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This is my Martina Hingis website, but I must add a page about Monica Seles. Why? oh! for she really is a wonderful great great tennis player in WTA world, I knew her in long long time ago, when I don't knew who is Martina Hingis, I knew who is Monica Seles. she is a nice woman, I love her skillful tennis very very much!!
In 2003, January, she came to my country - Hong Kong and won in final. I was so so happy and took her autographics, now I share to you all. :)
Martina Hingis now injure and cannot play 2003 Aus. Open, I hope Moncia can win win win and good luck in Aus.Open!!
Cheers, Yuki Holland
by Yuki Holland - January 2003
After a 27-month absence
due to stabbing by a crazed German fan, returned to WTA Tour with a
win at the 1995 Canadian Open; 6-0, 6-1 win in final over Amanda Coetzer
broke record for least number of games played in final; title was 33rd
of her career
Seles' 32 titles as a teenager
is third-most ever, behind only Chris Evert and Steffi Graf
With win at Barcelona in
1992, broke Tracy Austin's record as youngest player to achieve 25 singles
was born on Dec. 2, 1973 in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia. She now resides in
Sarasota, Florida. She is 1.79m (5'10 1/2) and approx. 65kg (145 lbs).
She plays left-handed(two-handed both sides). She has won 41 singles
titles including 9 Grand Slams. Monica was born on December 2, 1973
in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia and currently resides in Sarasota, Florida.
Monica resumed her career after more than 2 years on the sideline recovering
from physical and emotional scars resulting from her April, 1993, stabbing
at a tennis tournament in Hamburg, Germany. Although she is only 24,
Monica Seles has already won 9 Grand Slam singles titles including 2
consecutive U.S. Open titles, 3 consecutive French crowns and 4 Australian
Open titles. In 1991 and 1992, Monica was the Number One ranked player
in the world, the youngest player in tennis history to be the top-ranked
player. Monica returned to tennis in 1995, winning the Canadian Open,
before she lost to Steffi Graf in the finals of the U.S. Open. Losing
after a courageous battle which saw her take the second set 6-0.
In 1996 Monica
blizted the field at the Sydney International and the Australian open
to retain her unbeaten record down under. Although there was the absence
of Graf, Monica still played excellant tennis and didn't loose a set
throughout the whole open. Throughout `96 Seles won at Eastbourne on
Grass, Montreal on Hard and at Tokyo which was also on Hard. Seles was
runner up at the US Open where she lost to Graf and slipped to the ranking
of number 2.
1998 saw Monica
start on the wrong foot, missing the Sydney International and Australian
Open because of personal reasons, Monica's first tournament was the
Lipton Championships at Key Biscayne where she was ambushed in the third
round by teen sensation Anna Kournikova. At the post match conference,
Monica stated that she had lost the timing and confidence that she once
had and the result of no playing in two and a half months.
have loomed large as well. Even before she turned to the Tour, part
of Moncia's mind was alwaus with her cancer-stricken father Karolji.
There is no overstating how tough this has been on her, for she looks
to Karolji as a father, coach and mentor. They share the same sunny
personality as well. "It's been tough . but my dad told me that
I should keep doing what I love to do. And I love to play tennis."
interests include modeling, acting, skating, swimming, horseback riding,
basketball, aerobics and of late the guitar. Monica would like to attend
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