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A fanatic fan of Steffi Graf's stabs Monica Seles in the back -- literally

WHEN A BURLY FAN LUNGED OUT OF THE STANDS and stabbed top-ranked tennis pro Monica Seles in the upper back during a Hamburg tournament Friday, the first thought was of Balkan politics. Seles was born in Serbia, and there have been threats against her in the past. But the issue turned out to be top-level tennis, not war. "He did not want to kill Monica Seles," said a police spokesman. "He only wanted to injure her so Steffi Graf could become No. 1 again." The assailant, a 38-year-old German lathe operator, nearly succeeded. His 4.5-in. boning knife barely missed Seles' spinal...

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