Jennifer Capriati Hospitalized for Overdose
Jennifer Capriati was rushed to the hospital Sunday morning after paramedics responded to a call from a hotel in Riviera Beach, Fla., according to TMZ.
Capriati burst onto the tennis scene at the age of 14 when she became the youngest ever to reach a tour final. Two months later, in 1990, she became the youngest-ever semifinalist at the French Open.
In her career she won three Grand Slam singles titles -- two Australian Opens in 2001 and 2002 and the 2001 French Open -- one doubles title and an Olympic gold medal.
In 1993 her career derailed after a first-round loss at the U.S. Open. She was involved in a shoplifting incident over a ring worth $35, and arrested in 1994 for marijuana possession. She also spent more than a week in drug rehab that year.
At Wimbledon, both Serena and Venus Williams paused after wins to express their concern for the former No. 1 player. "I probably will definitely see how that goes and pray for everyone involved," Serena Williams said. "If there's any way I can do anything to help, reach out, I definitely will do that."
Capriati, now 34 years old, hasn't competed at the professional level since 2004. Public records show Capriati owns a condo on Singer Island in Palm Beach County, Fla.