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Jennifer Capriati (USA) (2)

Country United States
Tour Debut 4
Jennifer Capriati (cap-pree-AH-tee) - (USA) Residence: Saddlebook, Florida, USA Birthdate: March 29, 1976 Birthplace: New York, New York, USA Height: 5' 8 1/2" (1.74 m) Weight: 134 lbs. (61 kg) Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand) Status: Pro (March 5, 1990) Sanex WTA TOUR singles titles: 10 (includes 1 Olympics) Sanex WTA TOUR doubles titles: 1 Grand Slam titles: 1 singles ITF Women's Circuit singles titles: 0 2001 HIGHLIGHTS - SINGLES WINNER: Australian Open FINALIST: Oklahoma City SEMIFINALIST: Scottsdale 2001 HIGHLIGHTS - DOUBLES QUARTERFINALIST: Scottsdale (w/Seles) GRAND SLAM (SINGLES) AND CHASE CHAMPIONSHIPS (S/D) HISTORY 01 00 99 98 97 96 95 94 93 92 91 90 89 AUSTRALIAN W SF 2r -- 1r -- -- -- QF QF -- -- -- ROLAND GARROS -- 1r 4r -- -- 1r -- -- QF QF 4r SF -- WIMBLEDON -- 4r 2r 2r -- -- -- -- QF QF SF 4r -- UNITED STATES -- 4r 4r 1r 1r 1r -- -- 1r 3r SF 4r -- CHASE CHAMPS (S) -- 1r -- -- -- -- -- -- -- QF QF 1r -- CHASE CHAMPS (D) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- CAREER HIGHLIGHTS - SINGLES WINNER (10 Sanex WTA TOUR): 2001 - Australian Open; 2000 - Luxembourg; 1999 - Strasbourg, Quebec City; 1993 - Sydney; 1992 - San Diego, Olympics; 1991 - San Diego, Canadian Open; 1990 - Puerto Rico FINALIST (8): 2001 - Oklahoma City; 2000 - Quebec City; 1997 - Sydney; 1996 - Chicago; 1993 - Canadian Open; 1991 - Philadelphia; 1990 - Boca Raton, Hilton Head SEMIFINALIST (13): 2001 - Scottsdale; 2000 - Australian Open, s'Hertogenbosch, Zurich; 1993 - Hilton Head; 1992 - Miami, German Open, Philadelphia; 1991 - Wimbledon, U.S. Open, Boca Raton, German Open; 1990 - Roland Garros ADDITIONAL: United States Fed Cup Team 1990-91, 1996, 2000. United States Olympic Team 1992. United States Wightman Cup Team 1989. CAREER HIGHLIGHTS - DOUBLES WINNER (1): 1991 - Italian Open (w/Seles) FINALIST (1): 1992 - Light 'n Lively Doubles (w/G. Fernandez) CAREER HIGHLIGHTS - MIXED DOUBLES QUARTERFINALIST (1): 1992 - Wimbledon (w/Jensen) QUICK FACTS * Defeated the world's Nos. 1, 2 and 4 players (the last three winners of the Australian Open) en route to her first Grand Slam title at the 2001 Australian Open, becoming the lowest seed (12th) to win a GS title in the professional era (there was one unseeded winner); ninth player (10th time) in pro era to defeat the top two seeds en route to a GS title and first since 1979 to beat both in straight sets; ranking re-entered the Top 10 for first time in seven years * In her next tournament after winning the 2001 Australian Open, stretched her winning streak to 10 by reaching the final in Oklahoma City before falling to Monica Seles; following the tournament, cracked into the world's Top 5 rankings for the first time at No. 5 * Semifinalist at 2001 Scottsdale * At the 2000 Australian Open, reached first Grand Slam semifinal in nine years including three-set wins over 14th seed Dominique Van Roost and Patty Schnyder, and a 6-0, 6-2 quarterfinal win over Ai Sugiyama before falling to champion Lindsay Davenport 6-2, 7-6; has now reached the semifinals at all four Grand Slam tournaments; ranking improved to No. 17, her first time in the Top 20 since April 4, 1994 * Upset world No. 6 Serena Williams to reach the quarterfinals at 2000 Miami, her first win over a player ranked six or higher since November 1996, when she defeated co-No. 1 Monica Seles in Chicago * Won the ninth title of her career at 2000 Luxembourg, pulling out three-set wins in her last three matches; also a finalist at 2000 Quebec City * Semifinalist at 2000 s'Hertogenbosch, a grass court event, with a win over Patty Schnyder in the quarterfinals; a week later at Wimbledon, enjoyed best showing there in seven years by reaching the fourth round after upsetting 16th seed Dominique Van Roost in the first round * Reached second major semifinal of 2000 in Zurich, a Tier I tournament, upsetting fourth seed Anna Kournikova in the quarterfinals to avenge a loss to her earlier in the year * Sidelined in April 2000 with tendinitis in her right Achilles tendon; hindered by an elbow injury in June 2000; suffered a strained left quadricep during an exhibition match in Mahwah (USA), in July * Capped off successful 2000 season by qualifying for season-ending Chase Championships as one of the Top 16 players of the year for first time since 1992; also qualified in 1990-91 * A member of the champion 2000 United States Fed Cup team, winning a singles and doubles match in the final against Spain * In 1999, enjoyed her best season in six years, winning two singles titles and