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Capriati wins in second round

CHARLESTON, S.C., April 14 (UPI) -- Playing just her fourth event of the year, Jennifer Capriati dispatched Lina Krasnoroutskaya, 6-3, 6-1, Wednesday at the Family Circle Cup.

Capriati withdraws with back injury

INDIAN WELLS, Calif., March 7 (UPI) -- Jennifer Capriati became the latest high-profile player to withdraw from this week's Pacific Life Open with a back injury, officials announced Sunday.

Capriati withdraws from Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Two-time Australian Open champion Jennifer Capriati has withdrawn from this year's event with a bad back.

Capriati advances to quarterfinals

NEW YORK, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Jennifer Capriati capped a long and frustrating day Monday with a trip to the U.S. Open quarterfinals.

Capriati, Hewitt advance at U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Jennifer Capriati advanced to the fourth round of the U.S. Open Saturday when the American overcame Frenchwoman Emilie Loit, 6-2, 2-6, 6-2.

Capriati out with injury

SAN DIEGO, July 30 (UPI) -- Jennifer Capriati became the latest casualty Wednesday at the injury-depleted Acura Classic.

Capriati advances to third round

PALO ALTO, Calif., July 23 (UPI) -- Jennifer Capriati needed three sets to win her first match Wednesday at the Bank of the West Classic.

Capriati survives bad weather

EASTBOURNE, England, June 19 (UPI) -- Jennifer Capriati had to battle the cold and wind Thursday to reach the semifinals of the Hasting Direct International Championships.
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Jennifer Marie Capriati (born March 29, 1976, in New York City) is a former professional tennis player, ranked number one in the world for a short time, and the winner of three women's singles championships in Grand Slam tournaments. Capriati made her professional debut in 1990 at the age of 14 when she reached the finals of the hard court tournament in Boca Raton, Florida, losing there to Gabriela Sabatini. Capriati reached the semifinals of the French Open in her debut and later became the youngest ever player to crack the top 10 at age 14 years, 235 days in October of that year. Between 1990 and 1993, Capriati won six singles titles, including a Gold Medal at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, defeating Steffi Graf in the final. Following a first round loss at the 1993 U.S. Open, the burned out 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. During the next two years, Capriati slowly returned to championship form, winning her first title in six years in Strasbourg, France in 1999 and regaining a top 20 ranking. At the 2001 Australian Open, the reinvigorated Capriati became the lowest seed to ever win the championship when she defeated Martina Hingis (ranked number one in the world at the time) in straight sets for her first Grand Slam championship. She also won the French Open that year, claiming the number one ranking in October. After successfully defending her Australian Open crown in 2002, Capriati became a top ten mainstay until injuries derailed her career in 2004.

Capriati won 14 professional singles tournaments during her career, along with one women's doubles championship.

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