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Monica Seles
Monica Seles
Monica Seles
(/ˈsɛləs/; Hungarian: Szeles Mónika, pronounced [ˈsɛlɛʃ ˈmoːnikɒ]; Serbian: Monika Seleš, Моника Селеш; born December 2, 1973) is a Yugoslav-born American former world no. 1 professional tennis player and a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame. An ethnic Hungarian, she was born and raised in Novi Sad, SFR Yugoslavia. She became a naturalized American citizen
American citizen
in 1994 and also received Hungarian citizenship in June 2007.[1][2] She won nine Grand Slam singles titles, eight of them while representing Yugoslavia, and the final one while representing the United States. In 1990, Seles became the youngest ever French Open
French Open
champion at the age of 16. She went on to win eight Grand Slam singles titles before her 20th birthday and was the year-end world no
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American Citizen
Citizenship
Citizenship
of the United States[2][3] is a status that entails specific rights, duties and benefits. Citizenship
Citizenship
is understood as a "right to have rights" since it serves as a foundation of fundamental rights derived from and protected by the Constitution and laws of the United States, such as the right to freedom of expression, vote, due process, live and work in the United States, and to receive federal assistance.[4][5] However, not all U.S. citizens, such as those living in Puerto Rico, have the right to vote in national elections. There are two primary sources of citizenship: birthright citizenship, in which a person is presumed to be a citizen if he or she was born within the territorial limits of the United States, or—providing certain other requirements are met—born abroad to a U.S. citizen parent,[6][7] and naturalization, a process in which an immigrant applies for citizenship and is accepted
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The Championships, Wimbledon
The Championships, Wimbledon, commonly known simply as Wimbledon, is the oldest tennis tournament in the world, and is widely regarded as the most prestigious.[2][3][4][5][6] It has been held at the All England Club in Wimbledon, London, since 1877 and is played on outdoor grass courts. Wimbledon is one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, the others being the Australian Open, the French Open
French Open
and the US Open. Since the Australian Open
Australian Open
shifted to hardcourt in 1988, Wimbledon is the only major still played on grass. The tournament traditionally took place over two weeks in late June and early July, starting on the third Monday in June[7] and culminating with the Ladies' and Gentlemen's Singles Finals, scheduled for the Saturday and Sunday at the end of the second week
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Hungarians
Hungarians, also known as Magyars
Magyars
(Hungarian: magyarok), are a nation and ethnic group native to Hungary
Hungary
(Hungarian: Magyarország) and historical Hungarian lands who share a common culture, history and speak the Hungarian language. There are an estimated 13.1–14.7 million ethnic Hungarians
Hungarians
and their descendants worldwide, of whom 8.5–9.8 million live in today's Hungary
Hungary
(as of 2011).[25] About 2.2 million Hungarians
Hungarians
live in areas that were part of the Kingdom of Hungary
Hungary
before the 1918–1920 dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy and the Treaty of Trianon, and are now parts of Hungary's seven neighbouring countries, especially Romania, Austria, Slovakia, Serbia
Serbia
and Ukraine
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Yugoslavia
Yugoslavia
Yugoslavia
(Serbo-Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian: Jugoslavija, Југославија; [juɡǒslaːʋija]) was a country in Southeastern and Central Europe
Central Europe
for most of the 20th century. It came into existence after World War I
World War I
in 1918[i] under the name of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats
Croats
and Slovenes by the merger of the provisional State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs
State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs
(itself formed from territories of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire) with the formerly independent Kingdom of Serbia. The Serbian royal House of Karađorđević
House of Karađorđević
became the Yugoslav royal dynasty
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Serbian Language
Serbian (српски / srpski, pronounced [sr̩̂pskiː]) is the standardized variety of the Serbo-Croatian
Serbo-Croatian
language mainly used by Serbs.[8][9][10] It is the official language of Serbia, the territory of Kosovo, and one of the three official languages of Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Hungarian Language
Hungarian ( magyar nyelv (help·info)) is a Finno-Ugric language spoken in Hungary
Hungary
and several neighbouring countries. It is the official language of Hungary
Hungary
and one of the 24 official languages of the European Union. Outside Hungary
Hungary
it is also spoken by communities of Hungarians
Hungarians
in the countries that today make up Slovakia, western Ukraine, central and western Romania
Romania
(Transylvania and Partium), northern Serbia
Serbia
(Vojvodina), southern Poland[citation needed], northern Croatia, and northern Slovenia
