Jennifer Capriati against Steffi Graf at Olympics 1992

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  • By lacheyrulez, July 29, 2010 @ 6:06 am

    If you knew tennis at all you would no some players cant play against certain players especially wityh unpire eg 2004 us open
    but yet serena leads there head to head why cause serena is a better player clearly!

  • By Hoffenheim08, July 29, 2010 @ 6:17 am

    I would have been more embarrassing if Steffi had had so many losses to Capriati as, say, Serena had.

  • By lacheyrulez, July 29, 2010 @ 6:41 am

    omg steffis only eva lose to capriati, how embarresing

  • By lacheyrulez, July 29, 2010 @ 7:16 am

    what u mean injury free if she didnt take drugs like a dirty druggo that she is you mean

  • By t1rocks778, July 29, 2010 @ 8:03 am

    @federernadalfan- well first of all to call women “bitches” classifies you already as seriously uneducated! The William sisters have pioneered many things, including dominating the women’s tennis scene like never before by siblings in any era! These girls should be admired for their fighting spirit against ignorant pigs like you!

  • By lostintranslation901, July 29, 2010 @ 8:51 am

    I think that’s crap. A player can’t control their draw and the health of other top players. Jen played and beat the opponent that was drawn to face her each time en route to those 3 majors. Therefore she deserved them. And the 2002 Aussie Open is IMO her greatest achievement. Ridiculous comeback in the final.

  • By Cwilson758, July 29, 2010 @ 9:22 am

    Capriati not a good athlete? Did I just read that? In order to win Rolland Garros you HAVE to be an exceptional athlete. Be able to cover the court, get down low and slide. Stop deminishing Jen’s great accomplishments. She is sorely missed…was a factor in two different eras in WTA.

  • By Alwyn38, July 29, 2010 @ 10:07 am

    It also has to be said that Jennifer had some real tough matches with Serena. They were arch rivals. Serena leads 10-7, but interestingly, in the slams Jennifer led 4-3 and posted a victory over Serena on grass at wimbeldon.

  • By Alwyn38, July 29, 2010 @ 10:54 am

    Jennifer was unusual in that her second career was better than her first. The same is happening to Kim Clijsters. Jennifer was also unlucky never to have won the US Open. She had a couple of titanic struggles there – notably with Seles and then with Justine Henin. She was a real fighter.

  • By mahaman, July 29, 2010 @ 11:36 am

    she was 15-16 when she won it, credit to her.

  • By QuadThreat, July 29, 2010 @ 11:55 am

    …and most people will never own up to it. they love to pamper the shit out of Capriati (i’ll finally stop calling her Fattiati)

  • By grafgirl27, July 29, 2010 @ 12:16 pm

    IMO Capriati deserved her 2001 Australian Open title. She was lucky Seles choked in the quarters up 7-5, 4-1; that Davenport played her worst slam semi ever in the semis, and that Hingis was a headcase by then and fell apart in the final. Still I could have been happy for her if that was her only one. Her 2001 French and most of all her 2002 Australian (biggest joke slam ever maybe)
    were travesties, so much luck with key withdrawals, the draw, chokes, to even begin.

  • By MARBLES81, July 29, 2010 @ 12:33 pm

    Jen is awesome and if she had stayed injury free she would have won more slams. Olympic Champion, 3 time gran slam champion and world number 1. On the way to her first Aussie Open Seles, Davenport and Hingis in a row. French win was Williams, Hingis and Kim in a row – hardly luck.

  • By lostintranslation901, July 29, 2010 @ 1:17 pm

    Clijsters lacked the mental toughness to become a true champion. I hear she’s returning soon, and maybe she’s matured mentally. She could be one of the dominant players again if she worked at it. The only players that could stop her are the sisters (and Sharapova if she ever comes back).

  • By QuadThreat, July 29, 2010 @ 2:05 pm

    1. She did not beat Serena on those surfaces en route to her GS titles.

    2. Even Hingis could have taken Fattiati out in the finals, but she was clearly tired from doing what most women will never do, which is beat both Williams sisters in a row and try to win a GS in the process. Fatti caught her at the right time.

    3. Davenport had all kinds of knicks that year…saying she was FINE does not at all suggest that she was in top form to defend her title. She’s slow, so any knicks are crucial.

  • By mrmagassi, July 29, 2010 @ 2:22 pm

    Excuses, excuses… anything to diminish Capriati’s talents and GS wins… Davenport was defending champion at OZ in 2001, she was fine — just got beat. Hingis also took out both sisters in OZ in 01 only to be straight-setted by CApriati (I know, Hingis is not “impressive” in general… LOL). Jenn also beat Serena on grass and hardcourts…

  • By QuadThreat, July 29, 2010 @ 3:13 pm

    she had no major injuries, but I’m almost positive that was around the time she was pulling out of things. She lost alot of matches in 2000 and 2001 that she normally would have won.

    Clay is/was Capriati’s best chance of winning anything, because the slow surface neutralizes the fact that everyone else were better athletes than she was. Serena’s career has easily proved that beating her on clay is not really that big of an accomplishment. Hingis is not that impressive in general.

  • By mrmagassi, July 29, 2010 @ 3:40 pm

    Davenport was not injured in OZ01 when Capriati beat her in straights… and Davenport would never win the French Open so she was not a favorite there in 2001 (Capriati beat Hingis, and Serena on her way to the title)…

  • By QuadThreat, July 29, 2010 @ 4:11 pm

    Davenport was injured during “Carpriat’s big days”, so one or two of her slams probably would have belonged to Davenport.

    She was still lucky, and you cannot convince me otherwise.

    Me being a Serena fan (obviously), I can say that luck helped Serena win her Aussie Open 2007 title. She was out of shape, out of practice, ranked outside of the top 100 a few months before that, and still managed to claw her way to a title. I’m not sure that she would have if Venus and Justine were there.

  • By mrmagassi, July 29, 2010 @ 4:11 pm

    LUCK??? Yea, she was lucky to beat Serena Williams, Seles, Davenport, Hingis, Mauresmo, and Clijsters on her way to 3 slams… I wish I had that kind of luck…

  • By QuadThreat, July 29, 2010 @ 4:34 pm

    don’t even bring up Clijsters. IMO, any match Clijsters played should have been hers, except maybe against Venus and Serena. She should have won more even against Justine, because she was playing against Justine before she added all that extra power…Clijsters is the most underachieved champion to date.

    I always thought that the powerhouse 4 were the sisters and the Belgians.

  • By QuadThreat, July 29, 2010 @ 5:26 pm

    and LUCK.

  • By QuadThreat, July 29, 2010 @ 5:28 pm


    Yeah, Jen had power enough to exploit Steffi’s backhand slice SOMETIMES, but it still didn’t compare to Steffi’s MUCH BETTER anticipation of her opponent’s shot, BETTER forehand, BETTER athleticism, EXPERIENCE…..there is no need to continue this any further LOL.

  • By heninwarrior, July 29, 2010 @ 6:08 pm

    That was one of Graf’s worst matches ever. Graf and Capriati both at their best, Graf would blow Jennifer off the court. Their last ever match Graf was 30 and close to retirement and still crushed Jennifer 6-0, 6-1. Capriati got lucky to catch Graf on about her crappiest day, and to play her very best tennis on that same day. She is overhyped and overrated.

  • By beckerbombs, July 29, 2010 @ 6:14 pm

    Yeah but those are all superior players to her except maybe Dementieva. She shouldnt be beating Seles or Henin in the semis of a slam. The fact that she nearly did means she overachieved to even be that close. Those women are more powerful hitters, better movers, better servers, more tactically smart players, tougher mentally. Jennifer did extremely well to even be close in defeat. Dementieva’s serve makes her a shaky top player but her groundgame is awesome, better then Jennifer’s as well.

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