Monica: My Journey from Fear to Victory

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At only seventeen she became the youngest number one woman tennis player in the world. She won championship after championship, defeating the legends, amazing the tennis world, and gaining the love and respect of fans around the globe. It seemed that nothing could stop her. Nothing, that is, but a nine-inch knife in her back wielded by a crazed fan of Steffi Graf's. The vicious attack shocked millions and had a profound and lasting effect on Monica. As far as people were concerned, Monica had "retreated" from the...
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At only seventeen she became the youngest number one woman tennis player in the world. She won championship after championship, defeating the legends, amazing the tennis world, and gaining the love and respect of fans around the globe. It seemed that nothing could stop her. Nothing, that is, but a nine-inch knife in her back wielded by a crazed fan of Steffi Graf's. The vicious attack shocked millions and had a profound and lasting effect on Monica. As far as people were concerned, Monica had "retreated" from the spotlight and virtually disappeared. In this intimate and revealing autobiography, Monica describes, for the first time, the terrifying range of her emotions - her fears, the feelings of vulnerability, the terror and depression - and how she struggled to regain her health, self-confidence, and drive. For two years Monica was isolated from the tennis world that had been her life. Now she is back. Monica is the story of her extraordinary life, from her childhood as a tennis prodigy to her triumphant return. It offers a unique insight into the world of professional tennis, gives a sense of what it is like to be number one at such a young age, and is an inspirational account of Monica's personal struggle against demons within and without.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780061012211
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/28/1997
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 4.16 (w) x 6.77 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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Monica Seles

Monica Seles is a former number-one world professional tennis player who became the youngest-ever champion at the French Open in 1990, and went on to win nine Grand Slam singles titles. Tennis magazine lists Seles as the thirteenth greatest tennis player of all time, men or women. In October 2007, she was appointed a goodwill ambassador/spokesperson for the UN's Global Sports for Peace and Development Program Initiative. Despite her early elimination, Monica was a sentimental favorite on season six of Dancing with the Stars.

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