Monica Seles

Monica Seles was born on December 2, 1973 in Novi Sad, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia and lives in Sarasota, Florida. She became pro in 1989 then retired in 2008. With 53 career titles, she was inducted into Tennis Hall of Fame in 2009 with the career worth $14,891,762. 

If she hasn’t been attacked and stabbed on-court by a deranged fan in 1993, Monica Seles would certainly have gone on to win more Grand Slam titles. Her epic battles with Steffi Graf were exceptional, and as the fans, we were deprived of some great matches because of one fan’s sick obsession.

While Monica did return to tennis court two years after the incident, she was never quite having the same performance. To her credit, she did win the 1996 Australian Open, her outstanding post-attack Grand Slam victory. Monica Seles continued to play until 2003 and officially retired in 2008.

There is no doubt that Monica Seles was the most famous player from 1990 to 1992. During this time, she won nine Grand Slam Titles and in 1991 was the top-ranked female player in the world.

Chris Evert

She was born on December 21, 1954 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and has lived in Boca Raton, Florida. She become pro in 1972 and retired in 1989. With 157 titles through career, she was inducted into Tennis Hall of Fame in 1995 with total Career prize money of $8,895,195.

She was a graceful on the court, a machine from the baseline, and with that two-handed backhand shot, she dominated female tennis from the mid-1970s into the early 1980s. Evert still holds the record for winning the most Grand Slam singles finals with 34, and she  remarkably win 18 of them including every major at least twice. When Martina Navratilova became dominant in the late 1970s, it provided fans with a great on-court rivalry. Evert was the year-ending number one female player in the world for seven years and had a career winning percentage in singles matches of approximately 90 percent.