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Jennifer Capriati to face trial in December

ESPN staff
August 17, 2013

A December 17 trial date has been set in Palm Beach County for former tennis star Jennifer Capriati in a stalking and battery case involving her ex-boyfriend.

The 37-year-old Capriati is accused of punching Ivan Brannan while he worked out at a gym on Valentine's Day. Authorities also say Capriati stalked Brannan for months earlier.

Capriati's attorney said she denied the charges and she did not attend the hearing.

Capriati is a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame who began her professional career at age 13. She won a gold medal at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and later won the French and Australian Opens. She was arrested for shoplifting and marijuana possession in the 1990s.

Material from Associated Press was used in this report

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