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Was Capriati fined for the obscene and abusive language she screetched at the chair at the Australian Open?

Hingis was given a warning for throwing a raquet (something almost common place among so many high profile players these days) and yet Capriati can scream the "f" word three times in the face of the chair audibly and demand a line judge be removed and she doesn't even get a warning. And the line judge's call was correct per the replay and the commentators!!

This hype about Capriati is sickening. Yes, she plays power tennis, but so do other players who act dignified and under control on the court.

I don't consider her the sportswoman of the year or "America's sweetheart" in the least. So she smoked some weed and got caught...and now she still plays tennis. So what? Is that some great heroic rise from the ashes? I don't think so.

Enough already! Other players that are just as formidable and impressive have overcome greater odds and actual troubles to perform in the top ranked group.

And they're not out on the court constantly grimacing, complaining and whining, yelling cuss words and trying to intimidate judges and more respectable players.

If a ball from an opponent even comes close to a line, and she happens to miss it, off she goes glaring or yelling at the chair. What a wimp!

Meanwhile, players like Venus Williams and Martina Hingis can have really obvious bad calls against them and just stay focused and deal with it.

I really hope this bogus "love affair" with Capriati and the media comes to an end.

Her "great comeback from troubled times" was being raised in overprivileged Boca, and getting caught partying with her friends. Her "great sportsmanship" consists of yelling and whining when things don't go her way and then putting on some little girl whisper in her interviews after cussing out every judge on the court like a psycho truckdriver.
 

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Well i know that Trudy is not the only one of this board that feels that way, she's just brave enough to actually say what she thinks.
 

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You're late. Slow. And we're bored of this already.

Actually. Jen swore yes, and Martina smacked her raquet against the net. Both of which would normally get a warning.

BUT both went unpunished. Due to the heat and stress these players were playing under I think it was a good idea.

FURTHER raquet smacking was warned against because it was repetitive.

As for the rest of your post, I'm not even going to dignify it with a response.

 

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Hey Trudy how paying attention and how bout this for obsenities, you are an ignorant &^%$#@^&%$# and us Capriati fans don't give a damn what crappy things you have to say about her.

If you don't like her fine just don't insult the rest of us who like her just the way she is.
 

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Hey there Trudy. Welcome to the board. Just because it is your first post does not mean you dont have a valid point. I used to be a Jen fan but yes i agree with most of your post.

:wavey: :bounce: :wavey:
 

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Trudy, you have a right to your opinion but try not to be too harsh . I think Jen gets away with so much than any other top player on the tour, which is a disservice to her. Getting a pass with that type of behaviour only encourages it. With that being said, the top is a new place for her. I think in due time she will straighten up.
 

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I totally 100% agree with you Trudy... I'm so glad there's finally somebody else on this board that totally thinks the same way I do... right after the Aussie Open i brought up the same points you did and like you, mostly everybody freaked out!! Glad to read your post Trudy!!
 

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Go Jennifer!You rule 4ever!
 

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Trudy's comments about Capriati might be redundant, but Capriati's behavior is so deplorable that Trudy's comments are worth hearing over and over again!!!

BTW, why would anyone want Venus to turn into a PSYCHO bit*h like Capriati? Venus should continue playing tennis and WINNING with the same class and professionalism she has always exhibited.
 

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Bravo Trudy! I too think the "comeback of Jennifer" was a lot of hot air. Yes her slams win are amazing a credit to her, but her "troubled" past was really blown out of proportion. Also I find it curious that people who talk about gamesmanship and respect turn a blind eye to jen's antics.

Oh and that dr. j quote is just plain silly. So the pope has no emotions? Mother theresa had no emotions? Some people dont have to express themselves with profanity, those people have vocabularies. People who curse have none.
 

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Jakeev--"us Capriati fans don't give a damn what crappy things you have to say about her."


LOL, you are a Capriaty fan, yet you call her "CRAPPY"?????????

Well at least you say the truth.

And who is 'us', you are the only idot on this board who is a fan of Jen.
:p

Just because Trudy says the truth, don't have to go crazy like Jen.

Martina, Monica, Venus, Lindsay, Serena, etc...ALL have class, and act like ladies, and then there is 'crappy', who, walks like a man, and behaves like a crazy lunatic who needs therapy and who is still smoking weed on regular basis, and who just seems like she is having a hangover every freakin time...
Congratulations to her for winning Australian Open, but she lost the last 4 times to Venus, the last two times to lindsay, the last time to Serena, and the last two(three?) times to Monica.

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Venus never complains , and IMHO that's no good ...

that's what i meant...
 

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Yes, this was my first post... didn't anyone else have a first post? Or did they just immediately become a "senior" member? Besides, having spent a bunch of time writing opinions on a website doesn't make your opinion any more valid...in fact, maybe the opposite. Someone told me to get a life... but I'm also supposed to feel ashamed that I haven't spent half my life on this website.

Look, all I wanted was to know for sure if Capriati had been fined or not for her verbal abuse at the chair and line judge.

I'm asking now because I was on vacation and my fiance and I taped the Open and just finished watching it.

You Capriati fans are making it clear what kind of people are buying into her bogus "comeback" story that the TV feeds you. You all sound angry and unwilling to look at anything counter to your own stubborn viewpoint. Just like the player you admire.

There are players who have been stabbed, seriously ill, serverely underprivileged,etc. who have risen to win and don't complain like a child on the court everytime they miss at the baseline. She's a whiney, spoiled chick that smoked some pot. Big deal.

Sure, there's nothing wrong with cussing,

but when you do it on national television, shaming officials, affecting the attitude of the other player and complaining about calls that are correct, you don't make the heat of the day and the exhaustion of the game any easier for anyone.

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