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Former tennis star Capriati treated for overdose

June 28, 2010 20:37 IST
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Former tennis prodigy Jennifer Capriati is recovering at a south Florida hospital from an accidental overdose of a prescription medication, her spokeswoman said on Monday.

"Jen is recovering fully and speedily," spokeswoman Lacey Wickline told Reuters.

She said the medication had been prescribed for Capriati by her doctor but did not elaborate.

The Palm Beach Post reported that an ambulance crew rushed Capriati, 34, from her apartment in a hotel-condominium building in Riviera Beach, Florida, to St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach early on Sunday.

The Riviera Beach Fire Rescue and the hospital had no immediate comment.

Capriati turned pro as a young teen and won the women's singles gold medal at the 1992 Olympics but quit tennis in the mid-90s after arrests on shoplifting and marijuana possession charges. She returned to win three Grand Slam tournaments in 2001-02.

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