Jennifer Capriati Charged With Battery, Stalking

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Jennifer Capriati, the former teen tennis prodigy and top-ranked player in the world, has been charged with stalking and battery against an ex.


The charges stem from an incident on Valentine's Day.

According to North Palm Beach, Fla., police, Jennifer Capriati approached her ex-boyfriend, Ivan Brannan, at a gym and began screaming at him.

When he tried to leave by going to the locker room, Capriati punched Brannan in the chest after blocking his exit; someone at the gym called the cops.

The summons indicates that she "actually and intentionally touch[ed] and [struck]" Brannan and "willfully, maliciously and repeatedly follow[ed], harass[ed]" him.

According to county records, Capriati, who's had a host of (mostly minor) legal run-ins over the years, has been summoned to appear before a judge April 17.

However, the retired athlete has not been arrested for the incident.

Capriati, 36, turned pro in 1990 (seriously), then staged a remarkable comeback to become world #1 and won three Grand Slam titles from 2001-02.

She was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame last year.

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