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Seles

Monica. born 1973, US tennis player, born in Yugoslavia: winner of the US Open (1991, 1992); stabbed while on court in an unprovoked attack
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The man said quite clearly that he did not want to kill Monica Seles," police spokesman Dankmar Lundt told reporters.
Seles feels the world has a long way to go as far as sports security is concerned.
I remember sitting on the chair and I just remember feeling this very sharp pain," Seles had said after the attack.
The bizarre incident took Seles out of tennis for more than two years because of its physical and mental toll.
Ms Seles returned to tennis in the 1995 Canadian Open, winning the title.
Speaking to Gulf News in an exclusive interview during here visit to Abu Dhabi in connection with the Laureus Awards, Seles said, "It was definitely a very difficult period.
Seles, 35, said she started binge eating after being knifed in the shoulder by a Steffi Graf fan during a 1993 match and turned to food to cope with her father's death in 1998.
Seles, who was born in the former Yugoslavia but became a US citizen in 1994, said: "I have for some time considered are turn to professional play but I have now decided not to pursue that.
Tennis has been and will always be a huge part of my life," said Seles in a statement yesterday.
I have for some time considered a return to professional play, but I have now decided not to pursue that," said Seles.
Demoralised Seles committed two double faults in the next game to gift-wrap the seventh game to Davenport, who won the title here in 1998 and 2001.
MONICA SELES fought back from a set down to beat fellow American Chanda Rubin 4-6 6-4 6-2, setting up a clash with two-times champion Lindsay Davenport in the Pan Pacific Open final.