April 30, 1993, will be remembered as the darkest day in history of tennis as former world number one women's tennis player, Monica Seles, was stabbed in the back during a quarter-final match in Hamburg.
She had received a 1.5 cm deep wound and was immediately rushed to the hospital. The doctors said that she was very lucky as the weapon did not hurt her lungs and shoulder blades.
As per some media reports, the attack was politically motivated as she belonged to Serbia, the reports also mentioned that she used to receive death threats in connection with the Yugoslav conflict.
It was later revealed by Hamburg police after investigating the case that the attacker was a 38-year-old man who belonged to East Germany.
The police also mentioned that the convict looked very confused and appeared a mentally unstable person. There were speculations that he was a fan of Seles' rival Steffi Graf and did the terrible incident over Monica-Steffi rivalry.