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born December 2, 1973) is a former Yugoslav world no.
1 professional tennis player and a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
She became a naturalized American citizen in 1994 and also received Hungarian citizenship in June 2007.She won nine Grand Slam singles titles, eight of them while a citizen of Yugoslavia and the final as a citizen of United States of America.In 1990, Seles became the youngest-ever French Open champion at the age of 16.She went on to win eight Grand Slam singles titles before her 20th birthday and was the year-end World No. However, on April 30, 1993, she was the victim of an on-court attack, when a man stabbed her in the back with a 9-inch (23 cm) long knife; Seles did not return to tennis for over two years.Seles played her first professional tournament as an amateur in 1988 at age 14.
The following year she turned professional on February 13, 1989, and joined the professional tour full-time, winning her first career title at Houston in May 1989, where she beat the soon-to-retire Chris Evert in the final. Hard Court Championships (San Antonio, Texas), the Eckerd Open (Tampa, Florida), the Italian Open, and the Lufthansa Cup in Berlin, Germany (defeating Steffi Graf in the final in straight sets).A month later, Seles reached the semifinals of her first Grand Slam singles tournament at the French Open, losing to then world no. Seles finished her first year on the tour ranked world no. After a slow start at the beginning of the season, Seles went on a 36-match winning streak and won 6 consecutive tournaments starting in Miami at the Lipton Player's Championships. Seles then won her first Grand Slam singles title at the 1990 French Open. 1 Steffi Graf in the final, Seles saved four set points in a first set tiebreaker, which she won 8–6, and went on to take the match in straight sets.Though she enjoyed some success after rejoining the tour in 1995, including a fourth Australian Open title in 1996, she was unable to consistently reproduce her best form.She played her last professional match at the 2003 French Open, but did not officially retire until February 2008.In June 2011, Seles was named one of the "30 Legends of Women's Tennis: Past, Present and Future" by Time. In 1985, at the age of 11, she won the Orange Bowl tournament in Miami, Florida, catching the attention of tennis coach Nick Bollettieri.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.