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A to Z of American Women in Sports (A to Z of Women) by Paula Edelson

By Paula Edelson

The accomplishments of ladies within the activities are inspirational and noteworthy. From the ladies who first broke via gender limitations to the ladies who've benefited from their predecessors ground-breaking selection

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Four months later, Capriati took top honors at the French Open with a five-hour, three-set victory over Kim Clujsters, a young Belgian player. At the age of 25, Jennifer Capriati had at last reached her potential. She remains one of the most competitive and exciting players on the tennis tour. Capriati captured her third Grand Slam in January 2002 when she won her second consecutive Australian Open Championship. Further Reading Biography Resource Center, “Jennifer Capriati,” Encyclopedia of World Biography, 2nd edition, 17 vols.

Less than two years after World War I, Belgium, along with the rest of Europe, was in a state of disrepair. There were no decent pools, either indoor or outdoor, for the swimmers, so the races were delegated to a tidal estuary. Although Bleibtrey found the conditions difficult—she later said that swimming in the estuary was like swimming in mud—she plowed through her qualifying heat for her first race, the 100-meter freestyle, in a world-record time of 1:14:4. One day later, she did even better, winning the final with a mark of 1:13:6 to become the first woman Olympic swimming champion of the modern age.

But it was Stefano who was her guiding force during her early years, and Stefano who urged her to compete. Her father was her inspiration, but it was clear that Jennifer Capriati was a natural competitor as well. S. and the French Opens. At this point, Stefano was eager for Jennifer to turn professional, but the United States Tennis Federation, which had strict rules regarding juniors playing tennis, required a minimum age of 14 for every professional player. The Capriatis waited for their moment, and in March 1990, it finally arrived.

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