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Naomi Osaka beats Jennifer Brady to claim her 4th Grand Slam title
"Open. Naomi osaka has won her fourth grand slam tennis title. She beat jennifer brady. Six four six three in the women's final today. Osaka is now the first woman to win the first of four grand slam finals of her career since monica seles in one thousand nine hundred one. This
"We're not just living in the post. Today we're living in an alternate universe post because today and those day we're bringing you sliding does tennis which is kind of ovarian concept isn't it should we. Should we trademark this in some way. Can we patent it. Let's if it's a success. I shower and then and then we'll get onto the patent lawyers wouldn't wouldn't gwyneth paltrow smith about that. She owns the rights to alternates. Alternate timelines well. My favorite my favorite genre of is counterfactual fiction. There's a book called idyllwild which imagines a world in the ninety s where needed jfk nor marilyn monroe died in the sixties and it sort of projecting into the future and imagining a world. That is entirely different. And it's cooled arms on on this spoiler for you or the listeners are highly recommend anyway and it's called idol ball because of course idyllwild. Anybody know this putting on spot here. This is a great little but if trivia idyllwild was the name. jfk airport before it became today airport. I don't know how. I read your david. Private could a medium sized book right. Yeah i take a long time to read books Well it's worth the effort. If you got in your hands in the middle of the night you know we as we did last week. We start off with david. Whitaker's review of what we're about to do podcast as he says it's a really good idea. Like i like counterfactual history. If hitler had gone ahead with the invasion of britain in nineteen forty not bottled it dot dot dot. What if lee harvey oswald missed etc. What if it hasn't rained in henman's semifinal with even vich so my daughter's very much understood the premise. If today's podcast and one of those three we're going to do yes. Thank you very much. David whitaker slash. Dad's fuel suggestions A little teaser of what's come where we are thinking of sort of moment tree seemingly incident significant at the time occurrences in tennis which may or may not have entirely altered the course of tennis history. david would you like to kick us off with the first sliding doors tense moment. Yeah would i'd like to imagine a world in which rafael on the dow was not left handed never decided to to play left hand. All just ended up playing left handed. And it's one of the. It's actually one of the things that i wanted to come back to for for quite a while probably a year and a half ever since we did our rounded out story. Podcast when we were we went deep into his his past and tried to just chronicled his career from it from a very young age and during that process we had been like many other outlets taken in by a the the myth it turns out that his uncle tony had decided that he should play handed in order to be more successful in in order to discomfit his opponents more and we talked about that on that podcast and turns out. That isn't what happened. And we at the time i mean. I think that that podcast got some some great feedback. People enjoyed it. But a number of nadal diehard said cop believe you're still going with this view that refunded. The uncalled decided. He should apply left-handed. I one day. Because that's not the case. So i've also one day i'd like to really look into that and find out what the situation was and when we came up with sliding doors tennis and i chose. This is one of my my selections Matt's produced the referee on the dow autobiography which contains the following passage. I've seen reports in the news media saying that. Tony forced me to play left handed and that he did this because it would make me harder to play against well. It's not true. It's the story of the newspapers have made up. The truth is that. I began playing when i was very small and because i wasn't strong enough to hit the ball over the net. I'd hold the racket with both hands on the four hundred as well as the back end then. One day my uncle said there are no professional players who play two hens. Strictly speaking true. Monica seles did right. Fabrice santoro did right But anyway there are no place press professional players who played two hens. And we're not going to be the first ones so you've got to change so i did. What came naturally to me was to play left-handed why i can't tell because i ride with my ryan tend when i play basketball gulf or doubts. That was the way sounds order. I play right handed to but in football i play with my left and my left foot is much stronger than my rights. People say this gives me an advantage on the double handed backhand and that may be right having more feeling more control and both hands than the majority of players has to work in my favorite especially on cross court shots where a little extra strength helps but this was definitely not something that tony in. A moment of genius thought up. It's dumb to imagine that he might have been out to force me to play in a way. That did not come naturally to me so pretty emphatic rejection of that. That story that we've all kind of taken as just conceived wisdom from over the years a couple things that he's often talked about by commentators is looking like he's got to four hands conventional forehands in in the way he's able to strike the bowl in terms of the the sheer muscular. Rt of his game the way he's able to put you on the back foot from both sides equally strongly and say and he's alluding to that in that analysis of whites useful for him to play. Left
"monica seles" Discussed on Hall of Shame
"Yeah, so years later. Serena would say I think. Maybe it just comes from growing up watching so much tennis me and Serena were the same. And she said like I loved watching Steffi and Monica that era when it was just them, they were such mental players, and just looking at that and being so influenced by that thinking one day I'm going to be there, so no doubt. Monica Seles was influential. Yeah, an inspiration for shore totally so just in case you're. As far as tennis getting seaver, sadly, the answer is I was wondering that actually know. Sports illustrated reported on it and said if anything, there's just been increasingly belligerent spectators this is. It's crazy to me. Tennis I feel like I put in the same category as like golf like quiet classy, so kind of thing that you watch them like Sundays and the fact that there's people getting belligerent are not being. Say I mean you'll love to see the passion Jim become unsure. Just be safe. Fans have stormed the courts when Roger Federer. And Serena. Williams have been playing. Those are three of the marquee names antennas, and if they're not getting the proper security, what's even happening yet for stars? What I'm learning, is we. The human race are bad at learning lessons this the one thing I now foreshore. So what's our girl Monica to now well? She eventually spoke out about the stabbing, and she said I didn't play for two and a half years after my stabbing nineteen, so you're going. Going through. Hey, what am I going to do? Am I going to return my not and everybody said Oh. My Gosh, those would have been your best two and a half years all this stuff i. wish I'd known what I know now, which is that you can still play great tennis at Twenty Eight? It doesn't just have to be in your early twenties, but that was a different time. You know it would be the worst thing I mean. There's a lot of bad here, but one of the terrible things. There's probably so many people that have come up to her being like. You could have been so great. As if it's fucking her fall, you know that's the thing when it's so outside of anything you could have done. It's just so much rougher and I'm sure. She hears that all the time totally I also really love what she said in an interview with Neal Conan on NPR in two thousand nine. She said I don't like living in the past. So or the future I love living in the present. I'm so excited about my life now. It took a lot of hard work. I mean I look back. In my life I've been I had some great highs and I had some. Great Low said just part of WHO I am today and what you know talking to hear what could have been know it could have gone if the Nice, stab me just a little bit over to the right. I could be paralyzed today, and if it never stabbed me, then I might have had more grand slams. Who knows those are all? What if the only thing I know is? It did happen it changed the course of my career. Career but I did end up coming back to the sport that I love. And that has given me so much in my life I'm so impressed I love that so much well. She's also gone on to be a children's book author and she even had a brief stint on dancing with the stars in two thousand eight. So you know okay good and she also helps train young tennis players at an elite level, so she is payment for word. Maybe I could call her up. Yeah, I think you and I know. Follow up episode, you and I being taught tennis by. As grunting the entire time, and you're just like this head of the racket..
