10. Monica Seles Stabbed In Back

For many of us we use sports as an escape from the real world. The real world can be complicated, crazy, scandalous and downright sad. However, sometimes sports can be that too. Professional athletes are rich, famous and have a ton of free time. So we scoured the internet to find some of the most scandalous, controversial, and most discussed sport stories of all time..

The Year: 1993

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Monica Seles was literally at the top of her game and on top of the tennis world. She was number 1 in the world. But then tragedy struck in a match and she was never quite the same.

During a match in the Citizen Cup in Germany she was stabbed in the back. Literally. A fan ran onto the tennis court and stabbed her. Right in the middle of the match.

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Why? It turns out the fan was an obsessed fan of her biggest rival Steffi Graf. Thankfully for Monica she wasn’t seriously injured. But it left scars. It was one of the biggest news stories at the time.

However, Monica Seles was psychologically scarred and eventually retreated from tennis because she could never get away that absolutely scary moment. As she retreated from tennis Graf became one of the most successful women tennis players in history.

One could only image in this day and age with social media the ramification’s and media attention this would garner. This is one of the most ridiculous and under talked sports stories of our lifetime.

“I was so long is such a dark place”-Monica Seles


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