Monica Seles

Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles Full Name: Monica Seles
Nationality:

United States of America
American

Profession: Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Why Famous: Became the youngest-ever French Open champion when she won at 16, and would go on to win eight Grand Slam singles titles before her 20th birthday. Unfortunately, she may be best known as the the victim of an on-court attack, when a man stabbed her in the back with a 9-inch-long knife.

Born: December 2, 1973 (44 years old)
Birthplace: Novi Sad, Yugoslavia

Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Historical Events in the Life of Monica Seles

  • 1990-06-10 89th Women's French Open: Monica Seles beats Steffi Graf (7-6, 6-4)
  • 1991-01-27 Women's Australian Open: Monica Seles beats Jana Novotná 5-7, 6-3, 6-1
  • 1991-03-11 Monica Seles ends Steffi Graf's streak of 186 weeks ranked as #1
  • 1991-06-09 90th Women's French Open: Monica Seles beats Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (6-3, 6-4)
  • 1991-09-07 US Open Women's Tennis: Monica Seles of Yugoslavia wins her first US title; beats Martina Navratilova 7-6, 6-1
  • 1991-11-24 Monica Seles, sets female tennis record winning $2,457,758 in a year
  • 1992-01-26 80th Women's Australian Open: Monica Seles beats Mary Joe Fernandez (6-2, 6-3)
  • 1992-06-07 91st Women's French Open: Monica Seles beats Steffi Graf (6-2, 3-6, 10-8)
  • 1992-07-04 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Steffi Graf wins her 4th of 7 Wimbledon singles titles outclassing Monica Seles 6-2, 6-1
  • 1992-09-12 US Open Women's Tennis: Monica Seles retains her title; beats Arantxa Sanchez Vicario of Spain 6-3, 6-3
  • 1993-01-31 81st Women's Australian Open: Monica Seles beats Steffi Graf (4-6, 6-3, 6-2)
  • 1993-03-04 1st ESPY Awards: Michael Jordan, Monica Seles win
  • 1995-07-29 Monica Seles beats Martina Navratilova in her return to tennis
  • 1995-09-09 US Open Women's Tennis: Steffi Graf wins her 4th US title; beats Monica Seles 7-6, 0-6, 6-3
  • 1996-01-28 84th Women's Australian Open: Monica Seles beats Anke Huber (6-4, 6-1)
  • 1996-09-07 US Open Women's Tennis: Steffi Graf retains her title; beats Monica Seles 7-5 6-4
  • 1998-06-07 97th Women's French Open: Arantxa Sanchez Vicario beats Monica Seles (7-6, 0-6, 6-2)

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