Following a first-round loss at the 1993 US Open, 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.
At the 2001 Australian Open, the reinvigorated Capriati became the lowest seed ever to win the championship when she defeated Martina Hingis in straight sets for her first Grand Slam championship.
She also reached two Grand Slam semifinals, at Wimbledon and the US Open.
At Wimbledon, the 15-year-old Capriati stunned nine-time champion Martina Navratilova, defeating her in the quarterfinals in straight sets.
(born March 29, 1976) is an American former professional tennis player.
A member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, she won three singles championships in Grand Slam tournaments, was the gold medalist at the 1992 Summer Olympics, and reached the World No. Capriati set a number of youngest-ever records at the start of her career.
After this victory Capriati entered the world's top 10.