|Celebrated Name:||Monica Seles|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Monica Seles|
|Age:||49 years old|
|Birth Date:||2 December 1973|
|Birth Place:||Novi Sad, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia|
|Nationality:||Yugoslavian, Hungarian, and American.|
|Husband/Spouse (Name):||Tom Golisan|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||No|
|Is Monica Seles Lesbian?||No|
|Profession:||Retired Professional Tennis Player|
|Net Worth in 2023:||$25 Million|
|Last Updated:||September 2023|
Monica Seles is a popular Yugoslavian born retired professional tennis player. She has represented both Yugoslavian and the United States, and she became a naturalized American citizen in 1994. She has won 9 Grand Slam singles titles in her career, eight of those wins came while playing for Yugoslavia, while one of them came while playing for the United States.
She is the youngest ever French Open Champion and was also the year-end world number 1 in 1991 and 1992. She was named as one of the “30 Legends of Women’s Tennis: Past, Present, and Future” by popular news magazine and website, Time. She was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2009.
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Early Life & Biography
Monica Seles was born on the 2nd of December 1973 in Novi Sad, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia, to parents, Ester and Karolj. She has an elder brother, Zoltán. Her father is a professional cartoonist and has worked at the Dnevnik and Magyar Szó newspapers. She began playing tennis at the age of 5 and was initially coached by her father. He is the one responsible for developing her two-handed style for both the forehand and backhand. Jelena Genčić later became her coach.
She became the winner of the Junior Orange Bowl tournament in Miami, Florida, in 1985 when she was just 11 years of age. This brought her to the notice of attention of tennis coach Nick Bollettieri, and in the following year, she moved to the U.S. along with her brother and got herself enrolled at the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy and continued to practice until March of 1990. She played her first professional tournament as an amateur in 1988 at the age of 14.
Monica Seles is married to the popular businessman, Tom Golisano, who is her senior by 32 years. The two began dating in 2009 and announced their engagement on the 5th of June 2014. On the 21st of April 2009, she released her memoir, “Getting A Grip: On My Body, My Mind, My Self” bout with depression and binge eating disorder (BED) after she was stabbed. She has also been a paid spokesperson for Shire Pharmaceuticals, the makers of the first drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat Binge Eating Disorder (BED).
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on the 2 December 1973, Monica Seles is 49 years old as of today’s date 26th September 2023. Her height is 1.78 M tall, and her weight is 61 Kg.
Monica Seles turned professional on the 13th of February 1989 and won her r first career title at Houston in May 1989 by defeating Chris Evert in the final. In 1990, she became the youngest-ever French Open singles Champion at the age of 16 years, six months by defeating Steffi Graf in the finals. With this win, she got her first Grand Slam singles title. 1991 was an incredibly successful year for her Australian Open in January, became the world number one in March, defended her French Open title, and won the US Open as well. She was the number 1 ranked player in the world.
The following year was just as good for her as she defended her titles at the Australian Open, the French Open, and the US Open. She was the number 1 ranked player in the world one again. In January of 1993, she won the Australian Open by defeating Steffi Graf in the finals. On the 30th of April 1993, in a match against Magdalena Maleeva in Hamburg, Germany, she was stabbed during the break by Günter Parche, who is an obsessed fan of Steffi Graf.
She was stabbed with a boning knife between her shoulder blades, to a depth of 1.5 cm, and was quickly taken to the hospital. Although the injuries took only a few weeks to heal, she didn’t return to the sport for two years. Parche spent less than six months in pre-trial detention, and in his trial, he was found to be psychologically abnormal and was thus sentenced to two years’ probation and psychological treatment.
She made her return in 1995 and won her first comeback tournament, which was the Canadian Open by beating Amanda Coetzer in the final. In January of 1996, she won her fourth Australian Open. She has competed in both the 1996 Olympic Games and the 2000 Olympic Games, where she won a bronze medal. She became a naturalized American citizen in 1994 and helped the U.S. team win the Fed Cup in 1996, 1999, and 2000.
She sustained a foot injury in the spring of 2003, which forced her to withdraw during the second set of a match against Nadia Petrova at the Italian Open. She once again faced Nadia at the 2003 French Open but wasn’t able to secure a victory, following which she never played an official tour match again. She played few exhibition matches in 2005, 2006, and 2007and announced her official retirement from professional tennis on the 14th of February 2008.
In 2009, she was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Apart from tennis, she has made a guest appearance in the TV sitcom, “The Nanny,” and has also appeared in 2008 in the popular TV series, “Dancing with the Stars” as one of the contestants.
Awards & Achievements
Here is a list covering some of the Awards and Achievements earned by Monica Seles:
- In 1990, she became the youngest-ever French Open singles Champion at the age of 16 years, six months by defeating Steffi Graf in the finals.
- She has won 9 Grand Slam singles titles in her career, eight of those wins came while playing for Yugoslavia, while one of them came while playing for the United States.
- In 2009, she was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
- She was named as one of the “30 Legends of Women’s Tennis: Past, Present, and Future” by popular news magazine and website, Time.
Net Worth & Salary of Monica Seles in 2023
As of September 2023, Monica Seles has gathered a net worth of $25 Million. She has garnered most of her earnings from her career as a professional tennis player. She has won 9 Grand Slam singles titles in her career, eight of those wins came while playing for Yugoslavia, while one of them came while playing for the United States.
She has won a bronze medal at the 2000 Olympic Games and has and helped the U.S. team win the Fed Cup in 1996, 1999, and 2000. She has appeared in “Dancing with the Stars” as a contestant in 2008, and in 2009, she released her memoir, “Getting A Grip: On My Body, My Mind, My Self.” She was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2009 and had also signed a $4-million endorsement contract with Fila back in the early 1990s. She has also worked with other popular brands like Nike and Yonex.
Monica Seles has been a great tennis player, and her records prove that. One lesson which we can all learn from her life is her ability to bounce back from adverse times. With that being said, we wish her the best of luck for all her future endeavors and thank her for the memories.