WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Former world No. 1 player Monica Seles will headline next month’s Landfall Legends of Tennis. Seles replaces Lindsay Davenport, who was scheduled to appear for the Sept. 13-15 exhibition, but had to pull out due to a conflict.
Seles will take center court at the Country Club of Landfall’s Sports Center to benefit three local charities: Miracle League of Wilmington, Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina and the UNCW Seahawk Club.
Seles dominated the WTA Tour in the early ’90s by winning nine Grand Slam Championships in singles and reaching the No. 1 ranking in 1991. Her career was briefly derailed in 1993, when a fan stabbed her during a match in Germany. Seles retired in 2008 after attempting to make a comeback after numerous injuries. She was elected to the International Hall of Fame in 2009 and was named the “13th greatest player of all time (men and women)” by Tennis magazine.
Joining Seles on the courts will be Rennae Stubbs, an Australian player with 4 Grand Slam doubles titles to her name and over 60 WTA doubles tour titles, Jimmy Arias, once ranked as high as number five in the world, Luke Jensen of the famed Jensen Brothers and French Open winner, Bret Garnett a three time All-American, Will Bull a former Junior National player and Clemson University standout, and CCL’s very own Director of Tennis Charlie Owens who himself enjoyed time on the professional tour.