PDA

View Full Version : How will Monica Seles be remembered?!


bandabou
Aug 16th, 2003, 11:22 PM
Now that itīs clear and obvious that the end is near for Monica Seles the question rises: How will she be remembered in history?! As one of the great champions or as a poor victim?!

DA FOREHAND
Aug 16th, 2003, 11:23 PM
The final script is yet to be written. Let's not be so quick to write her off.

Seles_Beckham
Aug 16th, 2003, 11:24 PM
ONE OF THE GREATEST CHAMPION.

She have done so much for the woman tennis, I am sure she will be remembered as a women who started to hit the ball hard and more and more younger players now plays with both hands.

SO LIKE A BIG CHAMPION.


SHE IS STILL PLAYING TENNIS SO SHE WILL DO EVEN MORE FOR TENNIS.

:yippee: :clap2: :yippee:

:yeah: MONIKA

selesfan87
Aug 16th, 2003, 11:27 PM
As a trailblazer. Monica Seles paved the way to power grunting.

great smash
Aug 16th, 2003, 11:27 PM
She has accomplished too much already to be considered a poor victim...

People realise well enough she was far more than just another player! :worship:

selesfan87
Aug 16th, 2003, 11:28 PM
She has accomplished too much already to be considered a poor victim...

People realise well enough she was far more than just another player! :worship:
She was also far more than just another grunter.

faboozadoo15
Aug 16th, 2003, 11:32 PM
i think she will be remembered more for the COMEBACK than for her being stabbed. she is a courageous, one-of-a-kind champion. she won't be a hall of famer because of pity... she has enough qualifications in a matter of 3 years to get 3 players inducted.

maybe a beloved champion...

cool bird
Aug 16th, 2003, 11:33 PM
A great champion with a great fighting sprit

bandabou
Aug 16th, 2003, 11:42 PM
Only reason I implied poor victim, is because after her comeback from the stabbing she wasnī t the same player and perhaps people would pitty her for that.

faboozadoo15
Aug 17th, 2003, 12:02 AM
some ppl will remember her as the poor little girl who was kickin ass who got stabbed. but as long as they remember WHY she was stabbed, they will know she is an all time great and a true pioneer in the highest profile women's sport on the planet.

Dava
Aug 17th, 2003, 12:03 AM
As the greatest player that NEVER was. Unfortunatly thats the way it is, as sad :sad: as it is.

raquel
Aug 17th, 2003, 12:23 AM
I think people should remember Monica as an innocent victim, rather than a poor victim. Monica would probably not want our pity, even though I am sure we do all feel sorry for her. Monica is a legend and her amazing 1990-1993 will be remembered but she will always be connected to the stabbing and how she was robbed of fulfilling her potential. But her fans will always have the positives to remember her by :)

bandabou
Aug 17th, 2003, 12:27 AM
As the greatest player that NEVER was. Unfortunatly thats the way it is, as sad :sad: as it is.

The way you say it, it becomes even more sad! :sad:

rfs1999
Aug 17th, 2003, 12:45 AM
Keep playing, Monica!

Mr. Man
Aug 17th, 2003, 12:49 AM
..A great champion & her grunts. That's how I'll remember her.

disposablehero
Aug 17th, 2003, 12:49 AM
As a question that was never answered.

aprildawn
Aug 17th, 2003, 03:45 AM
i don't want to think that monica is done with her tennis. but when she finally retire, i will always remember her as the one who paved the way for power hitters like the williams sisters, etc. she's the one who introduced the power in tennis with her unorthodox two-handed in both sides. i don't want to remember her as the girl who got stabbed but i'll remember her as the great champion who has a will to fight and the courage that no other player can match. keep on fighting, monica! you are a very strong girl. she's always a grace under pressure. never say die attitude.

SM
Aug 17th, 2003, 04:40 AM
as a fighter and champ!

Knizzle
Aug 17th, 2003, 04:48 AM
As a great champion, who had part of her career stolen away by crazed maniac. More importantly she will be remembered as having alot of heart and determination to return to tennis after such adversity.

DA FOREHAND
Aug 17th, 2003, 05:02 AM
Only reason I implied poor victim, is because after her comeback from the stabbing she wasnī t the same player and perhaps people would pitty her for that.


