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Jennifer Capriati still battling

Updated: July 13, 2012, 5:51 PM ET
By LZ Granderson | ESPN.com

One word comes to mind when I think about Jennifer Capriati playing in the 1990 French Open semifinal at 14 years old: phenom.

A single word is all that's needed to sum up Capriati's ascent to No. 1, 11 years later: overdue.

And the word that best describes why it took her so long: demons.

Jennifer Capriati was always fighting her demons.

Jennifer Capriati is still fighting her demons.

They were with her when she became the ...

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