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20 Years Ago, Seles' Stabbing Shocked Us All

Sports Illustrated

It's most likely the last thing she wants to talk about these days, the now 39-year-old Monica Seles. She will turn 40 this December, and yet she hardly wishes to pull up the reins, stomp on the brakes of her life. If anything, Seles is not one for regarding what's in the rear-view mirror. She presses on, forges ahead today, just like she did in 1989. And just as she did in 1995, two-and-a-half years removed from that vile stabbing on April 30, 1993.

Today marks the 20th anniversary of that event, one that changed the course of sports history and radically altered lives, chiefly that of a ferocious ball striker and otherwise sunny person. The moment superseded sport. It affected security at major events of all kinds—sporting, political, festive, somber. It was a...

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