She also wanted to practice with her father after the official team practice was over. Which is why the trick to survival isn't defeating your demons, it's never giving up the fight.
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.One word comes to mind when I think about Jennifer Capriati playing in the 1990 French Open semifinal at 14 years old: phenom. They were with her when she became the youngest player ever to finish a season in the top 10.A single word is all that's needed to sum up Capriati's ascent to No. And the word that best describes why it took her so long: demons. They were with her when she battled back from drug addiction to claim her first Grand Slam title. Some of us do a better job of managing them than others.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.