French Open Women's Draw

The women's draw for the 2002 French Open, which begins Monday:
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Seles captures Madrid Open

MADRID, May 25 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Monica Seles posted a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Chanda Rubin Saturday to capture the $170,000 Madrid Open claycourt tennis tournament.

Seles continues drive for Madrid title

MADRID, May 23 (UPI) -- Top seed Monica Seles of the United States cruised into the semifinals of the $170,000 Madrid Open claycourt tennis tournament on Thursday.

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Seles advances in first Madrid test

MADRID, May 22 (UPI) -- Top seed Monica Seles of the United States advanced Wednesday but two other seeded players fell in the second round of the $170,000 Madrid Open claycourt tennis

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Leon Garcia loses sixth straight

MADRID, May 20 (UPI) -- Former champion Gala Leon Garcia of Spain suffered her sixth straight loss Monday in the first round of the Madrid Open.

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Venus Williams withdraws from Italian Open

ROME, May 14 (UPI) -- Top-seed Venus Williams withdrew from the $1.22 million Italikan Open Tuesday with a right wrist injury she said she suffered handling her bag.

Hingis, Seles bow out of Italian Open

ROME, May 11 (UPI) -- Martina Hingis of Switzerland and Monica Seles of the United States, two of the world's top six ranked

Dokic advances in Barclay Cup play

HAMBURG, Germany, April 30 (UPI) -- Fifth seed Jelena Dokic of Yugoslavia avoided a three-match losing streak with Tuesday's 6-3, 0-6, 6-2 victory over Russian Anastasia Myskina in the first round

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, April 30, the 120th day of 2002 with 245 days to follow. The moon is waning, moving toward its last quarter. There are no morning stars.
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Monica Seles
SN28039711- 31 March 1997 - HAMBURG, GERMANY- Parents of Tennis great Monica Seles, mother Esthel and father Karoly Seles, seen here in a file photo. The father of former WTA-ranking first place tennis player Monica Seles is reporteed to by dying of cancer. cc/Sven Simon UPI

Monica Seles (Serbian: Моника Селеш, Monika Seleš, Hungarian: Szeles Mónika, pronounced , born December 2, 1973) is a former World No. 1 professional tennis player and a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame. She was born in Novi Sad, Serbia, former Yugoslavia to Hungarian parents. She became a naturalized United States citizen in 1994 and also received Hungarian citizenship in June 2007. She won nine Grand Slam singles titles, winning eight of them while a citizen of Yugoslavia and one while a citizen of the United States.

She became the youngest-ever champion at the 1990 French Open at the age of 16. She was the World No. 1 player in the women's game during 1991 and 1992, but in 1993 she was forced out of the sport for more than two years following an on-court attack in which a man stabbed her in the back with a 9-inch-long knife. She enjoyed some success after returning to the tour in 1995, including a Grand Slam singles title at the 1996 Australian Open, but was unable to consistently reproduce her best form. She played her last professional match at the 2003 French Open, but her official retirement announcement was not issued until February 2008.

In June 2011, she was named one of the "30 Legends of Women's Tennis: Past, Present and Future" by Time.

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