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Name: Monica Seles                                                                 
Born: 2 December 1973 Novi Sad, SFR Yugoslavia (now Serbia)                       
Monica Seles (born December 2, 1973) is a former World No. 1 professional tennis   
player. She was born in the former Yugoslavia and became a naturalized United     
States citizen in 1994. She won nine Grand Slam singles titles. She became the     
youngest-ever champion at the French Open in 1990 at the age of 16. She was the   
dominant player in the women's game during 1991 and 1992, but in 1993 she was     
forced out of the sport for two years following an on-court attack in which a     
spectator stabbed her in the back with a knife. She enjoyed some success after     
returning to the tour in 1995, including a singles title at the Australian Open   
in 1996, but was unable to consistently reproduce her very best form.             
Seles announced her official retirement from the game in February 2008.