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Every coin has two sides. Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Similarly, the hugely followed sport is not always fun and exciting. Some e ...

Every coin has two sides. Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Similarly, the hugely followed sport is not always fun and exciting. Some events depicting poor sportsmanship disgraces these beautiful and much-loved games.

Very much like the good memories, even these disgracing events stay alive in the minds of sports lovers for a long time. So here's my compilation of the 5 most disgraceful events in sports.

#5 Monica Seles getting stabbed

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Seles was stabbed by a man in 1993 during a match

Monica Seles was a pro Tennis player, a former World no.1 from Yugoslavia and an inductee into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Seles had a terrific run bagging a Grand Slam singles title before she was even 20. She is the youngest French Open Champion at the age of 16. Experts around the world were convinced that she would be the ‘next big thing’ in tennis. 

But things took an unfortunate turn for Seles. On April 30, 1993, she was the victim of an on-court attack, when a man stabbed her in the back with a 9-inch (23 cm) long knife. She was in the middle a quarterfinal match with Magdalena Maleeva in Hamburg in which Seles was leading 6–4, 4–3 until Günter Parche, an obsessed fan of Steffi Graf, came out from the middle of the crowd, ran towards the edge of the court during a break between games and stabbed Seles.

She was not able to cope up with this traumatic incident causing her to lose two years at a time when she was on the top of her game.

She did make a return, but her post-accident run was no way near to the terrific run she had earlier. Even though she did manage to win the Australian Open in 1996, she never regained her best form again. She finally retired in February 2008. This unwanted incident surely was an upset in the history of professional tennis.

A player who could have probably become one of the greatest of the game was thrown off-the-tracks in her prime. 

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