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Former Serena Williams’ Coach Delights Fans With a Heartening Update on Yesteryear Tennis Beauty Jennifer Capriati As He Reveals Personal Conversation

Published 05/07/2023, 11:11 AM EDT

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As tennis fans, we have all heard and seen stories of Serena Williams’ rivalry with Jennifer Capriati as well as the incredible talent Capriati possessed on the court throughout her active tennis career. But with growing time, the 47-year-old former tennis star has completely faded out after making her name in the tennis world. However, Williams’ childhood coach, Rick Macci, who has also trained the three-time Grand Slam champion, has revealed insights regarding her current whereabouts.

The same American tennis coach nurtured Venus and Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, and the 47-year-old tennis player into some of the sport’s most well-known players.

Serena Williams’ former coach shares about Jennifer Capriati’s whereabouts


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A few days ago, the three-time Grand Slam champion was mentioned in a tweet from the 68-year-old tennis coach, who described her as one of the most incredible athletes ever to compete on the tennis circuit. When a fan saw the tweet, he left a comment on it. In that, he expressed his admiration for the former tennis star and his sadness at her disappearance from the public spotlight.

He also asked Williams’ childhood coach if he knew anything about the tennis player’s current whereabouts. Observing this, Macci revealed the details of a recent chat he had with the tennis player’s mother. And provided information about the tennis player’s whereabouts at the moment.


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He wrote, “Jennifer lives in Florida, she’s doing great and is a special young lady. I spoke to her mother Denise recently. She’s still one of my all-time favorite students! The generator!” Not only that, but he added that the 47-year-old former tennis ace is still one of his all-time favorite pupils.


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However, a few years ago, the 68-year-old tennis coach made a huge revelation about Capriati’s incredible tennis talent. Meanwhile, he also revealed that the 12-year-old could figuratively defeat the Williams sisters in their own style.


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Rick Macci’s stern revelation regarding the 12-year-old Capriati

The American tennis coach discussed about the three-time Grand Slam champion in an interview that was almost a year ago. He revealed that the 12-year-old Capriati would have easily beaten the 12-year-old Venus and Serena Williams with zeros in their hands.

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The legendary coach added that she was more mature and had superior tennis skills than other young tennis players, especially at such a young age.

Do you remember Capriati’s incredible tennis matches on the court? Please share your favorite match of hers in the comments section below.



Pratishtha Prakash

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Pratishtha Prakash is a Tennis writer at EssentiallySports. She has completed her Bachelor’s degree in Mass Media and Journalism from MIT ADT University, Pune. Being a sports enthusiast, she has been following varied sports like tennis, cricket and Esports from her childhood.