Monica Seles is heading to New York City prepared to jump start your life.
Seles will return to SIRIUS XM Radio to host a five-week series on which she will share her personal experiences of success, struggle and triumph and inspire listeners to live happy and healthy lives—mentally, physically and emotionally.
The Monica Seles Challenge: 5 Weeks to Jump Start Your Life launches Wednesday, April 15 at 6 p.m. Eastern time and will air every Wednesday through May 13 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on SIRIUS XM Stars, SIRIUS channel 102 and XM channel 155. Seles will host the show from SIRIUS XM Radio’s New York City studios. The Monica Seles Challenge marks the second time Seles has hosted a series on SIRIUS XM Radio.
On The Monica Seles Challenge Seles will draw upon her remarkable life experiences, speak candidly about issues she has faced and conquered and impart her valuable life lessons with listeners. In this tough economy when women are under more pressure than ever, Seles and her special guests will offer practical tips and advice to help people find the tools and strength to overcome the obstacles they face.
Over Seles’ tennis career, she earned nine Grand Slam titles and won 53 singles and six doubles tournaments. She first became No. 1 in the world in March 1991. Seles was No. 1 for 178 weeks during the next two years—the youngest No. 1 ever at the time—until tragedy struck in April 1993 when she was stabbed in the back by a deranged fan during a match in Germany. When she returned to tennis, she won hearts with her comeback win at the Canadian Open and then reached the US Open Final the following month. She won her ninth Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in January 1996.
Seles’ memoir Getting a Grip: On My Body, My Mind, My Self (Avery) will be published on April 21.