Monica Seles


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Seles, Monica

(sĕl`ĭs), 1973–, Yugoslav-American tennis player, b. Serbia, of Hungarian heritage. She won her first major tournament, the French Open, in 1990, at the age of 16 and soon dominated women's tennis. In 1991 and 1992 she won the Australian, French, and U.S. opens. In 1993 she won the Australian Open again before she was stabbed in the back during a tournament in Hamburg, Germany, by a self-described fan of Steffi GrafGraf, Steffi
, 1969–, German tennis player. A powerful baseliner, she drew international attention by winning the 1984 Olympic demonstration event. Graf won her first major title, the French Open, in 1987. In 1988 she captured the Grand Slam (Australian, French, and U.S.
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. Although her wound was apparently superficial, Seles stayed away from competitive tennis for two years, disturbed in part by the German courts' failure to deal sternly with her attacker. She returned in 1995 but enjoyed only limited success, winning the 1996 Australian Open and the bronze medal in the 2000 Olympic Games. Seles is noted for the power of her ground strokes.
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While on the subject of Monica Seles, the one-time tennis great and champion had a career that saw its highs and a particularly dark period when the ace player was stabbed on court in 1993.
On the other hand, Juliette, with her extensive experience in sport and government, is an exciting addition to our team and I am looking forward to working with her and Monica on a range of projects over the coming months, including the Integrity Symposium and the 3rd International Sport Security Conference." For her part, Monica Seles said, "I am delighted to be joining the ICSS Advisory Board and would like to thank them for giving me this opportunity to help make the world of sport a safer, more secure environment for everyone involved." Kayyem said, "With many new nations looking to host major international sport events and federations striving to grow in new territories, the ICSS is a much needed hub of knowledge, expertise and advice.
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1990: Monica Seles, at 16 years and six months, became the youngest winner of a grand slam tournament since Lottie Dod in 1887 when she beat Steffi Graf 7-6 6-4 in the French Open final.
Dubai, Mar 9 ( ANI ): Ana Ivanovic has revealed that she started playing tennis because of Monica Seles and hopes to inspire young children the same way.
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Displaying nerves of steel, and with a brilliant show of powerful hitting, the eighth seed ran out a 6-3 6-4 winner - and made history as the first southpaw to win a major final since Monica Seles.
THE world number one women's tennis player, Monica Seles, was stabbed in the back during a quarter-final match in Hamburg this day in 1993.
"The man said quite clearly that he did not want to kill Monica Seles," police spokesman Dankmar Lundt told reporters.