Sunday, February 17, 2008

SELES-TIAL PLAYER



Age 16: Youngest-ever French Open champion.
Age 17: Youngest woman to reach #1 on the WTA rankings.
Age 19: Wins eighth Grand Slam singles title. Most ever won by a teenager.
Three months later: One demented bastard changes everything [link].

Monica - I don't have your poster up on my wall anymore, but you will always be my favourite women's tennis player! The mental strength and resilience you displayed in coming back to the game to win one more Grand Slam after that traumatic incident is... unbelievable!

Monica Seles announced her official retirement from professional tennis on February 14, 2008.

40 comments:

priya said...

She was one of my favorite too:)

tekybala said...

Your way of describing that guy who stabbed shows that how deep u like monica.... cool [8)]

Mez said...

Hey thanks for dropping by my blog. Even i was dissapointed on hering about her retirement.Poor gal she cud neva really come back to form after that incident.Bad..

Bubbles of FireWhisky said...

while i wasnt a big fan of tennis when i was younger (than i am now[:P]), i did respect her for her guts and determination... its sad how things went wrong...

vEENs said...

God, u have a mind blowing smile.. you know that?

I have been on a trip and now as I am back.. the first thing I did was click on yu ;)

HAHAHA..
verrrr nice and colourful blog yu have!!

---------------------------------

About the post.. she was the person who introduced tennis to me.. yay! I started seeing tennis just to see her.. and I lost interest when that mf ruined her! damn! what a loss!

but then, she bounced back to teach us... that if you have the will, you can find the way!
-----------------------------------
Darn, I love Orange juice and orange color ;)

Curious said...

I was really young when my dad used to follow tennis religiously...

Even as small as I was then I used to love the grunting - yet nail biting match between seles and graf..!

I don't have any favourites though! :)

Satyadarshini said...

I didnt like Monica when I was a kid...but I really hated what happened to her...its sad.

Abt u:
You know what this pic of urs is damn sweet...:)

singlewheatfemale said...

m not that big a fan of tennis....
but saw this post and then saw that gal...and THEN.. ho hum... saw that link ;) made me realise that it is indeed sad that this gotta happen to talented stars...
aah well... wen u gotta gah, u gotta gah!! aye?

Pointblank said...

Steffi was my favourite! but what happend to Seles was unfortunate indeed! she wud have reached greater heights else :(

Mirage said...

Jeez....what a moron! Its surely a loss to the game.

SwAThi.... said...

Hey she was one of my favourites too... To move on after such a horrible incident and to make a brilliant comeback....well kudos to her...

SwAThi.... said...

Oh and ya thanks for dropping by...ur ever welcome on my blog.. yes the comments too(wink,wink)
:D

KC TAN said...

She is my favorite.

Keshi said...

yep she's one of my favs too!

Keshi.

Ziah said...

Spoken like a true Seles fan!:) I was torn between my love of Monica and my equally undying love of Steffi:)Lol!

I remember the fateful day too... the papers were full of the news... I remember how excited I was when she decided to bounce right back... Sigh!

Jeevan said...

I should know more about her…. Now we are in Sania mania, looking forward for her shining star across globe ;))

buddy you have been tagged!

Joe said...

What a pity, right?

Joy said...

Actually, I was more a Steffi fan but I do understand your sentiments. Tennis is a great game.

Joy said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
d SINNER!!! said...

she is a star indeed...hats off to her courage...

Karthik Srinivasan said...

:((((((((((((((((((((

*~*Sameera*~* said...

That was a fitting tribute to a glorious career.She rocks,no matter what!

Ps said...

Used to really admire her too.You wrote this well.

Thinking aloud said...

she did have that fighting spirit...

well written, vinesh...

Deepali said...

It's real sad what happened to her. So many years of her career (which I am sure was her life) snatched away from her

Prats said...

Somehow just caught up in all the greats.....that I admired a lil bit of everyone. But of course Chris used to be a great fav, and then to steffi....Still Seles had a great game in her and she has the determination too.....it shows now.

Sandhya said...

Hats off to that lady....

flyingstars said...

She is my favourite tennis player too...I hardly missed her games & like her attitude very much....yes that incident was really really unfortunate & traumatic....hats off to her!

Aravind said...

Seles was, is and will always be my fav woman tennis star!!!

I'll miss her on court!!

Lone Star said...

Nice colorful blog you have here!!

Yeah.. I remember long ago me and my dad, watching her matches, and her famous double-grunt that starts up in the middle of the second set. I realize now, its been ages since I watched a tennis tournament!!

By the way, did you chk out the ad on the left today :D??

Orange Fronkey said...

You've been tagged my friend


http://orangefronkey.blogspot.com/2008/02/z-quizzlet.html

---

How you doing by the way? how's your lovely wifey? any pitter patters yet? :P

Bubbles of FireWhiskey said...

hey... i gt a new blog... chk it out wnever u cn... :)

Artikelverzeichnis said...

I like her. She is also my favourite.

maha said...

yeah, even i like her..

The Keeper of the Keys said...

i wish i was watching tennis in the days of seles.
i absolutely hate that german guy who stabbed her. doesn't help that my mom is a graff fan.

Aparna Kar said...

Hmm.. some stories always inspire..

Anonymous said...

Live India Vs Australia 3rd One Day.


http://tv.haplog.com/sop.php?src=sop://broker.sopcast.com:3912/33407



Enjoy!!!தமிழ்.ஹப்லாக்.காம் Telugu.haplog.com Hindi.haplog.com Malayalam.haplog.com kannada.haplog.com music.haplog.com radio.haplog.com tv.haplog.com
(Tamil.Haplog.com)

Anonymous said...

Live India Vs Australia 3rd One Day.


http://tv.haplog.com/sop.php?src=sop://broker.sopcast.com:3912/33407



Enjoy!!!தமிழ்.ஹப்லாக்.காம் Telugu.haplog.com Hindi.haplog.com Malayalam.haplog.com kannada.haplog.com music.haplog.com radio.haplog.com tv.haplog.com
(Tamil.Haplog.com)

Anonymous said...

Live India Vs Australia 3rd One Day.


http://tv.haplog.com/sop.php?src=sop://broker.sopcast.com:3912/33407



Enjoy!!!தமிழ்.ஹப்லாக்.காம் Telugu.haplog.com Hindi.haplog.com Malayalam.haplog.com kannada.haplog.com music.haplog.com radio.haplog.com tv.haplog.com
(Tamil.Haplog.com)

Anonymous said...

Live India Vs Australia 3rd One Day.


http://tv.haplog.com/sop.php?src=sop://broker.sopcast.com:3912/33407



Enjoy!!!தமிழ்.ஹப்லாக்.காம் Telugu.haplog.com Hindi.haplog.com Malayalam.haplog.com kannada.haplog.com music.haplog.com radio.haplog.com tv.haplog.com
(Tamil.Haplog.com)

ShareThis