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Monica Seles's Biography

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Monica Seles was born on 2 December 1973 in Novi Sad, in the former Yugoslavia.

In 1994, she became a naturalised citizen of the USA.

As with the likes of Maria Sharapova, and Anna Kournikova, Monica Seles went to Nick Bollettieri's Tennis Academy.

In her professional tennis career, Seles won 53 singles tournaments including nine grand slam titles.

In particular, she dominated the early 1990s, as witnessed by her grand slam crowns: the French Open 1990, 1991, 1992; Australian Open 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996; US Open 1991, 1992.

A freak incident put paid to Monica Seles's domination of women's tennis, when, in April 1993, Monica Seles was stabbed by a spectator.

Two years later Monica Seles made her comeback and won the 1995 Canadian Open.

A month later she reached the US Open final and in January 1996 she won the Australian Open.

In Dancing with the Stars series 6, Monica Seles partnered Jonathan Roberts.

However, Monica Seles was the first woman celebrity to be voted off Dancing with the Stars series 6.

In February 2008, Monica Seles announced her official retirement from professional tennis, having not played competitively since June 2003 after suffering a foot injury.


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