Slovenia
due to the effects of the Treaty of Trianon, which resulted in many ethnic Hungarians
Hungarians
being displaced from their homes and communities in the former territories of the Austro-Hungarian Empire
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2000 Summer Olympics
The 2000 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXVII Olympiad and commonly known as Sydney
Sydney
2000 or the Millennium Olympic Games/Games of the New Millennium, were an international multi-sport event which was held between 15 September and 1 October 2000 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It was the second time that the Summer Olympics were held in Australia, and also the Southern Hemisphere, the first being in Melbourne, Victoria, in 1956. Sydney
Sydney
was selected as the host city for the 2000 Games in 1993. Teams from 199 countries participated. The United States
United States
won the most medals with 93, while Australia
Australia
came in 4th with 58. The Games cost was estimated to be A$6.6 billion. The Games received universal acclaim, with the organisation, volunteers, sportsmanship and Australian public being lauded in the international media
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2000 Fed Cup
The 2000 Fed Cup
Fed Cup
was the 38th edition of the most important competition between national teams in women's tennis. Changes were made to the World Group; instead of two groups of eight teams, there was one group of thirteen. The group was divided in three round-robin pools of four, with the winner of each pool joining defending champions the United States
United States
in a knockout bracket
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1999 Fed Cup
The 1999 Fed Cup
Fed Cup
was the 37th edition of the most important competition between national teams in women's tennis
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Fed Cup
Fed Cup
Fed Cup
is the premier international team competition in women's tennis, launched in 1963 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the International Tennis
Tennis
Federation (ITF). The competition was known as the Federation Cup until 1995. The Fed Cup
Fed Cup
is the world's largest annual women's international team sports competition in terms of the number of nations that compete.[2][3] The current Fed Cup
Fed Cup
Chairperson is Katrina Adams.[4] The men's equivalent of the Fed Cup
Fed Cup
is the Davis Cup
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Tennis At The 2000 Summer Olympics
The modern Olympic Games
Olympic Games
or Olympics (French: Jeux olympiques[1][2]) are leading international sporting events featuring summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of athletes from around the world participate in a variety of competitions. The Olympic Games
Olympic Games
are considered the world's foremost sports competition with more than 200 nations participating.[3] The Olympic Games
Olympic Games
are held every four years, with the Summer and Winter Games alternating by occurring every four years but two years apart. Their creation was inspired by the ancient Olympic Games, which were held in Olympia, Greece, from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD. Baron Pierre de Coubertin
Pierre de Coubertin
founded the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1894, leading to the first modern Games in Athens in 1896
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Bronze Medal
A bronze medal in sports and other similar areas involving competition is a medal made of bronze awarded to the third-place finisher of contests or competitions such as the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, etc. The outright winner receives a gold medal and the second place a silver medal. More generally, bronze is traditionally the most common metal used for all types of high-quality medals, including artistic ones. The practice of awarding bronze third place medals began at the 1904 Olympic Games
Olympic Games
in St. Louis, Missouri, prior to which only first and second places were awarded.Contents1 Olympic Games 2 Psychological study 3 See also 4 External links 5 ReferencesOlympic Games[edit] Main article: Olympic medal Minting Olympic medals is the responsibility of the host city
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Tennis At The Summer Olympics
Tennis
Tennis
was part of the Summer Olympic Games
Summer Olympic Games
program from the inaugural 1896 Summer Olympics, but was dropped after the 1924 Summer Olympics due to disputes between the International Lawn Tennis
Tennis
Federation and the International Olympic Committee
International Olympic Committee
over allowing amateur players to compete.[1][2] After two appearances as a demonstration sport in 1968 and 1984,[3] it returned as a full medal sport at the 1988 Summer Olympics and has been played at every edition of the Games since then.[4]2012 Women's Singles medalists, Serena Williams
Serena Williams
(center), Maria Sharapova (right) and Victoria Azarenka
Victoria Azarenka
(left).In 1896, 1900, 1904, 1988, and 1992, semifinal losers shared bronze medals
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US Open (tennis)
Open
Open
or OPEN may refer to: Recorded music[edit] Open
Open
(band), Australian pop/rock band The
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