"monica seles" Discussed on Hall of Shame
"When she visited, they could both hardly speak. They just cried. It was difficult to talk and you know I think she felt a lot of remorse that it was someone from Germany Guy Fan, so I'm sure it's like really hard to know even how to deal with it. I can kind of empathize with that like you're walking into a hospital them. Them was yeah, absolutely on both sides, but you're walking into a hospital to see somebody that's been stabbed basically on your behalf, which is why it's awful, so the thing about it. I mean it's all horrifying but Monica's dominant career was never the same again, so it's like fuck this studio and it gets worse so in October nineteen ninety-three six months after the attack gunar was convicted of stabbing Monica Seles which checks out because that's literally what happened? But the Hamburg district court gave him a suspended two year sentence, and the thirty nine year old walked away a free man a freeman. Are You fucking free man? He told police and later the core his sentencing trial that he only intended to hurt Monica. Wanted to hurt, they're not to kill her so I. Guess Cool and the judge. In the case said she believed him on that point, and she also factored in a psychiatrist testimony about his highly abnormal personality, so yeah I guess he should walk free, and noted that he had given a full confession and showed remorse. It's also been speculated that part of this ruling was because Monica didn't show for the trial because she was scared and traumatized. No Shit you had. PTSD after that four probably ever, but ultimately the attempted murder charge was dismissed, so he was only found guilty of causing grievous bodily harm Oh my God I hate everyone. We're fighting so Monica and others were furious that he walked free, obviously in a statement, she said. What kind of message does this send the world? He admitted that he stalked me. Then he stabbed me once and attempted to stab me a second time, and now the court has said he does not have to go to jail for this premeditated crime. He gets to go back to his life, but I can't. Because I'm still recovering from his attack, which could have killed me, so he was walking her and tried to stab her previous time. He planned this in advance. Well obviously, no one's bringing a nine inch frigging blades. Would tennis man so? Happen to be walking to get popcorns, like I remember this nine inch knife in my palm. Well, here's there. Let's just doing. Anyway the W TA and other female players condemned the German court system sell us vowed to never played your Megan which she never did great, but despite its supportive appearance, the WPA, and it's other top twenty five players refused to freeze. Seles's ranking as she recovered, all players voted against freezing like she would keep her number one because you accept Gabrielle. Everyone terrible except our Queen Gabriella Sabatini who abstained. The best of them. The best of them was like I'd rather not ladies well, ladies man. It's like people really easily land on the wrong side of stuff. Sometimes sometimes, it's like so clear the wrong and right side of history and yet tough. Anyway, it was undoubtedly all traumatic. All around Sella's doctor said Monica had a lot of luck because she definitely could have been killed, so thank God. It gets a little sadder several months after Hamburg..
"monica seles" Discussed on Hall of Shame
"All right, so we're back so just to recap. Monica Seles is dominating ten S. She's just beat Steffi Graf at the trillion open. She's number one in the world. It's a big moment for her a big moment for women's tennis great time to be Monica Selous so later that year in April nineteen, ninety-three Celis, who still number one in the world is in a tournament in Germany, where if she keeps winning, and Groff keeps winning. They'll meet in the finals revenge match. We're hoping rematch. In, the quarters sell is facing Magdalena Maleeva of Bulgaria, so Monaco won the first set six, two four. She's up four to three in the second year. Now she's crews in. We're expecting her to win this match. There's a change over break and the camera show Selous Cooling off drinking water in the sidelines like you. Then they cut to a screen, showing the box score, and like when I was watching this as dad. We are so spoiled now back then. It was just like this static image of a box score for like. A minute anyway, all of a sudden. You're on this box score and you hear the audio of a couple screens..