finishing the season ranked No. 23 * Captured first title in six years at 1999 Strasbourg with wins over four higher-ranked players; win over world No. 9 Nathalie Tauziat 6-1, 6-0 in the quarterfinals was her first win over a Top 10 player in more than two years; title was the seventh of career; defeated Tauziat twice more in 1999 at the Canadian and U.S. Opens * Won her second title of 1999 and eighth of her career in Quebec City, including come-from-behind victories over 20th-ranked, second seed Amy Frazier in the semifinals and 27th-ranked, second seed Chanda Rubin in the final; ranking improved to No. 26, her highest in two years and nine months * Ranked No. 50, reached first final in three years at 1996 Chicago with upsets of No. 13 Maggie Maleeva and co-No. 1 Monica Seles; fell to No. 5 Jana Novotna in three sets * After 1993 U.S. Open, dropped off tour until November 1994 when she lost in the first round in Philadelphia; next returned in February 1996 in Essen, Germany, where she reached the quarterfinals before falling to Jana Novotna in three sets; re-entered rankings at No. 103 on April 1, 1996, and finished the year at No. 24 * Defeated Gabriela Sabatini at 1996 Zurich in Sabatini's last singles match before retiring * Won gold medal at 1992 Olympics by defeating Steffi Graf 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in final * Passed $1-million mark in career earnings at 1992 Wimbledon, becoming the then-youngest player to surpass $1 million in prize money at 16 years, 3 months (now ranks as second-youngest behind Martina Hingis who was 16 years, 1 month, 10 days) * Upset Monica Seles in the quarterfinals at 1992 Miami, ending Seles' 21 consecutive-finals streak two short of tying Martina Navratilova's record * At 1991 U.S. Open, age 15 years, 5 months, 8 days, became youngest semifinalist since Andrea Jaeger in 1980 at age 15 years, 3 months, 1 day * Defeated No. 1 Monica Seles in 1991 final at San Diego, the youngest final in Open Era: Capriati (15 years, four months) and Seles (17 years, eight months) were a combined 33 years old * In 1991, became youngest-ever female semifinalist at Wimbledon at 15 years, 95 days; defeated Navratilova in a quarterfinal match, forcing Navratilova's earliest Wimbledon exit in 14 years * In 1990, became youngest-ever to be ranked in the Top 10 at age of 14 years, 235 days; Tracy Austin was 15 in 1978, Andrea Jaeger was 15 in 1980, Steffi Graf was 16 in 1985 and Martina Hingis was 16 1996 * In first tournament as pro (1990 Boca Raton), reached the final, losing to Gabriela Sabatini 6-4, 7-5 * At age 14, became youngest Grand Slam semifinalist in tennis history at 1990 Roland Garros * At age 14, became youngest seed (No. 12) in Grand Slam history at 1990 Wimbledon; youngest player to win a match in Wimbledon history * In 11th event as a pro (excluding Fed Cup), won first title at 1990 Puerto Rico, defeating Zina Garrison in the final; at 14 years, 6 months and 29 days, is fourth-youngest player to win a Sanex WTA TOUR event, led only by Tracy Austin, Kathy Rinaldi and Andrea Jaeger * Named the TENNIS Magazine 1999 Comeback Player of the Year; received the 1999 * Eurosport Spirit of Cooperation award; recipient of 1996 Sanex WTA TOUR Comeback Player of the Year award; 1991 TENNIS Magazine Most Improved Female Player; recipient of 1990 Sanex WTA TOUR Most Impressive Newcomer Award and 1990 TENNIS Magazine/Rolex Watch Female Rookie of the Year; 1989 World Tennis and TENNIS Magazine Junior Player of the Year and recognized by the U.S. Olympic Committee as Athlete of the Year in the Sport of Tennis for 1989 * In 1989 at age 13 became the youngest player to win Roland Garros junior title (a record broken by Martina Hingis in 1993), the U.S. Open junior title, the U.S. Hard Court 18s and the U.S. Clay Court 18s; also won the Astrid Bowl and Easter Bowl 16s junior titles, and junior doubles titles at the U.S. Open and Wimbledon with Meredith McGrath in 1989 * Coached by her father, Stefano, and brother, Steven PERSONAL Father, Stefano, and mother, Denise, both play club-level tennis; younger brother, Steven, plays collegiate tennis...Hobbies are reading, writing, watching movies, and swing dancing...Favorite movies are The Shining and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Sanex WTA TOUR RANKING (SEASON-ENDING, SINGLES) 2000-14; 1999-23; 1998-101; 1997-66; 1996-24; 1995-NR; 1994-NR; 1993-9; 1992-7; 1991-6; 1990-8 HIGHEST SINGLES RANKING: No. 6 (September 9, 1991-August 9, 1992; August 24-September 13, 1992; September 21-October 18, 1992; February 1-March 21, 1993; April 5-11, 1993

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