Former World No.1 Monica Seles paid a visit to the Hungarian Ladies Open in Budapest to reconnect with her roots and inspire the next generation of Hungarian tennis stars.
WTA Staff
February 17, 2017

BUDAPEST, Hungary - Former World No.1 Monica Seles paid a visit to the Hungarian Ladies Open in Budapest to reconnect with her roots and inspire the next generation of Hungarian tennis stars.

Seles arrived in Budapest for the Hungarian Day of Tennis, which celebrates the past, present and future of Hungarian tennis. She was joined by other Hungarian former players, like former World No.7 Andre Temesvari and Katerina Marosi.

Together they hosted a tennis clinic for Budapest's youngest tennis hopefuls, and afterwards Seles signed autographs for her myriad fans and met the press.

"It's been fantastic to be invited by the Hungarian Tennis Federation to be a part of the WTA tournament here in Budapest, and also to participate in the Hungarian Day of Tennis kid's clinic," Seles told wtatennis.com.

"I hope we can spread the love of tennis and inspire a lot of young kids to pick up a racquet, and hopefully one day see them on center court."

A few hours later, Seles was back on site to watch Hungary's current No.1 in action as Timea Babos took on Julia Goerges in the semifinals. Tomorrow she'll present the trophy to the winner.

Seles will also donate a signed tennis racquet to be auctioned during the two weeks after the tournament - all proceeds will benefit the Ronald McDonald House.

Check out the photos of Seles' visit, courtesy of Hungarian Ladies Open!

Monica Seles visits Budapest

Monica Seles visits Budapest

Monica Seles visits Budapest

Monica Seles visits Budapest

Monica Seles visits Budapest

Monica Seles visits Budapest

Monica Seles visits Budapest

Monica Seles visits Budapest

Monica Seles visits Budapest

Monica Seles visits Budapest

 

 


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