American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Seles, Monica Born 1973. Yugoslavian-born American tennis player who between 1990 and 1993 won eight Grand Slam championships. She returned to tennis in 1995 after being stabbed on court in 1993 by a spectator.
- n. United States tennis player (born in Yugoslavia in 1973)
“Monica Seles is a nine-time Grand Slam winner, but she hasn't won a major title since 1996.”
“A quarterfinal showdown between Venus Williams and 1990-92 champion Monica Seles is possible.”
“Monica Seles is seeded sixth, followed by Yugoslav teen”
“Seles is a four-time Australian Open champion, winning the tournament in the comeback from her 1993 stabbing.”
“Seles is still a major threat to reach the semifinals or even win this major tournament.”
“Seles is one or two steps slower than she was in her prime.”
“She started playing just before her fifth birthday she had seen Monica Seles on television and didn't begin elite training until she was 14.”
“And then there was that tennis player, Monica Seles, one of the top players in the world, and during a tennis match this obsessed fan jumps on the courts and stabs her in the back with a nine-inch knife.”
“In the 1980s and 1990s, the best women—Graf, Seles, Jennifer Capriati, Martina Hingis—were all prodigies who contended for titles in their teens.”
“If anyone even mentioned Monica Seles or Steffi Graf, it was like, 'Ahhhhhhhh!'" said Lisa Raymond, who turned pro in 1993 and still plays doubles.”
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