Jennifer Capriati
Tennis player
Jennifer Capriati
Jennifer Marie Capriati is a former World No. 1 professional tennis player, and the winner of three women's singles championships in Grand Slam tournaments. Capriati made her professional debut in 1990 at the age of 13 years 11 months when she reached the finals of the hard court tournament in Boca Raton, Florida, losing there to Gabriela Sabatini.
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Women's tennis new world number one: Angelique Kerber
Yahoo News - 6 months
- Kerber becomes only the second German woman to reach the world's top spot since computer rankings were introduced in 1975, and the first since Steffi Graf spent the last of her record 377 weeks at No.1 in March 1997. - At 28, she is the oldest player to make her debut at No.1, a record previously held by Jennifer Capriati, who was 25 years, 200 days when she reached No.1 in October 2001. - Kerber’s rise to world No.1 brings to an end the reign of Serena Williams, whose sixth stint in the top spot began more than three years ago, on February 18, 2013.
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Capriati 'Angry and Disappointed' After Sharapova Drug Test
NYTimes - 12 months
Former tennis star Jennifer Capriati is unhappy after current champion Maria Sharapova failed a drug test.
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Stalking, battery charges against tennis star Capriati dropped
CNN - about 3 years
Former teen tennis phenom Jennifer Capriati is off the hook after accusations that she stalked and punched an ex-boyfriend last Valentine's Day.
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Stalking, battery charges against tennis star Jennifer Capriati dropped
CNN - about 3 years
Former teen tennis phenom Jennifer Capriati is off the hook after accusations that she stalked and punched an ex-boyfriend last Valentine's Day.
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Stalking charges against retired tennis player Jennifer Capriati dropped
Calgary Sun - about 3 years
Prosecutors in Florida dropped charges of battery and stalking against Jennifer Capriati on Monday after the retired tennis player completed community service and an anger management class.
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Dec. 17 trial set for ex-tennis star Jennifer Capriati in battery case involving ex-boyfriend
Yahoo News - over 3 years
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - A Dec. 17 trial date has been set in Palm Beach County for former tennis star Jennifer Capriati in a stalking and battery case involving her ex-boyfriend.
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Straight Sets: An Era of Greatness, but No Grand Slams
NYTimes - over 3 years
Steffi Graf achieved the last calendar Grand Slam in 1988. No woman has won the first two majors in a year since Jennifer Capriati in 2001.     
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Serena fights back to end Paris last-eight jinx
Yahoo News - over 3 years
By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - For a very brief instant on Tuesday, Serena Williams thought she would exit the French Open in the quarter-finals yet again but she quickly banished the notion to go past Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-1 3-6 6-3. The world number one, the first American woman in the last four on the Paris clay since Jennifer Capriati in 2004, came back from the brink and extended her winning streak to 29 matches to continue her run towards a second French Open title. ...
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Hampton upsets Kvitova as American quartet reach last 16
Yahoo News - over 3 years
By Toby Davis PARIS (Reuters) - America's Jamie Hampton upset seventh seed Petra Kvitova in the French Open on Saturday as four American women made it through to the last 16 of a grand slam for the first time since 2004. Hampton won 6-1 7-6(7) to join top seed Serena Williams, Sloane Stephens and Bethanie Mattek-Sands in the fourth round. The last time four players from the U.S. reached the same stage was at the U.S. Open in 2004 when Williams was joined by her sister Venus, Jennifer Capriati and Lindsey Davenport. "It's impressive, huh?," Hampton said about America's successful quartet. ...
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What Happened, Jennifer? - Daily Beast
Google News - almost 4 years
Daily Beast What Happened, Jennifer? Daily Beast Tennis prodigy turned tabloid staple Jennifer Capriati is once again in trouble with the law—charged with stalking an ex. Kevin Fallon on the former phenom's fall from grace. Like · Tweet. What is the lasting image of Jennifer Capriati? Jennifer Capriati at the ... Jennifer Capriati Accused Of Battery & (blog) Jennifer Capriati Charged With Battery After Attacking ExVibe Former Women's Tennis Star Charged With Stalking, BatteryIndiana's NewsCenter KpopStarz -CANOE all 72 news articles »
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jennifer Capriati
  • 2014
    Age 37
    In 2014, the state attorney's office in Palm Beach County, Florida, announced that Capriati had completed 30 hours of community service and four hours of anger management counseling in connection with the incident.
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  • 2013
    Age 36
    In 2013, Capriati was charged with battery and stalking after reportedly following and striking former boyfriend Ivan Brennan on Valentine's Day.
    More Details Hide Details The charges were later dropped.
  • 2010
    Age 33
    In 2010, she required treatment for a drug overdose.
    More Details Hide Details Capriati was in a relationship with Belgian tennis player Xavier Malisse.
