you can. At the same time, I'm still trying to follow my career and really focus on that. Hopefully, that's an example as well. You know, I mean, you can do anything if you believe in it and that's just what I try to get across, regardless of what situation I'm helping or I'm going into.

Q. You had a great run here. Do you feel your game is where you need it to be?

CHANDA RUBIN: Well, I feel like I definitely have gotten a lot from this tournament, from this week and a half. You know, I've played some really good matches. I really built from the first round, and, you know, that's what I want to do. That's what I have to be able to do, especially going into a Grand Slam. This is not quite a two-week event, but it's pretty close. These are the type of matches I'll have to play and win to get over that hump and over that level to be in the semis, finals of Grand Slams. I feel like I got a lot from this week.

Q. In a situation like we had last night, where you're waiting and waiting, waiting and waiting, and you have to go and get yourself back up again, how do you deal with that emotionally? What do you do with your time?

CHANDA RUBIN: It's just part of the game. You've got rain delays that happen. You try to just remain focused until it's time to either pull the plug and come back the next day and, you know, you just try to prepare the same way, you know, get some rest and get back out at the courts, get a good warm-up and just start it all over again. There's nothing really scientific about it.

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J. CAPRIATI/C. Rubin 6-2, 6-4

An interview with JENNIFER CAPRIATI

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. Obviously, it got a little tough in the second set. It looked like Chanda was getting into the match. Did you have to pick up your level a bit in the second set?

JENNIFER CAPRIATI: Yeah, well, I knew she wasn't gonna just give it to me easily, just hand it over. She started trying to come in more and -- but I don't think I had to pick up my level. I think my level was pretty high through the whole match, from the beginning. It's just I was challenged more in the second and I was able to counteract that.

Q. You feel like this is the best you've played this week?

JENNIFER CAPRIATI: Yeah. This week, yeah.

Q. You've come so close in the final here. What do you think it will take to break through finally in the NASDAQ this year?

JENNIFER CAPRIATI: I really don't know. I'm just going to go out there and try to play perfect tennis really.

Q. (Inaudible)?

JENNIFER CAPRIATI: I mean, everything, just because it is like my hometown. More so, just because I've come so close. So it's like if you keep trying, you know, you just finally get rewarded. Either way, I'm just happy to be in the finals anyways.

Q. I guess Serena's beaten you six in a row. Every match has been a three-setter, 7-6, 7-5. What do you feel will be the difference? What will have you to do to change the outcome?

JENNIFER CAPRIATI: Just been a few points here and there, maybe not letting up on those few points and, you know, I mean, her serve is really good. So she's gotten herself out of a lot of jams that way, with her serve. So I think that's just been the big difference. I mean, she'll just be like -- ready to break or whatever, she'll just come out with a few aces, a few unreturnable serves. Hopefully, I can hold up on my own serve, just so that puts less pressure on me.

Q. You seemed more confident when you served this week.

JENNIFER CAPRIATI: Yeah. Well, hopefully, we'll see how it plays out in the finals when the stakes are high and it's the last match. Yeah, there's a lot of pressure on the match, so, you know, we'll see how it holds up.

Q. Because you've come so close several times, how much of a mental hurdle is there for you to overcome?

JENNIFER CAPRIATI: Well, I figure one of these times it's got to go my way. So, you know, I've been in so many of those matches with her that it's just, now, it's just I'm not going in there expecting it to happen, like to be so close and then, you know, I'll just get some unlucky breaks or just bad breaks. But, I mean, I just think I've gotten past that point already anyways.

Q. So are you looking forward to tomorrow?

JENNIFER CAPRIATI: Yeah, of course. Yeah.

Q. With it being your birthday, seems like all the stars may be aligned. Have you ever even played a final on your birthday?

JENNIFER CAPRIATI: No, not a final. But I remember I've played the semis last year. It went into the birthday at night, so it was midnight. But, yeah... Never on the final, I don't think.

Q. So if you had one birthday wish this year, what would it be?

JENNIFER CAPRIATI: Well, I mean (smiling)... To try to win. If I didn't, that would be a pretty sick joke, right?

Q. You had the weather delay, hot and humid today. Any problem with recovery time coming back tomorrow?

JENNIFER CAPRIATI: I don't think so. I mean, I'm glad I got it over with pretty quickly. That's another reason why I wanted to come out and jump on top of her early and play well from the start, just so I wouldn't get into a long match like the other day, I think, because that would hurt me for tomorrow. So I feel like I have plenty of time to recover for tomorrow.