"monica seles" Discussed on Hall of Shame
"You know I grunt getting into bed I doing anything correct. An interview after her retirement. She was asked if she ever regretted the grunt. and. Grunts was hate. They're even asking her about regret. Yeah, unfortunately, I was seventeen years sold, and I was like. Oh, I'm make sure everybody likes me. She said when she was young and still coming up. She wanted to please everyone, but she realized she wasn't out there to please people. She was out there to win. And then once I realized that you know you got to be an individual. Whatever it is, whatever makes you win that point? Point and for me as part of my game, and this is who I was, and you know some people liked it. Some didn't but I wasn't out there to please people. I was to win tennis tournament. Yes, girl let a girl grunt. I wish that I was like so sure of myself as Monica was. Yeah, like you know in mean girls, they're like ice. How Regina George Wearing army pants and flip flops so I wore pants. And that was me. That's probably still me. Good for her for sticking to her guns. Sure I'M GONNA. Say Monica Seles, is a Billion Times Cooler Than Regina, George because she's a nice little. Yeah I hear you good for her for being like this helps me win. This is my game. Don't tell me to change it. y'All shut up to add to this gender nonsense around the same time that the grunting controversy was peeking, she also rolled up at a tournament within you short haircut, and at that point, people were like she's like the aggressive boy grunting away. It's totally that felicity. Keri Russell Shit all over again. You know what I mean. Anyway so this young woman is dealing with all this nonsense, and at the same time she's dominating the tennis world still winning and being number one in a very competitive. Including the also dominant Steffi Graf Kudos, love it so in January nineteen ninety-three sell us. GROFF faced off on the court of the Australian Open at that time, sellers had taken the number one ranking from Graf and the tension and competition between them was very high like they were the top rivals in women's tennis.
"monica seles" Discussed on Hall of Shame
"Press ever tennis active. Let's go to the big. Fella. Chris over. In the? Beside except. Championship. So in June of that year, sellers played in the French Open, which was her first Grand Slam tournament and made it all the way to the semis. A quick recap for those of you who aren't tennis heads like Myself Mrs. Wait isn't that what the rackets are called head? Yeah, the rackets have head. This is very foreign to me I love this. So the professional tennis tour has a bunch of tournaments throughout the year, but there were four majors known as the Grand Slams they are in chronological order for when they take place in the year at the Australian Open, played at Melbourne Park, in Melbourne the French. Open played. At Roland Garros in Paris Wimbledon played at the all. England Club in London and the US Open played in flushing. Meadow New York so. So for her at the age of fifteen to make it the semis of the French Open. That's awesome. It's a huge deal. She ends up losing to Steffi Graf, another legend, who is four years older than her and ends up winning the entire thing. So Steffi was ranked number one in the world. At that time she was a total dominant force in the sport. She was known for her inside out forehand. which just as an eighth grader who loved tennis I tried to? Were you also known for your inside out for I? was known for trying the inside out forehand allows. Okay, so at the end of nineteen. eighty-nine sell us was ranked number six in the world already. She's sixteen years old at this point so at sixteen just for context I was as we spoke about hitting tennis balls off the garage door, and once that stopping option I sometimes to tennis lessons from very bored man named Dennis. But mostly at sixteen I was like. How do I get white people's makeup not to look like a ghost on my face. And then I just gave up on makeup, and I have never since learned. Yeah, okay, see I. Blame You, maybelline, you know. Anyway just to get a sense of the landscape and tennis here, the other top players on the women's Circuit Steffi Graf from Germany, who we just talked about Martina Navratilova. Who's now playing for the US interesting side? Note? She was born in Czechoslovakia. Czech Republic learning so much on this podcast. But was stripped of her citizenship in one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, five for becoming too Americanized, no way while the other top women's players were Iran sanchez-vicario, and can cheat a Martinez of Spain and Gabriella Sabatini from Argentina..
"monica seles" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast
"Without any tense background whatsoever. My father is a doctor. My my mom is a nurse. My parents were playing really re occasional. Tennis nothing that could really put me into tennis court to try to be a professional tennis player whatsoever however but I always been obsessed by ten years since my childhood so I was going to the tennis. We have three small tiny escorting village. I was going thereafter school just to see other people playing. I used to watch my father playing with my brother was. I was three years old. Four years old and wind. There decided to pick a paraic rockets. Now people might not know me but I'm very stubborn so when I say I want to be a rocket racket in my hand. I won't quit so that was the first time when I was five years and a half and I picked up rackets and I'm a lefty person. I do everything with my left. Hand eye rights. I do anything with my left unready. If you give me a ball naturally shorty I would catch his with my left hand. My father was a righty so we teach me tennis on the right side. Fortunately I was not strong enough from that Hanser for me. It was just easier to pick up the rocket using two hands just to help with the strength because I was just not strong enough and from that point I grew up idolizing. Monica Seles playing two hundred on both sides idolizing Pete Sampras winning Wimbledon almost every single year. And that's when I made zero dream when I was eight years old. That one day will be why we try to be a grandson champion and most likely women. What are things to imagine as a child and have come true? Well it's it's it's funny because my parents kept the letter that I wrote when I was eight years old for my eighth birthday so we had to traditional when we had to write a letter and give it to my. The parents would like for my birthday presence. Then sometimes there were making my wish coming true sometimes nuts. And that's your I wrote that I like I women trophy the second a monopoly game board and third some purse to make some breakfast myself so I get the second and the third and the first one time you will you will let you earn it yourself because unfortunately we can't buy you women on Trophy and my parents gave the letter so at home there is a women trophy as a champion as whereas the finally swan then the meteorologists their letters I when I was ages old. Do you remember a moment to spark that made you fall in love with tennis. Well there was my I I I played so I was six years. 'em Few months four months old when I play my first minutes and that was actually the first time eh one. I still have the trophy. It was a four player. Drove up much and they had basically three other girls in the village. Were playing tennis. And there we're missing one and I made the fourth one but I was three to four years younger than the other girls. And when you're six and the other one on nine or ten makes a big difference because I was barely passing over. The night was quite low and I made the Force One and I really wanted to win. I've been very competitive since my childhood in everything I was doing so I asked my hi dad to take me after school to make me practice every single day which I won't say you're completely crazy and then I was playing on my own in my garage against the wall of my garage was the normal tennis ball and the noise was really annoying my mom so she bought me some sponge ball so it was not making any noise when and I was saying and that's when I really became extremely obsess about tennis the pathway to being a tennis professional I mean it's not straightforward. You can't just think all I want to play tennis and and there it is for you there. Are we see all these people coming through different pathways whether it be through an academy or whether the Federation in in your country that can help you what was yours. Like one of my was very different because I was coming from such a small place and everything was so far from my father to just drive me. Where was it was nearly? Oh.
