For the second straight year, she reached the quarterfinals at the first three majors of the year.
She reached the final of the Rogers Cup in Montreal, losing to Steffi Graf.
In her second season as a touring pro, Capriati established herself as a consistent top-10 player.
She won two singles titles during the summer hard court circuit, defeating World No.
At the 2001 Australian Open, the reinvigorated Capriati became the lowest seed to ever win the championship when she defeated Martina Hingis in straight sets for her first Grand Slam championship.
She also won the French Open that year, claiming the Women's Tennis Association No. After successfully defending her Australian Open title in 2002, Capriati became a top-10 mainstay until injuries derailed her career in 2004.
Her personal struggles during this time (including arrests for shoplifting and possession of marijuana) were well-documented by the press.She reached the quarter-finals at the Australian Open (in her debut), at the French Open, and at Wimbledon, and then she lost in the third round at the US Open.In Miami, Capriati ended Monica Seles's streak of 21 consecutive finals by defeating her in the quarterfinals.She finished her first season as a professional at World Number Eight.Throughout the season Capriati set multiple "youngest ever" records.