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By Scott Miller and Scott Miller,Los Angeles Times | August 5, 1991
CARLSBAD, Calif. -- Through three sets and a tiebreaker, 15-year-old Jennifer Capriati matched Monica Seles, the No. 1 player in the world, volley for volley and game for game.Finally, Seles' backhand fell short, hitting the net and Capriati had the biggest victory of her career.Capriati, seeded fourth in the Mazda Tennis Classic, defeated Seles, 4-6, 6-1, 7-5 (7-2), in a championship match featuring the two youngest finalists since the open era began in women's tennis.The loss dropped Seles, 17, to No. 2 in the world rankings and allowed Steffi Graf to regain the No. 1 spot.
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By Sloane Brown, Special to The Baltimore Sun | July 18, 2010
When we "glimpsed" Seles Gadson at the Towson Farmers Market, the speech pathologist and Mary Kay leadership development trainee said her look that day was "Michelle Obama; the belt with the sweater. But, generally my style is anything that will create a conversation." The 28-year-old Woodlawn resident certainly got us talking, in her black cardigan Forever 21 vest over a black cotton tank from Nordstrom, belted with a wide black patent leather belt. It was also from Forever 21, as were her black pinstripe pencil skirt, crystal filigree ring and black patent leather doctors bag. Her black patent flat thong Blue Suede Shoes sandals and tortoise shell sunglasses were Filene's Basement finds.
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By Filip Bondy and Filip Bondy,New York Daily News | August 29, 1995
NEW YORK -- Monica Seles lingered on the Stadium Court at the U.S. Open last night, hostess to a one-woman souvenir show. She signed autographs with her own pens, threw equipment to the fans. She wouldn't leave the place, because a 56-minute victory over Ruxandra Dragomir was not really long enough to get reacquainted with old friends.She hugged her father and ex-New York Mayor Dinkins. And then, before she would exit Louis Armstrong Stadium, Seles did something peculiar.She turned her back on the crowd, pressed against the plastic divider, leaving no room for the security guard assigned to her.Still smiling wide, she threw a towel over her head into this group of anonymous supporters.
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March 21, 2006
On March 20, 2006, MILDRED "MUTZ" E. SELING of Joppa, MD beloved wife of the late James F. Seling; devoted mother of Frederick W. Seling, James F. Seling, Jr., Robert L. Seling, Joyce M. Mc Cusker and the late Sue A. Wilkerson. Also survived by six grandchildren Tracey M. Seling, Russell J. Wilkerson, Carrie S. Mc Cusker, Lindsay A. Mc Cusker, Charles A. Seling and Jacob D. Seling and 1 great-grandson Devin Fleckstein. A Graveside service will be held at Gardens of Faith Cemetery, Baltimore, MD on Thursday, March 23, 2006 at 10 a.m. Friends may call at the family owned Mc Comas Funeral Home, P.A., Abingdon, MD on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Those who desire may contribute to the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, P.O. Box 8911, Topeka, KS 66608-8911.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Sun Staff Writer | July 30, 1995
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- It could have been a prizefight.In one corner, the winner of 168 career singles titles and wearing the black-and-white striped shorts, Martina Navratilova. And in this corner, returning to tennis for the first time in 27 months and wearing the white tennis dress, Monica Seles.But then Seles, the 21-year-old who had not played tennis in public since being stabbed in the back in Hamburg, Germany, April 30, 1993, walked onto the court, and just like that, everyone knew this was not going to be a fight.
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By KEN ROSENTHAL | August 29, 1995
NEW YORK -- How nervous was she?Monica Seles pinched her cheek."I did this to my face," she said. "I said, 'Relax, you're so tight.' "How nervous?"My God," Seles said. "I was just so stiff."Good old Monica, trying to find the perfect adjective to describe her anxiety, and giggling the whole time.Indeed, she couldn't stop giggling last night after defeating Ruxandra Dragomir, 6-3, 6-1, in her first Grand Slam match in nearly 2 1/2 years.As Seles answered questions, she rocked back and forth in her chair, rubbing her legs in excitement, speaking as fast as she serves.
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By Knight-Ridder | March 22, 1991
MIAMI -- Mary Joe Fernandez knew she had to grab the initiative and not let Monica Seles take the first crack at the ball. She knew if she hit anything short, she would be "a goner."She was gone last night in one hour and 10 minutes. It was Seles who took early command and spoiled Fernandez's bid to reach her first Lipton final, 6-1, 6-3, at the International Tennis Center before 8,832."She puts you on the defensive right away," Fernandez said. "I had my chances and didn't convert."Yesterday afternoon, Steffi Graf had chances to end her three-match losing streak against Gabriela Sabatini.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Sun Staff Writer | July 29, 1995
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- One question, perhaps more than any other, is waiting for an answer as Monica Seles returns to professional tennis today.How will she play?She has not played a professional match since being stabbed April 30, 1993. And over the last 28 months she changed from a 19-year-old teen-ager into a 21-year-old woman. She has grown two inches to 5 feet 11 and has trimmed off the baby fat."You can practice a lot, which I have," Seles said. "But you can't prepare for the pressure of a real match.
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By Harvey Araton and Harvey Araton,New York Times News Service | August 29, 1995
NEW YORK -- While Monica Seles took center stage on the Stadium Court last night, Steffi Graf rushed through an early morning practice and fled the National Tennis Center before a single spectator arrived. Not since Eddie Murphy and Dan Ackroyd has there been such a manifestation of Trading Places.Here at this year's U.S. Open, Seles has become the logical favorite, the emotional choice, the one to watch. Graf has lapsed deep in crisis, shrouded in mystery, the one to chase.Her back reportedly hurts.