"monica seles" Discussed on The Body Serve
"Know you see players walking through crowds on on golf carts you know you can get into tournaments frequently with very little security site you know if you go to the right gate sometimes you just. Kinda waltzed through. It's it's amazing to me. Like how flippant all that can be considering what the sport is like. Anyone who's a fan of tennis knows what happened to her. So where are we after after all this research after two hours of talking about Monica? I'm thankful for the trip down memory lane and though the learning that I did about an era of tennis that was deficient for me and be able to to situate Monica's career better and to get a better understanding of just how great and vast her contributions to the sport and not just understand the Monica that I didn't get to watch live but also better understand the Monica that I did. Yep I hope like where. We've come where I've come as like understanding players as more fully rounded human beings which is a like a constant work in progress right Martina Navratilova for example the way she's going on now about Trans Athletes and sport you're tempted to look at her and very one specific way but she is complex. She is full of contradictions. And one more thing to me. The reason the Monica cells was so charismatic in the early nineteen nineties because she had a little bit of edge. There was a little bit of toughness genus. Acqu mystery. There was like the slightest bit of meanness then made her incredibly compelling or a little bit of a a wink yes so remember to make your heroes complicated. Thank you for listening. This has been a month long project and process for us. It's been with us over the holidays. We are relieved to have the recording over to be frank. If you're still here thank you will be our longest episode ever at this point. I don't think there is enough that we could cut in the editing process to stop it from being. I think it's warranted given the top. Stay tuned are genuine debut of season six of the twenty twenty body surf season will begin soon till then. My name is Jonathan. You can find me on twitter at tennis. Underscore John and I'm James at Elliot Jamar on twitter to els to tease. The podcast is at the body serve on twitter on instagram. Fever enjoyed the show. We've done similar things in the past checkout or pride episode checkout or Pre Open era episode. Thanks for listening till next time..
"monica seles" Discussed on The Body Serve
"Yeah a sixteen year old. Yeah so you have this meek child this bubbly child this young woman who is interested in pop culture who giggles. God forbid she giggles. And so. There's a cutesy aspect and then there's this disconnect between that and what you see on court this ruthless killer who will take out Chris Evert in just her fifth tournament on the W T tour in Houston in one thousand nine hundred nine without any fear she did not fair anybody on court and so this disconnect between these two identities of Monica Seles and then you you accompany that with this per seved mysterious family the peculiarity of the family. Not knowing what to make of them because there were so different from what people knew right all these things working together to then create this tornado of competing media narratives that served to really make things difficult for Monica at the top as a child right so you have this. This threat of the Celtics are unusual. They're extremely private. Insular and Monica's game is Unorthodox and wild and you should fix her forehand and then at the same time we have legends of the game saying we need to be scared. Martina Navratilova was still very much a top player at the time in the late eighties and into the early nineties. Martinez said that she has the ability to quote render the women on tour extinct. She said this shortly after Steffi Graf won the Golden Slam. This is a woman who had just one five slams in a row and Martinez looking at Monaco and saying Oh. Wow this is something we haven't seen before Ted Tinling. Who became a kind of friend to Monica in the final years of his life? Who Monica admired very much. He felt that Monaco was the first real air to Suzanne. Lenglen who he knew very well. When you relate. That story of how Martinez fell that she could just wipe out the WTI tour. It's kind of at odds with Chrissy after playing her. Those first couple of times saying well you know she could be number one in about five years yet Chris. God I love. I love how their personalities come through their court styles. Chrissy is so even so tempered in the way that she plays and she thinks before she speaks right like she wasn't she's not prone to outrageous generalizations. Like Martina can be. I think a story that encapsulates what we were talking about these swirling contradictions of WHO MONICA. Seles was as a kid is her nine thousand nine hundred nine match against Zina Garrison enrolling girls. It was a controversy at the time. Xena is the top player. Monaco's this young upstart was fifteen. At the time they come on court and the bulkheads hand Monica Bouquet of roses and Monica starts handing out individual flowers to people in the crowd. This is unusual and then she turns and presents one to Zina Garrison herself and Zina refuses it and the crowd boos her while she refuses at Monica. You can see her gesturing like okay. I don't really know what to do here. And then she goes and puts them down. It seemed in that moment when Xena rebuffed her gift of a of a role that she realized that okay. This is getting away from me here right this. The third round of Roland Garros Tournament that Monaco will go on to dominate. She Beats Zina Garrison easily. You can I mean. Wash the highlights. She's got Zena on her back foot throughout the entire thing like it's it's just incredible. How a fifteen year old pushes around Zina Garrison who was clearly such a beautiful athlete and Zeno was not happy about it. They were not close. They have since reached a peace. But at the time Xena said it's a bunch of hype. She's just another baseliner. This is after. Monica wiped her off the court. Monica said I would accept a flower from her. I didn't WanNA cause any problems. I didn't know what to do with flowers. And they love flowers here and so what with Monica? Sometimes you get the feeling that you're never getting the full story which I think is true for a lot of people and you can see how maybe what Monica viewed as just a a simple off. The cuff gesture is seen as offensive and outside the the unwritten rules of the game to the other players. But what's at play here is that Monica is clearly a threat to these women yet at fifteen years old. She's a threat. And so what's an innocent thing? Something like just giving some folks. Some flowers is taken as disrespectful. It's taken as who is she. Who does she think she is? This is not the time or the place. We don't like her right. And so instead of say for example if if Cocoa Gotha done that at Wimbledon last year like Oh my God. That's so cute. Her naivete her Nunez. She's unblemished by the