Monica Seles is now talking about a return to pro tennis…check out her comments below.
“I still love to play. That has never lessened,” she said. “And what I know now, I wish I had known then. Like stretching more, before and after matches. You’d go out and win, 6-3, 6-1, and say that was easy and you wouldn’t stretch.”
She said she has been inspired by the comebacks of the likes of Lindsay Davenport, who had a baby in the summer and was back playing at her usual high level by the fall, and swimmer Dara Torres, who came back at age 40.
“What Lindsay did was just so cool,” Seles said.
Seles was the No. 1 player in the world in 1991 and 1992. Starting with the French Open in 1990, she won eight of the next 12 Grand Slams, while not even playing at Wimbledon in 1991. After she won the Australian in ‘93, she was playing in a match in Hamburg, Germany, when, in April ‘93 , during a break in her match when she was seated courtside, a man named Guenter Parche came down from the stands and stabbed her in the back. She didn’t play again until August, 1995, and won only one more Grand Slam, the 1996 Australian.
“I guess I kind of had two tennis careers,” Seles said.
And now, perhaps a third.
“I certainly would not ever be able to do a full schedule again, because of the foot,” she said, “but I’m thinking about the Slams and about some of the better tournaments that lead into them.
“I won’t decide for sure until the beginning of the year, and the Australian is certainly not possible. But Miami. Maybe.” latimes.com