Jennifer Capriati 'angry' at Maria Sharapova's failed test

Jennifer Capriati took to Twitter on Monday to express her disappointment at Maria Sharapova, who announced at a news conference that she had failed a drug test at the Australian Open.

Those tweets were part of a larger, rambling rant by the Tennis Hall of Famer on Monday.

At her induction into the Tennis Hall of Fame in 2012, Capriati said she felt she had to leave the game earlier than she wanted because of injuries.

"It was tough having to leave the game," she said, with her voice cracking a bit with emotion. "It's like mourning a loved one that's gone and a relationship's that gone, a part of yourself. It wasn't easy, but something that's gone and what you loved to do.

"It took a while to accept that and let go. This is so great for me because it's putting a lot of closure to my career, and I'm able to move forward, give thanks, take thanks, give the honor and take the honor, and just be acknowledged here. It means everything to me."

Capriati retired in 2004 with a 430-176 record in her career, which started when she was 14. She reached the semifinals at her first Grand Slam event, the 1990 French Open. She won a gold medal for the United States at Barcelona in 1992.

She temporarily dropped off the tour following the 1993 U.S. Open, when drugs and other problems sidetracked her life and career. She was arrested in 1993 for shoplifting at a Florida mall and again in 1994 for marijuana possession. She spent time in drug rehabilitation in 1994.

She returned to the sport in 1996 and won the first of her three Grand Slams with the 2001 Australian Open. She also won the French Open that year, and she was the only player to reach at least the semifinals in all four Grand Slams that year, which culminated with her selection as The Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year. She won the 2002 Australian Open by rallying past Martina Hingis in the final after trailing 4-6, 0-4.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.