Capriati is expected to make her return at the Barilla Indoors in Zurich which begins on 3 October. A wild card entry has also been requested for the Tennis Grand Prix in Filderstadt, Germany, the following week.
The 18-year-old Capriati, whose drug arrest in May cast doubt on whether she would ever return, has not played since her first- round defeat at the 1993 US Open.
After being given a special dispensation to make her debut 10 days before her 14th birthday in 1990, Capriati set records for prodigious feats. She was a semi-finalist at Wimbledon, in Paris and New York, and won an Olympic gold medal in Barcelona in 1992 - beating Steffi Graf in the final - before showing signs of stress, known in the sport as 'burn out'.
The former world No 6 left the tour to go back to school earlier this year and was then arrested for shoplifting and later underwent a rehabilitation programme for drug abuse.Reuse content