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Monica Seles won her first Grand Slam title at 1990 French Open at age sixteen and six months. But she had to overcome a lot of adversity and drama and even some bullying to make history. In the second round, Seles faced her former doubles partner Helen Kelesi, who was angered that Seles decided to […] Continue to read full article...

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By Scoop Malinowski Tennis just experienced the high point of the monumental Roland Garros triumph by Novak Djokovic for Grand Slam title number 23 but the celebratory vibes have been tainted by some ominous black clouds this week. First there was the despicable anti Djokovic article in The Guardian newspaper of London by Simon Briggs […] Continue to read full article...

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Facing Monica Seles Book Excerpt

Monica Seles may have been the greatest female tennis player of all time. Her eight Grand Slams as a teenager is an untouchable record that could have added one, two or even three to the total as she missed he last three major tournaments as a teen due to being stabbed on court in Hamburg, […] Continue to read full article...

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The clay courts in Paris are where the world’s best tennis players will come together for one of the year’s most highly anticipated events — Roland Garros (also known as The French Open). Unlike the other grand slam tournaments, the playing surface presents an extremely stiff challenge for those looking to add a major title […] Continue to read full article...

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Facing Monica Seles book cover artist interview

A few years ago I discovered the stunning artwork of Miki DeGoodaboom on Instagram. It just so happened that the European artist had painted portraits of Serena and Steffi so we made a deal and her artwork was the cover of my Facing Serena Williams/Steffi Graf. Later I found she also did a Monica Seles […] Continue to read full article...

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Facing Monica Seles Book Is Finished

Monica Seles won eight Grand Slam titles as a teenager and if the stabbing in Hamburg, Germany in April 1993 didn’t happen, she could have won three more before turning age 20 on December 2, 1993. Her career is rarely talked about now by the tennis media but she was a giant in the history […] Continue to read full article...

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A few years after Chrissie Evert retired from tennis in 1989, I was fortunate to do a Biofile interview with her. Evert always has a special place in my heart because she is the first famous player I ever met as a kid at age seven in a Boston hotel lobby, before I even knew […] Continue to read full article...




Seles Interrogation At US Open 1992 For Grunting

At the 1992 US Open Monica Seles discussed in detail her grunting. After losing the Wimbledon final to Graf 61 62 and two subsequent finals, Seles rebounded to win the 1992 US Open vs Sanchez-Vicario, despite all the media harping on her grunting… Q. Do you feel, Monica, that suddenly, after you have been playing […] Continue to read full article...

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Nick Bollettieri: Godfather Of Modern Tennis  By Scoop Malinowski A compilation of memories, anecdotes, stories and interviews of one of the most important figures in tennis history, Nick Bollettieri and his world-renowned “Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy.” …Andre Agassi, Marcelo Rios, Jimmy Arias, Brian Gottfried, Fritz Buehning, Kathleen Horvath, Lars Ulrich, Julio Moros, Maria Sharapova, Chip […] Continue to read full article...

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Andre, Monica Reach Out To Ailing Bollettieri

By Scoop Malinowski Hall of Fame tennis innovator, coach, and academy founder Nick Bollettieri has been ailing recently but his spirits have been lifted by the the contacts of two of his most prolific proteges. Larry Denyes, a former coach at the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy and longtime friend shared this information today: “I went […] Continue to read full article...

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