  • 2009
    Age 32
    At the start of the next episode, however, which aired on June 30, 2009, came the sudden announcement that Capriati had re-aggravated a previous injury during the first episode's events, and that as a result she and her partner were eliminated from the competition.
    More Details Hide Details Capriati appeared in an Oil of Olay commercial in the early 1990s. She also appeared in an American Express commercial during the US Open. Capriati was born in New York, New York, the daughter of Denise and Stefano Capriati. She is of Italian descent. In 1993, Capriati was charged with shoplifting a ring, which she has described as accidental. She was arrested on May 16, 1994, and charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession. She agreed to enter a drug counselling program.
    The show, described as a revival of the 1970s series of the same name, premiered on June 23, 2009, in a co-ed format, with Capriati paired with singer and actor David Charvet, best known for his role as a lifeguard on the television show Baywatch.
    More Details Hide Details In the first episode of the show, they were one of the lower-performing teams and were sent into a run-off in an obstacle course race against basketball player Lisa Leslie and actor Dan Cortese. Capriati/Charvet won their race and avoided elimination.
    In April 2009, the media announced that Capriati would appear on the ABC television reality series The Superstars.
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  • 2003
    Age 26
    A back injury suffered during the 2003 WTA Tour Championships forced Capriati to withdraw from the 2004 Australian Open and the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo.
    More Details Hide Details Capriati advanced beyond the quarterfinals just once in her first four events of the year in Doha, losing to Anastasia Myskina in the semifinals. Her back continued to be an issue, forcing her out of Indian Wells and Miami. Her ranking dropped to No. 10 as a result of her injuries. Capriati produced her best results of the year during the European clay-court season. She reached the semis of Berlin, defeating world No. 5 Myskina in the quarters for her first top 5 win of the season, before losing to Mauresmo in the semifinals. At the Italian Open, Capriati defeated top seed Serena Williams in the quarterfinals, her first win over the American since Wimbledon 2001. Capriati moved on to the final, where she lost to Mauresmo in a 3-hour struggle. Seeded 7th at the French Open, Capriati went on to the semifinals, before losing to sixth seeded and eventual champion Myskina in straight sets.
    Capriati won her first title of 2003 in New Haven after Davenport retired in the final while trailing.
    More Details Hide Details This ended a 28-tournament title drought for Capriati, and was her first tour victory since she won the 2002 Australian Open. Seeded 6th at the US Open, Capriati reached the semifinal, where she faced second-seeded Justine Henin. Capriati served for the match twice and was two points away from victory eleven times, but Henin prevailed in a three-hour marathon. Capriati did not play again until the WTA Tour Championships when she lost in the semifinal to World No. 1 Justine Henin. Injuries plagued Capriati's 2004 season.
    Capriati then reached her second final of 2003 in Stanford, losing to Kim Clijsters in three sets.
    More Details Hide Details A pectoral strain forced Capriati to retire from her opening match in San Diego and pull out of Montreal.
    In the opening round of the 2003 Australian Open Capriati lost to unseeded and unheralded Marlene Weingärtner.
    More Details Hide Details Capriati was the first Australian Open title-holder to lose in the first round. She withdrew from the Pan Pacific Open to further recover from her surgery. Capriati rebounded by reaching at least semifinals of the next five tournaments she played. She lost to Lindsay Davenport in the semifinals of the Indian Wells tournament. She then reached the final of the Sony Ericsson Open for the third consecutive year before losing to World No. 1 Serena Williams. Capriati lost in the round of 16 of the French Open to unseeded Nadia Petrova. She reached the quarters of Wimbledon for the sixth time, losing to Serena Williams in three sets, her eighth consecutive loss to her compatriot.
  • 2002
    Age 25
    A week after the 2002 WTA Championships, Capriati had eye surgery in order to remove pterygiums (sun spots) from both eyes.
    More Details Hide Details Recovery from the surgery hampered Capriati's off-season preparation.
  • 2001
    Age 24
    Despite the loss, Capriati accumulated the best Grand Slam record of 2001, and she was the only player to reach at least the semifinals of all four of the Grand Slam tournaments.
    More Details Hide Details Despite playing very little in the fall, Capriati became ranked world No. 1 on October 15. She lost her opening match at the WTA Tour Championships to Maleeva. Capriati would have finished the year ranked No. 1 had she reached the semifinals. Instead, she finished No. 2, behind Lindsay Davenport, with a 56–14 record. As a result of Lindsay Davenport's withdrawal from the Australian Open due to an injury, Capriati was the top seed. She defeated the sixth-seeded Amélie Mauresmo and the fourth-seeded Kim Clijsters en route to her second consecutive final there, where she once again faced Martina Hingis. The match was played in very hot conditions, with the temperature exceeding 35 degrees Celsius. Capriati fought back from 6–4, 4–0 down and four championship points to eventually prevail 4–6, 7–6(7), 6–2. This was Capriati's third and final Grand Slam title.
