She fought off four match points and won 4-6, 7-6 (7), 6-2.I guess when you've gone to hell and back, fighting off match points is easy.As she takes out her phone to tell you, you should make a nice comment about her phone flair (Asian girls always have some bedazzled jank hanging off our phones, usually a cartoon duck or a jade tiger).
Two years ago she was rushed into the hospital for allegedly overdosing on prescription drugs. Many former pros at this year's Wimbledon were asking each other about her; few had any answers.
Sources tell me she is still wrestling with personal issues and even considered not accepting the Hall's invitation because she had anxiety about being in public.
Burned out and spiraling out of control like so many child stars before her, Capriati entered a drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility shortly after her arrest.
And if she had simply disappeared and was never heard from again, hardly anyone would have noticed. She fought her addiction, she fought to get back into shape and she fought her demons.
If, by the end of the night, she giggles into her napkin/hand fan, you've got yourself a second date.
When you get there, look around: the best Asian girl to pick up will be the one wearing a hoodie and heels (there is always one).
Somewhere between being a child star and a Hall of Famer she seemed to learn never to give up.
No matter how dark the days or cold the nights, she kept fighting.
And in the process she scripted one of the most remarkable comeback stories in recent sports history: three majors, the top ranking, a spot on the Federation Cup team that is until her old friends showed up again.