darkness of Professional Sports. It's so refreshing. There was none of that right. It's there's this villain coming up end everything that we know about ten right and keep in mind that the two darlings of women's tennis to women who had carried the tour for the last fifteen years and participated in one of the most storied and greatest rivalries in the history of all sport. Martina Navratilova and Chris. They were still playing. Where was Monica? Seles GONNA fit into this Khorasan. Martina were still hanging on. Steffi Graf was fully entrenched as the world number-one and. Here's this fifteen year old handing out roses in the third round of the French. Open like what's going on. I think you can definitely see that. There was a lot of resistance to Monica. Seles getting to the throne of women's Tennis Bright. So this rolling gross in. Nineteen eighty-nine was her debut at a Grand Slam tournament. She reaches the semifinals and loses to Steffi Graf. She came into the tournament eight and one on the year and her debut on the WTO tour was auspicious. She won the Virginia Slims of Houston. Against Chris. Evert before wrong arrows that year. You don't see sort of record very often in tennis. She did not lose in a first round in any tournament until nineteen ninety till she had been on the tour not full-time but about two a story. I like that Paints Monica in a different light is playing Chris. Evert in Chris Evert's final. Us Open in one thousand nine hundred nine. They met in the round of sixteen now. Monica ahead already had a win over Congress and a loss and she writes in her autobiography. The first one that she did not want to be the teenager. Who Kicked Chris? Evert out of tennis. Then I get that. Evert beets are easily and as they're leaving the court. The crowd is going crazy. Obviously and Monaco raises her hand to wave at the crowd realizes quickly that they're not cheering for her and sort of brushes her hand through her hair to recover. And it's so sweet. It's actually a really cute moment because she recovers so fast it's like oh no never mind. As Monica progresses into being world number one and the dominant force that she is on the WTO tour between nine thousand nine hundred and nine hundred ninety. Three one of the things that's talked about a lot. Is Her relationship with Nick. Bollettieri her stay at the academy. How much that influenza her growth? How much that played a role in her becoming the player that she was as opposed to the influence of father? And the other thing that Bala Terry is linked to sell us here with is this grunting business because folks have often made the point that so many of the prominent grunter 's tennis throughout history have come from the military academy cannot be a coincidence. Right Right Bala Terry. At the time in the mid eighty s was not did not have the profile that he has today. Andre AGASSI AND MONICA. Seles went a long way in creating voluntary as as this legendary tennis. Figure I've seen the voluntary academy called a globe which has just wild. I don't know if reporter could get away with using gulag that flippantly now but it was an authoritarian regime military. The schedule is very rigid. Monica was unhappy as a small kid. Thirteen years old. Herman Herranz more there yet. She didn't speak English very well. She would start her day at six in the morning hitting for hours having to go to school then go hit again. This was this was like boot camp seven days a week for thirteen year old. It's a tough life. It's not easy budgetary said. The work was never ever Monica's problem that she was extremely hardworking when her parents did arrive. This is where things get a little complicated ballot. Terry puts them up in apartment in Bradenton. Monaco's going to the Bradenton Academy. She's a scholarship student. So a lot of these rich kids are sort of subsidizing the scholarship students. And it's weird the way that he talks about her. In retrospect there is a falling out. It's weird the way she talks of Indian winters so I the truth is in the middle so in March nineteen ninety. We're at a point where it's becoming clear that Monica is going to be a superstar. There is no walking back from this. She is prodigious she starting to win tournaments her ranking is going up and the Bala Terry Selous Partnership Dissolves immediately and nobody knows why the official story that I've heard reported in sports illustrated is that the seller says were mad. That voluntary was spending too much time with other students in Monaco's first autobiography. She's nearly silent about it. She said Nick loves to communicate through letters he wrote us a letter and basically kicked us out of the Kademi period. And that was it. She didn't hot provide any context at all but then Bolletteri offers his own version of what happened in his book and it's clear that he goes to great detail to give you detail that cannot be refuted right. He wants you to know. This is what happened right. He said PAPA. Selous was not a tolerant man. He said he was paranoid. He was private. He demanded that tarps. Be ERECTED AROUND. Monaco's practice courts. He had allegedly extensive demands. He said the Sella's were by far the most demanding family he had ever worked with so in March of nineteen ninety according to military cutoff gives him a list of eight eighteen question. This is so specific. Eighteen questions for nick to answer and he needs her sounds immediately or else they can no longer work together. Bolletteri also tells the story. That polus wanted this rope installed in one of the indoor facilities so that Monica could hang from it parallel to the ground to build. Her Core Strangler Serena data with like the aerial or and Nick says it cost. How many thousand dollars to get installed and that Monica never used it and so it's still there it's still there and so he wants you to know that there were all these demands constantly made that he filled that weren't always needed and then eventually just left him high and dry. That's a long sort of right right. He says that they left him. High and dry and they say something different bright. Well we do know because Monica said this is well that they worked without a contract for years and this is when the relationship broke down as when Bolletteri pressed them to put something in writing to formalize the relationship cuddly did not respond allegedly and Nick said. We can't work together anymore. If you're not gonNA commit and so reading both accounts. They're both unsatisfactory. You know you know the truth is somewhere out there. We don't know who's closer to the truth. All we know is that voluntary and sell us did reconcile later on and they. They seem to be in a good place. Monica thanked him at her hall of fame ceremony. They've come a long way because in the nineties the Celis family line was that nick was never really her coach. He didn't really contribute much to her game. And it was just convenient. Meanwhile you have this fifteen sixteen year old girl who is at the center of all of this center of this controversy this drama with