by Jack Cunniff http://twitter.com/jrcunniff
1989 – Capriati Wins the French Open and U.S. Open Junior Singles titles
1990 March – At age 13 years, 11 months makes her professional debut in the Virginia Slims of Florida. With the media descending upon the event to document her debut, sportswriter Sally Jenkins nicknames the event “The Virginia Slims of Capriati”. Capriati reaches the final, defeating No. 10 Helena Sukova en route, before losing to Gabriela Sabatini in the final. Capriati becomes the youngest tennis player to reach the final of a professional event.
1990 March – Capriati appears on the cover of Sports Illustrated, with the caption “And She’s Only 13!”
1990 April – Capriati defeats No. 5 and reigning French Open champion Aranxta Sanchez-Vicario 6-1, 6-1, in the 3R of the Family Circle Cup at Hilton Head. She advances to the final, where she falls to No. 2 Martina Navratilova.
1990 April – Capriati debuts in the WTA ranking...