Retired female tennis star Monica Seles is to be inducted into the US Open's Court of Champions in September. 

Seles, 39, a former Yugoslav who now holds both American and Hungarian citizenship, will be honoured in a short ceremony which is scheduled to take place prior to the 2013 women's final at Flushing Meadows. 

Seles won a total of 10 Grand Slam singles titles throughout an eventful career in the sport, including two consecutive US Open triumphs in 1991 and 1992. 

She also won four Australian Open tournaments, three French Open crowns and a solitary Wimbledon title. 

Despite all of her outstanding achievements and the plethora of title victories, however, it was in 1993 that Seles faced her toughest challenge. 

During a match against Bulgarian competitor Maggie Maleeva in Hamburg, a crazed fan ran onto the court and proceeded to stab Seles in the back with a boning knife. 

Although the injuries sustained in that horrifying incident did not threaten her life, Seles was away from the professional tour for a total of two years and she showed immense physical and mental strength to eventually make a successful return to the court.

 

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