Monica Seles given key to the city

Sarasota city hall was starry-eyed Monday, as commissioners honored a world famous tennis star.

Tennis champion Monica Seles was given the key to the City of Sarasota Monday night. Seles has lived in Sarasota for the past 25 years and was elected to the Tennis Hall of Fame this past summer.

She has used her celebrity to help with several area charities. “Everybody in this room knows how wonderful of a place Sarasota is…the beaches and everything. And I look forward to being here for many, many more years. And what a great honor to receive the key to the city,” said Seles.

Seles won 9 grand slams in her career.

She told commissioners that every time she was away on a tour, she couldn’t wait to get back home to the Suncoast.