NEW YORK (AP) — Two-time U.S. Open winner Monica Seles will be inducted into the tournament’s Court of Champions during a ceremony before the women’s final Sept. 8.
The U.S. Tennis Association announced Thursday that Seles was selected for the honor by a panel of journalists.
Known for her two-tone grunts and two-handed swings, Seles spent more than 175 weeks ranked No. 1 and was elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2009. She won the U.S. Open in 1991 and 1992, part of her nine Grand Slam singles titles, including eight before she turned 20.
In 1993, she was stabbed in the back by a spectator during a changeover at a tournament in Hamburg, Germany, and was away from the tour for more than two years.
You May Also Be Interested In These Stories
- LISTEN: Francesa Says Indians Needed Game 1 More Than Cubs Did
- WWE Insiders Pick Hell In A Cell
- NFL Picks Week 8: Patriots Exact Revenge On Bills While Lions Extend Winning Streak
- LISTEN: Brian Billick Previews Cowboys-Eagles, Other Week 8 Matchups On WFAN
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)