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June 29, 2010

Jennifer Capriati Doing OK after OD, Friend Says

Posted: 11:01 AM ET
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Former tennis great Jennifer Capriati is in trouble again.

Her family says she's recovering this morning after an accidental drug overdose.

As a teen, Capriati rose quickly rose through the ranks, capturing a gold medal at the 1992 Olympics. But after being arrested for shoplifting and marijuana possession a year later, her career quickly derailed. And though she did rally a decade later to win three Grand Slam titles, she's struggled ever since.

On "The Early Show" Tuesday, Justin Gimelstob, a former tennis star and a friend of Capriati's, said he's heard from Jennifer's mother, who told him Jennifer is doing well physically and is resting.

Gimelstob said, "(Jennifer's mother is) a very religious woman. She said God is good, God is taking care of her. It's the tabloids that might need God's help.' So there's a little resentment there, but Jennifer's been through so much. You can never tell the collateral damage that being a child prodigy has on you."

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babycarie   June 29th, 2010 7:32 pm ET

'It's the tabloids that might need God's help.'
Amen!!
I wish health and continued healing for Jennifer.


Richard Neurohr   June 29th, 2010 9:33 pm ET

Hang in there beautiful......I Love you...Rich


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