Monica Seles Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Monica Seles was born on the 2nd December 1973, in Novi Sad, then Yugoslavia, of Hungarian ancestry. She is a former tennis player who rose to the No. 1 ranking in the WTA. During her career she won the following Grand Slams titles: Open Australia championship four times (1991, 1992, 1993, 1996), the French Open at Roland Garros three times (1990, 1991, 1992), and the United States Open twice (1991, 1992). Monica Seles was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2009.

How rich is the former tennis player? It has been estimated that the overall size of Monica Seles’ net worth is as much as $12 million, as of the data given in mid-2016. Seles has accumulated most of her net worth being active in professional tennis from 1989 to 2008.

Monica Seles Net Worth $12 Million

To begin with, Monica started playing tennis when five years old, and was coached by her father. She played her first professional tournament being only 14 years old, and it evolved into a very successful and profitable career, which added huge sums to the total size of Monica Seles net worth.

Concerning her professional career, Monica Seles won nine tournaments Grand Slam, managing to reach the number one ranking position. On the 30th April 1993, a fan named Parche, obsessed with Steffi Graf, assaulted Seles by stabbing her in the back on court – he claimed wanting to regain the No.1 for rival Steffi Graf. The attack changed the course of tennis history, as thereafter security measures were significantly strengthened. Seles was out of tennis for 28 months, and meanwhile Parche was charged but was not jailed because of mental instability and was sentenced to two years probation and psychological treatment. Because of this attack, Seles did not play again in Germany.

On returning to the tennis circuit in 1995, Seles won the Canadian open championship. The same year, Seles and Graf met again in the final of the Open of the USA, Seles losing the match 7-6, 0-6, 6-3. In 1996, Seles had a good start, winning the the Australia Open title for the fourth time, beating Anke Huber in the final with a score of 6-4, 6-1. Afterwards, she reached the final of the USA Open, and the final of Roland Garros in 1998. Despite these good results Seles seemed to be neither strong nor consistent, apparently struggling to keep fit and regain lost mobility. In addition, Seles had to participate in the struggle of her father and coach Karolj Seles against cancer – he died in 1998 (a few weeks before the French Open final, which Monica lost to Arantxa Sánchez Vicario).

After obtaining USA citizenship, Monica helped the US team win the Federation Cup in 1996 and 2000. She also won the bronze medal at the Olympic Games in 2000 held in Sydney, Australia. In 2003, Seles suffered a foot injury that left her out of the loop; she hasn’t played an official match since then. At the beginning of 2005, Seles played two exhibition matches against women’s tennis legend Martina Navratilova in New Zealand. On the 15th February, 2008 he formally announced her retirement.

Finally, in the personal life of the tennis player, Monica Seles is engaged to Tom Golisano. She resides in Florida.

Quick Facts

Birth date: December 2, 1973
Birth place: Novi Sad, Yugoslavia (now Serbia)
Height:5' 10" (1.78 m)
Profession:Tennis player, Yugoslav world Nr.1 professional tennis player
Education:Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy
Nationality:American, Hungarian, Yugoslavian
Partner:Tom Golisano
Awards:International Tennis Hall of Fame (2009), nine Grand Slam singles titles, the youngest-ever French Open champion at the age of 16, "30 Legends of Women's Tennis (named in 2011),
Nominations:Winner: French Open (1990 (1990), 1991, 1992), Australian Open (1991-1993 (1991-1993), 1996), Us Open (1991 (1991), 1992), Wimbledon (1991 (1991), 1992), Olympic Games (bronze (bronze), 2000)
TV shows:"The Nanny" (1996), "Dancing with the Stars" (2008)
Books:"Getting A Grip: On My Body, My Mind, My Self" (2009)
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Release of her book, "Getting a Grip: On My Body, My Mind, My Self".
2Release of the book, "Monica Seles: Returning Champion" by Kristin Smith Fehr.
3Release of the book, "Monica Seles: The Comeback Kid" by Mark Stewart.
4Became a naturalized US citizen in 1994.
5Elected into the Tennis Hall of Fame in 2009.
6Born to Karóly and Esther Seles, ethnic Hungarians from Serbia.
7Has an older brother, Zoltan.
8In 1998, she had further psychological problems when her father and first coach, Karolj, died of cancer.
9She is of Hungarian descent.
10While playing Magdalena Maleeva in the quarter-finals of the Hamburg Open, Seles was stabbed in the back during a changeover by Günter Parche, a 38-year-old fan of Steffi Graf's. Seles, who was off the court for 27 months, blamed her binge-eating disorder on the incident. (30 April 1993).
11Tennis player who was ranked number one in the world at the end of 1991, 1992 and 1995. She won 9 grand slam titles and 44 other tournaments. She didn't officially retire although she has not played since 2003, in May, when she lost in the first round of Roland Garros.


Filmography

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Nanny1996TV SeriesMonica Seles

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
BNP Paribas Showdown 20152015TV MovieHerself
The Dr. Oz Show2015TV SeriesHerself - Tennis Player
Good Morning America2015TV SeriesHerself
Omg! Insider2014TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2008-2009TV SeriesHerself
Only at the Open2008TV SeriesHerself
Dancing with the Stars2008TV SeriesHerself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2008TV SeriesHerself
Access Hollywood2008TV SeriesHerself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2008TV SeriesHerself
ESPN SportsCentury2001-2004TV Series documentaryHerself
Sydney 2000: Games of the XXVII Olympiad2000TV Mini-SeriesHerself
WWF Raw1999TV SeriesHerself
MTV Video Music Awards 19951995TV SpecialHerself
Late Show with David Letterman1995TV SeriesHerself
One on One with John Tesh1991TV SeriesHerself
The 1991 US Open Tennis Championships1991TV SeriesHerself
Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon1990TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wimbledon2014TV SeriesHerself
Attitude Era2012VideoHerself - Ringside Fan
Biography2004TV Series documentaryHerself

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