Lived in Spain until moving to the Fort Lauderdale area at the age of 4.
Graced the cover of Sports Illustrated at the age of 13 after making the singles final of her first pro-tennis tournament; became the youngest semifinalist (14) in a Grand Slam event at the 1990 French Open.
Captured the women's singles gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, defeating Steffi Graf in three sets.
Left the tennis tour at 17 and played in only one match over the next two years.
Returned to action in 1996 and worked her way to the top of the tennis world by 2001, when she won back-to-back Grand Slam titles at the Australian and French Opens.
Ascended to the WTA's No. 1 ranking four different times in 2001 and '02, when she won a second consecutive Australian Open.
Competed in ABC's revival of The Superstars in 2009, five years after injuries forced her to retire from pro tennis.