Lesia Tsurenko won her first WTA Tour title on Sunday in Turkey, taking down Urszula Radwanska in the final of the (deep breath) TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup. But my personal highlight from that day was a Monica Seles sighting. The nine-time Grand Slam singles champ interviewed Tsurenko on court after the championship match:
Before that, Seles posed with the doubles winners and finalists, including runner-up Jelena Jankovic, who as a Serb came from Seles’ former Yugoslavia and into the professional ranks. All in all, Seles presented the championship trophies and held a kids’ clinic before that while decked out in full Yonex regalia with what I always consider a Britney Spears Mic.
As Seles doesn’t make a slew of public appearances annually, it’s a delight to see her in action whenever possible. Here’s to more of exactly that in 2015.