Monica Seles

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Monika Seles
Monica Seles 1991.jpg
Kintra  Yugoslavie (1988–1991)
 Yugoslavie (1992–1994)
 Unitit States (1994–2008)
Residence Sarasota, Florida, Unitit States
Born (1973-12-02) 2 December 1973 (age 45)
Novi Sad, SR Serbie, SFR Yugoslavie
Hicht 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro 1989
Retired 2008 (last match 2003)
Plays Left-haundit (twa-haundit baith sides)
Coach(es) Sven Groeneveld, Nick Bollettieri
Prize money US$ 14,891,762
Int. Tennis HOF 2009 (member page)
Career record 595–122
Career titles 53
Heichest rankin No. 1 (Mairch 11, 1991)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open W (1991, 1992, 1993, 1996)
French Open W (1990, 1991, 1992)
Wimbledon F (1992)
US Open W (1991, 1992)
Ither toornaments
Tour Finals W (1990, 1991, 1992)
Olympic Gemmes Bronze medal.svg Bronze medal (2000)
Career record 89–45
Career titles 6
Heichest rankin No. 16 (Aprile 22, 1991)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open SF (1991, 2001)
French Open 3R (1990)
Wimbledon QF (1999)
US Open QF (1999)
Team competeetions
Fed Cup  United States
W (1996, 1999, 2000)
Hopman Cup  Yugoslavie
W (1991)
 United States
F (2001, 2002)

Monica Seles (Hungarian: Szeles Mónika, [Моника Селеш, Monika Seleš] error: {{lang-xx}}: text has italic markup (help), pronounced [ˈsɛlɛʃ],[1] born December 2, 1973) is an umwhile Yugoslav warld no. 1 professional tennis player an a member o the Internaitional Tennis Haw o Fame. An ethnic Hungarian, she wis born an raised in Novi Sad, SFR Yugoslavie. She acame a naituralised American ceetizen in 1994 an an aa received Hungarian ceetizenship in June 2007.[2][3] She wan nine Grand Slam singles teetles, aicht o them while a ceetizen o Yugoslavie an the final as a ceetizen o Unitit States o Americae. In 1990, Seles acame the youngest-ever French Open champion at the age o 16. She went on tae win aicht Grand Slam singles teetles afore her 20t birthday an wis the year-end Warld No. 1 in 1991 an 1992. Houever, on Aprile 30, 1993, she wis the victim o an on-coort attack, when a man stabbed her in the back wi a 9-inch (23 cm) lang knife; Seles did nae return tae tennis for ower twa years.[4] Tho she enjoyed some success efter rejynin the tour in 1995, includin a fowert Australian Open teetle in 1996, she wis unable tae conseestently reproduce her best form. She played her last professional match at the 2003 French Open, but did nae offeecially retire till Februar 2008.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Pronoonced in Hungarian an Serbo-Croatian
  2. "Grossly Abbreviated". Canadian Online Explorer. 2007-07-01. Retrieved 2008-06-15. 
  3. "Titokban lett magyar állampolgár Szeles Mónika (Szeles Mónika has become a Hungarian citizen in secret)". Heti Világgazdaság (in Hungarian). 2007-06-07. Retrieved 2008-05-09. 
  4. "1993: Tennis star stabbed". On This Day 30 April 1993. BBC. 1993-04-30. Retrieved 2011-07-17.