Seles


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 (sĕl′əs), Monica Born 1973.
Yugoslavian-born American tennis player who between 1990 and 1993 won eight Grand Slam championships. She returned to tennis in 1995 after being stabbed on court in 1993 by a spectator.

Seles

(ˈsɛlɛz; -lɛʃ)
n
(Biography) Monica. born 1973, US tennis player, born in Yugoslavia: winner of nine Grand Slam singles titles, including the US Open (1991–93) and the French Open (1990–92); stabbed while on court in an unprovoked attack
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Le samedi, Monica Seles, triple vainqueur du simple dames sur la terre battue parisienne (1990, 1991 et 1992) et ancienne N.
The man, described by witnesses as stocky and balding, was wrestled to the ground by guards immediately after he leaned out from the stands and lunged at Seles as she sat on a court-side bench during a break between games.
Winner of nine Grand Slams Seles experienced the pain of lack of security on the field when she was stabbed by a maniac fan of her great rival Steff Graf in Hamburg, Germany in 1993.
Seles, who was 19 at the time, had dominated the 1992 season by winning 10 tournaments, a decisive victory over Martina Navratilova that year signalling a change of guard in tennis.
Seles was competing in a tournament in Germany, when a spectator raced up behind her during a rest break and plunged a knife into her back.
The attack came during the rest break in her match against Bulgarian player Maggie Maleeva, which Ms Seles was leading 6-4, 4-3.
Seles was world number one when she was stabbed in the back during the quarterfinal of a tournament in Hamburg in 1993 and was rushed to hospital with a wound half-an-inch (1.
Seles spoke for the first time about her nine-year battle with an eating disorder, The Sun reported.
In April 1993 Seles was stabbed in the back by a spectator during a match in Hamburg.
Tragedy struck Seles in April 1993, when she was stabbed in the back by a spectator during a match in Hamburg, Germany.
Seles, 34, won 53 singles and six doubles tournaments, earning nine grand slam titles along the way.
Seles, runner-up to Martina Hingis here last year, tried desperately to stop the rot but, after trading breaks early in the third set, the top seed was buried under a blizzard of aces and passing shots by Davenport.