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Tours still feeling the effect of Seles stabbing 15 years later

What appeared to be another day on the tennis court was anything but when a crazed fan plunged a knife into the back of Monica Seles. Now, 15 years later, the aftermath is still felt. Despite myriad precautions, there's no guarantee a similar incident couldn't happen again.

Originally Published: April 30, 2008
By Ravi Ubha | Special to ESPN.com

It was just another changeover at just another tournament.

Monica Seles and Magdalena Maleeva walked to their chairs with Seles leading 4-3 in the second set of their Citizen Cup quarterfinal in Hamburg 15 years ago Wednesday, something they'd done hundreds of times previously.

Then Gunter Parche, an unemployed lathe operator, altered the course of tennis history and irreparably damaged Seles' career by plunging a knife into her back, just below the left shoulder blade. ...

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