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great win Jenn!! so sure if Jenn could pull it out, but she did, she did it, i still can't really believe it. and im sick of people giving Jenn shit about line calls and stuff like. Jenn did nothing wrong she, had nothing to do with line calls. im so proud of Jenn for pulling out this win.

as for the semis, we can't get a head of ourselves, Jenn needs to stay focus and use this positive energy from this win to help her in the semi finals. we all know Jenn can beat elena, Jenn just has to play her game. c'mon Jenn, just believe in yourself and everything will work out!
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There is some major negativity going on in GM right now. And quite frankly, I'm stunned at the amount of vitriol on display. Nonetheless, Jen's through. A fantastic result and one we, as fans, can be proud of. Well done Jen, but I was one of the guilty ones who got ahead of themselves in Paris so I'll not do that again. One match at a time.

I do wish though, that this win could have been celebrated without any of the crap imposed on us from other sources on the board, but it's not to be. It is still a win and one we should celebrate. Jen played tough. She played hard and she got the job done. Well done girl.


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I agree. It's so crap that all people are talking about is the bad calls and the umpire. Yes that decision by the umpire was a huge error but it was 1 point (and not even a game-winning one). It is Not Jen's responsibility to call the lines/keep the score so why is she being criticised?

She won that match by playing consistently well for 2 sets and I for one am delighted. She stuck to her strategy, was as focused as I think I have ever seen her and fought so hard for every point. I actually think this is the best win she's had since she won her Australian Open title in 2002.

After the injuries and poor results that she's had of late and the disappointment of last year's US Open semi, I'm So happy for her that she's had this win tonight. She deserves it. I just hope that she will not let this controversy distract her and that she goes on to win the semi-final and then the title. Go Jen! You rock (as always)!
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I am not going near GM in the near future because I don't want to read all the negative crap. Nobody knows if Serena would have won that game if she had gotten the correct call. She would have served at a different time, in a different frame of mind. Maybe Jen would have held serve in the next game if the ref's hadn't made that call.

Why should Jen have asked for the call to be overturned when Serena didn't do the game in the French Open qf's? And why didn't Lleyton ask to have the call reversed in the 2001 qf against Roddick?

The thing is that this mistake came in game #1 of the set. They got back to duce and Serena could have won it. She also could have held her serve, in the third game, which she didn't. She could have broken Jen a few times and she didn't. Plus, the shot spot/hawk eye has not been proven to be 100% correct.

I think that Jen should be commended the way she played in the final game. The last two years, she couldn't serve out her matches against Amelie and Justine and I was so proud of the way she kept her composure. She had a bit of bad luck in that game two when that horn went off after she got her serve in. After the double fault fest I watched earlier today, I can say that Jen really played with a ton of heart and after that heartbreaking loss last year, I am so proud of her!
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They will always find crap when they wont, too bad Jen's in the shadow and media will be against her but seriously: Did she do anything wrong that she said it was close and sorry? Nobody, nor "robbed" sisters would said ball's right, it's fact.

Jen is only a human, not the Biggest one, she's player with fault, she's ordinary human.
She deserved that win, won 2:6, 6:4, 6:4 and that's the way it is!
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And nobody can blame this on the fragile French judge or the gymnastics judges from this year's Olympics. I bet that if you reviewed every single bad call in the match, you would find a lot of them for both players.
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Fans forget that the lines are being called by ordinary people. There will always be the human factor involved. People are not perfect, mistakes are made. This was indeed a huge error, however to punish another player for it is entirely wrong. The chair up should be spoken with, what happened there, we will never know.

The crap thing about it, people will always bring this line call up when speaking about this match. Ok I"m jumping off the soap box!

Good Luck to Jen on Friday, please let my stomach feel better.
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Well, I just got home the US Open and have tons of pictures to post and plenty of stories to share. But that will have to wait for a couple of days.

Jen played her heart out and came up the victor in this match. She did not lie, cheat, etc. Serena made 57 unforced errors, that is a heck of alot. Either way Jen won and I am so happy for her. She deserved the win and played and fought so hard.

Good luck Jen!!!!

Jennifer Capriati!!!!


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During the first game of the third set, Williams hit a backhand down the line that was called good by the lines person. The chair umpire overruled the shot to give Capriati a break point, which Williams was able to save with a cross-court forehand....

They are all screaming like mads but they give her BP which Serena saved....
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i love Jenn more than ever, and i have gained more respect for serena, but im really tried of this drama. why can't people get over it, its done, stop bitching about it!!!! i'm so proud of Jenn too!
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I've seen sequences of this match, I won't forget the smile and the hapiness Jen showed, she was delighted, tired and a bit exhausted but happy. That's a great emotional performance from her.
Her gesture of win, it's really great

They can write what they want but will never change one fact: JEN won that match with her heart.
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I guess it's safe to celebrate Jen's win in here. GM is so full of shit right now. I can understand fans being upset because of the one call especially, but bad calls happen all the time. Jen played a great second and third set (no comment on the first....I was cursing!!!). She served well and that slice backhand was incredible. I'm so proud of her for closing out that last game.

My one question....can anyone remember Serena ever giving a point away during a match that was called out for an opponent? I can't. Jen probably shouldn't have said that at the end about deserving a call, but I did feel sorry for her win being sullied by the controversy. I hope she turns the TV off and keeps her headphones on and is ready for the semi on Friday.
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I guess it's safe to celebrate Jen's win in here. GM is so full of shit right now. I can understand fans being upset because of the one call especially, but bad calls happen all the time. Jen played a great second and third set (no comment on the first....I was cursing!!!). She served well and that slice backhand was incredible. I'm so proud of her for closing out that last game.

My one question....can anyone remember Serena ever giving a point away during a match that was called out for an opponent? I can't. Jen probably shouldn't have said that at the end about deserving a call, but I did feel sorry for her win being sullied by the controversy. I hope she turns the TV off and keeps her headphones on and is ready for the semi on Friday.
I've never seen ANYONE giving one point away in such tight match as this one. I'm tired of all this hypocrisy, everyone is acting like God, one judge, one justice and it's me, I would have given, I would have this, I would have that....

Sad that she will have a shadow on her awesome win, very sad how people can act so I hope she won't let all the negative stuff to affect her.

Again Jen: Congrats girlie!
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what was Jen wearing during the press conference?

oh well
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