What year are we living in?! Monica Seles played a match in Toronto and Jennifer Capriati is featured on the WTA Tour’s web site! Who wudda thunk it?!
Seles took part in being honored at the Rogers Cup, being inducted to the tournament’s Hall of Fame. Seles won the tournament four times, including in 1995, when she was playing in her first pro tournament since her layoff from the tour following her horrific stabbing.
Capriati, meanwhile, was inexplicably featured on the WTA’s web site in a photo gallery titled “Jennifer Captiai’s Best Moments“. The gallery takes viewers through snapshots of Capriati’s tennis life, from 1991 through her epic 2003 match with Justine Henin at the US Open.
Though the gallery feels as though it belongs to a player who is retired, the last slide is accompanied by this caption: “Capriati hasn’t played since 2004 but as of August 2009 has not waved goodbye to the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour.”
Do the WTA peeps know something that we don’t? Did Capriati’s PR people plant the gallery to get fans excited for a return announcement?! One can only guess, but the usually-private JCap did make a public appearance in New York in late June. Check out video after the cut.