Capriati to Join Reality Show Cast
Posted on April 21, 2009
Former world No. 1-ranked Jennifer Capriati will be a contestant on ABC network's reality show The Superstars, set to premiere on June 23 at 8 p.m.
The show is a revival of the popular ABC Wide World of Sports Saturday series that peaked during the 1970s, where athletes from the NFL, MLB, Olympics and other sports faced off against each other for the title "best athlete in the world."
For the 2009 version, eight celebrities will be paired with eight pro athletes to compete in various sporting events, with team eliminated each week until one celebrity-athlete pairing is named the champion.
The 2009 athletes joining Capriati will be Olympian Bode Miller, WNBA star Lisa Leslie, Buffalo Bills wide receiver Terrell Owens, MLB player Jeff Kent, ex-NBA star Robert Horry, soccer great Brandi Chastain and skier Kristi Leskinen.
Capriati will be paired with former Baywatch and Melrose Place star David Charvet.
Other celebrities are Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Dan Cortese, Paige Hemmis, Julio Iglesias Jr., Joanna Krupa, Ali Landry and Estella Warren.
Capriati is best known for turning pro at 14 and quickly finding success on the WTA Tour before burning out, getting caught shoplifting, getting arrested for marijuana possession, then coming back to win two Slam titles and reach No. 1 before a 2004 shoulder surgery proved too difficult to rehabilitate, ending her career.