Tennis

Capriati inducted into HOF

2012-04-13 19:53
Jennifer Capriati (Gallo Images)

Newport - Jennifer Capriati has been elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame after an up-and-down career that saw her go from teen prodigy status to off-court troubles to Grand Slam champion.

Capriati won the Australian Open in 2001 and 2002, and the French Open in 2001, along with a gold medal at the 1992 Olympics, and she reached No. 1 in the WTA rankings.

At age 14, she reached the 1990 French Open semifinals. Capriati was arrested in 1993 for shoplifting at a Florida mall, and again the next year for marijuana possession. She also spent more than a week in drug rehabilitation in 1994.

Capriati, the 2001 Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year, retired in 2004 with a career record of 430-176, including 14 singles titles.

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