Wertheim's mailbag a couple of weeks ago mentioned anagrams -- words or phrases whose letters can be rearranged to form other words.
He wasn't looking for interesting anagrams of players, specifically, but I got to thinking. So I typed "Monica Seles" into an anagram web site and got some interesting results.
Anagrams which seem appropriate to Monica
Ace me in loss.
Smiles on ace.
So mean slice.
Camel noises. (The grunting, you know? )
Slam icon, see?
Lone ace miss.
I’m sola scene. (Sola: By oneself; alone. Used as a stage direction to a female character.)
Lean C.E.O. miss. ("Miss" as in "young woman"; a reference to Monica's keen business mind.)
Slim, sane C.E.O.
Cameo's lines. (Referring to her cameo role on The Nanny.)
Aces lines mo’. (She aces lines more.)
Can lose semi.
Can lose ‘em, si?
Mean slice, so.
Aims close en. ("Aims close in." It’s a stretch, but I had to include it.)
Ma slices one.
I’m ace lesson.
Clean semi, so.
Slims one ace.
Solemn as ice.
Males! So nice!
Anagrams that are just silly or funny
Let's get the difficult one out of the way:
Soma: An intoxicating or hallucinogenic beverage, used as an offering to the Hindu gods and consumed by participants in Vedic ritual sacrifices.
Soma: The body of an individual as contrasted with the mind or psyche.
Am silence, so…
Lace one, miss.
Laces ‘em in, so.
CIA loses men.
Manic eel S.O.S.
Incas lose me.
Ciao! Less men!
Can see limos.
Ale once, miss.
Lame C.E.O. sins.
Male oscines. (Oscines: A large suborder of passerine birds that includes most songbirds.)
Sales! Come in!
Mean ossicle. (Ossicle: A small bone, especially one of the three bones of the middle ear.)
Same clone, si?
Season melic. (Melic: Of or relating to verse that is intended to be sung, especially Greek lyric verse of the seventh to fifth century B.C.)
Sonic sea elm.
Sea isle! C’mon!
AI clone mess. (AI: Artificial Intelligence.)
So, ma, silence.
Ma loses nice.
Con me, lassie.
One slim case.
Slim sea cone.
No claims. See?
Man’s eco isle. (A description of the planet Earth.)
Anagrams of the word "Monica" only
Anomic. (A social instability caused by erosion of standards and values.)
Manioc. (A shrubby tropical American plant widely grown for its large, tuberous, starchy roots.)
I’m a con.
I’m on AC.