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Jennifer Capriati

Jenny Come Lately

By winning the first Grand Slam title of her career, the 24-year-old Capriati had gone from a cautionary tale to a fairy tale. In a euphoric daze she leaped repeatedly, shook Hingis's hand, dropped her racquet and wiped her tears as she made a beeline to Stefano's perch in the players' box. What did they say to each other, given the serpentine path they'd taken to this destination? "Nothing," Stefano said, smiling. "We didn't have to say a word. Jennifer's present finally licked her past."

Source: Wertheim, L. Jon. Sports Illustrated (February 5, 2001): 54.

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