budgetary. That's playing out in public. She's about to become the biggest tennis star in the world and she's being made to answer for decisions of her father really adopt point and so in one thousand nine hundred ninety. It's a it's a fascinating time in women's tennis because Monica is clearly the apparent to a still very young Steffi Graf. How does it feel about that? But Not Great Bob at the same time in one thousand nine hundred ninety. Jennifer caprio is the one who is captivating the tennis world. And it's Capri Atti who is dominating the headlines allowing cells to somehow kind of develop under the radar under kind of a diminished spotlight dominating headlines in the United States at least correct which was in many ways the epicenter of a lot of tennis especially hard court tennis. And it's where many of these women trained the L. A. Times in one thousand nine hundred said that Cup Riady. Sella's is quote the rivalry of the future other papers cite the massive star power of both players and open emotion of Caprio Chancellor's comprehensive being the relatable American girl and sell us the Garbo esque charismatic. Nagimov Garbo is something that you see quite a lot. What do they mean by that? Garbo? Greta Garbo the Great Movie Star of the Thirties was reclusive mysterious. She had this error this enigmatic presence about her she was fascinating because of what she hid from you and Monica in many ways embodied that and played it up knowingly she would for for different reasons would appear in public in disguises and wigs and and there were some theatrical moments in Monica's early career which will see in a little while but there was something undeniably electric about Sella's Kariuki. I wanted you to talk about a Garbo esque aspect there because I wanted to situate that in one thousand nine hundred at the start of her career. Because that's going to loom large when cells off the tour after the stabbing indeed. Yes because the media has created this narrative surrounding Monica Seles. This mysterious unknowable person. Who is deliberately keeping information about herself and her game from the media right. She's playing this coy tit. For Tat Business Right and they then become very sinister. They being the media in Ho they. They use that to speak awful things about Monica while she is recovering from her stabbing in one thousand nine hundred three. Yeah Yeah where are we on the tennis court in Early Nineteen Ninety? Monica is putting together a historic season. She wins six straight tournaments starting with key Biscayne. Which of course we now know. As Miami San Antonio Tampa the Italian open in Rome Berlin where she beat Steffi Graf for the first time and her first Grand Slam title Enrolling Girls. Six tournaments in a row. Then she wins. Virginia slims of La. Virginia Slims California and for the Virginia Slims Championships which we can now like into The year end championships. The W. T. Finals and there were so many firsts Sony records set in nineteen ninety in those early years. She was the youngest in the Open era to win a major singles title..
"monica seles" Discussed on The Body Serve
"Hello everybody. Welcome back to the body serve. I'm Jonathan and I'm James. This is a special presentation especial. Tbs Presentation yes. So we're kind of in between seasons right now in between seasons five and six. The Twenty Twenty Tennessee's has officially started with the Cup but we want to present at a totally different out of time experience. So is this part of season. Five or season. Six doesn't matter what it is. A part of our ongoing series of standalone episodes. We've previously done a partial history of lgbt folks in tennis. We've also done a historical episode where we looked at what tennis was like in the pre-open Arrow leading into the open era. That all was about man if I did a terrible job describing that but you can go back and look into the archives got to work on the elevator pitch. This episode is about the great legendary Monica Seles and rather than being a biography. This is more of a look at how she has been talked about throughout her career. It's a critique. It's a look at how people wrote about her when she was a child when she was a dominant superstar after her stabbing and just kind of a reflection on this unique career. Something that we have never seen in tennis and won't see again. There's so much to unpack with Monica Seles and for the purposes of this episode. We're going to be looking at her career through what we think are four distinct eras of her career and her life in general the first Arab being between nineteen eighty eight and one thousand nine hundred ninety Monica as prodigy and a peculiarity. For much of the tennis world the media the second one being her era of dominance that was accompanied by a fair bit of drama. Some of it of her doing a lot of it having to do with how the press was wild in the way it covered her not knowing what to do or say about Monica Seles the third being the way she was covered during her two and a half year period away from the tour after she was stabbed in Hamburg in nineteen ninety-three and then the fourth era being what we think of Monica Seles. Now since her comeback from nineteen ninety-five starting with the exhibition against Martina Navratilova. Heading into the Rogers Cup and then making the final at the US Open into retirement. And so the crux of this whole thing is how can we use the way in which? Monica was written about and talked about to get a better idea of who she was as a prodigy. Her career at large. And what can we then learn from that and make inferences across other errors in generations subsequent to her career in tennis? Like I said before. This is not a comprehensive biography. Some of YOU LISTENING ARE MONICA. Seles experts and could probably school us. Some of you may know very little about her career. This episode will kind of give you the highlights. Some interesting stories but in a broader sense. A we're interested in the evolution of sports media in the way players were talked about then versus now. I'm particularly interested in PC culture and sort of this era of quote unquote. Whoa KNESS and how how we talk about players now differently especially now that social media is so dominant in tennis and in all sports. It's important for me to remember. You know this is a critique of how Monica Seles was created in the public eye. And what we are doing on this podcast is also contributing to the discourse. I WANNA be careful to not arrive. At in essence of Monica Seles like trying to fully understand who she is. Because we don't know her. People are unknowable. People are full of contradictions. And that's what I want to keep in mind through this whole process. What we're looking at is how how Monica Seles as a figure was constructed through these different eras rather than who she really is and looking back at these specific moments in time and the way she was covered to get an idea. A better idea of what it was like to be her at those specific times. Rather than letting you know who she was