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Monica: From Fear to Victory Hardcover – June, 1996

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'Compelling reading' Sunday Telegraph 'She reveals the secrets of her life...sensational' Daily Express 'Tears and triumph...Monica Seles is a reborn champion caught up in a mass of conflicting emotion' Sunday Times 'Monica chronicles the trials and tribulation of the two-year struggle that she endured before she could face a public return in emotional yet gripping fashion' Manchester Evening News --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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At only 17, she became the youngest No. 1 woman tennis player in the world. She won championship after championship, defeating the legends, amazing the tennis world and gaining the love and respect of fans around the globe. It seemed that nothing could stop her. Nothing, that is, but a nine-inch knife in her back wielded by a crazed fan of Steffi Graf's.

The vicious attack shocked millions and had a profound and lasting effect on Monica Seles. As far as people were concerned, Seles had retreated from the spotlight and virtually disappeared.

In this intimate and revealing autobiography, Seles describes, for the first time, the terrifying range of her emotions -- her fears, the feelings of vulnerability, the terror and depression -- and how she struggled to regain her health, self-confidence and drive.

For two years, Seles was isolated from the tennis world that had been her life. Now she is back. Monica is the story of her extraordinary life, from her childhood as a tennis prodigy to her triumphant return. It offers a unique insight into the world of professional tennis, gives a sense of what it is like to be No. 1 at such a young age, and is an inspirational account of one woman's personal struggle.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Harpercollins; 1st edition (June 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060186453
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060186456
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 7 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,796,744 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on November 6, 1999
Format: Hardcover
This is a very touching and emotional book by Monica.She has described everything that struck her like calamity after her stabbing by a mad fan of Graf.Reading this book makes us think 'Has sportsmanspirit disappeared?'.Anyway I recommend this book to everybody and everyone.
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From Fear to Victory is a book that everybody should read. It helps a person realize what takes to be the best. It shows what made a scared little girl become the world's best athlete. It shows ways to deal with success, fear, and anger. This is the best book I have ever read, and I believe that everybody should read this book, and in that way change their perceptives about Monica, and athletes in general.
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Monica Seles was one of the athletes whom I admired very much. I was moved by her high determination during matches on courts. Reading this autobiography ; I learned that she was just an ordinary person who had dreams, passionate, worked extremely hard to achieve what she looked forward to, but by under such circumstances all her dreams were shattered...struggling in despair and devastatingly lost her bright future...

I was absorbed by her genuinity to tell us how dark paths she had walked on after the stabbing incident. I could immerse into her fear, sometimes irrational worries...as big star tennis player in the history, she spoke honestly in this book...I must highly appreciate her being frank and straight forward....Ones who have been struggling to fight the fears within themselves should read what Monica Seles had been going thru the battle and survived.
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By jseles on October 1, 2001
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This is the best biography I have ever read! This is a MUST READ for all Monica Seles fans!
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