Monica Seles' professional tennis career is one of the most compelling and well-known in the history of the sport. As a teenager, she took the women's tennis world by storm, bursting into the scene when she won the 1990 French Open at age 16. It all came to a sudden stop on April 30, 1993.
The 2015 Australian Open began a few days ago. For tennis fans in the western hemisphere, particularly those in the Americas, that basically means two weeks full of tennis, sleepless nights, and a lot of coffee in the mornings to make up for failing Morpheus.
Currently, there is no U.S. federal law that adequately protects lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) workers from employment discrimination. But King has no plans to retire, at least not off the court.
There are so many integral moments that transpired between retreating to the locker room and being on that ER bed behind a closed curtain with people frantically trying to save my life. I think back on that night all the time.