Monica Seles plans to publish her memoirs and has sold her autobiography to Avery, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA).
In this revealing memoir, the former world number one will explore her remarkable journey of brilliant tennis, fame, tragedy, loss and self-discovery. After years of having every aspect of her training, diet and life dictated and scrutinized by others, Monica took control, deciding what she wanted from life and set out to obtain it.
Now that Seles has overcome the struggles that made her overweight and unhappy, she wants to share her journey with the world.
“On February 14th, I officially retired from professional tennis, closing one chapter of my life,” said the nine-times Grand Slam champion.
“I’m now opening a new chapter where I hope to share how I found balance, strength and happiness in my life after a rollercoaster ride of exhilarating accomplishment and sometimes overwhelming tragedy. Avery is giving me the opportunity to put this journey in words, and I’m thrilled to be working with them.”
Monica Seles’ memoir is scheduled for publication in March 2009.