Another easy win for Seles

SHANGHAI, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Monica Seles of the United States continued her hot streak Wednesday with a 43-minute victory over Saori Obata of Japan in the second round of the $1

Seles breezes in Kiwi opener

SHANGHAI, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Monica Seles of the United States won her eighth straight match Tuesday with a 42-minute victory over Lenka Nemeckova of Slovakia in the first round

Hewitt avances to Japan Open final

TOKYO, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Lleyton Hewitt, the top seed, routed James Blake, 6-4, 6-0, Saturday to reach the final of the $870,000 Japan Open hardcourt tennis tournament, where he will me

Hewitt reaches semis

TOKYO, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Lleyton Hewitt rallied from a set down to beat Francisco Clavet of Spain, the eighth seed, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2, to move into the semifinals of the $870,000

Hewitt, Seles advance in Japan

TOKYO, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Top seeds Lleyton Hewitt and Monica Seles dominated their opponents Thursday to advance at the Japan Open.

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Hewitt, Seles advance in Japan Open

TOKYO, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. Open champion and top-seeded Lleyton Hewitt of Australia continued his hot streak on Wednesday by advancing to the third round of the $870,000 Japan Open h

Seeds advance at Tokyo

TOKYO, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Lars Burgsmuller of Germany led four seeded men's players into the second round at the $870,000 Japan Open hardcourt tennis event Tuesday.
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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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