Former World No. 1 Monica Seles says she wishes she had played doubles with Jennifer Capriati when they played on the circuit together. The 46 year old Seles was responding to a fan on Twitter, who posted a picture of the two teen prodigies from 1990 saying – “Nice tennis memory here from 1990.
The two teen prodigies @MonicaSeles10s and @JenCapriati sharing a funny moment between games #tennis #tennishistory #wtatennis” Seles, a nine-time Grand Slam singles champion, responded to the tweet, saying “If i could go back in time I wish that Jennifer and I played more doubles together” Seles and Capriati were both teenage prodigies and burst on the tennis scene in the 1989-1990 period.
Seles went on to become World No. 1 in 1991 while 44 year old Capriati, who struggled with burnout after the first few years on the tour, became World No. 1 after a comeback that saw her win 3 Grand Slam titles in the 2000-2001 period.
The two met 13 times on the tennis circuit – with Seles leading their head to head 8-5. The two did combine to win the Italian Open doubles title in Rome in 1991. Seles peaked at No. 16 in the doubles rankings while Capriati peaked at No. 28 in the doubles rankings. Both players have been inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.