    Seeded fourth at the 2001 French Open, Capriati defeated top seed Hingis in the semis and the 12th seeded Kim Clijsters in the final to win her second consecutive Grand Slam title.
    More Details Hide Details Her 1–6, 6–4, 12–10 win over Clijsters had the longest-ever third set in a women's final in the French Open. Capriati was two points away from being defeated four times. She was only the fifth woman in history to win the Australian Open and the French Open consecutively. At Wimbledon, Capriati rallied from 7–6, 5–3, 30–0 down in the quarters to defeat Serena Williams. Capriati's 19-match Grand Slam win streak ended in the semis at the hands of eighth seeded Justine Henin. Capriati rebounded at the Rogers Cup in Toronto, Ontario, making it to the final before losing to Serena Williams after saving match point in the second set. Capriati then lost in the semifinals of the US Open to Venus Williams.
    Capriati then reached the finals of the Cellular Cup in Oklahoma City, losing in the final to Seles. After electing not to participate at the 2001 Indian Wells Masters, Capriati reached the final in Miami, losing to Venus Williams after having failed to convert on eight championship points.
    More Details Hide Details Capriati then embarked on a remarkably successful clay court campaign. She won her second title of the year at the Family Circle Cup in Charleston, South Carolina, defeating Hingis in three sets in the final. She then lost in the final of Berlin to Amélie Mauresmo, also in three sets.
    Capriati was seeded 12th at the 2001 Australian Open.
    More Details Hide Details She rallied from a set and a break down to defeat Monica Seles to reach the semis for the second consecutive year, beating World No. Two Davenport. In her first Grand Slam final, she defeated top seed and World No. 1 Martina Hingis in straight sets to win her first Grand Slam singles title. She was the lowest seed to ever win the title, and also the first player since Tracy Austin in 1979 to defeat the top two ranked players in straight sets at a major. As a result of this triumph, Capriati re-entered the top 10 in the rankings at No. 7, the longest absence (nearly eight years) from the top 10 in WTA history.
    At the 2001 Australian Open, the reinvigorated Capriati became the lowest seed to ever win the championship when she defeated Martina Hingis in straight sets for her first Grand Slam championship.
    More Details Hide Details She also won the French Open that year, claiming the Women's Tennis Association No. 1 ranking in October. After successfully defending her Australian Open title in 2002, Capriati became a top-10 mainstay until injuries derailed her career in 2004. She won 14 professional singles tournaments during her career, along with one women's doubles championship. She won the Junior Orange Bowl in both the 12- and the 14-year categories, and is one of only nine tennis players to win the Junior Orange Bowl championship twice in its 70-year history, which list includes Andy Murray, Jimmy Connors, Monica Seles, and Yishai Oliel. Capriati made her professional debut as a 13-year-old, reaching the finals of two of her first three pro events, losing to Gabriela Sabatini and Martina Navratilova in the Boca Raton and Hilton Head tournaments respectively, earning her first two wins over top-10 players (No. 10 Helena Suková and number-five Arantxa Sánchez Vicario). She entered the rankings in April, at No. 23. Capriati made her Grand Slam debut at the French Open. She went all the way to the semifinals, losing to eventual champion Monica Seles. She then reached the fourth round at Wimbledon, losing to Steffi Graf. Later in the year Capriati won her first career title in Puerto Rico, defeating Zina Garrison. After this victory Capriati entered the world's top 10. She qualified for the WTA Championships, narrowly losing to Graf in the first round in three sets.
  • 2000
    Age 23
    At the 2000 Australian Open, Capriati reached her first Grand Slam semifinal in nine years before losing to eventual champion Lindsay Davenport in straight sets.
    More Details Hide Details At the Miami Masters, Capriati defeated World No. 6 Serena Williams for her first win over a player ranked in the top six in four years en route to a quarterfinal finish. Shortly after, Capriati was sidelined with right Achilles tendonitis in April and an elbow injury in June. Capriati had a strong fall season, winning her ninth career title at Luxembourg, defeating Magdalena Maleeva. She also finished runner up in Quebec City to Chanda Rubin and was a semifinalist in Zürich. These results propelled Capriati back into the top 20 for the first time since April 1994. She qualified for the season-ending championships for the first time in seven years. Her year-end ranking was 14, her highest in seven years. Capriati was also a member of the US Fed Cup Team, winning a singles and doubles rubber in the US's victory over Spain in the final.
  • 1999
    Age 22
    1999 was Capriati's best season in several years.
