Monica Seles attacked and stabbed while playing a Tennis match in Germany

Sometimes Sports can produce scary situations.  Security of players on the court are of the upmost importance to league officials, and when that is compromised, everyone is concerned.

It was on this day, April 30th, 1993, that Monica Seles was attacked while playing a Tennis match in Germany.  Gunter Parche ran onto the court during a match and stabbed Monica with a boning knife.   Monica recovered from her injuries after a few weeks, but it was an emotionally traumatic experience for her, and she didn’t return to competitive tennis for two years.

Monica Seles was one of the greatest female tennis players of all-time.  At the age of 16, she became the youngest French Open champion of all-time.  In 1991 and 1992, she was ranked #1 in the world.  However, the unfortunate incident affected her career and it prevented us from knowing how great Monica could have been.   Security in Sports is an extremely important thing, and after the incident, athletes across the world realized that they had to be extra careful and aware at all times.