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Andre Agassi: I Used Crystal Meth

Andre Agassi: I Used Crystal Meth

Originally posted 10/27/2009 06:15PM

Tennis star Andre Agassi serves up a bombshell in his new memoir: In the late '90s he began regularly using crystal meth. "I can't speak to addiction, but a lot of people would say that if you're using anything as an escape, you have a problem," he tells PEOPLE.

Agassi's book, Open, details his descent into drug use, as well as his hair loss, his troubled marriage to Brooke Shields and the love he eventually found with his current wife, Steffi Graf.


Asked how he thought his fans would react if they found out he was using drugs, Agassi, 39, says: "I was worried for a moment, but not for long. ... I wore my heart on my sleeve and my emotions were always written on my face. I was actually excited about telling the world the whole story."

For Agassi's story in his own words – including his ambivalent attitude toward the sport that made him famous – read an excerpt from his book in the new PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday. An excerpt also appears in the new SPORTS ILLUSTRATED

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Andre Agassi Loves to Spend Time with Family

Andre Agassi Loves to Spend Time with Family

Originally posted 09/23/2008 01:35PM

Wherever in the world – or above it – Andre Agassi's family is, they are just happy to be together.

Agassi, honored at the 23rd Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner for the Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis at Manhattan's Waldorf Astoria Monday night, tells PEOPLE he, wife Steffi Graf, son Jaden, 6, and daughter Jaz, 4, flew from their Las Vegas home to catch the final game in Yankee Stadium, in great seats, of course.

"It really left a mark on the kids," Agassi said before the event, which raised $7 million. "That's one of the great things about children. You get to see it through their eyes and everything as a result of that, so it was an incredible incredible time."

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Andre Agassi Accidentally Hits Wife with Racket

Andre Agassi

Andre Agassi Accidentally Hits Wife with Racket

Originally posted 04/16/2007 11:10AM

They are the tennis world's most celebrated couple. But when Andre Agassi and his wife Steffi Graf took to the courts on Sunday, they weren't so in synch: The game ended with three stitches for Graf after her husband inadvertently whacked her in the face with his tennis racket.

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Agassi Bids Tennis a Tearful Goodbye | Andre Agassi

Agassi Bids Tennis a Tearful Goodbye

Originally posted 09/04/2006 11:55AM

Andre Agassi said farewell to tennis at the U.S. Open on Sunday, retiring – as he'd said he would – after his 21st consecutive tournament resulted in a loss to German qualifier Benjamin Becker.

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Agassi Beats Blake in U.S. Open Tiebreaker | Andre Agassi

Agassi Beats Blake in U.S. Open Tiebreaker

Originally posted 09/08/2005 08:10AM

In a long, tension-filled night that stretched into Thursday morning at the U.S. Open, Andre Agassi took a pounding for two sets from a sizzling James Blake, pounced back at him for two more, then survived a tiebreaker to win in a wondrous five-set drama.

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Agassi, Serena: U.S. Open Crowd Pleasers | Andre Agassi, Serena Williams

Agassi, Serena: U.S. Open Crowd Pleasers

Originally posted 08/30/2005 08:00AM

There was no stopping Andre Agassi, who approached his 20th straight U.S. Open on Monday night to a roaring greeting from the crowd. They were then rewarded by witnessing his tidy 69-minute, 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 romp over an overwhelmed and thoroughly outclassed Romanian, Razvan Sabau.

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Graf and Agassi Net Their Second Child

Originally posted 10/07/2003 01:35PM

Tennis giants Steffi Graf and Andre Agassi are parents again, with Graf, 34, giving birth to a daughter on Friday in Las Vegas, a spokeswoman for Graf's German marketing office tells Reuters.

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Serena, Sampras in Dream Finales at Open

Originally posted 09/09/2002 01:00AM

It was a good weekend for Americans, tennis-wise.

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Agassi On 'The Simpsons'

Originally posted 05/25/1998 12:00AM

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