right. Why would you WanNa do this episode? This was your idea and I I have really become very excited about it but at first. I was struggling to find like where. Where's the episode? So what brought you to it? I'm just a genius James. What can I say? I'VE BEEN FASCINATED BY MONICA. Seles for as long as I've been interested in tennis as those of you who listen to the show may no I? I started watching tennis in one thousand nine hundred four and that was during Monica's absence so for the first year and a half of my tennis. Fandom Monaco is kind of an abstract figure for me somebody that I had to learn about and take clues here and there to try and figure out who she was and then when she came back in effect she wasn't who she was before so. I never really got the full sense of what that Monica was. I still loved watching Monica play and I phoned the rest of her career. Infinitely fascinating. But this was a way for me to go back and fill in the blanks a lot for me and my own personal tennis history and based in our personal interests in how we talk about tennis on the show it felt like a a seamless fit to go this route in terms of situating her career through media narratives and then being able to extrapolate outwards right. Okay so we have given you the abstract and now we should get into the meat of the episode. The meat of the episode being these four distinct eras right right starting with Monica as a what would she been then a thirteen year old a fourteen year old in one thousand nine hundred eight at this point a burgeoning prodigy on the W T tour. She was training at the Nick Bollettieri Academy and she was just a year away from really making a huge mark in tennis. As she was born in Novi Sad Yugoslavia which is now part of Serbia. Her family is Hungarian. They are native Hungarian speakers and Monica was. I noticed because she was winning European tournaments. She won the under Twelve Orange Bowl. And that's when she first caught the eye of nick voluntary so he offered to give her kind of a trial period at the academy. She goes to Florida. She decides to stay with her brother. Zoltan also a top junior player for quite a while after a while her parents come and join her and it becomes clear that Monica is a special pupil of Nick Bollettieri. She's hitting with Andre Agassi. Jim Courier David Wheaton. Who AT THE TIME? Are these clearly future stars. Jim and Andrea obviously fulfilled that. Promise like crazy. She's training at the academy but she's not playing matches. People don't really know who she is. She finally still as an amateur makes her first foray onto the W T tour in one thousand nine hundred eight in her first tournament. She wins her first match in Boca. Raton gets Chris Evert in the second round and loses. And you know folks are like. Oh this is who is. She's got great talent. This is this is definitely somebody to watch little. Did they know that in less than a year she would be making the semi finals of Roland? Garros and then finishing nineteen eighty-nine as the world number six player as a fifteen year old when she first came around a lot of the coverage is about her unorthodox game you know two hands on both sides her grunts which were called Gauche at journalists and commentators took every opportunity to make a creative jabs at the grunts. It seems quaint now because of watching her matches it. Sounds like okay? That's just like a regular grunt? It's unique to her. Obviously you know her without seeing her. At the time it was considered a a little wild. But also at the time you had a not dissimilar to what we've seen in or time covering tennis this what can only be described as sexist double standard whereby Jimmy Connors and under Agassi. Were out here grunting. Up a storm would they weren't getting nearly the press inc as a fifteen year old. Monica Seles was with respect to the sprinting right. And we've seen that in recent years as well. The likes of Nadal has one of the most pronounced grunts that you can imagine antennas as do any number of other men. But we only hear about it because folks dwell and harp on the alleged high-pitched nature of women's grunting. There are a few threads in the early coverage of Sella's there's the the grunts the sort of eccentric nature of her and her family and her game which goes along with the sort of almost mysterious eastern nece about them because they were still behind the Iron Curtain. At that time nobody really understood Yugoslavia and the ethnic and civil tensions going on there and at the same time. There was marveling at what she could do. WanNa tennis court. There was a definite ordering of Monica Seles in the early parts of her. Our the the Celis family was seen as such a curiosity. You have her father. Who's a cartoonist? Who was a triple jumper? Her mother is a computer programmer. Her brother travels with her. The Dog Astro. You always hear about Astro. Who's named after the jetsons? This whole they were really kind of a low-key family but they were covered as if they are this travelling circus. This entourage. That American Western media doesn't really know what to do with or talk about. There's a definite similarities between cells his father and Richard Williams. Yes because it's almost as if tennis media knows what to do with the abusive father who is absolutely no good for their child's career ride. That's been covered. They know what to do with that. But when you have a tennis parent who is not playing the game as you want them to play but still maintaining the best interest of their pupil and child that becomes weird. People don't know what to do with the at Richard is much more of a self promoter. I think or a promoter of his girls than Cohen was but they both seem to love and have the best interests of their children at heart. Richard was a lot more flamboyant. You hear the same story is repeated of course setting up nets in parking lot because there were so few tennis courts in Novi Saad and the private courts were extremely expensive and couldn't get court time even after. She showed her incredible gifts as a player. The Tom and Jerry illustrations on tennis balls which is seen as sort of cutesy but Monica points out that they missed the point that she was playing the cat who was attacking the mouse. And you're telling the stories of people know what it is okay. In order to maintain Monica's interest as a very young child playing tennis. Her father the cartoonist drool her favorite cartoon. Jerry the mouse on the tennis balls and told Monica that you are Tom. You need to go and get all of the. Jerry's essential right so it's cute but this is also a young girl who lined up her dolls on the court so she could whack them with tennis balls. There is a ferocity about Monica Seles from a young age that you can see throughout her career and the way that her game is built. The the game is so aggressive. Well this goes back to how folks didn't know what to make of her. You have this meek child right. She's a child when she burst onto the stage she's a child when she's the dominant world number one as well..
