Jennifer Maria Capriati is an American former professional tennis player. A member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, and a former World No. 1, she won three singles championships in Grand Slam tournaments and was the gold medalist at the 1992 Summer Olympics. 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. 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 were well-documented by the press. In 1998, Capriati won her first Grand Slam singles match in five years at Wimbledon.
|Residence:||Wesley Chapel, Florida, U.S.|
|Born:||March 29, 1976, New York City, New York|
|Height:||5 ft 7 in (1.7 m)|
|Turned pro:||March 5, 1990|
|Plays:||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Prize money:||US$ 10,206,639|
|Int. Tennis HoF:||2012 (member page)|
|Career record:||430–176 (%)|
|Career titles:||14 WTA|
|Highest ranking:||No. 1 (October 15, 2001)|
|Australian Open:||W (2001, 2002)|
|French Open:||W (2001)|
|Wimbledon:||SF (1991, 2001)|
|US Open:||SF (1991, 2001, 2003, 2004)|
|Tour Finals:||SF (2002, 2003)|
|Career titles:||1 WTA|
|Highest ranking:||No. 28 (March 2, 1992)|
|Australian Open:||3R (2000)|
|French Open:||3R (2000, 2001)|
|Wimbledon:||3R (1991, 2000)|
|US Open:||QF (2001)|
|Twitter:||Jennifer Capriati's Twitter profile|
|IMDb:||Jennifer Capriati's IMDb|
About Jennifer Capriati
International Tennis Hall of Fame and former World No. 1 tennis pro who won 14 professional singles tournaments.
At age 13, she started playing professional tennis, and at age 14, she became the youngest player to make the Top Ten at the French Open.
She won six singles titles from 1990 to 1993, but because of burn-out, she took a 14-month break from competitive pro tennis.
Her parents, Stefano and Denise, began training her to be a tennis star as soon as she was able to hold a racket.
She won the gold metal at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics after defeating Steffi Graf in the final.