On This Date 1/27/1996

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Monica Seles wins the Australian Open, beating Anke Huber of Germany in straight sets (6-4, 6-1). It is the first and only Grand Slam singles title that Seles would win after her stabbing in 1993. Seles had been the top-ranked player on the women’s tour before being attacked by a deranged fan of Steffi Graf at a tournament in Hamburg, Germany, and missed two full years, recovering mentally and physically.