Q. How long did you hang around last night waiting to see if you would play?

JENNIFER CAPRIATI: Luckily, I'm staying right -- close by. So I wasn't here at all. I mean, by the time I was going to come over, it started raining already, so I just stayed in my hotel. They cancelled it pretty quickly, so that was good.

Q. The way Serena dominated Clijsters yesterday, there's a sense maybe she's separating herself from the pack. Obviously, we'll know more tomorrow. What are your thoughts about that?

JENNIFER CAPRIATI: You know, Kim's had a long run and I'm sure she was tired. You know, one match, I mean, it doesn't mean anything like that. It's still early in the year. Serena hasn't played that many tournaments, so I could see she'd be fresher. Kim has an off day, and her day was, yeah, it was not her day yesterday, so...

Q. It didn't seem like Kim came out as aggressive as she usually does, especially with her ground strokes. Does that tell you something, that, obviously, you should do that or not?

JENNIFER CAPRIATI: Well, I think that's a style of my game anyways. So that's what I'm going to try to do, is just follow through. I mean, I'm not like a defense player like Kim. You know, I can't rely on that as much. So I'm just going to try to be aggressive and go for it more.

Q. How do you get yourself ready to be in the perfect frame, like you did a couple times this week?

JENNIFER CAPRIATI: Well, I'm just not going to spend too much time outside and not get drained by the heat. But, you know, just maybe go do a little shopping, whatever. Have a nice dinner, go to a movie or something like that.

Q. Plans for your birthday regardless of what happens in the match?

JENNIFER CAPRIATI: My whole family is going to be here, so just go out and have a nice dinner afterwards and, yeah, there's not much to do (smiling).

Q. You seem very relaxed and laid back this tournament, more so than we see at other tournaments. Any particular reason, or just feeling that way?

JENNIFER CAPRIATI: I'm just feeling that way. I just see no point in just stressing myself out for no reason. So...

Q. Is that a maturity thing maybe, you just get to a point where you realize what happens, happens, you do the best you can and hope for the best?

JENNIFER CAPRIATI: You could say that, but I know a lot of, like, 50-year-olds who don't do that so... You know. It's just a cycle and just where you are at the time.

Q. You seem very much in control of this match against a player who's had some very good wins here. When was the last time you felt like you were hitting the ball this well?

JENNIFER CAPRIATI: Well, actually, it started in Dubai really. I started feeling my game out there and my movement. I was just hitting the ball solid and I was pretty on. And in Indian Wells, too, I felt like I was hitting the ball well. I think today really was the best match.

Q. Best match since...?

JENNIFER CAPRIATI: I mean, a long time so... (Smiling). This year probably.

Q. Is there something you've done to become more relaxed? I mean, are you doing it -- are you doing anything different, seeing anybody different, hitting with your brother, is that helping making you be more relaxed?

JENNIFER CAPRIATI: It's a combination of some things, making some changes on the outside and then also on the inside. So, yeah, it's just try to reflect on some things and, yeah, I mean, I'm getting older, so it's like, "How do I want to live my life? Do I want to be stressed out and take for granted everything that I'm doing," or, you know, "Do I just want to enjoy the time that I have now while I'm doing it? It's my sport." So I'll try to just make the best of it.

Q. How are your eyeballs?

JENNIFER CAPRIATI: They're fine, yeah.

Q. Do you have to do anything so that that stuff doesn't come back?

JENNIFER CAPRIATI: Just try to protect myself from the sun a lot.

Q. That's easy to do here (laughing)?

JENNIFER CAPRIATI: I know.

Q. Was it bothering you when you played? Is it spots that you were seeing? How did that develop? Is it a long-time thing?

JENNIFER CAPRIATI: Yeah, it's over a long time that they've been growing. It started to affect my vision a little bit because it was just making the film on my eye not clear, so, like, when I would blink, and at night, things would be a little more blurry and they'd just get real irritated.

Q. Were you worried about getting an operation, that it might affect your game, longer term, or were you pretty confident?

JENNIFER CAPRIATI: Well, I was pretty worried that it might affect my life. Like, hope I can see after this operation... So, no, because, I mean, he's a great doctor and he's done it. Now it's a pretty good procedure where they know what they're doing. So they've perfected it.

Q. Did you know the recovery was as long? Because you came back, but then you were still having problems. Were you aware how long it was going to take?

JENNIFER CAPRIATI: No. I mean, everyone recovers different, so that's the part he couldn't really tell me. And especially me, I need to, you know, in my sport, I need to recover as fast as possible. So most people, it really doesn't matter. But, you know, I only had like a few weeks anyways. That definitely wasn't enough time.

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