Seles, Monica (1973–)

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Seles, Monica (1973–)

Serbian-American tennis player. Born Dec 2, 1973, in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia.

At age 12, named Female Athlete of the Year in Yugoslavia (1985); moved to Florida to train (1986); at 14, played in 1st pro tournament; won Australian Open (1991, 1992, 1993, 1996), French Open (1990, 1991, 1992), and US Open (1991, 1992); at 17, named #1 in the world, the youngest player to reach that spot (Mar 11, 1991); stabbed by a deranged tennis fan during a quarterfinal match in Hamburg, Germany (April 30, 1993); won a bronze medal for singles at Sydney Olympics (2000); won Italian Open (2000), Brazil Open (2001), and Japan Open (2001); became a US citizen.

See also autobiography (with Nancy Ann Richardson) Monica Seles: From Fear to Victory and Joseph Layden, Return of a Champion.

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