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Jennifer Capriati

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Jennifer Capriati's Biography

Jennifer Marie Capriati (born March 29, 1976) 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. 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.

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  • Glam Slam: Bouchard v Kvitova in final

      News Source: Adelaide Now | 25 days ago
    Bouchard has created grand slam history after the brilliant young baseliner roared into the Wimbedon final. The 20-year-old's 7-6 (7-5) 6-2 victory over world No 3 Simona Halep meant Bouchard is the first Canadian to feature in a major singles final.
  • Bouchard, 2011 champ Kvitova reach Wimbledon final

      News Source: Sacramento Bee | 26 days ago
    Eugenie Bouchard defeated French Open runner-up Simona Halep 7-6 (5), 6-2 Thursday to advance to the Wimbledon final against 2011 champion Petra Kvitova. Bouchard, who has not dropped a set in six matches, won on her sixth match point to reach her
  • The steel behind Eugenie Bouchard's smile

      News Source: Macleans | 26 days ago
    Ever since the sea change that was the 2010 Winter Olympics, Canadians have developed a taste for the cutthroat, at least when it comes to the athletes who represent us. All that deferential, good-try, just-happy-to-be-here stuff went out the window

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