    More Details Hide Details She won her first title in six years at Strasbourg, defeating ninth ranked Nathalie Tauziat in a quarterfinal for her first win over a top 10 player in two years. She defeated Russian Elena Likhovtseva in the final. She won her second title of the year at Quebec City, defeating American Chanda Rubin in the final. She also reached the round of 16 at both Roland Garros and US Open. She finished the year at No. 23.
    During the next two years, Capriati slowly returned to championship form, winning her first title in six years in Strasbourg in 1999 and regaining a top-20 ranking.
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  • 1998
    Age 21
    Capriati finished 1998 ranked 101.
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    Capriati did not play the first half of 1998.
    More Details Hide Details By the spring, she was ranked below the top 200. She accepted a wildcard entry into the clay-court tournament in Hamburg, Germany, where she reached the quarterfinals, but then lost to Martina Hingis. Capriati was also a quarterfinalist in Palermo, Italy. In the first round at Wimbledon, Capriati won her first Grand Slam singles match in five years, before losing to Lori McNeil in the second round.
  • 1997
    Age 20
    In January 1997, Capriati reached the final in Sydney for the second time in her career, defeating World No. 9 Lindsay Davenport en route to her only top-10 win of the year, losing to Martina Hingis in the final.
    More Details Hide Details She only reached the quarterfinals at one other tournament, Oklahoma City, where she lost to Davenport. Capriati finished the year at No. 66, having played in just three tournaments.
  • 1995
    Age 18
    She did not play at all in 1995.
    More Details Hide Details Capriati, unranked, played her first match in 15 months in Essen, where she reached the quarterfinals, losing to Jana Novotná in three sets. She reached her first final in more than three years at Chicago, defeating Monica Seles en route, before losing again to Novotná in three sets. Capriati also reached the quarters in the fall at the Zurich Open, defeating Sabatini in the opening round in what would be the last singles match of Sabatini's career. Capriati competed in her first Grand Slam tournaments since 1993 at the French Open and the U.S. Open, losing in the first round of both. Capriati re-appeared on the rankings in April at No. 103, and finished the year inside the top 25, at No. 24.
  • 1994
    Age 17
    In 1994, Capriati admitted that she had contemplated suicide due to tennis burnout and issues over her appearance and relationships.
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    Capriati only played one match in 1994, losing in the first round of Philadelphia to Anke Huber.
    More Details Hide Details She fell off the rankings in June.
  • 1993
    Age 16
    At her first tournament of 1993, in Sydney, Capriati defeated third-ranked Sabatini in the semifinals before defeating Anke Huber in the final.
    More Details Hide Details For the second straight year she reached the quarterfinals at the first three majors of the year. She reached the final of the Rogers Cup in Montreal, losing to Steffi Graf. At the US Open, the seventh-seeded Capriati lost her opening match to former top 15-player Leila Meskhi, her first loss in the first round of any pro tournament. Following this loss, Capriati decided to take a break from tennis. She finished the year ranked ninth.
  • 1992
    Age 15
    Also in 1992, a Sega Genesis video game titled Jennifer Capriati Tennis was released by Renovation Products.
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    Capriati's 1992 season was highlighted by her victory at the Summer Olympics.
    More Details Hide Details She defeated second-seeded Arantxa Sánchez Vicario in the semifinals and came from a set down to defeat top-seeded Steffi Graf in the gold-medal match. Capriati next defended her title in San Diego, defeating Conchita Martínez in the final, the only time that Capriati won back-to-back singles titles during her career. She reached the quarter-finals at the Australian Open (in her debut), at the French Open, and at Wimbledon, and then she lost in the third round at the US Open. In Miami, Capriati ended Monica Seles's streak of 21 consecutive finals by defeating her in the quarterfinals. Capriati finished the year ranked in the top 10 for the third straight year, at No. 7. She also became the youngest player to surpass $1 million in prize money (Martina Hingis would later break this record).
    A member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, she won three singles championships in Grand Slam tournaments, a gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics, reached the World No. 1 ranking, and is considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time.
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  • 1990
    Age 13
    Capriati set a number of youngest-ever records at the start of her career. She made her professional debut in 1990 at the age of 13 years 11 months, reaching the final of the hard-court tournament in Boca Raton, Florida.
    More Details Hide Details Capriati reached the semifinals of the French Open in her debut and later became the youngest ever player to reach the top 10 at age 14 years, 235 days in October of that year. Following a first-round loss at the 1993 US Open, Capriati took a 14-month break from competitive pro tennis. Her personal struggles during this time (including arrests for shoplifting and possession of marijuana) were well-documented by the press. In 1998, Capriati won her first Grand Slam singles match in five years at Wimbledon.
  • 1976
    Born on March 29, 1976.
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