Is that Monica Seles? Meet the tennis star after she lost 37 pounds!
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- 2 of 20Yugoslavia born Monica turned pro in 1989, and won her first Grand Slam- French Open- within a year of turning pro.Monica, then 16, defeated the legendary Steffi Graf in finals.
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Monica won the Australian Open in 1991.
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In 1991, she also bagged the French and US Open titles.
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In 1992, aged 18, she won all four Grand Slams.
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She shared a legendary rivalry wih Steffi Graf, and the twp played a lot of memorable games agaisnt each other.
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In 1993, she won another Australian Open.
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The same year, Seles was attacked by a deranged Graf fan during former's quarterfinal game against Bulgarian player Maggie Maleeva at Hamburg.
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Though she recovered from her stab injury, the attack caused her eating disorde, causing her to go on compulsive binges.
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The eating disorder resulted in weight issues, which in turn began to affect her game.
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Monica came back strongly, winning the 1996 Australian Open, but weight concerns loomed large.
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Growing weight affected her looks and Tennis in equal measure.
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The press didn't spare her either, with lot of magazines brazenly calling her ugly.
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Soon after, she quit Tennis after amassing a whopping Rs 91 cr from the game.
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Tennis over, Monica trained her eyes on getting back to full fitness.
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A regular at award functions, Monica cuts a pretty figure now.
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The press is back to praising her as well!
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She has also participated in dance reality show, Dancing With The Stars.
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Monica at an award function
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The picture says it all. With her sheer grit and determination to regain fitness, Monica Seles serves as an inspiration to many.