She actually could have been a much better player. She struck the ball harder had a better serve was/is developing a one handed forehand, it's her fitness/or lack thereof that has held her back from achieving even greater results.

hingis-seles
Aug 17th, 2003, 06:38 AM
Unfortunately, I think a "What if" will always hang around her career. The stabbing will always be mentioned in anything concernng her.

sunnysideup
Aug 17th, 2003, 06:41 AM
A nice role model and a great champion during her time.:angel:

irma
Aug 17th, 2003, 09:53 AM
as a player who got ruined when on top and fought herself back

I think saying she will be remembered as "the victim" innocent or poor doesn't give her justice since she came back. she could also have stayed in her room forever and she didn't.

tyk101
Aug 17th, 2003, 10:24 AM
Inspiration

Bероника
Aug 17th, 2003, 01:09 PM
I'll remember her as the best tennis player I've ever seen and the most couragious one

Volcana
Aug 17th, 2003, 04:00 PM
Now that itīs clear and obvious that the end is near for Monica Seles the question rises: How will she be remembered in history?! As one of the great champions or as a poor victim?!

She's going to be remembered as a poor victim. Not that she wasn't a great champion. The problem is her fans.

So many of her fans, for so many years, have focused an the stabbing. That and their fantasies about what Monica would have accomplished had she not been stabbed.

If instead, the last seven years had seen a focus on what she DID accomplish, she would have been remembered FOR those accomplishments.

A lot more people know Monica was stabbed than know how many GS titles she won. Her fans have a vocal minority of their own number to thank for that.

disposablehero
Aug 17th, 2003, 04:48 PM
A lot more people know Monica was stabbed than know how many GS titles sher won. Her fans have a vocal minority of their own number to thank for that.

Easy to blame Monica's fans for everything. How many people have ever actually seen or heard anything that one of Monica's fans have ever said? Very few people know anything about tennis that they didn't hear from Mary Carillo or John McEnroe. Also, very few people know the number of GS that any player won. Ask 100 people on the street how many Slams Steffi Graf won, and I'll bet you'll get a lot of people who guess 6 or 35.

Vegetable
Aug 17th, 2003, 04:58 PM
How can her fans NOT focus somewhat on her stabbing? It halted/ruined what was shaping up to be a fantastic career. I never was a huge Seles fan back when she was dominating but I still feel sick thinking about what happened to her.

I think she'll be remembered for what happened to her unfortunately.

AjdeNate!
Aug 17th, 2003, 05:05 PM
She will be remembered every minute of everday as she has been thought of since 1989, for me.

Hingiswinsthis
Aug 17th, 2003, 05:14 PM
She is always a great champion for me, who was robbed of many more majors:( i will always consider Monica Seles as the true mother of the power game we see today.;)

hingis-seles
Aug 17th, 2003, 06:22 PM
Monica was the second diva of the WTA Tour, after Suzanne Lenglen.

When I say diva, I am limiting it to the very successful ladies of tennis, thereby, not including players such as Andrea Temesvari and Helen Kelesi. A tennis diva has to have the ability to mix on-court success with off-court spice/scandal/controversy. :devil:

Volcana
Aug 17th, 2003, 07:40 PM
How many people have ever actually seen or heard anything that one of Monica's fans have ever said?

Millions. Monica has a millions of fans, and I'm sure all of them have spoken to at least one person.

VivalaSeles
Aug 17th, 2003, 08:25 PM
"I'm sure all of them have spoken to at least one person."

And you also seem quite sure of what they said or, at least, what the majority of them said - since that supposedly is the cause of Monica being seen as a victim in the future - . Never knew you had such unbelievable psychic powers that enable you to know or to guess what the majority of Monica's fans are saying to non-Monica fans.

*JR*
Aug 17th, 2003, 11:05 PM
Now that itīs clear and obvious that the end is near for Monica Seles the question rises: How will she be remembered in history?! As one of the great champions or as a poor victim?!
Both. Thus: :) :(

GoldenSlam
Sep 4th, 2004, 04:02 AM
As one who could well become the greatest player ever lived, but never came true.
Still, it's great having her around all this year, she'll be in my book forever:).