I am fan of neither Hingis nor Capriati. But I must say that this one was pure luck. And words like "the conditions are the same for both players" are crap destined for retards. Bolivian national soccer team can not beat Team Brazil in standard conditions, so they opted to play on altitude of 4000m and succeeded a couple of times until FIFA realised that it is idiocy. Capriati might want to play tennis on one of courts of Chukotka, against Chukha champion on frozen court, and temperature of -20C, and trust me, she won't win it. Conditions will still be the same for both players. Or try to play an average Central Asian player when the temperature is +55C in shadow. The opponent won't even have to return your serve, because you'll default in 10 minutes. What happened on Saturday is beyond common sense and has little to do with tennis.
Last time I looked, ys, both Hingis and Jen Cap spent most of their time in Florida, and while it's not Hingis' homeland, she didn't exactly come from the North Pole. BOTH women got kicked in the ass by the weather. Jen pulled it out, Hingis didn't. Hingis forgot what got her there and got tentative on key points, Jen didn't - give some credit where it's due.
But I'm still betting it's her only Slam this year.
Agree totally with griffin...Jennifer earned it and played the big points far better...It's not like she got a let cord down matchpoint or something, she kept fighting and it paid off...
Anyway, I think Jennifer *can* win more than one slam, as she's a capable player on all surfaces. I don't think Roland Garros is out of reach by any means looking at the succes rate there of Hingis, Venus, Serena, and Lindsay...Not bad records, but no wins yet for them so I wouldn't count out Jen there. I think she has the ability to win the others but I'm hard pressed to pick Jennifer over Venus who has looked near unstoppable the last 2 years at those events.
Who knows! Tea leaves would be better than my judgment! All I learned from last year is, never underestimate Venus or J. Cap. Who thought J. Cap could win those two slams, and that Venus would defend those Slams, and even all her other titles, except one. Well, not me. But they did. So, I don't know, tennis has become so unpredictable, that's a good thing, but I won't make a judgment about J. Cap. I saw her at that exhibition against Anna, she looked, well, very fat. So much for that. I say, J. Cap. maybe in the range of 2-3 this year. But maybe she won't win another. Who can say? My prediction is one more, but not necessarily at the French.
That heat was inhumane to both players. And they even had a roof to close. I think a rule change is in order. Either of them could have passed out, that is the sad part. That was a mean final, to both players, but J. Cap is the one who eeked it out. You have to give her some credit there, which few are doing.