October 15, 2001: Jennifer Capriati reaches number 1 ranking

More than 11 years after her celebrated and hyped professional debut as a 14-year-old, Jennifer Capriati finally moves to the n°1 ranking for the first time.
Capriati, the reigning Australian and French Open champion and the only woman to reach the semifinals of all four Grand Slams during the year, ends Martina Hingis‘ 73-week hold of the top ranking.

When I look back on my career, I am very proud of the two Grand Slams I won this year and, obviously, getting to n°1.

I am also proud to be able to come back from everything that has happened in my life and just to enjoy tennis and play this well. This shows eveybody that it’s never too late to realize your talent, or your dream. If you think positive and believe in yourself, good things are going to come.

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