Jennifer Capriati Hospitalized Following Overdose

Former tennis champion Jennifer Capriati was rushed to a Florida hospital early Sunday after paramedics responded to a call for a possible overdose at a hotel room.

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    Jennifer Capriati

    Troubled tennis star Jennifer Capriati is recovering after she was rushed to a Florida hospital due to a suspected drug overdose. Paramedics responded to a call from a hotel in Riviera Beach early Sunday morning.
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    Child Prodigy

    Learning to play tennis as a toddler, Jennifer Capriati turned pro at the age of 13. Capriati reached the finals of her first pro tournament, becoming the youngest player in history to reach a tour final.
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    Tennis Phenom

    Despite the successes she enjoyed early in her career, Jennifer Capriati was considered the poster child for burned out sports prodigies by her 18th birthday. Taking a break from tennis after four years as a pro, Capriati was later involved in a shoplifting incident and a drug arrest.
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    Drug Arrest

    Jennifer Capriati was arrested in Coral Gables, Florida, in May 1994 for possession of marijuana. Six months after the arrest, Capriati lost in the first round of a tournament and didn't play again for 15 months.
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    On the Court

    In 2007 with her career seemingly over, Jennifer Capriati admitted she had battled with depression and even considered suicide when she went off the rails in her late teens.
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    Happier Times

    Jennifer Capriati returned to tennis in February 1996 and began a steady rise that culminated in the World No. 1 ranking. Capriati endured almost five years of not winning a singles match at a Grand Slam tournament, from the 1993 U.S. Open through the 1998 French Open. But in May of 1999, she won her first tournament in six years.
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    Glory Days

    Following 11 years as a pro, Jennifer Capriati won her first Grand Slam singles title, winning the 2001 Australian Open title. Capriati also captured the 2001 French Open title and successfully defended her Australian Open crown in 2002.
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