Foot Fault!

Calling all the lines of professional tennis

From The Vault: Monica Seles

Only a few weeks ago I randomly decided re-read Monica Seles’ first auto-biography for the first time since I was barely able to comprehend the contents. So often we criticize athletes and celebrities who toss out books at a young age without actually living life. It was far from the case with Seles, who had been attacked at 19 on a tennis court, suffered depression, an eating disorder, a dreadful court injustice, the wrath of sponsors and the media that eventually turned on her, and then came back from it all in remarkable style.

Rather than posting a video of the attack or a long-ass post, above is simply her speech after her first tournament back at the Canadian Open in 1995. A tournament she won, defeating Po (133) 6-0 6-3, Tauziat (17) 6-2 6-2, Huber (10) 6-3 6-2, Sabatini (8) 6-1 6-0 and Coetzer (27) 6-0 6-1 en-route to the title. Before the stabbing, she was easily on her way to becoming one of the greatest of greats and received universal acclaim for her mental strength, but it goes without saying that her resilience and mental strength in overcoming far worse than some 1-4 third set deficit catapulted her to heights far greater than she could have ever achieved. A legend.

About these ads

3 Responses to From The Vault: Monica Seles

  1. damiano May 1, 2013 at 11:20 am

    Ok guys, Spain is still covering their “heroes”, Eufemiano Fuentes is a normal doctor, all the world is composed by bad people who still trust in a clean natural activity called SPORT, what a shame, guys sport has died, dopinmg won against clean athketes, since now is possible take everythyng to improve athketics performances as spanish do.
    we can make only one thing, close to spain the opportunity to host olympic games of 2020, I can’t accept to give a chanche to spanish sport, they have cheated all the sportsmen, all the world, shane on them.

  2. wp signal tracker May 19, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    Thanks i love your article about Catholic Priests and Former Abortionist Confront Congress on Meaning of “Abortion” | Fr. Frank Pavone’s Blog

  3. Article Source May 20, 2013 at 9:15 am

    lbxzoiljxfvnjiumcjun, How long does xanax stay in your system, LOFZVRd.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 4,427 other followers

%d bloggers like this: