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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French Open takeaways: Ostapenko's fearlessness ruled the day
ABC News - 9 months
It has been 16 years since Jennifer Capriati lost the first set of the French Open final and won. Until Saturday in Paris, no one had come back from that deficit to capture the crown. Meet Jelena Ostapenko, a 20-year-old player who had yet to win a WTA level tournament of any kind until her Roland Garros triumph. It's a measure of the 5-foot-10 Latvian's immense talent. She earned her trophy with a 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 win over second-time Roland Garros finalist Simona Halep. Here are the takeaways from the match: Ostapenko's fearlessness ruled the day Many parts of Ostapenko's game malfunctioned at various times in this match, which is usually a kiss of death against the consistent, speedy, error-free Halep. But Ostapenko pursued her aggressive game plan even when she was in a deep hole, down a set and facing two break points to go down 4-0 in the second set. That fearless attitude exists independent of any other physical, mental or technical.....
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Women's tennis new world number one: Angelique Kerber
Yahoo News - over 1 year
- 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 - almost 2 years
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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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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    THIRTIES
  • 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.
  • 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.
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  • 2010
    Age 33
    In 2010, she required treatment for a drug overdose.
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  • 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.
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    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.
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    In April 2009, the media announced that Capriati would appear on the ABC television reality series The Superstars.
  • TWENTIES
  • 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.
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    Capriati won her first title of 2003 in New Haven after Davenport retired in the final while trailing.
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    Capriati then reached her second final of 2003 in Stanford, losing to Kim Clijsters in three sets.
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    In the opening round of the 2003 Australian Open Capriati lost to unseeded and unheralded Marlene Weingärtner.
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  • 2002
    Age 25
    A week after the 2002 WTA Championships, Capriati had eye surgery in order to remove pterygiums (sun spots) from both eyes.
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  • 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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Capriati was seeded 12th at the 2001 Australian Open.
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    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.
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  • 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.
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  • 1999
    Age 22
    1999 was Capriati's best season in several years.
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    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.
  • 1998
    Age 21
    Capriati finished 1998 ranked 101.
    Capriati did not play the first half of 1998.
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  • 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.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1995
    Age 18
    She did not play at all in 1995.
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  • 1994
    Age 17
    In 1994, Capriati admitted that she had contemplated suicide due to tennis burnout and issues over her appearance and relationships.
    Capriati only played one match in 1994, losing in the first round of Philadelphia to Anke Huber.
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  • 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.
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  • 1992
    Age 15
    Also in 1992, a Sega Genesis video game titled Jennifer Capriati Tennis was released by Renovation Products.
    Capriati's 1992 season was highlighted by her victory at the Summer Olympics.
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    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.
  • 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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1976
    Born
    Born on March 29, 1976.
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