1 professional tennis player and a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame.An ethnic Hungarian, she was born and raised in Novi Sad, SFR Yugoslavia.
It's really eating huge quantities of food in a very short period of time'He ran from the crowd and stabbed Seles with a boning knife between the shoulder blades. Though it did not take long for her to heal, she had to take two years off from the sport.
Her brave admission: Monica, pictured in September 2013, said, 'It took a while until I felt comfortable talking about it.
Although she won another Australian Open in 1996 and a bronze medal at the Sydney Olympics in 2000, Seles never quite regained her competitive edge. Outside of tennis, Seles works with animal charities.
She experienced a series of setbacks, including the death of her father in 1998, and a foot injury in 2003. A resident of Sarasota, Florida, she began dating businessman and politician Tom Golisano—who is 30 years her senior—in 2009.
Her father, Karolj Seles, taught her to play tennis in a parking lot when she was 5 years old, and as she grew up, she became intent on beating her brother Zoltan, who was eight years older and the No.
1-ranked junior tennis player in the country at the time. At 16, she beat Steffi Graf in the French Open, becoming the youngest person to win the tournament. From January 1991 through February 1993, she won 33 of the 34 tournaments she entered, including six Grand Slam singles titles.Golisano announced the pending nuptials Thursday during an appearance at Bishop Kearney High School in Irondequoit, New York, The (Rochester) Democrat and Chronicle reported.The two currently live in Florida and Golisano has recently expressed interest in purchasing the Buffalo Bills.Her mother, Ester, and her grandmother thought that a girl shouldn't spend so much time playing tennis, but neither Seles nor her father heeded their advice. The following year, the 17-year-old made history again as the youngest player to take over the world's No. At the age of 19, Seles was stabbed in the back by a crazed Steffi Graf fan during a tournament in Hamburg, Germany.She was treated for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after the incident, and took a two-year hiatus before returning to the court in 1995.Articles are ordered chronologically, from newer to older.