Monica Seles, loud-grunting tennis ace, famous for being stabbed by a Steffi Graf fan during a match, is now engaged to Thomas Golisano, who, in turn, is among the leading candidates to purchase the Buffalo Bills from the Wilson family.
Monica Seles is a nine-time tennis Grand Slam champion who played professional tennis from 1989 to 2003. She was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2009.
In 1990, at age 16, she became the youngest French Open champion ever. In 1993, Seles was stabbed by an attacker on the court during a tournament in Hamburg, Germany and was out of tennis for two years as a result of the attack.
Golisano, 72, is a Rochester native and the founder of Paychex, the second largest payroll processor in the United States.
He sold the Buffalo Sabres in 2011. He unsuccesfully bid for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball in 2012 and ran for Governor of New York State in 1994, 1998 and 2002.
He was a major contributor to the Upstate University children’s hospital in Syracuse. The hospital crowns the top of University Hospital’s $150 million East Tower addition and is named for Golisano, who donated $6 million to build it.