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Seles to Headline 2008 Legends of Tennis Event
United States Tennis Association
7th April 2008
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The American Red Cross, Berks County Chapter is delighted to welcome tennis-legend and "Dancing with the Stars" contestant Monica Seles to the 14th Annual Legends of Tennis event. Joining Seles are John Isner, Johan Kriek and Corina Morariu. Catch the action at Alvernia College's Physical Education Center [sic] at 2:30pm EDT on 12th April.

Legends of Tennis is a two-day event that includes tennis-clinics, food, fun, music and top-notch court-action by professional tennis-players.

Guests are invited to participate in the clinics and watch the edge-of-your-seat tennis-matches. In addition to a Legends doubles-match, this event includes an exhilarating match featuring local high-school tennis-players paired with the professionals. Join the Berks County Chapter in welcoming the former #1-ranked woman!

Born in Yugoslavia in 1973, Seles came to the United States in 1986 when she enrolled in the Nick Bolletieri Tennis Academy in Bradenton, Florida. She played her first professional tournament in March 1988 at the age of 14, and won her first career-title at Houston in April 1989, where she beat Chris Evert in the final. Seles won her first Grand Slam singles-title at the French Open in 1990. Seles first achieved the #1 ranking in the world in 1991 at the age of 17.

She was the youngest player ever to have achieved that ranking. Seles was named WTA Player of the Year in 1991 and 1992, and held the #1 ranking until June 1993 - after being stabbed during a match in Hamburg, Germany on 30th April 1993. She did not return to the WTA Tour until the Canadian Open in 1995, when she came back co-ranked #1 and won the tournament. In the spring of 2003, a foot-injury forced Seles to refrain from playing on the WTA Tour until she announced her retirement on 14th February 2008. Seles has 53 career-titles and 9 Grand Slam victories: 4 Australian Opens, 3 French Opens and 2 US Opens.
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Source (including photo and contact-details for the event):
http://www.middlestates.usta.com/news/fullstory.sps?inewsid=547824&iNewsCat=%3CCAT%3E

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