Nothing but net –
June 6, 2020 – Jennifer Capriati was just 13 when she burst on to the tennis scene, a dazzling meteor of talent, reaching the semifinals of the French Open in her first year as a professional player.
Great things were prophecized for the young player, but even though she is considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time, she never fulfilled her promise. Her career was a roller coaster ride of professional triumphs and defeats, and an injury sent her on a downward spiral of dependency. In 1990 the world was agog when 13-year-old Jennifer Capriati slammed her way to the top ten in tennis, mowing down seasoned players with deceptive ease. She was dynamite, unbeatable.
But just 3 years later, came the first round of problems. The then 16-year-old was forced off the courts by an injury for 14 months, and she careened off the rails.