Happy Birthday: Seles, Rodgers, Eksteen

Sport360 staff 12:24 02/12/2016
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We look at sporting superstars born on this day throughout history.

Monica Seles’ approach on the tennis court was not just about ability, skill and tenacity on show, but also about the loud roars and grunts. Born in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia, current day Serbia, she has become a legendary tennis player and a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

Competing with Seles, was a tough ask and it became even tougher on big occasions, when she brought out the best in herself and was top-notch.

She finished with 9 Career Grand Slams; Four Australian Open titles, three French Open titles and two US Open titles.

Her career was cut short in 1993 when Seles was stabbed by a Steffi Graf fan with a boning knife, forcing her to take a two-year break from tennis then.

Seles did return to the court but by 2008 had called it a day.

More sport stars born on December 2.

1966: Clive Eksteen, South African cricketer; Slow left-arm orthodox bowler, also played for Gauteng, Northern Transvaal, Transvaal (50).

1978: David Rivas, Spanish retired footballer who played as central defender for Real Betis during most of his career (62).

1983: Aaron Rodgers, American football quarterback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (33).

1992: Sim Bhullar, Canadian professional basketball player for Dacin Tigers of the Taiwanese Super Basketball League; First player of Indian descent to play in the NBA (24).

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