"monica seles" Discussed on 850 WFTL
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"monica seles" Discussed on Mason & Ireland
"Startup feel in the in the case like as are asking questions and comparing notes, and talking about how they're gonna that night starter. And, you know, using any technology help kinda give them as much of an edge going into the game as they can. And so that's been fostered, and it's continuing to grow. And I think it's given our guys some, some more confidence, and it's been really fun to watch. So now is a really smart answer, and it was a really smart discussion that you were having there and then I'm going to be that jerk goes and asks you about the fans running onto the field chasing after Cody Bellinger. I agree. That is. I mean. Going on here. I. You know you see at once and like, oh, that not great. And if it led to something that, and you see it the next night, and then the next night, it is scary. And obviously, you know, for people who are old enough to remember the Monica Selous thing, these guys, you know, potentially risk when that happens and took doing all we can ensure their safety is paramount, obviously, the last three nights of innocent nature, but you don't know, when that's gonna change and it's just not a risks cash should be taking on what can you do. It's tough. I mean, obviously beef up the security and but there's even with that there's going to be entry point where people can I guess it's also about making penalties harsh enough. You know, right now, it's been, you know, kinda cute and funny and people are laughing about it a little bit. And. Making it harsher I guess would deter more people. But it's a tricky thing that is much more front and center now being that this is happening the last three days to wrap arms around to show. I am to remember the Monica Seles thing, and I remember doing a story with her. She came through LA a little while afterwards and it was one of her comeback spots. But like if you if you saw what happened for the and for those who don't remember, like a fan ran onto onto the tennis court and stabbed her like it was a fan was a deranged fan, obviously. But you're exposed when you're in that situation and how do you know who's of a fan who just wants to take a selfie who's got alterior motive or house straight sad motives? Impact? Yeah, everytime, she stepped on the court of wondering, get up to go the bathroom, and you think, oh, they're coming down to the court. It's as cold and that's not something that it's hard enough with for a living, and that should not be an added element. Let me ask you a baseball question about Cody Bellinger, who's now officially on the all star ballot and people can go and vote people can go and vote right now for the all star team..
"monica seles" Discussed on News Radio 690 KTSM
"Spinal Monica Seles beat Steffi Graf four six six three six two for her third consecutive Australian singles crowns and this week in nineteen Ninety-six future Basketball Hall of Famer Magic Johnson comes out of a five year retirement and helps the LA Lakers. So a one twenty eight one eighteen win over the Golden State Warriors at the great western forum in nineteen points, eight rebounds and Tennessee magic would go on to appear in thirty one more games that season making nine starts. And then he retired for good Thatcher. I heart radio weekend sports time capsule. And now a look back at this week in history this weekend eighteen eighty seven groundhog day, featuring a rodent meteorologist to celebrate it for the first time at gablers knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. According to tradition if a groundhog comes out of its hole on this day and sees a shadow it gets scared and runs back into its burrow, predicting six more weeks of winter. No shadow means an early spring. Also this week in eighteen eighty seven the name Hollywood is registered by Harvey Wilcox at the Los Angeles County recorder's office Wilcox bought one hundred sixty acres of land in the foothills west of Los Angeles. And ambition a utopian like community for devout Christians where they could live a highly moral life free of vices such as alcohol so sorry mister Wilcox. That's not what happened jumping ahead this week in nineteen sixty four Stanley Kubrick's black comedy masterpiece. Dr Strangelove opens in theaters to both critical and popular acclaim the movie's popularity was evidence of changing attitudes towards atomic weapons and the concept of nuclear deterrence. Especially after the frightening Cuban missile crisis of nineteen sixty two when nuclear annihilation seemed a very real possibility and this week in two thousand eight the biggest upset in the history of the Super Bowl. The New York Giants done the New England Patriots in Super Bowl forty two. New England came into the game with an unblemished eighteen and a record. And was attempting to become the second team to finish undefeated season with a Super Bowl victory. The giants finished just ten at six in the regular season and needed three straight playoff wins on the road to make the Super Bowl they entered Super Bowl forty two as twelve point underdogs. That's your look back at this week in history. Three two one which button. Which? When every second counts, you can't wing it guys. A little help up here in a home fire. You may have less than two minutes to get out..
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"monica seles" Discussed on AP News
"Be the closer they should not be though the last thing as the of the olympics 'cause i was i was counting batum i i'm gonna go go watch a rerun of golden girls or something the out of them anymore and cross country skiing well i'll tell you why i didn't watch the closing ceremony last night because something better was on clear was that rob the road to wrestle mania is getting clear last night was the elimination chamber payperview an featured former ufc star rhonda rowzee signing her w w e contract are you kidding me rather rousey isil of wwl yes sir her first match will be at russell mania an so based on what happened last night she put triple h through a table and then stephanie mcmahon uh slapped her four blower polices her husband philip and guns driverless cars and california i'm tim mcguire withinet p newsmen it in a white house meeting with the nation's governors president trump maintain his support for arming some teachers and school staffers saying those who would be certified would have to be gun adept very few people would qualify on top of being gun adept they have to go to school in they have to learn a moment of silence today in new york to mark the moment the world trade center was bombed 25 years ago when attack that foreshadowed nine eleven the bombing killed six people including patrick bread riga's pregnant sister monica seles netted theories as big as they 11 assists saying that people forget will have an a three more than one thousand people were injured tens of thousands of people were forced out of the trade center driverless cars will soon be on california roads for the first time.
"monica seles" Discussed on WCPT 820
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"monica seles" Discussed on The Bone 102.5
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"monica seles" Discussed on Rebuild
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"monica seles" Discussed on Power 106 FM
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