Former tennis prodigy Jennifer Capriati says she doesn’t deserve to be called a stalker.
As a matter of fact, none of the 10 police complaints filed against her by an ex-boyfriend in 2012 should’ve been filed!
And, the 2001 No. 1 player in the world says she, not the ex, was abused in a relationship that she thought could have led to marriage.
“He’s a real bad person, very dishonest,” the 36-year-old told Gossip Extra in an exclusive interview. “One day I’m his girlfriend, the next we’re engaged and then it’s like I never existed. It took him eight months of our relationship to admit to me he had a child. Imagine that!”
Capriati, who was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in July, sounded off on another Gossip Extra exclusive. It revealed how the winner of the 2002 Australian Open sold her Singer Island condo at a $600,000 loss, then high-tailed it back to her native Tampa after her ex-boyfriend filed a restraining order against her.
Florida State golfer Ivan Brannan, the ex, claimed in court records that Capriati called him “hundreds” of times at work in Palm Beach Gardens, parked across the street to observe him and even attempted to crash the gate of his Riviera Beach apartment complex.
A judge denied to make the restraining order official, and Capriati did not get arrested as a result of Brannan’s complaints.
“That ought to tell you this all was crap,” Capriati said. “I was just trying to talk to him because he wasn’t returning my calls. There’s no way police should’ve been called. I can’t believe I even have to discuss this!
“People like me are always the targets of men like him.”
By the way, Capriati says, she didn’t sell her $1.6 million beachfront condo for about $1 million because she was fleeing.
“That was purely a financial decision,” Capriati said.
Brannan did not comment for the original story and isn’t been picking up the phone.