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Wed Apr 23 19:26:13 SAST 2014

Capriati headlines 2012 Tennis Hall class

Sapa-AP | 15 July, 2012 12:050 Comments
2012 International Tennis Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony
Jennifer Capriati speaks during her induction into the International Tennis Hall Of Fame July 14, 2012 in Newport, Rhode Island. Inducted this year were Jennifer Capriati, Manuel Orantes, Guga Kuerten, Mike Davies and Randy Snow posthumously
Image by: Darren McCollester / Getty Images

Jennifer Capriati’s tennis career — and her teenage life — took a number of twists and turns.

She started as a teenage prodigy, was later sidetracked with off-court troubles, rebounded to become a three-time Grand Slam champion and, now, her journey is complete with her induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

Capriati, three-time French Open winner Gustavo Kuerten and three others were inducted into the Hall during a 90-minute ceremony on Saturday.

The others were Manuel Orantes, tennis industry executive Mike Davies and wheelchair champion Randy Snow, who was honored posthumously.

In a tear-filled acceptance speech, the 36-year old Capriati remembered her great moments in the game and touched on some of her troubles off the court.

Capriati was presented by 2009 Hall of Fame inductee Monica Seles.

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