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Jennifer Capriati's Career Highlights

From teen phenom to world No.1, Jennifer Capriati showed champion spirit in winning three Grand Slam titles and Olympic gold.

Published September 08, 2011 02:39

Jennifer Capriati made her tour debut at Boca Raton in 1990. At 13 years 11 months she went all the way to the final.
Jennifer Capriati made her tour debut at Boca Raton in 1990. At 13 years 11 months she went all the way to the final.
Capriati was seeded No.12 on her Wimbledon debut in 1990. She was stopped by Steffi Graf in the fourth round.
Capriati was seeded No.12 on her Wimbledon debut in 1990. She was stopped by Steffi Graf in the fourth round.
Not surprisingly, Capriati was a big hit with younger fans from the moment she arrived on the tour.
Not surprisingly, Capriati was a big hit with younger fans from the moment she arrived on the tour.
Teen phenom Capriati met with pre-teen phenoms Venus and Serena Williams at a camp for talented juniors.
Teen phenom Capriati met with pre-teen phenoms Venus and Serena Williams at a camp for talented juniors.
Capriati beat Graf to capture the singles gold medal at the Barcelona Olympics in 1992.
Capriati beat Graf to capture the singles gold medal at the Barcelona Olympics in 1992.
In 1999, Capriati won two titles - her first since 1993 - and reached the round of 16 at Flushing Meadows.
In 1999, Capriati won two titles - her first since 1993 - and reached the round of 16 at Flushing Meadows.
In 2000, Capriati was in the victorious US Fed Cup team with Lisa Raymond, Lindsay Davenport and Monica Seles.
In 2000, Capriati was in the victorious US Fed Cup team with Lisa Raymond, Lindsay Davenport and Monica Seles.
Capriati was 24 when she beat Martina Hingis to win her first Grand Slam title at the 2001 Australian Open.
Capriati was 24 when she beat Martina Hingis to win her first Grand Slam title at the 2001 Australian Open.
Capriati played with power and aggression off both wings, and wasn't afraid to use all of the court.
Capriati played with power and aggression off both wings, and wasn't afraid to use all of the court.
Capriati won her second major at Roland Garros in 2001, edging Kim Clijsters 12-10 in the third set of the final.
Capriati won her second major at Roland Garros in 2001, edging Kim Clijsters 12-10 in the third set of the final.
Capriati and Clijsters share a moment during the WTA Championships in 2001.
Capriati and Clijsters share a moment during the WTA Championships in 2001.
Capriati successfully defended her Australian title in 2002, again at the expense of Hingis.
Capriati successfully defended her Australian title in 2002, again at the expense of Hingis.
Capriati trailed Hingis 64 40 and saved four match points before winning the Melbourne final, 46 76(7) 62.
Capriati trailed Hingis 64 40 and saved four match points before winning the Melbourne final, 46 76(7) 62.
Capriati won the last of her 14 singles titles at New Haven in 2003, overcoming Davenport in the final.
Capriati won the last of her 14 singles titles at New Haven in 2003, overcoming Davenport in the final.
At the 2003 US Open Capriati lost a barnburner of a semifinal against Justine Henin, 46 75 76(4).
At the 2003 US Open Capriati lost a barnburner of a semifinal against Justine Henin, 46 75 76(4).
Capriati beat Serena in the quarterfinals of the 2004 French Open, but was dispatched by eventual champion Anastasia Myskina in the semis.
Capriati beat Serena in the quarterfinals of the 2004 French Open, but was dispatched by eventual champion Anastasia Myskina in the semis.
Capriati joined Graf, James Blake, Donald Young, Venus and Andre Agassi for Arthur Ashe Kids' Day in 2004.
Capriati joined Graf, James Blake, Donald Young, Venus and Andre Agassi for Arthur Ashe Kids' Day in 2004.
Capriati marched to the semis of the 2004 US Open, but was pipped in another third set tie-break by Elena Dementieva.
Capriati marched to the semis of the 2004 US Open, but was pipped in another third set tie-break by Elena Dementieva.
Capriati was on hand to farewell the retiring Iva Majoli at the WTA Championships in 2004. Capriati also played her last match that season.
Capriati was on hand to farewell the retiring Iva Majoli at the WTA Championships in 2004. Capriati also played her last match that season.
Capriati in San Diego in 2007. She did not return to the tour after undergoing shoulder surgery in January 2005.
Capriati in San Diego in 2007. She did not return to the tour after undergoing shoulder surgery in January 2005.
  • Jennifer Capriati made her tour debut at Boca Raton in 1990. At 13 years 11 months she went all the way to the final.
  • Capriati was seeded No.12 on her Wimbledon debut in 1990. She was stopped by Steffi Graf in the fourth round.
  • Not surprisingly, Capriati was a big hit with younger fans from the moment she arrived on the tour.
  • Teen phenom Capriati met with pre-teen phenoms Venus and Serena Williams at a camp for talented juniors.
  • Capriati beat Graf to capture the singles gold medal at the Barcelona Olympics in 1992.
  • In 1999, Capriati won two titles - her first since 1993 - and reached the round of 16 at Flushing Meadows.
  • In 2000, Capriati was in the victorious US Fed Cup team with Lisa Raymond, Lindsay Davenport and Monica Seles.
  • Capriati was 24 when she beat Martina Hingis to win her first Grand Slam title at the 2001 Australian Open.
  • Capriati played with power and aggression off both wings, and wasn't afraid to use all of the court.
  • Capriati won her second major at Roland Garros in 2001, edging Kim Clijsters 12-10 in the third set of the final.
  • Capriati and Clijsters share a moment during the WTA Championships in 2001.
  • Capriati successfully defended her Australian title in 2002, again at the expense of Hingis.
  • Capriati trailed Hingis 64 40 and saved four match points before winning the Melbourne final, 46 76(7) 62.
  • Capriati won the last of her 14 singles titles at New Haven in 2003, overcoming Davenport in the final.
  • At the 2003 US Open Capriati lost a barnburner of a semifinal against Justine Henin, 46 75 76(4).
  • Capriati beat Serena in the quarterfinals of the 2004 French Open, but was dispatched by eventual champion Anastasia Myskina in the semis.
  • Capriati joined Graf, James Blake, Donald Young, Venus and Andre Agassi for Arthur Ashe Kids' Day in 2004.
  • Capriati marched to the semis of the 2004 US Open, but was pipped in another third set tie-break by Elena Dementieva.
  • Capriati was on hand to farewell the retiring Iva Majoli at the WTA Championships in 2004. Capriati also played her last match that season.
  • Capriati in San Diego in 2007. She did not return to the tour after undergoing shoulder surgery in January 2005.
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