The world of sport is filled with its share of highs and lows. With great fame and recognition, also comes the risk of intrusion of privacy and security threats. At times, this issue can blow up from players being subjected to violence to being embroiled in mishaps. The Sportsrush lists down the tennis players who were victims of an attack.
1) Monica Seles
In the late 1980s, the Steffi magic wielded by the German throughout the decade was coming to an end. New competitors came to the fore, the foremost of them being an Yugoslavian teenager, Monica Seles.
From turning pro at the age of 15 to becoming the youngest French Open champion ever a year later, Seles was making giant strides. She would not stop at that either. In the next couple of years, she would completely dominate the womens’ circuit. She won three Grand Slams and would also dethrone Steffi Graf as the World number 1.
Many were hailing her to be the next big thing as she had already bagged eight Grand Slams at the age of 19. However, tragedy struck in 1993 when an obsessed fan of Steffi Graf would stab Seles in the back.
Seles was on course to a win against Magdaleeva Maleeva in the quarter finals of the Citizen Cup when its incident occurred. The deep 1.5 cut warranted for a hiatus from tennis. Though she came back in 1995, she would never be the same again. She played her last match in 2003 before officially retiring from tennis in 2008.