Monica Seles looking very sexy as she receives an award at the Women's International Tennis March of Dimes Benefit Dinner on August 27, 1990. By this time, Monica was beginning her ascent to the top of women's tennis.
Laureus World Sports Academy Member Monica Seles was the dominant player in women’s tennis in the early 1990s. She became a tennis sensation in 1990 when she became the youngest ever winner of the French Open, at 16, beating Steffi Graf in straight sets. With a punishing two-fisted forehand, fierce backhand and a strong return of serve, she is considered by many to be the first power player in the women's game, paving the way for subsequent champions like Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova.