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    Former tennis ace Monica Seles has admitted she suffered a nine-year battle with binge-eating.
    The ex-Wimbledon champion told how she gorged on food to cope with the death of her father and being stabbed in the back on court during a match in 1993, according to The Sun.
    The 35-year-old opens up about her fight in a new book, Getting A Grip, which deals with addiction to food.

    Slender: Monica Seles with Spanish player Arantxa Sanchez Vicario on on the red carpet in 2006

    She said: 'Food became my best friend. I was lonely and I would just eat.
    'It was my coping mechanism. Food was how I dealt with stress.'
    Yugoslavian-born Seles, who now lives in Florida, piled on the pounds as she battled the condition. At one point, she put on 35lbs.

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    Left: Seles in action in 2005, and right, appearing on Dancing With The Stars last year

    The star, who became famous for her loud grunting on court, realised she had finally beaten the disorder when she competed on Dancing With The Stars.
    Despite taking criticism, she said, she didn't turn to food for comfort.
    Seles, who won nine Grand Slam titles in her career, took the Wimbledon trophy in 1992.
    A year later, Gunter Parche, a Steffi Graf fan, ran onto the court in Hamburg while the two women played and stabbed Seles in the back.
    She recovered from her injuries a few weeks later.

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    There you go, a new book.

    So predictable.

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    elite female athlete with an eating disorder???

    yeah, that's a new one



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    Wow, Arantxa looks really good compared to years ago!

    And, i couldnt stand watching Monica play because of that ridiculous screeching, AHHHH YEEEEEE. she was the trend setter, now a lot of the females do it.
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    Everyone has a book, but me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lisalucy69 View Post
    Everyone has a book, but me.
    You can too, but ya gotta make it juicy with revelations of eating disorders, "abuse," and all sorts of other nefarious stuff.

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    When I first saw this I thought 'Oh great! Another celebrity spewing their mouths about an eating disorder...'

    However I was pleasantly surprised to see that it was an ED that doesn't get a lot of recognition amongst women (especially with celebs): Binge eating disorder or compulsive overeating.

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    I love how the person who stabbed her is merely described as 'a Steffi Graf fan' rather than a raving lunatic.
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    It adds more spice if the stabber is known as a 'steffi graf fan'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arie_skop View Post
    It adds more spice if the stabber is known as a 'steffi graf fan'.
    But it reads like they were completely sane, and stabbing someone in the back is relatively normal behaviour in competition.
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    Sane? lol Yes, because it's normal for us to stab someone when playing tennis lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by arie_skop View Post
    Sane? lol Yes, because it's normal for us to stab someone when playing tennis lol
    That's what I mean...that's how the journalist has made it sound
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    Whenever the media write about the stabbing the guy is always referred to the 'Graf fan'. As if Graf was part of the stabbing.

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    That's the thinnest that I have ever seen Seles...she always amazed me...I mean the girl played tennis professionaly and still had a belly roll? How does that happen?
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    Whenever the media write about the stabbing the guy is always referred to the 'Graf fan'. As if Graf was part of the stabbing.
    That always reminds me of John Hinckley; the guy who shot Ronald Reagan. Most people just know him as the crazy Jodie Foster fan who tried to kill the President.

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