Monica Seles

December 02, 1973
Place of Birth:
Novi Sad, Yugoslavia
United States
Induction Category:
Recent Player
Year of Induction:
Highest Ranking
World Singles Ranking: 1

With devastatingly potent and piercingly accurate two-handed ground strokes, an indefatigable fighting spirit, and unsurpassed match playing skills, Monica Seles was a transformational player in her sport. Seles, a left-hander who was arguably the first woman ever to demonstrate such overwhelming power and precision off both sides, took apart adversaries with not only the depth of her shots but unimaginable angles as well. At her peak, she lived on the edge of invincibility, winning seven of the eight majors she played from 1991-93. Altogether, Seles collected nine major singles championships.

Grand Slam Record

Australian Open

  • Singles Champion 1991-1993, 1996

French Open

  • Singles Champion 1990-92

US Open

  • Singles Champion 1991-92

Career Achievements

  • Fed Cup Team Member 1996, 1998-2000, 2002
  • Olympic Silver Medalist Women's Singles 2000