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I think Jen needs our support

Jen is obviously very upset about losing yesterday's match and I think it would be nice if some fans wrote to her and let them know how much we appreciate her.

Winning is nice of course, but it's not the most important thing. Nobody can deny how hard Jennifer played yesterday. I don't think people realize how remarkable her effort was after last year's loss to Justine. How many players would be willing to put themselves on the line a year later, knowing that they could suffer the same type of defeat? Most players would have completely given up after the first set, but Jen didn't. And she didn't give up when she got broken and she didn't give up when it got to match point.

A final set tiebreak is a pitiful way to decide the outcome of a match like this. It's kind of like winning a match 61/2-6 in the last set. Two games, not two points should determine the match.

Since Jen had such a difficult time getting over last year's loss, she now has BOTH matches to weigh over her. I think it would great if we wrote her and let her know that we really admire her fight and win or lose, she is a true champion.
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not a bad idea. I wouldn't mind writing, but how are we supposed to go about it? just post it here, or are there any other options available?
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jen makes tennis what it is, a wonderful game. i am sad she lost but the most important thing for me is that she gets over it and keep on going. she can still achieve huge things. she has the potentials, she has the character, she has what it takes to do it, now she just needs some luck i love you, jen, always and forever
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I like this idea. Not sure how it would work and not sure where to write to. But I'm all for making a thread a 'sticky' and getting as many contributions as possible. I know some fans last year gave a book of messages to Jen in Filderstadt, so maybe they'll have an idea. Unless someone has an idea about other ways to get to Jen?

To put this match into context, this year has to be understood. Jen's never got going this year. She needs to play regularly and hasn't been able to .When she did, during the European clay court season, she did very well. Otherwise, injuries have kept her out and not allowed her to be match tight. Was this a factor yesterday? Anyway, to consider that Jen reached the semis and put up such a fight without the season behind her we'd all like, makes me proud of her. She's all heart and I reckon that is the thing that will be her legacy. Her enormous heart. It got her into trouble. It got her back into the game. It got her to the top. It keeps her fighting. Love it!

Anyway, I think we'd all agree that what Jen means to us isn't worth ranking points and doesn't have a trophy for it. It goes beyond that. It's more than that. It's more than tennis. She's transcended the game and inspired us. I thank Jen for the moments she's given us and hope we'll have many more.

Let's find a way to let her know.


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if this idea doesnt work or doesnt happen i hope she reads the message book i gave her at wimbledon
there were some truly touching messages in there that could not fail to maove anyone so i hope she takes a look and doesnt let herself get down
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To put this match into context, this year has to be understood. Jen's never got going this year. She needs to play regularly and hasn't been able to .When she did, during the European clay court season, she did very well. Otherwise, injuries have kept her out and not allowed her to be match tight. Was this a factor yesterday? Anyway, to consider that Jen reached the semis and put up such a fight without the season behind her we'd all like, makes me proud of her. She's all heart and I reckon that is the thing that will be her legacy. Her enormous heart. It got her into trouble. It got her back into the game. It got her to the top. It keeps her fighting. Love it!

Anyway, I think we'd all agree that what Jen means to us isn't worth ranking points and doesn't have a trophy for it. It goes beyond that. It's more than that. It's more than tennis. She's transcended the game and inspired us. I thank Jen for the moments she's given us and hope we'll have many more.

Let's find a way to let her know.

wow! what a great post! u had me in tears with those beautiful words about our jen thanks
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This is what I posted at another site. I realize it's not entirely relevant to what you're trying to do here, but at least it's a contribution and I can edit it later.



Had to take a trip out of town today, so I had time to refelect on the match and this past season overall.
Considering all the injuries and problems Capriati had to deal with the results were even better than one could have expected. She had a good spell during the clay season and played really well at the US Open.
There is little she can be faulted with in losing to Dementieva. She proved all the critics who insist she is unfit wrong, by runnig down so many balls. Overall, she served well during thetournament and easily colsed the previous matches she played. OK, she doulbe-faulted at 6-5 yesterday, but that was nerves, rather than bad serving. Where she really needs to improve is in being much more agressive, going for her shots rather than waiting for the opponent to make a mistake. But I know she knows that in her heart of hearts and is just having problems putting it on court. I think it's like everything in life. You explain things to yourself rationally, but when it comes to the crunch it's so easy to revert back to the old habits.
Many posters here urged her to take a different coach. She did try and it didn't seem to work. If she herself feels most comfortable working with her dad than so be it.
As for next year, I truly believe that many oppourtunities lie ahead of her. Seeing that she probably won't make the championships, she'll have the benefit of an extended lay-off period to recuperate and nurse her injuries. Also she must put more work into her physical training thus cutting down the likelihood of new injuries occurring. I hope the Australian Open will be a great chance for her and provide the confidence she needs to continue. Lindsay has proved that even at this age you can compete at the highest level provided you're injury free.
As for the Russian wave, I don't know what to think. Yes, the've had a pheonomenal run this year and you can't take anything away from them. I t remains to be seen if they can maintain this consistency (Hantuchova and Dokic being a case in point). In my mind this is what distinguishes the good players from the great. And there is no doubt that Jennifer falls into the latter category. She is one of the greatest fighters in sport and has bounced back time and time again. I'm sure she'll get good support from her family and friends and be back soon and stronger.
I for one anm a die-hard fan and will be 100% behind her for as long as she choose to play this game. Good luck Jen! Believe in yourself
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Great posts everyone!! I like the idea too. Let us know if it develops!
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hey,

I thought also a about it. I had this idea: a book with 100 things we love about jen, or something like that.
I gave her last year the book in filderstadt and she said she liked it. IŽll go this year again, but only for some days.
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I think it would be a great idea to start a message book and have it sent to her somehow. Should we start a new thread or post the messages here?

That was a wonderful post Snuffkin. I agree with you 100%. I like Jen because of her fighting spirit and her heart. I also think she seems like the type of person that might live next door. She doesn't act like a celebrity at all.
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I think I will start a messages to Jen thread.
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I think it would be a great idea to start a message book and have it sent to her somehow. Should we start a new thread or post the messages here?

That was a wonderful post Snuffkin. I agree with you 100%. I like Jen because of her fighting spirit and her heart. I also think she seems like the type of person that might live next door. She doesn't act like a celebrity at all.
Exactly!!!!! That is one of the reason i like her so much. She doesn't get caught up in it like the Williams do. Jen is a normal, down to earth, nice person. She is just so awesome!!!
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im a lindsay and jen fan.....and these past 3 days ive felt like crap...both lost...andy lost and today my soccer team lost. I admire jen for everything she has done in her career and in some strange ways her and lindsay are kind of simular...they both had to fight and earn everything that they have achieved...which makes it more worthwhile as fans cos we know that they want it so much. I hope this defeat doesnt lie to deep with jen and im sure she will be back and showing us that fighting spirit she has.
Im not a regular visiter on here but i had an idea....maybe everyone could choose a song that reminds them...or makes them think about jen and when u send her the book maybe we could put a tape togther of all the songs we chose...then when she is down she can listen to the tape and and know how much she eans so her fans. the song i would choos would be Fighter by christina aguleira
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Off course she does; but so do you guys/gals. Hang tough!
I'm from the school of thought that if the QF incident happened
the other way around or if a European (cough, cough) player
had the 4 calls against her, nobody would've blinked.

Let's call our attorney now!
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I would pick any song by Sheryl Crow! I don't know why but Sheryl Crow reminds me Jennifer everytime. That is a good thing!

Or the song "Hey yeah" by Outkast because during Jen's match against Ai, Jen was tapping her foot and moving her head to the beat. It was fun to watch her cuz she kept getting off beat. Those few days there were the best of my life thats for sure!!! Go Jen!!!!
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