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By MILTON KENT | July 28, 1995
The waiting and wondering are over. Monica Seles is returning to competitive tennis, as of tomorrow's ballyhooed exhibition against Martina Navratilova (Ch. 13, 2 p.m.) at the Atlantic City (N.J.) Convention Center.But CBS analyst Mary Carillo, who will call the match alongside Tim Ryan, cautions against quick assessments of Seles' physical and mental condition from the match."It [the match] is meaningful only in that it will be her first time. I don't think the outcome or even her performance is all that important.
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September 9, 2003
On September 7, 2003, KATHRYN N. (nee Lambert); beloved wife of the late Christopher J. Seling; devoted mother of Christopher J. Seling, Jr. and his wife Jody; loving grandmother of MaryBeth Culver, Jeffrey Seling and Kathleen Kelley. Also survived by three great-grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Schimunek Funeral Home of BelAir, Inc., 610 W. MacPhail Road (at Route 24), on Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mark's Church, Fallston, on Wednesday at 9 A.M. Interment Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | July 19, 2003
WASHINGTON - When Chanda Rubin approached the five tables spread under some trees at the William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center, set up for Wednesday's Federation Cup news conference, she grimaced when she saw her name card on the one table that was situated in full sunlight. The coincidence was not lost on Rubin, who is the unexpected anchor of the United States' Fed Cup team that takes on Italy today and tomorrow in the quarterfinals. "I guess it is fitting," she said. When this tie - as Fed Cup matches are called - was first announced, the team was supposed to include four-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams, nine-time Slam champ Monica Seles, Meghann Shaughnessy and Lisa Raymond.
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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | July 10, 2003
Chanda Rubin and Alexandra Stevenson will replace the injured Monica Seles and Venus Williams on the U.S. Fed Cup team that will face Italy in a quarterfinal July 19-20 in Washington. Seles withdrew because of a foot injury. Williams is recovering from an abdominal strain sustained during Wimbledon, where she lost to her younger sister Serena on Saturday in the women's final. Rubin, ranked eighth in the world, has a 4-2 record in singles and 1-0 in doubles in three Fed Cup appearances since 1995.
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May 28, 2003
On May 26, 2003, JOSEPH ANTHONY SELING beloved husband of Sallie B. Seling (nee Walter), devoted father of William "Bidge" Seling, Patricia E. Gregory, Raymond B. Seling and the late Joseph A. Seling Jr., loving brother of Catherine Helminiak, loving grandfather of ten, great-grandfather of 13 and great-great-grandfather of one. Friends may call at the CVAC/ROSEDALE FUNERAL HOME, 1211 Chesaco Avenue on Wednesday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial...
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | December 11, 2002
The event is about donating proceeds to area children's charities by the Baltimore community. In excess of $3 million has been raised since new Hall of Famer Pam Shriver inaugurated the Chevy Chase Bank Tennis Challenge 17 years ago and celebrities from the tennis world responded to the cause with their time and talent. But mere exhibition matches they are not. When the umpire says "play," the competitors are all business. "We go out there and try the hardest," said Lindsay Davenport, who defeated Monica Seles, 6-4, 6-4, in the feature match.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | December 10, 2002
The first time Monica Seles came to Baltimore to play in what is now called the Chevy Chase Bank Tennis Challenge, she was a 16-year-old, in her second year on the pro tour and the winner of just one Grand Slam tournament. Now, 12 years later, Seles is a mature, reflective woman, the possessor of 11 Grand Slam titles and more dedicated than ever to the game. "I call these my gravy years," Seles said from Dublin, Ireland, where she and Lindsay Davenport, her opponent here tonight, were in an international competition last week.
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By PHIL JACKMAN | July 28, 1995
The TV Repairman:Because the U.S. Open is only a month away and CBS has at least a hundred-hour barrage of coverage planned, the network will go bonkers with a simple tennis exhibition tomorrow (2 p.m.), padding a Monica Seles-Martina Navratilova match out to two hours with reviews, previews and interviews, likening Monica's return to play as the equal of MacArthur's return to Corregidor.Depending on the mood of Seles when interviewed, she's either all a-twitter about coming back to (probably)
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By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | June 7, 1998
PARIS -- Arantxa Sanchez Vicario felt all the emotions of the moment, happy and sad. As Monica Seles stood, biting her lip and listening, Sanchez, her voice trembling, said, "I'm so sorry that I beat you. I have so much respect for you, and all the players feel so sorry that your father passed away."For 1 hour, 53 minutes on a sodden afternoon at Stade Roland Garros, Sanchez had played through the emotions of the crowd on Court Central, where most of the fans were chanting "Mon-ee-ca! Mon-ee-ca!"
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | October 18, 2002
The format of the 17th Chevy Chase Bank Tennis Challenge on Dec. 10 at Baltimore Arena will remain unchanged. That means the evening's program will begin with a legends match, be followed by the main singles event and conclude with the Orioles Challenge. It is the Orioles Challenge that may require fans to suspend their take on reality for a little while. Yesterday, tournament personnel presided over the official announcement that Lindsay Davenport and Monica Seles, two former World No. 1s and current Top 10 players, will compose the feature match of the evening.
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