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March 10, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Former tennis star Jennifer Capriati has been investigated by North Palm Beach, Fla., police for numerous battery and stalking allegations by ex-boyfriend Ivan Brannan Jr. A police report stemming from a Valentine's Day domestic incident at a health club said that there is probable cause to arrest Capriati for “battery for punching and pushing Brannan” and “stalking Brannan on a constant basis from phone calls, text messages, showing up...
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March 10, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Former tennis star Jennifer Capriati has been investigated by North Palm Beach, Fla., police for numerous battery and stalking allegations by ex-boyfriend Ivan Brannan Jr. A police report stemming from a Valentine's Day domestic incident at a health club said that there is probable cause to arrest Capriati for “battery for punching and pushing Brannan” and “stalking Brannan on a constant basis from phone calls, text messages, showing up...
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January 19, 1996 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is an inescapable adjective when discussing the intriguing and confounding career of tennis player--or is it former tennis player?--Jennifer Capriati. The word is dysfunctional, and it applies to Capriati, her family, her business handlers, the leaders of her sport and, finally, a life that metamorphosed from fairy tale to horror story. Long before her dream spun out into drugs and despair, Capriati was marketed as that uniquely American phenomenon, a "can't-miss kid."
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July 16, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Jennifer Capriati was inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame on Saturday, capping an excellent career during which she won three Grand Slam singles titles (the 2001 and 2002 Australian Open and the 2001 French Open). While Capriati is a worthy addition to the Hall of Fame, not many, if any at all, would consider her the greatest women's tennis player of all time. So, who is? Below is a list of candidates for your consideration. Please look them over and vote in our poll to determine the greatest women's tennis player of all time.
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September 7, 1989 | BILL GLAUBER, The Baltimore Sun
One performer leaves the stage, and another moves into the wings. This show never ends. It just continues. Chris Evert walks off into the tennis sunset after losing to Zina Garrison at the U.S. Open, and Jennifer Capriati hangs around the practice court, rehearsing for the starring role. Capriati is a 13-year-old kid still trying to grow into her size 8 1/2 men's tennis sneakers.
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May 27, 1990 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Let's see, now. What are we to make of this? The future of women's tennis is 14 years old, wears men's size-8 1/2 sneakers, hits the ball so hard it leaves a vapor trail, was a millionaire at 13, has no idea of the words to the national anthem, knows the rap song "Busta Move" by heart, loves pink, thinks negative vibes are gross, practices so hard she gets callouses on her hands and already has an idea of how she wants people to remember her.
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April 16, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Jennifer Capriati and Pavel Slozil have decided Slozil should not coach the tennis star, ending a four-month trial arrangement.
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August 28, 2003
'Whoever's going to take this title, there's going to be an asterisk next to it, saying "Oh, but the Williams sisters weren't there." ' Jennifer Capriati, on Venus and Serena Williams' absences from the U.S. Open
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July 15, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Zina Garrison and Jennifer Capriati will substitute for Martina Navratilova in the Atlanta Thunder lineup of TeamTennis. Capriati will play against Charlotte and Garrison at Florida. Navratilova has withdrawn from the Atlanta team while dealing with a lawsuit filed against her by former companion Judy Nelson.
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January 12, 2005 | From Associated Press
Jennifer Capriati will miss the Australian Open because of a shoulder injury, withdrawing from the grand slam event she won in 2001 and 2002. Tournament organizers said today that Capriati had advised the WTA that she hadn't recovered from the injury sustained at the Advanta Championships in November. Capriati, defending champion Justine Henin-Hardenne and Kim Clijsters have withdrawn from the tournament, which begins Monday.
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September 8, 2004 | Diane Pucin, Times Staff Writer
Serena Williams said she got an apology. She needed an instant rematch. In a 2-hour, 6-minute slugfest filled with unforgettable winners and unimaginable mishits, balls that skidded off lines and caromed off the net tape, grunts and groans and gravity-defying gets, eighth-seeded Jennifer Capriati upset third-seeded Serena Williams, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4, Tuesday night in the U.S. Open women's quarterfinals.
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August 11, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Jennifer Capriati withdrew from the Athens tennis tournament because of an injured right hamstring and will be replaced on the U.S. team by Lisa Raymond, who previously had won a doubles berth with Martina Navratilova. Capriati, who won the gold medal at Barcelona, recently had pulled out of competitions at Carson and Carlsbad before losing at Montreal, where she aggravated the hamstring.
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July 24, 2004 | Lauren Peterson
Jennifer Capriati, who pulled out of this week's JPMorgan Chase Open because of a right-hamstring injury, withdrew Friday from the $1.3-million Acura Classic next week in Carlsbad for the same reason. Capriati, No. 7 in the WTA entry-system rankings, enjoyed some of the most memorable early performances of her career in the Acura tournament, which runs Sunday through Aug. 1 at La Costa Resort and Spa.
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July 16, 2004 | Lauren Peterson
Jennifer Capriati, a French Open semifinalist and Wimbledon quarterfinalist this year, withdrew Thursday from next week's JPMorgan Chase Open. Capriati, the third player to withdraw from the tournament in the last five days, cited a hamstring injury. She is No. 7 in the WTA tour rankings and probably would have been one of the top five seeded players in the event, scheduled to run Monday through July 25 at the Home Depot Center in Carson.
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June 4, 2004 | Lisa Dillman, Times Staff Writer
The shift from underdog to favorite has rarely been smooth for Jennifer Capriati. Capriati and the word "favorite" formed an uneasy alliance at the French Open after the surprising departures of Venus and Serena Williams and Amelie Mauresmo of France. There should have been a warning offered her Thursday: Front-run at your own peril. Once the underdog tag was eliminated, so was Capriati.
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March 25, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Tatiana Ignatieva, an 18-year-old Russian ranked 330th in the world, upset second-seeded Jennifer Capriati, 2-6, 7-6 (9-7), 6-2, Wednesday in the second round of the Virginia Slims of Houston. Capriati, who blew two match points in the second set, appeared to be bothered by an injured right wrist that was taped before the match.
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May 13, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Jennifer Capriati and Amelie Mauresmo won comfortably at the Italian Open on Wednesday in Rome. The biggest challenge for both was something they're fairly uncomfortable doing: coming to net. The fifth-seeded Capriati defeated Maria Vento-Kabchi, 6-2, 6-1, in 45 minutes before No. 2 Mauresmo faced some resistance in the first set but ultimately prevailed against French childhood rival Nathalie Dechy, 7-5, 6-3. Capriati acknowledged that it seemed as though she "didn't have to do much."
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April 16, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Former champion Jennifer Capriati joined the exodus of top players from the Family Circle Cup, losing to Petra Mandula, 7-6 (3), 3-6, 7-5, in the third round Thursday at Charleston, S.C. Her loss came on the same day that Serena Williams withdrew about 1 1/2 hours before her match against Conchita Martinez, citing a sore left knee. Williams had surgery on the knee in August and was off the tour for eight months.
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