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Reports: Jennifer Capriati hospitalized because of possible drug overdose

Jennifer Capriati According to TMZ, and also reported by the London newspaper the Mail, former tennis star Jennifer Capriati, 34, is in a Florida hospital after a possible drug overdose.

Capriati's pro tennis career began in her early teens and then stuttered before she staged a comeback in the early 1990s. This isn't the first time, however, that she has dealt with drug issues. In May of 1994, she was arrested on charges of  possession of marijuana.

-- Diane Pucin

Photo: Jennifer Capriati competes in the fourth round match of the Ericsson Open Masters Series tennis tournament in Key Biscayne, Fla., on March 26, 2001. Capriati beat Tamarine Tanasugarn of Thailand 6-4, 6-0. Credit: Rhona Wise / AFP

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