The one-time women’s World No 1 – known as the “Can’t-Miss Kid” for her precocious talent – is accused by her ex, Ivan Brannan.He alleges she has launched a “campaign of harassment” since they broke up last year.Her favorite rap song: "Bust A Move." Favorite foods: hamburgers, chips, hot fudge sundaes. But those apprehensions were at first blotted out by the sheer talent and exuberance of Capriati's early play.

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He says she followed him to a gym, then approached him, screaming, as he worked out.

Brannan, 28, claims she blocked his path and punched him as he tried to get away.

The pressure was not just for her potential in tennis, but for her potential as the best charismatic draw for the U. She seems more likely to stumble down the path of former tennis pros like Jimmy Arias, Andrea Jaeger, and Tracy Austin.

There is a reason why that path is becoming somewhat of a cliché.

17, she reached the quarterfinals of the French Open before she was beaten by No. In July she made it to the quarterfinals of Wimbledon, ranked No. On July 16, she won her first professional title, at the Mount Cranmore International tournament in New Hampshire. In September, as sixth seed, she made it to the quarterfinals of the Nichirei International Tennis Championship in Tokyo.

In August, she was defeated in the early rounds at the U. Though she didn't win any big matches, many believed Capriati had set the stage for her advancement to the pinnacle of women's tennis. Jennifer Capriati was born in 1976 on Long Island, New York, to Stefano and Denise Capriati.But her talent was always shadowed by problems off the court.She fell into drug abuse, could not stop binge-eating, and was plagued by insecurity and prone to feeling suicidal.From age ten to 13, Jennifer was coached by Rick Macci in Haines City, Florida, then went to the Hopman Tennis Academy at Saddlebrook resort in Wesley Chapel, where she got a third coach, Tom Gullickson.But the driving force in her budding career was her father, whom she called her main coach and whom the other members of her entourage called "the main boss." Stefano Capriati considers himself a tennis father, in the best sense of the term, noting that there is a difference between pushing and aiding.He has already failed to get a restraining order against 36-year-old Capriati, claiming she called him more than 100 times in one day.