Monica Seles

Twenty years on from knife attack, scars still linger for Monica Seles

Monica Seles

The knife attack on Monica Seles, which took place in Hamburg 20 years ago today, not only dictated security at sports events over the last two decades, but changed the victim's life forever. A similar attack must rank as every sports star's worst nightmare and any harmless fan, waiting for hours simply for their idols' autograph, is now viewed as a potential threat by security staff.

Tuesday, 30 April, 2013, 3:41am

It's all about living life at full stretch

The highlight of Susan Yahng's calendar every year is the JB Group Classic, when the former Bostonian is in charge of the player's lounge. 'One thing I observed is how much emphasis the players place on stretching and warming up.'

Yahng's job stretches her in all directions.

11 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Sports Quiz

1: Who among Stefan Edberg, Ken Rosewall, Boris Becker and Mats Wilander has not won six Grand Slam singles titles?

2: Which woman has won the most Grand Slam singles titles?

3: Which woman has won the most Grand Slam titles in singles, doubles and mixed combined?

4: Who won the 1997 US Open women's singles title?

23 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Myskina shoulders the burden

Rising Russian star Anastasia Myskina, who last Friday couldn't even serve properly because of a painful right shoulder, neutralised the raw power of American Alexandra Stevenson to ease into the semi-finals of the Hong Kong Ladies Challenge last night.

3 Jan 2003 - 12:00am

Class act

Hong Kong teenager Catherine Dickson goes for her shots under the watchful eye of Monica Seles during an exclusive South China Morning Post tennis clinic at Victoria Park. Six lucky winners of the Post's Hong Kong Ladies Challenge competition took part in the clinic conducted by Seles, the nine-time Grand Slam champion.

2 Jan 2003 - 12:00am

One more Grand Slam title still within reach, says Seles

Nine-time Grand Slam champion Monica Seles says she will 'probably' play for another two or three years before hanging up her racquet. One of the greatest-ever women players admitted her career was coming to an end, although she said she was still too in love with the game to think about retirement just yet.

31 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

Seles all set for SAR challenge

Nine-time Grand Slam tennis champion Monica Seles is among eight world stars lined up to play at the 2003 Hong Kong Ladies Tennis Challenge being held next January 1-4 at Victoria Park. Young Post has tickets for the semi-final and final to give away, and one lucky reader will win an autographed tennis racket. Read this Wednesday's Young Post for competition details.

16 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

Superstars Serena and Seles set for SAR showdown

Defending US Open champion Serena Williams and former world number one Monica Seles will slug it out in the inaugural Nortel Networks Challenge, an exhibition match scheduled for September 30 at Victoria Park.

Williams and Seles, both part of the US Olympic team, will play in the SAR just two days after the end of the Sydney Games tennis competition.

15 Aug 2000 - 12:00am

Metal outfit has fast man standing still

Colin Jackson, the world's fastest man in the 110-metre hurdles, says posing for photographer Peter Lindbergh was easy - it was removing his outfit that caused some problems.

5 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Moya wins in France

Spain's Carlos Moya beat compatriot Alex Corretja in straight sets to take the French Open crown and complete a double for his country.

Moya, runner-up in the Australian Open last year, won 6-3 7-5 6-3. Arantxa Sanchez Vicario had secured the women's title with victory over Monica Seles.

8 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Sponsors leave a void filled by base line

With the days of tobacco sponsorship of key sporting fixtures in Hong Kong rapidly coming to an end, event organisers are taking desperate measures to fill the void.

Take the Hong Kong Tennis Patrons' Association.

21 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

When youth courts success there is usually a price to pay

Venus Williams is way too young to choose between Clinton and Dole in the upcoming US Presidential election.

Beauty that she is, Anna Kournikova is way too young to marry and has probably never been kissed.

And Martina Hingis may well have supped some champers to celebrate her US Open successes, but she is too young to buy alcohol.

9 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Orchestrated glory is the wrong tune for any game

''HEY, Jim, yer not going to win today, are you!'' was the question, made indubitably rhetorical accompanied as it was by the steely flash of a flick knife.

The football goalkeeper, to whom the query with menaces was aimed, was afflicted with a sudden and severe case of ''dropsy'' resulting in his team losing rather heavily.

23 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

Don't expect to see any porn

BEFORE you get all worked up at the prospect of sex on Hongkong TV, director Zalman King's sequel to his 1990 simulated-sex bomb Wild Orchid, is more romantic than titillating, and the exceedingly soft-core sexuality is unlikely to survive the censors.

21 Jun 1993 - 12:00am


I WANNA LEARN ... TENNIS NAMES like Jim Courier, Michael Stitch, Monica Seles and, of course, local favourite Michael Chang, have inspired great interest for many in the very popular sport of tennis.

First called the ''game of the palm'', the sport originated in France in the 12th century, but it was only in 19th century England that modern tennis developed.

21 Mar 1993 - 12:00am