Jennifer Capriati, born in New York on March 29, 1976, is a former American tennis player.
Considered one of the best talents of her generation, in her career she won 14 WTA singles titles, including 3 Grand Slams, and one in doubles, also winning the Fed Cup three times with the United States and the gold medal at the Games of the XXV Olympiad in Barcelona in 1992, at the age of only 16, breaking all precociousness records.
Despite the bad relationship with her father, as had already happened to other colleagues of her, including Jelena Dokic and Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, and the weight of expectations in relation to her young age with which she made her professional debut, she managed to become nº 1 in the world in 2001, before definitively abandoning the competitive activity in 2004, at the age of 28.
She was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2012.
In January 2007, the tennis player declared, two years after the arthroscopic surgery and three after the last match played, that she had not yet abandoned the possibility of returning to the circuit. In July 2007, in an interview with the New York Daily News, she admits that she suffers from depression and have suicidal thoughts. The same year she underwent her third shoulder surgery and her future remained uncertain.
On 27 June 2010 she was hospitalized following an emergency call for an accidental overdose of a medicine regularly prescribed by her personal doctor. Her father said the tennis player has recovered well from the accident.
On 11 March 2013, Capriati made headlines again for a complaint filed against her by her ex-partner, the American golfer Ivan Brannan, who accused her of hitting him at the height of a dispute. The arrest request made by the police against Capriati was not accepted by the judiciary.