We are Tennis


aka Jenny

The harder they fall...

Throughout her career, which began with a bang at the age of 13, Jennifer Capriati flirted with the summits, but also sunk to the depths on multiple occasions. Yet the young American started out with a happy-go-lucky attitude. Her father Stefano detected her potential early on and entrusted her to Jimmy Evert, father of Chris Evert. Jennifer adored the women's champion and decided to be like her. But stronger and faster. With her all-power game, Capriati first won Roland-Garros Juniors when she was 13. The next year, in 1990, she made a splash at the French Open: the American made it to the semifinals at the tender age of 14. The "Child Champion" had arrived. But she hit her first rough patch in late 1993. After losing in the first round of the U.S. Open, the New York native ended her career... at age 17! After hardships and struggles, Jennifer Capriati returned to the tour in 1996. Her comeback was low-key at first, but 2001 was a year of grace for the American player, who won the Australian Open, then Roland-Garros. She became world number one, then took the Australian Open again in 2002. Her triumph was short lived. Despite making it to the quarter-finals and semifinals at major tournaments, Capriati, suffering from a shoulder injury, ended her career in 2004. Since then, her name has cropped up regularly in the news. Life is hard








Higher ranking


WTA Singles, 15/10/2001

grand slam


  • Open d'Australie (2): 2001, 2002
  • Roland-Garros (1): 2001



  • Gold medal, 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games
  • Fed Cup (2): 1990, 2000


  • Fed Cup (1): 1991