Thursday, November 17, 2011

Monica Seles

Monica Seles was born on December 2, 1973 in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia (now Serbia). She was one of the dominant woman tennis stars in the 1990s, with multiple wins in all grand-slam tournaments; including the French Open, Australian Open and U.S. Open. She lost Wimbledon in 1991 and 1992 to rival Steffi Graf. In 1993, Seles was stabbed by a Graf fan and stopped competing temporarily. She retired in 2008.

Monica Seles(born Dec. 2, 1973, Novi Sad, Yugoslavia) Yugoslav-U.S. tennis player. She went to the U.S. to train in 1985. She developed quickly and became one of the dominant women stars of the 1990s, achieving multiple wins in all grand-slam tournaments (French Open, 1990–92; Australian Open, 1991–93, 1996; U.S. Open, 1991–92) except Wimbledon, which she lost in 1991 and 1992 to her rival Steffi Graf. In 1993 she stopped competing temporarily after being stabbed by a Graf fan on a court in Hamburg, Germany.

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