Jennifer Capriati's Brilliant Highs & Terrible Lows in 5 Clicks

From Olympic gold to drug battles to a stalking charge, see how the onetime tennis champ lost her way


Jennifer Marie Capriati was like nothing U.S. tennis had ever seen. A 13-year-old who hit harder than women twice her age, she burst onto the scene in 1990 with an infectious smile and all-American innocence. Wearing a gold bracelet Chris Evert had given her, Capriati became a force on the tour, breaking into the top 10, reaching the semifinals of Wimbledon and the U.S. Open in 1991 and winning the gold medal at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.