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Her mother, Ester, and her grandmother thought that a girl shouldn't spend so much time playing tennis, but neither Seles nor her father heeded their advice. The following year, the 17-year-old made history again as the youngest player to take over the world's No. At the age of 19, Seles was stabbed in the back by a crazed Steffi Graf fan during a tournament in Hamburg, Germany.She was treated for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after the incident, and took a two-year hiatus before returning to the court in 1995.In the broader context of her first four years on the circuit (1989–1992), Seles had a win-loss record of 231–25 (90.2%) and collected 30 titles.She once again ended the year as the #1 ranked player in the world.He is responsible for developing her two-handed style for both the forehand and backhand. In 1985, at the age of 11, she won the Junior Orange Bowl tournament in Miami, Florida, catching the attention of tennis coach Nick Bollettieri.She won the Junior Orange Bowl in both the 12- and the 14-year categories, and is one of only nine tennis players to win the Junior Orange Bowl championship twice in its 70-year history, including Andy Murray, Jimmy Connors, Jennifer Capriati, and Yishai Oliel.From January 1991 through February 1993, Seles won 22 titles and reached 33 finals out of the 34 tournaments she played.She compiled a 159–12 win-loss record (92.9% winning percentage), including a 55–1 win-loss record (98%) in Grand Slam tournaments.
Monica Seles was born on December 2, 1973, in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia, to Hungarian parents.
In 1986 the Seles family moved from Yugoslavia to the United States, and Seles enrolled at the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy, where she trained for two years.
Seles played her first professional tournament as an amateur in 1988 at age 14.
Her father, Karolj Seles, taught her to play tennis in a parking lot when she was 5 years old, and as she grew up, she became intent on beating her brother Zoltan, who was eight years older and the No.
1-ranked junior tennis player in the country at the time. At 16, she beat Steffi Graf in the French Open, becoming the youngest person to win the tournament.